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10 Data Roaming Plans in Singapore—Which is Most Worth It?

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Going on holiday can seem like an endless hunt for free wifi. After all, how else are you going to contact your Airbnb host or check for directions on Google Maps?

Having data roaming on your phone can save you from having to sneakily stand outside Starbucks or McDonald’s to leech off their wifi.

Many phone plans nowadays give you the option of signing up for a data roaming package so you can access the internet overseas without having to change your SIM card. But how much does roaming cost? Let’s find out.

 

10 Data Roaming Plans in Singapore—Which is Most Worth It?

  1. Data roaming plans from Singapore telcos—Which is best?

  2. Starhub DataTravel

  3. Singtel ReadyRoam

  4. M1 Data Passport

  5. Starhub’s GigaRoam

  6. Singtel’s GOMO Roaming

  7. Circles Life Roam Boost

  8. MyRepublic Roam Like Home

  9. SIMBA Roaming

  10. Zero1 Data Roaming

  11. VIVIFI Go

  12. Or…you could get a prepaid SIM card

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1. Data roaming plans from Singapore telcos—Which is best?

Most telcos offer 3 to 10 different permutations of data roaming plans, so it’s impossible to compare them apple-to-apple. What I’ve done instead is to look at 3 common Singaporean holidays and quote the relevant data roaming plan.

  • Short getaway to Thailand

  • Week-long trip to Japan

  • Multi-country trip in Europe

Data roaming plan

Thailand

Japan

Europe

Starhub DataTravel

$6 (1GB, 3 days)

$6 (1GB, 3 days)

$40 (2GB, 30 days)

Singtel ReadyRoam

$5 (1GB, 30 days)

$18 (4GB, 30 days)

$40 (6GB, 30 days)

M1 Data Passport *

$12 (1 month)

$30 (1 month)

$60 (1 month)

GigaRoam 

$5 (1GB, 5 days)

$5 (1GB, 5 days)

$15 (1GB, 15 days)

Gomo Roaming

$6 (1GB, 5 days)

$12 (1GB, 7 days)

$12 (1GB, 7 days)

Circles Life GoRoam

$8 (1GB, 7 days)

$8 (1 GB, 7 days)

MyRepublic Roam Like Home

$18 (2GB, 30 days)

$20 (1GB, 30 days)

$35 (1GB, 30 days)

SIMBA Roaming

$4 (per 1GB, billed every 10MB)

$4 (per 1GB, billed every 10MB)

$4 (per 1GB, billed every 10MB)

Zero1 Roaming

$18 (1GB, 30 days)

$18 (1GB, 30 days)

$42 (3GB, 30 days)

VIVIFI Go

$5 (1GB, 7 days)

$17 for (2GB, 14 days)

$63 (3GB, 21 days)

* M1 Data Passport is unique: Instead of giving you a separate overseas data quota, you just pay to use your local data bundle overseas.

The result? For a trip to Thailand, Singtel ReadyRoam offers the best value. For a trip to Japan, go with SIMBA Roaming or GigaRoam. And for a European holiday, SIMBA Roaming, Gomo Roaming and GigaRoam are the cheapest options, although you won’t get much data.


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However, if you are a data guzzler even when on holiday, M1 Data Passport is a better choice as it simply lets you use your local data quota overseas with a one-time payment. Assuming you have one of their SIM-only plans, that’s enough data for you to stream Netflix on the Tokyo Metro.

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2. Starhub DataTravel

Starhub DataTravel 

Price

Validity

Asia Pacific

$6 for 1GB 

3 days

Asia Pacific

$16 for 2GB

30 days

Asia Pacific

$20 for 3GB

30 days

Global

$40 for 2GB

30 days

Global

$50 for 3GB

30 days

Everywhere

$80 for 1GB

30 days

Of the big 3 telcos’ data roaming plans, Starhub DataTravel data roaming options are among the simplest because there are only 2 main destination tiers—either Asia Pacific and Global. There is a third tier for everywhere else not included in these 2 tiers, but the vast majority of tourists will not need it as these are mainly more exotic destinations and regions.

Asia Pacific: Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar (currently unavailable), New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

Global: Asia Pacific + Albania, Argentina, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jersey, Jordan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Palestine, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UAE, UK, Ukraine, Uruguay, USA

Everywhere: Asia Pacific + Global + Anguilla (Caribbean), Antigua and Barbuda (Caribbean), Aruba (Caribbean), Azerbaijan, Barbados (Caribbean), Bermuda (Caribbean), Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, British Virgin Islands (Caribbean), Colombia, Congo (Democratic Republic), Costa Rica, Curacao, Dominica (Caribbean), Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Gabon, Ghana, Greenland, Grenada (Caribbean), Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti (Caribbean), Honduras, Jamaica (Caribbean), Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mongolia, Montserrat (Caribbean), Mozambique, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Samoa, Seychelles, South Africa, St Kitts and Nevis (Caribbean), St Lucia (Caribbean), St Vincent (Caribbean), Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor Leste, Tonga, Turks and Caicos (Caribbean), Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Bahamas, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands (Caribbean), Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Cyprus, Dominican Republic, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gambia, Georgia, Guadeloupe, Guinea, Iraq, Isle of Man, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Maldives, Mali, Martinique, Mauritius, Republic of Moldova, Morocco, New Caledonia, Northern Mariana Island, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Swaziland, Tunisia, Zimbabw​e


I like that Starhub charges a flat fee for everything in the Asia Pacific tier, compared to some other telcos who put more coveted destinations like Japan and Korea in a more expensive group.

Starhub Data Travel’s $6 for 1GB option is competitive if you’re just going to Bali for the weekend or JB for the day. Assuming 1GB is sufficient for your usage, this might actually be cheaper than buying a local SIM card when you land.

My main gripe is that the Global and Everywhere roaming plans are very expensive, so if you’re travelling outside the APAC countries you might want to look for alternatives.

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3. Singtel ReadyRoam

Singtel ReadyRoam

Price

Validity

1 destination (Malaysia, Indonesia or Thailand)

$5 for 1GB 

30 days

18 destinations (Asia Pacific)

$18 for 4GB

30 days

81 destinations (Global)

$40 for 6GB

30 days

Singtel customers should be pretty familiar with Singtel ReadyRoam, which, like Starhub DataTravel, is a selection of add-ons to your existing plan.

They have a $5 for 1GB option, but it’s only for Malaysia, Indonesia or Thailand. If you’re going to any other nearby destination for the weekend, it’ll set you back at least $18. Take careful note of the countries included in the 18 Asia Pacific destinations: Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar (currently unavailable), New Zealand, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam

81 destinations: Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Myanmar (currently unavailable), Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovak Republic (Slovakia), South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkey, UAE, UK, Ukraine, USA, Uzbekistan and Vietnam

Starhub used to be cheaper than Singtel, but the latter have since made their offerings more attractive. For example, if you’re going to Japan, you’ll pay $18 for 4GB with Singtel, whereas Starhub costs $20 for only 3GB.

If you’re travelling to far-flung places and need more than 1 or 2GB of data, Singtel has probably the best global roaming bundle. This used to cost $35 for 3GB, but it’s now revised to a very worthwhile $40 for 6GB.

What’s more it covers practically every country in the world: There are a whopping 81 destinations! If you’re globe-trotting to faraway destinations like Argentina and Iceland, Singtel’s data roaming offers the most value.


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4. M1 Data Passport

M1 Data Passport

Price (includes $5 activation fee)

Validity

$12 Data Passport

$12 per country 

1 month

$30 Data Passport

$30 per country 

1 month

$30 ASEAN Data Passport

$30 for 9 ASEAN countries

1 month

$60 Asia Data Passport

$60 for 25 Asian countries

1 month

$60 Europe Data Passport

$60 for 44 European countries

1 month

If you use a lot of data even while on holiday, M1 Data Passport is probably the best value of the 3 big telcos since it allows you to use your existing data bundle overseas—so you don’t get restricted by the measly 1GB or 2GB with the other plans. Note that for SIM-only plans, usage is capped at 10GB, which is still very generous. When you do exceed this 10GB, you will be subsequently charged $11.99/GB on top of your data passport plan charges. 

$12 Data Passport countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Isle of Man, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand

$30 Data Passport countries: Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Mauritius, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, United Kingdom, USA, United Arab Emirates

A $5 one-time activation fee applies for every Data Passport, and it’s valid for a month. Note that they are for single country use only; if you are going to multiple destinations, you have to opt for one of the expensive ASEAN / Asia / Europe Data Passports.

M1 also has this thing called Unlimited Data Roaming where you pay $15 to $25 per day for unlimited data overseas, but I’m not going to talk about that because it’s too crazy.

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5. Starhub’s GigaRoam

Starhub gigaRoam

Price

Validity

gigaRoam APAC

$5 for 1GB

5 days

gigaRoam ROTW

$15 for 1GB

15 days

Starhub’s GigaRoam clearly has one of the best data roaming plans for all kinds of travel. There are 2 types of plans to choose from: gigaRoam APAC (Asia Pacific) and gigaRoam ROTW (Rest of the World).

They cost $5 and $15 respectively for 1GB of data. It’s not a lot, but if you just need a teensy bit of data in case of emergencies, these prices are unbeatable. You can add on more if you run out.

gigaRoam APAC: Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam

gigaRoam ROTW: Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and United States of America

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6. Singtel’s GOMO Roaming Data Pump

M1 Data Passport

Price

Validity

Asia Pack

$12 for 1 GB

5 days

Asia Pack (Upsized)

$15 for 4GB

15 days

Worldwide Pack

$12 for 1GB

7 days

Worldwide Pack (Upsized)

$30 for 4GB

15 days

Compared to Starhub’s gigaRoam, Singtel’s rival GOMO Roaming is actually quite competitive.

GOMO’s data-only roaming plans cover up to 50 destinations including Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Japan and South Korea.

The price you pay depends on whether your destination qualifies for their cheaper Asia Pack (15 countries), or requires you to purchase the Worldwide Pack (50 countries). For example, $6 gets you 1GB for 5 days in Indonesia and the Philippines, but if you go to Japan or France you’ll need to pay $12 for 1GB for 7 days.

Comparing GOMO and Giga, GOMO’s roaming pass has the advantage of letting you upsize your package on longer trips.

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7. Circles Life Roam Boost

For Circles Life base plan subscribers, activating data roaming overseas is a simple matter of choosing a “Roam Boost” in your usual app.

Each boost is 1GB and you can add boosts if you run out of data. The price of each boost is either $8, $16 or $40, depending on which set of countries your destination falls under.

Circles Life GoRoam APAC Plus (7 days)

Countries

Price

1GB

Australia, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam

$8

2GB

$16

5 GB

$40

The list of countries covered is less extensive compared to what’s offered by other telcos, with no coverage available for common destinations like the US and UK. So in this sense, Circles Life may fall short.

You can also opt for recurring add-ons that cost $12 to $20 extra per month, but the cost isn’t exactly justified unless you literally travel every single month.

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8. MyRepublic Roam Like Home

MyRepublic has a whopping 7 tiers, so the cost of roaming can vary drastically depending on which country you’re going to. Here they are, listed in order of price.

MyRepublic Roam Like Home

Countries

Price

Neighbours

Malaysia, Indonesia

$6 for 1GB 

Emerging Asia

India, Myanmar, Vietnam

$15 for 500MB

Pacific

Australia, New Zealand

$15 for 1GB

Essential

Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong

$18 for 2GB

Popular Asia

China, Macau, South Korea, Japan

$20 for 1GB

Canada & USA

Canada, USA

$35 for 1GB

Europe

Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK

$35 for 1GB 

Prices are not exactly competitive for some of the countries. For example, it’s probably a lot more worthwhile to buy a SIM card when you land in “Emerging Asia” than to pay $15 for a measly 500MB of data.

For places like Japan or China, $20 for 1GB is also exorbitant considering you can get 3 times the data for the same price with Starhub’s Data Travel.


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9. SIMBA Roaming (formerly TPG)

SIMBA (formerly TPG) is a relatively new telco, but that’s no reason to dismiss it. SIMBA Roaming offers attractive pay-as-you-go rates, with 4 different plans on offer.

SIMBA Roaming

Countries

Price (charged per 10MB)

Group A

Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, French West Indies, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guadeloupe, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Laos, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Reunion (La) & Mayotte, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam

$4 for 1GB

Group B

Brunei, Saint Pierre & Miquelon

$8 for 1GB

Group C

Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, Ukraine

$15 for 1GB 

Group D

Armenia, Bahrain, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea – Bissau, Honduras, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Panama, Peru, Republic of the Congo, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uruguay

$30 for 1GB 

On top of that, if you’re already on SIMBA’s mobile plan, you might already get free roaming data that covers 57 destinations. The downside to SIMBA’s plans are the fact that they are billed per 10MB. That is to say, if you used 11MB of data on your travel, you will be billed twice as much for the additional 1MB.

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10. Zero1 Data Roaming

Zero1 Data Roam offers 2 categories of plans. Comparing prices across the board, Zero1 Data might not be the most price competitive. Its redeeming quality however is that it offers roaming in an extensive list of countries and a generous limit of 30 days for you to use up your data.

Zero1 Data Roam

Countries

Price

Roam AP

Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam

$18 for 1GB / 30 days

Roam World

Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovak Republic (Slovakia), South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkey, UAE, UK, Ukraine, USA, Uzbekistan and Vietnam

$42 for 3GB / 30 days

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11. VIVIFI Go

Since we’re on the topic of smaller, lesser-known telcos, Vivifi also has a bunch of roaming plans, categorised according to destination, much like MyRepublic’s.

VIVIFO Go

Countries

Price

Validity

MYS

Malaysia

$5 for 1GB 

7 days

THA

Thailand

$5 for 1GB

7 days

IDN

Indonesia

$5 for 1GB

7 days

ROAM1

Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

$17 for 2GB

14 days

ROAM2

Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovak Republic (Slovakia), South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkey, UAE, UK, Ukraine, USA, Uzbekistan, Vietnam

$33 for 3GB

21 days

ROAM3

Albania, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo DRC, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey, Haiti, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Slovak Republic (Slovakia), Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos, UAE, Uganda, UK, Ukraine, Uruguay, USA, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia

$63 for 1GB

21 days

ROAM4

China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan

$22 for 3GB

14 days

They also have roaming plans for households with plans shared amongst multiple people.

Their prices for Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia are pretty competitive, although Singtel ReadyRoam still offers better value. However, if you’re going further afield, the plans are not worth it at all—forget about using roaming if you need to go to Europe or the Americas as you’ll be slapped with an exorbitant $63 for a measly 1GB.

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12. Or… you could get a prepaid SIM card

If it’s not economical for you to add a data roaming plan to your current plan, you may want to consider getting a prepaid travel SIM card instead. 

Destination-specific ones are widely available on sites like KlookChangi Recommends and even Qoo10, and they can be REALLY, REALLY cheap, depending on which country you’re going to.

For example, an 8-day unlimited data SIM card for Thailand costs only about $6, where one for Taiwan or Hong Kong costs about $10 to $15, also for unlimited data. (This is a good way to check if your data roaming plan is worth paying for.)

For multi-destination trips, there are also prepaid travel SIM cards which can save you the hassle and cost of getting a separate SIM for each leg. Here’s a snapshot of some options on the market.

Prepaid Travel SIM 

No. of countries

Price

Thin Margin Travel SIM

17

$22 for unlimited data / 8 days

M1 M Card

12

$15 for 2GB / 10 days

M1 M Card

17

$28 for 2GB / 10 days

If you really want to break things down, getting a data roaming add-on for your regular postpaid data plan may not really be that worth it. 

For example, you might have to pay $15 for 1GB of roaming data with your telco—whereas you can get 2GB for the same price with a prepaid SIM. But I think most Singaporeans don’t mind paying a premium for the convenience of not having to pick up and change SIM cards.

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