15 June 2015

Roaming made easy for Singapore with slimduet and StarHub

Having joined the slimduet alliance, a group of companies which support the soft SIM over-the-air download platform initiated by Taisys Technologies Company, Singapore's second-largest info-communications company StarHub will start offering its mobile pre-paid services via slimduet to Singapore visitors from 15 June 2015.

Singapore joins slimduet after Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, the UK, US, Taiwan and Thailand and could benefit as many as 1.2 million visitors a month. 

StarHub's Assistant Vice President of Mobile Pre-paid Business, Tian Ung Ping said, "Wherever they are in the world, slimduet users can pre-order a virtual StarHub prepaid package on their phone and easily activate the service upon arrival to get connected on StarHub's advanced nationwide mobile network. This new, unmatched convenience will enhance the overall visitor experience for travellers, who in this digital age require connectivity on their phones for both work and play."

Taisys' Chairman Jason Ho says, "Our partnership with StarHub in Singapore is another significant milestone for soft SIM service deployment in the mobile society. The distribution of slimduet soft SIM strictly complies with government regulations applicable where we provide service. We welcome operators from all regions to join slimduet to offer telecommunications service without boundaries!"

To get started, users have to buy a slimduet SIM sticker at www.slimduet.net/en/#shop, attach the sticker to an existing SIM and purchase prepaid packages offered by the mobile operators through the slimduet app. The slimduet SIM can be reused for future travel in countries with slimduet coverage.

For Singapore, the US$14 prepaid package powered by StarHub will come with S$18 credit for local talktime, SMS and data, free 100GB local data for five days and free IDD018 calls to 19 destinations. Activating the service can be done at StarHub authorised dealers in Changi Airport. Users can dial *123# thereafter to manage their prepaid account and buy additional voice and data plans.