iPhone in Singapore? Singtel Forerunner? *Edited*

While everyone is busy speculating about the rumours of the iPhone Nano or which carrier will carry the iPhone in Europe, back in home in Singapore there is one claim by an insider that the iPhone will be here by the end of this year, instead of 2008 as announced by Steve Jobs during MacWorld Expo 2007. Another claim verified the first claim, and added that Singtel is the forerunner for the race to be the iPhone’s carrier in Singapore and that a detailed proposal has already been submitted to Apple many months ago.

Singtel, being Singapore’s largest mobile carrier, is definitely likely to be the choice for the iPhone’s carrier in Singapore, and like AT&T, many of us just simply hate Singtel.

*Edited* Now apparently the focus has been shifted to Starhub, who have been said to be in talks with Apple already. Our take on this? God knows. Just bring us the damn phone already.

  • Am just wondering. How credible is your source?

  • Ryu

    It’s as credible as the next mac rumor out there – I have no idea. Let’s just say that I’m just reporting what I have heard.

  • richard

    If u want a iphone, i can get one that is unloick for u at 1000SGD…u pay for the frieght. e-mail me at rlft_st@yahoo.com.sg

  • Christopher

    I can get the iphone for u at 1000sgd, but u pay the freight charges…. exbiz_sg_sh@hotmail.com

  • Ryu

    Wao…. You guys are crazy. The average uncle on the streets will probably pay that kind of cash, but who did you think I am?

  • Duncan

    So which Singapore Telcos that you think the iPhone will be tied to? SingTel ? Starhub? M1?

    Why is that so?

    Can show us some credible source?

    Thanks a lot.

  • Pingback: Apple iPhone vs Nokia N95 8GB « Zit Seng’s Superwall()

  • Joe Marie

    Hard to believe that Singtel will get the iphone, Singapore market is so small, only 1.x million subscribers for each operators, Singtel, Starhub and M1.

    Also itunes is not allowed, yes it is not allowed to have an itunes
    account in Singapore.

    Find it hard to believe Singtel will have any leverage.

    Likely candidates is definitely Japan. with more than 75 m mobile subscribers.

  • Pingback: Smart Phones of today » Blog Archive » Nokia N95 8GB or Apple iPhone?()

  • idnef

    My take is Starhub (Singapore) and Indosat (Indonesia) will get it.

  • zcyang

    the reason why you can’t get an itunes account in singapore is because itunes is NOT available in Asia. Apple has been really slow in setting up an iTunes store in asia so if the wait is anything like itunes, be prepared to wait years.

  • trent

    the word is Singtel won the bid for iPHONE, expect this any time soon around June 2008.

  • Ryu

    Yup they did

  • debby

    Singtel deserve to take it up! STARHUB IS JUS A LOUST SERVICE!SO IS M1 another LOUSY SERVICE!

  • joke

    clearly debbie is crazy

  • daman

    who cam help me to buy iphone in singapore if have any1 help me plz email me at ripu1217@yahoo.com.sg…. thanx a lot

  • I’m just hating the fact SingTel won the bid. That made me apprehensive of whether i should buy the damn phone because first of all, StarHub > SingTel and Singtel loves to establish cut throat prices, and now that they would be monopolising the iphone sales for quite a few months, they would do exactly what they are good at. To rip iphone lovers off their $.

  • I am PISSING mad at Singtel’s monopolistic behaviour. Some lame excuse about irregular payment patterns, and they require me to pay a deposit of $800 to sign up as a new mobile customer with Singtel for the first time in 10 years! And whats even more ridiculous, you can negotiate the $800 down to $500 and finally $300. Has Singtel became the new Pasa Malam??

    I really regretted I signed up 2 broadband accounts with Singtel, having moved from Starhub.

    End of the day, I decided to walk away, take back my deposit. If I buy direct from the states, its only SGD$288.

    SINGTEL.. PUKE

  • lead

    Brand new Mobile phone Plasma tv , Laptop game at cheap price comes with complete accessories with one year international warranty.

    Email address : leadtech_sales@live.com

    Apple iphone 3G 16GB —–$300
    Apple iphone 3g 8gb——–$250
    NOKIA N86…………………..$450
    NOKIA N97……………………$400

    SONY ERICSSON XPERIA X1…….$450USD

    AND MANY MORE…………

    Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 SPECS:

    2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
    3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 / 1700
    Dimensions 110 x 53 x 16.7 mm
    Display Type TFT touchscreen, 65K colors
    GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
    Camera 3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels
    Size 800 x 480 pixels, 3 inches
    WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
    – Full QWERTY keyboard
    – Optical joystick navigation
    Card slot microSD (TransFlash)
    – 400 MB internal memory
    – 128MB RAM, 256MB storage memory
    – Qualcomm MSM7200 528MHz processor
    Battery Standard battery, Li-Po, 1500 mAh

    WE MAKE SHIPPMENT VIA UPS OR FEDEX EXPRESS OR DHL EXPRESS IN 2 DAYS AFTER CONFIRMATION OF PAYMENT..

    Email address : leadtech_sales@live.com

  • Barbara6789

    Woow This is best blog i have read on the tpoic

    Thanks
    gibs
    ______________________________________________
    Aion Powerleveling | aion kinah

  • Thanks man, just what I was looking for. Worked like a charm Thanks so much…

  • i love iPhone


About MacRyu.com

MacRyu is the Mac Blog by Singaporeans and for Singaporeans. It was started in April 2007 as a side project of the then President of the Official Mac User Group of NUS, Ryu, and grew to become possibly one of the most popular Apple-related sites based in Singapore. MacRyu hopes to provide you with more Mac-related info, thoughts and stuff, from the Singaporean perspective.

Subscribe to RSS (site)

MacRyu’s Web Stats

Interested advertisers can click here to find out more about MacRyu.com's pretty decent web traffic stats.

P.S. Nice! We've hit 284122 hits in July 2010!

P.P.S OMG! We've hit 407548 hits in Oct 2011!

Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

Categories

Google Search