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Postby Splatted » Fri, 02 Mar 2007 12:42 am

ScoobyDoes wrote:
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ScoobyDoes wrote:
So you're saying i need to have internet before i can register for wireless access? :?

Okay, will try to register next time i have a connection somewhere.


how are you posting to this forum if you don't have an internet connection?

i just registered via the website, very quick & painless.


Well the point was i was in a hotel in SG a week or two ago looking for the wireless connection i had heard of. Currently i am in our Malaysia office but relocate today to SG. If i had known beforehand of the need to register before going out looking for wireless then it would have been fine but the way it was initially reported was that anybody could just get a user ID via SMS, even foreigners / tourists.

This would then give a connection.

Obviously now that i know, it's not difficult, just different from the way i read it in the papers.


I think initially there was more than one method for registering, if my memory serves me correctly. The news showed people rushing to get paper application forms at some PC or IT expo when news first broke.

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I tried M1

Postby YOUTHBEGON » Fri, 02 Mar 2007 1:57 am

there's a service under M1 called wireless anywhere. it's actually a USB dongle that enable me to connect to internet. not fast like normal wireless 11mbps or 54mbps but only at 3.6mbps. But for the mobility it gives its a small price to pay. I'm using it even in the bus. :lol:

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Re: Free Wireless in Singapore

Postby audiojunky » Fri, 02 Mar 2007 4:01 pm

ash_k12007 wrote:Hi,

Rasserie, thanks for the details. I have a skype id as you must have guessed, because it's cheap and easy to use. And above all I can call my family for the price of just $29.95, the whole year. Do you use skype. I hope you also use skype.



From my understanding the $29.95/year for US calls is only applicable if you call from within the US or Canada. If you are traveling, then they charge $0.02/minute. They use your IP address to find out where you are logging in from.

Can you please verify that you are indeed calling the US/Canada for just $29/year from outside the US???!!!

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Re: Free Wireless in Singapore

Postby ksl » Fri, 02 Mar 2007 8:08 pm

audiojunky wrote:
ash_k12007 wrote:Hi,

Rasserie, thanks for the details. I have a skype id as you must have guessed, because it's cheap and easy to use. And above all I can call my family for the price of just $29.95, the whole year. Do you use skype. I hope you also use skype.



From my understanding the $29.95/year for US calls is only applicable if you call from within the US or Canada. If you are traveling, then they charge $0.02/minute. They use your IP address to find out where you are logging in from.

Can you please verify that you are indeed calling the US/Canada for just $29/year from outside the US???!!!


Kind of confusing, I can't find anything on skype at 29.95$

Although there is skype Zone, which allows you to connect at the hotspots world wide. at 7.95$ a month

Normally Skype to Skype is free.

If using skype out, you will pay the pre-paid amount, rates vary. So I'm a little :???: over the 29.95 a year, it must only be for USA & Canada, although one would think it would be on the website!

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Re: Free Wireless in Singapore

Postby audiojunky » Tue, 06 Mar 2007 4:30 pm

ksl wrote:Kind of confusing, I can't find anything on skype at 29.95$

Although there is skype Zone, which allows you to connect at the hotspots world wide. at 7.95$ a month

Normally Skype to Skype is free.

If using skype out, you will pay the pre-paid amount, rates vary. So I'm a little :???: over the 29.95 a year, it must only be for USA & Canada, although one would think it would be on the website!


Yes, it is a USA & Canada only offer. I confirmed this from SKype. If you're calling from those countries then you can make unlimited calls to US and Canada for just $29/ year. Infact there was a promo earlier for 50% off that price!

I'm making calls to USA from Singapore at only 2 cents/ minutes so that's not bad at all.

Skype to Skype is free. I'm talking about Skype-out.


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