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Old 08-09-2019, 10:42 AM   #1
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Mobile plan for old folks?

my parents only make calls and read SMS. and they want caller ID.

we are with singtel now, The cheapest singtel plan is $20 with no caller ID.

any recommendation? I thought prepaid SIM works best but they want to retain their numbers.
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Old 08-09-2019, 11:19 AM   #2
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You missed the circles Life $0 plan. Now cheapest post postpaid plan is $5 from circles Life and vivobee.
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Old 08-09-2019, 12:04 PM   #3
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i had nightmare previously transferring/porting number from M1 to singtel.

has this improved ?
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Old 08-09-2019, 12:47 PM   #4
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i had nightmare previously transferring/porting number from M1 to singtel.

has this improved ?
Why so bad for you ?

I port from singtel to circles to giga, never more than 1-2 days
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Old 08-09-2019, 01:21 PM   #5
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somehow the scheduled port over (from M1 to singtel) did not happen as planned due to some complications. My dad doesnt stay with us and we cant contact each other cos his line is down... It took a few days to rectify.

However for my own line, happened earlier, it was smooth. So it depends on luck.
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Old 08-09-2019, 02:24 PM   #6
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You missed the circles Life $0 plan. Now cheapest post postpaid plan is $5 from circles Life and vivobee.
Sad that vivobee is only available for foreigners working in singapore (Work permit, EP and SP holders). They don't accept local subscribers.

A pity since they have pretty attractive offers for low usage users.


Surprised that circles.life removed the $0 plan. I thought they said its not a 'trial' and its here to stay.
Though the $50 registration fee turned some people off. (Most expensive registration fee)

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Old 08-09-2019, 02:45 PM   #7
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Sad that vivobee is only available for foreigners working in singapore (Work permit, EP and SP holders). They don't accept local subscribers.

A pity since they have pretty attractive offers for low usage users.


Surprised that circles.life removed the $0 plan. I thought they said its not a 'trial' and its here to stay.
Though the $50 registration fee turned some people off. (Most expensive registration fee)
It's not a trial but all telco plan are always subject to change. That's why I always prefer go no-contract, can switch out anytime.
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Old 08-09-2019, 02:58 PM   #8
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It's not a trial but all telco plan are always subject to change. That's why I always prefer go no-contract, can switch out anytime.
Yeah.

Anyway, the new $5 plan is a better value and I think no one will miss the $0 plan. Just treat as paying $5 for caller id (already worth it since most telcos charge $5 for caller id), more talktime, more data etc. It also has a lower registration fee of $18.

When my folk's prepaid card balance are used up, I'll also encourage them to switch to this, though they might not be willing to change number and prepaid numbers cannot be ported over.

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Yeah.

Anyway, the new $5 plan is a better value and I think no one will miss the $0 plan. Just treat as paying $5 for caller id (already worth it since most telcos charge $5 for caller id), more talktime, more data etc. It also has a lower registration fee of $18.

When my folk's prepaid card balance are used up, I'll also encourage them to switch to this, though they might not be willing to change number and prepaid numbers cannot be ported over.
Me too. I just applied this to replace my parent's pre-paid cards.
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Yeah.

Anyway, the new $5 plan is a better value and I think no one will miss the $0 plan. Just treat as paying $5 for caller id (already worth it since most telcos charge $5 for caller id), more talktime, more data etc. It also has a lower registration fee of $18.

When my folk's prepaid card balance are used up, I'll also encourage them to switch to this, though they might not be willing to change number and prepaid numbers cannot be ported over.
You have to port over to the same Telco postpaid first before porting to mvno.

Else u just buy a new number and have it work as data SIM on 2nd SIM card slot.

With apps like WhatsApp that does calls and msg. The prepaid value can last very long
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Old 08-09-2019, 04:43 PM   #11
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what abt TGP? https://www.tpgmobile.sg/ too good to be true right?
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what abt TGP? https://www.tpgmobile.sg/ too good to be true right?
I used tpg since January. Literally unlimited data for free. Only underground MRT no signal. Also unlimited roaming in Malaysia & Indonesia. My mom literally use her tpg as data sim in Indonesia for 2 months already. To use voice calls phone need support tpg volte standard.
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Old 08-09-2019, 05:29 PM   #13
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what abt TGP? https://www.tpgmobile.sg/ too good to be true right?
Seems too good to be true, but its true.

Some caveats:
1) Has to use a supported mobile phone, else no voice calls. Only sms and data.
2) Its a trial that can be recalled anytime at the discretion of the company. But looking at the situation now, it seems that they are not ready at all for official launch and the trial may continue.
3) There are problems calling from mobile to landlines. My TPG sim cannot even call my home number now.

Its best to use TPG as a secondary sim, not a primary line.
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Sad that vivobee is only available for foreigners working in singapore (Work permit, EP and SP holders). They don't accept local subscribers.

A pity since they have pretty attractive offers for low usage users.


Surprised that circles.life removed the $0 plan. I thought they said its not a 'trial' and its here to stay.
Though the $50 registration fee turned some people off. (Most expensive registration fee)
The new $5 Vivobee plan is for locals.

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Old 08-09-2019, 07:03 PM   #15
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The new $5 Vivobee plan is for locals.

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Is it? They allow locals to sign up with them?

Then Vivobee is better than circles.life cos' they have unlimited incoming calls for $5 a mth. I should get that for my folks. My parents don't really care about data other than occasionally check 4D/Toto.
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