Telcos M1 and StarHub roll out new data and mobile offerings

M1 and StarHub rolled out new data and mobile offerings.
M1 and StarHub rolled out new data and mobile offerings.PHOTO: M1/ BLOOMBERG

SINGAPORE - M1 customers can now use their existing data bundles to connect to the Internet in six countries, without extra roaming charges.

Meanwhile, StarHub now has a new mobile plan for its multi-service Hubbing customers.

M1 said on Friday that subscribers can now use their data bundles in Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and the United States through a new value-added service called Data Passport.

Users will have to pay a $10 monthly subscription per country for it.

This means that those who travel to these six countries can carry on using their existing SIM cards and access the Internet using their existing data packages while on partner networks overseas.

Data Passport destination and operator list

Destination Operator
Indonesia XL
Japan Softbank
Malaysia Celcom
Saudi Arabia Etisalat-Mobily
Sri Lanka  Dialog Axiata
United States T-Mobile

Customers who exceed their data bundle limits will still have pay local excess data usage rates of S$10.70/GB, capped at S$188.32 per month.

StarHub's Hubbing subscribers now have a choice of a new mobile line that offers either 7GB of local data or 700 minutes of outgoing calls.

Users can opt for 7GB of local data, 300 minutes outgoing calls and 300 local SMS/MMS, or 1GB of local data, 700 minutes of outgoing calls and 300 local SMS/MMS.

This mobile line is in addition to the plan's fibre broadband, fibre television, mobile broadband and home phone services. The Hubbing plans start at $128.80.

Customers can sign up for additional new mobile lines at $60 per month per line, for up to five new lines.

lesterh@sph.com.sg