The three local telcos will be providing micro SIM to their customers from Saturday (June 1 for SingTel) onwards as they prepare for the sale of iPad and the new iPhone in the coming weeks. Apple is the first company to utilise this much “smaller” sized card on consumer gadgets in the market.
Previously, enterprising Singaporeans who got their hands on the iPad 3G had to “snip”:/2010/05/ipad-3g-wifi-works-with-starhub-sim-requires-snipping/ the standard SIM card to size before they can use it.
Starhub will offer the micro SIM cards to their customers who sign up to the MaxMobile Ultimate plan from 29 May 2010 which currently costs $36.38 per month (2 yr contract). According to this “Straits Times”:http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_532134.html report, M1 will also offer the micro SIM with their “Mobile Broadband”:http://bit.ly/M1-MobBB plans while SingTel will offer the card with support “up to 21Mbps”:http://info.singtel.com/personal/communication/internet/broadband-on-the-go/broadband-on-mobile/data-plan.
However, for existing customers, no details on whether any of the Telcos will offer the micro SIM as part of the “multi SIM”:/2010/05/ipad-3g-wifi-works-with-starhub-sim-requires-snipping/#multiSIM value added service, which makes more sense for customers who already have a mobile plan with data package.
We will definitely update this page once we know more.