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Telenor Mobil today turned on Norway to 3G. The cellco claims launch-day coverage for its UMTS network in "70 cities and densely populated areas", reaching half of Norway's population. It aims to delive full coverage to all areas with more than 200 people by 2007.

Telenor is supporting the launch with some limited time price promos - video calls are free of charge and prices for internet access and video is capped at NOK 5 ($0.82) a day.

From next year, prices will be NOK 20 ($3.27) per MB, capped at a maximum limit of NOK 30 ($4.90) per day. Contract customers must pay NOK 2.24 ($0.37) per minute for video call, while pre-paids must shellout NOK 3.74 ($0.61), on top of a connection fee of NOK.0.99 ($0.16). ®

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