SingTel just announced the launch of a premium priority mobile broadband service that will be available from 15th June onwards and will be activated at no extra charge for existing SingTel 7.2Mbps and 21Mbps mobile broadband plans with the following “typical speed range” that users can expect to achieve 80% of the time:
|Mobile broadband plan||Theoretical speed||Typical speed range||% of typical / theoretical||Price||Price / Typical speed|
|Classic 3.6||3.6Mbps||0.8Mbps to 2.1Mbps||22.22% to 58.33%||SGD$29.90||$37.38/Mbps to $14.24/Mbps|
|Priority 7.2 (with Priority Pass)||7.2Mbps||1.4Mbps to 3.7Mbps||19.44% to 51.39%||SGD$40.00||$28.57/Mbps to $10.81/Mbps|
|Premium 21 (with Priority Pass)||21Mbps||1.7Mbps to 4.8Mbps||8.09% to 22.86%||SGD$59.90||$35.24/Mbps to $12.48/Mbps|
This new service is only available for mobile broadband plans, not for mobile phone plans like iFlexi. As you can see, the plan that’s value for money is the Priority 7.2 (with Priority Pass) plan.
SingTel is also the first telco to disclose typical mobile broadband speeds using 2 different tests – 1 during the daytime with probes around the central area of Singapore (indoor commercial buildings), 1 during the evening with probes around residential areas. These tests are done over a period of 24 hours for 3 months. However, these tests are not standardized by IDA yet, and will be updated when IDA decides to come out with a standard way to test the mobile speeds.
Note that these speeds are only expected 80% of the time island-wide, and are typical speed ranges. However, you might achieve more or less depending on the situation.