Services delivered over traditional phone lines to cease for new buildings

Owners whose homes obtain temporary occupation permit (TOP) status from December 1 this year will no longer be able to sign up for any SingTel services delivered over traditional copper-based telephone lines.

These services include ADSL broadband, voice and mioTV. Instead, the services will be carried over Singapore's fibre broadband network, which will come pre-stalled in these new residential developments.

The cessation of services delivered over copper-based telephone lines is part of the Government's plans to drive adoption for fibre services.

To facilitate the transition, SingTel will offer exclusive plans at preferential rates to existing customers who are moving into new fibre-only residential buildings.

For instance, telephony customers will be offered SingTel's digital home line service at the same monthly subscription. But they get unlimited free local calls.

Existing mioTV customers will also enjoy promotional rates for mio TV on fibre.

Singtel did not provide pricing details.