China Mobile to lower 3G fees

China Mobile plans to lower tariff for 3G services it is offering on a commercial trial basis in 10 cities in an effort to attract more users to the homegrown 3G standard, a Dow Jones report said.

The voice tariff per minute for 3G customers will be 45%-73% cheaper than the existing 2G service plan, according to the company's web site.

China Mobile Communications, the parent firm of China Mobile, is running commercial trial networks of China's homegrown 3G wireless standard,TD-SCDMA, in 10 cities, including Beijing, the Dow Jones report said.