Far EasTone Telecom and Asia Pacific Telecom recently announced that the merger base date will be set at2023Year12moon15daythe stock exchange also officially announced that the listed securities of Asia Pacific Telecom (3682) will cease trading from December 5, 2012 and terminate listing on December 15, 2012. Far Asia also confirmed that it will officially take effect on December 15.
After the merger of Far Asia Telecom, what will happen to the rights and interests of the original Asia Pacific Telecom users? The following is the moderator’s personal opinion for your reference:The actual situation shall be subject to the official announcement of Asia Pacific Telecom and Far EasTone Telecommunications.:
1. Duration of existing telecommunications solutions:
In conjunction with the merger additional conditions attached by NCC and Fair Club, Asia Pacific Telecom’s existing user contracts can ensure the use of content and conditions until December 31, 2014.
2. Frequency bands used by New Far EasTone Telecom:
After the merger takes effect, New Far EasTone Telecom users will be able to enjoy the combined bandwidth. Among them, Far EasTone Telecommunications plans to re-farm the idle TDD 2600MHz (B38/B41) for 5G use. In the future, New Far EasTone 5G bandwidth will be further expanded to enjoy faster 5G network speed services.
3. Do I need to change my card?
Not used for the time being.
Since Far EasTone Telecommunications has announced that it will use MOCN technology in the initial stage of the merger, Asia Pacific Telecom users will still have priority in using the original Asia Pacific Telecom’s network and billing system in the initial stage, so there is no need to change cards for the time being.
However, since the telecom equipment of Far EasTone and Asia Pacific Telecom belong to different brands, the merger base does not need to be changed temporarily in the future. The follow-up plan will be planned in accordance with the Far EasTone Asia Pacific merger plan. After the formal merger, Far EasTone will proactively notify users based on their individual conditions. Users go to physical or online stores to transfer to Far EasTone, change SIM cards and enjoy the most complete services.
4. In-store service and card replacement service if the card is lost?
Since most of Asia Pacific Telecom’s direct-operated and franchised stores have been closed in November this year, Far EasTone Telecom stores can collect Asia Pacific Telecom bills as early as September. In addition, in more remote towns and villages, Far EasTone Telecom stores have set up Asia-Pacific Telecom service counters to specifically serve Asia-Pacific users.
If the card is lostwill it be replaced by Far EasTone Telecommunications SIM card?
Since Asia-Pacific Telecom users do not directly use Far EasTone Telecom’s core system in the first phase, Asia-Pacific Telecom users can only use the original Asia-Pacific Telecom SIM card. If they switch to Far EasTone Telecommunications SIM cards, they will not be able to use Asia-Pacific Telecom’s original tariff plan. The moderator predicts that Far EasTone Telecom stores will hold a small number of original Asia Pacific Telecom SIM cards for information inquiry and replacement of lost cards. If the store is out of cards, customer service will mail them directly to the user instead.
5. Reception and Internet speed?
Since Far Asia also adopts MOCN technology, Asia Pacific Telecom has the lowest number of base stations among telecommunications companies. Asia Pacific Telecom users often suffered from signal reception problems, so they could only use Asia Pacific Telecom’s phone number as a backup phone number.
According to Far EasTone Telecommunications’s plan, after the merger, Asia Pacific Telecom will first terminate Taiwan Mobile and Chunghwa Telecom’s use of 3G roaming in remote areas and use Far EasTone Telecommunications base stations instead. However, based on MOCN technology, Asia-Pacific Telecom users will give priority to the original Asia-Pacific Telecom base stations. If they cannot receive signals, they will automatically roam to the Asia-Pacific Telecom network. Many Asia-Pacific Telecom users are very worried that the initial signal reception improvement after the merger will be limited!
It is understood that Far EasTone Telecommunications plans to integrate with Asia Pacific Telecom base stations into 12,500 stations.,At present, many Far EasTone Telecommunications 700MHz base stations have been opened for co-site use with Asia Pacific Telecom.coupled with the fact that areas where Asia Pacific Telecom cannot receive signals will be roamed to Far EasTone Telecom, so Asia Pacific Telecom users can enjoy greater signal coverage. According to a press release issued by Far EasTone:「For the original Asia-Pacific users, after the integration is completed, the network coverage (receiving area) will be able to increase by the maximum
Special reminder, because Asia Pacific Telecom used MVNO Far EasTone cards when 5G was launched, if you are an early Asia Pacific Telecom 5G user, your signal reception and network speed will be the same as Far EasTone Telecommunications!
6. Call rates:
After the merger, it is expected that Asia Pacific Telecom’s calls to Far EasTone Telecom will become intra-network calls and will be priced according to intra-network tariff rates.
Regarding the preferential rights of Asia Pacific Telecom monthly rental and prepaid card users,Accounting services, post-merger customer service and store services must wait for the announcement from Asia Pacific Telecom before the merger next month. If the latest information is available, it will be updated immediately.