Telco Offers Free One-Year Mobile Service Including Unlimited Data

Telco Offers Free One-Year Mobile Service Including Unlimited Data

TPG Telecom, one of Australia’s major telco players has decided to make a big push to gain customers in Singapore for 2019.

In a press release last Friday (Dec 21), TPG announced that it plans to offer unlimited data and mobile-to-mobile calls for a year to the first 20,000 Singaporeans who register their interest with the telco.

TPG’s announcement comes just days before the deadline set by Singapore’s regulatory body, Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), to reach 95 per cent outdoor mobile service coverage by year end, Straits Times reports.

Successful Singapore residents will be able to enjoy for free the SIM-only plan which comes with unlimited data and unlimited mobile-to-mobile calls as well as 20 local SMSes to local fixed line and 20 minutes outgoing calls to local fixed line each month.

The telco is not setting any lock-in period so users are free to cancel the service any time and TPG states that it will notify users two months before the free trial period lapses.

While touting 4G speeds. data will be capped at 2GB daily and once that limit is reached, users will have to make do with 1Mbps for the remainder of the day.

Another limitation using the plan is that mobile voice calls are only possible with LTE (VoLTE) compatible handsets. Devices on the market now that are compatible with TPG’s mobile network include Huawei’s Nova 3i, P20 and Mate 20 as well as Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9+.

“Through this service trial, we hope to seek public feedback as we optimise our network and service offerings through our unique Community Forum.

“The trial plan announced is tailored to encourage active usage of our network and we hope to eventually extend the incredible benefits and value when we launch full commercial services,” said executive chairman David Teoh in the press release.

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