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Singapore: SIMs for travelers to Singapore

Prepaid SIM cards are easily available for tourists at Singapore both at the airport as well as in town, but you need to watch out for being overcharged.

General Availability

Airport
Singtel at Airport
Singtel at Airport

Singapore prepaid SIM cards are available at the Changi International Airport at the 7-Eleven convenience store which operates 24 hours at the Departure Transit Lounge of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, Departure Check-in Hall at Budget Terminal. But they maybe overpriced at airport.

In Town

Once outside the airport and in the city, much better value and lower priced prepaid SIM cards are available at local shops.However you need to buy your SIM card from an authorised store, because over-priced SIM cards are sold in the city too. Singapore Prepaid SIM cards for any of the three phone companies can be purchased at the following locations:

  • Retail outlets of Singtel, StarHub, and M1
  • 7-eleven stores
  • Cheers Convenience Stores
  • Singapore Post
  • Handphone Shops
  • Gas station, grocery store, post office, or phone shop.
SIM Cards from Singapore city
SIM Cards from Singapore city
Documentation

All Prepaid SIM cards need to be registered with your passport.Registration is quick and simple and only takes a few minutes. All you have to do is select the SIM card you want, present your passport, and pick a phone number, which is then registered with your passport details

Brands available and general information

There are following carriers and MVNOs in Singapore

Singapore carriers:
  1. SingTel
  2. M1
  3. StarHub
Singapore MVNOs:
Account
Primary Classification
Underlying Carrier
7-Connect
MVNO
M1
Sim2Travel
MVNO
Starhub
Smart Pinoy Singapore
MVNO
M1
Best packages for travelers from India:
Network
SingTel
M1
StarHub
Name of product
hi!Tourist SIM:

Tourist card
Happy Tourist Pack
Price
$30
$30
$32
Incoming
$0.60 a day
*Note: You have to dial *1300 to activate  incoming calls,
$0.60 a day
*Note:You have to dial #100*5*1# and hit send to activate incoming calls.
$0.59 a day.
Note: You have to dial *133*1# and hit send to activate “free” incoming calls, which costs
Outgoing – Local
·         8¢/min (All day on weekends & weekdays, 8pm-7:59am)
·         16¢/min (Weekdays 8am-7:59pm)
·         8¢/min (All day on weekends & weekdays, 8pm-7:59am)
·         16¢/min (Weekdays 8am-7:59pm)
First minute 22¢,
8¢ per minute thereafter
Outgoing – India
Free
“free” meaning local rate
Dial 019 <Country Code><Area Code><Tel. No.>
Free
“free” meaning local rate
Dial 021+Country Code+Area Code+Telephone Number
Free
“free” meaning local rate
Dial 018+Country Code+Area Code+Telephone Number
SMS – Local
per SMS
5¢ Local SMS
SMS – International
15¢/SMS
15¢/SMS
15¢ Global SMS
Data
2.7¢ per 10KB
0.2¢/kb
7¢ per 10KB
Packs
Hi. Tourist card
Data : 14GB (limited time offer!)
Local SMS and calls:            Unlimited
International Calls: 90 minutes
FREE Access: Facebook, WhatsApp, Line, WeChat.
Note: (Unlimited Local Calls/SMS refer to 3000 Local Call minutes and 5000 Local SMS for 10 days)
·         $30 Prepaid travel SIM card
·          Local Data: 100 GB (valid 5 days)
·         Additional Local Data :1 GB (valid 7 days)
·         International Calls & SMS: $15
·         Local Calls & SMS : $15
·         Card Validity: 7 days
Happy Tourist Pack – $32

  • $18 Credit
  • 500 Local SMS
  • 120 Mins Local Outgoing Calls
  • FREE 100GB + 1.2GB Local Data
  • FREE 30-Day LINE/WeChat plans
  • FREE 4G Booster
  • FREE 30-Day Incoming Calls
Note: $18 Credit will expire 180 days, Free 100GB is valid for 5 days, 1GB is valid for 7 days and 200MB is valid for 30 days upon SIM activation. Free 100GB is limited to use with 3G mobile network only.
SIM Validity
Different with different SIM packages but you can top up before expiry date to roll over unused balance and to extend validity period
Different with different SIM packages but you can top up before expiry date to roll over unused balance and to extend validity period
Different with different SIM packages but you can top up before expiry date to roll over unused balance and to extend validity period
Currency
Singapore dollar
Singapore dollar
Singapore dollar
Other notable features/information
hi!Tourist Top-up
Top up before expiry date to roll over unused balance and to extend validity period.
 $3 Per Day
Local Data: 500MB
Local Calls: 100 minutes
Local SMS: 100
International Calls: 5 minutes
If you need an additional data plan, you can top up and choose to activate one of the Prepaid Data Plan on the link http://www.starhub.com/personal/mobile/prepaid-plans/preferred-tourist-sim-card.html#English
You can activate a plan by keying *123*300# and press send/dial on your mobile phone.
Link to product
Sim from India

Of course if you would rather buy the SIM before travel so that you do not have to go hunting, or are traveling to multiple countries in the region, or would like to know your number before you travel, we have a sim for you!