10 Mar '11, 10am

Expensive data-roaming woes to be addressed

Many mobile users have also complained of shockingly high bills when they use these devices to surf the Internet overseas. -- PHOTO: AFP CONSUMERS will be able to sign up for a free opt-out service that will prevent them from chalking up huge bills for overseas data roaming and unsolicited SMS contests and games. Minister for Information, Communcations and the Arts Lui Tuck Yew, who announced the initiatives in Parliament on Thursday, said they would help safeguard mobile consumers' interests. With the increased popularity of web-capable mobile devices like the Apple iPhone, many mobile users have also complained of shockingly high bills when they use these devices to surf the Internet overseas. Marine Parade Group Representation Constituency member-of-parliament Lim Biow Chuan, who raised the issue, got a first-hand taste of this when he went overseas recently. He did not...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/...

Tweets

Expensive data-roaming woes to be addressed

straitstimes.com 10 Mar '11, 11pm

Many mobile users have also complained of shockingly high bills when they use these devices to surf the Internet overseas....

Unsolicited SMSes, shocking data roaming bills ...

todayonline.com 10 Mar '11, 11pm

SINGAPORE - Unsolicited SMSes, shocking data roaming bills and uncertainty over actual broadband speeds - the bugbear of c...

Now you can really make full use of your smartp...

todayonline.com 03 Mar '11, 10pm

StarHub customers will soon have less reason to fear racking up shocking amounts in data roaming charges when they use the...

Our reader explains how she racked up a $2,000 ...

straitstimes.com 03 Mar '11, 12am

I WAS happy with my telco provider M1 for more than 10 years until last December. I was on a business trip in Jakarta and ...

Data roaming charges capped to S$100, no more u...

todayonline.com 14 Mar '11, 9pm

SINGAPORE - Mobile operators have until early next year to put in place measures to bar unsolicited chargeable text messag...

Air travel getting more expensive: ST PHOTO: DESMOND LIM AIR fares are climbing, pushed up by the strong global

Air travel getting more expensive: ST PHOTO: DE...

straitstimes.com 04 Mar '11, 4am

The fuel surcharge on Singapore Airlines for a return trip to London has risen to US$256 (S$325) from US$220 in June 2008....

Twitter ordered to give WikiLeaks data to US (via ST iPhone App)

Twitter ordered to give WikiLeaks data to US (v...

straitstimes.com 12 Mar '11, 12am

Twitter was ordered to hand over data of three users in contact with the WikiLeaks website. -- PHOTO: REUTERS WASHINGTON -...