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SIM card question

Postby piaoApril » Thu, 04 Feb 2010 1:43 pm

I'm going to move singapore in the end of this month.

Wondering where can I get the SIM card.

How many mobile network in singapore if I want 3G service?

Which one is better: to sign contact with one of the mobile network company or buy pay-as-you-go card?

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Re: SIM card question

Postby x9200 » Thu, 04 Feb 2010 3:27 pm

piaoApril wrote:I'm going to move singapore in the end of this month.

Noted. We will hold to something solid not to be shaken off.

Wondering where can I get the SIM card.

At any of the mobile operator providers.

How many mobile network in singapore if I want 3G service?

3

Which one is better: to sign contact with one of the mobile network company or buy pay-as-you-go card?

Surprisingly this depends on your needs.

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Postby piaoApril » Thu, 04 Feb 2010 5:36 pm

Well, I like send SMS and use 3G to surface internet (my iphone doesn't hv wifi). Any recommend?

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 04 Feb 2010 5:47 pm

piaoApril wrote:Well, I like send SMS and use 3G to surface internet (my iphone doesn't hv wifi). Any recommend?


Too general. You'll have to search for SingTel, Starhub and M1 using your favorite search engine.

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Postby aster » Thu, 04 Feb 2010 6:19 pm

Well, if you want to use 3G and not wifi then it's safe to say that you need to be on a monthly plan.

Should you be interested in getting a new iPhone then check out all the networks.

The only time this becomes a no-brainer is if you want to sign up and use your current iPhone, then only M1 will give you a tariff rebate of at least $350: http://m1.com.sg/iPhone/iPhone-with-M1.html

Otherwise it's all open-warfare between the networks...

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Postby x9200 » Thu, 04 Feb 2010 6:45 pm

piaoApril wrote:Well, I like send SMS and use 3G to surface internet (my iphone doesn't hv wifi). Any recommend?

Still depends... for example, if you own a netbook I would consider one "standard" prepaid for a phone line and one data only postpaid - Singtel offers right now data plan with free data bundle of 30GB and a basic 3G modem for ~SGD13/months with 2 year contract.

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Postby aster » Thu, 04 Feb 2010 7:26 pm

Yeah, but then he wouldn't be able to use 3G internet on his iPhone without running his pre-paid card dry in no time.

I really wish there was a prepaid card out there that allowed a proper data add-on. I use Starhub's Green Prepaid right now and almost though I hit the jackpot when I learned that they just introduced a new top-up that includes free data. My smile quickly disappeared when I saw that it was just 50 MB...

Since I don't want a contract I'm pretty much stuck with what I have, at least it is the best pre-paid offer at the moment I think...

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Postby x9200 » Thu, 04 Feb 2010 9:00 pm

aster wrote:Yeah, but then he wouldn't be able to use 3G internet on his iPhone without running his pre-paid card dry in no time.

I have a 3G pda phone and still find more convenient to have one ordinary gsm line for the mobile and a data line for the netbook. If you carry both of them with you majority of time then it makes sense.

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Postby piaoApril » Fri, 05 Feb 2010 10:11 am

thanks guys. it seems a lot choice against what i hv in shanghai right now.


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