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Mobile Phone Use To Resume in April

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The ban on cell phones in Pyongyang will soon be lifted:

The Tokyo Shimbun reported on Feb. 18 that North Korea plans to lift its ban on the use of mobile phones in April starting from Pyongyang, quoting a source in Beijing.
Some four years have passed since the communist regime prohibited mobile phone services after an explosion in the city of Ryongchon adjacent to the border of China in April 2004. (via DongA Ilbo)

DongA Ilbo notes cell-phone use will be expanded beyond Pyongyang, but the article gave no details regarding timing. The Egyptian telecom company Orascom is slated to become the North’s official service provider.


Written by nkmonitor

February 19, 2008 at 1:34 am

Posted in Inside North Korea

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