9 July 2016

Singtel offers free content, data to celebrate Singapore's 51st birthday

In celebration of Singapore’s 51st birthday, which falls on August 9, Singtel will offer customers free mobile data and free viewing on Singtel TV and Singtel TV GO.

Postpaid mobile customers will enjoy free data usage on 9 August from 12.01am to 11.59pm. They can connect with family and friends on social media and also enjoy music and video streaming.

Singtel TV customers will get to watch exciting content on over 140 channels on Singtel TV for free from 5 to 9 August. This includes popular channels such as the Disney Channel, National Geographic Channel HD, FOX Movie Premium HD, KBS World HD, Astro Ria and Sun TV. Previews will be available from 6am, 5 August 2016, to 11.59pm, 9 August 2016.

During the same period, everyone in Singapore will be able to enjoy family entertainment, action-packed thrillers and other hit programmes via the Singtel TV GO app. Users need not have a Singtel subscription to access the content. All they need is to download the Singtel TV GO app for free on their smart devices via the App Store or Google Play.

Yuen Kuan Moon, Singtel’s CEO Consumer Singapore, said: “As a proud home-grown company, Singtel is delighted to celebrate Singapore’s birthday with everyone. National Day is also a celebration of family and community. We thank our customers for their continued support and hope our mobile and TV services will help to bring them closer to their friends and loved ones.”

The announcement follows the launch of Cast, Singapore’s first over the top (OTT) video portal app. Cast will offer content from partners, delivered on Singtel’s 4G network.

Singtel Mobile postpaid customers can choose from four content packs of different genres at launch, each priced at S$4.90/month. Customers can opt for a 1GB data add-on for S$3 more per month.

Goh Seow Eng, Managing Director of Home at Consumer Singapore, Singtel, said, “Our customers are huge fans of entertainment on-the-go and we know that they want greater flexibility with what they watch and also when and how they watch it. With Cast, there is entertainment for everyone and the flexibility and freedom to enjoy it anywhere, anytime. Customers can have the latest Korean dramas, Chinese soap operas, Taiwanese variety shows and kids’ edutainment at their fingertips and at a great price. Mundane daily commutes will soon be a thing of the past.

“We are forging ahead in the over the top (OTT) space through more strategic partnerships with strong content providers such as Viu and Nickelodeon. We look forward to partnering more top content providers to offer an ever-growing selection on Cast that will give our customers greater choice and the best entertainment experience.”

Cast subscribers will enjoy:

 Instant access to Full HD episodes or downloads to watch offline with the ‘Watch Now’ and ‘Download’ functions*

 Uninterrupted streaming on Singtel’s 4G network or any WiFi connection

 Paying for their subscriptions through their monthly Singtel bill


At launch, Cast will offer four content packs – Viu Premium, Kids, Asian Hits and Hallyu:

Viu Premium – Offers the widest range of the latest Korean drama and variety shows as well as the latest Japanese dramas.

The Kids Pack features content from the Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels along with popular programmes.

Source: Singtel. Phones showing the Cast app at work.
Source: Singtel website. Phones showing the Cast
app at work.
The Asian Hits Pack features up to 1,000 hours of hit movies, entertainment and drama series from Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and mainland China in their original languages.

The Hallyu Pack offers the best of Korean entertainment from top Korean broadcasters on popular channels and all-time variety show favourites.

Subscriptions start from S$4.90/month per pack with a 12-month contract or S$6.90/month per pack with no contract. Each pack can be bundled with 1GB of data for an additional S$3/month.

Customers can enjoy extra value when they stack individual packs bundled with 1GB of data. This means a customer with the Asian, Kids and Viu Premium packs bundled with data, will get to enjoy 3GB data every month for a low fee.