The 16GB iPhone 6 will cost you S$525 on the i-Lite+ price plan, for which you’ll have to pay S$41 a month on a two-year contract. This comes with 200 minutes of voice/video calls, 1000 SMS/MMS, 3GB of data, and permanently waived 4G VAS, amongst other benefits.
If you’re after the iPhone 6 Plus, the 16GB version will cost you S$665 on the S$41 a month i-Lite+ plan. You’ll get the same mobile benefits as with the iPhone 6.
Any different from last year?
The prices seem to be in line with what was put out last year with the 16GB iPhone 5S – the model cost S$515 on the iPhone Value+ which cost S$39 a month on a two-year contract. This was packaged with 120 minutes of free local outgoing calls, 600 free SMS/MMS, and a 2GB local data bundle.
That’s where the difference lies – for approximately the same price, we’re getting way more talktime, SMSes and more importantly, data than we did last year with the iPhone 5S plan. Of course, you'll have to consider that you're paying slightly more (S$10 actually) for the iPhone 6 and another S$2 per month (which amounts to S$48 during the two years you're bound to M1) for the subscription.
The telco service provider is also the first to launch the pre-order option for the two handsets while SingTel and StarHub are still singing the "registration of interest" note.
But for some reason we can’t seem to access the pre-order page – it states “the connection was interrupted”. We’re guessing that it’s a result of so many people trying to get on that page at the same time, or the other possibility could be that M1’s link is simply broken. We’d like to think it’s the former.
UPDATED 18/09/14: M1's revised the pricing of one of its smartphones - the 128GB iPhone 6 Plus. Previously, the unit was priced at S$320 on the i-Max+ plan, but now, it's been dipped to S$220. That's a discount of S$100.
On this plan, you'll get unlimited voice call minutes, 5000 SMS/MMS, in additon to 13GB of data. Has this price reduction made the unit more desirable to you?