Third Singaporean Mobile Operator to Offer IPhone

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Singaporean mobile operator StarHub will start selling Apple's iPhone before the end of this year, the company said Monday.

The announcement means all three of Singapore's mobile operators will offer the iPhone, which is currently only available from Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel), which began selling the handset last year. In October, MobileOne said it had reached an agreement with Apple to offer the iPhone.

"StarHub and Apple have reached an agreement to bring iPhone to customers in Singapore later this year. StarHub looks forward to offering iPhone and a range of tailored service plans to customers in Singapore," the operator said in a statement that used the same wording as the statement released by M1 last month.

Neither StarHub or M1 has yet revealed price plans for the iPhone. SingTel's plans range from a monthly charge of S$39 (US$28) to S$205, and offer from 500MB to 3GB of data downloads before excess data charges kick in for users. The cheapest plan offers 100 minutes of talktime on outgoing plans, while the most expensive offers 1,500 minutes.

For SingTel's cheapest iPhone plan, users pay from S$398 for an iPhone 3G 8GB to S$678 for an iPhone 3GS 32GB. Users that sign up for more expensive plans get the handsets for free.

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