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Cell Phone, Broadband & Cable w/o 24 month contract

Post by bostonT2 » Wed, 13 Feb 2008 5:46 pm

Hey folks,

As i know there are 3 co's

M1
Singtel
Starhub

All of the above have 4 product lines (cable, cell, broadband and land line?) and provide bundled programs that tie a consumer for 24 months.

Any tips/tricks you can provide about local cell phone, broadband and cable would be greatly appreciated.

Some questions:

* How is starhub & Singtel's cell phone coverage and service in SG and in nearby nations
* How is Singtel's Mio?
* Both Singtel and Starhub do not allow the faster broadband (12MBps & above) for less than 2 years. Any feedback on the 8MBps service?

Anything else you can add is gladly appreciated as well.

Thanks in advance

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Post by durain » Wed, 13 Feb 2008 8:15 pm

* How is starhub & Singtel's cell phone coverage and service in SG and in nearby nations
good.

* How is Singtel's Mio?
ok.

* Both Singtel and Starhub do not allow the faster broadband (12MBps & above) for less than 2 years. Any feedback on the 8MBps service?
ok. starhub is cable and singtel is ADSL.

for ADSL, you need to get a landline subscription as well. for cable, if you need a landline, you need to get a voice enable cable modem (instead of the freebie they gve you).

although some deals are for 2 years, you can goto the store and work out a 1 year deal. it will be a little bit more expensive.

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Post by bostonT2 » Thu, 14 Feb 2008 10:07 am

thanks much...

i guess i'm not gonna get ADSL cuz i dont want to get a landline...is it common to have a landline in SG? I haven't had one for years in the US (mainly because of random calls from telemarketers)

what r the costs for landline?

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Post by Jeppo » Thu, 14 Feb 2008 10:23 am

We recently got the mio pack (adsl, landline and handphone) and it worked out less than we were paying for cable internet (pacific) and handphone (singtel). We don't use the landline except for faxes, so if anyone calls that line (we don't give out that number except for faxes) then they just get the fax machine answering.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 14 Feb 2008 10:26 am

bostonT2 wrote:
what r the costs for landline?
Around S$25 a quarter plus usage. Broadband usage isn't usage as it rides over the telephone line. Only dial-up, if used, would incur usage rates.

Here in Singapore you will rarely get telemarkerter calls on you landlines but somehow, even though the numbers aren't published, you will be inundated with telemarkerters on you mobile lines, both by voice and SMS. I only use my mobile during the day. It's is switched off during my home hours. This gets ride of lots of calls but it doesn't avoid the sms's as they just accumulate and download when you switch back on. :x
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Post by durain » Thu, 14 Feb 2008 11:05 am

i tried to do a like for like comparison between starhub and singtel but it was just to difficult. so since the apartment has a starhub point, i decided to go with them. the landline is free (till end of the year).

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