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What phone plan to get?

Postby Pete_N » Mon, 04 Nov 2013 3:33 pm

Hi all,

I'm moving to Singapore very soon to start a new job.

I was wondering whether any of you can recommend a good cell phone plan:

- I have an Android phone that still works very well
- 1GB of data use per month should be more than enough
- I don't call that much either.

Which provider is the best in terms of service & quality? How much should I expect to pay (approx?).

thanks

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 04 Nov 2013 4:12 pm

As their plans and pricing changes from week to week it's best to just do yourself a spreadsheet for comparison purposes. Use these three links to get your data.

http://info.singtel.com/personal/phones-plans/mobile

http://www.starhub.com/mobile/priceplans.html

M1 Mobile Services

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Postby Pete_N » Mon, 04 Nov 2013 4:20 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:As their plans and pricing changes from week to week it's best to just do yourself a spreadsheet for comparison purposes. Use these three links to get your data.

http://info.singtel.com/personal/phones-plans/mobile

http://www.starhub.com/mobile/priceplans.html

M1 Mobile Services


Thanks! Does any of these 3 have a much better/worse reputation than the others? Or are they basically the same?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 04 Nov 2013 5:06 pm

There are some issues with some of the providers if you are talking about 4G. I don't use it, therefore I'm not much help there, but someone will pipe up as it's been discussed numerous times in the Internet/communications threads. A search of that forum might provide the info you are looking for. I'm a dinosaur and use old technology until they don't use it anymore and force me to change. :-/

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 04 Nov 2013 6:25 pm

I'd personally rate them overall in the following order for data quality:
Singtel > M1 > Starhub

This is from anecdotal experience and anecdotes of coworkers and friends (all in technology). Mind you, they're all pretty bad, Singtel is just the least crappy of crap. And if you do want LTE, the word is to avoid starhub completely.

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Postby Tanuki » Mon, 04 Nov 2013 7:17 pm

zzm9980 wrote:I'd personally rate them overall in the following order for data quality:
Singtel > M1 > Starhub

This is from anecdotal experience and anecdotes of coworkers and friends (all in technology). Mind you, they're all pretty bad, Singtel is just the least crappy of crap. And if you do want LTE, the word is to avoid starhub completely.


I've so far only been using M1 with a prepaid here and that's been ok. But today I waited around to check on getting a regular monthly plan. Their site says if you already own an iPhone you can subtract the monthly cost of the phone from the plan. Well, lo and behold the guy tells me that's only if you bought the phone in the last 30 days. I asked him where that's written and he said it's not on the site or the brochure. So I told him forget it since they are pure liars. Anyhow I shouldn't be paying the cost of the phone, so screw it will just stay with prepaid...


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