Are you overpaying for broadband? Check out these CEE 2017 deals

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    CEE 2017 broadband deals

    The answer is probably yes. It’s time to revisit the broadband plans for service providers in Singapore to see how you can get the biggest bang for your buck. With the PC show 2017 and CEE 2017 happening at the same time but at different locations, we hope our quick comparison table will help you decide where to head to this weekend.

    The PC show this year is held at Marina Bay Sands while the Consumer Electronics Exhibition (CEE 2017) at Suntec Convention Centre. Both events will run from 1 – 4 June 2017.

    At the shows, telcos will be featuring the Mesh Network, a system aimed to enhance your home WiFi. It’s basically a system of multiple Wi-Fi stations that work together to cover every corner of your home with a strong wireless data connection. To us, it seems like a network more suited for bigger houses rather than our tiny HDB apartments but hey, you may have your favourite spots in the home that you want strong wireless data signals. If you are curious about Mesh Network, check out WhizComms booth at Suntec and asks about their WiFi Clinic, an onsite home WiFi Audit Service and installation service for information about suitable equipment and how to maximise WiFi coverage in your homes.

    Summary of Broadband deals at PC Show 2017 and CEE 2017:

    • For the cheapest 1Gbps home broadband, it seems like WhizComms is in the lead. Other than offering the lowest priced home broadband monthly subscription at $36, the contract period is only 12 months instead of the usual 24 months for most other players. WhizComms is also running a promotion now–for the firs 50 customers per day, you pay only $18 per month of subscription.
    • For those who don’t like to be bound by a contract, MyRepublic offers 1Gbps home broadband at $59.99 per month.
    • Singtel has the cheapest WiFi mesh service at an additional $10 per month for AirTies WiFi Mesh. If you are interest to supercharge your coverage in your home, you can consider taking up the AirTies WiFi Mesh plan. For Singtel mobile customers, you get the additional benefit of 10% off your mobile subscription.
    Singtel M1 Starhub MyRepublic WhizComms
    Minimum Contractual Period 24 months 24 months 24 months 24 months 12 months
    Price $59.90/month for 24 months $49.90/month for 24 months $39/month for 24 months $59.99/month for 12 months or no contract

    $49.99/month for 24 months

    $36/month for 12 months

    $32/month for 24 months

    • Free 4 months subscription
    • Free Wireless Dual-band AC router
    • Free Home line
    • Free Singtel WiFi
    • Free 4G mobile broadband (500MB)
    • 10% off mobile subscription.
    • Wireless AC Router
    • 24 mths 4G Mobile Broadband – Typical Download Speed (Mbps)*: 41.1 – 104.0
    • Home Fixed Voice Service
    • ONT Activation (worth $58.85), Delivery on Weekdays, Monday – Friday (9am – 5pm)
    • 3 months’ subscription to Internet Security
    • Option to top-up for Entertainment Add-ons from as low as $5/mth
    • Free 3 months subscription for 24 months contract
    • $250 new router discount for 24 months contract
    • $100 new router discount for 12 months contract
    • Free TP Installation (worth up to $235.40)
    • Free Home Voice line subscription
    • Free 6 months subscription for 12 months contract (First 50 registrations per day at their CEE booth)
    • Free 3 months subscription for both 12 months and 24 months contracts if you’re not the first 50 to subscribe each day at the booth
    • Option to add on router at $98
    Mesh Network or other WiFi Booster service
    • Add $10/month for AirTies WiFi Mesh (total $240 over 24 months contract)
    • Add $30/month for Linksys Velop Dynamic Tri-band technology (total $720 over 24 months contract)
    • Add $20.90/month for Linksys Velop (total $501.60 over 24 months contract)
    • $249 for 1 unit of Linksys Velop Whole Home Mesh WiFi System
    • $620 for 3 units of Linksys Velop Whole Home Mesh WiFi System
    • Add in total $338 for Mesh service with coverage up to 3000sqft (Usual price $428)
    • Includes 2 units of Seamless WiFi Roaming System from TP-Link Deco (commonly known as Mesh Network)
    • Complementary accessories provided for setup (e.g. cables, power plugs, adapters)
    Effective Price for 1Gbps broadband without Mesh Network service (excludes non-quantifiable freebies) $49.92/month $43.66/month $39/month $41.66/month  12 months contract:

    • $18/month (only 1st 50 sign-ups per day at the booth)
    • $27/month (if you’re not the first 50 to sign-up at their booth)

     24 months contract:

    • $28/month
    Show Booth CEE 2017, Suntec Convention Centre Level 4,  Booth 8818

    PC Show 2017, MBS Level 1, Booth 8018

    CEE 2017, Suntec Convention Centre Level 4,  Booth 8438 CEE 2017, Suntec Convention Centre Level 4, Booth 8460 / 8480PC Show 2017,  MBS Level 1, Booth 8009 CEE 2017, Suntec Convention Centre Level 4, Booth 8101 CEE 2017, Suntec Convention Centre Level 4, Booth 8501