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WeChat, China Unicom Joined Hands To Launch Custom SIM Card
Tencent and China Unicom’s 3G Wo joined hands to release a WeChat Wo branded SIM card in Guangdong province. A webpage was launched on 51buy.com, the e-commerce unit of Tencent, to promote the new service.
In addition to regular functions, the users of WeChat Wo phone card can enjoy more WeChat functions and higher discounts on data plan (source in Chinese).
Targeted at University students, the monthly plan for WeChat Wo phone card is for 36 yuan, disclosed an Internet expert Wang Bin on his Sina Weibo, adding that the card also supports TenPay, Tencent’s payments service, and the data consumed for Tencent services such as, WeChat, online videos and games, are for free.
Li Han, an employee of China Unicom Guangdong, dismissed the basic fee predicted by Wang. “WeChat Wo will offer more value to subscribers who use WeChat via China Unicom network”, he says.
It is worth noting that 51buy.com is collecting public opinions on the most desirable WeChat functions to prepare for the release of future products. The options include WeChat payments, WeChat friends number and free data plans, which sounds like Tencent’s QQ membership offerings. The details of this cooperation will be released in August, according to a representative of Tencent.
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