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).

  • 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
    Commented Apr 20, 2013 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 I also wrote about getting Internet access in Singapore on my blog - it's a bit out-of-date but may be helpful nevertheless.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. Commented Dec 5, 2012 at 3:51
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    I would recommend purchasing your SIM card at the airport. The vendors are just after you pass through customs.
    – Will
    Commented Mar 1, 2014 at 5:58

You can also pre-order SIM cards for collection at Changi Airport: e.g. SingTel, Starhub, M1.


I was in SIN airport in December 2023, and those were the prices and options for StarHub prepaid SIM cards:

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    Not the best deal compared to an eSIM: esimdb.com/singapore
    – JonathanReez
    Commented Apr 12 at 1:15
  • @JonathanReez thanks for the link, definitely. Looking forward to the day all the rapacious airport SIM card sellers go bankrupt. Commented Apr 12 at 1:48
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    Getting from airport is always a rip off, in case of Singapore. Best thing is to wait till you are out and get from any of the convenience store. I was able to get it for around 15 S$ for a large data plan (August 2023). Commented Apr 12 at 6:06

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