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Internet, TV, Iphone - best deal?

Postby snaw » Thu, 07 Jan 2010 8:01 pm

Hi all,

Just moved here and trying to find the best package, for well everything.

Internet - I'm a gamer, and a heavy user of bandwidth, so has to be good (Though here that's a relative term)

TV - english premier league, wife likes all the soppy american romcoms etc, cartoons for the kids.

Mobile - gonna be getting an iphone 3g.

Any leverage I'd have by getting everything through one cpmpany, or better to spread it out?

Cheers.

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Postby durain » Thu, 07 Jan 2010 8:12 pm

unfortunately, you will have to do your own comparison...

www.starhub.com - fone, mobile, bb, wireless bb, tv
www.singtel.com.sg - fone, mobile, bb, wireless bb, tv
www.m1.com.sg - mobile, wireless bb
www.pacnet.com.sg - bb

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Postby snaw » Thu, 07 Jan 2010 8:16 pm

Cheers, doing that already - but I find with things like internet especially things aren't always as good or fast as it says on the tin.

Appreciate any input on that one. And I always figure what's the point of re-inventing the wheel, sure a lot of you have checked this already and know which works best, but if not no worries.

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Postby sierra2469alpha » Thu, 07 Jan 2010 8:36 pm

Snaw - yeh which we all did when we came. Do a bit of your own research and you'll find people willing to help!

As an example, Starhub offer different channels than Singtel. Internet speeds will be quoted differently. Different providers offer special pricing if you bundle packages (i.e mobile, internet, CATV).

We like to help those who help themselves - no offence, but I am sure you understand that these questions are asked quite often.

The search function might be useful for you also - just look for the Search FORUM option.

Make sure you get a good deal!!!

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Postby durain » Thu, 07 Jan 2010 8:48 pm

re: internet speed. we did do a comparison a while ago on this forum where user posted their speedtest.net on their ISP. the thing with bb speed, it depends where you are living. all bb works on a content ratio and if you are on a high ratio, you will get slower speed.

i am on a 8m starhub cable and my speed can be faster than someone else on a 20m starhub.

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Postby sierra2469alpha » Thu, 07 Jan 2010 9:16 pm

Durain - good point - speedtest.net ? I assume that was the one we all did ages ago?

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Postby durain » Thu, 07 Jan 2010 9:35 pm

sierra2469alpha wrote:Durain - good point - speedtest.net ? I assume that was the one we all did ages ago?


yep, that's the one...

sutra374074.html&sid=8ce8eb564bda4e36131ec50cf440c5d7?p=374074

take the result with a pinch of salt as the results are old now. the ISP would have (i hope) updated their infrastructure/speed.

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Postby observer » Wed, 13 Jan 2010 11:16 pm

Just to add my 2 cents on Starhub's broadband. Even though it does what it says on the tin (eg, 8Mbit), it might not be stable enough for gaming. It doesn't disconnect, but does experience latency spikes every so often so you will have the occasional teleportation effect while playing TF2. However, most user/non gamers will not realise this as downloads will stay connected even through the spikes.

It's a tough call, as I think Starhub provides the most convenient plug and play package of all their services especially for expats like us. Just drop in to a starhub store, get a box, plug it in at home and you're good to go... for cable tv, broadband internet, home phone line and mobile. And when you move, just bring the box along.

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Postby snaw » Thu, 14 Jan 2010 9:02 pm

observer wrote:Just to add my 2 cents on Starhub's broadband. Even though it does what it says on the tin (eg, 8Mbit), it might not be stable enough for gaming. It doesn't disconnect, but does experience latency spikes every so often so you will have the occasional teleportation effect while playing TF2. However, most user/non gamers will not realise this as downloads will stay connected even through the spikes.

It's a tough call, as I think Starhub provides the most convenient plug and play package of all their services especially for expats like us. Just drop in to a starhub store, get a box, plug it in at home and you're good to go... for cable tv, broadband internet, home phone line and mobile. And when you move, just bring the box along.


Thanks.

Do you know if this is an issue with Singtel as well?

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Postby observer » Thu, 14 Jan 2010 10:44 pm

Nope, sorry. Have not tried Singtel, perhaps another member can share his or her experience in gaming latency.


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