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Old 18-11-2019, 10:31 AM   #8716
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Old 18-11-2019, 10:43 AM   #8717
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still confused between network block size and charging block size difference.
network block size is just a technical thingy about how data is transported in networks...

you see... the network physically breaks up files you send out in small blocks when sending them out (the receiving end will assemble these blocks back into the same file)... so if your network block size is 10KB... even a short message of 1KB is going to require 10KB to transport... normal ppl wouldn't need to worry about this...

charging block size is just simply how telcos charge you... instead of converting every byte into $$$... they charge you by blocks you used over certain period of time (maybe per month or per day or per hr etc)... (you can see it like per min charging or per second charging for voice calls)


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Old 18-11-2019, 10:56 AM   #8718
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network block size is just a technical thingy about how data is transported in networks...

you see... the network physically breaks up files you send out in small blocks when sending them out (the receiving end will assemble these blocks back into the same file)... so if your network block size is 10KB... even a short message of 1KB is going to require 10KB to transport... normal ppl wouldn't need to worry about this...

charging block size is just simply how telcos charge you... instead of converting every byte into $$$... they charge you by blocks you used over certain period of time (maybe per month or per day or per hr etc)... (you can see it like per min charging or per second charging for voice calls)


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Old 18-11-2019, 12:13 PM   #8719
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Was trying some online game. Circles works fine, but keep getting no internet connection when on M1. Same location.

And TPG blocks hotspot function. Coverage has not improved much since it started the trial, getting frequent network loss in large sheltered areas, like hawker centres, CCs...

I have a M1 contract line with 2 supplementary lines. Does the supplementary lines need to be on their own plan before I can switch telco or I can switch directly? Has anyone tried it?
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Old 18-11-2019, 01:32 PM   #8720
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so bad ah m1

Was trying some online game. Circles works fine, but keep getting no internet connection when on M1. Same location.

And TPG blocks hotspot function. Coverage has not improved much since it started the trial, getting frequent network loss in large sheltered areas, like hawker centres, CCs...

I have a M1 contract line with 2 supplementary lines. Does the supplementary lines need to be on their own plan before I can switch telco or I can switch directly? Has anyone tried it?
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Old 18-11-2019, 03:09 PM   #8721
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Was trying some online game. Circles works fine, but keep getting no internet connection when on M1. Same location.

And TPG blocks hotspot function. Coverage has not improved much since it started the trial, getting frequent network loss in large sheltered areas, like hawker centres, CCs...

I have a M1 contract line with 2 supplementary lines. Does the supplementary lines need to be on their own plan before I can switch telco or I can switch directly? Has anyone tried it?
TPG can hospot la no issue.
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Old 18-11-2019, 03:10 PM   #8722
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Nov 17th is the last day of offer. irrc, it was 5G base and 20 Gb free.
Yeah. Yesterday still have 25gb.
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Old 18-11-2019, 03:11 PM   #8723
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Last time M1 was very close to singtel. How come nowadays so many complaints? Would starhub be a better choice compared to M1 now?
SingTel >= Starhub > M1

However, I am on Circles Life (M1), so far so good though. No complaint for the $7 monthly. 🤪

Interestingly. Circles life consumes bundled talk time if call IDD number.


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Old 18-11-2019, 04:06 PM   #8724
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SingTel >= Starhub > M1

However, I am on Circles Life (M1), so far so good though. No complaint for the $7 monthly. 🤪

Interestingly. Circles life consumes bundled talk time if call IDD number.
How about the battery drain?
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Old 18-11-2019, 04:14 PM   #8725
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Last time M1 was very close to singtel. How come nowadays so many complaints? Would starhub be a better choice compared to M1 now?
That was some time ago... I have been faithful to m1 for more than a decade... But couldn't take their declining or lack of data in some areas important to me.

https://www.businessinsider.sg/starhubs-peak-4g-speed-in-the-first-half-of-2019-beat-singtel-and-m1-by-a-mile-imda-report-shows/
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Old 18-11-2019, 04:15 PM   #8726
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No problems on my M1 SIM card.

so bad ah m1
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Old 18-11-2019, 05:13 PM   #8727
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Did tpg block hotspot? Mine seems to work previously, nowadays didn't use TPG hotspot as I just switch to starhub
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Old 18-11-2019, 05:25 PM   #8728
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How about the battery drain?
Personal experience - SingTel & Starhub - normal
Circles life - faster battery drain.
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Old 18-11-2019, 05:26 PM   #8729
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Did tpg block hotspot? Mine seems to work previously, nowadays didn't use TPG hotspot as I just switch to starhub
For me confirmed no. I can do hotspot on my device no issue.
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Old 18-11-2019, 07:10 PM   #8730
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Can anyone recommend a plan with about 5 GB data, 100 +/- mins calls? I'm holding TPG cards now, but connectivity underground is important for me, hence gonna remove tpg from my primary phone.. I'm also holding circles life flexi card, but it's damaged now. I'm in the process of getting it exchanged with circles life. But, won't be depending on it as it's on M1's network.

I'm looking at Vivifi $8.80 plan now, though it'll be about $15 (plan + boost) for 5 gb usage.

Any other suggestions?

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