SingTel sent me an SMS yesterday to inform me that all of its own postpaid mobile subscribers will get to enjoy free unlimited data bundle during Singapore’s National Day, on the 9th of August, 2014, as part of celebrating the nation’s 49th birthday. Of course, I am absolutely thrilled with it; thinking that I could watch endless YouTube on my mobile device (which never actually happened). What makes it even better was that, postpaid mobile subscribers who did not have a data plan bundle will also get to enjoy this promotion on this very day (p/s: special configuration is required)
Whilst this comes as a great news, I am kind of disappointed with Mobile One (M1) and Starhub; as there was nothing of that sort from these service providers. As a M1 subscriber myself (too), I think this could also come as a great opportunity to gain publicity, after gone through some bad events happening last year, to restore the consumers’ confidence. This goes to show that monopoly is about to return back to the Red Team, and things are going to get tougher (financially) for the Green and Orange teams.
Ok, telco aside, it’s less than 3 hours left for me to enjoy SingTel’s offer, I’m going to make the most use of it – especially, that my Starhub Home Broadband service has gone down once again…, happening as frequent as once every 3 days!
Special corporate plan (DataRoam Saver) is available with SingTel to provide unlimited data-roaming charges to mobile users. See below for more information…
From today (1st November 2013) onwards, Apple’s newest device – the iPad Air – will go on sales at the 3 local Telecommunication companies in Singapore. All the prices provided below are for two-year contracts. For instance,
- SingTel is selling the 16B iPad Air at $539 with a 5GB data plan at $29.90 a month.
- M1 is selling the 16GB iPad Air at $339 with a 10GB data plan at $49.90 a month. It will cost $459 with an 8GB data plan and at $40 a month.
- StarHub is selling the 16GB iPad Air for $548 with a 6GB data plan for $30 a month. It will cost $412 with an 11GB data plan at $45 a month.
For more detail, refer to the table below.
The long awaiting BlackBerry Z10 is finally here! After applying for the device last week, it did not take long for SingTel to revert back and confirm the availability of the product. Finally, I received the “state-of-the-art” fully-revamped BlackBerry device on Thursday (earlier this week). I understand from various past research that Lithium ion batteries do not require first-time charge to hold a longer and better battery life. There were also conflicting reports that users should still charge them for 12-14 hours for the first time. I am not going to take the chance to compromise my battery lifespan, so I chose to do the latter. In the midst of the process, I continued to explore my new “toy”.
I used to own a BlackBerry Bold device; so with Z10, the feeling of non-physical keyboard typing is really new for a BlackBerry owner. However, it did not take long for me to get adapted to typing on the new device. Because of this reason, the benefit is that I get to see more information on the screen, whereas the physical keyboard literally took up almost half the device, limiting the amount of content to be displayed. So, that is clearly a win over its predecessor. Unfortunately, as much as I applauded BlackBerry for creating a virtual keyboard that is so comfortable to the end user; in comparison to iPhone’s keyboard, iPhone still wins. Psychologically, typing on an iPhone feels much at ease than on BlackBerry Z10.