Singtel Launches Singapore’s First All-in-One Mobile Payments Solutionby Fintechnews Singapore May 10, 2016
Singtel today unveiled a new version of its popular mobile payments app, Singtel Dash, in conjunction with the launch of the Singtel Transit NFC SIM.
Singtel Dash is Singapore’s first all-in-one mobile payments solution – offering fast and secure transit payments and top-ups, in-store and online retail payments, as well as local and overseas money transfers. Everyone in Singapore can access Singtel Dash for their payments needs, regardless of their telco relationship or device.
The Singtel Transit NFC SIM effectively transforms NFC phones into ez-link cards. Via the Singtel Dash app, customers can enjoy the ease of checking and topping up their ez-link balances on the go. Customers using the Singtel Transit NFC SIM will also enjoy added peace of mind as Singtel will assist in registering them for EZ-Link ‘Activate!’(*).
Ms Gan Siok Hoon, Singtel’s Vice President of mCommerce said, “Singapore has the potential to be the next mobile payments hotspot with its pervasive mobile connectivity and 150% smartphone penetration rate. Singaporeans should move forward with an efficient and trusted payments solution and Singtel Dash offers these capabilities. We are excited to enhance our payments ecosystem with everyday services such as transit, and end-to-end security features, giving our customers unprecedented convenience and peace of mind. Singtel Dash is truly a mobile payments solution designed for life in Singapore!”
To celebrate the launch of the Singtel Transit NFC SIM and the new Singtel Dash, Singtel is teaming up with Samsung to offer free rides on buses, MRT, LRT and taxis from today until 31 May 2016. This is exclusively for Singtel Dash customers who register for the Singtel Transit NFC SIM on selected Samsung phones. All Dash customers will also be treated to special Dash $1 Deals near MRT stations and bus interchanges at all Singtel retail shops, 7-Eleven, Cheers and Watsons outlets island-wide, from now until 31 May 2016(**).
“Samsung tops the list with most phone models approved for the NFC SIM with 10 approved phone models, including the Galaxy S7 4G+ and S7 edge 4G+. Our participation in the NFC SIM is another avenue for us to enhance the Samsung ecosystem beyond hardware and innovation, to enrich the total mobile experience for consumers,” said Mr Eugene Goh, Vice President, IT & Mobile, Samsung Electronics Singapore.
In addition to its new transit payment and top-up, the Singtel Dash app has introduced several new features:
- Top-up from any bank account(***): Customers can now easily top-up their Singtel Dash balance via any bank account. This means that customers can carry the convenience of cash on their smartphones in just a few taps.
- Send money overseas: Customers can send money to their friends and family in Indonesia, Philippines, India and China when they sign up for the remittance service.
- Deals and rewards: Customers can access the latest deals and rewards on the app and can be notified if there is a promotion near them.
Singtel Dash will also welcome Prime Taxis to its extensive taxi network with a progressive rollout starting today. The taxi payment experience has been further enhanced where customers no longer need to enter the taxi number in order to complete the payment.
The Singtel Transit NFC SIM is now available at all Singtel retail stores. For a limited period, the usual S$5 EZ-Link registration fee will also be waived. New and existing Dash customers can download the new Singtel Dash app for free on the Apple App Store and Google Play. More information on Dash is available at www.dash.com.sg
All pictures are provided from SingTel.