SINGAPORE: Internet service provider (ISP) MyRepublic announced a start date for its mobility trial and revealed that more than 13,000 individuals have indicated they are interested in participating in the trial.
In its press release on Thursday (Aug 27), the ISP said it will start its trial on Oct 22, and will be limited to a designated area within Jurong. It is also whittling down the number of participants to 500 and priority will be given to those who work or live near the Jurong East area, as well as MyRepublic subscribers, it said.
While mobile coverage will be limited to the designated area for the trial, there will be no limits on data usage for MyRepublic’s mobility trial participants, it added.
Chosen participants will be provided a smartphone and a mobile SIM card, and they will be able to keep the mobile phone if they complete a list of tasks by the end of the eight-week trial period. Trial registration will close on Sep 8, it said.
Additionally, the ISP said it would offer its broadband subscribers 12 months free subscription to unlimited local mobile data if they win the bid to become Singapore's fourth telco.
“It is an exclusive offer, our way of rewarding our customers who have been very supportive of our business and our mobility plans,” explained Mr Yap Yong Teck, MyRepublic Singapore’s Managing Director. “We want everyone to share our vision and excitement of what Singapore mobility should be.”
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