Alternatives to land line
Subscribe to StarHub's Digital Voice Home
Calls are carried by broadband cables. Regular phones are plugged into special modems linked to the same StarHub points used for cable television.
Free for StarHub's cable TV or MaxOnline broadband subscribers. Or $10.70 a month for non-subscribers. The modem costs about $90. Those who switch from SingTel from now till year's end will get the modem for free.
Use mobile phones exclusively
About 16 cents a minute and up, depending on the service provider and plan.
Use Internet telephony programs
Calls are transmitted by broadband. Callers use headsets with programs like Skype or MediaRing Talk to place calls via computers. Cost:
Calls are free if they are from one computer to another, even if the person you are talking to is overseas. Calling a fixed line or mobile phone will cost two cents a minute or more, depending on the country.