Low-cost 4G packages continue to "disappear", analysts say it has nothing to do with 5G

News on October 18 According to a report from Chinanews.com, there has been news recently that operators have removed low-cost 4G packages. The mobile phone business hall apps of China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom found that compared with In the past, there were significantly fewer types of 4G packages, and only Internet packages such as “Tencent King Card” for monthly rents of less than RMB 50 were RMB 39 per month.

According to reports, there are currently two main types of 4G packages sold by operators on the App, one is a monthly rent of 59 yuan and the other is a monthly rent of 79 yuan. The 49 yuan package and 38 yuan package that were widely used by consumers have disappeared. On the official website of the operator, although some low-cost 4G packages are on sale. But it is basically “out of stock” status.

In other words, if new users choose to access the network online, if they do not choose an Internet package such as “Tencent King Card”, the minimum fee is 59 yuan per month. If you choose the 5G package, the cheapest one now costs 128 yuan (USD $18) per month without discount.

In this regard, independent telecom analyst Fu Liang said that for some packages, operators do not actually sell them online, users can go to offline business halls for consultation; in addition, this is also the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the operator group repeatedly requested to reduce the types of packages on sale the result of. There are indeed fewer types of 4G packages, especially ultra-low-price discount packages, but this has nothing to do with 5G.

IT Home has learned that the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has repeatedly stated that it requires operators to streamline the number of packages. Because the number of tariff packages launched by some telecommunications companies is too large, the calculations are relatively complicated, especially in the process of tariff promotion, exaggerating the tariff preference and obscuring the tariff structure and usage conditions, which is not conducive to the clear consumption of users.