Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Jocelyn & Lennart's Free & Easy Trip to Seoul, Korea 01/11/13 - 06/11/13 continued : Singtel Data Autoroam application

Alright this is the continuation of the Singtel Data Autoroam application as I was talking about in my previous posts, its a breeze applying for it especially for people who need to be online while overseas
*Note that this is for Singtel Mobile Users only

Its pretty easy, just download the Singtel app or update your Singtel app to the latest version.

Login with your Onepass account ID and password or apply for one if you don't have one yet.

1) After you Login, tap on the Usage icon at the bottom left of the screen.

2) Tap on Roaming at the top of the screen.

3) Tap on subscribe DataRoam Saver Plan.

4) They have 1 day for 1 country, 3 days for 1 country, 5 days for 1 country etc etc. select your days option. 

5) Select the country which you will be using it, for us it's South Korea, SK Telecom which is their partnering company provider for the service and beside it they will show the amount to be paid for the amount of days which you will be using for the unlimited data usage.

6) Select the prefered date of activation and the end date (Please note that if you selected let's say 6th Nov as the end date, the service will terminate on 6th Nov 2359hrs so its a full day thing).

7) After you confirmed, the rest is pretty self-explanatory, they will send you an SMS to confirm your subscription, it works for users with multi-sim cards.

Ok so what's so cool about this new app; once you're overseas and at the selected start date of when you want to use the data roam, you tap "Enable Data Roaming(Network)", you are now on Data Roaming, however not to worry because this app helps you to Network Lock.

Meaning if you are not on the preferred partnering network which is providing the Data Roam, it cuts off your data roam to protect you from incurring pay-per-use data charges, in this case for South Korea, its SK - Telecom. So for the 'Socialites' out there who has or need to be on social networks all the time be it to post your latest shopping loots or favourite food etc. Upload away it's unlimited data use!

Oh if for some reason you lost network connection or off from the preferred network, it will try to help you get logged backed in. For my case, I didn't get offed from the preferred network till the last day due to me being in a poor network area and I manually searched and connect back to the preferred network after a few mins because the signal was poor at that area.

*PS, ok I'm not writing this post for Singtel, just that I felt it was really useful for those who are willingly to pay that fee for unlimited data roaming, which I could hotspot and share it with Jocelyn for her to surf Facebook and upload some of our photos on the go outside, she's using Starhub but we're not sure if Starhub provides the same service as well but it's a one stone kill 2 birds thing so why not*

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