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Post by Global Citizen » Fri, 15 Aug 2008 8:32 am

SMS, that memory of yours is pretty impressive! Maybe I shouldn't be so surprised as there were 2 attractive chicks involved after all. :D
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 15 Aug 2008 12:09 pm

GC, at my age, we live off of our memories........ :cool:
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Post by louy » Fri, 15 Aug 2008 5:11 pm

It took me a while to understand what you guys were talking about.

When talking about mobile phones and SMS, in UK it means short messaging service i.e. Text Messages.


Anyway, I am coming over and I have an unlock mobile handset. So I assume it is best to get a pre-paid pay as you go sim until I have my own place and settled down.

Where can I get one of these sim cards, and is it possible to choose my own number ??

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Post by Saint » Fri, 15 Aug 2008 5:35 pm

louy wrote:It took me a while to understand what you guys were talking about.

When talking about mobile phones and SMS, in UK it means short messaging service i.e. Text Messages.


Anyway, I am coming over and I have an unlock mobile handset. So I assume it is best to get a pre-paid pay as you go sim until I have my own place and settled down.

Where can I get one of these sim cards, and is it possible to choose my own number ??
Just pop in to one service providers shops and they will normally have a board showing the current available prepaid mobile numbers available. Just pick the one you want and present it at the counter along with your passport and mobile and they will set it up there and then for you.

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Post by durain » Fri, 15 Aug 2008 5:36 pm

you can get sim card just about everywhere. no difference to UK where you would get your sim card. you can choose a handful of sim card for a number you like but that depends on the store. some are better than others.

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Post by Zeenit » Sat, 16 Aug 2008 1:31 am

Could I buy a sim at the airport? That will help as I dont have a sense of direction, BUT can find my way to any bar and also can buy a round of drinks.....................Just in case Durain thought I was trying to get out of buying SMS and Saint the promised pint. :D
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Post by durain » Sat, 16 Aug 2008 6:47 am

wawlau... why so desperate? cannot tahan meh? touch down and wanna buy a sim card! when i touch down, i wanna go eat at the food court!

anyway, you can get a prepaid sim card at any 7-eleven and mobile fone store. dont forget, you need your passport to buy a prepaid sim card.

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Post by Zeenit » Sat, 16 Aug 2008 5:14 pm

durain wrote:wawlau... why so desperate? cannot tahan meh? touch down and wanna buy a sim card! when i touch down, i wanna go eat at the food court!

anyway, you can get a prepaid sim card at any 7-eleven and mobile fone store. dont forget, you need your passport to buy a prepaid sim card.
Desperate, No, organised, Yes.

I will have my passport on me at the airport..........LOL.
Durain, why are you so mean to others sometime?
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Post by sierra2469alpha » Sat, 16 Aug 2008 5:18 pm

durain wrote:... when i touch down, i wanna go eat at the food court!...
Damn better than a lot of airline food, I reckon!

OP - yes you need your passport for a local pre-paid simcard.

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Post by durain » Sat, 16 Aug 2008 9:04 pm

Zeenit wrote:Durain, why are you so mean to others sometime?
where got mean. :wink: just curious why you so desperate need to buy a sim card on touch down mah. :)

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Post by nakatago » Mon, 12 Jul 2010 9:11 am

Bumping this thread.

Anyone tried having their Singtel prepaid number ported to Starhub prepaid? I'm actually just gonna consume my current credit until it gets low enough and through with it.

Oh yeah, if I'm told it's not possible (but I know it is, according to their websites), to whom can I complain?
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