- Enjoy FREE 20 minutes after the first 10 -- all day, everyday -

 

Singapore, 31 October 2002 - "Sayonara…" "Zai jian…" "Good bye… overseas call charges are expensive and I really need to hang up now…"

 

Can’t bear to hang up on your loved one staying overseas after a mere 10 minutes of talk? Find yourself having to wake up at ungodly hours just to enjoy "off-peak" overseas call rates?

 

With StarHub’s 018 Zero Dollar IDD Deal valid all day, everyday, customers do not have to pay a single cent for the next 20 minutes if they make overseas calls lasting for 10 minutes!

 

From 1 November 2002, customers who use StarHub’s IDD 018 to call seven popular overseas destinations will enjoy additional 20 minutes worth of FREE IDD talktime for calls lasting 10 minutes. The countries included in this special promotion are Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, UK and USA. With this first-in-market promotion, customers can enjoy significant cost savings of up to 76% on their overseas call bills when they use IDD 018.

 

StarHub had previously introduced a similar promotion for IDD 018 in October 2001, where customers could enjoy free IDD talktime for overseas calls when they called Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan and UK during the weekends.

 

Said Ms Patricia Sharma-Inglin, General Manager for International Telephony at StarHub, "We decided to provide an even better deal this time round as customers had benefited tremendously from our previous promotion. We are now offering them FREEIDD talktime to a choice of moredestinations and we are not restricting this promotion to the weekends only. Instead, our customers can now enjoy this benefit all day, everyday."

 

"Other unique StarHub IDD innovations include the No IDD 018 charge to Malaysia on StarHub Mobile. More recently, StarHub IDD 018 users also stood to enjoy an attractive low flat rate of 18 cents per minute for international calls made from Singapore to popular destinations, shaving up to 70 per cent off their overseas call bills.

 

This value-added promotion is just StarHub’s way of thanking our customers for their support. We want to continue to bring greater value and cost savings to them and I am confident that this will be just as well-received as our previous promotions," Ms Sharma-Inglin continued.

 

In addition, IDD 018 customers will continue to enjoy Per Second Billing where they only need to pay for the actual duration of each call and not a second more. With StarHub’s easy all-day pricing structure, customers need not grapple with peak and non-peak rates. On top of that, IDD 018 also offers global coverage without compromising on call quality.

 

While enjoying these benefits through StarHub’s IDD 018, customers will also be doing their bit for charity. StarHub has committed one per cent of the revenue earned from all IDD 018 and IDD 008 calls, to the StarHub IDD Charity Fund, which is dedicated to providing direct benefits for the less fortunate in society. These direct benefits refer to educational and skill enhancement tools or basic livelihood necessities. With the strong support from StarHub’s customers, the Fund has been instrumental in donating over S$500,000 to charity to date. For the upcoming Boys’ Brigade Sharity Gift Box 2002, StarHub had also pledged over S$100,000 to fulfill the wishes of the youth and the elderly.

 

The promotion applies to all StarHub International Calling services including:

  • StarHub Mobile (post-paid SIM only);
  • StarHub International Calling Card (IDD 018 calls from Singapore to overseas)
  • StarHub-registered residential SingTel fixed lines;
  • StarHub-registered residential SingTel mobile line (post-paid SIM only) and
  • StarHub-registered residential M1 mobile line (post-paid SIM only).

Customers can register for StarHub IDD services by filling up and sending us a print-out of the application form found on our website ( www.starhub.com ). Alternatively, they can pick up an application form from any StarHub Shop or register their existing telephone numbers within 24 hours by dialling 1800-Call IDD (1800-2255 433).

 

* Please refer to Editor’s Note below for terms and conditions.

 

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Editor’s Note

Comparison Table:

StarHub IDD 018 New Rates Versus SingTel V019 and M1 Value call 021

 

StarHub IDD 018^

Destinations

IDD 018

StarHub

StarHub

V019#

Value Call 021#

Savings Up to

Rate per min

IDD 018

IDD 018

(30 min call)

(30 min call)

(First 10 mins)

(Next 20 mins)

(30 min call)

$

$

$

$

$

%

Australia

31 cents

0 cents

3.10

9.30

9.20

67%

China

50 cents

0 cents

5.00

17.10

17.00

71%

Hong Kong

28 cents

0 cents

2.80

6.30

9.20

70%

Japan

39 cents

0 cents

3.90

11.70

11.60

67%

Taiwan

46 cents

0 cents

4.60

14.10

14.00

67%

UK

28 cents

0 cents

2.80

9.00

9.20

70%

USA

19 cents

0 cents

1.90

5.70

8.00

76%

(States in USA only,

including Alaska & Hawaii)


Notes:

^ IDD 018 rates effective from 1 November 2002 00:00 hours. 

 

Call has to last for at least 10 minutes in order to get the next 20 minutes free for the same call. In the event that the call continues after the 30th minute, the duration after the 30th min will be charged per second at StarHub’s prevailing IDD 018 rates.

 

Promotion applies to calls made to fixed line numbers ONLY and is not valid for calls made to mobile numbers. Calls to mobile numbers are charged at prevailing IDD 018 published rates. Calls made by overseas visitors roaming on StarHub Mobile network, StarHub Mobile customers roaming overseas, or calls forwarded from fixed to mobile lines are also not included in this promotion.

 

# All rates and information are correct as at 30 October 2002 and are subject to change without prior notice.

 

For other terms & conditions, refer to www.starhub.com