Singtel Music lets users stream music freely without busting monthly data allowance

A woman using a mobile phone walks behind a Singtel sign at the head office, on Feb 11, 2016.
A woman using a mobile phone walks behind a Singtel sign at the head office, on Feb 11, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORE - Singtel customers can now stream music through the telco's new music service, dubbed Singtel Music, with no fear of busting their monthly mobile data allowance.

For $7.90 a month with a 12-month contract, or $9.90 a month without contract, Singtel mobile customers can stream music from popular services such as Spotify, KKBox and Amped.

"Many of our customers are big music fans, but they hold back from listening to music on their smartphones for fear of busting their data allowance," said Ms Diana Chen, Singtel Consumer Singapore vice president of mobile marketing. "With Singtel Music, they can now enjoy music on their phones without spending anything on data."

They can also tune in to 13 MeRadio free-to-air radio stations from Mediacorp, without affecting their current data plan.

Subscribers of the Spotify and KKBox premium streaming services through Singtel Music also pay less for their premium subscription if they sign a 12 month contract. Currently, Spotify and KKBox premium subscribers pay $9.90 a month.

To benefit from Singtel Music, current Spotify and KKBox subscribers have to cancel their current payment method, and sign-up again via Singtel Music, to enjoy the data free streaming feature.

sherwinl@sph.com.sg