Yesterday I analysed whether it is worth subscribing to Mio TV. After much thought, I still feel that the contents are subpar to what Starhub has to offer. Moreover, the start up costs is S$117.
I have to thank an anonymous blogger who highlighted to me that I forgot to add in the costs of the phone line. I almost forget that people these days don't have Fix line at home.
Thus if you intend to subscribe to the most basic mio TV with a few channels + free to air + HD5, you would actually have to pay around S$24 (S$16+$8.33). Also don't forget you need to purchase an ADSL2+ modem (Straits Times says it is a Free Loan). You can head over to Singtel mio site and check that the modem is not loaned out for free. You have to either buy those specific models from Singtel or you can grab one at a cheaper price from auctions sites.
At S$29, I think my Starhub Cable TV offers better channels and contents than Singtel Mio TV. Singtel, maybe you can throw in the ADSL2+ modem for loan and scrap off the S$53.50 activation fee, that will certainly grab some market share.