Wednesday, December 9, 2009

SingTel Lowers iPhone Handset Prices

SingTel, which previously had the most expensive handsets, has lowered its prices to match M1's offerings, which until recently held the crown for the cheapest handsets. Prices have dropped by between $10 and $40 depending on type of iPhone and plan (tip of the hat to iMerlion reader Justin).

Update 1: Sharp-eyed iMerlion reader Kaps has found out that you can save money by buying your 8GB 3G iPhone from the SingTel shop online. Sign up for the iFlexi Lite or iFlexi Value and pay $338 or $48 respectively, saving you $50 compared to buying it at the shop (plus you get to avoid the queue.)

Update 2: M1 has brought down its data usage cap to $30 a month to match its competitors.

Correction: Chart updated to reflect that StarHub's $98 a month plan actually has 700 minutes of voice credits, not 500 minutes. Also, the data cap in M1's $98/mth plan is not relevant. Thanks to reader MoleWall for noticing.

The latest chart is below:



M1
StarHub
SingTel
Monthly sub
$36
$38
$39
Data credit/m
12GB (previously 10GB)
12GB (previously 1GB)
12GB (previously 500MB)
Outgoing Voice credit
100 min
100 min
100 min
SMS/MMS credit
500
500
500
8GB 3G
$398
$388
$388 (previously $398)
16GB 3GS
$518
$538
$518 (previously $548)
32GB 3GS
$658
$668
$658 (previously $678)
Data cap
$30 (previously $36.38)
$30
(previously $48)
$30 (previously none)




M1
StarHub
SingTel
Monthly sub
$56
$58
$56
Data credit/m
12GB (previously 10GB)
12GB (previously 1GB)
12GB (previously 1GB)
Outgoing Voice credit
300 min
300 min
200 min
SMS/MMS credit
500
500
500
8GB 3G
$98
$118
$98 (Previously $138)
16GB 3GS
$248
$268
$248 (previously $288)
32GB 3GS
$398
$418
$398 (previously $438)
Data cap
$30 (previously $36.38)
$30
(previously $48)
$30 (previously none)



M1
StarHub
SingTel
Monthly sub
$98
$98
$95
Data credit/m
Unlimited
12GB (previously 1GB)
12GB (previously 2GB)
Outgoing Voice credit
700 min
700 min
500 min
SMS/MMS credit
500
500
500
8GB 3G
$0
$0
$0
16GB 3GS
$0
$0
$0
32GB 3GS
$98
$108
$98 (previously $138)
Data cap
Not relevant.
$30
(previously $48)
$30 (previously none)




M1
StarHub
SingTel
Monthly sub
$198
$205
$205
Data credit/m
Unlimited
Unlimited
30GB (previously 3GB)
Outgoing Voice credit
Unlimited
2,000 min
2,000 min (previously 1,500 min)
SMS/MMS credit
Unlimited
2,000
2,000 (previously 1,500)
8GB 3G
$0
$0
$0
16GB 3GS
$0
$0
$0
32GB 3GS
$0
$0
$0
Data cap
Not relevant
Not relevant
$30 (previously none)

6 comments:

Kaps said...

singtel online price for lowest plan - iphone 3g 8gb costs only $338...50$ cheaper than the shop. this offer doesn't apply to other models.

Jimmy Yap said...

Thanks for the tip-off! I've added that information to the story!

Susan said...

I don't suppose these are retroactive? My data limit is still 1 GB according to my data usage app.

Jimmy Yap said...

Actually, they are retroactive. If you signed up for the iFlexi plan before, SingTel will automatically upgrade you. However, it has to be the iFlexi plan. If you've signed up for the BBOM plan like I did, then currently you (we) are out of luck....

SingTel should have sent you an email about your upgrade. Alternatively call them to confirm or look at your bill to see what plan you have...

Good luck! (Fingers crossed!)

Note: The cap in your data usage app has to be set by you. The app has no way to tell what plan you are on. You must have set that previously. The app should allow you to change the data limit. (though if you have 12GB, you pretty don't need a data usage app....)

Jimmy Yap said...

Note: Sorry, SingTel should have sent you an SMS, not an email, telling you about the upgrade.

SoBan said...

Will singtel change the outgoing call mins on the $95 month plan~~~~~~~~~~~ to 700 mins like the rest of the telco????....nbzzzz