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Broadband internet - only need 12 months

Postby SINexpat » Tue, 17 Dec 2013 4:37 pm

My initial stint in SG is contracted for 12 months. Although it's likely I'll renew for longer I don't want to commit to a 24 month contract to Singtel broadband.

I just need internet (don't watch TV and have cell phone) but all the plans are 24 months.

The only 12 month plan they have is a Phone/broadband/mio home TV package for $69.90 per month which I don't want.

Anyone have experience getting Singtel to only do a 12 month contract for broadband?

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Postby Sergei82 » Tue, 17 Dec 2013 4:40 pm

no

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Postby Beeroclock » Tue, 17 Dec 2013 5:00 pm

I think all are 24 months.... you'll have to take monthly basis, forego the ~25% discount but you can cancel when needed.

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Postby AngMoG » Tue, 17 Dec 2013 5:02 pm

Short contracts are rare. Your choices for internet are Starhub, Singtel, M1 (fiber only) and MyRepublic (fiber only).

You can only get the fiber plan if the place you live in has fiber already installed. (Getting it installed by the landlord is difficult, much less on a 12 month rental.) You may want to check if there is a shorter fiber plan.

Starhub, to my knowledge, only offers 24month plans unless you are a VIP customer.

Go to a Singtel shop and see if you can get internet only (it is futile to try doing that over the phone). But, if fiber and starhub does not offer you anything, this may well be your only choice.

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Postby SINexpat » Tue, 17 Dec 2013 8:17 pm

Good point about phone vs in person. Will have to visit a shop directly.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 17 Dec 2013 8:32 pm

When we arrived back here, in temp accomodation, I got a Starhub dongle and PAYG internet.

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Postby taxico » Tue, 17 Dec 2013 8:33 pm

call them up first - ask them to check with their team leader or shift manager.

then go to the store if it doesn't work...

1633 starhub
1688 singtel
1627 m1

myrepublic ? google...

did i leave anyone else out?

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internet

Postby zjules » Mon, 23 Dec 2013 2:03 pm

Try one of the 'other' providers, such as ViewQwest. They have 24, 12, or no contract plans

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Re: internet

Postby nutnut » Mon, 23 Dec 2013 2:26 pm

zjules wrote:Try one of the 'other' providers, such as ViewQwest. They have 24, 12, or no contract plans

This! Also, they are probably the best ISP on the island...
nutnut

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 23 Dec 2013 4:37 pm

My Republic definitely does no contract, $59 a month. Fiber only though.

If you do Pay as you Go with mobile, M1 offers pre-paid LTE. The others are (much) slower 3G.

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