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Samsung Galaxy Note10 and Note10+ telco price plans compared (Updated)

By Vijay Anand - 24 Aug 2019

Samsung Galaxy Note10 telco price plans compared

Note: This article was first published on 9th August with pre-order discounts and plan offers. Now that the pre-order phase is over, we've updated all of our analysis and recommendations.

Who's got the best plan on the Samsung Galaxy Note10 series?

With telcos gearing up for the upcoming local availability of the Samsung Galaxy Note10 series, we find out who's got the best telco price plan deal with a contract and the phone offered at a discounted rate. If you're more keen on a SIM-only, no-contract plan and getting the phone yourself, then hop over to our SIM-only, no-contract plan comparison.

At a glance, these are the retail prices for the various Galaxy Note10 models:-

The Galaxy Note 10 is available in Aura Glow and Aura Black, while the Galaxy Note 10+ is available in Aura Glow, Aura White and Aura Black. Meanwhile, the video below will get you up to speed on everything you want to know about what's new and not about the Galaxy Note 10 and Note10+ models:-


Want even more details? We have it all penned down in our hands-on experience article and our full-fledged review analysis on which model is the best in our opinion.

Now on to the telco price plan comparison portion.

Important Note: During the pre-order phase, all Galaxy Note10+ (256GB) purchase will automatically be eligible for a free storage upgrade to the 512GB edition.

 

Samsung Galaxy Note10 Price Plans Compared
 

Value plans compared (~S$30/month)

Data Plan M1 Singtel
Name Base Plan with Device Combo 1
Monthly Subscription S$30 S$27.90
Local Outgoing Mins 100 100
Local SMS 100 500
Local Data Bundle 12GB 100MB
Other Notes
  • Free registration and delivery for online sign-up.
  • 3 months free Caller ID and Weekend Data (or 6 months if switching telco)
  •     Registration fee: S$10.70
  • SIM card fee: S$37.45
  • 3 months free Spotify Premium
Device Price Note10: S$1,098
Note10+: S$1,268
Note10+ (512GB): TBD
Note10: S$1,068
Note10+: S$1,228
Note10+ (512GB): S$1,498
Total Cost Over Two Years

Note10:  S$1,818
Note10+: S$1,988
Note10+ (512GB): TBD

Note10: S$1,737.60
Note10+: S$1,897.60
Note10+ (512GB): S$2,167.60

(+ S$48.15 for admin fees)


 

Basic plans compared (~S$50/month)

Data Plan M1 Singtel Singtel StarHub
Name Base Plan with Device + $20 Add-on Combo 2 XO 48 S$50 2-year plan
Monthly Subscription S$50 S$42.90 S$48 S$50
Local Outgoing Mins 200 200 100 100
Local SMS 200 1,000 100 Pay per use at 5.35 cents/SMS OR purchase 500 SMS for S$3
Local Data Bundle 17GB 2GB + 2GB Singtel WiFi 5GB
+ 5GB + Free weekend data

5GB + 10GB + Free weekend data

Other Notes
  • Free registration and delivery for online sign-up.
  • 3 months free Caller ID and Weekend Data (or 6 months if switching telco)
  • No activation, and SIM card fees.
  • Free Caller ID and International Roaming
Device Price Note10: S$798
Note10+:  S$958
Note10+ (512GB): TBD
Note10: S$878
Note10+: S$1,018
Note10+ (512GB): S$1,368

Note10: S$788
Note10+: S$898
Note10+ (512GB): S$1,278

Note10: S$799
Note10+: S$959
Note10+ (512GB): S$1,279
Total Cost Over Two Years Note10: S$1,998
Note10+: S$2,158
Note10+ (512GB): TBD
Note10: S$1,907.60
Note10+:S$2,047.60
Note10+ (512GB): S$2,397.60 

(+ S$48.15 for admin fees)
Note10: S$1,940
Note10+: S$2,050
Note10+ (512GB): S$2,430

(+ S$48.15 for admin fees)
Note10: S$1,999
Note10+: S$2,159
Note10+ (512GB): S$2,479

Note: You can knock off another S$200 for new plan sign-ups or porting-in from another telco - this applies for Singtel and StarHub. For M1, at this tier, the discount is S$100. Unfortunately, existing customers who re-contract aren't eligible for these discounts.

 

Mid-tier plans compared (~S$75/month)

Data Plan M1 Singtel Singtel StarHub
Name Base Plan with Device + $48 Add-on Combo 3 XO 78 S$75 2-year plan
Monthly Subscription S$78 S$68.90 S$78 S$75
Local Outgoing Mins 300 Unlimited* (10,000) 300 300
Local SMS 300 Unlimited* (10,000) 300 Pay per use at 5.35 cents/SMS OR purchase 500 SMS for S$3
Local Data Bundle 42GB 3GB + 2GB Singtel WiFi 30GB + 10GB + Free weekend data 30GB + 10GB + Free weekend data
Other Notes
  • Free registration and delivery for online sign-up.
  • 3 months free Caller ID and Weekend Data (or 6 months if switching telco)
  • No activation, and SIM card fees.
  • Free Caller ID and International Roaming.
Device Price

Note10: S$498
Note10+: S$598
Note10+ (512GB): S$898

Note10: S$598
Note10+: S$698
Note10+ (512GB): S$998
Note10: S$498
Note10+: S$598
Note10+ (512GB): S$898
Note10: S$569
Note10+: S$669
Note10+ (512GB): S$969
Total Cost Over Two Years Note10: S$2,370
Note10+: S$2,470
Note10+ (512GB): S$2,770
Note10: S$2,251.60
Note10+: S$2,351.60
Note10+ (512GB): S$2,651.60

(+ S$48.15 for admin fees)
Note10: S$2,370
Note10+: S$2,470
Note10+ (512GB): S$2,770


(+ S$48.15 for admin fees)
Note10: S$2,369
Note10+: S$2,469
Note10+ (512GB): S$2,769

 

Note: You can knock off another S$200 for new plan sign-ups or porting-in from another telco - this applies for M1, Singtel and StarHub. Unfortunately, existing customers who re-contract aren't eligible for these discounts.

 

High-tier plans compared (~S$100/month)

Data Plan M1 Singtel Singtel StarHub
Name Base Plan with Device + $80 Add-on Combo 6 XO 108 S$105 2-year plan
Monthly Subscription S$110 S$95.90 S$108 $105
Local Outgoing Mins 500 Unlimited* (10,000) 500 500
Local SMS 500 Unlimited* (10,000) 500 Pay per use at 5.35 cents/SMS
Local Data Bundle 78GB 6GB
+ 2GB Singtel WiFi
50GB
+ 20GB+ Free weekend data
60GB + 10GB + Free weekend data
Other Notes
  • Free registration and delivery for online sign-up.
  • 3 months free Caller ID and Weekend Data (or 6 months if switching telco) 
  • No activation, and SIM card fees.
  • Free Caller ID and International Roaming.
Device Price Note10: S$298
Note10+: S$398
Note10+ (512GB): S$TBD
Note10: S$348
Note10+: S468
Note10+ (512GB): S$788
Note10: S$238
Note10+: S$398
Note10+ (512GB): S$678
Note10: S$309
Note10+: S$469
Note10+ (512GB): S$769
Total Cost Over Two Years Note10: S$2,938
Note10+: S$3,038
Note10+ (512GB): S$TBD
Note10: S$2,649.60
Note10+: S$2,769.60
Note10+ (512GB): S$3,089.60


(+ S$48.15 for admin fees)
Note10: S$2,830
Note10+: S$2,990
Note10+ (512GB): S$3,270


(+ S$48.15 for admin fees)
Note10: S$2,829
Note10+: S$2,989
Note10+ (512GB): S$3,289

Note: You can knock off another S$200 for new plan sign-ups or porting-in from another telco - this applies for M1, Singtel and StarHub. Unfortunately, existing customers who re-contract aren't eligible for these discounts.

 

Premium plans compared

Data Plan  M1 Singtel StarHub
Name Base Plan with Device + $205 Add-on Combo 12 S$238 2-year plan
Monthly Subscription S$235 S$239.90 S$238
Local Outgoing Mins Unlimited Unlimited* (10,000) 10,000
Local SMS 1,000 Unlimited* (10,000) 10,000
Local Data Bundle 112GB 12GB
+ 2GB Singtel WiFi
100GB + 10GB + Free weekend data
Other Notes
  • Free registration and delivery for online sign-up.
  • 3 months free Caller ID and Weekend Data (or 6 months if switching telco) 
  • Registration fee: S$10.70
  • SIM card fee: S$37.45
  • Free Caller ID + AutoRoam
  • 3 months free Spotify Premium
  • Free 24 months of Entertainment Plus
  • Free 24 months of HBO Go
  • $500 yearly phone voucher
  • No activation, and SIM card fees.
  • Free Caller Number Display (Caller ID) and International Roaming.
  • $500 yearly phone voucher
Device Price Note10: S$98
Note10+: S$198
Note10+ (512GB): S$TBD
Note10: S$58
Note10+: S$218
Note10+ (512GB): S$528
Note10: S$59
Note10+: S$219
Note10+ (512GB): S$449
Total Cost Over Two Years

Note10: S$5,738
Note10+: S$5,838
Note10+ (512GB): S$TBD

Note10: S$5,815.60
Note10:+ S$5,975.60
Note10+ (512GB): S$6,721.60

(+ S$48.15 for admin fees)

Note10: S$5,771
Note10+: S$5,931
Note10+ (512GB): S$6,161

Note: You can knock off another S$200 for new plan sign-ups or porting-in from another telco - this applies for M1, Singtel and StarHub. Unfortunately, existing customers who re-contract aren't eligible for these discounts.

 

Quick Analysis

Value Plans tier: It's clearly evident that M1 offers the best plan for S$30 in terms of data and the plan's other features.

Basic Plans tier: Singtel's XO 48 plan had a good offer while in the pre-order phase. However, plan offers have changed since and StarHub's S$50 base plan is the best overall offer with the most amount of data offered. Not to mention, there's free Caller ID and international roaming fee. So while Singtel's XO 48 still appears cheaper, StarHub has a better proposition in this tier. M1 can match-up in cost, but not quite-so where value is concerned.

Mid-tier Plans: It gets very tricky here as cost of ownership over two years is the same - on face value. M1 offers a nice big 42GB data plan for the month, whereas the competitors offer 40GB + free weekend data. So the net amount of data you can consume per month on Singtel and StarHub is higher. Singtel's XO 78 plan throws in CAST Entertainment Plus and even HBO Go subscriptions. Meanwhile, StarHub's S$75 plan counters that with free Caller ID and international roaming fee. In essence, it's a tie between Singtel and StarHub and you can't go wrong with either. 

High-tier Plans: For the same reasons as above, Singtel and StarHub come up equally recommended. Singtel's Combo 6 comes out the cheapest and is the ideal option if a modest amount of data is sufficient, but you prefer unlimited talk time.

Premium Plan tier: For those who need the maximum number of benefits, and more than 100GB of data, StarHub's S$238 plan has the best set of perks, in addition to a yearly S$500 handset voucher.

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