Singapore mobile operator M1 Limited (M1) has launched ‘M1 4G Prepaid Data’ enabling pay-as-you-go customers to surf the net via their smartphones and tablets – claiming a first for the city-state. The new service, which follows the cellco’s nationwide launch of Long Term Evolution (LTE) services in September 2012, offers maximum theoretical download speeds of up to 75Mbps. M1’s 4G network is available across the whole of Singapore and provides typical download speeds at fixed locations ranging from 10.3Mbps to 21.6Mbps, it said. However, coverage in subways and tunnels is limited to its 3G network, which offers maximum theoretical speeds of 21Mbps/5.76Mbps (down/uplink).
The M1 4G Prepaid Data plan costs from SGD18 (USD14.4) and includes 1GB of download data, valid for 30 days’ usage or upon completion of data bundle. The carrier adds that the package is available through a Micro or Nano SIM card, and that customers can top up the M1 4G Prepaid Data via a credit card or M1 top-up card. Commenting on the launch, M1 chief marketing officer Mr P Subramaniam said: ‘Leveraging on our nationwide 4G network, we are pleased to offer Singapore’s first 4G pre-paid broadband service. Our pre-paid customers will now be able to enjoy ultra-fast nationwide 4G data access and an enhanced mobile experience’.