I'm going to be really frank. I had it with my current Telco- M1. Nope, I do not "walk on sunshine" with them. I haven't been over the last two years. All I've experience are anger, disappointment and frustration! First of all, their 3G connection sucks and I'm sure all M1 users have experienced it before and they know what I mean.
Being a social media influencer, this is not acceptable! I am required to constantly check and update my social media platforms, reply my emails and connect with my Gushcloud managers on Whatsapp etc. It is my livelihood and I cannot go on with such bad 3G connections anymore. I am certain that even an average user understands how frustrating it is to have really slow connection when he/she is posting a picture on Instagram. Social media is everything! But it's almost nothing without good 3G connections.
Also, I attended Zoukout last year and was surprised to find a SingTel booth that offered all of the SingTel users free flow of beers at certain timings and an exclusive private pool. At that very moment, I wished that I am SingTel user as well so that I could experience all those perks. Honestly, I felt pretty "excluded" and "uncool" standing outside that SingTel VIP area. Fai and I wanted to get in quite desperately so we borrowed some our friends' phones that had the SingTel icon on them. Thank God we didn't get caught but I hate to depend on others. It's just not in my nature to wait on others to get things done for myself. Hence, I told myself that as soon as my contract with M1 ends, I am definitely going to switch to SingTel. hahahaha. Doesn't that incident already prove that SingTel is the best Telco in Singapore?
Pictures of Fai and I are Zoukout2013 where we snuck into the SingTel Booth for free flow! hehe
By the way, if you guys aren't aware, I actually pay for my own phone bill ever since I got my IPhone 4s in 2012, which really needs to be changed soon. (It's getting too damn slow and honestly, I think that that is done on purpose by Apple -.-) Anyway, ever since I've started paying for my own bill, I've become a little more mindful over what I spend because I need enough cash at the end of every month to pay for the bill :( The good part of this entire experience is that I've grown to be more responsible but it's really upsetting when my bill exceeds my targeted budget.
Honestly, I can't remember the plan I signed with M1. I did it when I was 18 (when I was young, underage and rebellious) and it was signed behind my parents' backs so it's currently still under Fai's name. It's pretty tough to keep track on my bill when it's signed under his NRIC number thus giving me another good reason to start a new line with a new Telco under my own name. At the moment, my monthly bill amounts to about SGD$60 to SGD$70. Most of it is due to exceeding the data. But I can't help it! With my lifestyle and job scope, I really need a lot of data!!!!
Hence, I did a couple of research on the available plans from the various Telco’s in Singapore and realized that there are so many other plans out there that would suit my lifestyle a lot better. It's time for me to change my telco and plan once and for all! I'm moving on!
I came across the SingTel Youth Plan activation outside Cineleisure the other day and found out that that particular plan offer some really deals for a teenager/youth like myself. Allow me to tell you more about it. Apparently, they're offering a 10% discount for their Youth Plan Lite and Value. (In the following points, I will be referring to the Value plan, which I am more attracted to.)
Basically, instead of it's usual price of $59.90, they're offering it for only $53.91 per month with 200 minutes of outgoing local calls, free incoming calls, unlimited local SMS/MMS and..... the best part, they've upgraded it to 4GB worth of data. Also, have you heard of the app called AMPed? It's an app that streams unlimited music on the go with no data charges. Signing on with the Youth Plan now will entitle you to it for free for a whole 2 months!
But seriously, I know the most attractive part of it has got to be the extra data right? hehehe. Just imagine the amount of things you get to do with that amount of data! Most of the time when I need to blog, I'm not home and I need a phone with sufficient data for me to tether into. With the updated Youth Plan that's boasting with 4GB, now I can work on my blog drafts without worrying about exceeding the data and bursting my budget.
Interested already? Wait till you hear about more perks. hehehe. Well, firstly, I know that some people might probably just close their window the moment they think a blogger's post is just an advertorial. But if you've read up to this section of the post, I wanna thank you for reading my blog. In appreciation for my gratitude and for being my loyal readers, you can now enjoy EVEN MORE perks with the Youth Plan on top of what's already available. I'm talking an additional.... let's say.... 2GB? hehehe. Which gives you a total of 6GB if you sign up for the SingTel Youth Plan Value via my blog. Isn't that freaking amazing??? I'm definitely going to get it for myself. I mean, how the hell does one even use up 6GB a month? I'm certain that my bill will now stay at $53.91 per month because I won't EVER exceed data. That means that I'll be saving $240 a year!
On top of that, you'll also get to enjoy $50 off all handsets (except iPhone). Isn't that freaking awesome news for those of you who are looking to change your phones? As mentioned earlier, I know that I need to change mine. Everyone's always like "Eh, I airdrop you pictures okay?" and I'm always like "Erm... I don't have that. I'm using IPhone 4s.." hahaha.
Anyway, nothing's free in this world. So here's the catch ;)
You can sign up for the SingTel Youth Plan like how you'd usually do at any physically SingTel shop but you'll only enjoy the 10% discount, additional 1GB and free AMPed app. In order to get the additional 2GB (on top of the existing additional 1GB) and $50 off all handsets, you'll need a special link that you can only attain through my blog ;) (Link will be provided towards the end of the post)
Now you know why it's important to read every blogger's post till the very end huh? There are always hidden messages lying around. hehehe.
All right, I know that you'd probably have A LOT of questions regarding this like "Is it save to buy a phone and sign a new line online?" or "Am I eligible for this Youth Plan? How old must I be? or "Hmm.. What if I want to trade in my phone?" etc. Well, here's a list of frequently asked questions and their answers!
Who is eligible for the Youth Plan?
a) All students with valid local student cards
b) Full time NS men with service status “NSF” in their 11B identity card and aged 25 years and below at the point of sign up, excluding regulars.
Do note that only 1 student card or 11B IC is applicable per youth plan. Any customer with both a valid local student card and an 11B will not be eligible to apply to 2 youth plans under his name.
Is there an age limit?
If you are below 18, you require a photo of your parent/guardian guarantor’s IC when you apply online. If you go down to the SingTel shops, your parent/guardian guarantor needs to be present. If you are above 18, you can do everything yourself!!
To which Youth Plans are the perks under my link applicable?
Only the Lite and Value Youth Plans enjoy the perks, so do select either of these when signing up for a new line/re-contracting.
Can I only sign up for this plan online?
You may also sign up for this Youth Plan at any SingTel shop, but do note that there are some special perks only available to those who sign up through my unique link www.singtelshop.com/euniceannabel ;)
How will the phone be delivered?
It will be delivered right to your doorstep so do provide the right address! It should take between 2-4 working days. (Just sit back and relax at home!)
How does the phone trade-in work?
If you have a phone you’d like to trade in, there is an optional segment before checkout to offset your one-time payment. Select which phone you would like to trade in, and present it to the delivery person at point of delivery.
I know that buying things online can be pretty scary but don't worry! SingTel isn't just any other shop/brand/company that scams people. They're such a huge Telco company in Singapore and making mistakes just aren't acceptable. Please also note that the special privileges are only for NEW sign ups through my link! Only completely new sign ups where you get a new number or switch from M1 and StarHub to SingTel (like myself) will enjoy the additional 2GB, $50 off handset voucher on top of the existing perks. (There will not be any additional 2GB for re-contracting customers and no additional $50 voucher. You'll still get to enjoy the 10% discount off your bill every month and an extra 1GB.)
With all that said, I highly recommend that you purchase the Youth Plan online now with my unique link www.singtelshop.com/euniceannabel!! This doesn't happen all the time and you won't wanna miss out on it because you will not be able to get it at the physical SingTel. I personally think that it saves a lot of time because you don't have to head down to the physical store and wait in line just for your new phone or to sign a new line. That usually takes up about 2 hours right? Signing up online doesn't require you to go through all that hassle! As mentioned earlier, you can just seat back at home and relax.
Signing up online is really easy and straightforward. Just go through the motion and complete whatever you're required to complete. If you're unsure, here's a quick tutorial on how it's done.
Upon clicking on my unique link www.singtelshop.com/euniceannabel, you'll be directed to the SingTel shop site. Look out for the "Start here" hyperlink and click on it.
Complete the Sign Up form with your necessary details.
(Make sure that you've entered a valid email address!)
Check your email address for the activation pin and click "Activate account".
Congrats! You now have a SingTelShop account and you can start shopping for your new phone!
You'll then be directed to the home page. Click on "Start shopping now".
Choose the phone that you're interested in and click on "View price".
Select the colour that you want and when you're happy with your decision, click on "Sign-up new Line".
Here, you can decide to select a new number (new sign up) or switch your line from M1 or Starhub and keep your current number (port-in).
Choose your preferred plan and click "Next".
Select any other additional feature that you would like to include in your plan and click "View order summary".
You'll arrive at a page with your order summary and here's where you can choose to trade in your current phone if you're interested. Once that is done, click on "Proceed to checkout"
Just a few more steps and you're done! The following steps are really simple. You will just be required to provide your personally information, make payment (via VISA, MasterCard or UOB Debit Card) and select the delivery type.
If you're still a little unsure and need some time to think about it, or if you (or your parent) have any questions, feel free to drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your Name, Contact Number and my name- Eunice Annabel. You'll also be able to sign up this way allowing you to enjoy the special perks as well!
I hope that this post was beneficial for you. Join me in signing up with SingTel's Youth Plan and enjoy the 5/6GB worth of data depending on which plan you're signing up for! I can't wait to attend Zoukout this year knowing that there will be a special VIP place for me to hang out at! hehehehe.
Remember, my unique link is www.singtelshop.com/euniceannabel!!!! Spread the news and start enjoying better 3G connections <3 <3 <3 Seize the opportunity guys!
Thanks for reading!