Singapore, 9 June 2003 – GRID announced the bilateral international roaming service with Nextel Communications, a leading provider of fully integrated wireless communications in USA.
The introduction of GRID international roaming on PhoneConnect allows the business partners, colleagues, family and friends to remain in contact on the same PhoneConnect number, using the same GRID phone in USA.
Today, GRID handset is more than a two-way radio and a mobile in Singapore, it now allows the users to build business while overseas.
According to Mr Tan Teck Chye, Sales and Marketing Director of Digital Network Access Communications (DNA Comms) said, “We are pleased to come into roaming agreement with the largest iDEN network operator, Nextel. iDEN customers in Nextel are huge and they used it mainly for business purposes. And accordingly to our partners, most of their customers are largely businessmen who need to travel very extensively. With the recent research that they have collected, Singapore is one of the frequent countries they will visit. Hence with our roaming, they can now eliminate the hassle of bringing two mobile phones. In other words, with the same Nextel phone, they can now roam in Singapore. Likewise for our customers going over to USA.”
He added, “We also see the benefits of promoting roaming service to the expatriates largely the Americans staying here. Especially iDEN phone is widely used in USA, they not only can use our DirectConnect one-to-one service to instant connect to their family members in Singapore, they can have the luxury of bringing the same GRID phone back to their homeland to remain in contact with their love ones. Hence to move forward, the Americans is an important customers to us. In the next few months, we will have a series of events and advertisements reaching out to the Americans. ”
USA will be GRID first roaming partner. Following shortly will be partners in The Philippines and Israel. In time to come, customers can look forward for a worldwide coverage to be contacted on the same PhoneConnect number wherever they are.
GRID is a fully integrated communications service provided by DNA Communications. The islandwide digital wireless communications offers integrated services in a single handset.
About DNA Communications and GRID
DNA Communications is a joint venture between the digital trunked radio operations of Singapore Technologies Telemedia and Singapore Telecom, incorporated in November 2000. DNA Communications operates GRID, a fully digital public trunked mobile communications network. This island-wide service provides corporate customers with instant connect (‘press-to-talk’) and phone services, all in a single handset. Customers can instantly contact a group of users all at once or individually. They can also switch to the phone service to call or page anyone, just like a normal phone. GRID offers superior voice clarity, secured conversations, added convenience and extra cost savings to meet customers’ business needs. For more information on GRID, visit www.grid.net.sg.
Nextel Communications, based in Reston, VA, is a leading provider of fully integrated, wireless communications services on the largest guaranteed, all-digital, wireless network in the country. The Nextel 4-in-1 service—Nextel Digital Cellular, Direct ConnectSM, Nextel Mobile Messaging and Nextel Online® —covers thousands of communities across the United States.