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SIM cards - best for phoning overseas (Thailand mainly)

Postby Controller » Fri, 12 Oct 2007 1:52 am

Hi,

I'm trying to get a job in Singapore and will be coming down to have a few meetings in a couple of weeks but I will need a SIM for my phone.

What is the story with pre paid SIMs in Singapore ?

What about cheap calls from mobiles to Thailand (mainly mobiles) ?

Give me a heads up please of the latest breaks.

Thanks.

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Postby rob w » Wed, 17 Oct 2007 1:25 pm

starhub "green"are doing a promotion of free calls to Thialand not sure if it incudes mobiles though.
check it out on starhubs site.
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Postby bigfilsing » Wed, 17 Oct 2007 1:52 pm

i've heard you can only get a pre paid card now if you register your passport number too

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Postby rob w » Wed, 17 Oct 2007 2:24 pm

yes that is the case you need to take your passport with you to get a Sim card now.
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Re: SIM cards - best for phoning overseas (Thailand mainly)

Postby ksl » Wed, 17 Oct 2007 11:42 pm

Controller wrote:Hi,

I'm trying to get a job in Singapore and will be coming down to have a few meetings in a couple of weeks but I will need a SIM for my phone.

What is the story with pre paid SIMs in Singapore ?

What about cheap calls from mobiles to Thailand (mainly mobiles) ?

Give me a heads up please of the latest breaks.

Thanks.


Pre-paid sim cards are not cheap, your better finding a cheap phone card, which you can use with your mobile! or use skype if your phone supports it, one number world wide. Even your own provider must have a cheaper solution than, don't you think.

I was in UK and tried the pre-paid sims, and what a rip off at 50pence a local call, in the end I used roaming with singtels 121 call back service, it was 59 cents per minute in the UK.

Skype is the best solution I think!


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