Singtel joins other telcos in launching mobile plans with unlimited data

SINGAPORE - Singtel has joined other telcos in launching unlimited local data in Singapore, with an additional upgrade of unlimited talk time and SMS for certain mobile plans.

In a statement on Friday (Sept 15), Singtel said customers on its Combo 3, 6 and 12 mobile plans can enjoy unlimited local data with Data X Infinity for an extra $39.90 per month. The plans will also be upgraded with unlimited talk time and SMS.

Singtel's chief executive officer, Consumer Singapore, Mr Yuen Kuan Moon said: "We recognise that our customers want flexibility and control over their mobile plans.

"We're pleased to offer our customers a truly unlimited mobile experience. With our nationwide network upgrade to 500Mbps supporting the latest iPhone 8 and iPhone X, as well as Samsung Note8, our customers can now enjoy the full potential of their devices at blazing speeds," said Mr Yuen.

At launch, customers who subscribe to Combo 6 and 12 plans - which start from $95.90 a month, will get to enjoy a free data roaming plan.

Customers who subscribe to Data X Infinity will also have the option to share their data with up to three family members, available at $10.70 per month per line.

Two weeks ago, M1 and StarHub also announced new plans to cater to data-heavy users.

Customers could sign up for M1's mySIM3 98 plan which comes with unlimited mobile data for $98 a month, with a 12-month contract.

StarHub's line-only plans start from $24 a month for 3GB of mobile data to $119 a month for 15GB of mobile data, with unlimited data use during the weekends. Customers do not need to sign a contract for StarHub's line-only plans.