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Starhub, Singnet or M1?

Postby tomato_gal » Wed, 03 Jan 2007 4:48 pm

Hi, I am new in this forum. I would like to ask few questions about broadband connection have in spore. I will be going to spore in 2weeks time and would like to apply a broadband service for my own use.

As i heard Starhub Maxonline was the best broadband connection among Singnet and other service provider. But is a bit expensive for me at the moment.

I would like to know more about M1 broadband instead. From the website, i saw they are offering $38/month for 1.8mbps upload rate for unlimited. Is M1 connection stable? To apply M1, do i need to have a phone line like Singnet need to have a residential line in order to have broadband connection?
How is the M1 connection type like??

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Postby jpatokal » Wed, 03 Jan 2007 10:54 pm

Try MaxOnline FlexiSurf: it's free!

http://www.starhub.com/online/maxonline ... index.html

The catches are that a) going beyond a certain (small) set of sites costs $2.50/day, and b) a monthly fee of around S$10 will kick in at the end of the year.
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Postby tomato_gal » Thu, 04 Jan 2007 1:30 pm

seems like nobody recommend M1 broadband connection here. Is it really that bad ar?

For starhub flexisurf.. The connection is a bit slow i guess. only 6kbps.
Will it slow when you are surfing, playing games, chatting and downloading somethings?

For singnet broadband. I know there are having promotion. If i were to take up 5mbps ($49.95/month) plan. I have to sign for 2years contract rite? Which means i only pay this amount for thr 24months? Only pay $70 after the 2years contract?
To apply singnet broadband, i will need to have a residential line 1st rite??

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Postby bigfilsing » Fri, 05 Jan 2007 12:44 pm

Yes you need a residential line for ADSL broad band. Starhub offer a broad band service on the TV digital cable service ( most residfences in Singapore have a cable point already) The only downside to starhub used to be that you don't get a dedicated email server service ( not sure if this is still the case) so you'd have to use hotmail, gmail or similar.

If you want to see the connection speeds check out www.dslreports.com
this is a site that saves a log when people ( including many from Singapore) run a speed test and post the results.

Good luck

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Fri, 05 Jan 2007 2:07 pm

bigfilsing wrote:The only downside to starhub used to be that you don't get a dedicated email server service ( not sure if this is still the case) so you'd have to use hotmail, gmail or similar.


Not sure this is such an issue for Expats who should really take one account that can follow them around the world. I have both Yahoo and gmail that basically i'll never need to change regardless of where i end up.

With between 2 and 3GB of storage these accounts should last forever.

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Postby jpatokal » Fri, 05 Jan 2007 8:53 pm

tomato_gal wrote:seems like nobody recommend M1 broadband connection here. Is it really that bad ar?

Dunno, but it's brand new -- I think the official launch was only in Dec 2006. So you're not going to find many people using it.

I've been quite happy with my MaxOnline, and most people using it seem to agree. Singtel's ADSL gets more mixed reviews and has been performing miserably ever since the Taiwan earthquake, while Starhub is pretty much back to normal.
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Postby tomato_gal » Mon, 08 Jan 2007 9:48 am

jpatokal wrote:
tomato_gal wrote:seems like nobody recommend M1 broadband connection here. Is it really that bad ar?

Dunno, but it's brand new -- I think the official launch was only in Dec 2006. So you're not going to find many people using it.

I've been quite happy with my MaxOnline, and most people using it seem to agree. Singtel's ADSL gets more mixed reviews and has been performing miserably ever since the Taiwan earthquake, while Starhub is pretty much back to normal.


I am using alone as i am staying with landlord. They don't have any broadband connection.

I have saw there is one MaxOnline Flexisurf plan. What do you think?
I m understand that for MaxOnline, we need to have Cable Modem rite? What is the modem u are using? How much is the D-Link DCM202 Cable modem cost over spore?

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Postby tomato_gal » Mon, 08 Jan 2007 9:50 am

bigfilsing wrote:The only downside to starhub used to be that you don't get a dedicated email server service ( not sure if this is still the case) ..



email server service is not important, becoz all the while i am using gmail, yahoo or hotmail as my primary email service :)

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Postby ken_in_sg » Mon, 08 Jan 2007 11:54 am

Hi tomato_gal,
Flexi surf require you to get your own cable modem, for 100 odd $$ you can get a pretty decent one. For information you can check out at starhub webby. As for the payment wise, if i am not wrong, they charge you at $2.5 per day, and everytime you pay means a 3 day effort, which works out to be $7.5.

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Postby tomato_gal » Mon, 08 Jan 2007 12:52 pm

ken_in_sg wrote:Hi tomato_gal,
Flexi surf require you to get your own cable modem, for 100 odd $$ you can get a pretty decent one. For information you can check out at starhub webby. As for the payment wise, if i am not wrong, they charge you at $2.5 per day, and everytime you pay means a 3 day effort, which works out to be $7.5.



Hi Ken,

From the website, it stated for maxonline flexisurf, is $10.50/month. FOr the $2.5 it will charge only when i activate it to access beyond sites right?

For installation wise, we can do it ourself or need to have the starhub people come over to fix it for us? Coz i saw the price plan for maxonline $58 plus plan, they charge for installation fees, activation fees, etc etc.

Is it cheaper to get the cable modem at starhub shop or any PC shop at spore?

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Postby ken_in_sg » Mon, 08 Jan 2007 1:54 pm

hi tomato_gal,

According to what i know, i think you do not need to ask them to come to do the installation if your house has a cable point. They juz need to activate your internet connection, and that take a few working days. As for the modem, starhub does have a few approve modem. I think some would say the starhub shops sell it cheaper, however i think some pc shop in sls will provide you a better deal.

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Postby tomato_gal » Mon, 08 Jan 2007 2:00 pm

ken_in_sg wrote:hi tomato_gal,

According to what i know, i think you do not need to ask them to come to do the installation if your house has a cable point. They juz need to activate your internet connection, and that take a few working days. As for the modem, starhub does have a few approve modem. I think some would say the starhub shops sell it cheaper, however i think some pc shop in sls will provide you a better deal.



Thank you for your information Ken. Yeah, i also think pc shop will sell cheaper. Do you know how much is D-Link DCM-202 cost?? Which part selling PC stuffs? I heard there is a place selling all IT products.
By the way, which broadband you are using now?

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Postby ken_in_sg » Mon, 08 Jan 2007 4:07 pm

Hi tomato_gal,
I would recommend you to go to Sim Lim Square in Singapore. Funan is all right, however things maybe a bit expensive there. I am currently using Starhub MaxOnline Ultimate. Hehe.. I am a heavy internet user. I have use Singnet before but i dont quite like it. Their customer service suck.. -.-"

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Postby tomato_gal » Tue, 09 Jan 2007 8:24 am

ken_in_sg wrote:Hi tomato_gal,
I would recommend you to go to Sim Lim Square in Singapore. Funan is all right, however things maybe a bit expensive there. I am currently using Starhub MaxOnline Ultimate. Hehe.. I am a heavy internet user. I have use Singnet before but i dont quite like it. Their customer service suck.. -.-"



Where is Sim Lim Square located?? Sorry, still not familiar with spore area.. hehe.
Maxonline Ultimate, wow, very very fast connection then. :)

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Postby jpatokal » Fri, 12 Jan 2007 1:55 am

tomato_gal wrote:Where is Sim Lim Square located?? Sorry, still not familiar with spore area
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I wouldn't recommend Sim Lim though, unless you can take a hardcore geek along to do the haggling and nego.
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