Asked on 20 Oct 2018
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!!
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.
20 Oct 2018
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
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
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.