Mobile network operators (NPLs) in Singapore have recently been implementing a new tariff that is costing customers the equivalent of 2% of their monthly income.
In fact, the telecom engineers of Singapore say that this new tariff is more expensive than a 4% mobile data tariff they have in place.
This tariff will be rolled out in March 2017 and will cost mobile users between SGD$6 to SGD8 per month.
The cost is subject to change according to market conditions and market fluctuations.
The new tariff, which will be in place from March 15, 2017, will apply to all users who are eligible for the mobile data package.
The tariff is meant to help the companies increase revenues, but some argue that the new tariff will not only hurt users in the long run, but also make the data packages more expensive to use.
The telecom engineers from Telkom Singapore, which is one of the three largest mobile network operators in Singapore, said that the price hike will not affect them as they have the same tariff as everyone else.
“We have the tariff, we don’t want to pay it.
We have to increase revenue, and the increase will not happen,” said Anil Kumar, a telecommunications engineer.”
We’re looking at different options to keep our customers happy, like a discount to our customers or an upgrade.
We’re looking into that now,” he added.
The telcos, however, said they have made some adjustments to their tariffs and will roll out the new tariffs for all users.
“The pricing for our subscribers will be based on the new price,” said Ramesh Kumar, general manager at Telkoman Singapore.
The new tariff has been implemented as a part of the National Broadband Plan that the telcos are implementing in Singapore to boost the network.
The telcos plan to increase the speed of the mobile network by 1,000 Mbps and bring more data to the network by 50%.
This would allow users to access more content and data.
“If the increase in the speed does not reach the users, the increase of the tariff will cause an increase in data charges for customers who have subscribed to our packages,” said Kumar.
While many telcos across the world have been implementing their own plans to increase data speed, Telkomek, one of Singapore’s largest mobile networks, has decided to not impose its own tariffs on users.
This is because it has already raised the prices for its customers.
“It’s our decision to let the prices of the new users in Singapore be based more on the prices we charge for our customers.
So the price of our users will not be based solely on the price we charge our customers,” said a spokesperson for Telkomedk.
The spokesperson also added that the prices they charge are higher than what the other mobile operators charge.
Telkom, one the largest mobile operators in the country, said in a statement that it was not considering raising the tariff.
“As we have done with other operators, we have been making adjustments to our prices based on market conditions,” the spokesperson added.
Tel Komek said it will continue to offer a low-cost data plan.
“All our customers will benefit from the introduction of the 2GB mobile data plan, which provides us with the lowest prices of any of our services,” said the spokesperson.
In addition, Tel Komeks’ new pricing structure will also be rolled in later this year.
“These prices will be introduced in March when the National Data Plan (NDP) is rolled out,” said Rajesh Kumar, chief executive officer of Tel Kommando Singapore.
The Telkomes new mobile data pricing plan has already been rolled out to customers in the city of Koror, with the city’s telecom engineers saying that the tariff is a “huge relief”.
“We’ve been preparing the tariff for the last five months,” said an assistant telecom engineer.
“Now we are expecting a very large increase in our customers’ data plans.
The pricing will be higher than the average of other mobile plans we have.
It will be good for all of our customers.”