The telco war in Singapore is heating up with telco firms and MVNOs (mobile virtual network operators) ramping up their offerings for data-hungry consumers.
In February, Circles.Life upgraded its add-on to offer unlimited data for $20/month.
The following month, Singtel launched a SIM-only plan called GOMO that offers 20GB data, 200 minutes of talktime, 200 SMSes and free caller ID for also $20/month.
Meanwhile, Australia-based MVNO Zero Mobile issued a “direct challenge” to rivals last month by slashing its mobile plan prices and increasing its data limit to 45GB.
StarHub has since jumped on the bandwagon and rolled out a new no-contract SIM-only plan that rivals Singtel’s GOMO last Saturday (18 May).
Called Giga!, it offers 25GB data, 1000 minutes of talktime, 1000 SMSes, free incoming calls and caller ID for $25/month.
Additional data can be purchased for $2 for every 1GB.
If you’re a heavy social media user, you can purchase specific data packs tied to apps like Facebook/Instagram or WhatsApp, at only $1 per 1GB.
What’s also interesting about this plan is that unused data can be rolled over for up to 2 months!
For their roaming option (Jetset giga!), you can buy 1GB of data for $5 which can be used in any of the 14 countries: Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
While the list is not extensive, it is still very value-for-money for users who often travel within Asia.
For users who sign up by 18 June 2019, Singtel is offering Giga! for free for the first month.
How To Register?
StarHub claims that Giga positions itself as a fully digital service, which means that it does not have any physical presence.
“We have our our platforms, own customer support channels, own payment gateway, own ID verification platform,” said the brand.
Giga operates its business entirely through its mobile app and is the first mobile operator to implement Digital ID verification.
You’ll need to take a photo of your ID (either NRIC or passport) and a selfie to verify your registration.
Upon registration, Giga will courier over your SIM card, which will be delivered within 24 hours.
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