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Apple iPhone 5S and 5C Telco Price Plans Comparison

Apple iPhone 5S and 5C Telco Price Plans Comparison


Apple iPhone 5C Price Plan Comparison

Apple iPhone 5C Prices in Singapore

 

iPhone 5C 16GB 32GB
Recommended Retail Price $848 $988

 

*Update on 21 September

You can check the stock availability at the three telcos at the following links below:

iPhone Prices with 2-year Contract

 

Basic Plans Comparison
Data Plan M1 SingTel StarHub
Name Value+ Lite SmartSurf Lite
iPhone Prices 16GB - $325
32GB - $515
16GB - $318
32GB - $538
16GB - $355
32GB - $528
Monthly Subscription $39 $39.90 $38
Local Outgoing Mins 120 100 100
Local SMS 600 800 800
Local Data Bundle 2GB 2GB 2GB
Total Cost Over Two Years

16GB - $1261
32GB - $1451

16GB - $1275.60
32GB - $1495.60

16GB - $1267
32GB - $1440

 

Mid-tier Plans Comparison
Data Plan M1 SingTel StarHub
Name Lite+ Value SmartSurf Value
iPhone Prices 16GB - $110
32GB - $225
16GB - $118
32GB - $238
16GB - $132
32GB - $247
Monthly Subscription $59 $59.90 $58
Local Outgoing Mins 300 200 300
Local SMS 800 900 900
Local Data Bundle 3GB 3GB 4GB
Total Cost Over Two Years (New)

16GB - $1526
32GB - $1641

16GB - $1555.60
32GB - $1675.60

16GB - $1524
32GB - $1639

 

High-tier Plans Comparison
Data Plan M1 SingTel StarHub
Name Extreme+ Plus SmartSurf Premium
iPhone Prices

16GB - $0
   32GB - $15

16GB - $0
   32GB - $28
16GB - $0
32GB - $28
Monthly Subscription $98 $99.90 $98
Local Outgoing Mins 700 500 700
Local SMS 1,000 1,000 1000
Local Data Bundle 5GB 4GB 6GB
Total Cost Over Two Years

16GB - $2352 
32GB - $2367

16GB - $2397.60
32GB - $2425.60

16GB - $2352
32GB - $2380

 

Premium Plans Comparison
Data Plan  M1 SingTel StarHub
Name Max+ Prestige SmartSurf Elite
iPhone Prices

16GB - $0
32GB - $0

16GB - $0
32GB - $0
16GB - $0
32GB - $0
Monthly Subscription $198 $239.90 $205
Local Outgoing Mins Unlimited Unlimited 2000
Local SMS 2000 Unlimited 2500
Local Data Bundle 12GB 12GB 12GB
Total Cost Over Two Years

16GB - $4752
32GB - $4752

16GB - $5757.60
32GB - $5757.60
16GB - $4920
32GB - $4920

 

Quick Analysis

If you are using or eyeing on the basic tier plan for the iPhone 5C (16GB), M1 has the best deal. However, if you're interested in the 32GB edition for a basic plan, StarHub offers a better deal.

If you are using or eyeing on the mid-tier plan for the iPhone 5C (16 and 32GB), StarHub offers the best deals as its SmartSurf Value is the most affordable among the three telcos and offers more data bundle per month.

For a high-tier plan, the iPhone 5C (16GB) from M1 and StarHub are equally matched, but it frankly doesn't matter as you can get the 32GB model for just a little more spare change. For the 32GB iPhone 5C, M1 offers a better deal as the upfront payment for the device is less compared to StarHub. On the the other hand, StarHub offer 6GB of data bundle, which is much more than the other telcos. From an overall value perspective, StarHub seems to be the better offer.

If you are using or eyeing on the premium-tier plan for the iPhone 5C, M1 offers the best deals as its monthly subscription is the lowest among the three telcos. And naturally, you would purchase the 32GB model as there's no difference in price between both capacities.