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Topic # 60321 24-Apr-2010 10:10
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Does anyone know what 3G frequencies the mobile networks use in Singapore. 

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  Reply # 322321 24-Apr-2010 10:11
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2100MHz



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  Reply # 322325 24-Apr-2010 10:34
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Cool - all my devices will work. :-)
Do you know if all networks on 2100MHz? Thinking of buying a pre-pay SIM rather than paying vodafone roaming rates.

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  Reply # 322327 24-Apr-2010 10:39
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Yes they are all on 2100mhz

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  Reply # 322342 24-Apr-2010 12:09
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You can easily buy a Singtel, M1 or Starhub sim card at any 7/11 store. Just remember to bring your passport. The prepay deals on the three carriers are much of the sameness, and all good value. Enjoy the cheap rates!



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  Reply # 322347 24-Apr-2010 12:15
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The cheap rates were what attracted me!  The data in particular is incredibly cheap. Mobile data in amounts we in NZ can only dream of, at prices as low as we pay for fixed line, and all on pre-pay. Smile

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  Reply # 323122 26-Apr-2010 17:03
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kiwind: The cheap rates were what attracted me!  The data in particular is incredibly cheap. Mobile data in amounts we in NZ can only dream of, at prices as low as we pay for fixed line, and all on pre-pay. Smile


Singapore is only about 27kms long and 18kms wide....and generally flat. Unless you're on one of the several small nearby islands that are part of their territory, it would be ridiculously easy to provide cell cover for the whole city-state.




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  Reply # 323139 26-Apr-2010 17:45
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I live in Singapore; I'd recommend picking up StarHub if you're going prepaid.  While all 3 operators have nationwide 3G networks:
- M1 has the worst coverage of them all
- SingTel's 3G network is incredibly overloaded, due in part to their attractively priced data bundles and being the initial iPhone network.  Their network often dumps me back to 2G, or loses 3G for hours on end.
- StarHub has very good coverage footprint and has been pretty reliable.

Also note that there is fairly ubiquitous free WiFi in the country, sponsored by the government.  It requires a registration but once you have that, it's 512K or 1M WiFi in most malls, public attraction areas, etc.  It's fairly handy.  Google "Wireless@SG".

Linuxluver: Singapore is only about 27kms long and 18kms wide....and generally flat. Unless you're on one of the several small nearby islands that are part of their territory, it would be ridiculously easy to provide cell cover for the whole city-state.

The flipside to this is that the country is extremely population dense, thus requires a lot of serving cells due to the high number of subscribers per cell.

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