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Read Print The New Way

Enjoy BT45 Anniversary Gift Bundle (worth S$117.90)
when you subscribe to the LTE model of the The BT News Tablet Edition

at only S$39.90/month

with 30-month contract

Find out more details below

Seamless reading experience

Access your e-paper on the exclusive SPHtab app pre-installed on your tablet with a one-time logged in feature

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Read news on the go

Get the news automatically downloaded to your tablet daily over Wi-Fi, and bring your tablet anywhere to read news on the go, even when offiline

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Save & share easily

Save and organise your articles conveniently in your gallery, or share interesting articles and attractive deals with your loved ones.

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Package Details

BT News Tablet is a digital-only package that comes with

A Samsung Galaxy Tablet 

Select from 2 models which will be pre-installed with the SPHtab app

A 2-week e-paper archive

Catch up on news you might have missed

Access to BT app and website 

Unlock subscriber-only articles on the BT app and bt.sg

News Tablet Device Protection Plan*

Your tablet is protected against accidental damages and loss for the first 30 months of your news subscription.

*This plan is underwritten by Great Eastern General Insurance Limited.
Terms and conditions apply. Protected up to specified limits by SDIC.

Select the device that best suits you

Available in both Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (LTE) (S Pen inclusive) and Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 (Wi-Fi)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (LTE only)

Worth S$698

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 (Wi-Fi only)

Worth S$448

Main Display Size

Main Display Size

263.1mm (10.4″)

Main Display Size

263.1mm (10.4″)

Weight

Weight

465 g

Weight

476 g

CPU Speed

CPU Speed

2.3 GHz

CPU Speed

2 GHz, 1.8 GHz (Octa Core)

Memory

Memory

128 GB *
*able to support up to 1TB of MicroSD

Memory

64 GB *
*able to support up to 1TB of MicroSD

Main Camera Resolution:

Main Camera Resolution:

8 Megapixel

Main Camera Resolution:

8 Megapixel

Battery Capacity

Battery Capacity

7,040mAh
Up to 12 hours of internet usage time or 13 hours of video playback

Battery Capacity

7,040mAh
Up to 13 hours of internet usage time

 

S-Pen

S-Pen

S Pen included

S-Pen

Not available

S$39.90 /month
with 30-month contract

S$29.90 /month
with 30-month contract

Present a more professional front

as you get updated with the latest business news and insights on your very own tablet device that doubles up as your work companion

Celebrating BT 45th Anniversary

LTE model Promo Special:

From now till October 31, get The BT News Tablet (LTE model) and receive a BT45 Anniversary Gift Bundle worth S$117.90.

  • Bluetooth Keyboard Case (worth S$88),
  • microSD Card 128GB (worth S$29.90) and,
  • complimentary delivery* of your tablet and gifts

PLUS, stand a chance to win an Airpods Pro worth S$379 when you take part in the BT Anniversary Lucky Draw!
45 sets to be given away!

*We are experiencing a longer processing time in light of the tightened Covid-19 measures. Please expect a delivery lead time of up to 10 – 14 working days.
We thank you for your understanding and patience.

Frequently Asked Questions

About the Bluetooth Keyboard Case

1. Why is the Premium not available with the WiFi option?

The Keyboard case is only compatible with the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (LTE)*.

 

2. What are the colours available for the Premium?

This promotion is only available for the Keyboard Case in Black. 

 

3. Does the Premium come with a warranty?

The Keyboard Case does not come with warranty hence we strongly advise you to test it upon collection/delivery. In the case of a defective product, we will offer a one-to-one exchange within 7 days after collection. For enquiries, please contact us at circs@sph.com.sg or call in to our Customer Service Hotline at 6388 3838.

 

4. I have just purchased my News Tablet (LTE) package. How do I collect my Premium?

The Keyboard Case will be released together with your News Tablet device. Look out for the redemption email sent to your registered email address.

 

5. I am an existing ST News Tablet subscriber. Am I eligible for the Premium?

Existing subscribers holding the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (LTE)* may purchase the Keyboard Case at only $48 (U.P. $88). Kindly call our Customer Service Hotline at 6388 3838. Our Customer Service Hotline operates from Mon – Fri, 8.30am to 6pm, excluding Public Holidays.

*Please note that the tablet case is not compatible with the WiFi models i.e. Galaxy Tab A/A7

Top Questions

  1. How do I know if I am eligible for this promotion?
    Please refer to the following table to check your eligibility. All new and vendor subscribers (currently paying cash to the vendor who delivers papers to your doorstep) are eligible .Existing subscribers who are not currently on a contract can either (1) replace their current subscription with the News Tablet Edition package or (2) add the News Tablet Edition package to their existing subscription and receive a $5 /month discount off the News Tablet Edition package selected .Existing subscribers who are still on a contract can add the News Tablet Package to their existing subscription at the original price of the News Tablet Edition package selected.
    New and Vendor subscribers

    New subscribers Vendor subscribers^
    How to subscribe Click on the subscribe button below Leave your details at

    btsub.sg/subscriber

    Leave your details at

    btsub.sg/subscriber

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (LTE)
    News Tablet Package

    ($39.90/month)

    News Tablet +BT All-Digital-Print Package
    ($67.80/month)*
    News Tablet + BT All-Digital Package
    ($67.80/month)
    News Tablet + BT Personal Edition Package
    ($44.80/month)
    News Tablet + BT Print Package
    ($67.80/month)*
    Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 (Wi-Fi)
    News Tablet Package
    ($29.90/month)
    News Tablet +BT All-Digital-Print Package
    ($57.80/month)*
    News Tablet + BT All-Digital Package
    ($57.80/month)
    News Tablet + BT Personal Edition Package
    ($44.80/month)
    News Tablet + BT Print Package

    ($57.80/month)*

    ^Currently paying cash to the vendor who delivers papers to your doorstep

    *Not Inclusive of monthly delivery charges of $3/$4/$5 depending on your address

    Existing subscribers

    Existing subscribers with contract
    who want to add on to their existing subscription
    Existing subscribers without contract
    Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (LTE)
    News Tablet Package
    ($39.90/month)
    Add on the News Tablet Package to my current BT subscription
    (+$34.90/month)
    Replace my current BT subscription with the News Tablet Package
    ($39.90/month)
    Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 (Wi-Fi)
    News Tablet Package
    ($29.90/month)
    Add on the News Tablet Package to my current BT subscription
    (+$24.90/month)
    Replace my current BT subscription with the News Tablet Package
    ($29.90/month)


    Subscribers can also add-on other publication access to their BT News Tablet package by topping-up via SPHtab app once you have received your device.

    Publication Berita Harian
    (Malay Language)
    Tamil Murasu
    (Tamil Language)
    The Straits Times
    (English Language)
    Lianhe Zaobao + Lianhe Wanbao +
    Shin Min Daily News
    (Chinese  Language)
    Top-up value $14.90/mth $5/mth $19.90/mth $19.90/mth

    If you are an existing News Tablet subscriber of other publication, can top-up $24.90/month via SPHtab app directly to access The Business Times e-paper.

     

  2. How can I redeem my tablet?
    There are 2 ways of redeeming your tablet. You can select your preferred way of redemption during the checkout process.
    A. Self collection (By Appointment Only)
    In line with the government’s safe distancing measures, kindly note that the self-collection at the Redemption Centre is by appointment only. We seek your cooperation and understanding to ensure the safety of our customers.
    Book your appointment here: btsub.sg/booking
    Where to collect: Mojito Redemption Centre, Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, #04-60/61, Singapore 238839
    Operating Hours: 12pm – 8pm (Daily). Closed on Public Holidays
    Contact Number: 6534 8095
    B. Home Delivery (+$15)
    Home delivery is available with a delivery fee of $15.
    Please expect a lead time of up to 7 working days from the date of purchase of your subscription.For more details on the home delivery service, please refer to the following section “Home Delivery of Tablets”
  3. Can I download other apps and read email on my tablet?
    Yes, absolutely! You can download any other apps on your tablet, read your email, and use the browser, just like you would on a regular tablet. 
  4. How many concurrent access do I get with this subscription?
    Other than the pre-loaded SPHtab app that can only be accessed via the Samsung tablet, you also get 1 access to the BT website and 1 access to the BT app.


    If you are bundling the BT News Tablet subscription with another BT package, the total number of concurrent access is the sum of what is given  for the 2 subscriptions.


    For example, if you are subscribed to the News Tablet + BT All-Digital bundle, you will get access to the SPHtab app, 2 concurrent access to the BT website, and 5 concurrent access to the BT app. 
  5. How does this package compare with the rest of BT’s available packages?
    This is a quick summary of how the package compares with the other offerings by BT:

    Package/

    Accesses

    News Tablet
    $39.90/mth
    Tab S6 Lite (LTE)
    News Tablet
    $29.90/mth
    Tab A7 (Wi-Fi)
    All-Digital + Print
    $32.90*/mth
    All-Digital
    $32.90/mth
    Personal Edition
    $9.90/mth
    Print Paper
    BT e-Paper  ✓
    Web Access 1 1 1 1 1
    App Access 1 1 4 4 1
    BT News Tablet Access 1 1

    *Not inclusive of delivery charges.

Package Details, Eligibility and Payment

  1. Does this package come with a print copy delivered to my home?
    No, this is a digital subscription to The Business Times, and no print copies are included.
  2. How do I know if I am eligible for this promotion?
    Please refer to the following table to check your eligibility. All new and vendor subscribers (currently paying cash to the vendor who delivers papers to your doorstep) are eligible. Existing subscribers who are not currently on a contract can either (1) replace their current subscription with the News Tablet Edition package or (2) add the News Tablet Edition package to their existing subscription and receive a $5 /month discount off the News Tablet Edition package selected .Existing subscribers who are still on a contract can add the News Tablet Package to their existing subscription at the original price of the News Tablet Edition package selected.
    New and Vendor subscribers

    New subscribers Vendor subscribers^
    How to subscribe Click on the subscribe button below Leave your details at
    btsub.sg/subscriber
    Leave your details at
    btsub.sg/subscriber
    Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (LTE)
    News Tablet Package
    ($39.90/month)
    News Tablet +BT All-Digital-Print Package
    ($67.80/month)*
    News Tablet + BT All-Digital Package
    ($67.80/month)
    News Tablet + BT Personal Edition Package
    ($44.80/month)
    News Tablet + BT Print Package
    ($67.80/month)*
    Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 (Wi-Fi)
    News Tablet Package
    ($29.90/month)
    News Tablet +BT All-Digital-Print Package
    ($57.80/month)*
    News Tablet + BT All-Digital Package
    ($57.80/month)
    News Tablet + BT Personal Edition Package
    ($44.80/month)
    News Tablet + BT Print Package
    ($57.80/month)*

    ^Currently paying cash to the vendor who delivers papers to your doorstep

    *Not Inclusive of monthly delivery charges of $3/$4/$5 depending on your address

     

    Existing subscribers

    Existing subscribers with contract
    who want to add on to their existing subscription
    Existing subscribers without contract
    How to subscribe Leave your details at
    btsub.sg/subscribe
    Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (LTE)
    News Tablet Package

    ($39.90/month)

    Add on the News Tablet Package to my current BT subscription

    (+$34.90/month)

    Replace my current BT subscription with the News Tablet Package

    ($39.90/month)

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 (Wi-Fi)
    News Tablet Package
    ($29.90/month)
    Add on the News Tablet Package to my current BT subscription
    (+$24.90/month)
    Replace my current BT subscription with the News Tablet Package
    ($29.90/month)

    Subscribers can also add-on other publication access to their BT News Tablet package by topping-up via SPHtab app once you have received your device.

    Publication Berita Harian
    (Malay Language)
    Tamil Murasu
    (Tamil Language)
    The Straits Times
    (English Language)
    Lianhe Zaobao + Lianhe Wanbao + Shin Min Daily News
    (Chinese  Language)
    Top-up value $14.90/mth $5/mth $19.90/mth $19.90/mth

    If you are an existing News Tablet subscriber of other publication, can top-up $24.90/month via SPHtab app directly to access The Business Times e-paper.

     

  3. When will the charging for my subscription begin?
    Your subscription will officially start 2 working days from the date of your purchase. Your first payment will occur on the day you purchase your subscription, and will cover the first period of your subscription from your official subscription start date.This is illustrated in the table below for a subscription purchased on June 1:

    Monthly recurring
    First payment  When will I be charged? Upon purchase of subscription
    How much will I be charged? Subscription fees for the first month, i.e. June 3, 2020 to June 30, 2020
    Second payment  When will I be charged? July 1, 2020
    How much will I be charged? Subscription fees for the second month, i.e. July 1, 2020 to July 31, 2020
  4. Can I start reading The Business Times even before collecting my New Tablet?
    Yes, you will be able to enjoy full access to The Business Times website and app from the day of your subscription. This access will be complimentary until the official start date of your subscription. Simply log on to businesstimes.com.sg or The Business Times app with your account details to start reading.
  5. How many concurrent access do I get with this subscription?
    Other than the pre-loaded SPHtab app that can only be accessed via the Samsung tablet, you also get 1 access to the BT website and 1 access to the BT app. If you are bundling the BT News Tablet subscription with another BT package, the total number of concurrent access is the sum of what is given  for the 2 subscriptions. For example, if you are subscribed to the News Tablet + BT All-Digital bundle, you will get access to the SPHtab app, 2 concurrent access to the BT website, and 5 concurrent access to the BT app.
  6. How do I make payment?
    You can make payment at the subscription Checkout page. We accept various credit card payments.
  7. What happens if I want to terminate my subscription after the contract expires?
    The News Tablet Edition subscription is contracted on a 30-month basis, but recurring billing will continue after your contract expires. If you wish to terminate your subscription after your contract term ends, you can email circs@sph.com.sg and our Customer Service team will assist you.

Home Delivery of Tablets

  1. Will I be able to schedule a specific delivery time (e.g 12pm)?
    No, you will unfortunately not be able to indicate your preferred timing. The News Tablet will be delivered from Mon – Fri (9 am – 6 pm).
  2. What if I am not around during the time of delivery?
    There will be a maximum of two (2) additional attempts to redeliver the tablet to you in the next 7 days. Our SPH drivers will contact you for the redelivery schedule.
  3. Can I make arrangements for the tablet to be left in my letterbox, riser, etc.?
    No. To ensure the safety of your device, the subscriber (identified by the name and corresponding NRIC/FIN number) will need to be present to receive the tablet and acknowledge the receipt through his/her signature.
  4. Can someone else receive the delivery for me?
    Yes, you can authorize someone else to receive the tablet on your behalf. Simply sign off on the authorization form via btsub.sg/authorise, and show it to the courier at the point of redemption for verification. Do note that you will also be required to present the original or photocopies of your identity cards (both you and the person you are authorizing) during the collection, for verification purposes. We will not be collecting the photocopies.
  5. Will I get help to configure my tablet or will I have to do it myself?
    The tablet will be opened and configured prior to the delivery. Please be assured that all tablets will be securely handled by our appointed courier who will ensure that the tablet is delivered in the best condition to your doorstep.
  6. How do I change my contact details or address for the home delivery, if necessary?
    If there is a change in your address and/or contact details, please contact our customer service team at 6388 3838.
  7. I have already purchased the subscription and opted in for delivery, what can I expect next?
    You will be contacted by SPH within the next 7 working days. On the actual day of the delivery, you will receive an SMS or a call from our drivers before the delivery is made. If you have not been contacted within 7 working days, please contact our customer service team at 6388 3838.

Using The Business Times News Tablet

  1. Help! I can’t seem to log in or access the app.
    The App comes with an auto-login function so you only need to login to your account for the first time. If you experience any difficulties in logging in, go to the top right corner of your browser window to open the Settings menu. Tap on Refresh Login under the Services section.
  2. I forgot my password.
    You can reset your password at btsub.sg/reset.
  3. I need help with using the SPHtab (News Tablet) App.
    There is an in-app tutorial flow which you can activate to bring you through the app’s features. Tap on the icon at the top right corner of your browser window and select Show Tutorial to activate this.

Tablet Device Details

  1. Does the tablet support a SIM card?
    Only the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (LTE) is able to support SIM card. Not for Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 (Wi-Fi), but you can connect to Wi-Fi on the tablet to access the internet.
  2. Can I download other apps and read email on my tablet?
    Yes, absolutely! You can download any other apps on your tablet, read your email, and use the browser, just like you would on a regular tablet.
  3. Can I change the lock screen and wallpaper on my tablet?
    During the period of your subscription with us, the SPHtab app, lock screen and wallpaper will be managed by SPH for the purposes of ensuring a seamless and interactive reading experience for you. This allows us to automatically load each day’s e-paper into your app for your reading convenience.
    To find out more about the terms and conditions regarding the management of your device, please refer to point 18 in our T&Cs.
  4. Does the tablet come with an S pen?
    The S Pen only comes with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (LTE) model

Warranty, News Tablet Device Protection Plan and Replacement of Devices

  1. Does the tablet come with a warranty?
    Yes, the tablet does come with a 1-year standard warranty from Samsung. During repair, customers are requested to bring their redemption acknowledgement letter to the servicing centre to verify the date of collection of the tablet.
    For more information on the warranty coverage, please visit btsub.sg/warranty.
  2. How do I register for my warranty?
    Standard Warranty Customers

    • Your 1-year standard warranty with Samsung starts from the day of collection of the tablet as indicated in the Redemption Acknowledgement Receipt.
    • To be entitled to the warranty, you have to register through the Samsung website (btsub.sg/warranty) upon receipt of the tablet.
    • You will be required to upload a photo of the Redemption Acknowledgement Receipt as a Proof of Purchase.
    • To check the status of the warranty, visit the same website above
  3. I lost my device/ need a replacement.
    In the event where a replacement of device is needed, please do not purchase a new set from any other channels, as we will not be able to install the SPHtab (News Tablet) application on devices that are not purchased directly from SPH. Please contact SPH directly at 6388 3838 to purchase a new Samsung device.
  4. News Tablet Device Protection Plan
    Your News Tablet comes with a complimentary News Tablet Device Protection Plan that is valid for 30 months. With the News Tablet Device Protection Plan, your tablet is protected against accidental damages and loss throughout the duration of your news subscription. No action is required from you. Coverage automatically commences one (1) day after the date of redemption as shown on the redemption receipt delivered together with your tablet.
    To learn more about the News Tablet Device Protection Plan, please click here or visit sg.gelife.co/sphtabnew .

    This plan is underwritten by Great Eastern General Insurance Limited.
    Terms and conditions apply. Protected up to specified limits by SDIC.

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

For general enquiries, you can refer to our general FAQ here. Alternatively, you can call in to our Customer Service Hotline at 6388 3838, or email circs@sph.com.sg for assistance.

Our Customer Service Hotline operates from Mon – Fri, 8.30am to 6pm, excluding Public Holidays.

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