Where I average SGD4 per month of phone bills.
So a quick recap. In my old post, I had an M1 Home plan of 1GBPS and this came with a 1GB data sim card. So I got to use 1GB worth of data every month just for signing up for the M1 Home plan.
Then I used a prepaid sim card for my calls. Which costs around SGD18 for 6 months validity, but sometimes I use it faster and I top it up sooner. So it averages around SGD4 per month or so.
I buy a Xiaomi Dual Sim phone and stick both of the sim cards in and my communication plan both data and calls are now set for the month.
It's been around 2 years and time for me to renew my M1 home plan. I felt that I didn't need the 1GBPS speed for home and decided to downgrade to 300MBPS. I don't use my computer for games and such so it should work out. The monthly subscription should be cheaper by SGD10 per month. So it's good savings for me. Even after a SGD30 downgrade admin fee. Anyway that's not the point about this post.
When I went to renew my contract for another 2 years. The service staff broke the news to me... The data sim will be changed to 500MB per month. It's not cos of me downgrading my plan. It's just across the board for all plans, new contracts would come with only a 500MB data sim.
Now, typically, I suppose, no one would bother about this issue, cos I think I'm probably the only one or maybe a handful of people who use the data sim. Most other folks have their own data plan of at least 3GB per month. And the data sim which comes with any home plan would just be stashed in a drawer somewhere so most people wouldn't be affected.
But this is some big news for me. Like seriously!!! A downgrade from 1GB to 500MB per month is a drastic change. And there's no way to prevent this cos once I renew my contract the downgrade would happen, regardless of whether I continued with the more expensive home plan or not.
Previously, I could use 1GB for Whatsapp and basic surfing. Obviously no, Facebook or streaming shows.
But now, with 500MB, that's like 15MB per day. Basically, I can only use Whatsapp. It's kinda tough.
The only way I can get 1GB is to switch to other telcos, cos they are still giving away 1GB data sims.
But, M1 has the cheapest plan for Home data so I'm kinda stuck there.
Yes it has affected my life somewhat. Cos I can't surf any time I want.
But hey... This gives me the opportunity to put down my phone.
Which is what I find is more important. To stop looking at the screen and look at the real world around me.
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