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Singtel extends “Roam Like Home” data roaming plans to Australia

Roamers to enjoy seamless access and peace of mind with affordable rates from Singtel’s DataRoam Saver Australia (Monthly) 1 GB plan

Singapore, 4 May, 2015 – Singtel today announced the launch of its “Roam Like Home” DataRoam Saver Australia (Monthly) 1 GB plan. The plan is offered at a promotional price of $10 for the first 1 GB of bundled data, with subsequent usage being charged at $0.10 per MB.

Conceived with value-savvy customers in mind, the DataRoam Saver Australia (Monthly) 1 GB plan is the most affordable plan of its kind.  It follows from the successful DataRoam Saver Malaysia (Monthly) 1 GB plan, launched last October.  Customers are assured of the best value for their money under either plan, with a low starting price of $10, as well as the most competitive incremental charges should they exceed their 1 GB data allowance.

The new plan offers extensive and reliable network coverage in Australia through its wholly owned subsidiary, Optus. Singtel customers roaming on Optus’ network will be connected to its 4G Plus mobile network and enjoy faster uploads and downloads for a better data experience while on the go.

“Australia is a popular travel destination among Singaporeans and with our new plan, Singtel customers will be served by a high quality network and enjoy seamless connectivity.  They will not have to rely on WiFi hotspots or go through the hassle of registering for a local SIM to be connected again,” said Mr Johan Buse, Singtel’s VP for Consumer Marketing.

“DataRoam Saver Australia (Monthly) 1 GB allows customers to indulge in activities such as sharing vacation photos on social media, mapping travel directions and video chatting with friends and family back home. Business travellers can also stay in touch with the office and clients while on the move.”

In addition to its affordable rates, DataRoam Saver Australia (Monthly) 1 GB plan also features Network Lock[1] and data roaming usage alerts - complementary services that give customers useful information about their data usage, and prevent data roaming bill shock.

Customers can subscribe to Singtel’s “Roam Like Home” DataRoam Saver Australia (Monthly) 1 GB and DataRoam Saver Malaysia (Monthly) 1 GB plans via the My Singtel App or by dialling *100# while in Australia or Malaysia[2]. For more details, please visit www.singtel.com/dataroamaust

 DataRoam Saver Australia (Monthly) 1GB Plan
Monthly Subscription

$10 until 31 July 2015 (U.P. $19.90)

Contract Term

1 month

Bundled Data

1GB

Excess Data Charges

$0.10/MB on Optus Network

Network Coverage

Australia - Optus

   

 

 DataRoam Saver Malaysia (Monthly) 1GB Plan
Monthly Subscription

$10

Contract Term

1 month

Bundled Data

1GB

Excess Data Charges

$0.10/MB on Maxis Network

Network Coverage

Malaysia - Maxis

   

 


[1] Network Lock protects DataRoam Saver plan subscribers from unintended pay-per-use data charges on non-preferred networks

[2] Customers can subscribe to the plan via the following channels:

-        My Singtel app

-        Dialling *100# in Australia or Malaysia

-        Dialling *7626 in Singapore or SMS *7626 to 3333 while overseas. Roaming SMS charges will apply.

-        Singtel Retail Shops or Singtel Exclusive Retailers www.singtel.com/myaccount

-        Singtel’s 1688 hotline (An activation fee of $10 applies)