Archive for February, 2011

February 8, 2011

Cricket World Cup 2011 coverage

You may all be aware that the 10th world cup cricket starting on the 19th Feb would only be telecast on Singtel’s Mio TV on the STAR Cricket Channel (CH123). Those of you who’d be interested in subscribing to Mio TV, the following is the break up of cost you’d incur.

Singtel home phone line – SGD 29.99 per quarter (SGD 10 per month) – MIO TV works only through a home phone line
Cricket Package – SGD 19.99 per month (for an yearly contract) or SGD 39.99 per month (for a monthly contract)
Installation charges(One time) – SGD 50
Activation charges – Waived
Freebies – Set-top box, some basic free channels.

Bottom Line
If you go for a yearly contract on the cricket package your MIO TV bill would be on an average SGD 30 per month. (SGD 30 quarterly for home line and SGD 19.99 for cricket channels monthly)

Tips
Re-contract(if not under contract already and would want to hold on to) your existing Starhub cable TV(for 2 years) and your internet plan(for 1 year) and enjoy discount upto SGD 15 per month to partially offset your new bill on Mio TV

Link to the tournament itinerary http://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-schedule/series/228/icc-world-cup-2011

Another option for those who are already under starhub contract : Take Singtel for only 2 months. NO contract with Singtel.

This is how it works out:

Initial installation charges including home phone line: $80
Charge for cricket package : $40 per month (Two months = $80)

Total for two months= $ 160. Though this is on higher side, but still an option.