The power of accessibility,
paired with everyday convenience

Be ready to surf the latest news on the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

from only $24.90/month

with 30-month contract

The power of accessibility,
paired with everyday convenience

Be ready to surf the latest news on the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

from only $24.90/month

with 30-month contract

News at your fingertips

Read the news on the go, even when offline. The day’s news automatically downloads to your tablet over Wi-Fi.

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Save & share easily

Conveniently store digital newspaper clippings in your phone gallery, or share them with your loved ones.

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Expand your reading, expand your world

Read other titles to gain different perspectives with our lineup of e-magazines.

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The little things that matter

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

Samsung Galaxy Tablet

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

2-week e-paper archive

Catch up on news you might have missed

Access to ST app and website

Unlock subscriber-only articles on the ST app and straitstimes.com

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

Choose between the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (LTE) and the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 (Wi-Fi)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (LTE)

Worth $698

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 (Wi-Fi)

Worth $448

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Main Display Size

Main Display Size

263.1mm (10.4″)

Main Display Size

263.1mm (10.4″)

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

Back Camera

Back Camera

8 Megapixel

Back Camera

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 12 hours of internet usage time or 13 hours of video playback

Weight

Weight

465 g

Weight

476 g

S Pen

S Pen

S Pen inclusive

S Pen

Not available

$34.90 /month
with 30-month contract

$24.90 /month
with 30-month contract

Frequently Asked Questions

Top Questions

1. Who is eligible for this promotion? 

All new and vendor subscribers (currently paying cash to the vendor who delivers papers to your doorstep) are eligible.

Existing subscribers with no current contract can either:

  • replace their current subscription with the News Tablet Package or 
  • add the News Tablet Package to their existing subscription for an additional $19.90/month (U.P. $24.90/month) for a Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 (Wi-Fi) or $29.90/month (U.P. $34.90/month) for a Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (LTE). 

Existing subscribers with a contract can add the News Tablet Package to their existing subscription for an additional $24.90/month for a Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 (Wi-Fi) or $34.90/month for a Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (LTE).

 

2. I belong to the category of customers who are eligible for the promotion, but I can’t seem to check out via the e-shop page. What do I do?

We’re sorry for the inconvenience. Please call 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.

 

3. How can I redeem my tablet?

There are 2 ways of redeeming your tablet if you are eligible for this promotion. You can select your preferred way of redemption during the checkout process.

  1. Self collection (by appointment only)
  2. Home Delivery (+$15)

Please expect a waiting time of up to 2 weeks for delivery from the date of purchase of your subscription. We will send you a WhatsApp alert to confirm delivery date and time.

More details on the redemption will be included in the redemption email sent to you after the purchase.

 

4. 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, as you would on a regular tablet.

 

5. How many concurrent access do I get with this subscription?

Besides the pre-loaded SPH Tab app that can only be accessed via the Samsung tablet, you also get 1 access to the ST website and 1 access to the ST app concurrently.

If you are bundling the ST News Tablet subscription with another ST package, you will get the total number of concurrent access for the 2 subscriptions.

For example, if you are subscribed to the News Tablet + ST All-Digital bundle, you will get access to the SPH Tab app, 2 concurrent access to the ST website, and 5 concurrent access to the ST app, making a total of 8.

 

6. How does this package compare with the rest of ST’s available packages?

Here’s a quick summary of how the package compares with other ST offerings:

Package/

Accesses

News Tablet 

from $24.90/mth

ST All-Digital + Print 

$29.90*/mth

ST All-Digital

$29.90/mth

ST Basic-Digital

$14.90/mth

Print Paper
ST e-paper
Web Access 1 1 1 1
App Access 1 4 4 2
ST News Tablet Access 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 Straits Times, and does not include the print newspaper.

 

2. How do I know if I am eligible for this promotion?

All new and vendor subscribers (currently paying cash to the vendor who delivers papers to your doorstep) are eligible.

Existing subscribers with no current contract can either:

  • replace their current subscription with the News Tablet Package or 
  • add the News Tablet Package to their existing subscription for an additional $19.90/month (U.P. $24.90/month) for a Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 (Wi-Fi) or $29.90/month (U.P. $34.90/month) for a Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (LTE).

Existing subscribers with a contract can add the News Tablet Package to their existing subscription for an additional $24.90/month for a Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 (Wi-Fi) or $34.90/month for a Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (LTE).

 

3. Can I bundle the News Tablet with another Straits Times subscription?

Yes! You’ll get $5 off your subscription package when you bundle your News Tablet with any other Straits Times package. And you will get the total number of concurrent accesses given to the 2 subscriptions – which is a total of 8!

Give us a call at 6388 3838 to start your bundle now!

News Tablet + ST Basic Digital + ST All-Digital  + ST All-Digital+Print 
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 (Wi-Fi) $34.80/month $49.80/month $49.80*/month
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (LTE) $44.80/month $59.80/month $59.80*/month

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

 

4. When will the billing for my subscription start?

Your subscription will officially start 2 working days from the date of your purchase.

Your first payment will begin on the day you purchase your subscription, and will cover the first period of your subscription from your official subscription start date. 

See table below for a subscription purchased on June 1 as an example:

Monthly recurring
First payment  When will I be charged?  Upon purchase of subscription 
How much will I be charged?  Subscription fee 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 fee for the second month, i.e. July 1, 2020 to July 31, 2020

 

5. Can I start reading The Straits Times even before collecting my New Tablet?

Yes, you will enjoy full access to The Straits Times website and app from the day of your subscription. This access is complimentary until the official start date of your subscription.

Simply log in to straitstimes.com or The Straits Times app with your account details to start reading – with unlimited access!

 

6. How many concurrent access do I get with this subscription?

Other than the pre-loaded SPH Tab app that can only be accessed via the Samsung tablet, you also get 1 access to the ST website and 1 access to the ST app concurrently.

If you are bundling the ST News Tablet subscription with another ST package, you will get the total number of concurrent access for the 2 subscriptions.

For example, if you are subscribed to the News Tablet + ST All-Digital bundle, you will get access to the SPH Tab app, 2 concurrent access to the ST website, and 5 concurrent access to the ST app, making a total of 8.

 

7. How do I make payment?

You can make payment at the subscription Checkout page. We accept various credit card payments.

 

8. What happens if I want to terminate my subscription after the contract expires?

All subscriptions are 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.

Tablet Redemption

1. How can I redeem my tablet?

There are 2 ways of redeeming your tablet if you are eligible for this promotion. You can select your preferred way of redemption during the checkout process.

a. Self collection (by appointment only)

b. Home Delivery (+$15)

Please expect a waiting time of up to 2 weeks for delivery from the date of purchase of your subscription. We will send you a WhatsApp alert to confirm delivery date and time.

More details on the redemption will be included in the redemption email sent to you after the purchase.

Home Delivery of Tablets

1. If I have opted for home delivery of the tablet, what can I expect next?

You should receive an SMS from SPH within 7 working days from the day of your subscription. On the day of delivery, you will receive an SMS or call from SPH ahead of the delivery. If you do not receive the SMS from SPH within 7 working days, please contact our customer service team at 6388 3838.

 

2. Can I schedule a specific delivery time (e.g at 12pm)?

Sorry, you can’t indicate your preferred timing but we will notify you on the day of the delivery.

The News Tablet will be delivered from Mon – Sat (9am – 10pm).

 

3. 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. You can also reschedule with the courier by calling their hotline at 6602 8271 between 9am – 10pm, Mon – Sat for a convenient time for you. 

 

4. 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 must be present to receive the tablet and sign to acknowledge receipt.  Our delivery personnel will need to verify your NRIC to match the billing address stated in the redemption letter before we release the tablet.

 

5. 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 stsub.sg/authorise, and show it to the courier on delivery 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.

 

6. 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 the tablet will be securely handled by our appointed courier who will ensure that it is delivered in the best condition to your doorstep. 

 

7. 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.

Using The Straits 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 log in 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. 

Don’t fret. You can reset your password at stsub.sg/reset.

 

3. I need help with using the SPH Tab (News Tablet) App.

No problem. There is an in-app tutorial flow which you can activate to take you through the app’s features.

Warranty, News Tablet Device Protection Plan, and Replacement of Devices

1. Does the tablet come with a warranty? 

Yes, it comes with a 1-year standard warranty from Samsung. When sending for repair, please bring the 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 stsub.sg/warranty.

 

2. How do I register for my warranty?

Your 1-year standard warranty with Samsung starts from the collection date of the tablet as indicated in the Redemption Acknowledgement Receipt. To activate the warranty, you have to:

  • Register through the stsub.sg/warranty upon receipt of the tablet
  • Upload a photo of the Redemption Acknowledgement Receipt as a Proof of Purchase
  • To check the status of the warranty, kindly visit stsub.sg/warranty  

 

3. I lost my device/ need a replacement. How?

Should you need a replacement of a device, please do not purchase a new set from any other channels, as we will not be able to install the SPH Tab (News Tablet) application on devices that are not purchased directly from SPH. Contact SPH directly at 6388 3838 to purchase a new Samsung device.

 

4. What is the News Tablet Device Protection Plan?

News Tablets purchased from Dec 1, 2020 come with a complimentary News Tablet Device Protection Plan that is valid for 30 months. This Plan protects your tablet against accidental damages and loss throughout the duration of your news subscription.

No action is required from you. Coverage automatically kicks in one (1) day after the date of collection of the tablet as shown in the redemption receipt which came with the delivery of  your tablet.

For more details on the News Tablet Device Protection Plan, please click here or visit readsph.sg/ge.

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 FAQ here. Alternatively, you can call 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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