My M1 Mobile Broadband contract will expire in 2 weeks’ time and I was told there will be no more 50% discount on the price plan. That’s as good as telling me to switch to Singtel or Starhub. After some research, I decided that I will go for the Starhub MaxMobile Prepaid. And it would be 7.2Mbps data plan with the
$149 $98 Starhub mobile broadband modem.
The Starhub MaxMobile Prepaid bundle promotion includes a Huawei E1750 USB modem (HSDPA 7.2Mbps/HSUPA 5.6Mbps) and Prepaid SIM card plus 2 additional $6 top-up cards and it costs only
$149 $98. The Huawei E1750 USB Modem is priced at CNY800(about S$171) so I thought there must be a catch for Starhub to offer the 7.2Mbps mobile broadband prepaid bundle at such low price!
Maybe the Starhub E1750 is locked and cannot accept other service provider SIM cards.
Tested M1 Mobile Broadband SIM Card in Starhub Mobile Broadband Modem
So I set out to test my new Starhub mobile broadband modem, Huawei E1750, with my exisiting M1 Mobile Broadband SIM card which I have been using for the past 1 year in the M1’s Vodafone E220 USB Modem.
With the Vodafone E220 USB modem, all the settings were configured nicely for M1 SIM card so I have no idea how to configure it for the E1750. Luckily, after some googling I found the M1 settings at AlvinPoh.com.
Here’s the screen shots on the value to enter for the Starhub’s Huawei E1750 USB modem:
- Dial Number: *99#
- Username: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Password: ppp
Also, ensure that both CHAP and PAP are not selected in the Advanced settings.
Once connected, the DNS are:
The M1 mobile broadband SIM card can actually work with my new Starhub MaxMobile Prepaid modem!
Starhub MaxMobile USB Modem is Not Locked
So the Starhub E1750 USB modem is unlocked.
How about Singtel Mobile Broadband?
Connection settings for Singtel Mobile Broadband:
1. Number to dial is *99#
to use is 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124
3. APN for Singtel is “internet”
4. Username =
5. Password =
Next week , when I get my hand on Singtel BBOM SIM card, I shall test it with the E1750. Or, maybe you have already tried it? Do leave your comment below.