The Business Times News Tablet Edition

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A (Wi-Fi)
$29.90/month
(30-month contract)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (LTE)
$39.90/month
(30-month contract)

 

Experience the BT e-paper at its most intuitive, without having to worry about user IDs and passwords. Flip through an electronic copy of the BT print edition in the SPHtab e-paper app. Zoom and share with a pinch or a tap. In addition, you get full access to the BT website and Android app.

 

 

Enjoy a seamless reading experience on the go with the Business Times News Tablet Edition!

 

Subscribe to enjoy the BT-exclusive premium Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (LTE) worth S$698 (S Pen inclusive) at an introductory offer of $39.90/month on a 30-month contract.

 

The BT News Tablet Edition is also available in the Samsung Galaxy Tab A (Wi-Fi) at $29.90/month on a 30-month contract.

Christmas Special : Gift bundle worth $150 when you SUBSCRIBE today!

– Limited edition BT tablet cover
– Samsung EVO Plus microSD Memory Card 128GB
– 30-month News Tablet Device Protection Plan
– Free delivery
Receive it within 3 working days!
Promotion ends December 31 or while stocks last.

Package Details

Tablet Specification

Tablet Model:

Samsung Galaxy
Tab A (Wi-Fi)

Samsung Galaxy
Tab S6 Lite (LTE)

Subscription Plan: $29.90/month with 30-month contract. $39.90/month with 30-month contract.
Worth: $398 $698
Main Display Size 255.4mm (10.1″) 263.1mm (10.4″)
Weight: 469g 465g
CPU Speed: 1.8GHz 2.3GHz
Memory: 32GB, able to support up to 512GB of MicroSD 128GB, able to support up to 1TB of MicroSD
Main Camera Resolution: 8.0MP 8.0MP
Battery Capacity: 6150mAh, Up to 13 hours of internet usage time 7,040mAh, Up to 12 hours of internet usage time and 13 hours of video playback
S Pen Support: Not available Available (S Pen inclusive)

Need more digital access? Still prefer the printed editions?

Get $5 off your subscription package when you bundle your News Tablet with another Business Times package! Leave us your contact details at btsub.sg/subscriber and you’re on your way to a bundled subscription!

Visit our FAQ section to check out the subscription fees for our bundled packages.

There are 2 ways to collect your tablet.

Option 1: Self-collection

Select “Self-collection” during checkout.

Look out for a redemption email within 1 day of your purchase.

Make an appointment via the link provided in your redemption email.

Present your redemption email at the Redemption Centre to pick up your tablet.

Get your News Tablet delivered, free.

“Home delivery” will be auto opt-in during checkout.

Look out for an SMS/email from DHL Express Singapore with your Tracking ID within the next 3-4 working days.

Start reading immediately on bt.sg or BT app with your mySPH username and password.

You will receive an SMS and email notification from DHL Express Singapore on the day of the delivery. Please be physically present to receive the tablet.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 Subscribe at btsub.sg/tablet Leave your details at

    btsub.sg/subscribe

    Leave your details at

    btsub.sg/subscribe

    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 A (10.1″) 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 A (10.1″) 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)

  2. How can I redeem my tablet?Complimentary delivery service will be provided, and your tablet will be delivered to the billing address provided during check out.
    You will receive an update via SMS email once your tablet is ready to be dispatched from our warehouse. You can then expect your parcel to reach you within 3-4 working days from the day you subscribe.
    To deliver to another address, you can respond to the SMS or email sent by DHL. Alternatively please contact DHL LiveChat, available 24/7 daily here.
  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 A Wifi

    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/ 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 Subscribe at btsub.sg/tablet Leave your details at

    btsub.sg/subscribe

    Leave your details at

    btsub.sg/subscribe

    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 A (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 A (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)

  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 while the rest of the subscriptions packages are contracted on a 24-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.

Tablet Redemption

  1. How can I redeem my tablet?Complimentary delivery service will be provided, and your tablet will be delivered to the billing address provided during check out.

    You will receive an update via SMS email once your tablet is ready to be dispatched from our warehouse. You can then expect your parcel to reach you within 3-4 working days from the day you subscribe.

    To deliver to another address, you can respond to the SMS or email sent by DHL. Alternatively please contact DHL LiveChat, available 24/7 daily here.

Home Delivery of Tablets

  1. Will I be able to schedule a specific delivery time (e.g 12pm)?
    Delivery timing option is subject to availability. You may select a new delivery date up to seven calendar days from the originally scheduled date. The changes can be made from the sms and email alert sent to you by DHL.
  2. What if I am not around during the time of delivery?
    There will be a maximum of one (1) additional attempt to redeliver the tablet to you in the next seven calendar days. You can also reschedule with the DHL via the sms and email alert sent to you. Alternatively, please contact DHL LiveChat, available 24/7 daily here.
  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 authorise someone else to receive the tablet on your behalf. Simply sign off on the authorisation 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 authorising) 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, you can make the changes with DHL directly via the sms and email alert sent to you. Alternatively, please contact DHL LiveChat, available 24/7 daily here.
  7. I have already purchased the subscription and opted in for delivery, what can I expect next?
    An SMS and email alerts from DHL will keep you informed of scheduled delivery. Notifications are sent at pick-up, when out for delivery, and proactively for service incidents.If you do not receive your SMS or email within 3-4 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 A (10.1″) 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 17 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
  5. Is the Samsung Galaxy Tablet the latest model in the market?Yes, it is the latest Tab A Wi-Fi 10.1” (as at Jan 28, 2020). The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (LTE) launched in May 2020.

Warranty, 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 (stsub.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 PlanYour 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 g.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 and Sat – Sun, 8.30am – 12pm, excluding Public Holidays.

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