Do you struggle when it comes to all things tech or bamboozled with setting up your broadband internet in Singapore? We've got your back with the best internet providers!
We’re a little gadget obsessed here. From sussing out the best smart house devices to beauty devices that up your skincare regime, a ton of research is carried out before we commit. But when it comes to settling on an internet provider or a broadband plan that’s ‘the one’, it’s easy to succumb to choice paralysis — here’s where we help you out. We’ve been there, done that, switched providers and lived to stream another binge-watching session. Here’s what we’ve found out about broadband and internet providers in Singapore.
So, who’s the best broadband and internet provider in Singapore? (It really depends.)
If you live on the internet (who doesn’t?), you’ll need a damn good connection. Settle for nothing less than 1Gbps fibre broadband. If you’re not big on streaming TV shows and films, Netflix, binge-watching videos on YouTube, or chatting with your friends on Discord over a game, there are more basic plans you can subscribe to. But with fibre broadband being the most common plan offered among the telcos, why not just jump on the bandwagon?
For families with many devices
A top pick for most, SingTel usually bundles all its services into one. But if you’re not keen on getting the TV packages, check out its range of fibre broadband plans. This sorts out all your internet needs, giving you fuss-free browsing across multiple devices (because let’s face it, we don’t just have one anymore). With its Wi-Fi 6 devices, you’ll never have to fight for bandwidth with your family ever again. Plus, get free installation when you sign up online.
SingTel, plans start from $47.90
For movie and TV lovers, and the Google Wi-Fi curious
Similar to SingTel, StarHub offers broadband home bundles that include StarHub TV as well. There’s unlimited entertainment with HomeHub+ such as StarHub TV+, Netflix, and a smart router in one bundle. Sign us up! You’ve got endless combinations for your broadband bundles. Mix ’em up with mobile plans, TV, Disney+, and even the Premier League. On a budget? Strip away the unnecessary bits and get yourself a basic plan with everything you need. But you can top up just $5 a month for the added Smart Wi-Fi.
StarHub, plans start from $29.90
Affordable and also caters to gamers!
At $39.90 a month for a standard 1Gbps fibre broadband plan, M1 has one of the cheapest broadband in Singapore, among the major telcos. Besides the basic home plan, M1 is also a service provider with options for hardcore gamers. The more advanced plan for gamers starts at $52 a month, and users can enjoy better streaming, faster downloads, and also look forward to less lag when gaming – even with multiple simultaneous users. The only downside to M1 is its website which is hard to navigate and pretty dated.
M1, plans start from $29.90/month
Best for gamers and commitment-phobes
If contracts and whatever baggage that comes along with it put you off from signing up, a no-contract plan from MyRepublic is your best bet. This means you don’t have to fork out money for terminating your broadband internet with them. It’s no surprise that its most popular one is the no-contract plan at $59.99 a month, with an additional $150 off for a new router. But check out the other contract plans it has as well. Its gamer broadband options include free terminal point installation and home line. If you take your gaming and streaming seriously, opt for the Asus ROG Rapture gaming router. Custom routing means there’s ultra-low latency, and you can say goodbye to the awkward buffering times for movies.
MyRepublic, plans start from $37.99/month
For fans of international video sites and the WFH crowd
The biggest pro about ViewQwest? Not only can you build your own plan by choosing your speed, router, and services necessary to your needs, but you’ll also get access to its Freedom Domain Name System (FDNS). Think of it like a virtual private network (VPN) but faster because it doesn’t encrypt your data. Say goodbye to geo restrictions and get access to all your favourite sites like Hulu, BBC iPlayer, and even geo-restricted Netflix films. There’s also an optimised work-from-home VPN setup, so for those with hybrid work situations, check out its corporate page.
ViewQwest, plans start from $28.99/month
Best if you don’t need a bundle
Currently, this new kid on the block has the best deals around, starting from $40 a month for a one-year plan and $34.90 a month for a two-year plan. These include complimentary onsite Wi-Fi auditing, where its field engineers will help locate and advise you on the best place for your router. Of course, you’ve also got the option of a mesh system, perfect for those with larger homes.
WhizComms, plans start from $34.90/month
Real talk: you might need a Wi-Fi extender to fix that patchy internet
If you live in a condo, or if your home is built with some pretty solid walls, it’s quite likely you’re going to end up with patchy internet. If you find that your Wi-Fi signal tends to dip in certain areas (and it bothers you very much), invest in an extender — they don’t cost that much and are easy to use. Most models just require that you plug it in a socket for easy use (no external power adaptors needed) and you can enjoy strong Wi-Fi coverage in every room.
You can also get a mesh-router system like the Google Wi-Fi and have multiple access points that act as routers to ensure strong, reliable coverage across various rooms. Your Netflix binge will never again be thwarted by bad internet!
Make your home a smart home with your new and powerful broadband
Now that you’ve got great and stable Wi-Fi at home with the best broadband in Singapore, step it up a bit and transform your home into a smart home. Smart voice-controlled speakers like Google Home and Amazon Echo are especially useful if you have smart-home controls in your house. Both speakers let you control music, a wide range of smart home products and more but it depends on your personal preference.
The Echo may be better if you’re a frequent user of Amazon Prime. It also has wide smart-home device support and slightly superior sound quality but the Google Home is great as a home manager — you can check your calendar, keep up with the news, manage reminders and of course, ask Google for answers.
Go get yourself connected and check out these internet service providers and broadband in Singapore.