With the launch of Zero1's 5G plans today, the company has become the first Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) in Singapore to offer 5G services, alongside telcos Singtel, StarHub and M1.
Download speeds are reportedly up to 1Gbps with over 95% coverage of the island available immediately. MVNOs do not operate their own network infrastructure, leasing it instead from one of the existing telcos, and seeing as Zero1 leases their mobile network from Singtel, we can certainly expect decent coverage and speeds.
There are two plans being offered, and both will be non-standalone (NSA) 5G. Customers who sign up before 31 December 2022 will get to enjoy promotional pricing for the first 12 months, starting from S$22.90 for a 60GB unlimited data plan and S$29.90 for 90GB of data. There will also be an extra 10GB of data for the first three months.
After that, the plans will revert to S$24.90 and S$31.90 respectively. If you're wondering why there's a data amount linked to an "unlimited" plan, it's basically that the first 60GB or 90GB of data will be available at 5G speeds. After that, customers will not be charged for excess data used, but the excess data will be capped at 4G speeds. Even so, 4G is certainly fast enough for most people's usage, and with the generous 60GB or 90GB, it'll most likely be hard to hit the limit in the first place.
Unfortunately, there's no eSIM option here, which means you'll still have to use a physical SIM card. The plans and more information can be found on Zero1's website here.
Zero1 becomes the first Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) in Singapore to offer 5G plans, with up to 1Gbps download speed reportedly.
Two plans will be offered with 60GB or 90GB of unlimited data, along with three months of 10GB free data as a launch promotion.
Customers who sign up for the plans before 31 December 2022 will also get to enjoy an introductory offer of S$22.90 or S$29.90 (U.P. S$24.90 and S$31.90).