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Tiered 4G Smartphone Plans Illustrated (Q3, 2012) - Old

Tiered 4G Smartphone Plans Illustrated (Q3, 2012) - Old


Tiered 4G Smartphone Plans (Q3, 2012) Illustrated

** Article Updated as of 13/09/12 **  - This Article is no longer applicable as the new plans from StarHub make the comparisons below outdated. Please refer to this new comparison for the latest analysis and updated illustrations.

 

The new smartphone plans unveiled by M1 this week has created much confusion as many users were left with a complex pricing scheme which could land them with a hefty mobile bill at the end of every month. While we've provided a comprehensive comparison in our earlier article with rather detailed analysis, we think users may be able to make better decisions using the following charts below.

Note that these were generated solely for those looking to get the new LTE (4G) plans from either M1 or SingTel. We've thrown StarHub into the mix for completeness but as of now, they have yet to reveal any plans or services targeted specifically for the new 4G network. The per GB pricing for SingTel is also based on the $10.70/GB charge that will be implemented in 2013.

We would still highly encourage that you refer to the charts in the earlier article for other details not depicted in these charts (such as free local talk time, number of free SMS, etc). So once you've determined which plan with the appropriate talk time that is suited to you, fire up the charts below and draw a vertical line corresponding to the estimated amount of GB you'll consume each month. The vertical line cutting each of the colored lines will give you the exact cost you'll have to pay every month for each corresponding telco.

As an example, if you refer to the basic 4G plan chart below, if you typically consume 12GB of data, you'll find that the cost of your monthly bill will amount to about $70 on StarHub, roughly $100 on M1 and more than $130 on SingTel. This is of course assuming that you did not exceed your local talk time, SMSes or make any IDD calls on your mobile phone. Of course if you prefer numbers, we've created tables below each of the charts so that you can get an exact estimate of the cost.

We hope the charts below will be useful to you.

Basic 4G Data Consumption Cost
Usage (GB) M1 SingTel StarHub (3G)
1 $49.70 $39.90 $38.00
2 $49.70 $39.90 $68.00
3 $55.05 $50.60 $68.00
4 $60.40 $61.30 $68.00
5 $65.75 $72.00 $68.00
6 $71.10 $82.70 $68.00
7 $76.45 $93.40 $68.00
8 $81.80 $104.10 $68.00
9 $87.15 $114.80 $68.00
10 $92.50 $125.50 $68.00
11 $97.85 $133.90 $68.00
12 $103.20 $133.90 $68.00
13 $108.55 $133.90 $68.00
14 $113.90 $133.90 $68.00
15 $119.25 $133.90 $68.00
16 $124.60 $133.90 $68.00
17 $129.95 $133.90 $68.00
18 $135.30 $133.90 $68.00
19 $140.65 $133.90 $68.00
20 $143.86 $133.90 $68.00
21 $143.86 $133.90 $68.00

 

Mid-Tier 4G Data Consumption Cost
Usage (GB) M1 SingTel StarHub (3G)
1 $69.70 $59.90 $58.00
2 $69.70 $59.90 $58.00
3 $69.70 $59.90 $88.00
4 $75.05 $70.60 $88.00
5 $80.40 $81.30 $88.00
6 $85.75 $92.00 $88.00
7 $91.10 $102.70 $88.00
8 $96.45 $113.40 $88.00
9 $101.80 $124.10 $88.00
10 $107.15 $134.80 $88.00
11 $112.50 $145.50 $88.00
12 $117.85 $153.90 $88.00
13 $123.20 $153.90 $88.00
14 $128.55 $153.90 $88.00
15 $133.90 $153.90 $88.00
16 $139.25 $153.90 $88.00
17 $144.60 $153.90 $88.00
18 $149.95 $153.90 $88.00
19 $155.30 $153.90 $88.00
20 $160.65 $153.90 $88.00
21 $163.86 $153.90 $88.00
22 $163.86 $153.90 $88.00

 

High-Tier 4G Data Consumption Cost
Usage (GB) M1 SingTel StarHub (3G)
1 $108.70 $99.90 $98.00
2 $108.70 $99.90 $98.00
3 $108.70 $99.90 $98.00
4 $108.70 $99.90 $98.00
5 $108.70 $110.60 $98.00
6 $114.05 $121.30 $128.00
7 $119.40 $132.00 $128.00
8 $124.75 $142.70 $128.00
9 $130.10 $153.40 $128.00
10 $135.45 $164.10 $128.00
11 $140.80 $174.80 $128.00
12 $146.15 $185.50 $128.00
13 $151.10 $193.90 $128.00
14 $156.85 $193.90 $128.00
15 $162.20 $193.90 $128.00
16 $167.55 $193.90 $128.00
17 $172.90 $193.90 $128.00
18 $178.25 $193.90 $128.00
19 $183.60 $193.90 $128.00
20 $188.95 $193.90 $128.00
21 $194.30 $193.90 $128.00
22 $199.65 $193.90 $128.00
23 $202.86 $193.90 $128.00
24 $202.86 $193.90 $128.00

 

Premium 4G Data Consumption Cost
Usage (GB) M1 SingTel
1 $198.00 $205.00
2 $198.00 $205.00
3 $198.00 $205.00
4 $198.00 $205.00
5 $198.00 $205.00
6 $198.00 $205.00
7 $198.00 $205.00
8 $198.00 $205.00
9 $198.00 $205.00
10 $198.00 $205.00
11 $198.00 $205.00
12 $198.00 $205.00
13 $203.35 $215.70
14 $208.70 $226.40
15 $214.05 $237.10
16 $219.40 $247.80
17 $224.75 $258.50
18 $230.10 $269.20
19 $235.45 $279.90
20 $240.80 $290.60
21 $246.15 $299.00
22 $251.50 $299.00
23 $256.85 $299.00
24 $262.20 $299.00
25 $267.55 $299.00
26 $272.90 $299.00
27 $278.25 $299.00
28 $283.60 $299.00
29 $288.95 $299.00
30 $294.30 $299.00
31 $299.65 $299.00
32 $302.86 $299.00
33 $302.86 $299.00