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Singtel iPhone 13 Price Plans

The new Apple iPhone 13 smartphones had just been announced recently on 14th September 2021 (California Time). For those who are looking to own the new Apple iPhone 13 smartphones, check out Singtel iPhone 13 Price Plans here at www.singtel.com/iphone!

As the new iPhone 13 models work best over a 5G network, Singtel customers will be able to enjoy a powerful experience on Singapore’s fastest 5G network which delivers speeds of more than 1.2Gbps. Singtel has been recognised by Ookla as the fastest 5G network operator in first half of 2021 and they are accelerating their 5G roll out, which presently covers over two-thirds of Singapore.

The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro are priced attractively at S$288(1) and S$608 (2) respectively, on Singtel’s XO Plus 88 plan. In order to unlock and optimise the next-generation features on their new iPhone and enjoy ultra-fast mobile speeds over a 5G network, customers are encouraged to sign up for Singtel’s 5G NOW at S$10/month which comes with additional 10GB of local mobile data.

Singtel is offering trade-in deals, exclusive offers and a range of complimentary subscription to Apple services such as Apple TV+, iCloud and Apple Music valued at up to S$150, as they celebrate the arrival of the new iPhone 13 series on Singapore’s most powerful 5G networks.

Summary of Singtel iPhone 13 deals

Below is a summary of Singtel’s fantastic iPhone 13 deals which offer customers up to S$550 worth of discounts. Those who trade in their iPhone will enjoy an additional of up to S$1,000 off.

1. Experience high definition content and gaming experience across Apple services (worth S$150):

  • Apple TV+: 6-month complimentary subscription
  • Apple Music: 3-month complimentary subscription
  • Apple Arcade: 9-month complimentary subscription
  • iCloud: 12-month complimentary subscription

2. Enjoy up to S$500 off their handset when they sign up for:

  • New XO Plus 68 and above plans or upgrade to XO Plus 88 and above plans
  • 5G NOW for seamless 5G access
  • MobileSwop Unlimited Premium for device protection
  • DATA X INFINITY for unlimited data access
  • New Fibre Entertainment Bundle+

3. Enjoy up to S$50 accessories voucher when they sign up for any three of the following 5G value-added services:

  • Productivity Pass for data-free access to Zoom
  • Whitecoat Telehealth for free teleconsultation
  • Bookful for augmented reality books
  • MelodyVR for virtual reality entertainment
  • McAfee Mobile Security for that extra protection


Customers who have completed a minimum of 10 months on their contract (e.g. signed up /recontracted iPhone 12 in November 2020) are eligible to recontract for iPhone 13.

Early device upgrade fee waiver for eligible customers:

  • Singtel Circle Keyline customers will enjoy full waiver of Annual Handset Upgrade Fee worth S$500*.
  • For Non-Singtel Circle Keyline customers who have completed 10 months to 17 months, early device upgrade fee is now S$350*.
  • For Non-Singtel Circle Keyline customers who have completed 18 months to 20 months, early device upgrade fee is S$200.

*Valid till 30th September 2021.

Pre-Order your iPhone 13

Pre-orders for the iPhone 13 series start on 18th September 2021, followed by the island wide release on 24th September 2021. For more information and details on pricing, please visit www.singtel.com/iphone.

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(1) (2) Phone prices are inclusive of S$100 discount for new sign-ups of XO Plus 68 plan and above or upgrade to XO Plus 88 plan and above.

** Information courtesy of Singtel **

Singtel first to launch 5G Standalone network in Singapore

Singtel recently launched its 5G Standalone (SA) network, offering customers early access to the most advanced 5G connectivity globally. As compared to the 4G network, 5G SA network delivers twice the responsiveness, 30% faster uploads, with strengthened authentication and encryption capability. With much greater bandwidth and near-instant responses, 5G SA will enable revolutionary applications like self-driving cars, real-time immersive entertainment, and massive Internet of Things (IoT) connections.

“We are thrilled to introduce supercharged connectivity on Singapore’s most powerful 5G network. Our customers will be among the first in the world to enjoy the benefits that 5G SA can deliver. Wherever they are, consumers can stream 4K videos seamlessly, share favourite photos and moments with friends instantaneously, and enjoy lag-free gameplay and video conferencing. 5G SA will also fuel new innovations, being a key enabler of the digital transformation across industry sectors,” said Ms Anna Yip, CEO, Consumer Singapore, Singtel.

Singtel has teamed up with Samsung, their official 5G SA launch partner, to give selected customers early access to this next-generation mobile network. Customers can get a taste of Singtel’s 5G SA network on Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G handsets, running a Singtel-exclusive beta release of Samsung’s 5G SA software.

Customers can register their interest at www.singtel.com/5GSAearlyaccess to be one of the first customers to experience Singtel’s 5G SA network. Customers with creative entries on how 5G will transform their lives will be selected to receive a “5G Power Up” kit that comprises a 5G SA SIM card, a Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G handset and cool accessories.

Singtel has been operating Singapore’s latest 5G NSA network under a market trial since last September, offering 5G speeds of up to 1.2 Gbps. Singtel within a year of receiving their 5G license, has now turned on 5G SA and deployed over a thousand 5G sites across Singapore in strategic locations such as Orchard Road, Central Business District, Marina Bay, Harbourfront and Sentosa, as well as major residential areas including Sengkang, Punggol, Pasir Ris, Jurong East, Woodlands and more. Singtel is the only telco to roll out in-building 5G, covering popular malls such as VivoCity and Ngee Ann City, and they will continue to expand its indoor 5G footprint in the coming months.

As for the enterprise market, Singtel is focused on accelerating 5G innovation and 5G adoption, launching Genie, the world’s first portable 5G-in-a-box platform and expanding its 5G ecosystem with 5G Multi-access Edge Compute trials in collaboration with Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services.

All consumers in Singapore can trial 5G’s ultra-fast speeds and ultra-low latency at Singtel’s 5G experience zones in selected Singtel Shops, UNBOXED and UNBOXED Lite on Orchard Road. Visit singtel.com/5G to find out more about Singtel 5G.

* Information and picture courtesy of Singtel *

Singtel accelerated 5G push with 5G Standalone deployment

Singtel accelerated 5G push with 5G Standalone (SA) deployment in Singapore with the deployment of hundreds of 5G SA sites across the country in areas such as Orchard Road, Central Business District, Harbourfront and Sentosa. Singtel has also progressively expanded their 5G in-building coverage that began in VivoCity to more indoor locations, starting with Ngee Ann City and selected Singtel Shops across Singapore. The 5G SA sites run on 3.5GHz spectrum, enabling Singtel to deliver ultra-fast speeds and swifter response times.

In preparation for 5G SA commercial launch, Singtel will begin issuing 5G SA compatible SIM cards (1) to customers starting from 27th April 2021. The new Singtel 5G SIM cards are capable of supporting faster speeds, lower latency rates and offering enhanced authentication and encryption. This will ensure Singtel customers have a seamless and secure 5G experience.

Ms Anna Yip, Chief Executive Officer, Consumer Singapore, Singtel, said, “We are ready to usher in a new era of connectivity with 5G SA and introduce our customers to the transformational benefits of blazing fast speeds and ultra-responsive connections which will elevate their everyday experiences. Our engineers are working in earnest with key handset manufacturers to complete testing and prepare the next-generation network for commercial launch. As our 5G network gains momentum and evolves, we invite our customers to mark an exciting 5G milestone with us and upgrade to our new 5G SIM cards to future proof and enhance their mobile experience.”

Singtel has upgraded its 5G radio access network with advanced radio technologies to connect to a cloud-native standalone 5G core network, enabling it to run 5G independently. This would allow Singtel to deliver 5G SA’s ultra-fast speeds and connections. The network will soon offer network slicing capabilities which allow for the dynamic distribution and optimisation of network resources to support a wide range of applications. Singtel will intensify its 5G SA deployment across the island in the coming months as handset manufacturers progressively roll out 5G SA software updates for existing 5G handsets and launch more 5G SA compatible models in Singapore later this year.

From 27th April 2021, new and re-contracting customers who opt for a 5G Now add-on or 5G XO Plus plans (2) will receive Singtel’s new 5G SIM card for free (U.P. S$37.45) until 31 May 2021. Existing customers with eligible plans (3) can switch out their current SIM cards at no extra charge at all Singtel Shops, Singtel Exclusive Retailers, 24/7 unmanned store Singtel UNBOXED (now located at Plaza Singapura) and Singtel UNBOXED Lite multi-media kiosks at Tong Building on Orchard Road.

Since last September, Singtel has been operating Singapore’s fastest 5G NSA network under a market trial, offering 5G speeds of up to 1.2 Gbps. This has seen Singtel extend its 5G coverage indoors and boost its island-wide coverage. Singtel customers enjoy the benefits of 5G with first-of-its-kind 5G XO Plus mobile plans, replete with innovative applications such as augmented reality books (Bookful), virtual reality live music (MelodyVR) and data-free gaming (RiotGO).

If you like to get a taste of Singtel’s ultra-fast 5G speeds in Singapore, you can visit Singtel 5G experience zones. For more information on Singtel 5G, please visit singtel.com/5G.


(1) All mobile services continue to be supported on existing 4G SIM cards

(2) XO Plus 68 plans and above

(3) XO Plus 68 plans and above

* Information and pictures courtesy of Singtel *