Aug 29, 2013

Fibre gives Broadband a Boost

(Daddy blogs)

Like it or not, the thing about technology nowadays is that there is an increasing need to stay connected. Even more so for me, especially since I am a Financial Planner by profession and moonlight as a Daddy Blogger as well. So not only is it important for me to remain contactable with my clients, I depend on the various social media platforms to engage with my blog's readers.

And trust me, it can be a terrible nightmare if my home internet connection fails me at the crucial moments.

So my criteria for a home-based broadband connection is simple - fast and stable. Come to think of it, these are the exact same conditions that apply to my monkies when it comes to their e-learning. 

Ash's and Ayd's primary school has been embracing the e-learning aspect more frequently and there are times when both of them need to complete some of their homework via e-learning websites. And I shudder to think of what will happen should the home internet connection fail when they are midway through their homework!

Luckily though, that dreaded scenario has not happened, all thanks to M1's Fibre Broadband - Singapore's first home Fibre Broadband with symmetric speed. I know most people tend to view download speeds as the most important aspect of a broadband connection but did you know that upload speeds are equally important as well?

To receive data, a device sends an initial request upstream so one can start surfing or downloading. The faster the upload speed, the faster the request is being sent which undeniably results in a better surfing experience! So, upload speed affects not only your file sharing capability but also your overall surfing experience as well.

And with symmetric speed offered by M1's Fibre Broadband, the monkies have been able access their e-learning websites seamlessly, and also view their favourite online videos at blazing speeds - all thanks to us being able to enjoy maximum upload speeds as fast as download speeds concurrently. Ditto for me - processing, streaming and uploading of photos and videos for my blog has never been speedier.

Of course, I wouldn't go so far as to claim that M1's Fibre Broadband is infallible. Because nothing in the world is. But in the event it does happen, you can be assured that M1 listens to its every consumer's needs. More than ever, ensuring connectivity is not just a simple business model but it is all about maintaining relationships and ensuring consumers getting exactly what they need. 

To walk the talk and show M1 is indeed committed in making sure each of its customers gets what he/she deserves, M1 is now holding a Facebook contest which calls for consumers to submit their own videos and say what they enjoy on Fibre Broadband. And because it is named The M1 For Every One Contest, this contest is open to EVERYONE, even non-M1 customers!

Participation is easy. All you have to do is to create and submit your own video and upload it via M1's Facebook contest page or on Instagram. If you are uploading your video through Instagram do remember to hashtag it with #M1foreveryone. To get started, get hold of a large sheet of paper or whiteboard and write down what you enjoy on Fibre Broadband.

Then take a short video with you holding up the paper or whiteboard and say into the camera what you have written.

Upload your video onto M1's Facebook contest page or Instagram and cross your fingers, toes and eyes! (Note that you have to 'like' M1's Facebook page in order to gain access to the contest app)


And what of the prizes you ask?

There will be a total of TEN winners. Five winners selected fortnightly and have their videos stitched together into one winners’ video, which will then be uploaded onto the Facebook contest page. And these are the prizes on offer:

Weeks 1 & 2 -  5 x HTC One 
Weeks 3 & 4 - 5 x Samsung Galaxy S4

Other than ten winners, there will also be a lucky draw. This will open to everyone who has submitted a video (videos are subjected to moderation, not all content will be considered valid) and they stand to win:

Weeks 1 & 2 - 10 x Sony Xperia Tablet Z  
Weeks 3 & 4 - 10 x Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 

The M1 For Every One (What do you enjoy on Fibre Broadband?) Contest is from 29 Aug 2013 (0000 hours) to 11 Sept 2013 (2359 hours) and submit a video for a chance to win fantastic gadgets!

Oh and remember, this contest is open to everyone. You don’t need to be a M1 customer to be eligible! So what are you waiting for? Visit M1's Facebook contest page now!

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