07 August 2009

Singapore , 7 August 2009 StarHub today announced that it will launch a new social networking value-added service tomorrow, which allows its mobile post-paid customers to enjoy unlimited local access to Windows Live Messenger and Facebook from mobile devices, at no data usage charges.

This announcement makes StarHub the first mobile service provider in Asia to offer free local data access to Windows Live Messenger and Facebook, which are fast gaining popularity with mobile customers in Singapore, particularly the youths who are avid users of social networking services to keep in touch with friends.

Said Mr Chan Kin Hung, Head of Products and Solutions at StarHub: “StarHub has been working closely with our handset partners to provide an optimised user experience for popular social networking services, such as Windows Live Messenger and Facebook, on mobile devices. With StarHub’s new social networking value-added service that offers free, unlimited local access to their favourite social networking applications, our customers are able to enjoy an exciting social life as they can stay connected with their friends anywhere, anytime, with complete peace of mind now!”

At launch, StarHub’s social networking service is available to customers using selected handset models pre-installed with the Windows Live Messenger and/or Facebook clients, such as Samsung OMNIA II, HTC Diamond 2, Nokia E63 and the new LG GM730 multimedia touch-screen smartphone.

LG GM730 available through StarHub is exclusively pre-installed with the Facebook client which allows mobile users a one-click easy access from the home screen. LG GM730 will start to retail tomorrow at all StarHub Shops and Exclusive Partners' outlets.

To use Windows Live Messenger or Facebook from a supported mobile device, customers simply launch the application from the phone menu. No prior registration with StarHub is required.

To check the current line-up of supported handsets, customers can visit StarHub's website. More mobile phone models will be added to the list gradually.