Looking to save on your business broadband plan? We’ve written this guide breaking down the 5 absolute cheapest business broadband plans that you can find in Singapore.
- Cheapest business broadband comparison table
- ViewQwest overview
- SPTel overview
- M1 overview
- Starhub overview
- Singtel overview
1. Cheapest business broadband comparison
We’ve drawn up a table compiling the most affordable business broadband services across Singapore. These tables are organised by price, with the cheapest plan at the top.
Business Broadband Plans in Singapore
499 MBPS and under plan
500 MBPS plan
1 GBPS plan
|$148/mth||$168/mth, 24 mth or longer contract||
|Starhub||$168/mth for 12 mth contract (350MBPS)
$166/mth for 24 mth contract (350MBPS)
$98/mth for 36 mth contract (350MBPS)
|$248/mth for 12 mth contract
$130/mth for 24 mth contract
$125/mth for 36 mth contract
|$398/mth for 12 mth contract
$234/mth for 24 mth contract
$224/mth for 36 mth contract
Cheapest business broadband: ViewQwest
ViewQwest offers the lowest priced business broadband plans in Singapore.
Their cheapest plan has the same 300MBPS speed as their next closest competitor, M1, but is $3/month cheaper. Their 500MBPs and 1GBPS plans are also cheaper than any other provider in this list. These prices are for 24 or 36-month contracts.
Most flexible business broadband plans: ViewQwest, SPTel, M1, and Starhub
No-contract option: ViewQwest
Of the 5 broadband providers in this list, only ViewQwest offers a no-contract option. This only applies for ViewQwest’s plans.
However, be aware that ViewQwest’s no-contract plans are priced significantly higher than their contracted plans. For instance, a no-contract 300MBPS plan is $330/month, whereas a 24-month contract 300MBPS plan is only $106/month. That’s almost a 70% price difference!
It might be best to just use their no-contract plans to test out ViewQwest’s service standards, before committing to a 24 or 36-month contract to save the most money.
Shortest contract options (12 months): SPTel, M1, and Starhub
There are 3 business broadband providers that offer 12-month contracts: SPTel, M1 and Starhub. These are ranked in order of affordability, with SPTel being the cheapest, and Starhub costing the most.
Some customers don’t like being tied up with a provider for multiple years. Sometimes, your needs expand beyond what the broadband provider is able to deliver, and you need to find a more competent vendor. Other times, the customer service and overall experience are just so bad that all you want to do is switch. If that sounds like you, then these providers who offer short contracts will give you the flexibility to shop around when your plan is up for renewal.
1. ViewQwest Business Broadband
Phone: 6723 8100
ViewQwest offers the lowest priced business broadband plans in Singapore. Their cheapest plan has the same 300MBPS speed as their next closest competitor, M1, but is $3/month cheaper. Their 500MBPs and 1GBPS plans are also cheaper than any other provider in this list. These prices are for 24 or 36-month contracts.
ViewQwest also has no-contract options. However, these no-contract plans are significantly pricier. For instance, a no-contract 300MBPS plan will cost $330/month, which is more than 3x the price of the 24 or 36-month contract option.
ViewQwest has a 99.5% SLA (Service Level Agreement). This means that you could experience up to 216 minutes of downtime per month. This is lower than M1’, as business broadband providers typically provide 99.9% SLA or higher. If you’re running a business where very low levels of downtime is mission-critical (e.g. you’re running a web hosting business, or you provide SaaS services and can’t afford to be offline), then you may want to consider alternative providers. However, if you’re running a business where a few hours of downtime per month is acceptable to you, then ViewQwest’s prices are hard to beat.
ViewQwest’s plans come with a free Linksys E7350 router (worth $185), and free modem. They will also waive one-time installation fees, which ordinarily are $250.
2. SPTel Business Broadband
SPTel is a joint venture between ST Engineering and SP Power Group.
SPTel’s plans are the 2nd cheapest in this list. Their 500MBPS and 1GBPS plans are only a few dollars more than competing plans from ViewQwest.
SPTel does offer 12-month contracts, but these 12-month plans come with a very high $802.50 one-time set-up fee. This would make the total cost much more expensive than almost all the other plans in this list. If you’re signing up with SPTel, it’s probably better to go with their longer-dated contracts.
If you sign a 24 or 36-month contract, you’ll have the $802.50 one-time fee waived. You’ll also get a free TP-Link AX5400 router (worth almost $500). This is a high-end router that can support up to 80 connected devices at the same time. You’ll also get free DDOS attack detection.
3. M1 Business Broadband
Email: No email, send an enquiry via https://www.m1.com.sg/business/sales-enquiry
M1’s plans are the 3rd cheapest in this list. Their 500MBPS and 1GBPS plans are only a few dollars more than competing plans from ViewQwest.
M1 also offers 12-month contracts for its 300MBPS and 500MBPS plans. If you take up M1’s 12-month plans, there is a one-time set-up fee of $321. M1’s 24 and 36-month contracts will have this $321 set-up fee waived.
M1 advertises a 99.95% SLA, which is equivalent to about 21 minutes of monthly downtime. For the prices M1 is charging, 99.95% SLA is not too shabby.
All of M1’s plans come with a free router and router set-up, valued at $449.
4. Starhub Business Broadband
Phone: 1800 888 8888
Starhub’s plans are the 4th cheapest in this list. One plus point about Starhub is that they offer contracts as short as 12-months, so that you’re not tied down for excessively long periods of time. If you find you’d be happier with a different broadband provider, you can switch out after 1-year, instead of having to wait for 2 or even 3 years.
All of Starhub’s contracts come with a waiver of their one-time set-up fee, which ordinarily is $856. You’ll also get a free TP-Link Deco X20 router (worth $149). If you sign up online for their 24 or 36-month contracts, Starhub will also offer you up to $200 in shopping vouchers.
5. Singtel Business Broadband
Email: No email, send an enquiry via https://www.singtel.com/contact-us/form
Singtel’s plans are the highest-priced in this list – their brand name likely carries a premium.
Singtel’s 500MBPS and 700MBPS plans come with a Nespresso capsule coffee machine, and free robot vacuum cleaner (worth over $500). These are two very useful items to have in the office. Their 1GBPS plan comes with a free Asus Vivobook laptop and robot vacuum cleaner, worth over $1,200.
Singtel’s shortest contracts are 24 months long. Unlike ViewQwest, M1 and Starhub, Singtel does not offer plans slower than 500MBPs.
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