On the 20th December 2011, SingTel launches the first LTE service in Singapore and it is available to both consumer and business users. The new LTE service will initially be available for USB dongle modems only. It will be enhanced to support LTE-enabled smartphones and tablets when they become more readily available in the market.
The new LTE Broadband on Mobile (BBOM) plan is called Mobile Prestige 75.
The e-book service is known as skoob. It offer the works of Singapore writers, study guides and educational books for local primary and secondary school students.
At launch there are about 39,000 local and international bestsellers for smartphones, tablets and PCs. Payment is in Singapore Dollars (S$) and made via Singapore Credit Cards or if you are a SingTel customer, you can charged it to your monthly SingTel bill.
SingTel is looking for Singapore’s next social media star to host their new weekly YouTube (youtube.com/SingTel) programme that will be launching in December 2011.
This contest is opened to all Singaporeans and Permanent Residents from 15th October 2011 to 8th November 2011. The winner of this contest will walk away with S$10,000 in cash prizes and a 1 year contract with SingTel to host the YouTube program.
Thanks to SingTel and HTC for organising the Most Checked-in Party at Zouk . It was awesome! I was slightly late for the party due to work commitments but better late than never arrive at all!
First thing upon reaching Zouk is for you to register for the party. There are a few computers outside for you to login to your Facebook account, upon logging in, you need to like SingTel’s Facebook Page and then allow SingTel & HTC Event Facebook Application to access your Facebook details. This is to allow the RFID tagging to work.
Thanks to SingTel for the invite to the SingTel AMPed Lady Gaga “Born This Way” Showcase at Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Center which happened on Thursday, 7th July 2011. Lady Gaga was here to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of SingTel AMPed. She was here 2 years ago to launch SingTel AMPed.
Interesting service by SingTel. These days almost everyone is using an iPhone, Android or Blackberry and all the phones are connected to data services. Not forgetting those 3G USB dongles are connected to the same data network as well. If you paid only for mobile broadband, you are also sharing the same bandwidth with those who paid for mobile plans that comes with data services. But with Priority Pass, mobile broadband users get higher priority (in terms of speed & bandwidth) than mobile plan data services users.
Also, we can expect commercial LTE services from SingTel by the end of the year.
I can’t seem to find the data rates for unlimited usage on the SingTel 3G $15 hi!Card. It just says it has S$18 value instead of just S$15. It also states “Pay Per Use Data at discounted rate (50% off): 0.27¢ per kb (charged in blocks of 5kb)” which means it is expensive if you are going towards data usage.
That is not really true. SingTel has a 1GB plan which cost S$7 for a period of 7 days for prepaid card users. I think that is more than enough. I hardly use more than 1GB per month on my iPhone 4. You can find most of the optional Value Added Services (VAS) for prepaid plans here.