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30 Jan 2008 - SunPage launches the first International SMS service for registered Post-paid users

SunPage launches the first International SMS service for registered Post-paid users

  • Substantial savings on international SMSs – flat rate of 12 cents per SMS
  • Friendly user-interface
  • Another innovative service in its suite of mobile networking services using IP technology

SINGAPORE – Wednesday, 30 January 2008 – Nexwave Telecoms Pte. Ltd. (“Nexwave Telecoms”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Exchange Mainboard-listed TeleChoice International Limited, today announced the launch of a new, first-of-its kind international Short Messaging System (“SMS”) service, ‘i.SMS’ – International SunPage Message Service, for post-paid SunPage customers. Pre-paid customers will also be able to enjoy this service in the coming months, which will be packaged with the SunPage International Calling Card (“ICC”) and Callback cards. This will enable Pre-paid customers to enjoy two services in one card – ICC and SMS or Callback and SMS.

By using ‘i.SMS’, registered SunPage customers will be able to send international SMSs while overseas to Singapore or to another overseas destination at a flat rate of 12 cents per SMS. This enables substantial cost-savings as compared to normal roaming charges that they would otherwise have had to pay (see Appendix for a comparative table of existing SMS roaming charges by service providers to selected destinations). Customers can also enjoy savings when they send a global SMS from Singapore to their overseas friends and contacts at the same rate of 12 cents per sms. A further feature of this service is that the sender’s actual mobile phone number will be displayed on the recipient’s phone, instead of an unknown service number.

Friendly user-interface enables hassle-free registration, activation and use of application Registered SunPage customers simply register for this new service, at no administration charge, either via WAP, or the internet. Customers can also call SunPage’s Customer CareLine at 3157 3333 for assistance. Once a customer successfully fills up the i.SMS service registration information, the customer will receive an Activation SMS sent to his or her registered mobile number. By clicking on the activation link in the SMS, the customer’s i.SMS account will be enabled and another link will be sent to the customer for the downloading of a Java application and WAP link access. After downloading and installing the application, the customer will be ready to send SMS messages while abroad to Singapore and other countries, enjoying the very attractive and cost-efficient SMS charges.