Singapore, 5 January 2021 – Singtel has given its iconic payphone booths at Tong Building on Orchard Road a new lease of life with 5G connectivity. Named UNBOXED Lite, the payphone booths have been transformed into next-generation multimedia kiosks, providing round-the-clock access to a wide range of Singtel services and complimentary 5G-powered WiFi.
UNBOXED Lite will give all consumers a taste of Singtel’s ultra-fast 5G experience, providing WiFi connections powered by Singtel’s triple-band 5G which utilises 3.5Ghz, 28Ghz and 2100Mhz frequencies. Consumers with any smartphone can connect to the 5G-powered WiFi for free to experience Singtel 5G’s blazing fast speeds, as well as smooth streaming of exclusive 4K content from Love Nature. To provide a safe and secure environment for everyone, all touch surfaces in UNBOXED Lite are disinfected frequently and coated with a long-lasting anti-microbial solution.
Ms Gan Siok Hoon, Managing Director of Sales and Marketing, Consumer Singapore, Singtel, said, “UNBOXED Lite 5G experience zones will allow more consumers to try out Singtel 5G and understand how super-fast speeds and quick response times can elevate their mobile data experience. With 5G set to go mainstream with more devices and applications available in the coming months, we will launch UNBOXED Lite experience zones progressively across the island to bring richer experiences enabled by 5G, AR and VR closer to the consumers.”
UNBOXED Lite features next-generation self-service kiosks powered by mmWave 5G and Singtel’s AI assistant Stella. It offers customers a 24/7 contactless experience for prepaid card purchases and topups, Singtel mobile, fibre broadband and TV subscription sign-ups, instant SIM card replacements and more. UNBOXED Lite is an illustration of how 5G enables innovative business solutions and enhances consumer experiences. By offering reliable high bandwidth connectivity that supports real-time machine communications and artificial intelligence, 5G can also deliver flexibility and efficiency for store deployment without having to lay fibre cables.
Singtel operates Singapore’s fastest 5G network, tapping on 3.5Ghz and 2100 MHz 5G spectrum to deliver mobile speeds of more than 1.2Gbps. To complement its existing 5G coverage, Singtel recently switched on mmWave 5G in several locations across the island, including Orchard Road, the Padang area and Marina Bay Sands Expo.