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Uber Geek

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# 206170 12-Dec-2016 23:50
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Hi There!


We are 10 days in Singapore next June. 


What are the cost effective options for using my Mobile whilst there? I am with VF but they don't seem to roam in Singapore (!??!)


I will need about 3-4GB of data over that time I estimate. 



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Uber Geek

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  # 1686773 12-Dec-2016 23:52
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  # 1686810 13-Dec-2016 07:27
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Just a word of warning that you'll probably be asked for your passport when getting the SIM, even for prepaid. Don't leave it in the hotel like I did...


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  # 1686841 13-Dec-2016 08:58
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We used the $30 one from Singtel earlier this year.

As mentioned you will need your passport.

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  # 1686844 13-Dec-2016 09:03
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Not sure who told you VF don't have roaming in Singapore......

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  # 1686845 13-Dec-2016 09:03
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From my experience (a few business trips over the last 5 years) Singtel is far more reliable out of the 4 carriers (datawise). However last time I went in October with all the free Wifi I just chose to use the Spark roaming data bundle (500mb) which was just enough for a week. In comparison I usually go through about 4GB a month when in NZ.

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  # 1686848 13-Dec-2016 09:08
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Roaming works in Singapore on VodafoneNZ I have used it no issues few years back


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Uber Geek

  # 1686871 13-Dec-2016 09:33
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I think that the OP is meaning that $5 a day roaming isn't available in S'pore


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  # 1686873 13-Dec-2016 09:36
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Yes.. Sorry, I meant $5 roaming. I wouldn't non $5 roam unless it was an emergency given the standard charges for roaming. 



  # 1686875 13-Dec-2016 09:40
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Should have googled more: 


100GB over 5 days!





From memory, the 100 GB promo will only give you 3G speeds.

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Uber Geek

  # 1687265 13-Dec-2016 18:58
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I think Spark provides a better deal with Asia.  May not be unlimited though.  

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  # 1698770 5-Jan-2017 10:57
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I have used Singtel and 7-11's own brand SIM cards in the past. Both worked fine and at reasonable price,  but that was a few year ago.


Also Singapore has a great free wifi network. It is called wireless@sg it is sponsored by the Singapore Government but run jointly by 3 Telcos - Singtel, M1 and Starhub. They have combined over 3000 wifi hot spots around the country. You can get free access by filling out a form and having a SMS sent to a mobile. One account can access hotspots from any of the three companies. You can also pay more to get better access, in the past I have found the free access is fine.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 1698823 5-Jan-2017 13:02
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I have have always used these without issue.


There are some booths at the airport on your way out, they will try and sell you some other more costly deal, if you ask for the other sims chances are they will have them, you just have to ask for them by name, and passport required.  The speeds are super fast so there is no issue there.




simple logic.

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