StarHub, M1 announce price packages for new iPhones

The five colors of the new iPhone 5C are seen after Apple Inc's media event in Cupertino, California on Sept 10, 2013. StarHub announced on Thursday, Sept 19, 2013, it will sell Apple's latest smartphone, the iPhone 5S, starting from $532 for th
The five colors of the new iPhone 5C are seen after Apple Inc's media event in Cupertino, California on Sept 10, 2013. StarHub announced on Thursday, Sept 19, 2013, it will sell Apple's latest smartphone, the iPhone 5S, starting from $532 for the 16GB model when bundled with its cheapest $38 a month plan, which comes with 100 minutes of talk time, 800 SMSes and MMSes, and 2GB of local data. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

StarHub announced on Thursday it will sell Apple's latest smartphone, the iPhone 5S, starting from $532 for the 16GB model when bundled with its cheapest $38 a month plan, which comes with 100 minutes of talk time, 800 SMSes and MMSes, and 2GB of local data.

The iPhone 5C, touted as a "low-cost" handset for the mass market, will start at $355 for the 16GB model under the same StarHub plan.

M1 also announced its price plan Thursday, offering the 5S, starting from $515 for the 16GB model when bundled with its cheapest $39 a month plan. The 5C 16GB model goes for $325 under the same plan.

Comparatively, SingTel is offering the 5S from $538 for the 16GB model when bundled with its $39.90 a month plan, which comes with 100 minutes of talk time, 800 SMSes and 2GB of local data. SingTel will sell the 5C from $318 under the same plan.

SingTel's launch event tomorrow is at Marina Bay Sands, where it has set up 55 sales counters hoping to get customers in and out within 15 minutes. Sales will begin at 8am. StarHub and M1, on the other hand, will be selling the new iPhones at all their outlets.