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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos-
    Starhub has indicated that it will follow suit.
    last year already they announced about all this. the rest of the telcos all going this way. it was pretty small article, prolly y no one caught it then.

    i am using singtel. new sim, new phone. same old slow or non existent 3g. the network so unstable, but what i hear from other camps is the same thing. so either telco u move too it's gonna be the same ol problem.

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    If we paying for 12gb, we use or don't use is our business. If they want to reduce limit, then should also reduce price mah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eleveninth View Post

    i am using singtel. new sim, new phone. same old slow or non existent 3g. the network so unstable, but what i hear from other camps is the same thing. so either telco u move too it's gonna be the same ol problem.
    I use Singtel and from what I see from my wife's M1 phone... Yes, M1 is slow, but at least it moves... And there is no need to keep turning airplane mode on and off to get "reconnected" to the 3G network.

    Is this a result of network congestion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post
    I use Singtel and from what I see from my wife's M1 phone... Yes, M1 is slow, but at least it moves... And there is no need to keep turning airplane mode on and off to get "reconnected" to the 3G network.

    Is this a result of network congestion?
    yes I always have to do the airplane mode thing also.

    it's damn annoying. at office i always get "NO SERVICE"

    and starhub was worse, at home i don't even get reception. totally 0. so i switched. but.....

    Singtel not much diff but at least sometimes can get 1 bar
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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    the real question is, will i get what i pay for?
    right now they give me 12GB, but speeds are crawling and signal strength is weak and sometimes none.
    in punggol the Maxis signal is stronger than singtel
    I laughed when I saw this.

    Yes!!!! I always have to wait until I get back to Punggol Interchange before the signal switches back to Singtel despite turning airplane mode on and off nonstop all the way there.
    for me, Telkomsel... if I don't restrict my network provider, I sometimes wake up and get messages welcoming me to Indonesia...

    whatever the data limit in the plan, what is crucially for me will be whether the service improves, which is the supposed point of their reduction in packaged data so as to reduce data bandwidth hoggers...

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    Singtel will not dare cut to 2GB if they're not sure the other 2 will do likewise..thats commonsense for any business.
    But if so, isnt it anti-competitive?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by redmonsoon
    Singtel will not dare cut to 2GB if they're not sure the other 2 will do likewise..thats commonsense for any business.
    But if so, isnt it anti-competitive?...
    Someone must take the risk 1st....I believe they will not be afraid to br the 1st because customer is the last thing in their list to take note of!

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    In other countries, these telecommunications operators will be promptly investigated for engaging in suspected cartel activities which has happened before to a number of subsidiaries IIRC.
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    Same for me here in Sembawang. I get Maxis signal but no Stinktail. My collegue uses more than 12Gb every month, last month he have to pay $24 extra for data. If his contract expire, will he faint when he see the bill?

    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post
    Plausible without intensive video streaming.

    The move is most probably to curb customers utilising HSDPA / HSPA+ and the upcoming LTE as a mobile wireless hotspot for their home network where they can easily hit the 12 GB limit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post
    In other countries, these telecommunications operators will be promptly investigated for engaging in suspected cartel activities which has happened before to a number of subsidiaries IIRC.
    yeah, but if they did not come together to plan this, they cannot be said to be doing something illegal... like the case with Apple's ebook business: the various publishers that are still holding out against a US investigation of possible collusion to fix prices (believe the EU are also looking into it) are claiming that they came to agreements with Apple separately...

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    They reduce cap maybe to discourage user live stream while on the move. Therefore, 12gb easily hit. If they bring down to 2gb, no one dares to do so. My sis told me, she wouldnt renew anymore, ha ha!
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    Please note that ALL Starhub MaxOnline and TV customers who enjoys the FREE home phone line, it will end in 31 July 2012 !

    StarHub - Voice - Plans - Digital Voice Home

    Remember to cancel it if you don't want it or they will start to charge you $10.49 per month automatically whether you use it or not.

    They will not inform you in advance.


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    The authority IDA has finally spoken out.

    Telcos’ tiered data plan pricing fair: IDA - Yahoo! News Singapore

    Apparently, IDA agrees to the new tiered pricing plans. Singapore consumers do not have strong bargaining power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedi View Post
    The authority IDA has finally spoken out.

    Telcos’ tiered data plan pricing fair: IDA - Yahoo! News Singapore

    Apparently, IDA agrees to the new tiered pricing plans. Singapore consumers do not have strong bargaining power.
    they are all in cahoots.

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    Their equipment is not able to handle the high number of data plan users in the first place. It is not about whether the bandwidth is enough or not enough. They cannot handle concurrent data access. Just need to go Orchard Road and Tiong Bahru Plaza you will know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theITguy View Post
    Their equipment is not able to handle the high number of data plan users in the first place. It is not about whether the bandwidth is enough or not enough. They cannot handle concurrent data access. Just need to go Orchard Road and Tiong Bahru Plaza you will know.
    some part of the redhill mrt track and dover mrt track also signal will cut off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theITguy
    Their equipment is not able to handle the high number of data plan users in the first place. It is not about whether the bandwidth is enough or not enough. They cannot handle concurrent data access. Just need to go Orchard Road and Tiong Bahru Plaza you will know.
    There is no audit or proper governing body on whether Telcos were able to make the deliverables as promised.

    Let's hope the upcoming 4G will finally at least give users proper 3G speeds..

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