Singtel launches Newsstand service, offering leading publications on data-waived usage
By Digital News Asia July 28, 2016
- Digital subscriptions to international and local newspapers and magazines
- The Straits Times, WSJ, TIME and Fortune at launch, more to come
SINGAPORE Telecommunications Ltd (Singtel) has launched the Singtel Newsstand service that offers digital subscriptions to a wide range of international and local newspapers and magazines, with discounts of up to 20% off regular rates.
Singtel postpaid mobile users will be able to enjoy access to the world’s best news, business and lifestyle coverage and analysis, as well as podcasts and videos, without drawing down their local mobile data allowance, the company said in a statement.
“Increasingly, our customers are turning to their mobile devices for their daily dose of news and current affairs,” said Singtel mobile marketing vice president Diana Chen.
“With Singtel Newsstand, we make premium news content from the world’s top publications more affordable and accessible than ever before.
“Our customers will be able to enjoy as many articles and videos as they like, knowing that their data usage is waived,” she added.
At launch, Singtel Newsstand will offer the country’s largest newspaper, The Straits Times, as well as award-winning international titles such as The Wall Street Journal, TIME and Fortune.
Singtel said it plans to add other premium publications such as The New York Times, The Economist and Financial Times in the coming months.
“Our partnership with Singtel further strengthens our commitment to deliver TIME content anywhere and everywhere for our readers,” said TIME & Fortune Asia Pacific circulation director Susie Pattison.
Customers can sign up for the service via www.singtel.com/singtelnewsstand. They will be able to access all subscribed titles via the publishers’ own websites and apps once sign-up is complete, giving them an optimal reading experience, Singtel said.
Singtel postpaid mobile customers will also be able to sign up for print, as well as digital subscriptions for selected titles, and charge them to their monthly bill.
As Singtel Newsstand’s device partner, Samsung will offer a free three-month subscription (worth up to S$98 or US$72) with every 12-month Singtel Newsstand contract. Customers who purchase Samsung mobile phones from Singtel from now until 30 June 2017 are eligible for this promotion.
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