How much phone data do you use a month, and how many minutes of out going calls do you use? How much do you pay for your phone bill every month? - Seedly
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Asked on 15 Oct 2018

How much phone data do you use a month, and how many minutes of out going calls do you use? How much do you pay for your phone bill every month?

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Eileen Ong
Eileen Ong
Level 2. Rookie
Updated on 07 Jun 2019

6gb, with unlimited during weekends.

Often exceeds by 1gb or two.

when bill came, the weekend usage (free!) goes up to 22gb.

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Kenneth Lou
Kenneth Lou

15 Oct 2018

Oh! Is this the SingTel plan? Haha. Not bad leh weekend free
Leong Wen Fong
Leong Wen Fong

15 Oct 2018

Hahah how much do you have to pay then?
HC Tang
HC Tang, Financial Enthusiast, Budgeting at The Society
Level 8. Wizard
Updated on 07 Jun 2019

3GB and tap wireless SG and when in office use office wifi connections. All data use on FB Seedly, this Q&A,SBSM, a little bit Spotify and info finding.. haha šŸ˜œ

Calls?: 10 to 20 mins Max. Honestly other than gov service call, bank calls , nobody calls anymore because nobody is free to pick up calls most of the time and all used to just leave a text message.

Use company CIS account and get 30% discount ($42 less 30% = $29.4 monthly) and free caller ID ( Save $5 x 24 = $120 over 2 years).

Had another test line with Android phone with Circle life. FOC.

Every 2 year I do own market overall plan analysis when plans contract up with consideration of own usage patterns and new phone acquisition cost.

So this year still stays with traditional Telco because this year subsidies on iPhone XS Max is more. So overall total cost still cheaper than VMNO.

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Leong Wen Fong
Leong Wen Fong

15 Oct 2018

Wa, HC, share when you do your analysis leh!
HC Tang
HC Tang

15 Oct 2018

haha.. sure. Usually 1 month before plan expires, i'll scout all telco website and pick the similar plan based on my current, call up telco to ask for the CIS discount % and potential future usage patterns (data, price plan, caller ID, calls time, sms) and compare all 3 and the VMNO Circle, Zero1, MyRepublic and the rest and list down all the plans. I'll check out seedly Mobile plans review by all the user here: https://seedly.sg/reviews/telco-mobile-plans to pick up the top of the crops, compare with my current and shortlist another 2 to compare. I"ll include also price of phone (Telco subsidise or get from Carousell brand new because our smartphone due to heavy usage, usually last about 4 years. Of course it can last longer but the apps doesn't get new version/features if your handset is more than 4 years old) and total to pay for 2 years (subscriptions and anything extra) to come out with final conclusions based on Total price paid for 2 years. (Very similar to Seedly comparison: https://blog.seedly.sg/singapore-telco-plan-comparison-data-price-best-plan/) My final considerations will always be based on 2 years total paid (include price of new handset), Data and ensure it had Free Caller ID (because $5 monthly for 2 years cost $120), free incoming and at least 100 mins outgoing (as we will still need to made some minor calls to bank/government services) with at least 50 sms (activation services and just in case need to sms anyone not in our address book). I'll take note also each year we have 5 IT fair and they will always have bundle deals(if sign up for mobile & broadband etc) and if you can wait till contract almost expire or comes to expiry and only sign up during IT fair so get better deals such as handset vouchers from $100 up to $400. Would Be happy to share my excel sheet if anyone keen to reuse (a little complex).
Gabriel Lee
Gabriel Lee
Level 8. Wizard
Updated on 15 Oct 2018
  • Starhub 4G 3 ($40.0935) with Hub Discount of 15%, so I pay $34.0795 per month. This plan gives me 3GB of data and 150 mins of talktime

  • Circles.Life $28 per month, 5GB of data and 100 mins of talktime

  • Total about $62 every month

I usually communicate via WhatsApp so I only use about 25 mins of talktime every month. I got the Circles.Life plan as I needed more data especially after I enlisted into National Service because I have to stay in 5 days a week with no WiFi. If I need more data, I'll add Plus 3 ($6) under Starhub which will gives me an additional 3GB of data.

My 2 years Starhub contract ends on May 2019. I will then either port over to Circles.Life or switch to Starhub's SIM only plan as mobile plans without the phone are significantly cheaper. Can't make the switch now otherwise I'll have to pay hefty termination fees.

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Jennifer Franslay
Jennifer Franslay
Level 4. Prodigy
Updated on 07 Jun 2019

Yikes, I'm (pretty much) a teen myself and find those figures crazy. Surviving just fine with 4gb even though I use a lot of Instagram and YouTube (which both suck a lot of data). So I try to use them on WiFi as I find that that saves a lot of data.

Using 3G instead of 4G helps too, especially with draining less phone battery haha

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Jennifer Franslay
Jennifer Franslay

15 Oct 2018

Yeah! I think it helps that there's WiFi in uni and at home haha. Most of my data usage goes to loading Instagram stories so I try not to load those when I'm on the go
Leong Wen Fong
Leong Wen Fong

15 Oct 2018

Haha which Telco is this, and how much are you paying for this 4GB plan?
Gabriel Tham
Gabriel Tham, Kenichi Tag Team Member at Tag Team
Level 9. God of Wisdom
Updated on 07 Jun 2019

Less than $20 a month. Dont play games, dont call anyone. Mostly wifi or surfing facebook during commute

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Serene Toh
Serene Toh

15 Oct 2018

I do web novels and games but My data typically is just below 2GB. Previously top up $5 monthly to add 2GB just in case exceed. Which happened once or twice, because some one sent a super large image for work.
Leong Wen Fong
Leong Wen Fong

15 Oct 2018

:O @Serene Toh, What web novels?
Junus Eu
Junus Eu
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Level 9. God of Wisdom
Answered on 20 Mar 2019

Personally, I hardly ever call anyone anymore, so I am very happy with my Circles.Life experience so far!

I pay $28 per month for 7.7 GB of data every month. I hardly ever exceed it but when I am running low towards the end of the month, I turn to using [email protected] at MRT stations and hawker centres :)

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Cherie Julianne Tan
Cherie Julianne Tan, Content Strategist at Seedly
Level 6. Master
Answered on 15 Oct 2018

Roughly 8-9GB per month with unlimited on weekends for Starhub!

I don't really call so its about 23 mins incoming , same goes for outgoing calls.

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Jay Liu
Jay Liu, Sleepyhead at Land of Dreams
Level 7. Grand Master
Answered on 16 Oct 2018

12GB limit data per month. Always reach around 11.5GB then stop using that much in case exceed. For calls have free 100mins but usually max use 30mins out going.

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Kh
Kh
Level 8. Wizard
Answered on 15 Oct 2018

I'm using Singtel's combo 2, which gives me

3gb data a month, which I do not exceed.

100 minutes outgoing call, which i do not really use.

I pay about $44 a month, which is way too expensive. Will be switching to either the SIM only plan or one of the corporate individual plans once my contract is up next Feb. For now, I'm bleeding money :(

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Tee-Ming Chew
Tee-Ming Chew, Co-founder at Seedly
Level 6. Master
Answered on 15 Oct 2018

I use less than 5GB and usually won't exceed (using M1 SIM Only plan)! To be honest, I rarely call on cellular as I usually call using WhatsApp or Facebook Mesenger.

I pay $20/month!

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Colin Lim
Colin Lim
Level 4. Prodigy
Updated on 07 Jun 2019

my data is 9gb, sometimes exceed 1-3gbs.

i have unlimited call time which i use frequently. sometimes more than 300mins calltime

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Leong Wen Fong
Leong Wen Fong

15 Oct 2018

Hahaha how much do you pay??
Colin Lim
Colin Lim

15 Oct 2018

84bucks
Kenneth Lou
Kenneth Lou, Co-founder at Seedly
Level 9. God of Wisdom
Updated on 07 Jun 2019

I use 10GB a month! 100 minutes of outgoing call. Recently I switched to Whatsapp calls because they are free on Circles life. Something to consider!

Paying around $28 a month. Pretty darn affordable!

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Kenneth Lou
Kenneth Lou

15 Oct 2018

Ya the connection not good. But free so no choice lor. haha
Md Aiman
Md Aiman

07 Nov 2018

Theoretically WA free up to 1gb.