Is TPG The BEST Telco In Singapore Right Now?

With almost 10 new telecommunication companies started operating in the past 3 years, have you ever wondered like ‘What is the cheapest or the most valuable telecommunication company in Singapore for your mobile phone plan?’ or ‘What is the best telecommunication company in Singapore?’

In recent years, we’ve definitely noticed a trend in our telco companies; the Sim-Only plans. With more rising telcos in Singapore, we do not know exactly which telco or which plan suits us the most, especially when most telcos are offering competitive prices and data plans. Not only that, we even have similar telco names such as Zero1 and Zero Mobile, which made us more confused! Hence, with this article, we hope you can have a better understanding of which telco suits you the most.

But before we evaluate for you Here are some factors for you to consider before signing up with a telecommunication company:

  • Have your contract ended and having intentions to change your telecommunication company? 
  • Or are you intending to sign up for a new number in Singapore? 

But whatever it is, do not worry because we’ve got you covered. 

Firstly, here’s a table of Singapore’s Mobile Telecommunication companies with their prices, data usage, and contacts.

PHONE COMBO PLAN

(You can refer to the different detailed plans offered by the different telcos below)

SIM-ONLY PLAN

(You can refer to the different detailed plans offered by the different telcos below)

With so many different telcos in Singapore, we often find ourselves in a dilemma and don’t know which telco we should sign up with. 

With no doubts, the Cheapest Telco in Singapore would be TPG with the free plan! It comes with unlimited data (after 2gb usage per day, it will slow down). However, TPG does not allow you to port your number over, but instead, you are required to sign up for a new number. The speed for the network on land is as good as any telco out there for sure. However, it definitely does not work that well underground (tried and tested). Right now, you can go to TPG website to sign up for a sim card and then head down to any of their collection point to collect the sim card and the entire process.

However, the most valuable Telco would definitely be GOMO or Grid Mobile! Here’s why:

Both telcos offer you 200 Outgoing SMS and 200 Mins Talktime. However, GOMO costs only $20 per month and it offers you 20GB of Mobile Data, which is crazy! However, if you are a heavy data user, you can consider GRID Mobile that offers 40GB Data at an amazing $24.90 per month only! 

However, with GOMO being backed by SingTel (which has always been known for their high-speed network) for their network service, it definitely would be crowned as the BEST TELCO IN SINGAPORE for their price, plan and network service!

Do you agree that GOMO is the best telco in Singapore? Why or why not? Drop us a comment if we missed out on any as well! Comment at the comment section if we miss out on any other telecommunication companies in Singapore!

1.Singtel

PHONE COMBO PLANS

What is the price of the plan?$27.90/MONTH
What is included in the plan?DATA: 100MB
TALKTIME: 100 MINS
SMS: 500 MINS
Can I get a phone with it as well?
YES but there may be extra charges upon the upfront payment
Is there international roaming?YES
Must I be Singaporean to sign up?NO, but you are required to have Identification Pass in Singapore such as Work Permit, S Pass e.t.c and must be valid for at least 6 months.
What are the payment methods?Payment by GIRO
Payment by GIRO-On-Demand
Payment through My Singtel app
Payment at 7-Eleven
Payment at SingPost
Payment by Other Electronic Means
Payment by Post
Payment by Credit/Debit Card
Is there any contract?YES, 24 months 

SIM ONLY PLAN

What is the price of the plan?$20/MONTH 
What is included in the plan?DATA: 3GB
TALKTIME: 0 MINS
SMS: 0 SMS
Can I get a phone with it as well?
NO, but there is a leasing plan that allows you to pay for your phone monthly and does not require any upfront payment. However, you will have to return the phone 24 months later with good working conditions.
Is there international roaming?YES
Must I be Singaporean to sign up?NO, but you are required to have Identification Pass in Singapore such as Work Permit, S Pass e.t.c and must be valid for at least 6 months.
What are the payment methods?Payment by GIRO
Payment by GIRO-On-Demand
Payment through My Singtel app
Payment at 7-Eleven
Payment at SingPost
Payment by Other Electronic Means
Payment by Post
Payment by Credit/Debit Card
Is there any contract?NO

Find out more on Singtel’s Website

2.StarHub

2 YEAR PLAN

What is the price of the plan?$50/MONTH
What is included in the plan?DATA: 15GB/MONTH + FREE WEEKEND DATA
TALKTIME: 100 MINS
SMS: – 
Can I get a phone with it as well?
YES but there may be extra charges upon the upfront payment
Is there international roaming?YES
Must I be Singaporean to sign up?NO, but you are required to have Identification Pass in Singapore such as Work Permit, S Pass e.t.c and must be valid for at least 6 months.
What are the payment methods?Payment by GIRO
Payment through My Starhub! app
Payment at 7-Eleven
Payment at SingPost
Payment by Other Electronic Means such as SAM/AXS
Payment by Credit Card
Is there any contract?YES, 24 months 

SIM ONLY PLAN

What is the price of the plan?$25/MONTH
What is included in the plan?DATA: 15GB/MONTH + FREE WEEKEND DATA
TALKTIME: 100 MINS 
SMS: – 
Can I get a phone with it as well?
NO 
Is there international roaming?YES
Must I be Singaporean to sign up?NO, but you are required to have Identification Pass in Singapore such as Work Permit, S Pass e.t.c and must be valid for at least 6 months.
What are the payment methods?Payment by GIRO
Payment through My Starhub! app
Payment at 7-Eleven
Payment at SingPost
Payment by Other Electronic Means such as SAM/AXS
Payment by Credit Card
Is there any contract?NO

3. M1

BASE PLAN

What is the price of the plan?FROM $30/MONTH
What is included in the plan?FROM 12GB/MONTH 
TALKTIME: 100 MINS
SMS: 100 SMS
Can I get a phone with it as well?

YES but it may affect the cost of your monthly bill and plan
Is there international roaming?YES
Must I be Singaporean to sign up?NO, but you are required to have Identification Pass in Singapore such as Work Permit, S Pass e.t.c and must be valid for at least 6 months.
What are the payment methods?Payment by GIRO
Payment through My M1! Mobile app
Payment at 7-ElevenPayment at SingPost
Payment by Other Electronic Means such as SAM/AXS
Payment by Credit Card
Payment at M1 shop 
Is there any contract?NO for the plan but there will be a contract imposed for the phone

SIM ONLY PLAN 

What is the price of the plan?$25/MONTH
What is included in the plan?DATA: 30GB/MONTH 
TALKTIME:1000 MINS
SMS: 1000 SMS
Can I get a phone with it as well?
NO 
Is there international roaming?YES
Must I be Singaporean to sign up?NO, but you are required to have Identification Pass in Singapore such as Work Permit, S Pass e.t.c and must be valid for at least 6 months.
What are the payment methods?Payment by GIRO
Payment through My M1! Mobile app
Payment at 7-ElevenPayment at SingPost
Payment by Other Electronic Means such as SAM/AXS
Payment by Credit Card
Payment at M1 shop 
Is there any contract?NO

4. Zero1 (MVNO on Singtel’s network)

SIM ONLY PLAN 

What is the price of the plan?$9.90/MONTH
What is included in the plan?DATA: UNLIMITED DATA/MONTH (First 1GB of data will be at 4G Speed, and thereafter would be at a managed network speed; slower network after 1GB Data)
TALKTIME: 200 MINS
SMS: 200 SMS
Can I get a phone with it as well?
NO 
Is there international roaming?YES
Must I be Singaporean to sign up?NO, but you are required to have Identification Pass in Singapore such as 
Employment Pass
11B
S-Pass
Work Permit
Dependant Pass
Student Pass
and must be valid for at least 6 months.
What are the payment methods?Payment by Credit/Debit Card
Is there any contract?NO

5. Zero Mobile (MVNO on Singtel’s network)

SIM ONLY PLAN 

What is the price of the plan?$49.95/MONTH
What is included in the plan?DATA: UNLIMITED DATA/MONTH
TALKTIME: 100 MINS
SMS: 100 SMS
Can I get a phone with it as well?
NO 
Is there international roaming?YES
Must I be Singaporean to sign up?NO, but you are required to have Identification Pass in Singapore such as 
Employment Pass
S-Pass
11B
Work Permit
Dependant Pass
Student Pass
and must be valid for at least 6 months.
What are the payment methods?Payment by Credit/Debit Card
Is there any contract?NO

6. GOMO (MVNO on Singtel’s network)

SIM ONLY PLAN 

What is the price of the plan?$20/MONTH
What is included in the plan?DATA: 20GB/MONTH
TALKTIME: 200 MINS
SMS: 200 SMS
Can I get a phone with it as well?
NO 
Is there international roaming?NO (but it only supports Roaming data with their Roaming packages)
Must I be Singaporean to sign up?NO, but you are required to have Identification Pass in Singapore such as 
Employment Pass
S Pass
Work Permit
and must be valid for at least 6 months.
What are the payment methods?Payment by Credit/Debit Card
Is there any contract?NO

7. MyRepublic Mobile (MVNO on StarHub’s network)

SIM ONLY PLAN 

What is the price of the plan?$18/MONTH
What is included in the plan?DATA: 1GB/MONTH (Boundless Data after 1GB; slower data)
TALKTIME: 1000 MINS
SMS: 1000 SMS
Can I get a phone with it as well?
NO 
Is there international roaming?YES
Must I be Singaporean to sign up?NO, but you are required to have Identification Pass in Singapore such as 
Employment Passes
Diplomatic Passes
Entrepasses
Training Visit Passes
S PassesWork Permits
Student Passes
Dependent Passes
Long-Term Social Visit Passes
and must be valid for at least 6 months.
What are the payment methods?Payment by Credit/Debit Card
Payment by GIRO
Payment by AXS 
Payment by PayNow
Is there any contract?NO

8. GIGA Mobile (MVNO on StarHub’s network)

SIM ONLY PLAN 

What is the price of the plan?$25/MONTH
What is included in the plan?DATA: 25GB/MONTH 
TALKTIME: 1000 MINS
SMS: 1000 SMS
Can I get a phone with it as well?
NO 
Is there international roaming?NO (you will be able to receive SMS but no calls for both incoming and outgoing and sending SMS)
Must I be Singaporean to sign up?NO, but you are required to have Identification Pass in Singapore such as 
Employment Passes
Passport
and must be valid for at least 6 months.
What are the payment methods?Payment by Credit/Debit Card
Is there any contract?NO

9. redOne (MVNO on StarHub’s network)

SIM ONLY PLAN 

What is the price of the plan?$8/MONTH
What is included in the plan?DATA: 3GB/MONTH (Basic internet after 3gb)
TALKTIME: 
100 MINS (To be used for other Singapore telco and Malaysia) 
1000 MINS among the redONE Singapore users
SMS: 10 SMS
Can I get a phone with it as well?
NO 
Is there international roaming?NO (you will be able to receive SMS but no calls for both incoming and outgoing and sending SMS)
Must I be Singaporean to sign up?NO, but you are required to have Identification Pass in Singapore such as 
Employment Pass 
S Pass Student Pass 
Long Term Dependant Pass 
Work Permit
and must be valid for at least  6 months.
What are the payment methods?Payment by 1 AppPayment through partner shops with Cash/Cards (depending on the shop)
Payment by GIRO
Is there any contract?NO

10. Circles.Life (MVNO on M1’s network)

SIM ONLY PLAN

What is the price of the plan?$5/MONTH
What is included in the plan?DATA: 2GB/MONTH 
TALKTIME: 50 Mins
SMS: 25 SMS
Can I get a phone with it as well?
NO, but you can get phones on their website at retail prices and it will be delivered to your house
Is there international roaming?YES 
Must I be Singaporean to sign up?NO, but you are required to have Identification Pass in Singapore such as 
Employment Pass
S-PassStudent Pass (issued by ICA and applicable to foreign students only)
Work Permit
Dependant Pass
PEPWork Holiday Pass (issue date should be less than 2 months before order checkout date)
Long Term Visit Pass  
EntrePass
and must be valid for at least 6 weeks.
What are the payment methods?Payment by Credit/Debit Card
Is there any contract?NO, but there will be a minimum of 2 months stay as a requirement

11. GRID Mobile

SIM ONLY PLAN

What is the price of the plan?$24.90/MONTH
What is included in the plan?DATA: 40GB/MONTH 
TALKTIME: 200 Mins
SMS: 200 SMS
Can I get a phone with it as well?
NO 
Is there international roaming?YES 
Must I be Singaporean to sign up?NO, but you are required to have Identification Pass in Singapore such as 
Dependant Pass 
Employment Pass 
Long Term Visit Pass   
Personalized Employment Pass 
S-Pass Student Pass (issued by ICA and applicable to foreign students only) 
Work Permit Pass 
and must be valid for at least 6 months.
What are the payment methods?Payment by Credit/Debit Card
Is there any contract?NO

12. TPG Telecom

SIM ONLY PLAN

What is the price of the plan?$0/MONTH
What is included in the plan?DATA: UNLIMITED GB/MONTH (Slows down after 2GB usage in a day)
TALKTIME: 20 Mins
SMS: 20 SMS
Can I get a phone with it as well?
NO 
Is there international roaming?NO (but there is free roaming calls and unlimited data at Malaysia and Indonesia)
Must I be Singaporean to sign up?NO, but you are required to have Identification Pass in Singapore such as 
Dependant Pass 
Entrepasses
Diplomatic Passes
Training Employment Passes
Employment Pass 
Long Term Visit Pass   
Personalized Employment Pass 
S-Pass Student Pass (issued by ICA and applicable to foreign students only) 
Work Permit Pass 
and must be valid for at least 6 months.
What are the payment methods?Payment by Credit/Debit CardPayment by GIRO
Is there any contract?NO

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Writer: @javierkuayruiheng

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