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Best SIM-Only Plans in Singapore (2022): Singtel, M1, Starhub, GOMO and More

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Want to save money and get more data while having the freedom to switch telcos whenever you want?

Consider getting a no-contract SIM-Only plan!

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With no contract SIM-Only plans, you’re free to jump around the moment you spot a better deal 😉

So, what are the best SIM-Only mobile plans in Singapore, and how do you choose what’s best for you?


TL;DR: Best SIM-Only Plan Singapore (November 2022)

SIM-Only PlanMonthly PriceDataData Cost Per 1GBNetworkTalk Time (Minutes) | SMS
For light data users
Recommended: Zero1 Starter$6.906GB + unlimited throttled$1.15Singtel150 | 100
Best Value: SIMBA (50GB)$1050GB
(+free 50GB till 31 Dec 2022)
$0.20SIMBA300 | 30
For moderate data users
Recommended: GOMO (5G, 60GB)$2560GB + 40GB (for first month) +rollover data$0.42Singtel1,000 | 1,000
Best Value: MyRepublic Mobile’s Unlimited Data$25Unlimited data (5GB/day at 4G, slower speeds thereafter)N.A.StarHub/M12,000 | 2,000
For heavy data users
Recommended/Best Value: redONE Unlimited48$48Unlimited-StarHubUnlimited

Note that information is valid as of 21 November 2022 and that prices and promotions for these sim-only plans can be changed without prior notice. 

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What Is A No Contract SIM-Only Plan?

SIM-Only plans are postpaid plans that package data, talk time, and SMSes at a fixed monthly cost.

This way, you can focus on what is most important to you — which is probably data.

They function like traditional mobile phone contracts, BUT you’re not locked into any minimum contract period.

This means that you are free to switch telcos or mobile plans anytime you like without incurring any penalties.

Can I Go SIM-Only And Keep My Number?

Yes! In fact, new port-ins are highly encouraged due to better deals and freebies if you are switching telcos. All you need to do is fill up the sign-up form with your existing number and the telco will settle the rest.

Which SIM Is Best in Singapore?

The best SIM-Only plan really depends on how much data you’ll need. Here’s how we would choose a mobile plan:

  1. Look at your latest telco bills to check how much data you’ve been using monthly (and how much talk time and SMS-es if you’re old school like that)
  2. Narrow down a few plans from our list of SIM-Only mobile plans that cater to your data needs
  3. Consider the quality of service, user experience and mobile reception of the company (don’t just chase the highest GB per dollar as the service may not be as good)
    • We’ll cover reception briefly in this article. Alternatively, check out reviews on Seedly of the respective companies to get a better sense of user experience.
  4. For those who care a lot about user experience, consider looking at mobile app reviews on the Apple/Google Play store.
  5. After that, go forth and pick a plan knowing that you’ve done your research/due diligence and getting the most out of your money!

Which Singapore Telco Has The Best Reception?

There are four Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) in Singapore:

  1. M1
  2. Singtel
  3. StarHub
  4. SIMBA (formerly TPG Mobile)

And these are the 10 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO), aka virtual telcos in the market right now:

  1. Changi Mobile
  2. Circles.Life
  3. CMLink (China Mobile)
  4. giga!
  5. GOMO
  6. Gorilla Mobile
  7. MyRepublic Mobile
  8. redONE
  9. VIVIFI
  10. Zero1

Here’s a look at who’s on which MNO’s network:

Mobile Network OperatorMobile Virtual Network Operator
(Which MNO do they rent bandwidth and network services from?)
SingtelCMLink
GOMO
VIVIFI
Zero1
Starhubgiga!
MyRepublic
redONE
M1Changi Mobile
Circles.Life & MyRepublic
Gorilla Mobile
SIMBA (formerly TPG)-

Also, here is how the telcos compare in terms of coverage according to the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)’s latest Q3 2022 (July – September) 4G quality of service performance results:

Source: IMDA

SIMBA has finally caught up with the major competitors. However, all telcos seem to be slipping from July to September.

Singtel, M1, StarHub or SIMBA?

But while IMDA’s report shows that the MNOs are comparable, this doesn’t necessarily translate to good connection during actual usage. SIMBA for example has been known for a pretty terrible internet connection.

Meanwhile, Singtel seems to offer the best coverage based on reviews.

So, if you want reliable coverage, I’ll probably avoid SIMBA even though they have some of the best bang-for-buck plans, and go for Singtel or the MVNOs riding on its network.

Cheapest SIM-Only Plans Under $15/month

Are you looking to save on recurring expenses and have no need for so much data? Here are the cheapest SIM-Only plans in Singapore!

SIM-Only PlanMonthly Price (Includes GST)DataData Cost Per 1GBNetworkTalk Time (Minutes) | SMS
Zero1 Starter$6.906GB + unlimited throttled$1.15Singtel150 | 100
Changi Mobile Flexi Value$812GB
~$0.67M1200 | 200
redONE Amazing8$85GB + unlimited throttled
$1.60StarHub300 (Can be used in Singapore & Malaysia) | 300
VIVIFI Lite$8.803GB$2.93Singtel500 | 20
VIVIFI Plus$9 / $119GB + unlimited throttled / 20GB + unlimited throttled$1 / $0.55Singtel350 | 200 /
400 | 200
Zero1 Classic$9.9012GB + unlimited throttled$0.83Singtel200 | 200
SIMBA (50GB)$1050GB
(+free 50GB till 31 Dec 2022)
$0.20SIMBA300 | 30
redONE WOW10$1010GB + unlimited throttled
$1.60StarHub300 | 300
MyRepublic Mobile Lite$1010GB + 12GB (for first 6 months) + unlimited throttled$1StarHub/M1300 | 300
giga! (10GB)$1010GB + rollover data$1StarHub300 | 300
CMLink (12GB)$10.8012GB (6GB usable in SG, HK & PRC) + 30GB (for first 6 months)$0.90Singtel100 (usable in SG, HK, PRC, IN, MY, TH & US) | 100
Zero1 Jumbo 60$1260GB$0.20Singtel500 | 50
SIMBA MY130$13130GB + 10GB roaming data to Malaysia$0.10SIMBA500 | 50
Changi Mobile Flexi Best$1558GB$0.26M1300 | 300
MyRepublic Mobile EX Core$1550GB +30GB (for first 6 months) + unlimited throttled$0.30StarHub/M1500 | 500

Recommended: Zero1 Starter

Being the cheapest on the list, the Zero1 Starter plan (previously known as 6u) offers 6GB for just $6.90, and you get unlimited throttled data thereafter with a decent number of minutes/SMSes.

Plus, Zero1 utilises the Singtel network, which provides the most coverage out of all the other operators.

Best value: SIMBA (50GB)

The most value-for-money plan is undoubtedly SIMBA’s (50 GB) SIM-Only plan for $10 per month, as each GB of data only costs $0.20.

The company is even running a promotion where you get an additional 50 GB of data for free, bringing the cost per GB down to $0.10!

However, based on Seedly reviews, TPG has a score of only 2.9 stars, and users have complained about bad network coverage, especially underground.

Mid-Range SIM-Only Plans ($15 – $30/Month)

These plans are for you if you don’t mind paying a bit more each month for more data.

SIM-Only PlanMonthly Price (Includes GST)DataData Cost Per 1GBNetworkTalk Time (Minutes) | SMS
Changi Mobile Flexi Ultimate$17.50100GB$0.18M11000 | 500
Zero1 50u$17.9050GB + unlimited$0.36Singtel500 | 500
M1 (80GB)$17.9580GB + unlimited data on weekends$0.22M11,000 | 1,000
SIMBA (80GB)$1880GB + 50GB (till 31 Dec 2022)$0.23SIMBA500 | 50
GOMO (50GB)$1850GB + 50GB (for first month) +rollover data$0.36Singtel500 | 500
VIVIFI Binge (50GB)$18 50GB$0.36Singtel300 | 300
redONE Amazing18$1825GB + unlimited throttled$0.72StarHub500 (Can be used in Singapore & Malaysia) | 500
Circles.Life Base$1820GB$0.90M1100 | 25
M1 (100 GB)$19.95100GB$0.20M11,000 | 1,000
giga! (100GB)$20100 GB + rollover data$0.20StarHub1000 | 1000
Zero1 Jumbo 100$20100GB$0.20Singtel800 | 100
MyRepublic Mobile Pro$2080GB + 20GB (for first 6 months) + unlimited throttled$0.25StarHub/M11,000 | 1,000
redONE WOW20$20$60GB + unlimited throttled$0.33StarHub500 | 500
Starhub$2060GB + 20GB (For first 3 months)$0.33StarHubUnlimited | 1,000
GOMO (20GB)$2020GB$1Singtel200 | 200
CMLink (50GB)$20.8050GB
(25GB usable in SG, HK & PRC)
$0.42Singtel300 (Usable in SG, HK, PRC, IN, MY, TH & US) | 300
Zero1 80u$24.9080GB + unlimited$0.31Singtel800 | 800
MyRepublic Mobile’s Unlimited Data$25Unlimited data (5GB/day at 4G, slower speeds thereafter)N.A.StarHub/M12,000 | 2,000
giga! (150GB)$25150 GB + rollover data$0.17StarHub1500 | 1500
SIMBA SuperRoam $25100GB +10GB roaming data$0.25SIMBA500 | 50
VIVIFI Binge (70GB)$2570GB$0.36Singtel300 | 300
GOMO (5G, 60GB)$2560GB + 40GB (for first month) +rollover data$0.42Singtel1,000 | 1,000
Gorilla Mobile Switch25$2550GB$0.50M1100 | 100
redONE Amazing28$2850GB + unlimited throttled$0.56StarHub800 (Can be used in Singapore & Malaysia) | 800

Recommended: GOMO (60GB)

If you want the best network coverage in Singapore and a whopping 60GB data plan, GOMO’s 60GB plan for $25 per month would likely be the plan for you. Not to mention, any unused data for the month can be rolled over to the next.

If you don’t use more than 20GB, you can consider GOMO’s 20GB plan for $20 instead.

GOMO by Singtel is the highest-rated and most popular on SeedlyReviews too.

Best value: MyRepublic Mobile’s Unlimited Data Plan

Source: Giphy

With a value of (theoretically) infinity, you can opt for MyRepublic Mobile’s Unlimited Data plan, which costs $25 per month for unlimited 4G data capped at 5 GB a day with managed speeds thereafter.

Moreover, MyRepublic uses StarHub and M1, both major operators with coverage second only to Singtel.

Premium SIM-Only Plans (≥$30 – $50/Month)

Data-hungry? These plans are the most suitable for you!

Though you’ll probably need to fork out much more to satiate that hunger.

SIM-Only PlanMonthly PriceDataData Cost Per 1GBNetworkTalk Time (Minutes) | SMS
CMLink (80GB)$30.8080GB
(35GB usable in SG, HK & PRC)
$0.39Singtel400 (usable in SG, HK, PRC, IN, MY, TH & US) | 400
Changi Mobile Flexi Ultra$35100GB + rollover data$0.35M1800 | 800
Circles.Life Unlimited$38Unlimited-M1Unlimited | 25
redONE Amazing38$3880GB + unlimited throttled$0.48StarHub1,000 (Can be used in Singapore & Malaysia) | 1,000
CMLink (100GB)$40.80110GB
(50GB usable in SG, HK & PRC)
$0.37Singtel500 (usable in SG, HK, PRC, IN, MY, TH & US) | 500
giga! (350GB)$45350GB + rollover data$0.13StarHub5,000 | 5,000
Gorilla Mobile Switch45$4580GB
$0.56M11,000 | 100
redONE Unlimited48$48Unlimited-StarHubUnlimited

Recommended/Best value: redONE (Unlimited)

If you’re paying top dollar for a SIM-Only plan, you might as well get unlimited EVERYTHING! Although the most expensive on our list at $48 per month, redONE’s Unlimited48 plan gives you unlimited data, talk time, and SMSes which no other plan does!

redONE rides on the Starhub network and based on customer reviews at SeedlyReviews, users are having a great experience with them.

SIM-Only Plans For Seniors And Family

In addition, there are also SIM-Only plans for seniors and SIM-Only plans for families that you might want to check out too:

Are SIM-Only Plans Worth It When Compared to Fixed Plans?

Here’s what we found:

Spoiler alert: you’ll be saving lots of money!

 

Source: SpongeBob SquarePants | Giphy

Plus, you’re getting more bang for your buck in terms of data too!

Besides saving on your data plans, remember to charge your mobile bills to credit cards to maximise your spending!

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