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Commentary: time for Singapore’s fibre broadband to provide better experience
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Commentary: time for Singapore’s fibre broadband to provide better experience

June 16th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
If the first wave in the past two years is about takeup, then the next one has to be about improving the experience. Here are some...
Goondu DIY: check your smartphone’s mobile data usage
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Goondu DIY: check your smartphone’s mobile data usage

June 11th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Telcos have slashed the amount of free data you use to go online on your smartphone each month. Here are some ways to make sure you don't exceed the usage...
Commentary: SingTel slashes mobile Internet bundle with “4G” launch, StarHub follows
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Commentary: SingTel slashes mobile Internet bundle with “4G” launch, StarHub follows

June 4th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Singapore's smartphone users have good reason to be angry with their mobile operators today, after SingTel, then StarHub, drastically cut the amount of Internet data they offer to surf the Web, update Facebook or view photos on...
SingTel fined a record S$400,000 for 3G service disruption
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SingTel fined a record S$400,000 for 3G service disruption

May 30th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
The IDA today meted out its heaviest fine yet to a telecom operator here, citing the seriousness of SingTel's downtime, which affected thousands of users in the central region of the island....
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Bye bye to a common set-top box for Singapore

May 28th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
It was meant to be the one set-top box you need at home, to tune in to TV channels on SingTel, StarHub, M1 and possibly any new pay-TV operator that would come to Singapore. But instead of being the one box to rule them all,...
Commentary: Opennet problems threaten to spoil Singapore’s fibre broadband experience
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Commentary: Opennet problems threaten to spoil Singapore’s fibre broadband experience

May 19th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
When thin, fragile-looking cables are being laid in thousands of drains, risers and other ducts in Singapore for its fibre broadband network at such pace, you expect the occasional hiccup. Who would blame Opennet, the contractor...
Goondu review: HTC One V feels premium at budget prices
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Goondu review: HTC One V feels premium at budget prices

April 15th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
You'd be hard pressed to find another phone that does just as much, comes with as many useful features and feels just as solid and well-built at this...
SingTel to sell Sony PS Vita 3G from S$99 with subscription
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SingTel to sell Sony PS Vita 3G from S$99 with subscription

March 27th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Gamers who have been looking out for the 3G version of the Playstation Vita will be happy to know that SingTel will be selling it in Singapore from April 14 with a mobile broadband contract, and with a discount for those who sign...
Commentary: Singapore viewers to pay S$58 for Euro 2012, in first “cross carriage” deal
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Commentary: Singapore viewers to pay S$58 for Euro 2012, in first “cross carriage” deal

March 26th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
“Same old expensive price” was probably the first thing that struck many Singapore football fans when they heard today that StarHub is charging S$58 to watch live Euro 2012 matches in June. The price, for early birds...
Fibre broadband prices slashed at new price war at IT Show
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Fibre broadband prices slashed at new price war at IT Show

March 9th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
The rapidly heating up broadband wars in Singapore crossed an important mark this week, when the Big Three telcos all dropped prices for the benchmark 100Mbps service under S$50 a month. SingTel, StarHub and M1 began a new phase...
HTC hopes to turn phones into real cameras, backed with cloud storage, with One series
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HTC hopes to turn phones into real cameras, backed with cloud storage, with One series

February 27th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
The cameras on its new HTC One series of high-end phones are tweaked to fire in 0.7 seconds, after auto-focusing on a subject in a short 0.2 seconds, say company representatives at the annual Mobile World Congress show in...
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Goondu DIY: Choosing and switching your mobile, broadband and TV plans

February 20th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
What should you be aware of when you next sign up for those two-year contracts, after the big changes in the telecom market in the past few years? Here's a Techgoondu...
Singapore 3G networks to cover more of buildings, roads and tunnels with stricter rules
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Singapore 3G networks to cover more of buildings, roads and tunnels with stricter rules

January 30th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Cellphone users in Singapore can expect extended coverage in buildings, on roads and when travelling in an MRT train underground, when stricter rules on 3G coverage unveiled today by the government regulator kick in as soon as...
SingTel launches LTE services, expects 80 per cent coverage by end 2012
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SingTel launches LTE services, expects 80 per cent coverage by end 2012

December 21st, 2011 | by Alfred Siew
SingTel is upping download speeds on the go on December 22, with a new mobile broadband service that promises up to 75Mbps with the new LTE or long term evolution...
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SingTel unveils local e-book service with skoob

November 17th, 2011 | by Lester Hio
Lovers of e-books in Singapore are getting their own local e-book fix, after SingTel said on Tuesday that it was offering Singapore’s first e-book service. This service, named skoob, will allow Singaporeans to peruse and...
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Goondu Review: SingTel’s deF!ND

November 9th, 2011 | by Chan Chi-Loong
It was a strange sight: A group of geeks seated at a coffeeshop round table, shouting/speaking at their phones, rather than through their phones. My friends and I were testing out SingTel’s free deF!ND mobile app over...
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More pro-consumer pay-TV contracts in Singapore from March 2012

November 3rd, 2011 | by Alfred Siew
Though the new rules revealed by the Media Development Authority (MDA) will not encourage viewers to switch overnight, they will find it much easier to do so next year, when it becomes clearer which pay-TV operator, or operators,...
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Hundreds in Singapore queue up for new iPhone 4S

October 29th, 2011 | by Raymond Lau
Higher launch prices notwithstanding, hundreds of iPhone fans queued up late Thursday night to be among the first people in Singapore to own Apple’s latest gizmo – the iPhone 4S. Although the launch time stated by all telcos...
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SingTel, M1, release iPhone 4S plans and prices

October 26th, 2011 | by Raymond Lau
The iPhone 4S might have disappointed many fans, and validated others of their move to Android, but it’s still a highly awaited smartphone to many people. As the local launch dates draws near, both SingTel and M1 have already...
Commentary: Singapore’s latest push for tap-and-pay phone wallets
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Commentary: Singapore’s latest push for tap-and-pay phone wallets

October 25th, 2011 | by Alfred Siew
As the city-state's infocomm regulator and its industry partners embark on an ambitious S$40 million project, unveiled today, to let mobile phone users here tap and pay with their phones, they could perhaps learn a lesson or two...