StarHub's Limited Edition Top-Up Pre-Paid SIM Has It   


6 November 2000, Singapore -- Oozing with sex appeal, Ricky Martin has once again made it to the local airwaves with his latest single ‘She Bangs'. Now, as a memento for those who cannot wait for him to visit Singapore, you can have him, literally, in your hands. In collaboration with Sony Music, info-communications provider StarHub will launch the first of a series of limited edition prepaid top-up cards tomorrow. 


Featuring the irresistibly sexy Ricky Martin, the launch of the first of a three-part series limited edition Green card coincides with the release of his new album entitled "Sound Loaded" in Asia, Europe, Australia and New Zealand on this same day. StarHub's subsequent two limited edition Green cards will feature renowned international artistes from Sony Music's stable of internationally recognised music stars.


To celebrate the launch of the limited edition Green card, StarHub will be offering the first 100 customers, who buy the limited edition pack, a free Ricky Martin’s "Sound Loaded" album. This special offer will be available at the StarHub Shop at OUB Centre from 7am onwards. These 100 customers will became the first in Singapore to get Ricky Martin's much sought after new album. The limited edition packs comes either with 1 Green card and 1 'Ricky Martin' top-up card at $36 or 1 Green card, 1 StarHub top-up card and 1 'Ricky Martin' card at $59.


The Green card is the most powerful pre-paid SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) on the market at $18. It offers per second billing ($0.00416 per second), SMS (send & receive) and the largest phone directory (120 entries). To top it all, StarHub pre-paid mobile customers will get 80 SMS (Short Message Service) messages FREE for the month of November.


Said Mr K.C. Lai, General Manager, Personal Info-Comms, "This collaborative effort with Sony Music ensures that StarHub continues to innovate and stay in tune with the market needs. We believe the limited edition top-up Green card imprinted with the images of internationally recognised music stars will appeal to our main target audience - the hip, young and trendy. The Green card will also appeal to those who do not want to go through the hassle of paying monthly subscription bills. It also gives them some form of control over their usage. Besides these conveniences, Green card customers can enjoy Value-Added Services like Multi-party Call, Caller Number Display and even Short Message Service".


StarHub's Green card users can receive and send SMS to StarHub or SingTel or M1 mobile customers. They can also make IDD calls (StarHub 008 or I-Call 018) and check their Prepaid account balance by calling the StarHub Prepaid mobile hotline (9850-0000). The Green card also offers a Quick Dial feature that connects the user directly to 24-hour services like the plumber, electrician, and car-towing and taxi service operators.


The Green card can be bought at the three StarHub shops. Two are located in the CBD area – the StarHub Centre (Cuppage Road) and OUB Centre (next to Raffles MRT). The third shop is at Tampines Mall (#B1-10). Recognising its growing customer base and as part of its endeavor to continually meet customers' needs, this 1,000-m2 Tampines Mall shop promises to bring savings and value-added services closer to Singaporeans living in the Eastern part of the island.


Sale of the Green cards will also be available at all StarHub shops, selected 7-Eleven stores and StarHub Preferred Partners.