Hahaha! I managed to booked 12am Appointment… This is my first ever tech launch event, hope things goes well… I will be doing some video on it… Stay tuned!
SingTel have announced on their site their newly launch iPad Data Plan.
Monthly Subscription: 34.50 per month for $30.50 per month for a 24 months contract.
Data Usage: 50GB
Download Speed: 7.2Mbps
Upload Speed: 1.5 Mbps
Excess Charge Cap: $94.16
One-Time Charge for Mirco-Sim: $13.38
For a FREE USB modem and a MicroSIM with adaptor, sign up at $36.50 a month for 24 months.
One-time charge of $37.45 applies.
3 Day Unlimited Plan
There is also another 3 day unlimited plan at $12.60, you can do top up when you need them.
Overall I don’t feel they are attractive enough, I feel that they are slightly more expensive than I thought they will be. Honestly, who will use up 50gb on their iPad?! They should have a lighter plan maybe a 12-20gb plan which is half the price, I think the response should be better.
Hopefully M1 or Starhub will be coming out with better plans for iPad, and because iPad is not tied to any carrier, people can buy iPad at Apple Store and just purchase a contract from any Carriers in Singapore! 🙂
4 Reasons why I’m not buying Apple iPad as a Apple fan boy.
1. I’m Poor. OK la!
This is the most common reason people give right? But actually poor is relative. I will be buying iPhone 4 even if it is more expensive than iPad, why? Because I love my iPhone 3G and I have been waiting for iPhone 4 for 6months(I’m out of mobile contract).
2. iPad is running iOS which is almost same as iPhone’s iOS.
I don’t seem much difference from using a iPhone and iPad. Yes, the screen is bigger but overall the feel is completely the same. I don’t think I am going to buy another iPhone just because it have bigger screen.
3. I feel that iPad is abit too limited as a Portable Tablet/Computer.
Yes, you might argue that iPad is not a computer, it is a consumer device like TV or Nintendo Wii. But for me I feel that iPad will be a PC replacement, with iPad I think 90% of my normal day Computer workflow can be achieve on it. For eg. Surfing web, watching podcast, blogging, tweeting, facebook, email, IM, listening to music and even gaming. But there is this 10% that is don’t really do yet that is bothering me.
- No external drive – I’m almost limited to 16-64gb of space, If I need more I can’t get…. yes, dropbox or some other way I can get more space, but it is just not my normal workflow.
- No iMovie – One of the main reason I love my MacBook Pro is that it have iMovie, a very powerful and easy to use Movie Editor that I can import clips from my HD Camcorder, editor and export them. I can’t really do it on my iPad
- Multi-tasking – Yes, you can say that Multi-tasking is coming, but it is not true multi-tasking.
- Files Support – I hope play RMVB files, or some other format of files on iPad, but it is not really possible now.
- Files Download – It is not as easy to download and open files like you normally do on a Mac/PC.
I always have a interest in Android, even before the first Android phone came out, I’m already reading heavy on it and thought of doing development(during my poly days). So if there is any tablet is that going to have a good form factor, good battery life and runs Android, it might be a better choice for me.
Thus… I’m not getting iPad when it launch in Singapore, even though I want one… :X
Finally it is coming to Singapore! Although the price are not released yet, and our Telecoms, Starhub, M1 and Singtel have not yet announce any new mobile data plans for iPad.
All iPad models will be available in Singapore at once, so it is a good news, as you don’t have to get iPad Wifi and wait for the 3G version! Haha. Check out Apple’s PR website for more details [UsingApple]
Apple announced that iPhone 4 will launch internationally on 30th July! So… will Singtel, M1 and Starhub get to release iPhone 4 all at once? Nevertheless it is great that finally we have a date to wait for! Haha! I am out of mobile contract for 6 months already, just to wait for iPhone 4 to launch in Singapore!! So, it doesn’t really matter which carrier it launch first! White iPhone will also be release end of July, so we might be able to get both color iPhone 4 on 30th July?! That will be one of the greatest news!
If I’m a Sorcerer’s Apprentice, I would really use the power, to power through my NS Remedial Training!! Haha, Yes… I’m going back for my 1st session of RT this sunday… and if I really have the power.. I really wish… to use it for my RT and pass my IPPT!!
Check out the Sorcerer’s Apprentice trailer, it looks quite interesting! I always love Nicolas Cage’s movie, so I’m not going to miss this one! 🙂
I think Google are trying their best to be creative and funny most of the time. I feel that they are quite successful, but I think they are making jokes that only geeks can understand. Honestly, if I show this video to my grandma, I don’t think she will understand! Google’s Systems are still overly complicated to some, that’s why I think Apple’s iPhone 4 FaceTime will be more successful with old people… just like why iPad can be easily used by anyone in the world from old to young. 🙂
We have seen Guitar Hero, DJ Hero… now we have… Vuvuzela Hero!
Ok, Pardon me.. It is just plain irritating!