StarHub users who’ve registered their interest would have seen this. But for those still on the fence, here’s the full spectrum of the price plans for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.
A quick comparison against the price plans from Singtel and M1 reveals that StarHub’s 4G 3 plan would be the cheapest amongst all three. However, go any higher and the playing field is slightly tilted in favour of M1’s plans.
For example, using the 16GB iPhone 6s as a comparison point, StarHub’s 4G 3 plan gives you an iPhone that’s cheaper by S$7 compared to a similarly priced plan with Singtel, and S$9 cheaper than M1. When you move to the 4G 4 plan that requires a monthly commitment of S$62.90, StarHub’s offer is still better than Singtel’s by S$9, but S$4 higher than M1’s plans.
We are really getting into the nitty gritty details here, but every dollar counts when you’re looking at a purchase that’ll bind you to a two-year contract.
Should you get HomeHub Go?
StarHub also includes its new HomeHub Go which bundles your mobile and home broadband plans together. On top of that, you'll also get 63 channels on fibre TV, a 21Mbps mobile broadband and unlimited local calls on your home phone. Regardless of which tier you choose, the phones come with a fixed price, depending on the storage capacity.
Looking at an iPhone 6s 16GB that costs S$379, we compare the HomeHub Go against the combined cost of a 4G 4 price plan and a 1Gbps fibre broadband. Considering that a 1Gbps broadband would cost you S$49.90 and the 4G 4 price plan costs S$62.90, the total cost is S$112.80. Don't forget, you're also getting another 3GB of data, which would cost at least S$32.10 inclusive of GST. Now, with the channels, mobile broadband and land line costs thrown in, all that would factor more than S$148.80 per month.
The only downside is that there’s a massive reduction of SMS usage from 1200 to 300 (but really, who uses SMS nowadays).
So long story short, the HomeHub Go plans is quite attractive if you're looking for an all-in solution.
Update 19/09/15: we've added the costs of the fibre TV, mobile broadband and land line, which would make the StarHub HomeHub Go plans a good deal.