Hi3G opens stores in Austria, Sweden

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Hutchison's 3G European roll-out is gathering pace with '3' store openings in Austria and Sweden.

In Austria, the mobile network operator is offering the full-on video-calling 3G experience in Greater Vienna, Linz, St. Pölten, Eisenstadt and Graz. More regions come on-stream later this year. Subscribers have national 2G coverage through a roaming agreement with mobilkom Austria.

In Sweden, Hi3G's subscriber push kicked off this week by taking pre-orders at its own stores in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmo, as well as through other retail outlets. The company is offering handset discounts and sundry payment packages, backed by, we infer if the UK is anything to go by, saturation advertising. ®

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