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SingTel blazes ahead in the multimedia arena with AMPedTM, an unsurpassed music experience

SingTel blazes ahead in the multimedia arena with AMPedTM, an unsurpassed music experience

Besides unlimited music downloads, mobile customers can join an inclusive music community, enjoy exclusive showcases and breakthrough music services
 
First-of-its-kind service in Asia, available across widest range of multi-brand 3G handsets
 
Singapore, 14 June 2009 -- Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) today launched SingTel AMPed, an interactive music experience for postpaid mobile customers. This unique service, developed in strategic partnership with Universal Music Group (UMG), is the first-of-its-kind in Asia that goes beyond offering unlimited music downloads.
 
AMPed customers can access music videos, the latest entertainment news and gossip, as well as pre-album releases for free. There will also be opportunities for them to meet their favourite stars and interact online with like-minded music fans. The multi-platform service will be available on the widest range of 3G handsets across brands, which is another outstanding feature of AMPed.
 
Mr Allen Lew, SingTel’s CEO Singapore, said: “SingTel, with Universal Music Group, will take our customers’ mobile music experience to unprecedented heights with AMPed. AMPed is another demonstration of SingTel’s transformation into a multimedia solutions company and how we are constantly developing new and innovative solutions that are relevant to our customers’ needs.”
 
Mr Rob Wells, Senior Vice President of Digital from Universal Music Group International, said: “Universal Music is extremely happy to be part of the launch of AMPed in Singapore which we truly believe will redefine the landscape of digital music services in the market. With the roll-out of AMPed, SingTel customers will be in step with some of the best digital music offerings worldwide.”

No data charges for unlimited music downloads across the widest range of handsets
 
AMPed is offered at no additional cost on selected mobile plans, allowing SingTel customers to enjoy the ultimate mobile music experience with peace of mind. Customers can browse and download songs to their hearts’ content, on their handsets and PCs, without having to worry about data charges. The AMPed music library comprises popular songs from different genres and eras, ranging from evergreen to contemporary hits.
 
Together with SingTel’s unrivalled high-speed 3G network, customers will find it effortless to enjoy, share and download a wide range of songs quickly. A typical song download through the mobile application is expected to take about one minute[1].
 
Mr Lew added: “AMPed will totally transform the way people listen to music on the go. This comprehensive music suite goes beyond music downloads, redefining our customers’ music experience and keeping them coming back for more. We have upped the ante for music lovers as they are free to enjoy breakthrough AMPed features on the widest range of 3G handsets. This allows them to enjoy an affordable service on their existing handsets that they are familiar with. The user-friendly features like chat and song sharing, plus being a member of the vibrant AMPed community, also foster stronger social interaction and bonding.”
 
Fully interactive and social music experience through mobile and PC
 
AMPed offers a truly differentiated music experience, enabling customers to interact with other music fans, creating a unique social music community through their mobile phone and PC.
 
Key features of AMPed include:
 
  • Interactive AMPed music portal with extensive search features: Customers can search the music store and browse for songs through the user-friendly interface with categories like ‘Artiste’, ‘Album’, ‘New Releases’, ‘Top Downloads’, ‘Recommended Hits’, ‘Shared Playlists’ and even playlists based on customers’ ‘Moods’. They can also access their favourite artiste’s blog and official website for the latest updates.
  • Simple mobile application: Customers can download music easily through a specially designed user interface on their mobile phones. They can update their personal profiles anytime, access playlists from artistes and other members, and be updated with the latest music news.
  • Auto-synchronisation of playlists: Playlists from the AMPed web portal or mobile application will be synchronised automatically in real-time.
  • Chat function and album reviews, with direct links to social networking sites: Customers can upload reviews and comments instantly, allowing them to upload photos, share and chat about their experiences with other music lovers. They can even link their news to popular social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, offering even greater interaction.
 
Songs to own and share, up close and personal with the stars
 
To enhance the social music experience further, customers get to enjoy these exclusive benefits:
  • Select 15 songs to own and share every month. Customers can transfer them to various music playback devices, share them with friends and keep them indefinitely. Unused track entitlements can be cumulatively rolled over until the end of the subscription period.
  • Meet their favourite stars and receive priority invitation to exclusive music showcases, autograph signings and meet-and-greet sessions up to six times a year, the first being the Lady Gaga showcase on 14 June.
  • Access three full-length music videos, free of charge, on the interactive web portal. These videos are refreshed weekly. In addition, while customers are listening to their favourite hits, they can also preview clips of the music video, if available.
 

AMPed price plans
 
There are various options for customers to enjoy the AMPed service. For selected phones, AMPed is bundled free-of-charge without customers having to sign up for new plans.
 
AMPed isalsoavailable at no additional cost on Broadband on Mobile (200MB) value-added service or SingTel’s 3G Flexi plans. All plans come with bundled data for Internet surfing and unlimited data for AMPed music browsing and downloads. 
 
Customers have the flexibility of signing up for a Broadband on Mobile value-added service below to complement their existing mobile plans:
 
 
Broadband on Mobile (200MB) - AMPed
Monthly subscription
$9.90
Free local data for Internet surfing
 
200MB
Now comes with FREE UNLIMITED data for music browsing and downloads at up to 7.2Mbps download speed
 
Alternatively, SingTel customers can enjoy the unlimited music downloads and other benefits as long as they sign up for any of the following 3G Flexi plans: 
 
 
3G Flexi Lite - AMPed
3G Flexi -
AMPed
3G Flexi Plus - AMPed
Free incoming calls all-day
Monthly subscription
$39
$56
$95
Free local calls (outgoing)
100 minutes
200 minutes
500 minutes
Free local SMS
 
500
Free local data for Internet surfing
 
500MB
1GB
2GB
Now comes with FREE UNLIMITEDdata for music browsing and downloads
at up to 7.2Mbps download speed
 
For more information on AMPed, click on www.singtelAMPed.com
 
 
About SingTel
SingTel is Asia's leading communications group with operations and investments around the world. Serving both the corporate and consumer markets, it is committed to bringing the best global communications solutions to customers in the Asia Pacific and beyond. 
 
With significant operations in Singapore and Australia (through wholly-owned subsidiary SingTel Optus), the Group provides a comprehensive portfolio of services that includes voice and data solutions over fixed, wireless and Internet platforms, as well as infocomm technology and pay TV.
 
To serve the needs of multi-national corporations, SingTel has a network of 37 offices in 19 countries and territories throughout Asia Pacific,Europe and the United States. These offices enable SingTel to deliver reliable and quality network solutions to its customers, either on its own or jointly with local partners.
 
The Group also has major investments in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines and Thailand. Together with its regional partners, SingTel is Asia’s largest multi-market mobile operator, serving more than 249 million customers in eight markets.
 
SingTel employs more than 23,000 people worldwide and had a turnover of S$14.93 billion (US$10.37 billion) and net profit after tax of S$3.45 billion (US$2.40 billion) for the year ended 31 March 2009. More information can be found @ www.singtel.com and www.optus.com.au
 
About Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group (UMG) is the market leader in the music industry with global sales at an estimated worldwide market share of 38.5%.
 
Its Universal Music Group is the world's largest music company with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 77 countries. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, the industry\'s leading global music publishing operation. Its labels include Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Island Def Jam Music Group, Lost Highway Records, Machete Music, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Philips, Polydor Records, Universal Music Latino, Universal Motown Republic Group, Universal South Records and Verve Music Group, as well as a multitude of record labels owned or distributed by its record company subsidiaries around the world. The Universal Music Group owns the most extensive catalog of music in the industry, which is marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music Enterprises (in the U.S.) and Universal Strategic Marketing (outside the U.S.). Universal Music Group also includes eLabs, a new media and technologies division, Bravado, its merchandising company, and Twenty-First Artists, its full service management division.
 
Universal Music Group is a unit of Vivendi, a global media and communications company.
 
 

 


[1]Time for song downloading is based on an estimate song file size of about 2.5MB.