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31 Oct 2002
Wharf New T&T Adjusts China IDD007 and CALL FORWARD ROAMING Rate To $1.77 up
and Launches USA/Canada IDD007 Killer Price at $0.33

In light of the adjustment of termination rate in China with effect from 1 November 2002, Wharf New T&T will adjust the respective rates of China IDD007 and CALL FORWARD ROAMING services accordingly.

From 1 November 2002 until further notice, IDD007 rate to Mainland China during off-peak hours will be adjusted to $1.77 per minute, applicable to residential customers for fixed-line termination during Saturday and Sunday whole day and Monday to Friday from 9pm to 9am. IDD007 rates to Mainland China for residential customers during off-peak hours for mobile termination will be adjusted to $2.07 per minute, while peak hours will be adjusted to $1.97 and $2.27 per minute for fixed-line and mobile termination respectively. Peak hours rates are applicable from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 9pm.

Notifications of new IDD rates will be sent to existing business customers individually while new business customers can obtain the new IDD rates through Wharf New T&T's BUSINESS007 Hotline 2112-3928.

In addition, China CALL FORWARD ROAMING rate will also be adjusted to $1.97 per minute effective from 1 November 2002 until further notice. This is a 24-hour flat rate applicable to all customers receiving calls in Mainland China.

"Although it is unavoidable for us to make appropriate adjustment on relevant rates, for customers with irrevocable fixed price contracts, new rates will only be applied upon expiry of the contracts.

Wharf New T&T is committed to providing customers with cost-effective and high quality IDD services. Thus, an all-new IDD007 Killer Price for USA and Canada at $0.33 per minute flat rate will be launched at the same time. The Peak Hour rate will be slashed by over 60%!" according to Mr. Tony Cheung Tung-lan, Vice President of Consumer Market, Wharf New T&T.

The USA and Canada IDD007 Killer Price promotion will be launched from 1 November 2002 to 31 December 2002, applicable to all IDD007 residential customers making calls to USA and Canada with registered mobile phones or fixed lines at all times.

"In order to release customers from the time constraints and enjoy truly hassle-free service, we have decided to extend the special offers to peak hours by launching a flat rate. Customers are free to chat with friends and relatives overseas at any time without worrying about different time slots and different call plans." Mr. Cheung continues.

Wharf New T&T's IDD007 Killer Price is consumers' smart choice in saving money with simple and clear charge plans without complicated constraints. Both new and existing residential customers are automatically entitled to enjoy the USA and Canada IDD007 Killer Price at any time.

About Wharf New T&T

Wharf New T&T, licensed in 1995, is the fastest growing network operator after the opening of Hong Kong's fixed telecommunication market. Since its launch, the Company has continually sought to upgrade its services and deliver competitive products at competitive prices to Hong Kong businesses and consumers.

Wharf New T&T is a member of The Wharf Group of companies, one of the largest groups of companies in Hong Kong. The Group also owns i-CABLE Communications Limited, the No. 1 Television Station in Hong Kong for News, Movies and Sports, as well as a leading Internet access service provider.

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