4 May 2015

Singtel introduces affordable roaming for Australia

Source: Singtel.

Singtel is launching a second Roam Like Home DataRoam Saver plan, this time for Australia. The DataRoam Saver Australia (Monthly) 1 GB plan currently has a promotional price of S$10 for the first 1 GB of bundled data, with subsequent usage at S$0.10 per MB.

According to Singtel, 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. The new plan offers network coverage in Australia through 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 Wi-Fi hotspots or go through the hassle of registering for a local SIM to be connected again,” said Johan Buse, Singtel’s VP for Consumer Marketing. “Business travellers can also stay in touch with the office and clients while on the move.”

The DataRoam Saver Australia (Monthly) 1 GB plan also features Network Lock* 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**.

*Network Lock protects DataRoam Saver plan subscribers from unintended pay-per-use data charges on non-preferred networks
**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 
Singtel’s 1688 hotline (An activation fee of S$10 applies)
Online at www.singtel.com/myaccount