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Post by kunalkant2001 » Wed, 08 Jun 2011 12:30 am

I am coming to singapore to study at dimensions international college.

and i am cofuse about which prepaid sim card i should get :


my requirement :

mostly for incoming calls

and little outgoing calls within Singapore

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Post by aster » Wed, 08 Jun 2011 1:08 am

Get a Singtel prepaid SIM and do a "YO! Card" top-up once a month or get a Starhub SIM and buy a "Happy Starz" top-up each month.

They cost $18 and $17 respectively.

Both give you (surprise, surprise :D )...

- FREE Incoming Calls
- 120 outgoing minutes
- 500 Local SMS (1000 on Singtel)
- 50MB mobile data

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Post by kunalkant2001 » Wed, 08 Jun 2011 1:21 am

Thanks for your reply,


Iknow it's silly, but is there anything more cheaper than this, any student discount kind of promotion for international student.


I use mobile just for Incoming only (from India)

I have sony ericssion k800i , I hope it work there...

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Post by aster » Wed, 08 Jun 2011 10:00 am

I don't think so, your only other option is to simply pay for incoming calls as they come in, but the minimum there is 8 cents/min. So unless you will have under 213 minutes of incoming calls each month I don't think you want to go this way...

Now if you choose to pay per minute for incoming calls then keep in mind one important thing: it costs you exactly the same to call India from Singapore (both mobile and fixed lines) using a prepaid phone than it does... to receive calls. So unless the people calling you from India can do so for free... you might as well call them.

P.S. Also, have you considered using Skype or a cheap calling card to call home from here?

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Post by aster » Wed, 08 Jun 2011 10:22 am

Hang on, with Singtel prepaid it costs 5 cents/min. to call India, so it's cheaper for you to call back home than to receive a call from them.

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Post by kunalkant2001 » Wed, 08 Jun 2011 5:54 pm

Aster :

Thanks for your reply,

I would like to have the last one you suggested, as I won't be receiving too much calls, So, I would like to pay 8c/min for receiving calls, and will call to India,

So, I request to you to give me details of this one, whats the name of this prepaid plan,,,,

I don't think I can receive call on skype from local or international numbers.

Waiting for your valuable reply,

Thanks a lot

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Post by aster » Wed, 08 Jun 2011 7:56 pm

You basically need the regular prepaid card from either Singtel or Starhub. The Singtel one is called the Hi! Card, whereas the Starhub one is called the Green Card.

Keep in mind that the incoming call policy is quite different between the two networks:

Singtel charges 16c/min 8am to 7.59pm Mon-Fri, and 8c/min at all other times (8pm to 7.59am the following day, and throughout Sat and Sun).

Starhub always charges 22c for the first minute and 8c thereafter.

Take your pick I guess.

But keep in mind that for calling India Singtel has the better offer at 5c/min at all times.

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Re: incoming calls

Post by sunny28 » Sat, 25 Jun 2011 6:17 pm

kunalkant2001 wrote: I am coming to singapore to study at dimensions international college.

and i am cofuse about which prepaid sim card i should get :


my requirement :

mostly for incoming calls

and little outgoing calls within Singapore
Try the singtel prepaid cards

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Re: incoming calls

Post by sunny28 » Sat, 25 Jun 2011 6:18 pm

sunny28 wrote:
kunalkant2001 wrote: I am coming to singapore to study at dimensions international college.

and i am cofuse about which prepaid sim card i should get :


my requirement :

mostly for incoming calls

and little outgoing calls within Singapore
Try the singtel prepaid cards
Starhub also has some prepaid cards with free incoming.

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Re: incoming calls

Post by durain » Sun, 26 Jun 2011 3:33 pm

sunny28 wrote:
sunny28 wrote:
kunalkant2001 wrote: I am coming to singapore to study at dimensions international college.

and i am cofuse about which prepaid sim card i should get :


my requirement :

mostly for incoming calls

and little outgoing calls within Singapore
Try the singtel prepaid cards
Starhub also has some prepaid cards with free incoming.
"free incoming" is not free as you know it!!! it is "free" if you cough up 59¢ per day and 59¢ everytime to active/deactive the "free incoming".

read the T&C before you sign up.

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Re: incoming calls

Post by intellectualsmuse » Sun, 26 Jun 2011 7:40 pm

durain wrote:
sunny28 wrote:
sunny28 wrote: Try the singtel prepaid cards
Starhub also has some prepaid cards with free incoming.
"free incoming" is not free as you know it!!! it is "free" if you cough up 59¢ per day and 59¢ everytime to active/deactive the "free incoming".

read the T&C before you sign up.[/quote

If you want a cheap option, go in for a Postpaid plan from Singtel - i one super value plan-monthly rental SGD 15 only. All incoming calls are free. 80 mins OG free also.
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