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Postby Asian_Geekette » Wed, 28 Sep 2011 9:42 pm

Singtel is the best for data usage. They now have data usage for prepaid numbers. Just make sure that when you buy the SIM card, you say 3G or for internet use. Or else they'll sell you the ordinary SIM. (This happened to me before.)

Here's the price plans for the internet broadband use for the phone:
http://info.singtel.com/personal/commun ... le/3g-data

The different top-up values:
http://info.singtel.com/personal/commun ... le/top-ups

Hope this helps.
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Postby qwerta369 » Wed, 28 Sep 2011 11:10 pm

Thanks Asian_Geekette but I don't understand the pricing.

Is it $7 for 1gb data which lasts 7 days?
Do how do I buy this bundle?
Do I just request it from customer services and they deduct it from my credit?
What is the price for other call charges?
Does this offer co-exist with having free incoming calls for 20 days by topping up $20?
If I say I need a SIM card for 3G / internet, will it be a regular SIM or a MicroSIM?

Thanks for your help.

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Postby Asian_Geekette » Thu, 06 Oct 2011 11:36 pm

qwerta369 wrote:Thanks Asian_Geekette but I don't understand the pricing.

Is it $7 for 1gb data which lasts 7 days?
Do how do I buy this bundle?
Do I just request it from customer services and they deduct it from my credit?
What is the price for other call charges?
Does this offer co-exist with having free incoming calls for 20 days by topping up $20?
If I say I need a SIM card for 3G / internet, will it be a regular SIM or a MicroSIM?

Thanks for your help.


The $7 is for 1Gb of data you can "consume" for 7 days. You'd need to key in certain codes or key combinations. You can ask for the key combinations and call charges from the Singtel customer service. As long as you top up the amount stated, then you get the benefit of FIC (free incoming call). You'll know up to when is the duration of your FIC, if you press *139# and then the call button. The prepaid 3G SIM I bought was a regular SIM card. Better ask them if they're selling pre-paid 3G microSIM cards.
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Postby qwerta369 » Fri, 07 Oct 2011 12:19 am

Asian_Geekette wrote:
qwerta369 wrote:Thanks Asian_Geekette but I don't understand the pricing.

Is it $7 for 1gb data which lasts 7 days?
Do how do I buy this bundle?
Do I just request it from customer services and they deduct it from my credit?
What is the price for other call charges?
Does this offer co-exist with having free incoming calls for 20 days by topping up $20?
If I say I need a SIM card for 3G / internet, will it be a regular SIM or a MicroSIM?

Thanks for your help.


The $7 is for 1Gb of data you can "consume" for 7 days. You'd need to key in certain codes or key combinations. You can ask for the key combinations and call charges from the Singtel customer service. As long as you top up the amount stated, then you get the benefit of FIC (free incoming call). You'll know up to when is the duration of your FIC, if you press *139# and then the call button. The prepaid 3G SIM I bought was a regular SIM card. Better ask them if they're selling pre-paid 3G microSIM cards.


Many thanks. Ok last question - the SIM itself - how much does it cost and does it come with any credit pre-loaded?

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Postby rubberduckii » Mon, 31 Oct 2011 11:13 am

free IDD with SingTel prepaid card
http://home.singtel.com/upload_hub/cons ... D24mar.htm

to buy the 1GB data package, do *363, and press the CALL button
http://info.singtel.com/personal/commun ... le/3g-data

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Postby rubberduckii » Mon, 31 Oct 2011 11:18 am

qwerta369 wrote:
Asian_Geekette wrote:
qwerta369 wrote:Thanks Asian_Geekette but I don't understand the pricing.

Is it $7 for 1gb data which lasts 7 days?
Do how do I buy this bundle?
Do I just request it from customer services and they deduct it from my credit?
What is the price for other call charges?
Does this offer co-exist with having free incoming calls for 20 days by topping up $20?
If I say I need a SIM card for 3G / internet, will it be a regular SIM or a MicroSIM?

Thanks for your help.


The $7 is for 1Gb of data you can "consume" for 7 days. You'd need to key in certain codes or key combinations. You can ask for the key combinations and call charges from the Singtel customer service. As long as you top up the amount stated, then you get the benefit of FIC (free incoming call). You'll know up to when is the duration of your FIC, if you press *139# and then the call button. The prepaid 3G SIM I bought was a regular SIM card. Better ask them if they're selling pre-paid 3G microSIM cards.


Many thanks. Ok last question - the SIM itself - how much does it cost and does it come with any credit pre-loaded?


can try www.singtel.com/prepaid for more info or call the helpline. to get a 3G SIM, its at most shops/7-Eleven. ask for the SingTel 3G SIM, and double check by making sure the cardface states "3G" on it.

there is free FREE incoming calls with their $10 and $20 top-up cards as well which can be used concurrently with your data package
http://info.singtel.com/node/7257

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Postby samuelk » Mon, 28 Nov 2011 7:55 pm

Do NOT buy the micro-sim 'pre-paid' Hi-card for your iphone/ipad from SingTel. It does not work - breaks intermittently. I spent almost 2 days visiting a SingTel store to get the issue resolved but to no avail. SingTel has a serious problem with pre-paid micro sim cards - they don't work and their staff is not knowledgeable. I had to eventually give up and they refunded my money.
I then went to M1 - what a world of difference in excellent service. They informed me that their pre-paid sim card is full size and I would have to ok them to cut the card to micro size (at no extra cost) for my iPhone which I instructed them to do so. Now my iPhone works great with excellent coverage. So, M1 is the way to go for your iPhone and iPad.
I swear that I woulkd NEVER go to a SingTel shop for anything.

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Postby qwerta369 » Mon, 28 Nov 2011 8:03 pm

samuelk wrote:Do NOT buy the micro-sim 'pre-paid' Hi-card for your iphone/ipad from SingTel. It does not work - breaks intermittently. I spent almost 2 days visiting a SingTel store to get the issue resolved but to no avail. SingTel has a serious problem with pre-paid micro sim cards - they don't work and their staff is not knowledgeable. I had to eventually give up and they refunded my money.
I then went to M1 - what a world of difference in excellent service. They informed me that their pre-paid sim card is full size and I would have to ok them to cut the card to micro size (at no extra cost) for my iPhone which I instructed them to do so. Now my iPhone works great with excellent coverage. So, M1 is the way to go for your iPhone and iPad.
I swear that I woulkd NEVER go to a SingTel shop for anything.


My experience of SingTel was very different..

I went in to the Causeway Point branch in Woodlands. Staff there couldn't be more helpful. $15 for the MicroSIM, which came with $18 value. They changed the APN to "hicard", as the default was outdated and away I went. No problems at all (used for the entire 4 weeks I was there). I got one for my wife too, for her iPhone. Also no complaints from her.

Could I ask samuelk, how does M1 data charges compare with SingTel's?

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Postby conversant » Wed, 30 Nov 2011 3:41 pm

I use SingTel's 10 MB plan that costs a buck, lasts seven days, and rolls over remaining value.

Very happy with the coverage, whether in the MRT or in the basement of a building.

You may also want to register for Wireless@SGx. This way you'll have coverage using one or the other.


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