SingTel delivers Nokia Messaging to Singapore consumers
New data plan for consumer email service for Nokia E63 is a first in Asia
Singapore - SingTel and Nokia will deliver Nokia Messaging on the Nokia E63 with special data plans for SingTel mobile subscribers in Singapore to drive mobile messaging adoption for its customers using Nokia devices. SingTel will be the first operator in Asia, and among the first in the world to launch this offering on 4 April 2009.
As a special introductory offer, SingTel subscribers who purchase a Nokia E63 device with a MobileM@il Plus data plan for two years at SGD 5.35/month will have the Nokia Messaging built-in push email service included without additional charge. (Normal subscription price is SGD 17.86).
MobileM@il Plus also comes with a bundle of 10MB data and PhoneSafe - a mobile phone security solution that lets customers lock phone, backup and delete important data such as emails from phones remotely.
“SingTel is pleased to be the first telco in Asia to partner Nokia to introduce Nokia Messaging. More and more customers - even non-business users - are looking for a reliable service that allows them to have email pushed easily to their handsets while on the move,” said Mr Yuen Kuan Moon, SingTel’s Chief of Consumer.
“This new Nokia Messaging service offers all consumers a chance to enjoy push email services on their phones, previously only available to business users with corporate email. With just a single application and SingTel’s new MobileM@il Plus, our customers can manage multiple email accounts anytime, anywhere. When used on the Nokia E63, Nokia Messaging makes it effortless to set up a push email account, providing an unprecedented ease of use and convenience to our customers. Coupled with SingTel’s unrivalled 3G network, they will enjoy a superior mobile email experience and remain connected easily”, said Mr Yuen.
“We want to make mobile messaging as ubiquitous as voice or SMS. Nokia Messaging gives people a simple and affordable mobile access to the world’s most popular email in the marketplace. We believe mobile messaging is a critical, must-have feature, and we deliver mobile messaging solutions to the broadest range of devices, all easily activated with a few clicks,” said Vlasta Berka, General Manager, Nokia Singapore, Malaysia & Brunei.
Nokia Messaging mobilises consumer email on Nokia devices, to give millions of consumers access to email accounts from Yahoo! Mail, Windows Live Hotmail, Gmail, and SingNet email as well as email solutions from thousands of ISPs around the world on Nokia devices.
To mobilise their email account, all users have to enter are their email address and password, and emails are seamlessly pushed to their preferred Nokia device. Nokia Messaging also makes it simple to read, send, forward and reply to emails, download and read attachments, and attach files to emails directly on their Nokia device.
SingTel MobileM@il Plus plans for the Nokia Messaging solution will also be offered across other Nokia devices including the Nokia E75 which will be available very soon.
Nokia is the world’s number one manufacturer of mobile devices by market share and a leader in the converging Internet and communications industries. We make a wide range of devices for all major consumer segments and offer Internet services that enable people to experience music, maps, media, messaging and games. We also provide comprehensive digital map information through NAVTEQ and equipment, solutions and services for communications networks through Nokia Siemens Networks.
SingTel is Asia’s leading communications group with operations and investments around the world. Serving both the corporate and consumer markets, it is committed to bringing the best global communications solutions to customers in the Asia Pacific and beyond. With significant operations in Singapore and Australia (through wholly-owned subsidiary SingTel Optus), the Group provides a comprehensive portfolio of services that includes voice and data solutions over fixed, wireless and Internet platforms, as well as infocomm technology and pay TV. To serve the needs of multi-national corporations, SingTel has a network of 37 offices in 19 countries and territories throughout Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States. These offices enable SingTel to deliver reliable and quality network solutions to its customers, either on its own or jointly with local partners.
The Group also has major investments in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines and Thailand. Together with its regional partners, SingTel is Asia’s largest multi-market mobile operator, serving more than 232 million customers in eight markets. SingTel employs more than 20,000 people worldwide and had a turnover of SGD 14.84 billion (USD 10.05 billion) and net profit after tax of SGD 3.96 billion (USD 2.68 billion) for the year ended 31 March 2008. More information can be found @ www.singtel.com and www.optus.com.au.
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