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HTC One Price Plans Comparison

HTC One Price Plans Comparison


HTC One Price Plans Comparison

HTC One Contract Prices in Singapore

 

The HTC One finally arrives on our sunny shores after its initial launch was cancelled due to insufficient supply of the camera components. We were informed by a fellow forum member that HTC Concept Store at NEX was quietly bringing in limited quantities and taking pre-orders.

Just a week ago, HTC Singapore confirmed that it will be launching the HTC One (32GB, Silver) at all mobile operators and authorized retailers on 13th April. SingTel jumped the gun by revealing the full price plans and promotions, and subsequently confirmed that walk-in customers are able to get the device at its Shops one day before its official launch. Both M1 and StarHub released their respective price plans at midnight. As usual, we have compiled the contract pricing across the board for your easy reference.

 

Basic Plans Comparison

 

Data Plan M1 SingTel StarHub
Name ValueSurf+ Flexi Lite SmartSurf Lite
Contract Price $548 $528 $469
Monthly Subscription $39 $39.90 $38
Local Outgoing Mins 120 100 100
Local SMS 600 800 800
Local Data Bundle 2GB 2GB 2GB
Excess Data Charges $5.35/GB, capped at $94.16 $5.35 per GB, capped at $94
*4G subscribers pay $10.70/GB
from 1st Jan 2013
Upsize your local bundle with
1GB extra per month for $2.14
$6.42 per GB
Maximum data charge of $64.20 per month
Total Cost Over Two Years

$1,484

$1,485.60

$1,381

 

Mid-Tier Plans Comparison

 

Data Plan M1 SingTel StarHub
Name LiteSurf+ Flexi Value SmartSurf Value
Contract Prices $398 $328 $299
Monthly Subscription $59 $59.90 $58
Local Outgoing Mins 300 200 300
Local SMS 800 900 900
Local Data Bundle 3GB 3GB 4GB
Excess Data Charges $5.35/GB, capped at $94.16 $5.35 per GB, capped at $94
*4G subscribers pay $10.70/GB
from 1st Jan 2013
Upsize your local bundle with
1GB extra per month for $2.14
$6.42 per GB
Maximum data charge of $64.20 per month
Total Cost Over Two Years

$1,814

$1,765.60

$1,691

 

High-Tier Plans Comparison

 

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

$238

$98 $99
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
Excess Data Charges $5.35/GB, capped at $94.16 $5.35 per GB, capped at $94
*4G subscribers pay $10.70/GB
from 1st Jan 2013
Upsize your local bundle with
1GB extra per month for $2.14
$6.42 per GB
Maximum data charge of $64.20 per month
Total Cost Over Two Years

$2,590

$2,495.60

$2,451

 

Premium Plans Comparison

 

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

 $238

$0 $0
Monthly Subscription $198 $205 $205
Local Outgoing Mins Unlimited 2,000 2,000
Local SMS 2000 2,500 2500
Local Data Bundle 12GB 12GB 12GB
Excess Data Charges $5.35/GB, capped at $94.16 $5.35 per GB, capped at $94
*4G subscribers pay $10.70/GB
from 1st Jan 2013
Upsize your local bundle with
1GB extra per month for $2.14
$6.42 per GB
Maximum data charge of $64.20 per month
Total Cost Over Two Years

$4,990

$4,920

$4,920

 

Price Comparison Analysis

If you are considering the basic plan across the three telcos, StarHub will offer the best value over two years at $1,381. If 4G LTE connectivity is your top concern, both SingTel (95% by early 2013) and M1 (nationwide) provide more extensive coverage than StarHub (60%) at this moment.

For both mid and high-tier plans, StarHub gives you a better deal by having the lowest total costs over a two-year period and offering more local data bundle.

In the premium-tier category, there is a tie between SingTel and StarHub. However, if you tend to use more than 2,000 minutes of local talk time per month, M1's MaxSurf+ will be better as it offers unlimited outgoing local talk time at just $70 more.

 

Getting the HTC One without Line Contract 

Alternatively, you can purchase the HTC One (32GB, Silver) without line contract at $968 at authorized retailers. The Stealth Black variant and 64GB models will be available from May, with the 64GB model priced at $1,068.

 

All You Need to Know about the HTC One

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