China’s biggest mobile phone carrier plans to offer free 4G data packages and Wi-Fi time for the first batch of 4G users in Shanghai, Shanghai Daily reports.
China Mobile’s “Buy one get one free” campaign offers users 600MB to 5GB worth of data for 50 to 180 yuan.
The telco’s move was in response to complaints from analysts and industry insiders that its 4G data package was not able to meet user demand. For example, it takes only several minutes to use up a 50 yuan (US$8.1) data package.
The company also plans on offering free Wi-Fi time for users who apply for 4G services by the end of January.
The much-anticipated partnership between China Mobile and Apple is still in the works, although it was revealed yesterday that weak iPhone 5C sales across the country may have triggered some renegotiations within the deal.