A few days ago, MyRepublic, a RSP of fibre broadband service came into spotlight with it’s super low price 1GBps fibre broadband plan at merely S$49.99 per mth.
We contacted the local telcos about their views and if they have any counter offers. So far, both Starhub and M1 have responded to our queries.
M1’s Assistant General Manager of Corporate Comms, Mr Chua Hian Hou responded :
“All telcos run promotions from time to time. As you can see, this promotion is limited to the first 10,000 customers.”
Starhub on the other hand issued a statement by Ms Lin Shu Fen, Head of Home Solutions, StarHub :
“We do not compete on price alone. We believe we still have better hubbing proposition than our competitors as we offer consistent service experience and great bundled content across our fibre broadband plans, including HomeHub 200 (fibre). All fibre broadband plans come with a free ultra-high-speed wireless AC gigabit router and offer free access to 16 quality StarHub TV channels. There is no hidden fee as service activation and installation fees are waived. We will continue to monitor the market closely to ensure that we remain relevant and competitive in our broadband offering.”
Background, contextual information for your easy reference
For $68.80 a month, StarHub’s HomeHub 200 (fibre) broadband customers enjoy four essential services – 200Mbps fibre broadband with equal bandwidth for uploading and downloading, up to 65 StarHub TV Channels, 21Mbps mobile broadband, and a home phone line. This hubbing plan also comes with a free high-speed wireless AC gigabit router worth $299 as well as a $6 HomeHub voucher every month for customers to purchase additional StarHub TV content. One-time service activation and installation charges are waived.
We would also like to highlight that for consumers to fully benefit from a 1Gbps broadband connection, they would first have to wire their home for Ethernet networking.
So, what is your choice? Single Fibre plan or a bundle deal? Of course, something not mentioned is that MyRepublic has the teleport service that is something the other telcos do not offer. This service is exceptionally useful for watching IP restricted dramas or news channels from overseas.
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