Singapore is the first in the world to get the Samsung Galaxy S but somehow the phone has caught on with a wrong kind of media presence in Singapore. Singtel has manage to bundled the phone with Super Junior Concert tickets that had lead to Super Junior fans to speculate on buying the phone just to get the tickets and also bidding war looms on both the Samsung Mobile Singapore Facebook pages and also local forums for the concert tickets.
Singtel Press Release :
Singapore, May 27, 2010 – Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, announced that the hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S (Model: GT-I9000) smartphone will be available to SingTel Group customers from 4 June 2010. SingTel will be the first in the world to introduce Galaxy S in Singapore, followed by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Optus, and regional associates, AIS, Globe and Telkomsel.
“Being the first operator globally to introduce the breakthrough Samsung Galaxy S is a landmark as it puts SingTel customers ahead of the world. With a combined regional mobile customer base of 293 million, SingTel can leverage that buying power to secure the latest in handset and service innovations. SingTel’s collaboration with Samsung to introduce this breakthrough device signifies its commitment to be a multimedia solutions company as well as its commitment to bring latest device and best mobile experience to its customers.
“Samsung, the world’s largest TV manufacturer brings its innovative multimedia expertise to this mobile phone. Our customers will be the envy in the market, being the first to enjoy this powerful Android 2.1 multimedia smartphone with an ultra-responsive SUPER AMOLED screen. Our value-packed Galaxy 3G price plans at launch offer our customers additional talk time, live MobileTV viewing and unlimited music downloads from the award-winning AMPed music service for an enhanced multimedia mobile experience,” said Mr Yuen Kuan Moon, Executive Vice President, Consumer Group, SingTel.