SingTel Introduces Store and Share Cloud Storage Service
SingTel’s Store and Share is the first Singapore-based cloud storage service which offers consumers up to 10GB of free online storage for their documents, photos, music, videos and other multimedia content. Available for Apple and Android smartphones and tablets, as well as PCs, Store and Share ensures that users will always have their digital content on hand wherever they go.
The service allows users to upload photos and videos instantly to their online folders from their smartphones and back up their mobile contacts. It automatically synchronises their digital content across their mobile devices and PCs. Store and Share enables sharing of files and folders via SMS, social networks, instant messaging and email. In addition, it is equipped with powerful tools to allow users to edit photos and documents on the move and save them immediately to their online folders.
With the Smart Backup feature, users can schedule a regular automatic back up of their PCs. They can choose to back up all the contents of their computer or only specific drives or files. For example, they can choose to back up only photos. The service is intelligent enough to save only files that have been created or modified since the last back up.
Store and Share with 10GB of storage is offered to all SingNet fibre broadband customers at no charge. SingTel 3G Flexi and iFlexi mobile plan customers enjoy 500MB of free storage. SingNet ADSL broadband customers can enjoy 2GB at $1 per month, 10GB at $4 per month or 30GB at $8 per month. Mio Home subscribers can enjoy 10GB at $3 per month. Additional storage is available at $0.50 per month per additional 500MB.
This heats up the competition as new (Google Drive) and potential (S-Cloud) players join in the ranks with seasoned cloud services like Dropbox, Apple's iCloud and Microsoft's SkyDrive. The former has recently doubled the amount of free storage space one gets for every successful referral to its service. To add on, Android vendors like HTC and Sony have also partnered with Dropbox in a bid to boost the appeal of their mobile devices. It is interesting to see how a local telco would come into play here.
For more information, check out www.singtel.com/storeandshare.