M1 debuts prepaid roaming at no extra cost

telecomasia.net

Singapore's M1 has launched an offer allowing prepaid customers to use their existing data allocations while roaming in Malaysia and Indonesia at no additional cost.

The operator has entered agreements with partners Celcom in Malaysia and XL Axiata in Indonesia to offer the roaming service.

M1 offers prepaid data bundles ranging from S$5 ($3.66) for 1GB of data, valid for three days, up to S$30 for 3GB of data, usable for 50 days. The company also offers a range of top-ups branded as Super Data, such as a S$30 offer including 2GB of data and S$100 worth of local calls and SMS.

M1 chief marketing officer P Subramaniam said the roaming arrangement is designed to meet the demands of Singapore's many regular travelers to neighboring countries.

“Mobile data usage has grown alongside smartphone penetration within the prepaid segment, with average monthly prepaid data usage approaching 1GB,” he said.

“With the 2GB data bundle on M1’s Super Data plan, prepaid users will find it even more convenient and cost-effective to get the most of their smartphones.”

In July, M1 launched a value-added Data Passport service, which allows customers to use their data bundles while.

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