MyRepublic’s claim to become the fourth telco in Singapore doesn’t seem that far-fetched anymore, what with the mobility trial it’s conducting very soon.
Starting from August 2015, the internet service provider is running a three-month trial for users to test drive its mobile data network. To start off, it’ll be issuing a data SIMs to 1000 users who sign up for the trial.
Oh, did we mention it’s absolutely free? So if you’re the lucky 1000, you get to enjoy unlimited data usage. And if you’re an existing MyRepublic subscriber, you’re placed in the fast queue.
Except, there are a few strings attached. First, the trial only works in the Jurong Lake District, which covers the Jurong East area. Makes sense, given how the bus interchage and MRT station are locations with significantly heavy traffic. This'll give MyRepublic a good sense of how it can handle the load.
Second, the trial only lasts for three months as this is a provisional license issued to MyRepublic by the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA). In short, MyRepublic isn't officially on board the telco bandwagon yet. So that kind of dashes your hopes of it giving Singtel, StarHub and M1 a run for their money with their aggressive approach to unlimited data plans.
Sign up for the trial will begin by the end of this week. So if you stay in the Jurong Lake District, get those fingers ready to click and submit your interest when the registration website goes live.