MPT will cut off supply to retailers who sell its SIM cards at inflated prices, deputy minister for communication and information technology U Win Than said.
The minister was replying to the question of Daw Mi Myint Than, representative of Yay constituency at the lower house, over how the ministry would handle the retail shops selling SIMs with prices up to K15,000 to K20,000 or in a package with top-up cards or handsets.
“It is true that retail shops in some townships are selling MPT SIMs at a higher price. We have warned distributors and direct sale personnel to restrain from raising the prices or selling exclusively with top-up cards for personal gain.
“We will penalise the shops found to be raising the price by as far as banning them from selling our SIMs,” he said.
“Some stores are selling MPT SIMs for as much as K25,000. The ministry should monitor this practice,” Ko Aung Aung, manager of a mobile phone store in Pansodan township told Myanmar Business Today.