For two days, from tomorrow (Oct 31 to Nov 01 2009), SingTel will be hosting the INQ Mini 3G Roadshow in Plaza Singapura (Singapore) where you stand a chance of meeting MediaCorp artistes Dai Yang Tian (Oct 31 @ 8 pm) and Elvin Ng (Nov 01 @ 8 pm).
SingTel has a good offer for INQ Mini 3G this round if you print out the following coupon:
You get the following with the coupon printed out (print it here):
Free pack of 3 INQ Mini 3G battery covers (worth SGD34.95)
Waiver or registration fee and SIM card charges (worth SGD42.80)
If you do get an INQ Mini 3G on the roadshow, you’re eligible for a lucky draw with prizes redemption of a 12-month SingTel mobile subscription. One winner will be picked on each day.
So head down to Plaza Singapura (Singapore) between 11 am to 10 pm on days Oct 31, Nov 01 for the INQ Mini 3G roadshow!
Last August Citibank Singapore launched its mobile banking platform to enable their customers greater banking options. The can be seen as an all-in-one solution that allows customers to do regular banking transactions and get real-time information through their mobile phones. I’ll show you one of their key services — Citi Mobile.
Citibank customers can take advantage of the new service using their existing Citibank Online logins:
There are no additional tools to download and uses a two-factor authentication through an encrypted connection. The One-Time PIN (OTP) is sent via a flash SMS, an SMS that is sent as a layer on top of your browser for mobile banking browser-supported mobile phones. This would mean that you do not have to close your browser to check the OTP in your SMS inbox. Take a look at the screen shot:
In addition, no financial information is stored on the mobile phone. The security features of Citi Mobile ensures it is as secure as Citibank Online.
Essentially Citi Mobile is a streamlined version of Citibank Online targeting mobile users. You can perform payment transfers as you would in Citibank Online which is the full fledge internet banking destination for Citibank:
What’s striking asides the scarlet back is the strong focus on integration with social media applications such as Twitter, Facebook and Windows Live Messenger. Now you can stay connected with your pals where ever you are. INQ mobile also added push Gmail and iTunes synchronization recently, a very welcome addition to the already feature-packed phone. INQ also supports multitasking, the change in icon during incoming messages, friend requests and updates is a nice touch.
Here’s Walt Mossberg opinion on the INQ “facebook” phone:
Walt Mossberg & Katherine Boehret about the “facebook phone”
The INQ is equipped with a 3.2 megapixel camera that’s perfect of capturing candid moments of your friends and share them to Facebook before they can stop you. INQ positions itself as a simple yet feature-rich device to keep you connected to your social circle. The simplicity becomes evident as they chose not to ship a manual and instead have a Help Cards section of their website which guides you on the features of INQ rather than teaches you how to find or use them.