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Postby wannamove » Tue, 09 Aug 2011 2:49 am

I will be traveling to Singapore for 2 weeks for my job hunt. Top priority for me is to get a sim card as soon as I land. I need something wth a data plan to use with my Blackberry

Any suggestions? Where can I get one? Are there shops at the airport where I can pick one?

What will it cost me?

Thank you

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 09 Aug 2011 7:08 am

http://info.singtel.com/personal/commun ... aid-mobile

Might be able to find a Singtel shop at airport... I dunno though.

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Postby wannamove » Tue, 09 Aug 2011 9:33 am

Thank you!

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Postby taxico » Thu, 11 Aug 2011 6:50 pm

starhub has prepaid blackberry. it's not too expensive either.
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Postby wannamove » Thu, 11 Aug 2011 6:57 pm

taxico wrote:starhub has prepaid blackberry. it's not too expensive either.


Thank you! That might be an option if my blackberry does not work in Singapore. Any idea of the rates?

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Postby wannamove » Sat, 13 Aug 2011 3:54 am

perp wrote:is that what you re looking for ?
http://www.starhub.com/support/mobile/f ... rvice.html

Thanks for the link! Sounds like what I wanted to know

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Postby Tigerslayer » Sat, 13 Aug 2011 7:30 pm

You may also want to check with your carrier to ensure that your phone is not locked to your carrier.

They should be able to give you a code to unlock your phone to use with other networks if it is.

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Postby wannamove » Mon, 15 Aug 2011 9:41 am

Tigerslayer wrote:You may also want to check with your carrier to ensure that your phone is not locked to your carrier.

They should be able to give you a code to unlock your phone to use with other networks if it is.


Thanks for the suggestion - I did get it unlocked through my carrier but have no real way of testing it till I reach there - just wanted to be prepared

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Postby aster » Mon, 15 Aug 2011 4:13 pm

Just pop in a SIM card from a different carrier and see if the phone boots up correctly without any error message about not being able to use this SIM card.

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 15 Aug 2011 4:23 pm

What's your phone? Check the supported frequencies ("the bands"). If it's quad band, your most probably safe. Singapore, FYI is GSM 900 and 1800 MHz; 3G 2100 MHz.

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Postby wannamove » Mon, 15 Aug 2011 9:23 pm

nakatago wrote:What's your phone? Check the supported frequencies ("the bands"). If it's quad band, your most probably safe. Singapore, FYI is GSM 900 and 1800 MHz; 3G 2100 MHz.


Wow! now that sounds like Greek and Latin to me - I should get some help from Google Gods to understand what it means - but it is exactly what I am looking for

Thank you so much!

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Postby perp » Tue, 16 Aug 2011 12:06 am

Most of new blackberrys are tri/quadri band.

Anyway you can check it on Blackberry's website (smartphones > features > additional features (bottom of the page) > carrier networks)

http://us.blackberry.com/smartphones/


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