Diversifications seems to be the buzz word down at the Xiaomi office these days, with the Chinese smartphone giant looking into almost any potential revenue stream to stave off woes over a slowing smartphone market.

Their latest venture? Becoming a mobile operator. 

Right off the back of the Mi 4c launch, the company has released $10 USD per month mobile contracts. The will offer a prepaid model charging 0.10 yuan ($0.02 USD) per minute voice with one megabyte of data or a 59 yuan ($10.0 USD) package which features three gigabytes of data. The service will be available from September 23.

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Cate Cadell

Cate is a tech writer. She worked as a journalist in Australia, Mongolia and Myanmar. You can reach her (in Chinese or English) at: @catecadell or catecadell@technode.com