Starhub Now Selling SIM-Only Plan With 30GB Data Bundle At Only $50/Month

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Singapore might look like a clean, green and safe country on the outside but I’m pretty sure we all agree that we have our own problems.

Things such as not having enough data.

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If you can identify with the crying lady above, I totally get you.

After all, when the telcos took away the 12GB data bundle and gave you a measly three in return, you’re like…

True, you can get back your 12GB data bundle at an exorbitant price. And unlimited data isn’t a dream. It’s just an expensive one.

Until now, that is.

Starhub to the rescue with crazy data bundles

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How much do you think a 30GB data bundle plan cost? Over a hundred bucks?

Not with Starhub.

In line with their direction to revamp their entire company and make things profitable again, they’re coming out with a new lineup of mobile phone plans that’ll make anyone go crazy.

The 30GB data bundle mentioned above? That’s only the mid-tiered plan. It’s like Combo 3 for Singtel users, just cheaper.

Here’s a closer look at what they’re offering

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For just $50 a month, you’re looking at 300 minutes outgoing with unlimited free incoming calls, free caller ID and 30 GB worth of data.

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Three-Zero.

And if 30 GB isn’t enough, they have additional add-ons like unlimited data on weekends ($6), extra 10GB for $10 a month and more.

Yes, the (+10GB) in the image above only lasts for a year.

Plus, the first 10,000 customers to sign up will get an extra 10GB worth of data for one entire year.

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But There’s a Catch

They’re SIM-only plans. In other words, you can’t get discounted phones with these plans.

Now, before you think that nobody’s going to go for that, you might not have a choice.

Starhub will not be offering any other postpaid contracts from now onwards. Everybody has to go for SIM-only plans.

And judging by how the three telcos in Singapore seems to mirror each other all the time, SIM-only contracts might be the only ones left in the postpaid contracts of tomorrow.

But that’s not such a bad thing. Read on.

The Rationale Behind Such a Move

With all telcos in Singapore fighting hard for the postpaid market, Starhub’s strategy is to provide consumers with plans that have no hidden costs.

They’re also scrapping “all one-time administrative, activation and SIM card fees”.

And if you want discounted handsets, you’ll need to pay an extra $25 per month for two years. Which adds up to about $600.

So at least now you’ll know if you’re truly getting a discount, or getting confused by all the fancy words that the telcos are using to lead you on.

Not that we’re saying they won’t do it to you from now on lah. #JustSaying

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