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Old 18-03-2013, 09:37 PM   #16
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i use it like a pager because all prepaid card got free caller ID
so when i receive call i use the office phone to call back
so i seldom use except to SMS which is 10 free if i SMS 5 a day
actually when now the 3 telco service all s*cks why pay a premium?
just use the cheapest option available
i think starhub prepaid voice is the most value for money once top-up using DBS ATM can use for 180 days for S$6, last time is S$5
for internet, i subscribe starhub cheapest 3Mbps, because it is the slowest plan, the speed i get is always faster than 3Mps++
my pc is also one part spoil i will replace with the cheapest available pc component
my HP is the cheapest nokia 1280 last time S$36 now can buy S$28
so i never need to complain because all the stuff i get is the most value for money
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Old 19-03-2013, 12:54 PM   #17
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i'm looking for prepaid bundle aka voice + data, which telco is most worth it?

or should I go voice and data separately?
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:24 AM   #18
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Prepaid mobile usage with data?

If I got a smartphone and want to use prepaid plans that includes data usage, how do I go about it.

-If I now own a normal sim card I need to change to a 3G SIM card?
-Which is a 3G SIM card?
-Which should I buy if I want to purchase prepaid data plans such as those shown (the 200MB for $10 one) : ("Most Affordable Data Plans" Section) -- the "Benefits | Singtel" page, the first result when searching "Benefits mobile data plans singtel prepaid"

I think what I need to do is buy a 3G SIM Card (but I don't know which one), and then use the phone to buy a prepaid plan (through calling *363 to subscribe -- but how does that work?)
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:34 AM   #19
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buy the sim card, comes with data one. then go internet to topup. either to telco website or internet banking through bank (for certain services only).
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:25 PM   #20
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If I got a smartphone and want to use prepaid plans that includes data usage, how do I go about it.

-If I now own a normal sim card I need to change to a 3G SIM card?
-Which is a 3G SIM card?
-Which should I buy if I want to purchase prepaid data plans such as those shown (the 200MB for $10 one) : ("Most Affordable Data Plans" Section) -- the "Benefits | Singtel" page, the first result when searching "Benefits mobile data plans singtel prepaid"

I think what I need to do is buy a 3G SIM Card (but I don't know which one), and then use the phone to buy a prepaid plan (through calling *363 to subscribe -- but how does that work?)
Like you said, buy Singtel 3G prepaid 3G SIM card for $15, then dial *363# to add data.
If you have other teleco's 2G prepaid SIM card, you can port over to Singtel without change your HP number.
200MB for $10 ( 30 days ) is not a best option.
You can buy the conbination of $1 for 5MB (7 days ) and $7 for 1G ( 7 days).
So one $7 for 1G + three $1 for 5M = 1G data ( 21 days).
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Old 22-05-2013, 11:36 AM   #21
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not sure if it works this way, can someone clarify?
Singtel prepaid mobile (from website):
1-Day Ultimate 2GB Data = $6
7-Day Value 10MB Data =$1

Does it mean if I get the $6 data and then topup after 1 day and I can continue using the leftover data from day 1 for the next 7 days for just $1?

Thanks.
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Old 28-05-2013, 05:24 PM   #22
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To answer your questions to the best of my knowledge, correct me if I'm wrong:

-If I now own a normal sim card I need to change to a 3G SIM card?
Depends on your phone and the speed you hope to surf. To enjoy 3G, you need a 3G phone and 3G SIM (normal or micro size depends on your phone).

You can also choose to use GPRS/EDGE using 2G, but will be slow. But probably OK if you just use it only occasionally for some quick info checks.

Then again 3G is everywhere now, so I would recommend you choose 3G if possible.

-Which is a 3G SIM card?
Not sure about the exact differences. But they are radically different in term of design within to the engineers.

The 3G UMTS system added increased security and improved address book. Visually to a layman like me, a 2G SIM and 3G SIM of same size looks physically identical, and I can't tell the difference. However, obviously using a 2G SIM in a 3G phone will not connect you to the 3G network.

-Which should I buy if I want to purchase prepaid data plans such as those shown (the 200MB for $10 one) : ("Most Affordable Data Plans" Section) -- the "Benefits | Singtel" page, the first result when searching "Benefits mobile data plans singtel prepaid"
It depends on your usage pattern I believe. Do you use data intensively over a long or short period, or you seldom use data at all except on some ad hoc basis?

If you mainly use SMS and voice calls, you can make do without a data plan and still be charged according to data volume transferred. The rates can be 2.7 cents or 5.4 cents per 10kb transferred.

However, if you are planning to surf Web, watch video, run mobile apps, do frequent social networking, message using WhatsApp, WeChat and LINE, data plans gives you better rates and value-for-money i.e. more data at lower costs.

I believe any excess data transferred that exceeds the max quota, or data transferred after expiry of your subscribed data plan period will get charged as per normal (per 10kb block).

I think what I need to do is buy a 3G SIM Card (but I don't know which one), and then use the phone to buy a prepaid plan (through calling *363 to subscribe -- but how does that work?)
I believe if you're looking at SingTel, there's only the Hi!Card?

Never tried this before, but I'm making a guess here.

With the Hi!Card inserted, you should be connected to SingTel 3G network. Dial *363 and call like it's a normal phone number. I believe your phone will then provide you with instructions once connected. They can be either in the form of audio interactive voice response system (press number and # hash key) or visual text menus on your phone screen (press certain number for certain option). Once the data plan is selected and confirmed, SingTel will deduct the data plan payment from your Hi!Card balance.
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Old 31-05-2013, 01:24 PM   #23
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not sure if it works this way, can someone clarify?
Singtel prepaid mobile (from website):
1-Day Ultimate 2GB Data = $6
7-Day Value 10MB Data =$1

Does it mean if I get the $6 data and then topup after 1 day and I can continue using the leftover data from day 1 for the next 7 days for just $1?

Thanks.
don't think so coz different type.
but mayb the 7-day value surfer pack n 7-day super surfer pack can b mixed (as mentioned in post #3), with each top-up subjected for 30 days'validity.
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:45 PM   #24
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can someone give the android config settings for prepaid data usage? apn, etc?
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:45 AM   #25
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can someone give the android config settings for prepaid data usage? apn, etc?
No need configure at all (my phone is a Android phone ).

If you are a casual user, the overall cost is not so much and even lower than those mobile broadband plan. ($1 for one week), so far I used up to around 250M data only.
Just remember to top up to extend the data validity.

You can use your phone to surf below WEB for easy top up.

https://inno.ideas.singtel.com/myhiaccount
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Old 07-06-2013, 02:23 PM   #26
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but i have totally no data coming in after activating. I think i need to setup the apns.

I don't even get the 3g icon at the top of the pone.. i have this when I use 3g in other countries.
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:21 PM   #27
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but i have totally no data coming in after activating. I think i need to setup the apns.

I don't even get the 3g icon at the top of the pone.. i have this when I use 3g in other countries.
No Idea. My one is like "Plug and Play" type for 3G Hi Card.
You have to enable the mobile data.

From My Phone:
Under Setting--> Data Usage--> tick "on" on mobile data selection.
and click "more" under data usage---> Click Mobile Network--> select data enabled.

I never set any access point names and parameters, now it shows APNs is IDEAS, and the detail below,

Name: IDEAS
APN: e-ideas
Proxy: not set
Username: not set
Password: not set
Server: not set
MMSC: not set
MMS proxy: not set
MMS port: not set
MCC: 525
MNC: 01
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:06 PM   #28
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You can buy the conbination of $1 for 5MB (7 days ) and $7 for 1G ( 7 days).
So one $7 for 1G + three $1 for 5M = 1G data ( 21 days).
huh this doesn't make sense at all.

how to get 1GB data for 21 days when you only pay 1GB for 7 days and 5m 3 times for $1?
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:32 PM   #29
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huh this doesn't make sense at all.

how to get 1GB data for 21 days when you only pay 1GB for 7 days and 5m 3 times for $1?
did you try yourself? lt do make sense.
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:09 PM   #30
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still no luck at all and my 7 days is almost up. Very strange. Totally no data reception at all.
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