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

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

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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.”

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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.”

 

 

 

 

 











Singtel, M1 & StarHub subscribers optimistic 4th telco can provide equally bad service to further level playing field

Singtel, M1 & StarHub subscribers optimistic 4th telco can provide equally bad service to further level playing field

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All telcos are one and the same except for their branding.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life who have lived with 3G and 4G dead zones while continuing to pay monthly mobile phone subscription on time as if all services are okay, said they cannot wait for the fourth telco to start operations in Singapore.

This after Singtel suffered outages of its mobile data services island-wide on April 22, 2015, resulting in a lot of complaints online.

M1 and StarHub subscribers said they feel lucky this time that only Singtel subscribers are affected as they are well aware that all three existing telcos are one and the same and share the same infrastructure.

Previously, a Singtel fire at their facility in October 2013 left M1 and StarHub services crippled as well:

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m1-outage

One Singaporean, Didi Pai, said a fourth telco in Singapore would help level the playing field: “Once there is a fourth telco, it will be really even as they will provide service standards that are equally bad.”

“This will ensure no one is a market leader and take away everyone else’s business.”

 

All are evenly matched:

Deep down inside, S’poreans know M1, StarHub & Singtel all equally suck

OMGTel stays ahead of telco pack with innovative Microsoft Word logo

Singtel, StarHub, M1 subscribers apply for Protection from Harassment Act against Dallas Buyers Club LLC

Singtel, StarHub, M1 subscribers apply for Protection from Harassment Act against Dallas Buyers Club LLC

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Speculative invoicing made them feel violated and harassed.

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Hundreds of Singaporeans from all walks of life, who received unsolicited lawyer’s letters demanding they make a written offer of damages and costs for alleged illegal downloading, are applying for the recently instituted Protection from Harassment Act against Dallas Buyers Club LLC and the law firms they hired to send out letters of demand.

This after United States company Dallas Buyers Club LLC, which owns the film’s rights, had identified more than 500 Singapore Internet Protocol (IP) addresses from subscribers of Singtel, Starhub and M1 where the movie was downloaded illegally.

They subsequently compelled the three major telcos in Singapore to turn over the names, IC numbers and addresses of subscribers linked to the IP addresses identified.

However, there might be a roadblock ahead.

One of the telco subscribers, who declined to be named, said he is applying for the Protection from Harassment Act against Dallas Buyers Club LLC and the law firms they hired in Singapore: “I feel very harassed, molested and violated by this unsolicited letters of demand. This is speculative invoicing. Plain and simple. It does not constitute proof of any misdeed.”

“And with the Protection from Harassment Act in place in Singapore, we now have the law on our side to protect ourselves as citizens from unwanted advances of law firms and big motion picture companies.”

Previously, the Ministry of Defence had applied for the Protection from Harassment Act against a citizen, which led to citizens applying for it against the Singapore Armed Forces and MINDEF, as a counter-harassment measure.

 

Some suggested ways to use Protection from Harassment Act:

S’porean applies for Protection from Harassment Act against SAF after receiving multiple unsolicited IPPT SMS reminders, SAF100

Thousands of S’porean men say they feel very harassed by MINDEF, especially during NS

Deep down inside, S’poreans know M1, StarHub & Singtel all equally suck

Deep down inside, S’poreans know M1, StarHub & Singtel all equally suck

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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 was after the recent brouhaha where the Singtel CEO had to publicly apologise to both M1 and StarHub for appointing Gushcloud, a so-called influencer company, to write poor reviews to smear the rival telcos.

Singaporeans from all walks of life, who are immune to advertising nonsense and put off by inane influencers who in reality are not influential, 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.”

starhub-outage

m1-outage

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.”

 

Lapses = Commit suicide:

S’poreans request Singtel, Gushcloud management to commit hara-kiri

 

 

 

 

 











S’poreans request Singtel, Gushcloud management to commit hara-kiri

S’poreans request Singtel, Gushcloud management to commit hara-kiri

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This is the standard practice in Singapore if you commit lapses.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life who would take their own lives for causing any error, have requested the management of Singtel and Gushcloud to commit hara-kiri.

This after the Singtel CEO apologised to both M1 and StarHub for smearing them by appointing Gushcloud, a company that supposedly has influence, to pay its influencers to complain publicly about Singtel’s rivals.

One Singaporean, Qu Zi Sha, said: “Everybody makes mistakes but since you have sworn on your family to take responsibility, you have no choice but to commit hara-kiri.”

“It is only through committing suicide that we can put this sad episode to rest. This is the PAP way of doing things and Minister Khaw Boon Wan highly recommends it.”

However, before Singtel and Gushcloud commit hara-kiri together, they can be glad they have been effective in what they do by achieving the objectives of their marketing plans, which is to get noticed by the public-at-large through their actions and misdeeds.

One Singaporean, Zhen Tian Zhen, who likes to look on the bright side of life, said: “Wow, this Gushcloud must be really influencer. They managed to get so many social media mentions for Singtel with their smear campaign. No wonder Singtel hired them in the first place.”

 

Kill yourself, please:

Numerous PAP MPs put on 24-hour suicide watch after Khaw Boon Wan said commit suicide because of lapses

S’poreans accept blame for Circle Line rush hour disruption, will commit suicide for lapses

EPL fans wondering if SingTel, StarHub bid for broadcasting rights is real

EPL fans wondering if SingTel, StarHub bid for broadcasting rights is real

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If SingTel and StarHub can sort out their infrastructure leasing terms behind closed doors, why not EPL broadcasting rights?

Courtesy CNNgo

Courtesy CNNgo

English Premier League fans in Singapore are increasingly annoyed with SingTel and StarHub.

They are wondering if the two telcos are really involved in any kind of real competition — especially for the controversial EPL broadcasting rights that has resulted in a fierce bidding war and escalating prices.

This after the recent fire at the SingTel facility in Bukit Panjang last Wednesday revealed the close relationship between the various telcos in Singapore.

As the fire caused outages to all the other telcos, it turns out that they all leasing infrastructure owned by SingTel — making competitors dependent on one another.

One EPL fan, Tak Kew, explained his doubts: “It’s not that difficult to imagine the bidding war for EPL broadcasting rights between SingTel and StarHub as a big hoo ha just for the public to see.”

“If SingTel and StarHub can perform backroom deals to lease infrastructure, then why can’t the rights to EPL be sorted out in the same clean fashion and at a lowered cost to all?”

“Is the playing out of the bidding war just a show to the public? Why can’t they settle the deal in a way that is beneficial to consumers?”

 

 

 

 

Broadband users cry foul, claim they ‘feel cheated’

Broadband users cry foul, claim they ‘feel cheated’

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Broadband speeds were intentionally slowed, with speed restriction lifted by SingTel and StarHub only in September.

Wah! Porno now can load so fast ah!

If you are a SingTel or StarHub broadband user and you have been experiencing faster connection to overseas websites such as Facebook and Tudou only lately, and you don’t know why, well, here’s why: That’s because your broadband speeds have been intentionally restricted all along.

Since September, SingTel and StarHub has officially lifted caps on broadband speeds in response to renewed severe competition in the broadband sector.

Since the late 2010 introduction of nationwide fibre optic network, there has been new broadband players in the market, such as ViewQwest and MyRepublic, with no speed caps.

With the current speed limit off, SingTel is giving its 100 Mbps fibre broadband users an overseas connection speed that averages 34.9 Mbps while StarHub is offering 32.1 Mbps. And they imagine they are giving you the gift of the century.

But it’s no such thing because broadband speeds are still quite pitiful, to be honest. Like watching a dog with three legs limp across the road. As it is chased by a tom cat kind of pitiful.

This was revealed after the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) commissioned tests.

Broadband users that New Nation spoke to are without a shadow of a doubt unhappy.

“So do we get a partial refund? I feel cheated.” one unamused broadband user, Xian Ji Puar said.

“First, The Straits Times screws us over with a $7,000-a-month cab driver news and now this? What next? Tony Tan is actually a woman?”, another unamused user, Chit Mai Phi-Ling, said.

Editor’s note: Before the speed caps were lifted, broadband users were experiencing speeds of between 15Mbps and 21 Mbps, about half of what it is now.

This is a 60-second reduction of the original article. With additional reporting from New Nation.