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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 - Telco Price Plans Compared

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 - Telco Price Plans Compared


Samsung Galaxy Note 3 - Telco Price Plans Compared

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Price Plans Comparison

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (32GB) is one of the most anticipated smartphones this year. As usual, we have compiled the contract pricing across the board for your easy reference. For more information on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, do check out our review here.

 

Basic-Tier Plans Comparison

Data Plan M1 SingTel StarHub
Name ValueSurf+ Lite SmartSurf Lite
Contract Price $638 $618 $638
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 

$1,574

$1,575.60

$1,550

 

Mid-Tier Plans Comparison

Data Plan M1 SingTel StarHub
Name LiteSurf+ Value SmartSurf Value
Contract Prices $368 $348 $368
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

$1,784

$1,785.60

$1,760

 

High-Tier Plans Comparison

Data Plan M1 SingTel StarHub
Name ExtremeSurf+ Plus SmartSurf Premium
Contract Prices

$118

$98 $118
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

$2,470

$2,495.60

$2,470

 

Premium Plans Comparison

Data Plan  M1 SingTel StarHub
Name MaxSurf+ Premium SmartSurf Elite
Contract Prices

$0

$0 $0
Monthly Subscription $198 $239.90 $208
Local Outgoing Mins Unlimited Unlimited 2,000
Local SMS 2000 Unlimited 2500
Local Data Bundle 12GB 12GB 12GB
Total Cost Over Two Years

$4,752

$5,757.60

$4,992

 

Quick Analysis

StarHub offers the best deals for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 if you are planning to sign up for the basic, mid or high-tier plans. Although the total cost of ownership for M1's ExtremeSurf+ is the same as StarHub, the latter has 1GB additional data for consumers. However, this does not apply if you are an existing M1 customer as you will be given 1GB free data every month.

M1 offers a better deal at the premium plan category as its monthly subscription is lower than the other two telcos.

*Update on 24 September 11.30 AM : Do note that for all three telcos, re-contract vouchers are given to existing customers on the premium plans. SingTel and StarHub are offering $500 re-contract vouchers while M1 is offering $300 re-contract vouchers. Even if we take into account the vouchers, it will not change the fact that M1 still offers the best deal for the premium plan category.

Getting the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 without Line Contract

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (32GB) is available without line contract from 28 September at a retail price of $1,048. Its accessories are available at launch, which include the following:

  • $68 Flip Wallet (available in Jet Black, Classic White, Wild Orange and Indigo Blue)
  • $88 S View Cover (available in black and white)
  • $68 desktop dock
  • $78 extra battery kit (which includes an extra battery and a charger kit.)