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ViewQwest transfer of contract

Postby nutnut » Fri, 03 Oct 2014 9:23 pm

Anyone have any experience in trying to transfer their contract with ViewQwest? What are the charges and what was the result.

Additionally, anyone want to take over MY ViewQwest 500MB contract with 11 months left at end of November? I'll make it worth your while :) :cool: $106 per month for 500MB, viewqwest TV, vpn thingy, Asus AC66 router etc. I'll pay the transfer fee and go halfway on the foreigner deposit ($200), so effectively you pay for 9 months and get 11 months. Otherwise I think I'm up for a $1100 bill when I leave. :(

Hindsight... 20/20 vision huh?
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Postby PNGMK » Fri, 03 Oct 2014 10:01 pm

This is why I refuse to extend contracts in Singapore... no matter what the deal is.

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Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 04 Oct 2014 12:06 am

PNGMK wrote:This is why I refuse to extend contracts in Singapore... no matter what the deal is.


And why I paid the extra for the contract-free option with MyRepublic.

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Postby Wd40 » Sat, 04 Oct 2014 12:48 am

zzm9980 wrote:
PNGMK wrote:This is why I refuse to extend contracts in Singapore... no matter what the deal is.


And why I paid the extra for the contract-free option with MyRepublic.


How much extra did you pay?

From their website, there is no option without contract

http://www.myrepublic.com.sg/


How long are your contracts?

Our standard fibre broadband contract is 24 months. There is a 12-month contract option but it comes with no promotional pricing i.e. you would have to pay the broadband plan's Usual Price. Simply choose the contract you prefer when you order.


9.Discount rates are valid for the duration of the contract. The plan's Usual Price of $89/month for ULTRA and $99/month for GAMER applies after contract plan ends.



Also their early termination charges are atrocious, you need to pay the outstanding months amount in full, starhub's is much lower.

Both starhub and Myrepublic fibre plans have heavy additional fees in case of early termination or relocation, which is why I chose the cable broadband, even though the per month cost for starhub was the same for fibre and cable. Yeah, as a foreigner you need to extra smart in Singapore.

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Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 04 Oct 2014 2:59 am

When I signed up it was all via a Kiosk in the basement of AMK Hub. I don't think my contract was ever on their website.

G Pure Broadband No Contract MRC 21-07-2013 - 20-08-2013 $59.00


That's what I had. It's identical to the base S$49 plan with contract. You couldn't get any of their better plans for no-contract.

My first month I did pay more though, and I don't remember why. Their billing system shows I had free installation, but a S$187 first month.


G Service signup, activation and installation fee (RES) $0.00
G Pure Broadband with No Contract 21-06-2013 - 20-07-2013 $187.40


I did buy a static IP also, and I think that was a one-time S$55 charge. If you don't buy a static IP, your have a dynamic private IP, so it is worth paying just to have a public IP.

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Postby Wd40 » Sat, 04 Oct 2014 10:44 am

IC, you got a good deal in that case :)

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Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 04 Oct 2014 11:05 am

Wd40 wrote:IC, you got a good deal in that case :)


It was only 100/50 back then. Now it is allegedly 1Gb. Not sure if they've upgraded their connection out of Singapore so you can notice it.

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Re: ViewQwest transfer of contract

Postby Strong Eagle » Sat, 04 Oct 2014 12:26 pm

nutnut wrote:Anyone have any experience in trying to transfer their contract with ViewQwest? What are the charges and what was the result.

Additionally, anyone want to take over MY ViewQwest 500MB contract with 11 months left at end of November? I'll make it worth your while :) :cool: $106 per month for 500MB, viewqwest TV, vpn thingy, Asus AC66 router etc. I'll pay the transfer fee and go halfway on the foreigner deposit ($200), so effectively you pay for 9 months and get 11 months. Otherwise I think I'm up for a $1100 bill when I leave. :(

Hindsight... 20/20 vision huh?


I suspect your discount (pay 9, get 11) is not near enticing enough... pay 6 get 11 may be closer to the mark.

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Postby nutnut » Sat, 04 Oct 2014 2:39 pm

I can probably negotiate it down with ViewQwest to get it that low SE. I am certain I can find a close friend if I want to drop it that low.
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