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DIY 4G USB Modem to avoid contract?

Postby wfujkramer » Wed, 13 Feb 2013 3:13 pm

I need a USB mobile broadband modem, but will only be in Singapore for a year and cannot sign the 24 month contract that Singtel requires. However, I have a post-paid iphone account with them that can support multi sim. Is there a reason I couldn't just buy an unlocked USB modem and insert my singtel sim into it and have the exact same service as the USB modem they sell?

I understand that Singtel's normal mobile package will use 4G if your phone supports it at no extra cost.. so can we assume their multi sim would also support 4G speeds? So for the $10 multisim cost, plus the cost of the modem, I would have the equivalent of their most expensive mobile broadband package? Too good to be true?

Thanks for your help.

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 13 Feb 2013 8:22 pm

I bought Multi-sim for my iPad Mini LTE. No dice. I found out later, only the primary sim on a multi-SIM account will connect at LTE. Totally crap IMO.

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Thu, 14 Feb 2013 2:47 pm

M1 has a prepaid data plan but its pretty crap, offers only 7.2 Mbps theoretical speeds and its overpriced too.

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Postby jacksonho » Mon, 25 Feb 2013 10:10 pm

It would be too good to be true if you could do that! Anyway using multi-sim means you have to share your data usage too. Why not just use your phone as a hotspot?

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 26 Feb 2013 9:38 am

jacksonho wrote:It would be too good to be true if you could do that! Anyway using multi-sim means you have to share your data usage too. Why not just use your phone as a hotspot?


That is what I do. I just preferred to use multisim if it was possible to split the battery load.


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