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which subscriber's prepaid sim card?

Postby singapore123 » Thu, 17 May 2012 3:08 am

hi,

I have a 6 days trip scheduled to singapore. I want to buy a prepaid sim card that costs economical to me coupled with fast internet data services. Which telecom company can provide me with the best tariff plans?

Thanks..

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 17 May 2012 9:29 am

Singtel, Starhub, and M1 are your three options.

http://info.singtel.com/personal/commun ... data-packs

http://www.m1.com.sg/M1/site/M1Corp/men ... 5a230aRCRD

http://www.starhub.com/broadband/onthem ... epaid.html

All roughly the same price. I'd go with Singtel personally, as their service is the best of the three. Be aware though that's relative as the service in Singapore is worse than most first world (and some third world) countries. As an amusing anecdote, the Starhub page isn't even loading for me right now.

Also, don't pay for any of the faster speeds, as you're unlikely to actually achieve them in most locations.
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Re: which subscriber's prepaid sim card?

Postby ecureilx » Thu, 17 May 2012 9:30 am

singapore123 wrote:hi,

I have a 6 days trip scheduled to singapore. I want to buy a prepaid sim card that costs economical to me coupled with fast internet data services. Which telecom company can provide me with the best tariff plans?

Thanks..

Waiting for an immediate revert!


Immediate reply ? Prepaid and Data plan don't go in the same sentence .. it will kill you to use prepaid data ..

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Postby ebbtide » Thu, 17 May 2012 5:07 pm

I haven't found it to be that bad. $7/week for 1gb of data. Even with my frequent email syncs I haven't hit anywhere near that.
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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 17 May 2012 5:25 pm

ebbtide wrote:I haven't found it to be that bad. $7/week for 1gb of data. Even with my frequent email syncs I haven't hit anywhere near that.


Which operator ?

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 17 May 2012 5:30 pm

ecureilx wrote:
ebbtide wrote:I haven't found it to be that bad. $7/week for 1gb of data. Even with my frequent email syncs I haven't hit anywhere near that.


Which operator ?


1 GB, IIRC. Singtel

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Postby ebbtide » Thu, 17 May 2012 5:36 pm

Correct, Singtel. Just bought it 2 days ago. Like 18$ for the 3g card, added $20 right away, then $7 for the 1gb data. Been happy so far.
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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 17 May 2012 7:00 pm

Even their $25/week plan is good if you consider the standard data roaming charge for many major carriers around the world is about US$20 per megabyte.


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