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LG G6 smartphone telco price plan comparison
By Liu Hongzuo & Vijay Anand - 7 May 2017,4:16am

LG G6 telco price plan comparison

Who's got the best plan?

With all three telcos announcing their price plans for the just-released LG G6, now's the time to find out who offers the best deal.

Check out the following articles for a quick refresher on what the LG G6 offers:

The LG G6 will retail at S$988 (64GB, 4GB RAM) if you grab one without a telco contract. Colors available are Astro Black, Ice Platinum and Mystic White. Each purchase of the G6 comes with a free flip case worth S$58 while stocks last, along with an additional 12-month warranty (for a total of 24 months).

Additionally, each telco has their own bonuses:

  • M1: S$200 off LG G6 when signing up for selected Fibre broadband and mobile plan at the same time.
  • Singtel: Free LG 43-inch 4K UHD TV worth $1,388 when they complete their Singtel Circle with an LG G6 purchase (Combo 3 and above plans) and re-contract or subscribe to Singtel Fibre Broadband or TV. Simply visit any Singtel Shop or sign up online.
  • Starhub: Customers who sign up for a 2-year HomeHub Go 1Gbps plan with LG G6 will receive a FREE LG 43-inch 4K UHD TV worth S$1,388.


LG G6 with 2-year contract prices compared

 

Value plans comparison 

Data Plan M1 Singtel StarHub
Name Lite Combo 1 4G 300M
LG G6 Price S$698 S$728 S$699
Monthly Subscription S$28 S$27.90 S$27.90
Local Outgoing Mins 100 100 100
Local SMS 500 500 500
Local Data Bundle 300MB 100MB 300MB
Total Cost Over Two Years S$1,370 S$1,397.60 S$1,368.60

 

Basic plans comparison 

Data Plan M1 Singtel StarHub
Name Lite+ Combo 2 4G 3
LG G6 Price S$618 S$598 S$599
Monthly Subscription S$42 S$42.90 S$42.90
Local Outgoing Mins 200 200 150
Local SMS 1,000 1,000 1,000
Local Data Bundle 3GB 2GB +
Singtel Wi-Fi (2GB)
3GB
Total Cost Over Two Years S$1,626 S$1,627.60 S$1,628.60

 

Mid-tier plans comparison 

Data Plan M1 Singtel StarHub
Name Reg Combo 3 4G 4
LG G6 Price S$318 S$298 S$299
Monthly Subscription S$62 S$62.90 S$62.90
Local Outgoing Mins 300 300 350
Local SMS 1,200 1,200 1,200
Local Data Bundle 4GB 3GB +
Singtel Wi-Fi (2GB)
4GB
Total Cost Over Two Years

S$1,806

S$1,807.60

S$1,808.60

 

Mid-high tier plans comparison

Data Plan M1 Singtel StarHub
Name Reg+ Combo 4 4G 5
LG G6 Price S$168 S$168 S$199
Monthly Subscription S$82 S$82.90 S$82.90
Local Outgoing Mins 400 400 450
Local SMS 1,500 1,300 1,300
Local Data Bundle 5GB 4GB +
Singtel Wi-Fi (2GB)
5GB
Total Cost Over Two Years

S$2,136

S$2,157.60

S$2,188.60

 

High-tier plans comparison 

Data Plan M1 Singtel StarHub
Name Max Combo 6 4G 6
LG G6 Price

S$118

S$48 S$49
Monthly Subscription $102 $102.90 $102.90
Local Outgoing Mins 800 700 700
Local SMS 2,000 1,500 1,500
Local Data Bundle 7GB 6GB +
Singtel Wi-Fi (2GB)
6GB
Total Cost Over Two Years

S$2,566

S$2,517.60

S$2,518.60

 

Premium plans comparison 

Data Plan  M1 Singtel StarHub
Name Max+ Combo 12 4G 12
LG G6 Price

S$18

S$0 S$0
Monthly Subscription S$228 S$239.90 S$220
Local Outgoing Mins Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Local SMS 5,000 Unlimited Unlimited
Local Data Bundle 13GB 12GB +
Singtel Wi-Fi (2GB)
12GB
Total Cost Over Two Years S$5,490 S$5,757.60 S$5,280

 

Quick analysis

Broadly speaking, M1 has the best contractual offer with the LG G6 smartphone. There are however selective cases when StarHub rivals the offer and most prominent of them is the top tier plan (4G 12) where they come up with the best overall offer, albeit with 1GB less data than M1.

Apart from the three major telco price plan offers, you do also have another option with Circles.Life with their S$28 per month plan that gets you up to 6GB of data for the base plan. However, that's basically getting a service line from them and purchasing the phone separately as they don't have it offered in their stable. If you've no other needs but pure data, our comparisons have also borne out the Circle.Life offers the best value in that department. But once you look at data roaming needs and other services like home broadband, TV services, multiple users,  then the other three established telcos have more balanced solutions to meet your needs. So look at the full picture, before choosing the right telco for your needs.

Source: M1, Singtel, StarHub

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