RSAF Open House 2006 & Number Portability

RSAF Open House 2006 & Number Portability

Well, it was a fun time at the RSAF Open House 2006 yesterday, as I met up with my platoon mates who are on duty, bumped into my CWO and saw the ex-Comd ADSD there. The aerial display was really fun, and you get to see F16s fly close to the exhibition area (like, 20m above the ground), conducting a mock bombing of the runway, various exhibits from aerospace manufacturers, visiting the flight simulator and grabbing freebies like stickers, bags and others. One thing bad though, was that I forgot to bring my sunglasses, and my skin has a nice red glow after an entire day at the exhibition area.

I just came back from a trip to Bukit Batok Central to print my POSB Savings book, and I dropped by the M1 Shop to see what new phones and plans are on offer. Although the new phones are tempting (Dopod 585 for $98 for a 2-year contract!), they come with 2 year contracts, and I already completed half of my existing one when I changed my ancient Nokia 3310 to a Plucky Pink Sony Ericsson J300i (they only had that colour left) with a new 2 year plan. Furthermore, in the fourth quarter of next year, the mobile operators in Singapore will have full number portability, so switching operators will hopefully be pain-free (due to network/system problems and administrative charges). By then, we should see some interesting offers and events happening. Will more M1 customers switch to StarHub or SingTel? Will more mobile phone telcos come into play? Let’s wait and see.

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