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.
|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
|Mesh Network or other WiFi Booster service||
|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:
24 months contract:
|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|