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Malaysia's U Mobile announces Myanmar voice roaming

AvantiKumar | June 25, 2013
The company is widening its scope to include the international business traveller segment, said U Mobile's CEO.

Jaffa Sany Ariffin - U Mobile CEO modified 

Photo - Jaffa Sany Ariffin, Chief Executive Officer of U Mobile Sdn Bhd.


As the result of an agreement with Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications' Network (MPT), Malaysian 3G mobile operator U Mobile is offering voice roaming services for its postpaid subscribers when travelling in Myanmar.

U Mobile chief executive officer Jaffa Sany Ariffin said the service is effective from 21 June 2013 and costs RM4.00 [US$1.24] per minute when calling back to Malaysia and RM1.25 [US$0.39] per minute when making local calls during their stay in Myanmar.

"Recent numbers reported by the governmental statistics body, the Central Statistical Organisation, showed that more than 30,000 Malaysian travellers visited Myanmar in 2012," he said.

"Malaysians are travelling more and more each year and mobile subscribers are using their phones abroad as frequently as they do in their own home country," said Jaffa. "With the new offering by U Mobile, which offers the lowest voice roaming rates, it will certainly benefit the Malaysian travellers who visit Myanmar."

"U Mobile intends to tap the international business travellers' segment as we know instant connectivity while travelling is a necessity nowadays, which is why we want to make sure they continue to stay connected while travelling with their friends and family by offering our customers the most affordable and excellent roaming service while they are on the move," he said, adding that the company now has more than 300 international roaming arrangements in 185 countries.


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