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#265395 20-Jan-2020 07:59
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Off to Singapore soon for 10 days.

 

I will take my phone with me, and most likely require data. 

 

Do Spark have an addon pack for roaming in Singapore?





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  #2401951 20-Jan-2020 08:36
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  #2401967 20-Jan-2020 08:51
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I use the provider M1 in Spore.  You might like to look at the option.

 

Costs about $30 Singapore dollars 12 days  100Gb data 

 

There is a kiosk outside Changi and make sure that you have a working SIM before you leave


 
 
 
 




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  #2401975 20-Jan-2020 09:25
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qwertee:

 

I use the provider M1 in Spore.  You might like to look at the option.

 

Costs about $30 Singapore dollars 12 days  100Gb data 

 

There is a kiosk outside Changi and make sure that you have a working SIM before you leave

 

 

 

 

That is top value!!!

 

Thank you mate for that advice.





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  #2402184 20-Jan-2020 11:08
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Also. You can buy a $10 international calling pack (on your spark phone) then forward your calls to your Singapore sim - the minutes come off your 200 international minutes

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  #2402204 20-Jan-2020 11:43
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If you are going to consume a decent amount of data (and don't critically need to receive calls to your NZ number), 10 days is well long enough to justify the purchase of a local sim.

 

As others have said, Data packages in Singapore are super competitive in price compared to in NZ, there LTE was Crazy fast last time I was their too.

 

You need to show your passport to purchase a sim card.

Also need a phone that is not locked to a network (only very low end phones are typically network locked in NZ).


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  #2402438 20-Jan-2020 15:36
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singtel and M1 both offer tourist SIMs and i have used both and both were good. bother offer heaps of data, both offer different value cards with differing lengths

 

https://www.singtel.com/personal/products-services/mobile/prepaid-plans/hi-tourist

 

https://www.m1.com.sg/Mobile/prepaid-plans/tourist-sim

 

do be aware that you will require a passport to purchase, and you can only have 3 tourist sim cards per year.




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  #2402444 20-Jan-2020 15:44
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I'll pick up a M1 tourist SIM, i'll need the data more than voice. 

 

Cheers everyone





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  #2402545 20-Jan-2020 16:52
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it's a bit chaotic where to find a sim seller. in the end i bought singtel from the money exchanger near the taxi stand! hope this helps in case you can't fnd the m1 store.





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  #2402550 20-Jan-2020 17:11
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This may or may not be a consideration, but if you're travelling onwards to other Asian countries you might want to look into StarHub. Many of their data SIMs/packs/etc can be used in several other countries. I went for StarHub for a recent trip starting in Singapore and then going through Malaysia, Thailand and China. I had good coverage across multiple networks while roaming outside of Singapore as well as nearly flawless coverage within Singapore itself. I looked into M1 and their roaming was good but not as comprehesive as StarHub; while Singtel was fairly limited.

 

But if it's just Singapore you're after, then any of the networks would be fine. Note that Singtel's Tourist SIM also includes many special offers for tourists attractions etc. May be worth another look to ensure you're getting the best deal. I did my sums and it didn't turn out to be any good for me but I was only in SG for three days and I also really wanted to just get a single SIM for my entire trip.

 

To get any of the SIMs, just keep an eye out when you go through the airport. You can't miss the multiple stores selling the SIMs.


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