Best Student Mobile Plan (2020)

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I compare the existing mobile plans to select the best mobile plans for my students.

The top most priority in selecting a plan will be the quantity of 4G data with a reasonable amount of outgoing talk-time and SMS.

Caller ID, out-going talktime will be preferred, but not necessary since calls can be made and received through WhatsApp and Telegram.

To compare mobile plans that come with phones (say iPhone 11) against SIM-only plans,

I assume selling off the iPhone at a discounted price of $1,100 (compared to cost price $1,149) to offset the monthly plan charges.

Based on the summary table below, it would appear that StarHub’s $25 SIM only plan, Zero1 and Grid Mobile plans offer the most value.

For Zero1, if the managed speed for data use beyond 1GB is acceptable, it offers a compelling proposition.

If you have used Zero1’s plan, do let me know.

If you expect to use more than 15GB of data on weekends, then StarHub SIM only $25 plan that comes with free weekend data will be more enticing.

Otherwise, Grid Mobile’s 40GB plan looks awesome.

There is unlimited weekend data for M1 as well, but it is only offered for 1st 3 months (6 months if you switch from other telcos to M1).

Anyway, here are the results:

Best Student Mobile Plan

 

StarHub $25 SIM Only Plan

  • $25.00/month
  • 25GB data (free weekend data)
  • 100 mins talk-time (add-on 300 mins talk-time at $6/month)
  • No SMS (add-on 500 SMS at $3/month)
  • Free incoming calls
  • Free caller ID
  • 12 months contract

StarHub $50 2-Year Plan

  • $50.00/month
  • 15GB data (free weekend data)
  • 100 mins talk-time (add-on 300 mins talk-time at $6/month)
  • No SMS (add-on 500 SMS at $3/month)
  • Free incoming calls
  • Free caller ID
  • 24 months contract
  • iPhone 11 $587

Singtel Youth Combo 2

  • $42.90/month
  • 4GB data (add-on 4GB at $5.90/month)
  • Unlimited mins talk-time
  • Unlimited SMS
  • Free incoming calls
  • Caller ID at $5.95/month
  • 24 months contract
  • iPhone 11 ($658)

Singtel

 

 

 

 

 

Singtel SIM Only 20GB Plan

  • $25.00/month
  • 20GB data
  • 150mins talk-time
  • 500 SMS
  • Free incoming calls
  • Caller ID at $5.95/month
  • 12 months contract

Singtel SIM Only plan

M1 SIM-Only Plan $30 25GB/Mth

  • $30/month
  • 25GB data (free weekend data for 1st 3 months, for new users – 1st 6 months)
  • 1,000 mins talk-time (unlimited free calls to 3 M1 Numbers)
  • 1,000 SMS
  • Free incoming calls
  • Caller ID at $10.70 registration + $5.37/mth (free caller ID for 1st 3 months, for new users – 1st 6 months)
  • Unlimited Spotify music streaming
  • No contract

M1 $40 12GB/Mth

  • $40/month
  • 12GB data (free weekend data for 1st 3 months, for new users – 1st 6 months)
  • 100 mins talk-time (unlimited free calls to 3 M1 Numbers)
  • 100 SMS
  • Free incoming calls
  • Caller ID at $10.70 registration + $5.37/mth (free caller ID for 1st 3 months, for new users – 1st 6 months)
  • Unlimited Spotify music streaming
  • 24 months contract
  • iPhone 11 ($680)

M1

 

GOMO

  • $20/month
  • 20GB data
  • 200 mins talk-time
  • 200 SMS
  • Free incoming calls
  • Free caller ID
  • No contract

GOMO

Circles.Life

  • $18/month
  • 20GB data
  • 100 mins talk-time
  • 25 SMS
  • Free incoming calls
  • Free caller ID
  • No contract

Circles.Life

 

MyRepublic Power Plan

  • $24.00/month
  • 20GB data (Add-on 30GB free for 1st 3-months for new sign-ups)
  • 100 mins talk-time
  • 100 SMS
  • Free incoming calls
  • Free caller ID
  • No contract

MyRepublic

Giga!

  • $25/month
  • 25GB data
  • 1,000 mins talk-time
  • 1,000 SMS
  • Free incoming SMS
  • Free incoming calls
  • Free caller ID
  • No contract

Giga!

redONE

  • $18.00/month
  • 6GB (add-on 1GB at $5/month, 5GB at $15/month)
  • 200 mins talk-time (1,000 mins among redONE Singapore users)
  • 20 SMS
  • Free incoming SMS
  • Free incoming calls
  • Caller ID at $2/month
  • No contract, but minimum of 2 contract cycles

redONE

Zero1

  • $9.90/month
  • 1GB data (4G speed) + unlimited data (managed speed)
  • 200 mins talk-time
  • 200 SMS
  • Free incoming SMS
  • Free incoming calls
  • Free caller ID
  • No contract

Zero1

Grid Mobile

  • $24.90/month
  • 40GB data
  • 200 mins talk-time
  • 200 SMS
  • Free incoming SMS
  • Free incoming calls
  • Free caller ID
  • No contract

Grid Mobile

Source: Respective company website

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