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Which telco offers the best SIM-only plan in Singapore? (2021 Version)

By Glenn Chua & Liu Hongzuo - 27 Nov 2021

Plans for Seniors

Seniors Go Digital Plans

Finally, as part of IMDA's efforts to help seniors digitise, let's not forget about our seniors who've special plans made available. These are the contract-free plans offered by local telcos for eligible seniors .

These plans are eligible only for Singaporeans and PRs aged 60 and above.

Plans for Seniors compared
  TPG StarHub M1 Singtel
Plan Seniors Go Digital Plan
Price S$5/month S$8/month S$18.75/month S$20/month
Data 20GB to Unlimited (Throttled to 512kbps) 5GB 30GB 20GB
Talk Time 300 fixed-line mins 350 mins 1,000 mins 350 mins
SMS 30 N/A 1,000 500
Caller ID Free Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Registration Fees None Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Free Delivery Self-collection Self-collection Self-collection Unspecified



  • Unlimited mobile-to-mobile calls
  • 1GB Roaming Data free to select countries including Malaysia and Indonesia
  • Free incoming calls
  • Free 3 months TVBAnywhere+ subscription
  • Free 3 months VIu Premium subscription
  • Limited to one plan per senior
  • Free Messaging on WhatsApp (does not include voice and video calls)

TPG's is the cheapest and best all-rounder plan here, although M1 does offer the most of everything at a steeper premium. Again, it should be noted that voice calls on TPG only work on VoLTE-supported phones.

Singtel actually does have a S$5/month senior plan, but it's bundled with a phone and contract - therefore technically not a SIM-only plan suited for our comparisons here. The featured Singtel SIM-only senior plan does not have a contract period clearly stated and does not come with a bundled phone with upfront costs.

We hope our detailed cost analysis and recommendations help you make the most out of your precious dollar. Happy shopping and have a good journey with the telco partner you choose.

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