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sairjean
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Recommended Mobile Phone Networks

Postby sairjean » Tue, 25 Dec 2012 11:23 am

Hi I am moving to Singapore tomorrow and am wondering what sort of mobile networks people recommend?
I am there for 2 years and will need to make international calls. Obviously looking for the cheapest contracts.

Thanks!
Sarah :)

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Postby taxico » Tue, 25 Dec 2012 6:58 pm

the the spirit of christmas compels me to not berate you for being so lazy that you cannot search the forum, or the internet.

there are only 3 cell phone service providers in singapore. and i recommend either

www.m1.com.sg
or
www.singtel.com
or
www.starhub.com

go to those web site, click on MOBILE, then MOBILE PHONE PLANS (two types, pre or post paid) and VALUE ADDED SERVICES to find the local minutes and IDD call packages they have.

all 3 will have similar plans that vary a little here and there. if you want cheap international calls, you're probably better off using skype or some other service like skype.

coverage for the most part, are also similar but in odd places around the island it can get spotty for one provider but not another.

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 26 Dec 2012 9:58 am

Best bet is to look at the providers, pick the one you think you want, and buy a pre-paid (with data) SIM from one of them and thoroughly test it wherever you plan to live before committing to a contract. The biggest problem is the data connnections. Even with full signal, all of the carriers 3G networks are overloaded so you'll experience frequent data time outs, especially in crowded areas like malls.

If your phone supports LTE and the carrier you choose has LTE in the area you're in, you'll get a nice experience comparable to a 3G network in most other countries.

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Postby sairjean » Wed, 26 Dec 2012 12:48 pm

Great thank you to both of you. I refuse to admit I was lazy! Haha. :)
Sarah :)


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