M1 overseas data plan extends to Brazil for Olympics

A woman walking past the M1 logo on Mar 15.
A woman walking past the M1 logo on Mar 15. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - M1 customers with a postpaid data plan will be able to extend their local data use in Brazil starting from today (July 28), ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil.

The telco is extending coverage of its Data Passport service, which allows users to connect to their Internet while overseas using their local data bundle, to Brazil up to September this year.

Uses will have to pay a $10 monthly subscription for the service, which comes with a $2 activation fee.

The service is currently available in 46 other countries. Those who sign up for it can carry on using their existing SIM cards and access the Internet using their existing data packages while on partner networks overseas.

The roaming partner for this service is Brazil's largest telco Vivo.

"With Brazil Data Passport, our athletes, officials and supporters can share the excitement and memories of the games with their loved ones and fans at home," said M1 chief marketing officer Mr P. Subramaniam.