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SingTel aims at newbie smartphone users

May 3rd, 2010 | by Alfred Siew
Just when you thought that mobile data plans could not get cheaper, along comes an "entry level" plan from SingTel to entice users to "test water" with surfing on their phones. There's now a S$5.90-a-month plan that gives you...
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Commentary: Singapore gets World Cup 2010 on TV

April 29th, 2010 | by Alfred Siew
This lower World Cup bid, though still high by many measures, has at least shown that the Singapore market, and by extension, its viewers, are not absolute suckers for content owners to rip...
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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 comes to SingTel

April 2nd, 2010 | by Alfred Siew
Above all the din made by Android phones from Motorola and HTC, the somewhat forgotten Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is hitting the shelves in Singapore from today, courtesy of SingTel. SE's flagship Android gizmo will cost S$388 on...
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Commentary: Singapore’s pay-TV content sharing

March 24th, 2010 | by Alfred Siew
After all these years, and facing the wrath of football fans deprived of live World Cup matches, Singapore's media regulators finally decided a fortnight ago to rule out exclusive pay-TV content henceforth and bring an end to one...
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Hands on: Motorola Dext

January 21st, 2010 | by Alfred Siew
One of Moto's "comeback" phones featuring the now-hot Google Android OS, the Dext comes with a slide-out Qwerty keyboard as well as an ample 3.1-inch screen offering a not-too-shabby 320 x 480 resolution. SingTel is the first to...
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A common set-top box for S’pore: you sure it makes sense?

November 23rd, 2009 | by Alfred Siew
StarHub uses a cable plant to send its TV signals to homes; SingTel uses a totally different ADSL (asymmetric digital subscriber line) broadband network - you might just get two separate set-top boxes more cheaply than to...
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S$23 a month to watch EPL from next year

October 10th, 2009 | by Alfred Siew
SingTel has come up with prices to tune in to live EPL matches from next year, and it has kept to a promise of not asking for more cash. In fact, it has come up with a pretty sweet deal, which people will be left looking for a...
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Commentary: SingTel wins EPL bid

October 1st, 2009 | by Alfred Siew
Less than 48 hours after SingTel and StarHub confirmed their bids for the English Premier League (EPL) TV rights for the next three seasons, the red camp has just confirmed that it has won the fight to screen the live matches....
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Commentary: Is a SingTel-StarHub joint BPL bid still on?

September 4th, 2009 | by Alfred Siew
Without the protagonists even speaking a word about it, the market has been filled with talk of a possible SingTel-StarHub joint bid for the upcoming three seasons of exclusive Barclays Premier League (BPL) content. Yet, after...
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SingTel users affected as submarine cable cut

August 12th, 2009 | by Alfred Siew
SingTel broadband users are seeing their webpages load slower than usual today, after what appears to be a pretty serious cut to the APCN2 submarine cables carrying Internet traffic in and out of...
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SingTel comes up with “free football” on TV

August 7th, 2009 | by Alfred Siew
Free football in a small pay-TV market distorted by exclusive content deals? That's not a National Day joke. It's one fierce promotional ploy that SingTel is announcing today, just days before the football season kicks off for...
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Singapore’s FTTH service to go partly commercial in 1H 2010

June 16th, 2009 | by Alfred Siew
Singapore's ultra high-speed broadband service, capable of offering speeds of 1Gbps, will go commercial as early as the first half of 2010, earlier than many observers have...
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Another mobile music service – now from Sony Ericsson

April 23rd, 2009 | by Alfred Siew
Turning the heat on Nokia, SE is getting in the act here too with its PlayNow Plus service, which lets users download thousands of songs onto their Walkman phones. Announced this afternoon with much fanfare (even Wang Lee Hom was...
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Commentary: StarHub wins Opco deal in Singapore’s NBN

April 3rd, 2009 | by Alfred Siew
Firstly, no surprises that StarHub has won the OpCo deal. This was the "consolation prize" after it failed in its bid, along with a consortium that once contained the promising Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN), to grab the...
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S$5/mth for SingTel push mail on the Nokia E63

April 3rd, 2009 | by Alfred Siew
After months of running a free beta trial, Nokia has finally launched its push mail service via SingTel - the first of its type in Asia, so says the press release. From tomorrow, SingTel users who buy the new Nokia E63 phone and...
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StarHub launches public trial of 21Mbps mobile broadband

March 27th, 2009 | by Alfred Siew
Some 100 users will be able to hook up to a public trial of StarHub’s new 21Mbps mobile broadband service, as the telco readies to launch it commercially within the next three months. This promises, on paper, to be three...
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S$238 to S$438 for SingTel HTC Dream

February 20th, 2009 | by Alfred Siew
The first Google Android phone will go sale in Singapore tomorrow with prices ranging from S$238 to S$448, and will be tied to SingTel’s cellphone plans just like the iPhone here. These cellphone plans range from S$39 to...
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HTC Android phone comes to Singapore and Australia

February 5th, 2009 | by Alfred Siew
After months of waiting, phone lovers in Asia will finally get their hands on the HTC Dream, the first gadget to use Google’s Android operating system. The phone will be sold exclusively – for an unspecified time...
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SingTel, StarHub trot out netbooks and other freebies

November 28th, 2008 | by Alfred Siew
Do you want an Asus Eee PC or an HP mini? That seems to be the choice that Sitex shoppers are being asked to make by SingTel and StarHub, as the two broadband operators slug it out in an increasingly saturated broadband market....
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As the hype fades…

August 6th, 2008 | by Alfred Siew
… reality sinks in for the Apple iPhone. At first, the story was about how frenzied crowds queued up for the hyped up wonder gadget. Now, weeks after, people are complaining about how they can’t log in with their...