3 Hong Kong, the mobile division of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited (HTHKH), has introduced new monthly plans and roaming passes, enabling customers to use mobile services in Macau and six European countries.
HTHKH chief operating officer Jennifer Tan said the monthly 3Like Home plans and two types of roaming pass are tailored to the needs of frequent leisure and business travelers traversing Macau and Europe.
The monthly “3LikeHome” plans, which start at HK$168/month ($21.66) (HK and Macau) and HK$508 (HK, Macau and six European countries), will offer equal local and roaming data usage entitlements, plus a quota of voice minutes to be shared between local use and when roaming.
Devices will be automatically connected to 3 Group networks when in Austria, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Sweden and the UK, as well as Macau.
The new plans will allow customers to make calls to numbers in the locality where they are present, and Hong Kong, or receive calls from any region without incurring additional charges. The roaming data element of usage allows customers making frequent business trips to access the internet in Macau and the six designated European countries as if they were in Hong Kong, the operator said.
To meet demand at this busy travel time of the year, 3 Hong Kong has also launched one-off roaming plans including a 3-day ‘3 Macau Roaming Pass’ and a 10-day ‘3 Europe Roaming Pass’, which will provide free-to-use voice and data entitlements in Macau and six European countries for families and frequent leisure travelers.
In addition, 3 HK is offering 90-minutes free daily WiFi service to all mobile users in the city, as the number of its hotspots exceeding 20,000 across the city.
Until the end of September, any mobile user in Hong Kong can access WiFi service for three sessions to a total of 90 minutes a day using a smartphone, tablet or laptop at more than 20,000 WiFi hotspots run by 3HK.
Tan said 3 HK will build 3,000 more WiFi hotspots in the second half of this year, bringing the total number to more than 23,000.