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Buy iphone in SG or US?

Postby Luka » Wed, 24 Jun 2009 2:01 am

I am moving over to SG and debating if I should buy a iPhone here in the States or in SG. Which is cheaper?

I am guessing I would have to unlock the phone to map up with the carrier in SG? What is the price for a iPhone in SG on a international plan?

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Postby bigfilsing » Wed, 24 Jun 2009 8:08 am

Hi,
My guess would be to buy a Singapore unit. US ones can be unlocked but i believe this may present problems with updates etc.

I got mine for about S$ 300 when i signed up for a 2 year plan.
There lots of phone/ data plans available

Check out
http://home.singtel.com/singtel/index.html#iphone

I think singtel is the only SP here that carries the iPhone . Not sure if this is still true ....maybe somebody else can pitch in on this

good luck

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Postby durain » Wed, 24 Jun 2009 8:20 am

even if you jailbreak your US iPhone and use it in singapore, you still need to get a local sim with data plan. usually the bundle plan with an iPhone are much better than getting it seperately. your best bet is to get an iPhone in singapore if you gonna be using it mostly in singapore.

singtel is the only provider for iPhones.

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Postby Luka » Wed, 24 Jun 2009 8:31 am

thanks for the heads up. I appreciate it.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 24 Jun 2009 8:47 am

durain wrote:even if you jailbreak your US iPhone and use it in singapore, you still need to get a local sim with data plan. usually the bundle plan with an iPhone are much better than getting it seperately. your best bet is to get an iPhone in singapore if you gonna be using it mostly in singapore.

singtel is the only provider for iPhones.


I dunno... I think Starhub's data plans are better than Singtel but for the OP, the only place to buy IPhone in SG is at Singtel.

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Postby Thaiclan » Wed, 24 Jun 2009 11:32 am

I bought my Iphone in Thailand almost a year ago. It cost me around S$500 and when I got to Singapore I signed up with a Starhub contract (got a free phone for that but gave it to my daughter). Ive never had any probs with any of the updates or applications.
The 3G mobile currently costs 24,000baht ($1000) in Thailand but that price will come down in the next 3 months.

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Postby Luka » Thu, 25 Jun 2009 4:47 am

Thaiclan - When you signup for Starhub contract you recieved a free iphone?

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 25 Jun 2009 6:34 am

Luka wrote:Thaiclan - When you signup for Starhub contract you recieved a free iphone?


Hello? Have you been reading this thread? Only Singtel can sell IPhone in Singapore.

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Postby Luka » Thu, 25 Jun 2009 6:56 am

Strongeagle - my bad overlooked your post.


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