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Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus telco price plans comparison (Updated)

By Sidney Wong - 17 Sep 2014

Apple iPhone 6 Price Plans Comparison

Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Prices in Singapore

On September 19, Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will be made available in Singapore. To find out what's new in the two iPhones, do check out our hands-on article on the new iPhones. For this article, we'll be comparing the prices and telco price plans for the iPhone 6 (this page), with the following page covering the telco price plans for the iPhone 6 Plus.

iPhone 6 16GB 64GB 128GB
Recommended Retail Price $988 $1,148 $1,288

*Updated at 12.14PM with new mid-high tier plan comparisons

Originally reported at 11.31AM 

iPhone 6 prices with 2-year contract

 

Basic plans comparison 

Data Plan M1 SingTel StarHub
Name i-Lite+ Combo 2 4G 3
iPhone Prices 16GB - $525
64GB - $665
128GB - $805
16GB - $508
64GB - $648
128GB - $788
16GB - $518
64GB - $650
128GB - $796
Monthly Subscription $41 $42.90 $42.90
Local Outgoing Mins 200 200 150
Local SMS 1,000 1,000 1,000
Local Data Bundle 3GB 2GB 3GB
Total Cost Over Two Years

16GB - $1,509
64GB - $1,649
128GB - $1,789

16GB - $1,537.60 
64GB - $1,677.60
128GB - $1,817.60

16GB - $1,547.60
64GB - $1,679.60
128GB - $1,825.60

 

Mid-tier plans comparison 

Data Plan M1 SingTel StarHub
Name i-Reg Combo 3 4G 4
iPhone Prices 16GB - $285
64GB - $425
128GB - $565
16GB - $328
64GB - $448
128GB - $598
16GB - $255
64GB - $395
128GB - $555
Monthly Subscription $61 $62.90 $62.90
Local Outgoing Mins 300 300 350
Local SMS 1,200 1,200 1,200
Local Data Bundle 4GB 3GB 4GB
Total Cost Over Two Years

16GB - $1,749
64GB - $1,889
128GB - $2,029

16GB - $1,837.60
64GB - $1,957.60
128GB - $2,107.60

16GB - $1,764.60
64GB - $1,904.60
128GB - $2,064.60

 

Mid-high tier plans comparison

Data Plan M1 SingTel StarHub
Name i-Reg+ Combo 4 4G 5
(Available from October 31)
iPhone Prices 16GB - $85
64GB - $220
128GB - $360
16GB - $68
64GB - $208
128GB - $348
16GB - $65
64GB - $199
128GB - $350
Monthly Subscription $81 $82.90 $82.90
Local Outgoing Mins 400 400 450
Local SMS 1,500 1,300 1,300
Local Data Bundle 5GB 4GB 5GB
Total Cost Over Two Years

16GB - $2,029
64GB - $2,164
128GB - $2,304

16GB - $2,057.60
64GB - $2,197.60
128GB - $2,337.60

16GB - $2,054.60
64GB - $2,188.60
128GB - $2,339.60

 

High-tier plans comparison 

Data Plan M1 SingTel StarHub
Name i-Max Combo 6 4G 6
iPhone Prices

16GB - $40
64GB - $125
128GB - $265

16GB - $0
64GB - $98
128GB - $248
16GB - $0
64GB - $98
128GB - $255
Monthly Subscription $101 $102.90 $102.90
Local Outgoing Mins 800 700 700
Local SMS 2,000 1,500 1,500
Local Data Bundle 7GB 6GB 6GB
Total Cost Over Two Years

16GB - $2,464
64GB - $2,549
128GB - $2,689

16GB - $2,469.60
64GB - $2,567.60
128GB - $2,717.60

16GB - $2,469.60
64GB - $2,567.60
128GB - $2,724.60

 

Premium plans comparison 

Data Plan  M1 SingTel StarHub
Name i-Max+ Combo 12 4G 12
iPhone Prices

16GB - $0
64GB - $40
128GB - $180

16GB - $0
64GB - $0
128GB - $0
16GB - $0
64GB - $0
128GB - $0
Monthly Subscription $208 $239.90 $220
Local Outgoing Mins Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Local SMS 5,000 Unlimited Unlimited
Local Data Bundle 13GB 12GB 12GB
Total Cost Over Two Years

16GB - $4,992
64GB - $5,032
128GB - $5,172

16GB - $5,757.60
64GB - $5,757.60
128GB - $5,757.60

16GB - $5,280
64GB - $5,280
128GB - $5,280

 

Quick analysis

Across the board, M1 offers the best deals over a two-year period even though the upfront cash payment for the iPhones are higher than SingTel and StarHub in most cases. This is offset by M1's more affordable plans, which adds up to some cost savings over two years.

If voice call quality is important to you, do take note that StarHub is currently the first and only telco in Singapore to offer Voice over LTE calls (HD Voice+) on the new iPhone 6 models. In addition, StarHub states that its HD Voice+  service allows you to multitask - chatting while surfing - without any lags or interruptions. As for SingTel, a spokesperson said that a similar service will be coming soon. M1 will roll out its version of this service in November.

If you use a lot of data, you may want to consider SingTel's Combo plans. These Combo plans (except for Combo 1) currently offer unlimited usage at 101 Wi-Fi hotspots. This unlimited usage promo is valid till July 31, 2015 after which you will have a monthly cap of 2GB.