Tuesday, February 7, 2023

redONE offers free The Star ePaper, with its phone bundle program

redONE Network Sdn Bhd is collaborating with one of Malaysia’s leading English newspaper, The Star to offer free annual subscription of The Star ePaper. redONE is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), currently the only MVNO to offer a postpaid service in Malaysia.


Through this collaboration, any customer who signs up for a redONE phone bundle program with at least 3GB of data a month, will automatically qualify for a free annual subscription to The Star’s ePaper. Users will be able to download an exact replica of the daily print version on their smartphone via The Star’s mobile app, which is available on Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store.

Some of the Huawei devices that are currently being offered as part of the redONE phone bundle program include the Huawei P8 Lite, Huawei Mate 7 and others.

A yearly subscription to The Star’s ePaper usually costs RM180. Through this offer, redONE users will be able to download the daily ePaper, get a new Huawei smartphone or tablet, enjoy unlimited free on-net calls and 3GB of data every month, for a monthly usage commitment of RM88 a month, redONE said in a statement.

Features of The Star ePaper app, according to The Star:

  • Readily available at 7.00 am every day, wherever you are
  • Audio reader reads the news to you while you multitask
  • Share the articles with your family and friends via Facebook, Twitter and e-mail
  • Articles are presented in two easy-to-view formats: newspaper and text
  • Zoom in on the news stories and articles for a better read
  • Access to tools like bookmarks, advanced search, and article ranking

Farid Yunus, Chief Executive Officer of redONE was there to officiate the launch. “We are very excited to be working with The Star on this project. As the leading English daily and ePaper market leader in Malaysia, we are proud to be their partner” he remarked. “At redONE, we try to go completely paperless in all aspect of our business, so we are pleased to extend this eco-friendly philosophy to our subscribers as well. Bundled together with our lowest postpaid plans and attractive Huawei devices, we are giving all Malaysians the convenience of having your paper in your palm, whenever and wherever its needed.” he added.

Group Managing Director and CEO of Star Media Group Bhd, Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai commented, “As a newcomer to the telco industry, redONE has proved to be a serious force to be reckoned with, judging by their substantial year-on-year subscriber growth. With this partnership, redONE subscribers will now get to enjoy not only The Star ePaper, but also have access to four regional publications (China Daily Asia Weekly, The Nation, The Philippines Daily Inquirer and Jakarta Post) and eFlavours.”

redOne told MalaysianWireless that it will soon offer a similar bundling offer with Malay newspaper, Sinar Harian and Chinese newspaper, Sin Chew Daily.

More details on the redONE website.

Kugan is the co-founder of MalaysianWireless. He has been observing the mobile industry since 2003. Connect with him on Twitter: @scamboy

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