M1 to offer LTE nationwide from 15 September

M1, a Singaporean mobile operator will make a nationwide 4G service available from 15 September. M1’s LTE service, operating on its dual band network in the 1800 MHz and 2600 MHz spectrum, will encompass both street level and in-building coverage with theoretical download speeds of up to 75 Mbps, and typical download speeds at fixed locations ranging from 6.9 Mbps to 17.4 Mbps. M1 will also offer LTE roaming services in Hong Kong with partner SmarTone and more countries and operators will be added in the future.

At launch, 4G devices that will be available include handsets: Samsung Galaxy Note LTE, Samsung Galaxy SII LTE, HTC One XL, and LG Optimus True HD LTE. M1 will also offer two tablets (Asus Transformer Pad TF300TL and Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE) and the Huawei E392 USB modem and mobile the Huawei E589 mobile Wi-Fi modem. M1 also launched new smarthone and mobile broadband plans.

The 4G smartphone plans start at SGD 49.70 per month for 120 minutes, 600 SMS messages, and 2 GB of data, and range to SGD 208.70 per month for unlimited voice minutes, 2,000 messages, and 12 GB of data. The plans include unlimited calls to three on-net numbers and excess data is priced at SGD 5.35 per GB, capped at SGD 94.16. The mobile broadband plans start at SGD 24.84 per month for 2 GB, followed by a 5 GB plan for SGD 36.84 per month, and a 10 GB plan for SGD 52.84 per month.

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