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SingTel releases high-speed tablet plans

Now you can enjoy faster Web connection speeds on your LTE-enabled tablet.
The Straits Times - August 22, 2012
By: Sherwin Loh
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SingTel releases high-speed tablet plans

Two months after it launched the country's first high-speed 4G network for smartphones, SingTel is adding tablets to the mix.

LTE (Long Term Evolution) versions of both the Asus Transformer Pad TF300TL and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 will be available on Tuesday, with new Prestige 75 4G tablet plans.

Unlike the tiered 4G smartphone plans which start at $39.90 a month and come bundled with at least 2GB of data, the Prestige 75 4G plans ($49.90 and $64.90) have no voice-plan features, but come with 10GB of bundled data.

Though both plans have identical options, the cheaper plan prices the Asus at $549 and the Samsung at $449.

Subscribers to the $64.90 plan will pay $429 for the Asus and $329 for the Samsung.

The Asus tablet includes a keyboard dock accessory.

Subscribers who choose the Samsung tablet can enjoy SingTel's mio TV service via a pre-loaded mio TV Play app. This offers a video-streaming service that a user can use to rent select mio TV movies at $2.99 each. This service is currently available on some Samsung Smart TV models.

The two-year plans will offer users speeds of between 3.4Mbps and 12Mbps, against the speeds of between 1.4Mbps and 3.7Mbps on regular 3G networks.

When SingTel rolled out its LTE services in June, only about half the country was covered. The telco aims to hit 80 per cent by year's end.

Under this plan, excess charges are $5.35 per GB, capped at $94 a month.

Asus Transformer Pad TF300TL

Processor: Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core

Operating system: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Camera: 8-megapixel with f2.2 aperture

Screen: 10.1-inch with 178 degree wide viewing angle IPS panel

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE

Processor: Dual-core 1.5GHz

Operating system: Android 3.2 Honeycomb

Camera: 3.15 megapixels

Screen: 8.9-inch TFT panel


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