Three weeks after The New Paper (TNP) launched its iOS and Android apps, they have garnered more than 20,000 downloads, topped the iTunes Free Apps chart and attained Top 3 in the Android Free Apps chart.
As indicated when the apps were launched, the free trial ends at midnight today (Monday, June 23, 2014). Only the daily news summaries and digital-only stories will remain free for all to access.
From tomorrow (June 24), readers can buy the new All-in-One price package for TNP's print, online and smartphone platforms at $24.10 a month (not inclusive of the applicable delivery fee). The digital offering includes the new TNP interactive ePaper.
Other subscription options are the print package ($20.10 monthly, exclusive of delivery fee), the online only package ($22.10 monthly) and the smartphone package ($22.10 monthly).
To subscribe, readers may go to www.tnpsub.sg or call 6388 3838 between 8.30am and 6.00pm (Monday - Friday).
Mr Patrick Daniel, Editor-in-Chief of English and Malay Newspapers, SPH, said: "The Straits Times, The Business Times and Berita Harian have all successfully rolled out their multi-platform paid editions. I'm pleased that The New Paper has done the same and fans of the paper will now also be able to enjoy TNP on the go via their smartphones."
Mr Dominic Nathan, Editor, The New Paper, said: "We are getting feedback from readers that they like both the free and premium content in the new apps. Now, for just over $20 a month, they can get The New Paper delivered to them in print and digital, complete with our Noon edition digital updates. With the free gifts on offer right now, it's a very good deal."
Mr Chua Wee Phong, Executive Vice-President, Circulation, SPH, said: "SPH is continually striving to make our newspapers more easily available to our readers, and this means making it available on more platforms. I'm confident that the young readers of The New Paper will enjoy having their favourite newspaper available on their smartphones."
From 24 June to 27 July, readers can enjoy a promotion where they can subscribe to any TNP subscription package, select a gift with a one-year subscription plan or a two-year plan (conditions apply) and enter a lucky draw to win a 2013 Harley-Davidson Sportster Seventy-Two XL1200V worth $27,000 (without COE and insurance).
Existing print subscribers who pay SPH directly and have no subscription contract can upgrade to the All-in-One package, enjoy the promotion and qualify for the draw.
Subscribers who are eligible for this promotion include:
-new TNP subscribers
-those currently subscribing through our news vendors who convert to SPH direct subcribers during the promotion period;
-existing subscribers of TNP with no subscription contract who upgrade to the All-in-One package during the promotion period.
One-Year subscription plan
Gift: Monster NCredible N-Ergy In-Ear headphones or Lomo Konstrucktor DIY Kit
Two-Year subscription plan
Gift: Monster NCredible N-Tune On-Ear headphones or Sony Smartwatch 2