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short term handphone contract

Post by sherlok11 » Sat, 21 Jan 2012 12:48 am

hi everybody,
i heard some rumors, that there are short term mobilephone contracts available (like half a year) in singapore.
so, if this is true, which company provides that service? and are incoming calls from overseas free for me? Rolling Eyes
any experiences?
thx a lot in advance!

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Post by Strong Eagle » Sat, 21 Jan 2012 6:23 am

No, it is not true. Contracts exist because phone companies provide you with subsidized handsets and recover their money over the life of the contract.

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Post by zzm9980 » Sat, 21 Jan 2012 10:33 am

If you have your own unlocked GSM phone, you can buy pre-paid SIM cards that provide good rates and even data. This may be what you heard of.

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Re: short term handphone contract

Post by aster » Sat, 21 Jan 2012 11:10 am

sherlok11 wrote:i heard some rumors, that there are short term mobilephone contracts available (like half a year) in singapore.
Yes, you can get SIM-only plans that have a 1 month minimum period, so you are not locked into any lengthy contract (due to this you will naturally not receive a subsidised handset from them).

http://info.singtel.com/personal/commun ... rsim-plans

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Post by zzm9980 » Sat, 21 Jan 2012 11:43 am

Worth noting unless you are SG, PR, or have a work pass, you can only buy pre-paid SIM plans. Can't get the SIM-only plan.

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Post by x9200 » Sat, 21 Jan 2012 11:44 am

Yep. As Aster said, this is a typical open, post-paid contract with 1 to 3 months restriction or without if you pay all the administrative and sim card costs up in front.
Also it is not necessarily and always about the handset/modem/etc but lower subscription rate and from time to time there are also 6months contracts advertised (I recall some with Singtel bb mobile). You may want to ask the telecom company direcly if they have such options - not necessarily they advertise everything.

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Post by aster » Sat, 21 Jan 2012 12:51 pm

zzm9980 wrote:Worth noting unless you are SG, PR, or have a work pass, you can only buy pre-paid SIM plans. Can't get the SIM-only plan.
Naturally you cannot get it by coming in just as a tourist.

The OP mentioned 6 months so I assume he is not coming here for a short-stay visit.

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