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SingTel launches mobile plan for the disabled

Zafirah Salim | June 27, 2014
Called Lite Special, this mobile plan is part of SingTel’s CSR programme expansion plans.

Singapore telco SingTel recently announced the expansion of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Community Programme with the introduction of a mobile plan specially customised for persons with disabilities.

Named Lite Special, the plan offers three times the talktime, unlimited SMS and double the data bundle of SingTel's Lite plan, with a 30 per cent discount off the monthly subscription. Subscribers will also enjoy the benefits of SingTel's 4G network, which delivers speeds of up to 300Mbps.

As with all SingTel postpaid mobile data plans, customers will receive automatic SMS alerts whenever they have used up 80 percent of their data allowance, thus protecting them from bill shock.

In addition, customers can also choose to purchase a handset together with the plan. As a launch promotion, the LG F70 LTE phone is offered at no charge and the Sony Xperia Z1 at $318. Other handsets are also available at discounted prices.

"Based on feedback from this group of customers, we understand that SMS, email, instant messaging, video calls and social media are important channels of communication," said Johan Buse, SingTel's Vice President of Consumer Marketing. "We hope that the generous bundles we offer with the Lite Special plan will make it easier and more affordable for them to stay in touch with family and friends. It is part of our CSR efforts to build a more inclusive society."

To subscribe to Lite Special, persons with disabilities can visit any SingTel shop or exclusive retailer outlet together with their identification card and public transport concession card, or any equivalent documentation from SG Enable, an agency that supports the disabled.

 

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