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SingTel Offers Direct Carrier Billing For Google Play Purchases

Last Thursday on the 15th August 2013, SingTel started offering direct carrier billing for Google Play purchases. They are the first in Southeast Asia to offer that.

This simple and convenient payment option will be available to all SingTel mobile postpaid customers and will also be progressively rolled out to Optus and SingTel’s regional associates.

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SingTel Direct Carrier Billing For Google Play Purchases

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Hossan Leong Took Over SingTel’s Twitter Page Yesterday!

Hossan Leong took over SingTel’s Twitter page yesterday as part of a campaign to promote SingTel’s 4G mobile service. The hashtag #Need4GSpeed is used and if you tweet with that hashtag, Hossan and his team of actors will respond to selected tweets on-the-spot with entertaining short skits depicting the mentioned scenarios.

I tweeted “#Need4GSpeed to show off my speedtest results!” and this is the video I got back!

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SingTel Experience Centre

SingTel Experience Centre is a technology showcase using “Minority Report” style-like body gestures to manipulate and interact with multimedia images (3 cities for now: Paris, Shanghai & Rio de Janeiro) on a giant 14m, 180° circular screen.

The center is open for the public and is located inside SingTel Shop at ComCentre (31 Exeter Road Singapore 239732), the opening hours are from Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 9 pm and on Sunday or Public Holiday, it is open from 11 am to 8 pm.

SingTel Experience Centre
SingTel Experience Centre

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Samsung Galaxy Note II LTE Now Available In Singapore

The Samsung Galaxy Note II was announced about 2 months ago at IFA 2012. Now it is finally available in Singapore.

The Samsung Galaxy Note II LTE is now available in Singapore (as of Saturday, 20th October 2012) for a recommended retail price (RRP) of S$998 without contract. The price stated is inclusive of 7% GST.

Samsung Galaxy Note II - Marble White
Samsung Galaxy Note II – Marble White

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Loop & Meet App

Loop & Meet (SingTel link) is an App by SingTel that allows you to manage RSVP to your events. It is different from Facebook Event because each of your guest will receive an SMS for your event and they can RSVP to the event by replying to the SMS with a #yes, #no or #maybe. Not everyone check Facebook often, but most do at least reply to SMSes.

It is free on the Apple App Store as well as Google Play.

Creating EventChoosing Your Guests
Creating Event & Choosing Your Guests

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TGIS Season 2

After 15 episodes of TGIS Season 1, Joanne-Marie Sim is back for TGIS Season 2.

In case you are wondering, TGIS stands for Thank Goodness It’s SingTel. TGIS features things Singaporeans are passionate about and helps viewers make sense of the world of gadgets, social media and technology. All episodes of TGIS are shown on SingTel’s YouTube Page.

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SingTel & Samsung Pledge Support For Team Singapore For London 2012 Olympics

Both SingTel and Samsung has pledge supports for Team Singapore for the London 2012 Olympics. Samsung will sponsor 60 Samsung Galaxy SIII (White) while SingTel will provide complimentary airtime and data subscriptions to allow them to keep in touch with their family back in Singapore.

For those who wants more details, the press releases from the 2 company are pasted below.

Team Singapore Olympians and Paralympians and Samsung Group Shot
Team Singapore Olympians and Paralympians and Samsung Group Shot

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SingTel New Flexi/iFlexi Plans For 3G & 4G Customers

In short, this will affect new and re-contracting customers from 1st July 2012. SingTel decreases data bundle from 12GB to 2GB (2GB is for Flexi Lite, which most of us are on) and increases SMS quota from 550 to 800! Looks like we need to SMS more instead of Whatsapp.

I am pretty disappointed with this announcement actually. Instead of fixing the problem, they chose to cap everybody. Instead of fixing the overloaded base station, they chose to spend S$12 million to buy hungrygowhere.

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