New PC-to-Mobile Messaging Service unveiled
HK$0.5 to Mainland China
Personal customers of the go-ahead Hong Kong communications company New World Telecom (NWT) can now use Short Messaging Services (SMS) to send a message direct from their computers to mobile phones around the world. It’s easier, quicker and cheaper than sending a mobile-to-mobile text message.
To take advantage of this new service, customers simply need to register on NWT’s website (vitaminbb.com) and go to the user-friendly page at ----------. Then they can send a short message to a personal mobile number in Hong Kong or around the world. Whether it’s in Mainland China, Asia, Europe, USA or Canada, this is a simple and convenient way to communicate with friends and family, at an incredibly low price. To Mainland China for example, SMS costs just HK$0.5 per message. Payment is easily made by credit card, using the e-Wallet system with HK$30, $50 or $100 amounts.
This development follows the successful unveiling in March of NWT’s ‘Vitamin’ broadband – a high-speed, always-on, unlimited-usage internet connection. But the service is not restricted to Vitamin users – it is available to any personal customers who are internet-connected.
"We are very pleased to launch this new messaging service, fulfilling our commitment to bring innovative value-added services to our customers" said Thomas Leung, the company’s Marketing Director. "We’re upbeat about the future potential of SMS, which promises strong growth in the next few years. One of the key indicators is the high take-up rate of broadband services in Hong Kong, which has already reached one million. And the success of sina.com, which focuses on SMS in Mainland China, is also encouraging".
New features such as an address book, auto-signature, and sending record checker will soon be added to the service. The next development - SMS for business customers - is well under way, and due to be launched in the next few months. This will offer a wide range of extra features for the business community.
Together with the benefits introduced by ‘Vitamin’ broadband, the new SMS service from NWT marks a new and exciting advance in the way we communicate.
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