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S’poreans understand deep down inside, M1, StarHub & Singtel all equally suck

Posted on 28 September 2015

They are all one and the same.

SingTel fire at Bukit Panjang on Oct. 9, 2013

SingTel fire at Bukit Panjang on Oct. 9, 2013

Singaporeans from all walks of life have nodded their heads collectively and quietly reaffirmed one another’s belief and inherent knowledge that actually all three telcos in Singapore — Singtel, M1 and StarHub — equally suck.

This after it was reported that broadband provider MyRepublic has raised S$23 million to gear up for its bid for Singapore’s fourth mobile phone licence.

Singaporeans from all walks of life, who have had it up to here with data caps and exorbitant costs of owning a smartphone with an accompanying two-year subscription plan, said they know deep down inside Singtel, M1 and StarHub are all one and the same.

One Singaporean, Tua Pao Xian, said: “Let’s go back to October 2013 when a fire at the Singtel facility in Bukit Panjang caused outages and disruptions to phone, cable television and Internet services offered by StarHub and M1 as well.”

“It is clear from this instance that all three telcos rely on the same infrastructure. The only thing that is different about them is how their logos have different colours and shapes.”

“If one of their services suck, it is most certainly the case that the other two suck as well because they are using the same fibre cables and facilities.”



See Baey Man, another local who is disgruntled with all three telcos but whose hands are tied, said: “And when other countries, such as South Korea, are already talking about 5G, we are still here debating about 4G and upgrading infrastructure.”

“All three telcos embody the worst of the rentier economy: The customer is treated like a paying serf to be milked.”

“Everything is chargeable and comes with a price.”

“Customers are not idiots. We know. We accept the circumstances because there is no other way around it.”






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