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Multiple Phone Mobile Plans

Post by atmengr » Thu, 06 Nov 2008 1:30 pm

I am from US and looking for mobile phone plans in Sing for my husband and I. Does Singtel offer any type of family plan? This is a plan that gives discount for second, third, etc phones added to the plan, and sometimes gives discounts for minutes spent talking between phones that are on the same plan. In US this is much less expensive than having 2 separate plans. If not, what type of plans do you get if you have 2 people in the same household that will likely do most talking/texting between themselves?
Thanks in advance!

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Post by stacey » Mon, 17 Nov 2008 6:27 pm

I have the same exact question :)

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Post by road.not.taken » Mon, 17 Nov 2008 6:36 pm

Doesn't help you specifically, but SingTel does have an IDD service to the US and other countries for $5.95 per month. Unlimited 'free' calls! :D Go down to a SingTel retail shop -- NOT ON A WEEKEND -- bring your husband if he is the EP holder and his pass, get in the queue, wait for your number to be called and ask one of the people there. They are very good at sifting through the options of plans. Then go have lunch, you'll need it. :wink:

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Post by durain » Mon, 17 Nov 2008 6:47 pm

... and after lunch, pop in to starhub, get in the queue, wait for your number to be called and ask one of the people there.





(all the telco do promotion and special deals, so it is worth checking all of them).

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Post by stacey » Mon, 17 Nov 2008 6:49 pm

that sounds like a pretty sweet deal !?

but for intl calls... how much is high speed internet a month and can we use the usual skype and stuff....

so how much for a 2-person cell phone plan? and is it common NOT to have a home phone number as it is for many in NYC...

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Post by durain » Mon, 17 Nov 2008 6:54 pm

here's all the telco in singapore. you can check their prices there.

www.singtel.com.sg
www.starhub.com
www.m1.com.sg
www.pacific.net.sg

if you dont want a landline, you can get 3G wireless broadband. for cable broadband (starhub), you get a free landline. for ADSL, you will need a landline.

you can use skype or any VoIP with your broadband.

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Post by stacey » Mon, 17 Nov 2008 7:12 pm

thanks for listing those sites --- that's right on, saved me a lot of time.
really many thanks for this info.

I head of starhub... would likely go with cable, or would consider that 3G wireless... my experience with dsl in the US was bad...although i know they're better now... and prices all similar here....

i dont have cable nor a TV here... but it seems like I'll need it over there so it would likely be good to get a package with the cable company....

i owe you a drink, and I hear they are mad expensive over there...

I will miss my $2 Bass or $4 Guinness during happy hours...
but then again, the weather is hot there not cold.

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Post by durain » Mon, 17 Nov 2008 7:24 pm

if the property has a starhub point, then that make it easier. you can get your broadband at the starhub store. once everything is in order, you take the cable router home and just plug it in. cable broadband comes with free to air TV channels and a landline number.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 23 Nov 2008 12:04 am

Stacey, try the link in my signature. There are lots of links that are often asked for by newbies wanting to come here or newly arrived here. It's banner and advertising free.
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Post by stacey » Sun, 23 Nov 2008 12:15 am

thank you - i've been looking at them so thanks a lot!!

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