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Singapore telcos told: no 4G add-on fee for users on contract

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24 Apr
2014
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While Singapore’s smartphone users celebrate a rare consumer victory today, they should not be so quick to think that the temporary reversal of a 4G price hike signals free add-ons like caller ID in future.

Goodwill was probably the word on the minds of StarHub executives yesterday, when they decided not to charge an additional S$2 for existing 4G customers still on contract.

This doesn’t mean it is no longer charging that additional fee. It just won’t do so, for now, for those customers who have said they did not know that 4G would be priced separately when they signed up.

 
Tagged in: broadband, Cellphones, Internet, Singapore, 4G, IDA, M1, Singapore telecoms, SingTel, StarHub,  
 

Commentary: StarHub starts charging for 4G

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17 Apr
2014
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Much of the unhappiness with StarHub charging for 4G services has nothing to do with the seemingly small S$2 hike, but the surprise that it brought to customers.

They never expected to pay more for the faster speeds promised over existing 3G services. Like free incoming calls, the new service was not expected to cost extra, despite StarHub quite clearly stating that possibility in its terms when people sign up.

It’s not that consumers are daft, for not reading the fine print. They just don’t expect the cellphone market to be less competitive over time. 

 
Tagged in: Cellphones, Singapore, 4G, competition, IDA, M1, Singapore telecoms, SingTel, StarHub,  
 

SingTel promises 20 per cent boost for mobile Internet at crowded places

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10 Dec
2013
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SingTel users can expect a speed boost of 20 per cent when they go online with their mobile devices at crowded places, the telecom operator claimed today, as it readies the latest enhancements to its mobile network.

Singapore’s largest telco said it has found a way to tackle a constant bugbear in the city – congestion – while also cutting dropped calls by as much as 40 per cent. 

 
Tagged in: Cellphones, Singapore, 4G, mobile network, self-organising network, SingTel, small cell,  
 

Qualcoom outs Snapdragon 410 chip, looks to sub-US$150 LTE phones

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10 Dec
2013
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Chipmaker Qualcomm has come up with a new processor that it claims will make 4G phones cheaper than US$150, as telecom operators and phone makers look to the low- to mid-tier market in the year ahead.

 
Tagged in: Cellphones, 4G, LTE, Qualcomm, Snapdragon, Snapgradon 610,  
 

StarHub makes first VoLTE call, promises better voice quality

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4 Dec
2013
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StarHub will roll out Voice over Long Term Evolution (VoLTE) services next year with the promise of clearer calls, after making the first such call today on its live 4G network in Singapore.

 
Tagged in: Cellphones, Internet, Singapore, 4G, HD Voice, StarHub, VoLTE,  
 

Goondu review: Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

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22 Jun
2013
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I wasn’t crazy about Samsung’s new small tablet – the Galaxy Note 8.0 – when I first laid my hands on it at its unveiling in February. Having used it for the past few days, however, I’ve grown to like it.

 
Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Featured, Singapore, Tablet, 4G, Galaxy Note 8.0, review, samsung, Singapore price and availability,  
 

Singapore and Asean partners to use 700MHz spectrum for 4G

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18 Jun
2013
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Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia are looking to run 4G services on airwaves that will be freed up when analog TV broadcasts are switched off in the region by 2020.

While the move is aimed at re-allocating precious bandwidth in the sky, the use of a common 700MHz frequency band in the region could enable travellers to easily “roam” with their smartphones and log on to local cellphone services to make calls or surf the Web.

 
Tagged in: broadband, Cellphones, Internet, Singapore, 4G, Asean, CommunicAsia 2013, imbX 2013, LTE, roaming, TV spectrum,  
 

Commmentary: StarHub 4G coverage to reach 95 per cent by October 2013

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14 Jun
2013
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Another day, another network upgrade by a Singapore telecom operator.

There was a time when subscribers didn’t care how a network was run, as long as they could make calls or get their e-mails on the go. Today, however, with users often upset over clogged-up 3G networks and spotty 4G coverage, telcos seem to have upped their game publicly.

The latest news comes from StarHub today. It will blanket 95 per cent of the island with its 4G signals in the next four months, joining rivals M1 and SingTel in providing nationwide coverage for the fast mobile Internet service.

 
Tagged in: broadband, Cellphones, Internet, Singapore, 4G, LTE, StarHub,  
 

Nokia Lumia 925 goes metallic, still has great camera

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15 May
2013
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It’s got a metallic case, it’s slimmed down drastically and it has the great camera as before. Say hello to Nokia’s new Lumia 925, which was unveiled hours ago as the follow-up to the flagship Lumia 920.

 
Tagged in: Cellphones, Featured, Windows Phone, 4G, Lumia 925, NFC, Nokia, Qi,  
 

M1 rolls out first prepaid 4G data service in Singapore

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26 Mar
2013
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Tablet and PC users who want a pay-as-you-use 4G connection can now buy prepaid cards from M1, which unveiled Singapore’s first such service earlier today.

An S$18 micro- or nano-SIM card provides up to 1GB of data for a month, which could translate into hundreds of webpages or just dozens of high-rez videos on YouTube, depending on the content consumed. 

 
Tagged in: broadband, Cellphones, Internet, Singapore, 4G, M1, prepaid,