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Landline phone in Singapore

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Singtel is the national company that handles telephone lines and services.

Applying for a residential phone line

You can apply for a phone line by doing the following:

Calling 169 if you are a residential customer or 166 if you are a business customer


Filling out an application form at any post office, Singapore Telecom Customer service outlet or Teleshop.

Singapore Telecom
31 Exeter Road
Tower Block Comcentre 1
Tel: (65) 838 3388

Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 8am-6pm; Sat: 8am-2pm

Sending a completed application in the post to:

For residential customers:
The Department Manager
Residential sales
Singapore Telecom
Orchard Post Office Box 309

For business customers:
The Department Manager
Corporate sales
Singapore Telecom
Orchard Post Office Box 398

Foreigners with work permits are required to pay an initial deposit of $250, and for foreigners with social visit passes the initial deposit is $500.

Your phone line should be in service within 6 working days from the time of approval.

For providers of mobile phone (cellphone) services, you also have the option of going with M1 (Mobile1), and StarHub. Both offer international calling at very competitive prices, sometimes as much as 40% lower, so it's worth checking them out too.

MobileOne (M1)

10 International Business Park
Singapore 609928
Tel: (65) 6895-1111

StarHub Pte Ltd
51 Cuppage Road
#07-00 StarHub Centre
Singapore 229469
Tel: (65) 6825 5000
Fax: (65) 6721 5000

International Direct Dialling

Provider Access Code

  • Singtel 001
  • M1 002
  • StarHub 008

Public Phones

Public phones can be found everywhere in Singapore, and can be coin-operated or card phones. You can purchase card phones at all post-offices and many other outlets. Airports and major hotels also offer credit card operated phones.

Related article: Mobile Phone in Singapore

Update 19/04/2008


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