SINGAPORE: Local telco M1 on Friday (Jul 10) announced a new value-added service that would allow its mobile subscribers to use their existing mobile data bundle for data roaming overseas.
Subscribers will be able to use their data with the new Data Passport service in six markets: Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, United States, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka, according to its press release.
Customers who exceed their data bundles pay local excess data usage rates of S$10.70 per GB, capped at S$188.32 per month, the company added.
“We want M1 customers to be able to switch on and leave their data connection on when they are overseas, as they do when they are in Singapore, said Mr P Subramaniam, chief marketing officer at M1.
Its rivals Singtel and StarHub, too, have data roaming packages, but these are in addition to subscribers’ existing data bundles.
For instance, StarHub users have the option of enabling the RoamEasy Daily service, which charges a flat fee of $10 per 100MB daily, or sign up to monthly plans that offer bundled data on top of their current local mobile plans.
Similarly, Singtel has its DataRoam Saver Plans, which is priced differently according to which markets the service is available in, and the monthly add-on value-added service option with prices ranging from S$5 to S$388 per month.
[“source – channelnewsasia.com”]