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Old 16-11-2019, 10:30 PM   #8686
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Some mentioned the finalised bill round up to the nearest but then that won’t make just difference of up the biggest we know 1mb.

Personally I think it would be more practical if the block size mean 1mb/min or 1mb/hour, 100kb/min or 100kb/hr etc.

So during that 1 min, 15min, 30min, 1 hour, all the data used round up to the nearest block size.
The rounding up in the final bill is definitely rubbish.

If the block size is data per unit time, then it will be mentioned like

1mb/min or 1mb/hour, 100kb/min or 100kb/hr etc.

The block is mentioned in data size only.


Isn't there a telco or 4G data expert around in this forum?
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Old 16-11-2019, 10:38 PM   #8687
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The rounding up in the final bill is definitely rubbish.

If the block size is data per unit time, then it will be mentioned like

1mb/min or 1mb/hour, 100kb/min or 100kb/hr etc.

The block is mentioned in data size only.


Isn't there a telco or 4G data expert around in this forum?
If not by per unit time, it is pretty scary. Imagine we keep refreshing edmw webpage. How much block of 1mb or 100kb will be used... soon u see your data quota gone within days. Also our phone has a lot of background request and retrieve activity, some every few mins to every few hours.
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Old 16-11-2019, 11:12 PM   #8688
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sh no sms.. so lousy on this ... the rest is same

None of them. Should jump to Starhub instead. Haha.
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Old 16-11-2019, 11:14 PM   #8689
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sh no sms.. so lousy on this ... the rest is same
Depends on individual. Anyway I'm paying via credit card, so get 100 sms free a month. More than sufficient. Hardly ever use SMS. Not more than 10 a month.
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Old 17-11-2019, 12:50 AM   #8690
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Depends on individual. Anyway I'm paying via credit card, so get 100 sms free a month. More than sufficient. Hardly ever use SMS. Not more than 10 a month.
Yeah. Easy solution. Not a deal breaker for not signing Starhub.
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Old 17-11-2019, 01:03 AM   #8691
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That would be scary. 1k message with a simple yes no reply become 1GB used. Also when surfing, checking email, phone background updates etc, most small bytes to kb, with few days your 20gb gone.



Some mentioned the finalised bill round up to the nearest but then that won’t make just difference of up the biggest we know 1mb.

Personally I think it would be more practical if the block size mean 1mb/min or 1mb/hour, 100kb/min or 100kb/hr etc.

So during that 1 min, 15min, 30min, 1 hour, all the data used round up to the nearest block size.

That seems more logic.

Anyone can confirm?

Of coz the smaller the block size is definitely better as it is more efficient in data usage.


For me, I am looking to port over from my m1 and I am looking at gomo, grid, giga, circle life, redone.
Budget around 18-25
My avg data usage in m1 is around 3-7gb per month out of the 15gb from m1.

Redone 18 looks good for my usage but worry about the 100kb blocksize. That’s why finding out how they calculate the data usage.
I think you are right,Now that u mention it, remember someone mentioned Singtel round up too 100kb every 5 or 8 hours or something or if you shut down the data whichever is earlier. Can't remember clearly. Probably the rest works something like that too. Best way would be to email each MVNO MNO and ask how exactly they calculate. Remember reading that the 3gb on redone seems to consume at a faster rate than circle life because of the 100kb v 10kb block

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I think you are right,Now that u mention it, remember someone mentioned Singtel round up too 100kb every 5 or 8 hours or something or if you shut down the data whichever is earlier. Can't remember clearly. Probably the rest works something like that too. Best way would be to email each MVNO MNO and ask how exactly they calculate. Remember reading that the 3gb on redone seems to consume at a faster rate than circle life because of the 100kb v 10kb block
Circles life data usage is quite normal. using it now. No difference comparing to the 3 telcos.
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Old 17-11-2019, 09:47 AM   #8694
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Guys, mind sharing the phone model that was experiencing the battery drain? I had a similar experience using Samsung Note 5, but have yet to test on my S9+. Currently running dual sim on the latter with M1 and TPG.
Old spare phone mi max 3 use tpg SIM card drain about 4% at night. Current phone I using Samsung galaxy m30 use dual SIM card of both circlelife and tpg. Use to be ex M1 customer and change back to circlelife because cheap $7 per month. M1 drain about 3% at night while circlelife slightly better drain between 2 to 3% at night sometimes only about 2%. Tpg SIM card is mostly switch off on my Samsung m30 phone and rarely it use because I don't want my phone battery drain too fast
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dunno should i stick to singtel a not..

my office had problem receive singtel data.. kindly slow at 1 point i need to switch to tpg

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sh?

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Old 17-11-2019, 05:27 PM   #8696
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M1 can ah. Grid runs on Singtel so no. StarHub maybe an okay choice but it's known not to always be stellar in network performance just saying.

dunno should i stick to singtel a not..

my office had problem receive singtel data.. kindly slow at 1 point i need to switch to tpg

m1
gridmobile
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I think you are right,Now that u mention it, remember someone mentioned Singtel round up too 100kb every 5 or 8 hours or something or if you shut down the data whichever is earlier. Can't remember clearly. Probably the rest works something like that too. Best way would be to email each MVNO MNO and ask how exactly they calculate. Remember reading that the 3gb on redone seems to consume at a faster rate than circle life because of the 100kb v 10kb block
I did some googling again.

I guess you are right about the block per 8 hours for Singtel.

But I'm not sure if the period is standard or same among telcos.

https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/77606543-post62.html
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Old 17-11-2019, 06:03 PM   #8698
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Which telco has the cheapest $20 plan
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Old 17-11-2019, 06:32 PM   #8699
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I did some googling again.

I guess you are right about the block per 8 hours for Singtel.

But I'm not sure if the period is standard or same among telcos.

https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/77606543-post62.html
which makes everything even less clear. 3gb plan might end up being even less than 1gb plan depending on how the block size is implemented. Really is hidden charges and marketing ploy
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Old 17-11-2019, 06:57 PM   #8700
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which makes everything even less clear. 3gb plan might end up being even less than 1gb plan depending on how the block size is implemented. Really is hidden charges and marketing ploy
For Singtel is 100KB block.

Still better than per simple message rounded to 100KB.

When I was using Singtel 2GB, I didn't notice the fast data. Some more I toggled data frequently.

Probably because I didn't use internet messaging frequently.
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