Samsung Galaxy S4 - Telco Price Plans Compared (Updated!)

Samsung Galaxy S4 Telco Price Plans Compared

Samsung Galaxy S4 Price Plans Comparison

 

*Update on 22/4 9.50 pm: The article and tables are updated with M1's price plans.

The Samsung GalaxyS4 is one of the most anticipated smartphones this year after the Sony Xperia Z and HTC One. As usual, we have compiled the contract pricing across the board for your easy reference. For now, SingTel and StarHub have published their price plans for the Samsung Galaxy S4. We will update this article again as soon as M1's price plans are official. All prices are in Singapore dollar currency.

 

Basic-Tier Plans Comparison

 

Data Plan M1 SingTel StarHub
Name ValueSurf+ Flexi Lite SmartSurf Lite
Contract Price $578 $578 $599
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 data bundle; first 1GB extra per month is $2.14, thereafter $6.42 per GB
(Maximum data charge of $64.20 per month)
Total Cost Over Two Years 

$1,514.00

$1,535.60 

$1,511.00

 

Mid-Tier Plans Comparison

 

Data Plan M1 SingTel StarHub
Name LiteSurf+ Flexi Value SmartSurf Value
Contract Prices $328 $328 $349
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 data bundle; first 1GB extra per month is $2.14, thereafter $6.42 per GB
(Maximum data charge of $64.20 per month)
Total Cost Over Two Years

$1,744.00

 $1,765.60

$1,741.00

 

High-Tier Plans Comparison

 

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

$168

$168 $199
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 data bundle; first 1GB extra per month is $2.14, thereafter $6.42 per GB
(Maximum data charge of $64.20 per month)
Total Cost Over Two Years

$2,520.00

$2,565.60 

$2,551.00

 

Premium Plans Comparison

 

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

$0

$0 $29
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 data bundle; first 1GB extra per month is $2.14, thereafter $6.42 per GB
(Maximum data charge of $64.20 per month)
Total Cost Over Two Years 

$4,752.00

$4,920

$4,949


 

Price Comparison Analysis

*Update on 22/4/ at 9.50 pm: StarHub offers the best deals at the basic and mid-tier plans while M1 gives the better deals at the high-tier and premium plan segments.

From the basic to high-tier price plans, you will get a better deal from StarHub. However, SingTel offers a more attractive deal at the premium plan segment. 

 

Getting the Samsung Galaxy S4 without Line Contract

Consumers can also visit the following Samsung Experience Stores from 17 April 2013 to pre-order a unit of the Samsung GALAXY S4 with LTE by placing a $50 deposit:-

  • 313@ Somerset #B2-24/25/26
  • AMK Hub #B1-37/38  
  • Bedok Point #03-20/21
  • Bugis Junction #01-54
  • Century Square #04-02
  • Causeway Point #03-12
  • Chinatown Point #01-48
  • Great World City #02-39
  • Jurong Point #B1-09/10/11
  • Marina Bay Sands #B2-61
  • Nex Mall #04-42
  • Paragon #B1-27/27A
  • Plaza Singapura #B2-23
  • Parkway Parade #02-32
  • Tampines Mall #02-29


More information will be shared on the Samsung Mobile Facebook page, so stay tuned for it and our timely news updates. The Samsung Galaxy S4 (16GB) is available without line contract at a retail price of S$998.