Singtel introduces revised SIM ONLY PLANs to challenge M1 mySIM plans
A few weeks ago, M1 introduced it’s mySIM Plans, which is standalone SIM card plan for your new or old smartphone that is no longer in contract.
The M1 mySIM plans are the cheapest in town then with the cheapest at only S$30 and it comes with 300 minutes of outgoing calls, 1000 SMS and 3GB data (5GB if you sign up for 1 yr). The minimum contract is one month. It also offered free incoming calls, unlimited free calls to 3 M1 numbers and a promotional waiver of 1st month caller ID. Free SIM Card is valid till 30 September 2015, for new line sign-ups on mySIM plans.
Below is the chart.
mySIM Plans (minimum 1-month service)
|Voice/Video Calls (mins)
|Excess data charges: $10.70/GB
||Subscription waived permanently
3G – Up to 7.2Mbps
4G – Up to 300Mbps
|Typical download speed range (at fixed location): 1.4 – 4.9Mbps
Typical download speed range (at fixed location): 47.6 – 114.3Mbps
- Free incoming calls
- Unlimited free calls to 3 M1 numbers
- Promotional waiver of first month’s subscription for Caller Number Display for new line
- Voicemail Service
The trend is changing as more and more users are buying cheaper smartphones with prepaid card. For those who require a monthly bill and bundled data, the M1 mySIM is definitely a good choice. SingTel sees that as a challenge and thus introduce their own ala carte no contract SIM card only plan.
Singtel’s plan is slightly different from M1’s. You can start building up your own plan from S$20. For S$20, it comes with 3GB of local 4G data and 2GB of Singtel WIFI.
In addition, you could add S$5 for 1200SMS, $10 for 2400SMS or S$15 for unlimited SMS. Serioulsy do you still use SMS?
As for talktime, you can choose to top up S$5 for 200 minutes of outgoing calls, S$10 for 800 minutes and S$15 for unlimited. This sounds pretty cool. In fact bundle plans for unlimited calls won’t be as cheap as S$20 + S$15 or S$35 per mth + it comes with 3GB of data which is quite sufficient for most people.
If bundled data of 3GB is not enough, you can add on S$5 per GB to a maximum of S$150 for 30GB of 4G data.
If we were to compare it to the cheapest M1 plan. Singtel users pay S$5 for 200 minutes of outgoing calls, S$5 for 1200 SMS. This bundle is also S$30 just that M1 users get 300 minutes outgoing call and 1000 SMS. Of course if you are one who seldom make outgoing calls, subscribing to a call back service , the winning solution for the Singtel plan.
What about the most expensive plan ? M1 charges S$125 for 13GB data, unlimited calls and SMS. SingTel’s version would be S$20 (3GB data) + S$15 (unlimited SMS) + S$15 (unlimited calls) + S$50 (10GB data) = S$100. That is S$25 savings.
This reduction of price is very apparent as SIM only plans were previously quite expensive. With competition, the price has come down substantially. See old price structure below :
So, will Starhub join in the competition ? If you intend to subscribe which plan will you choose ?