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The Straits Times partners Singtel to launch new Straits Times All-Digital subscription package with free local data access

Singapore, 4 August 2016 - Singtel postpaid mobile users will be able to access The Straits Times (ST) All-Digital subscription package without having to incur local data charges through its recently-launched Singtel Newsstand service. The Singtel Newsstand service is both digital and print newsstand that offers leading international and local newspapers and magazines for its postpaid mobile users.

The ST All-Digital package allows Singtel postpaid mobile customers unlimited access to news articles, 7-day news archive and the e-paper version via an upgraded ST app for smartphone, tablet and online users. They can also have concurrent log-ons of up to six mobile devices simultaneously.

Furthermore, they enjoy no local mobile data charges when they access the two ST apps (smartphone and tablet)
 and straitstimes.com on a mobile device of the same mobile number they have used to subscribe to this service.

The ST All-Digital subscription package through the Singtel Newsstand is being offered for a limited time period at a promotional price of $29.90 per month, valid with a 12-month contract.


Mr Ignatius Low, Managing Editor of the English, Malay and Tamil Media group, Singapore Press Holdings, said: "This new promotional package will give those who want to stay on top of the news yet another option to subscribe to The Straits Times. With no data charges, subscribers can take full advantage of the paper's multimedia offerings, including the ever popular e-version of its print edition, its award-winning videos and live streaming for reporting of major events."


Ms Diana Chen, Singtel’s Vice President of Mobile Marketing, said: “Increasingly, our customers are turning to their mobile devices for their daily dose of news and current affairs. Singtel Newsstand is the first service in Singapore to offer convenient, one-stop access to premium content from The Straits Times and other leading international publications at up to 20% off regular rates. With data usage waived, our customers will have the freedom to enjoy as many articles and videos as they like.”


Customers can sign up for the ST All-Digital subscription package with no data charges via 
www.singtel.com/singtelnewsstand, visit any Singtel Shop or call the Singtel Hotline at 1688/1609.

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Limited 
Co. Regn. No: 198402868E

For media enquiries, please contact:

Chin Soo Fang (Ms)
Head
Corporate Communications & CSR Division
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
Tel: 6319 1216
E-mail: 
soofang@sph.com.sg

Yeo Siew Chi (Mr)
Manager
Corporate Communications  & CSR Division
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
Tel: 6319 1586
Email:  yeosc@sph.com.sg

Low Mei Yen (Ms)
Manager 
Group Corporate Communications
Singtel  
Tel: +65 6838 2033 
Email: lowmeiyen@singtel.com  
 

About Singtel 

Singtel is Asia's leading communications group providing a portfolio of services including voice and data solutions over fixed, wireless and Internet platforms as well as infocomm technology and pay TV. The Group has presence in Asia, Australia and Africa with over 600 million mobile customers in 25 countries, including India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. It also has a vast network of offices throughout Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States. 

For more information, visit www.singtel.com  

Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SingtelNews  


About The Straits Times 

The Straits Times, the English-language flagship daily of Singapore Press Holdings, is the most-read newspaper in Singapore and is followed widely in the region for its comprehensive coverage of local, regional and world news, provided by its correspondents in 20 bureaus in major cities worldwide. 

Launched on July 15, 1845, The Straits Times underwent a major redesign across all platforms in July 2015, when it celebrated its 170th anniversary. This revamp is part of its continuing efforts to refresh its products, maintain quality and stay relevant to the changing needs of its readers. Its integrated newsroom operates round-the-clock, providing readers with news as it happens on all platforms, from its website at www.straitstimes.com, Apple and Android apps to social media. 

The Straits Times is a member of two media networks - the Asia News Network and the Impact Journalism Day alliance of newspapers - and it has won multiple international media awards, including from the Society of Publishers in Asia, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, the Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers' Association (Panpa), Society of News Design and Wan-Ifra. Its revamped paper won a gold medal for overall newspaper design by the World Association of Newspaper at the Asian Media Awards in Manila this year.


About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms, ranging from print, digital, radio and out-of-home media.

SPH owns award-winning newspapers, magazines and best-selling books in both print and digital editions, as well as online classified businesses in the region. In addition, SPH has two English radio stations and one Chinese radio station, an out-of-home digital advertising unit, a regional events and conferences arm, and runs a chain of modern retail convenience stores. SPH also has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today.

SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall. SPH's latest retail development is The Seletar Mall located in Sengkang.

For more information, please visit www.sph.com.sg.