SINGAPORE - Remember when we told you that M1 has the cheapest mobile plans if you don't need a new phone?
Singtel today unveiled its SIM Only plan, which we think is a response to the M1 mySIM plan and an attempt to one-up M1 at the "cheap" game.
While M1's plan starts at $30 a month for 3GB of data (5GB if you sign a 12-month contract), 300 minutes of outgoing calls and 1,000 SMS/MMS, Singtel's basic plan costs only $20 a month and nets you 3GB of data and 2GB of "Singtel WiFi". Both M1 and Singtel customers get free incoming calls.
If you need outgoing calls and SMS/MMS, you'll end up paying $30 per month with Singtel's plan, after adding the "add-ons".
The plans from both telcos looks to be on a par, but Singtel wins in terms of flexibility. So, we think this is a case of Singtel telling M1: "We see your bet and raise you..."
We're not sure if, or when, StarHub may join this "poker game".