Free 2GB of Mobile Data Per Day

TPG Mobile is offering a free 12 months trial on their mobile service right now. I bet no Telcos in Singapore can offer you free 2GB of mobile data per day except TPG mobile. My current mobile plan offers only 3GB of data per month!

For those who are interested to sign up for the free trial, you can do so at their website. But please do take note that the registration is closed once they have enough registrations for the day. Even though their website has mentioned that they will open registration daily at 9am, the registration remained closed for a couple of days. I have to keep monitoring the registration page and I was lucky to register for the free trial when they opened last week.

Collection of the SIM card was easy at Shaw Center. You only have to flash the barcode in the email that TPG emailed you immediately after the registration and do bring along your NRIC for identification.

With such fantastic deal like above, it is no wonder TPG mobile can be a threat to Singtel, Starhub and M1.

Singtel Power Fixed Price Plans

This is probably old news. I only found out today that Singtel and Geneco has announced a partnership on 10th January 2019 to offer Geneco electricity plans. Singtel will be reselling these plans through Singtel Power. Since the electricity re-seller scheme has not been rolled out in the area that I am staying, I am still paying for electricity to SP Power (SP Group).

Below is the plan advertised by Singtel Power which looks very attractive to me as it offers up to 30% savings.

Fixed Price plans Fixed Price plans Discount off the Regulated Tariff plan
Contract term 36 months 24 months 24 months
Geneco electricity plan Get It Fixed 36 Get It Fixed 24 Get It Less  24
Price (incl. GST) 17.88¢ per kWh 17.98¢ per kWh 22% off regulated tariff
Estimated savings in reference to Q1 2019 regulated tariff 30% 30% 22%

T&Cs apply and rates are subject to change. 

Q1 2019 regulated tariff (incl. 7% GST) = 25.52¢ per kWh

Which re-seller of electricity have you switched to?

Singtel Regional Associate Earnings Fell 23 Percent in Q2FY19

I can see why Singtel’s share price has plunged as low as S$3.08 recently. According to Singtel’s latest quarter financial results, The associates’ post-tax profit contributions declined 23% mainly from
Airtel and Telkomsel in Q2FY19. The contributions from the associates were also negatively impacted by the strong Singapore Dollar. As mentioned in My Personal Analysis of Singtel48% of Singtel’s net profit comes from its Regional Associates which consists of Airtel, AIS, Telkomsel and Globe.

From the presentation slide from Singtel below, I can see that the two regional associates, Telkomsel, the indonesian Telco and India based Telco, Bharti contributed to the decline.

There was a lack of information from Singtel about its Regional Associates earnings, thus I can only rely on what I read about from other sources such as analyst review and news coverage. Read More