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With the government’s goal to have nationwide 5G coverage by 2025, 5G networks are being rolled out progressively across the island. By end-2022, half of Singapore is expected to enjoy 5G capabilities.
Did you know that StarHub was the first telco in Singapore to start rolling out 5G in August 2020? This was to a select group of customers, before other mobile operators followed suit.
How does 5G benefit me?
5G is like super-super high-speed mobile internet — 20x faster than peak 4G speeds (100Mbps), and 4G is already 20x faster than 3G.
Just how quick is 5G’s response time? If you just blinked, you’ve missed it, because it’s that fast.
5G is also a game changer, like what you see in Sci-Fi movies. It could power smart technologies (smart cities, smart homes), business transformation, cool virtual and augmented reality, self-driving cars, healthcare and so much more.
Of course, what you and I are most interested in is not really all that techie mumbo jumbo. To us 5G is streaming videos in even higher picture quality and saying good riddance to lag when playing Mobile Legend (ahem). Here’s some fantastic news: According to Opensignal in its latest Singapore Mobile Network Experience Report June 2021, StarHub led in 5 network award categories, including Video Experience and Download Speed Experience, more than its competitors!
How do I get on the 5G network?
It’s easy! 5G coverage is already available across many parts of Singapore. And, the telcos* have already started to entice us with mobile plan packages and deals for 5G-capable phones. Whoohoo!
*Currently, MVNOs only offer 4G plans
When it comes to choosing your next mobile plan, first make sure your phone is 5G-enabled to be able to leverage ultra-high-speed 5G capabilities. You’ll want to ensure you’re getting the most bang for your buck.
You can now gain instant access to 5G with the first 5G-bundled SIM Only plan — StarHub’s Mobile+ SIM Only 1-year plan.
Ready to begin your 5G journey? Let’s take a look at some value-add features you should be considering as well in order to elevate your experience:
Value-add #1: How much data can you get?
These days, telcos have been offering mega data plans which can start from 6GB to upwards of 50GB and even unlimited data. The average data plan out there ranges from around 20GB to 30GB, and costs around $18 to $30. While that’s sufficient for the average mobile user’s needs, you’ll definitely need more with 5G!
You see, with the advent of 5G, we’re going to be able to do so much more with our phones and this is most likely going to consume more data. So yes, we need even more upsized data plans to maximise 5G’s true potential.
You’ll have no worries with the Mobile+ SIM Only 1-Year Plan, offering up to 90GB of data for all your surfing and entertainment needs.
Value-add #2: Any entertainment add-ons?
And with such high data plans available, why not catch up on the latest dramas or climb the tournament ladder in your mobile game — wherever you are?
What’s more, the arrival of Disney+ this year also gave us more options.
Marvel and Star Wars fans are already geeking out over Disney+ Originals such as Marvel Studios’ Loki, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and WandaVision, as well as Star Wars: The Bad Batch and The Mandalorian. More hot favourites to add to your watchlist are new Disney+ Originals including The Mysterious Benedict Society, Monsters At Work and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.
Subscribers are also evoking nostalgia with classic Disney live action and animation films such as The Lion King, Aladdin and Cinderella, and Pixar movies such as Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc, The Incredibles and heartwarming stories from Disney and Pixar such as Toy Story, Luca, Soul, The Incredibles and Finding Dory.
With Star, subscribers can also enjoy a wide range of movies and films meant for more mature audiences like Nomadland, 9-1-1, Criminal Minds, Grey’s Anatomy, Avatar… the list goes on.
Great news: You can enjoy 12 months of Disney+ at no extra charge with the Mobile+ SIM Only 1-Year Plan. That’s savings of over $143! Psst… StarHub is currently the only telco to offer Disney+! Now, go ahead and binge-watch your favourite shows on-the-go while enjoying unmatched quality with the shortest buffering time on the StarHub network!
Value-add #3: StarHub offers mobile plans bundled with 5G access
StarHub’s Mobile+ SIM Only 1-Year Plans are bundled with 5G access. And there isn’t the hassle of activating a separate add-on! The plans start with high data bundles from 70GB. Here’s a quick look at the offerings:
If you’re the type who uses your phone for all your entertainment needs — from gaming to watching shows on the go — these features are totally up your alley.
Elevate your 5G experience with StarHub’s Mobile+ SIM Only 1-Year Plans
StarHub’s Mobile+ SIM Only 1-Year Plans tick all the boxes.
On top of having huge data bundles, you’ll also enjoy over 650 films and 15,000 episodes of content with Disney+ at no additional cost for the best^ video experience.
^According to Opensignal in its latest Singapore Mobile Network Experience Report June 2021