Singapore, 21 November 2001 -- StarHub, Singapore’s innovative info-communications provider, launched its StarHub Conference Services today. Available all day, every day, StarHub’s business customers can now enjoy the on-demand audio conference service without incurring any monthly subscription fees, set-up fees nor cancellation fees. Unlike conventional conferencing, customers need not make any advance reservation nor require assistance from an operator. They also need not worry about the number of participants attending, duration of the meeting or how to manage the conference as the Conference Leader will control all these through simple key commands.
StarHub Conference Services is best suited for business customers who need to communicate with their business partners worldwide. A "pay as you use" service, the Conference Leader will only be charged per second based on the duration of the conference call. Toll charges will also be incurred on a per-participant basis. As a special introductory offer, StarHub will only charge $0.10 per minute per participant until 31 March 2002. This is more than 50% savings compared to the current conferencing charges.
"With the current economic climate, customers may be more cost conscious and wary of global travel to meet up with their business partners. That is why our StarHub Conference Services is a flexible and cost-effective solution that is secure and easy to use. All they have to do is to simply pick up a phone and key in their assigned dial-in number and PIN number. And with our unique per second billing feature, we promise great savings and quality service for our customers!" said Mr William Tan, General Manager of Voice Service, StarHub.
A "reservationless" service, StarHub Conference Services is a perfect tool for management meetings and updates, product announcements, quick competitive updates, sales meetings, team meetings, training and even seminars. It is packed with several features for all participants to use, including operator assistance, digital/tape recording, group mute, roll-call, auto hang-up and music on-hold. Customers can use any StarHub fixed or mobile, SingTel fixed or mobile, M1 mobile or any payphones to access this service.
To sign up for StarHub Conference Services and enjoy this special introductory offer, interested business customers can call their dedicated account managers or StarHub’s Business hotline at 1800-888 8888.
StarHub's Promotional Rates: Billed by Per Second at $0.10/min/participant (until 31 March 2002)
SingTel's Promotional Rates: Billed by Per Minute Block at $0.20/min/participant (as of 21 November 2001)