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I'm in Singapore for a week and would like to use data with my iPhone5. What are the options that include enough data for moderate to heavy usage (1-2GB should be enough for the week).

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may i know that if you had only pay S$7? is there any additional charges for it? n how much did it cost for singtel shop to cut the sim card for you? – user6416 Apr 20 '13 at 7:27
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Singapore has three mobile phone operators and given the small size of the country, their coverage is fairly similar. Their offerings aren't very differentiated for contract plans, but for pre-pay plans there are some differences.

  • SingTel has a 'Super Surfer Pack' that offers 1 GB of data for S$7 valid for 7 days.
  • StarHub offers a mobile data plan that either costs S$18 for 5 days of unlimited Internet, or a S$32 prepaid SIM with add-on data plans ranging from S$3 to S$32 with different validity lengths and data transfer limits.
  • M1 has a similar offering as Singtel, offering 1GB of data for S$7.

All you need to get a pre-pay SIM is your passport and then you can buy the SIM cards from any convenience store, or a company-specific mobile phone shop. I also wrote about getting Internet access in Singapore on my blog - it's a bit out-of-date but may be helpful nevertheless.

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I went with SingTel and am using the 7day, 1GB plan. They don't currently offer nano SIM (iPhone 5) for prepaid, but if you ask in a SingTel shop they will cut the card for you. – johndbritton Dec 5 '12 at 3:51
I would recommend purchasing your SIM card at the airport. The vendors are just after you pass through customs. – Will Mar 1 '14 at 5:58

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