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Old 03-11-2013, 10:34 PM   #16
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prepaid to prepaid malaysia can
s'pore also can la.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:57 PM   #17
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and can keep same number!?
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Old 23-05-2014, 10:48 AM   #18
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I called Singtel to check on this.. Even after paying a penalty fee, they will not permit the Postpaid to Prepaid migration. All other combinations are possible (pre-pre, pre-post, ~cross carrier)
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Old 23-05-2014, 12:05 PM   #19
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I called Singtel to check on this.. Even after paying a penalty fee, they will not permit the Postpaid to Prepaid migration. All other combinations are possible (pre-pre, pre-post, ~cross carrier)
what was the given reason?
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Old 23-05-2014, 08:56 PM   #20
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I know from apr1 starhub can change prepaid card and retain same number $26.75
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Old 24-05-2014, 12:14 AM   #21
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I know from apr1 starhub can change prepaid card and retain same number $26.75
Meaning?

Postpaid to prepaid?
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Old 24-11-2014, 12:10 PM   #22
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bumpz for awareness. i wanna switch from postpaid to prepaid in Stinktel. anyone have experiences?

or is it still not allowed from postpaid to prepaid?
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Old 24-11-2014, 12:29 PM   #23
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bumpz for awareness. i wanna switch from postpaid to prepaid in Stinktel. anyone have experiences?

or is it still not allowed from postpaid to prepaid?
Good Luck...

What IDA told me about Caller ID and Postpaid-Prepaid Porting [spoiler: same old story]
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Old 24-11-2014, 01:04 PM   #24
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Old 25-11-2014, 07:10 PM   #25
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bumpz for awareness. i wanna switch from postpaid to prepaid in Stinktel. anyone have experiences?

or is it still not allowed from postpaid to prepaid?
I think SG gahmen, like USA gahmen is just puppet show with the puppet master being the corporates: bet many IDA staffs go on to C suite or directorship positions in telcos if the PAP does not appoint them to ministerial positions.

The number portability is intentionally ONE directional because contracts (post-paid) are so much more profitable for the telcos than pre-paid. Telcos want to squeeze as much $$$ from Sinkies as possible and IDA is only too quick to facilitate that...
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Old 25-11-2014, 07:23 PM   #26
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I would love to be able to do that too, but I know it'll probably never happen unless government forces telcos to do it (which let's face it, is unlikely).

They already have you as a stable source of revenue, and they know people get attached to their number (which is why people are asking this question in the first place), there is no logical reason they would allow this.

If they ever allow it, I'll definitely go for it. Prepaid offerings are getting better these days, a lot more flexible too
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Old 25-11-2014, 07:53 PM   #27
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for those who really wanted, please feedbck to IDA (to build up the interest frm community).
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Old 26-11-2014, 12:41 PM   #28
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I know from apr1 starhub can change prepaid card and retain same number $26.75
is this one time fee?

I got a second line which I used mostly for data. I do not see why I need to keep paying $50+ when I can just get some pre-paid data card for $18/month.

But I want to retain the number as it is a good number.

Any suggestion on how to keep the number?

What is the cheapest post paid plan in Singapore just to retain the number?
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Old 26-11-2014, 01:59 PM   #29
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But I want to retain the number as it is a good number.

Any suggestion on how to keep the number?
Retaining number only makes sense if you actually use the number for calls or SMS (and don't want to bother your friends/contacts/services with updating to a new number).

For data-only SIM, don't bother about the number at all because the internet connection doesn't care what number you get the data from.

What is the cheapest post paid plan in Singapore just to retain the number?
Now all the post paid plans are data bundled so the cheapest is around $40-45 per month.. None of the telco no longer offers the old call/SMS only plans. You can go see each telco's website and compare... do take note whether GST included or excluded.
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up for update? any one got update?
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