Following the public response of its service trial which was launched in in December 2018, Singapore’s new fourth cellco TPG announced on 12 March 2019 that it is significantly expanding its free mobile service trial in the city-state. The newcomer’s trial plan is promoted as ‘completely free for the first twelve months and includes unlimited data, unlimited local mobile-to-mobile calls, 20 local SMS messages and 20 minutes of outgoing calls to local fixed lines each month’.
The fourth operator’s executive chairman David Teoh said: ‘Public response to our mobile trial plan has been incredible and we have received positive feedback on our coverage and network quality … We are also pleased to confirm that we have achieved 99% island wide outdoor coverage and we remain committed to enhancing our mobile network coverage including in tunnels and indoor areas.’
Given the strong response to the trial, TPG said it is expanding its service trial to 200,000 users ahead of the full commercial launch. In support of the expanded trial, the number of SIM pickup points has been extended to four locations: Shaw Centre, Westgate, Changi City Point (starting 13 March 2019) and Jurong Point (starting 20 March 2019).