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StarHub Joins the iPhone party

Posted by jtsmyth8 on November 10, 2009

StarHub will finally start selling the famed iPhone later this year. SingTel and MobileOne have already enjoyed the Apple device for a while now. Welcome to the party. Pricing information has not been released but expect to see similar numbers across the board. One must wonder whether the iPhone has already reached market saturation and if there are still any mobile customers to be had?

Also just in time to catch the latest iPhone virus that has been going around. Just be sure that when you jailbreak your phone you change the default password to something other than “alpine”.

As well for those of you having Windows 7, 64 bit installations, sync problems with your iPhone have no fear. Gigabyte has released a BIOS update to fix the problem. The problem is specific to Intel chipsets which is commonplace among many motherboard manufacturers. Intel and Microsoft are investigating the problem.


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3G iPhone selling well

Posted by jtsmyth8 on September 3, 2008

“DUE to overwhelming response, SingTel informed consumers on Monday that its initial shipment of the iPhone 3G is “almost exhausted”.” (story)

Looks like Singapore has many Apple fans. New and existing customers are signing up for contracts and on average are waiting up to 30 minutes to complete the process. Is this just a gadget fad? Reports from other countries regarding reception issues and spotty 3G performance was not enough to deter consumers from getting their hands on the phone. Data plans vary between 1GB and 3GB depending on the selected package. For those not lucky enough to get one analysts predict a new batch of phones should be available in 2 – 3 weeks.

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Free 3G iPhone … upon signing 2 yr contract

Posted by jtsmyth8 on August 20, 2008

Yes, it’s here but do you know why you are buying it? Is it because you believe the hype? Is it because you are an Apple fan? Is it because you actually need a new phone? If you do get this phone make sure you are doing so for the right reasons. As well be prepared to pay the monthly charges, surfing, downloading, and of course talking will ad up the charges.

“The Apple 3G iPhone, which goes on sale this Friday, is free for those who are willing to commit to a two-year, $205 monthly SingTel subscription plan.

SingTel customers on an existing contract will also be able to get the iPhone, by signing up for a new 24-month contract that will run concurrently with their existing contract term.

Those on SingTel’s $192.60 per month iThree Plus plan will also be able to get the iPhone for free.” (story)

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Will you line up for the iPhone on Aug.22?

Posted by jtsmyth8 on August 13, 2008

The Apple iPhone 3G will go on sale next Friday, Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) announced on Tuesday.

The ‘tens of thousands’ of iPhone fans who have already made online reservations at SingTel’s website will get first dibs on the highly-anticipated device, said SingTel’s chief executive officer for Singapore, Mr Allen Lew.

The telco will continue taking reservations till this Sunday.

Mr Lew declined to say how much the device will cost or associated price plans customers will have to sign up for in order to get the iPhone, but customers can expect the iPhone’s price to be ‘subsidised’. (story)

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SingTel to get iPhone by year end

Posted by jtsmyth8 on June 11, 2008

The latest version of the much-hyped iPhone unveiled by Apple boss Steve Jobs in the United States on Monday will be on sale here within the next few months, and probably at half the price of the original.

This will cheer Singapore’s phone and gadget fans, who are still unable to buy the original iPhone a year after its high-profile launch.

SingTel announced on Tuesday that it will be the first operator here to launch the new version, which is faster and boasts more features, but said it would only be on the shelves ‘later this year’.

In a statement, SingTel’s executive vice-president Quek Peck Leng said that the mobile operator is ‘pleased … to be the first mobile operator in Singapore to launch’ the device.

Apple had announced that buyers in 22 markets, including the United States and Australia, will get their chance to check out the iPhone 3G on July 11. (story)

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