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Need Help: Singapore Prepaid SIM Card Purchase

Post by kw099 » Thu, 11 Jul 2013 11:55 pm

Singapore Prepaid SIM Card Purchase - Singtel hi!Card- Suitable for anyone living in Singapore!

My sons are heading to singapore soon, I would like to purchase internet sim cards for them before they arrive Singapore.

Can anyone please help me to:

1. buy two Singapore Prepaid SIM card - Singtel hi!Card 20sgd value each- (1 Standard size, 1 Micro SIM size)
2. activated both SIM cards.
3. activated the data plan bundle on 16th July for 30-Day Super 1GB Data (20sgd) (so that I can use it till 16th August) ... obile-data
4. tested both SIM card to ensure it is 100% able to connected to internet
5. Ship it to Hong Kong on or before 18th July to ensure it arrive Hong Kong before 27th July. (as they are staying in singapore from 28th july to 13th august, I just want everything to be "ready" for them)

Thanks a lot!

Total Cost should be around SGD 20 + 20 + 20 = 60SGD = 47.5USD (+25USD Bonus for your service)

I can pay around 70-75USD total for this task to be done.

Thanks again.

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Post by nakatago » Fri, 12 Jul 2013 8:14 am

Just have them buy the cards at the airport or convenience stores in the airport. They'll need their passports.
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Post by beppi » Fri, 12 Jul 2013 3:25 pm

The buyer would have to register the cards in his/her name before sending them to you. He/she's then still liable for their (ab-)use while unable to control what you (or the people you give the cards to) do with them.
I am not sure about the legality of the plan (giving away own-registered SIM cards to strangers for personal financial gain), but it certainly opens the buyer to a risk that S$25 does not cover.
I suggest your kids get the cards at the first convenience store or mobile phone shop they encounter after arrival. It does not take more than 10min.

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Post by Dert42 » Mon, 12 Aug 2013 11:50 am

You can get the sim cards at the airport. I got myStarhub cards from the money changer right before you exit the secure area of the airport. You have to have an unlocked phone. The sim cards are registered to the passport holder, so no one intelligent is going to do this for you.
It's very quick and easy to do. If there is no line it takes like 10 minutes.

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