Singtel tries to one-up M1 with cheap SIM-only plan

Singtel tries to one-up M1 with cheap SIM-only plan
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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".

You can get more information about Singtel's and M1's plans at their respective websites.

sinsh@sph.com.sg

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