Singapore cellcos to stop selling 2G pre-paid SIMs from 15th November

9 Nov 2016

In a joint press release, the city state of Singapore’s three mobile network operators (MNOs), Singtel, StarHub and M1, have announced that any new pre-paid SIMs sold from 15 November will no longer support 2G handsets. The move is designed to enable a swift migration to more advanced services ahead of the planned switch-off of Singapore’s 2G networks in April 2017. The MNOs’ statement adds that while existing pay-as-you-go SIMS are not affected by the plan, they would urge all customers still using GSM-based handsets to upgrade to a 3G or 4G-enabled device as soon as possible. ‘A wide range of 3G and 4G handsets are available at retailers across the island to enable customers to make the transition to 3G or 4G networks,’ the telcos said.

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