Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel) launched its new mobile data add-on, DataX3, at its exclusive iPhone 7 launch event yesterday.
With DataX3 customers will enjoy triple the mobile data allowance on their plans, for just S$9.90 a month. Available to Singtel Combo Plan (Combo 2 and above) customers, DataX3 follows the launch of the DataX2 that was first introduced earlier this year.
DataX2 has been extremely well-received and is very popular with our customers, leading us to create an even more attractive offer of DataX3. Now, customers can choose to get more value for their money by simply adding on DataX2 or DataX3, depending on their data consumption needs.
said Mr Yuen Kuan Moon, Chief Executive Officer, Consumer Singapore, Singtel.
DataX3 is available on Singtel’s various Combo plans. Combo 2 plan provides 6GB of data for SG$52.80 per month; while 9GB of data for SG$72.80 per month is offered for Combo 3 plan. Whereas, Combo 4 plan provides 12GB for SG$92.80, Combo 5 plan provides 18GB for SG$112.80 and Combo 6 plan, offers customers 36GB for SG$249.80.
DataX3 offers significant cost savings to customers. For example, a customer using Combo 4 plan can top-up S$9.90 per month to get 12GB of mobile data. It is available to new and re-contracting customers on eligible Combo Plans with a minimum subscription period of 24 months.
Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi)
Singtel also unveiled the feature of Wi-Fi Calling (also known as Voice over WiFi) for its mobile postpaid customers. The service lets customers make HD quality voice calls and send SMS via any local WiFi connection without using an app.
The calls will switch seamlessly to the Singtel 4G network when users move out of WiFi hotspot coverage. The service doesn’t require customers to pay any additional amount.
WiFi Calling is a network innovation which offers added convenience and an enhanced mobile experience to customers. This service extends our extensive mobile network to cover a wider footprint and complements our ongoing efforts in delivering the fastest and widest 4G service in Singapore.
said Yuen in an official statement.
WiFi Calling will be available on select iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and Sony Xperia models. The company assures that other devices will be supported soon in the coming weeks. Customers are supposed to switch on the VoLTE, and WiFi Calling settings on their device. Also, to avail the feature, they must ensure their smartphones have latest firmware or iOS installed. Calls and SMS messages made over WiFi will utilise the talk time and SMS bundles of customers’ mobile plans.