Singtel waives data usage for Newsstand service featuring The Straits Times and other publications

Singtel has launched a new digital news service called Newsstand offering discounted subscriptions to a wide range of newspapers and magazines.
Singtel has launched a new digital news service called Newsstand offering discounted subscriptions to a wide range of newspapers and magazines.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM SINGTEL

SINGAPORE - Singtel has launched a new digital news service offering discounted subscriptions to a wide range of Singapore and international newspapers and magazines.

Singtel's post-paid mobile users will be able to use the Singtel Newsstand without using their local mobile data allowance.

Content including articles, analyses, podcasts and videos will be available.

At its launch, Singtel Newsstand will offer Singapore's most widely read newspaper, The Straits Times, as well as international titles such as The Wall Street Journal, Time magazine and Fortune magazine.

There are plans to add other publications such as The New York Times, The Economist and Financial Times.

"Our customers will be able to enjoy as many articles and videos as they like, knowing that their data usage is waived," said Ms Diana Chen, Singtel's vice-president of mobile marketing.

Customers can sign up for the service at www.singtel.com/singtelnewsstand.

They will be able to access all subscribed titles on the publishers' own websites and apps once they sign up.

Singtel post-paid mobile customers will also be able to sign up for print, as well as digital subscriptions for selected titles, and charge them to their monthly bill.