20 Apr '11, 8am

Singapore, Malaysia to reduce mobile roaming rates from May 1

SINGAPORE: Singapore and Malaysia will gradually reduce mobile roaming charges between both countries from May 1. This means mobile phone users in Singapore will pay up to 30 per cent less for voice calls and up to 50 per cent less for SMSes when in Malaysia. This is according to the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), which added that it will be cheaper to call and SMS across the causeway. IDA's director general, Leong Keng Thai said: "When Singaporean consumers travel to Malaysia, they will have a lower bill, or they can make more calls; longer calls, send more smses, without having to worry about high roaming charges." He added that traditionally, roaming charges have been high and there is even more room for it to be lowered. The reduction came about after a meeting of ASEAN's Information and Telecommunication Ministers in 2008, where they agree to initiate a study o...

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