E-Com subscribers of EVN Telecom have been able to send SMS messages to VinaPhone subscribers from their wireless landlines since October 10.
EVN Telecom offers various communication types including Internet, mobile phone (E-Mobile), fixed telephone (E-Phone), and wireless landline telephone (E-com) services.
Similar to mobile phones, E-Com telephones have numerous features that the fixed telephone has lacked like SMS messaging capabilities, a phone book, various ring tones, a missed call log, and so on.
Already, a second top name in mobile phone service, MobiFone, is conducting a trial run of the SMS service between their mobile phones and E-Com telephones.
“Due to the many complications in connecting the fixed and mobile phone networks, MobiFone can only provide SMS services between E-Com users and our subscribers in big cities like Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang. MobiFone hopes to offer the service nationwide as soon as possible” said a representative of MobiFone.
VinaPhone and MobiFone subscribers pay VND364 for sending an SMS message to E-Com and E-Phone users.
In contrast, the price per message for sending from E-Com subscribers to a mobile phone is just VND300, while E-Phone users pay VND364. These rates do not include value-added tax.