Taiwan cell users set to change carriers

Oct 11, 2005

Millions of cell-phone users in Taiwan will have the opportunity to change providers under new rules that take effect Thursday.

The regulations will allow users to keep their current phone numbers if they jump to different companies, which Taiwan News said could trigger massive customer defections and a shakeup of the overall mobile market.

The News said a recent survey predicted that as many as 4 million of the island's 19 million mobile subscribers could change carriers in the near term.

Applications for service changes will be taken beginning Thursday, with the actual service changes taking place in about a week. The changeover time is expected to be reduced to a single day by the end of the year.

Copyright 2005 by United Press International

Explore further: Impoverished North Korea falls back on cyber weapons

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Smart lifestyle takes centre stage at Asia tech show

Jun 01, 2014

Asia's largest tech trade show will be a battleground for smart innovations when it kicks off in Taiwan Tuesday—from car systems which warn when you are driving badly to a toothbrush-style camera that films the user's teeth.

Recommended for you

Impoverished North Korea falls back on cyber weapons

5 minutes ago

As one of the world's most impoverished powers, North Korea would struggle to match America's military or economic might, but appears to have settled on a relatively cheap method to torment its foe.

Five ways to make your email safer in case of a hack attack

25 minutes ago

The Sony hack, the latest in a wave of company security breaches, exposed months of employee emails. Other hacks have given attackers access to sensitive information about a company and its customers, such as credit-card ...

2012 movie massacre hung over 'Interview' decision

1 hour ago

When a group claiming credit for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment threated violence against theaters showing "The Interview" earlier this week, the fate of the movie's big-screen life was all but ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.