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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 09 Oct 2014 10:34 am

Steve1960 wrote:I have to disagree about Singtel MIO TV EPL comments. I think the football coverage is excellent and I have had nothing but ongoing frustration with all these other 'free' Internet services. MIO TV football is just press and watch. Look at the recently posted topic on this subject. I myriad of web site options and comments like 'poor streaming while the game is live but if you wait a couple of hours you can get HD quality'! On MIO I just watch it live, no drama, no drop out, no slow video etc etc


How many hundreds of dollars a year do you pay for this though? Given that most of the games you'd want to watch will be at 3am anyway, I can't justify paying so much for it.

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 09 Oct 2014 10:40 am

Here is a third party that rates cellular coverage and data speeds of the mobile carriers.

Per their data, Singtel has the best overall coverage while M1 has the best data speeds on LTE. I suspect that is due to M1's use of more LTE channels than Singtel (at least as of when I researched it about 2 years ago)

http://opensignal.com/index.php?lat=1.2 ... B%5D=52501

http://opensignal.com/networks/singapor ... b-coverage
http://opensignal.com/networks/singapor ... l-coverage
http://opensignal.com/networks/singapor ... 1-coverage

The results are all rather close though.

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Postby x9200 » Thu, 09 Oct 2014 10:58 am

zzm9980 wrote:Here is a third party that rates cellular coverage and data speeds of the mobile carriers.

Per their data, Singtel has the best overall coverage while M1 has the best data speeds on LTE. I suspect that is due to M1's use of more LTE channels than Singtel (at least as of when I researched it about 2 years ago)

http://opensignal.com/index.php?lat=1.2 ... B%5D=52501

http://opensignal.com/networks/singapor ... b-coverage
http://opensignal.com/networks/singapor ... l-coverage
http://opensignal.com/networks/singapor ... 1-coverage

The results are all rather close though.


But they seem completely unreliable or I just don't get the maps. I don't think there are so many areas in Singapore with no GSM coverage at all. For example, this map says my work place has no mobile coverage of any provider and I use both Starhub and Singtel without any problems over there.

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Postby Steve1960 » Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:52 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
Steve1960 wrote:I have to disagree about Singtel MIO TV EPL comments. I think the football coverage is excellent and I have had nothing but ongoing frustration with all these other 'free' Internet services. MIO TV football is just press and watch. Look at the recently posted topic on this subject. I myriad of web site options and comments like 'poor streaming while the game is live but if you wait a couple of hours you can get HD quality'! On MIO I just watch it live, no drama, no drop out, no slow video etc etc


How many hundreds of dollars a year do you pay for this though? Given that most of the games you'd want to watch will be at 3am anyway, I can't justify paying so much for it.


I don't disagree but for me being able to watch the super Spurs live with no frustrating drop outs etc is worth it, and yes at 3am in the morning if necessary. MIO TV pricing compared to the UK services is much the same and it's cheaper than being in the UK and going to White Hart Lane frequently so I guess I can stand the cost :-)

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 09 Oct 2014 1:28 pm

Steve1960 wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:
Steve1960 wrote:I have to disagree about Singtel MIO TV EPL comments. I think the football coverage is excellent and I have had nothing but ongoing frustration with all these other 'free' Internet services. MIO TV football is just press and watch. Look at the recently posted topic on this subject. I myriad of web site options and comments like 'poor streaming while the game is live but if you wait a couple of hours you can get HD quality'! On MIO I just watch it live, no drama, no drop out, no slow video etc etc


How many hundreds of dollars a year do you pay for this though? Given that most of the games you'd want to watch will be at 3am anyway, I can't justify paying so much for it.


I don't disagree but for me being able to watch the super Spurs live with no frustrating drop outs etc is worth it, and yes at 3am in the morning if necessary. MIO TV pricing compared to the UK services is much the same and it's cheaper than being in the UK and going to White Hart Lane frequently so I guess I can stand the cost :-)


Is that you Gary? :)

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/footba ... anter.html

I probably would have paid the cost if it wasn't for the 12-month contract scam. $35/month or whatever it was was high enough, but I have to pay in the off season to watch repeats? Screw that. I just use a VPN with my Apple TV and family's US Comcast credentials now.


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