NetCom reducing SMS price by 21 percent for prepaid customers

NetCom reducing SMS price by 21 percent for prepaid customers

From 1 March, TeliaSonera's subsidiary, NetCom, is reducing its SMS
prices from NOK 1 to NOK 0.79 per text message.

"Competition on the Norwegian mobile market is getting a lot harder.
NetCom's customers should always know they will get more for their money
with us than with our competitors. NetCom gives its support to the
competition which benefits the customers," says Barbara Thoralfsson,
President of NetCom.

The price reduction totals NOK 80 million annually based on the number
of SMS texts currently being sent. This latest move means that, based on
a full year, NetCom has reduced prices for its customers with over NOK
0.4 billion since 1 June 2003.

"Over 45 percent of the mobile customers in Norway use prepaid cards and
text messaging is highly important to this group. With this price
reduction, we're making our offer even more attractive among customers
who prefer prepaid cards," concludes Barbara Thoralfsson.

For further information journalists can contact:
Guri Wormdahl, Communications Director, NetCom, tel +47 934 34 200

Bjørnar Storeheier, Press Officer, NetCom, tel +47 932 06 789

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are forward-looking statements. By their nature, forward-looking
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factors, many of which are outside the control of TeliaSonera.


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