Internet WiFi and Mobile telephony For Tourists in Singapore

Singapore is one of the world's countries with the highest penetration of internet and mobile internet. For that reason, there are not many internet cafes as expected, almost everyone carries in his hand internet.

There are numerous access points to the internet via Wi-Fi , although it should be enough traipsing the streets to find free access points. Changi Airport gives four hours of free wifi accessibility for visitors, it is enough to approach a point of information and request a username and password to use the service.

Typically, the hotels offer free internet access.

The city is covered by a free Wi-Fi system, but you need to register first to access it. Read more about this network at the end of this text.

Mobile Phones

As international roaming costs are very high most travelers will prefer to limit their use of their phones while in Singapore. One option is to purchase a prepaid local number.

The operator StarHub and Singapore Tourism Board offer tourists the Happy Prepaid SIM for Tourists . On page is available the price and conditions of the card.

In addition to calls, it offers some very interesting benefits:

  • The card is valid for 90 days.
  • 30 MB of navigation in the following activation in the plane MaxMobile Prepaid Value Plan (can be increased over a period longer paying for blocks MB) three days.
  • unlimited browsing on the application of YourSingapore Guide (more on Resources smartphones and tablets ).
  • 500 local SMS free
  • international calls at local call charges to 18 countries and territories (Australia, Brunei, Bangladesh, Canada, China, South Korea, United States, Hong Kong, India, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, United Kingdom, Russia, Taiwan and Thailand)
  • Changi Airport

There are other operators who also offer the opportunity to buy a prepaid card. One is the M1 , which has outlets in the arrivals area of the terminals 2 and 3 of Changi Airport. The same M1 offers a prepaid SIM card with 3G Internet access, for traveling with iPads that functionality or modems using 3G cards. One of the planes offers 9 hours (30 days) or 3 consecutive days of navigation and another 1GB that can be used in up to 30 days.

Wireless @ SG

Another advantage of having a provisional number in Singapore is the possibility to register in order to use free public Wi-Fi network covering the city, the Wireless @ SG . To register (made through this page ) must have a number to receive an SMS with the key.

After receiving the key, you just have to find hotspot and to connect to Wireless @ SG. The hotspot does not have to be of the same mobile operator, since the various operators in Singapore came together to offer that service.

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