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Old 28-07-2016, 03:45 PM   #46
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Very clever. Force ppl to switch to fibre tv & then say to have fibre tv u must have starhub fibre broadband. So indirectly force u to take up both fibre broadband and fibre tv.

So if im with other isp i am forced to switch to Starhub fibre.
I don't think we have to take starhub TV.. If fiberTV is the same as what mio did the last time..


I was on starhub bb back then and subbed to mioTV. They gave a dumb ADSL modem with no internet accessibility except for the mio box
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Old 28-07-2016, 07:12 PM   #47
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I don't think we have to take starhub TV.. If fiberTV is the same as what mio did the last time..


I was on starhub bb back then and subbed to mioTV. They gave a dumb ADSL modem with no internet accessibility except for the mio box
Singtel has more or less phasing/phased out ADSL. So now Singtel TV will be under Fibre. Same for Starhub, in the process of phasing out cable, but will take a few years. So they sure push fibre
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Old 29-07-2016, 02:58 AM   #48
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Very clever. Force ppl to switch to fibre tv & then say to have fibre tv u must have starhub fibre broadband. So indirectly force u to take up both fibre broadband and fibre tv.

So if im with other isp i am forced to switch to Starhub fibre.
My only issue is that in order to access fibre tv u have to be a starhub fibre subscriber which i dont want to. Happy with viewqwest and i dont want to be forced to switch RSP just for this purpose.
My TP full already with VQ and ST...now what will happen to my Cable TV ??
Well, some people gets it

I guess that means it's better not to renew my Starhub cable TV contact -- when it ends sometime in 2017.

Thereafter, (if needed) just be on rolling subscription.

Beyond 2017 -- if/when "forced" to convert from Starhub cable TV to Starhub fibre TV, I can simply choose to (totally) terminate Starhub TV -- since by then only on rolling subscription & no longer under any Starhub TV contract.

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Old 29-07-2016, 03:00 PM   #49
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Well, some people gets it

I guess that means it's better not to renew my Starhub cable TV contact -- when it ends sometime in 2017.

Thereafter, (if needed) just be on rolling subscription.

Beyond 2017 -- if/when "forced" to convert from Starhub cable TV to Starhub fibre TV, I can simply choose to (totally) terminate Starhub TV -- since by then only on rolling subscription & no longer under any Starhub TV contract.


Thanks for highlighting this point to the rest of the guys.
The SH setup box should be able to operate with other fibre ISP.
Unfortunately, they have to slap this restriction and lose more customers.
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Old 30-07-2016, 01:52 AM   #50
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Well, some people gets it

I guess that means it's better not to renew my Starhub cable TV contact -- when it ends sometime in 2017.

Thereafter, (if needed) just be on rolling subscription.

Beyond 2017 -- if/when "forced" to convert from Starhub cable TV to Starhub fibre TV, I can simply choose to (totally) terminate Starhub TV -- since by then only on rolling subscription & no longer under any Starhub TV contract.
StarHub's current mantra is to get customers to be hubbers and take on bundled services for a fixed minimum term, if not then (the usual) new contract upon the current standalone-service ending. The month-by-month subscription at the prevailing rate will probably be ... The "rolling" rate for my MaxInfinity 200 Home Hub contract which has just ended is $150.

Based on their FAQ, there's probably an opportunity for one more fixed term contract of 24months for services relating to cable broadband or TV:

1. Is it true you are ceasing cable broadband services by 2017?
StarHub will operate cable network services until 2020. We encourage customers to take up our fibre services before 2020 to avoid disruption to their services.

3. Does it mean my cable TV is also affected?
Yes, we will be migrating customers from cable TV services to fibre TV services, and encourage customers to upgrade to fibre TV early to ensure uninterrupted service.
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Old 06-10-2016, 11:11 PM   #51
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Any idea how do we terminate starhub fibre service? Can we do it over the hotline or we need to visit starhub shop? Contract has expired. Do we need to return any equipment as well?
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Old 07-10-2016, 01:02 AM   #52
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huh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cable TV also gone?
price will increase a not..
like tht i must take 2 fibre meh?? cannot be ba.

i better go find a good iptv

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Old 07-10-2016, 08:41 AM   #53
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Any idea how do we terminate starhub fibre service? Can we do it over the hotline or we need to visit starhub shop? Contract has expired. Do we need to return any equipment as well?
Just call SH to ask about it.
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Old 07-10-2016, 08:47 AM   #54
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I will move to Singtel.

Singtel Mio at least allow you to recontract to iPhone annually with no question asked.

Thanks Starhub for making the switch as no brainer.
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Old 07-10-2016, 11:22 AM   #55
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I more care about how am I going to watch tvb drama lol
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Old 08-10-2016, 02:30 AM   #56
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I use dual broadband i find it extremely useful. I may lose the raw fibre speeds for same monthly price, but i get superb coverage across my home using 2 tiny DIR868l. I set the SSID, password and dhcp reservation same on both routers. All my mobile devices will auto connect at full speeds when i move across the rooms.

There is no need to buy expensive big spider routers which still fail to reach the same coverage. No need for AP, Range extenders, power internet, all which cuts the speeds down on every relay.

And cable runs on different path, like tonight, SH fibre is intermittent disconnecting because of rain (every time like that i have noticed) but the cable runs full speed.

I noticed SH CS has been strongly encouraging people to 'upgrade' to fibre, the reason is out now. I would prefer keep both options open, because i have 3 cable termination points and just 1 fibre point.

I think of another reason is because cable is susceptible to 'black boxes' while IPTV easily block those illegal boxes.
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Old 13-10-2016, 08:08 AM   #57
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I still using telephone adsl, waiting singtel to up the offer <29.90
Actually do not need to wait as ADSL is outdated. Just jump to other isp with 300 Mbps at $29/mth. 90 cents cheaper and you get at least 6 times faster. It is more expensive to use ADSL compared to fibre.
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Old 15-10-2016, 11:45 AM   #58
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If i am reading it correctly, the fibre tv box is connected via rj45 cable. i suppose we can use homeplugs too if we don't want have wires or trunking all over the house?
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Old 15-10-2016, 04:44 PM   #59
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If i am reading it correctly, the fibre tv box is connected via rj45 cable. i suppose we can use homeplugs too if we don't want have wires or trunking all over the house?
I have a feeling must be RJ45
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Old 15-10-2016, 05:13 PM   #60
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If i am reading it correctly, the fibre tv box is connected via rj45 cable. i suppose we can use homeplugs too if we don't want have wires or trunking all over the house?
Aren't home plug is extender between to two power point instead of laying a physical cable.
Then u hook ur rj45 via home plug from both side?
So don't catch your example at all
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