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A SIM only plan offers a package of data, talk time, and SMSes at a fixed monthly cost. SIM only plans are postpaid plans, and function much like traditional mobile phone contracts. The main (and most important) difference, however, is that you are not locked into a minimum contract period, and you are free to switch telcos or mobile plans as and when you wish with no penalty.
The best SIM only plan really depends on how much data you need. Check your previous telco bills or the data tracking app on your handset to see how much data you use on average each month. Also keep in mind how much talk time and SMS you use monthly before picking the most suitable SIM only plan for your needs.
It’s hard to beat Circles.Life’s $0/month Flexi Plan if you’re looking at the absolute cheapest. The $0/month plan offers more 1GB of data, 30min talk time, and 10 SMS. The catch is that if you exceed 1GB data a month, you’ll need to top up your data plan, starting at $6 for an additional 1GB of data.
Not necessarily. The main advantage of a SIM only plan is that you are not locked into any telco for a minimum contract period. However, SIM only plans come with, well, just the SIM card. So if you need a new handset, telcos like StarHub offer attractive discounts for 12- and 24-month contract plans. Research handset prices before you commit to either SIM only or contract plans.
According to a 2018 study by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), Singapore residents consumed an average of 2.7GB per month — up nearly 23 per cent from 2.2GB per month the previous year. Of course, if you spend a lot of time on your phone playing mobile games, streaming music on Spotify or movies via Netflix, or video chatting, your data consumption is going to shoot up. The best gauge is to check your recent telco bills regarding the amount of data you use on average per month. To save on data, you can also access Wifi networks wherever possible or download music or video content on Wifi before consuming it offline.
When a mobile plan promises “unlimited data”, check the fine print. It will usually say something like, “first 3GB of data at 4G speed, managed network speeds thereafter” which basically translates to “your internet surfing based on the first 3GB of data will be fast but after that, expect both your network coverage and download speeds to become more spotty and slow down.”