Living in the 21st century comes with its own set of problems. Which one of these can you relate to?
Trying to watch your favourite shows but the WiFi can’t keep up
Imagine watching the A Team of Flying Tiger 2 in hot pursuit of a criminal, and then being interrupted by the buffering sign. You curse the limited WiFi connectivity under your breath. Did they manage to catch him??? Flying Tiger 2 may be a thrilling police drama, but the true villain here is the slow WiFi.
Or… When you want speedy WiFi but the routers are ugly
Sorry to whoever designs them, but routers join air-conditioners and standing fans in the list of ugly albeit necessary home appliances. And somehow, the stronger the speed offered the weirder or bulkier it usually looks. As the young ‘uns would say: It’s not “aesthetic”.
Forgetting to replace your smart-lock batteries
Technology has blessed us with smart-locks, which allows us to unlock our front doors with our fingerprints or a password. Unfortunately, some of us forget that these things run on battery – and find out only when we’re locked out of the house!
Thinking you’ve switched on the charger, but you didn’t
… Or realising the cable wasn’t plugged in properly. Well, it happens to the best of us. This is also why you should have a portable charger with you. Just don’t forget to charge that, too.
WiFi dead zones
Wi-Fi dead zones are areas in your home where the signal strength is, well, dead. This is especially common in spacious homes like a maisonette or a home with lots of structures blocking the router. If you find yourself switching to cellular data more often than not, you are the sad owner of a dead zone.
Writing this article made us realise that most of it are Wi-Fi related – which is not too bad, because it means they can easily be solved. Which brings us to the next point:
The StarHub HomeHub Plus 2G plan is awesome, and here’s why.
It features a super-fast 2Gbps Fibre Broadband
- You’ll love this if you belong to a family with multiple internet users. The plan comes with two dedicated 1Gbps fibre connection.
- The plan also includes two units of StarHub Smart WiFi to remove dead spots and provide excellent WiFi coverage for your home. For those living in large houses; place one in the living room and another nearer to the bedrooms. This way, your mum can watch her Kdrama (Mystic Pop-up Bar, anyone?), your dad his football, and your siblings their TikToks, all at the same time without the dreaded buffers.
- Bonus: Remember the ugly routers we spoke about? You won’t have that problem here. For its routers, StarHub uses the Nokia Beacon 1 router. This model won a Red Dot Award in 2019 for having an efficient mesh technology despite its compact, minimalist design. No more ugly routers, thanks!
It gives you access to 90,000 hours’ worth of shows
- The StarHub HomeHub Plus 2G plan was made for the entertainment junkie. Each subscription is entitled to one Entertainment Pass. You can choose from the English, Asian, Movies, Sports, Malay, Indian or Filipino Entertainment Pass, which gives you a looong list of shows and channels under your selected theme. As a limited time offer, you can get your second Entertainment Pass for free for 2 years if you sign up today.
- For the English Entertainment Pass, we recommend Killing Eve on BBC First Ch 502. The spy thriller has been nominated for the BAFTA and Golden Globe, so you know it’s good. There’s also The Flash on Warner TV Ch 515 and – for those who picked up cooking during Circuit Breaker – the latest season of MasterChef Australia on Lifetime Ch 514.
- For the Asian Entertainment Pass, check out The Sleuth of the Ming Dynasty. Set in 15th-century China, this political drama follows a government official who is investigating a murder. There’s also The World of The Married (below) whose scandalous scenes are constantly trending on Facebook. Juicy stuff. Both are on Hub Drama First Ch 860.
- Another bonus: You can switch between the Passes anytime and enjoy the new one in 24 hours. You can even access these shows when you’re not at home, on your phone or tablet via the StarHub Go app.
Netflix is included
- You don’t need multiple subscriptions to enjoy the best of Pay TV and Video Streaming. The plan includes a Netflix Standard Plan (two-screen HD) so you can enjoy the best of both worlds.
- As a limited offer, you can get a free upgrade to Netflix Premium Plan (currently up to four screens, Ultra HD) for two years when you sign up today.
- To make it easier for users to switch between Netflix and StarHub shows, Netflix is also available on the StarHub set-top box. Simply tune in to Netflix on Ch 525 for shows like Space Force (oh Steve Carell, we’ve missed you!), Money Heist, and cult classics like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and The Godfather.
- Already on Netflix? Link your existing account and profiles to the HomeHub Plus 2G plan.
Enjoy great savings with this bundle
You can save… *drumroll* over $300 yearly with StarHub HomeHub Plus 2G. Let’s do some quick math.
|Usual Price/month||HomeHub Plus 2G
|2Gbps Fibre Broadband|
Includes StarHub Smart WiFi (set of 2)
Includes TV set-top box and StarHub Go
|Netflix Standard Plan||$15.98||Inclusive|
|2nd Entertainment Pass||$17.90||FREE|
|Upgrade to Netflix Premium Plan||$4||FREE|
(Save over $300 yearly!)
The plan is $99.90/month, but includes $130.68 worth of services.
And did you know that StarHub won the Best Pay TV Service Provider at the 2020 HWZ+HWM Tech Awards Reader’s Choice Awards? Netflix, too, won the Best Video Streaming Service Provider. This means you’ll be getting the best of the best in one package.
We say this all-in-one bundle gives you more bang for your buck. Sign up for the StarHub HomeHub Plus 2G plan to avoid some of the first-world problems we listed here.
Brought to you by StarHub.
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