Should I get a 12-month contract SIM-only or a SIM-only (no contract) from Starhub/MyRepublic? Any advice? - Seedly
 

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Asked on 20 Oct 2018

Should I get a 12-month contract SIM-only or a SIM-only (no contract) from Starhub/MyRepublic? Any advice?

I am going to have to pay my phone bills from next year onwards and am confused about getting a 12-month contract SIM-only or a SIM-only (no contract) from Starhub/MyRepublic. Any advice on the differences whether it's worth to get a new phone or not with the new plan? Thanks in adv!!

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

I would advice NOT to get a contract. I was on a 12 month SingTel SIM ONLY but recently switched over to Circles life. You can actually read reviews for these plans here: https://seedly.sg/reviews/telco-mobile-plans/

If anything, these telcos are in a price war now. Better to not get a contract with any.

Also, I would think NOT to get a phone as well. Because usually they factor the instalment into your monthly paid plan. That's how they usually work haha.

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Question Poster

20 Oct 2018

Starhub 12 month SIM-only seems like a deal though. What plan are you on in Circles.life?
Kenneth Lou
Kenneth Lou

21 Oct 2018

Yo @Question poster, I am on the normal 5GB plan with circles life for $28... but they will throw in more bonus when i transfer my number in, stay on longer etc. so i have around 8GB total! for $28. not bad. No contract also haha
Gabriel Lee
Gabriel Lee
Level 8. Wizard
Updated on 07 Jun 2019

Hi, maybe you can share what you are looking out for? E.g. Around how much data do you need or usually use every month, call time and SMS shouldn't be a problem

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Question Poster

20 Oct 2018

Currently on 6GB data, not a heavy user. Looking for sufficient talk time and SMS. Usually uses WhatsApp to text.
Jia Jia
Jia Jia

21 Oct 2018

Based on your usage, I think Starhub is more economical for you? Especially since for the first year it is 9GB + unlimited weekend data + 200 mins outgoing is more than sufficient. Or if you are looking at the cheapest, Singtel does 7GB for first year for $20 (w/o caller ID). :)
Jay Liu
Jay Liu, Sleepyhead at Land of Dreams
Level 7. Grand Master
Updated on 20 Oct 2018

If your current phone is still able to use, i'll say get a SIM-only plans.

E.g. M1 for $40, you can get 15GB data, 100 hours outgoing call.

If you are not into trends, i'll say get a cheap china phone like xiaomi, oppo, huawei. Am using Xiaomi due to (RED ZONE camp)

coming close to a year now and i'll say these days, china phones are cost-saving and practical. I don't want to spend 1.2k on a smartphone.

Planning to get OPPO find x after i ORD and hopefully by then the price drops hehee

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As Df
As Df
Level 4. Prodigy
Updated on 20 Oct 2018

It depends on your usage levels. Personally, I'd start with the cheapest no contract Sim-only and "upgrade" only if you really need higher levels - a lot easier to switch from no-contract to contract than terminate early. Just be aware of any excess data charges that may be incurred.

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