Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

With Straits Times giving out a free Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 if you do a three years contract, the Galaxy Tab 3.0 would be invading most Singapore households in the coming months. Personally, I feel that 8 inches is the absolute perfect size for a tablet. I had been using 7 inch tablets (Nook Color and Nexus 7) and I always felt that they were a little cramp. Anything larger is too heavy and I would prefer a laptop instead. Yet, till date, I still haven’t found the perfect tablet.
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Singtel/M1 iPhone 5 Launch Event Details (21 Sep at Marina Bay Sands)

Singtel has updated their launch event details. Sales of the iPhone 5 will commence from 8am on 21 Sep, Friday at Marina Bay Sands. Looks like you will get the phones earlier than your US counterparts! The good thing is that this time around, by holding it at MBS instead of Comcentre should allow for a more organised queuing system. And on a Friday morning, should thin out the crowd a fair bit except for those hardcore Apple fans who might actually take leave to get their hands on an iPhone 5.

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iPhone 5 Singtel/Starhub/M1/Apple Store – From 21 Sep

All 3 telcos (Singtel, Starhub, M1) have announced that they will sell the iPhone 5 beginning Friday, September 21. Alongside, they have also announced their new 4G LTE plans.

Singtel and M1 have announced the details of their price plans for the iPhone 5, and the pricing is as follows. The price comparison between M1 and Singtel is shown below and it looks like M1 is aggressive. The basic model iPhone 5 16GB is great value from M1 with the Value+ plan a significant 48 dollars cheaper than Singtel. For the prices from Starhub, only the iPhone 5 16GB is competitive. The rest of the prices are ridiculously more expensive than the others.

M1 iPhone 5 Price Plan | Singtel iPhone 5 Price Plan | Starhub iPHone 5 Price Plan

Model Telco Value+ or iFlexLite Lite+ or iFlexValue Extreme+ or iFlexPlus Max+ or iFlexPremium
iPhone 5 16GB Singtel 478 198 0 0
iPhone 5 16GB M1 430 190 0 0
iPhone 5 16GB Starhub 473 233 0 0
iPhone 5 32GB Singtel 598 48 0 0
iPhone 5 32GB M1 580 290 20 0
iPhone 5 32GB Starhub 613 343 83 0
iPhone 5 64GB Singtel 758 468 198 58
iPhone 5 64GB M1 710 450 150 55
iPhone 5 64GB Starhub 768 498 228 78

Image Courtesy of Today Online

 

We are expecting the price for iPhone 5 (16GB) to be at S$498 with a basic 4G plan, i.e. the same launch price as the iPhone 4S.SingTel today announced it will offer iPhone 5, the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, to customers in Singapore beginning Friday, September 21. Follow their website here to pre-order Singtel iPhone 5.Likewise for Starhub pre-order, their website here. Starhub has updated the site to allow for pre-registration.M1 pre-order website here and they have revamped their iPhone price plans and its actually cheaper compared to normal. It is not a 4G plan though, just a normal 3G plan and if you add the 4G VAS, it becomes more expensive than Singtel.

Don’t forget, you can also buy from Apple Store too. The launch price is S$948 for the 16gb model and likely 1088 for the 32gb and 1238 for the 64gb. Same as the previous models. Past experience shows that you can pre-order from them too and they will ship out either on the 21st or 22 of September. But stocks are expected to be limited so do it fast.
http://store.apple.com/sg/browse/home/shop_iphone/family/iphone

iPhone Plans (M1)

iPhone Plans iPhone
Value+
iPhone
Lite+
iPhone
Extreme+
iPhone
Max+
Monthly Subscription $36 $56 $98 $198
Voice Bundle (mins) 100 300 700 Unlimited
Message Bundle (SMS/MMS) 600 800 1000 2000
Free Local Data Bundle 2GB 3GB 5GB 12GB
Exclusive benefit for re-contracting customers:
Free additional 1GB