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I got my Mio!

Yes! It’s finally here! My Mio has just been installed, after a wait of 3 weeks. The demand is so great that the queue to get it installed took so long.

You can get all the pictures at Singtel’s website.

So far it seems to be faster. My streaming of YouTube has not chocked, or hiccuped yet.

I’ll just tell you what was not covered in Singtel’s website.

It has:

  • 4 ethernet ports at the back. So you do not need a switch anymore. Ok, it has wireless too. So you do not need a wireless switch anymore. One less equipment to power up.
  • All kinds of extensions. Sorry, I got excited.  There are ethernet sockets, phone-in socket, phone-out socket, and USB socket.  If you need something to connect to your switch, the technician is very kind to entertain you. Or extra phone, or loop back to your house’s phone sockets, he’s able to help you.
  • There’s also a USB socket. I don’t know what it’s for yet. Hmm… I just realised that there’s no manual!
  • Telephone out socket. Just like the old ADSL modems.
  • Male version. Yeah, there’s a black and white Mio. The white Mio, featured in Singtel’s commercials as a smarty-pants push-over bitch, is the female version. I’m glad I got the male version.

I’m happy so far. I hope the Internet doesn’t get bogged down at night, like it used to when I had the Starhub connection.

Categories: Chatter, Review, Service
  1. March 28, 2007 at 3:48 pm

    Cannot believe there’s no manual for Mio.

    Didn’t know there’s a male or female version for the Mio. when you say male or female, I don’t think you are talking about the sockets right ?

  2. March 28, 2007 at 4:20 pm

    Nope, it wasn’t about the sockets. It was the colors. There’s a black version, referred to as the male version by the technician. The white version, as seen in the advertisements, is the female version.

  3. amigoeva
    April 13, 2007 at 5:45 pm

    Hi! Found ur blog when I googled for mio. Would like to know if there was any problem within this few wks of ur usage of mio? (be it the VOIP phones or internet access) Thanks alot!

  4. April 14, 2007 at 7:31 am

    amigoeva: So far there are no problems. The Internet performance is better than Starhub’s. The bandwidth is more consistent. 3Mbps is sufficient for me. Honestly, I haven’t used the VOIP with the 3G phone yet. I use the land line feature and that’s fine if you don’t connect it through a micro-filter.

  5. amigoeva
    April 19, 2007 at 10:58 am

    Thank you so much! Cos I read quite lotsa complains online bout mio, but I guess it’s a heng suay thingy. I think I’ll get my mio during the next Comex (or is it Sitex? haha) =)

  6. April 19, 2007 at 11:18 am

    amigoeva: I’m not surprised that lots of people are complaining. It’s difficult when so much features are squeezed into one box. On top of that, so many of your neighbors are using wireless that interference is very likely. Most just use it out of the box, so they are all on full power, on the same ssid and the same channel… I just decided to go wire and I have no complains on Internet access. 🙂 If you use the wireless, just spend the effort to distinguish your wireless network from all the rest.

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