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3 Hong Kong to launch first local and roaming WhatsApp-based packages in HK

Zafirah Salim | May 6, 2015
Customers can enjoy unlimited WhatsApp calls and messaging functionality in Hong Kong or while overseas.

3 Hong Kong - the mobile telecommunications division of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited (HTHKH) - announced today that it will be extending its partnership with messaging application developer WhatsApp Inc to launch Hong Kong's first local and roaming WhatsApp-based messaging and VoIP-calling packages.

These packages, namely the WhatsApp Premium Data Pack and WhatsApp Premium Roaming Pass, enable customers to make calls and send text messages to their family and friends in a hassle-free manner regardless of their location, be it in Hong Kong or overseas.

Starting tomorrow (May 7), 3 Hong Kong customers can subscribe to the basic WhatsApp Data Pack for unlimited local messaging and the ability to share photos and videos for only HK$8 a month. Alternatively, they can opt for the WhatsApp Premium Data Pack for unlimited access to WhatsApp functionality in Hong Kong.

The WhatsApp Premium Data Pack includes messaging and the ability to share photos and videos, along with access to recorded audio messages, plus the new WhatsApp Calling feature - all for HK $18 a month, but with no impact on data usage provided by an existing monthly plan.

3 Hong Kong customers can also subscribe to the WhatsApp Premium Roaming Pass for the promotional price of just HK $48 a day. 3 Hong Kong has extended coverage of its data roaming day plans to achieve a new total of 151 destinations, now including Macedonia and Montenegro in southeastern Europe, via 200 networks. Customers subscribing to the WhatsApp Premium Roaming Pass can now get hassle-free WhatsApp messaging plus the new WhatsApp Calling feature.

HTHKH Chief Operating Officer, Jennifer Tan, said, "WhatsApp data usage among our customers is rising because of popularity of the WhatsApp application and our already-established WhatsApp Data Pack. We believe the new WhatsApp Calling feature will further be of benefit to our customers, which is why we have seized this opportunity to launch the WhatsApp Premium Data Pack and WhatsApp Premium Roaming Pass - all to the benefit of our customers."

 

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