Mobile carriers offer promotions of 50% By Chi Thinh HCMC – Major Vietnamese mobile carriers, including Viettel, VinaPhone and MobiFone, are offering an extra 50% of the value of prepaid cards used for their services in their latest promotion. Subscribers of the three carriers who receive a promotional message can avail of the offer on August 31. The Ministry of Information and Communications had earlier issued a regulation, effective from early March, capping the discount on prepaid subscriptions at 20%. The promotional program will be applicable to top-up cards with different values, allowing subscribers to recharge their mobile phone accounts unlimited times. If users top up their accounts with VND500,000, for instance, they will receive an additional value of VND250,000. According to the text messages sent to customers, the bonus can be used for internal and external mobile services. VinaPhone confirmed that the promotional value can be used to make phone calls and send text messages on internal and external mobile networks. But the additional value must be used up by September 15. Mobile carriers are permitted to offer promotions not exceeding 50% of the card’s value to postpaid subscribers and promotions not exceeding 20% of the card’s value to prepaid subscribers, in line with Article 3 of Circular 47/2017/TT-BTTTT on the discount limit, effective from March 1.