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Which S'pore Telco Offers The Best SIM-Only Plans For Data-Hungry Users?

Have you ever felt like you’re overpaying for your mobile phone bills?

When you end up bursting your budget, most of the times it’s because you exceeded your data limit.

Thing is, most of us are ‘trapped’ by lock-in contracts offered by the major telcos in Singapore, so there is no way for us to recontract for cheaper — unless you’re willing to pay a hefty early termination fee.

But with the entry of new players like MyRepublic, Circles.Life, Zero ad Zero.1, an array of no-contract smartphone plans at attractive rates are now available.

With the myriad of choices, we’ve done a comprehensive list of all the SIM-only plans each Singapore telco has to offer:

SIM Only 3GB Plan$20/monthNo contract3GB data + 2GB Singtel Wifi (extra free 3GB/mth), free incoming calls and SMS
SIM Only 5GB Plan$20/month12-month term5GB data + 2GB Singtel Wifi (extra free 15GB/mth), free incoming calls and SMS, 150 mins talktime, 500 SMS/MMS
SIM Only 10GB Plan$36.05/month12-month term10GB data + unlimited Singtel Wifi (extra free 15GB/mth), free incoming calls and SMS, 150 mins talktime, 500 SMS/MMS
GOMO$20/monthNo contract20GB data, free incoming calls and Caller ID, 200 mins talktime, 200 SMS. Additional 10GB with 100 mins + 100 SMS for $10.
$25 SIM Only$25/monthNo contract15GB data, 10GB/day on weekends, 100 outgoing mins, free caller ID and incoming calls, free International Roaming, $120 bill rebate (online exclusive)
$50 SIM Only$50/monthNo contract40GB data, 10GB/day on weekends, 300 outgoing mins, free caller ID and incoming calls, free International Roaming, $120 bill rebate (online exclusive)
$80 SIM Only$80/monthNo contract70GB data, 10GB/day on weekends, 500 outgoing mins, free caller ID and incoming calls, free International Roaming, $120 bill rebate (online exclusive)
mySIM3 20$20/monthNo contract/12-month term15GB free, unlimited weekend data, unlimited free calls to 3 M1 numbers, 100mins talktime, 100 SMS/MMS, free caller ID and roaming subscription
mySIM3 40$40/monthNo contract/12-month term25GB free, unlimited weekend data, unlimited free calls to 3 M1 numbers, 100mins talktime, 100 SMS/MMS, free caller ID and roaming subscription
mySIM3 50$50/monthNo contract/12-month term40GB free, unlimited weekend data, unlimited free calls to 3 M1 numbers, 100mins talktime, 100 SMS/MMS, free caller ID and roaming subscription
mySIM3 50$98/monthNo contract/12-month termUnlimited data, talktime, SMS/MMS, unlimited free calls to 3 M1 numbers, free caller ID and roaming subscription
Base plan$18/monthNo contract20GB data, 100 mins talktime, 25 SMS, free caller ID
Unlimited data add-on$20/monthNo contractUnlimited data, 100 mins talktime, 25 SMS, free caller ID
Smart 35$35/monthNo contract9GB data (+3GB bonus data for Broadband Customers), 1000 mins talktime, 1000 SMS, free incoming calls and SMS, free caller ID
Mega 55$55/monthNo contract18GB data (+8GB bonus data for Broadband Customers), 1000 mins talktime, 1000 SMS, free incoming calls and SMS, free caller ID
Xtra 85$85/monthNo contract30GB data (+8GB bonus data for Broadband Customers), 2GB International Roaming, 1000 mins talktime, 1000 SMS, free incoming calls and SMS, free caller ID
Zero XS$49.95/monthNo contractUnlimited data, 100 mins talktime, 50 SMS, free caller ID
Zero X$59.95/monthNo contractUnlimited data, calls, SMS
1GB To Unlimited$9.90/monthNo contractUnlimited data (first 1GB at 4G speeds), 200 mins talktime, 200 outgoing SMS, free incoming calls and SMS, free caller ID
3GB To Unlimited + Bonus 12GB$29.99/monthNo contractUnlimited data (first 15GB at 4G speeds), 200 mins talktime, 200 outgoing SMS, free incoming calls and SMS, free caller ID
9GB To Unlimited + Bonus 18GB$39.90/monthNo contractUnlimited data (first 27GB at 4G speeds), 450 mins talktime, 450 outgoing SMS, free incoming calls and SMS, free caller ID

And There’s One Telco That Offers Free Unlimited Data

Singaporeans love anything free, so here’s good news for you: TPG Telecom has relaunched their offer of FREE one-year mobile service.

It’s a SIM-only plan, which includes unlimited data, unlimited mobile-to-mobile calls, 20 local SMS, and 20 minutes of outgoing calls to local fixed lines per month.

Do note that a 4G VoLTE compatible device is required for making and receiving calls and data speeds will be capped at 2GB/day.

Examples of some VoLTE capable supported handsets include Huawei Nova 3i, Huawei Mate 20 series, Honor 10 Lite, Honor 8x, Samsung S9 and 9+. “More popular handsets” are expected to be supported in the near future.

TPG did not specify when this trial will be withdrawn, so if you want to enjoy free mobile services for a year, you can register your interest with TPG here.

Otherwise, if you don’t care about speeds and just want to go for the cheapest plan with unlimited data, then Zero1’s 1GB To Unlimited Data will be the perfect choice for you.

Be warned though — when the data speed throttles down after 1GB of 4G speeds is used up, you might not be able to enjoy data-intensive activities like streaming videos or real-time mobile gaming.

If speed is an important criteria to you, then Circles.Life is your best bet at $38/month for unlimited data. Data speeds will only be throttled after 40GB usage, which is honestly hard to hit.

At the end of the day, we are purely comparing the plans based on the mobile data offerings.

When settling for a mobile plan, be sure to take note of other offerings like the talktime, calls, caller ID and other value-added services. Taking these into consideration will help you find a plan that best fits your needs.

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