Free mobile data and more for National Day

Telcos Singtel, StarHub and M1 have all rolled out mobile data promotions to celebrate Singapore's 51st birthday on Aug 9.

Singtel's postpaid mobile customers can enjoy free data usage on National Day from 12.01am to 11.59pm, the telco said last week.

M1 customers will get free local calls, free SMS and MMS messages, and unlimited mobile data on that day. Meanwhile, StarHub's postpaid mobile customers will receive an additional 1GB of free data for the month of August.

A StarHub statement yesterdaysaid the 1GB of data will be utilised first, followed by customers' existing data bundles. This will be reflected in the September bills.

Singtel and StarHub will also offer free previews for their television customers. More than 140 channels will be available on Singtel TV for free from 6am on Aug 5 to 11.59am on Aug 9. These include popular channels such as the Disney Channel, National Geographic Channel HD, Fox Movie Premium HD and KBS World HD.

Over the same period, everyone in Singapore can access TV programmes via the free Singtel TV GO app. App users need not have a Singtel subscription. For StarHub, its free preview of over 100 channels for subscribers will be from noon on Aug 5 to noon on Aug 11.

Lee Min Kok

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 13, 2016, with the headline 'Free mobile data and more for National Day'. Print Edition | Subscribe