Big boys muscle in on cheap mobile plans

Established telcos have launched plans to capture a slice of the SIM-only market carved out by mobile virtual network operators such as Circles.Life and MyRepublic

Singtel's three-month-old Gomo mobile plan, the incumbent telco's answer to the spate of cheap mobile plans being offered by mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) here, will get a data roaming option on Friday.

The option fixes a glaring omission in the SIM-only postpaid mobile plan, allowing it to better compete with Giga, a similar low-cost mobile sub-brand from StarHub that was launched last Thursday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 05, 2019, with the headline 'Big boys muscle in on cheap mobile plans'. Print Edition | Subscribe