Where to get Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL in Singapore

If you are looking to get your hands on the new Google Pixel 4 phones in Singapore. You will be able to preorder and buy a Pixel 4 phone from 26th October 2019.

You will be able to buy the Google Pixel 4 phones in Singapore from the following places:

*Note – Starhub is exclusively selling Google Pixel 4 phones this year (last year Singtel was the exclusive reseller of Google Pixel 3 phones).

**I have down a brief breakdown on Starhub’s Google Pixel 4 plans here

Google Pixel 4 Pricing in Singapore

Overall pricing for the Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL phones are currently being quoted as:

  • Google Pixel 4 will be S$1169 in 64GB and S$1269 in 128GB
  • Google Pixel 4 XL (larger size screens) will cost S$1319 in 64GB and S$1469 in 128GB

Google Pixel 4 Offers right now in Singapore

Update 27th October 2019 – These are the current Google Pixel after the release date (after 26th Oct 2019).

Overall, the post-release deals are pretty muted compared to the pre-release deals (scroll down and you’ll see what I mean from what I screenshotted previously from the resellers).

  • Challenger – Similar offer as pre-release. “Free Google Nest Hub (worth S$139) – Challenger hachi.tech website
  • Courts – Similar offer as pre-release. “Buy NOW & get these FREE* gifts:
    • Google Nest Hub
    • Free 3-month extended warranty *While stocks last
  • Google Store online – No specials at all.
  • Starhub Same offer as pre-release, nothing special. That is, extra 10GB monthly for 2 year plan and free weekend data. If you are new customer to Starhub from another telecom like Singtel or M1 then you’ll get S$200 off the phone. You can read my summary of their Google Pixel 4 Starhub plans here.

Google Pixel 4 pre-order/ pre-release specials

Current resellers are offering preorder specials for the Google Pixel 4 phones before their official release in Singapore on the 26th October 2019. Here are previews of the current specials captured from their websites online.

  • Challenger – “Free Google Nest Hub (worth S$139) + Free pair of Gold Class Movie vouchers (worth S$54)” – Challenger hachi.tech website
  • Courts – “Preorder and get one of these free gifts
    • Google Nest Hub
    • Google Store S$100 voucher
    • Wireless Earphone worth S$129
    • Free 3-month extended warranty
    • (Limited to the first 250 customers only – preorder period: 16th to 23rd Oct 2019)” – Courts website
  • Google Store online – “Get a S$200 promotional code (after purchase) to spend on the Google Store with a pre-order or purchase of Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL. Promotion ends 24 October 2019 at 11:59pm SGT”. – Google Store website
  • Starhub – “Coming to Starhub on 26 October 2019, you can enjoy extra 10GB monthly for 2 years with sign-up to our #hellochange mobile plans. Save S$15.35/ month with FREE Caller Number Display and International Roaming forever. Plus, get FREE weekend data when you shop online!” – Starhub website

Here are previews of their current preorder offers below:

Pixel 4 preorder promotion from Courts
Pixel 4 preorder promotion from Courts
Pixel 4 preorder promotion from Challenger
Pixel 4 preorder promotion from Challenger
Pixel 4 preorder promotion from Starhub
Pixel 4 preorder promotion from Starhub

StarHub is the sole telco to launch Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL for Singapore customers.

Starting Saturday, 26 October 2019, customers will be able to buy Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL at $0 upfront cost with StarHub’s #HelloChange mobile plans. They will be able to pay for their new phone over 24 months through their StarHub monthly bills.

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will be available for purchase through StarHub Online Store at www.starhub.com/pixel-4 or at StarHub Shops. Online Exclusive: Customers who buy through StarHub Online Store will get an exclusive mobile plan benefit – free surfing every weekend on StarHub’s superfast mobile network at no additional charge. These customers will also enjoy free home delivery.

Customers on StarHub’s #HelloChange mobile plans enjoy the best value and simplicity. On top of having extra-large data bundles, customers get free caller ID forever and complete freedom from hidden activation, registration and SIM card fees as imposed by competitor brands.

Source: Starhub: https://www.starhub.com/about-us/newsroom/2019/october/starhub-only-telco-google-pixel-4.html

Google Pixel 4 reseller previews from their online stores

Here are screenshots from the current online stores in Singapore selling the Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL phones: Challenger, Courts, Google Store and Starhub.

Challenger/ Hachi.tech
Starhub (exclusive telecom reseller)

Google Pixel 4 from Courts
Google Pixel 4 from Courts
Google Store online

I hope you helps you work out where you can your hands on a Google Pixel 4 phone to enjoy!

How to test an xml WSDL endpoint using SOAP UI

This is a brief guide if you are keen to learn how to test your WSDL endpoint using SOAP UI.

To start off with, what is WSDL?

What is WSDL?

WSDL is a “Web Service Definition Language” is an XML language for describing Web services. Specifically, it is defined by the industry body W3 – World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) organisation as the following:

Web Service Definition Language (WSDL) is an XML format for describing network services as a set of endpoints operating on messages containing either document-oriented or procedure-oriented information. The operations and messages are described abstractly, and then bound to a concrete network protocol and message format to define an endpoint.

W3.org
Source: https://www.w3.org/TR/wsdl.html#_wsdl

Okay, you may be thinking, that’s great. So how do I test it?

Well I will show you how to test this WSDL using a free online web services endpoint that has been made available for testing. The WSDL and endpoint will be testing with is called the Holiday Web Service WSDL and I will be using a free version of an API endpoint testing software called, “SOAP UI” to show you how to test and engage with an WSDL endpoint.

About Holiday Web Service WSDL

The Holiday Web Service WSDL (HolidayService2 Web Service) is a free service that calculates holiday dates. Offered via their website at http://www.holidaywebservice.com/

HolidayService2 Web Service

Specifically, “HolidayService2” will be the version we will be using today. They have kindly created a bunch of operations or functions where you can to retrieve holiday dates based on a provided country code and date ranges.

We will also focus on the GetCountriesAvailable API call and will be notinng the following countries which are currently supported by their WSDL. (please note that you will need to have the exact text exact wording to generate a result). That is:

  • United States – UnitedStates
  • Great Britain & Wales – GreatBritain
  • Northern Ireland – IrelandNorthern
  • Republic of Ireland – IrelandRepublicOf
  • Canada – Canada

From a system perspective, this is what is set in their WSDL.

<countryCode>Canada or GreatBritain or IrelandNorthern or IrelandRepublicOf or Scotland or UnitedStates</countryCode>

Manually check if the output is correct

At any time, you can also confirm output using this page, where you can check the public holidays – http://www.holidaywebservice.com/ServicesAvailable_HolidayService2_HolidayCode-Object.aspx

HolidayService2 Web Service operations

The team that created Holiday Web Services also offer other operations, these include: 

  • GetCountriesAvailable – Get the available countries
  • GetHolidayDate – Get the date of a specific holiday
  • GetHolidaysAvailable – Get the available holidays for a specified country
  • GetHolidaysForDateRange – Get the holidays for a date range
  • GetHolidaysForMonth – Get the holidays for a specific month
  • GetHolidaysForYear – Get the holidays for an entire year

Testing the HolidayService2 Web Service operations using SOAP UI

Step 0 – Install Soap UI Open Source

Download and install SoapUI Open Source software on your computer soapui.org/downloads/soapui.html

Step 1 – Create New SOAP Project in SOAP UI

  • Project name: Holiday Web Service Testing
  • Initial WSDL endpoint link: http://www.holidaywebservice.com//HolidayService_v2/HolidayService2.asmx?wsdl
  • Create Requests: Create sample requests for all operations: Yes
  • Create Test Suite: Creates a Test Suite for the imported WSDL: Yes

Step 2 – Generate testsuite (Optional)

Step 3 – select Getholidaysavailable endpoint

Select the “GetHolidayAvailable” endpoint, add in the following as the body payload and send the request through.

<soapenv:Envelope xmlns:soapenv="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/" xmlns:hs="http://www.holidaywebservice.com/HolidayService_v2/">
 <soapenv:Body>
 <hs:GetHolidaysAvailable>
 <hs:countryCode>IrelandRepublicOf</hs:countryCode>
 </hs:GetHolidaysAvailable>
 </soapenv:Body>
</soapenv:Envelope>

Step 4 – Change country Change the country to see different results.

<soapenv:Envelope xmlns:soapenv="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/" xmlns:hs="http://www.holidaywebservice.com/HolidayService_v2/">
 <soapenv:Body>
 <hs:GetHolidaysAvailable>
 <hs:countryCode>UnitedStates</hs:countryCode>
 </hs:GetHolidaysAvailable>
 </soapenv:Body>
</soapenv:Envelope>

You can use the “Clone Request” function within SOAP UI if you would like to speed things up and save the different requests you want to test.

You can also try with Canada.

References:

Web Services Description Language (WSDL) Version 2.0 Part 1: Core Language, https://www.w3.org/TR/wsdl20/

You will also find a summary of these additional operations supported by this Web service available here – http://holidaywebservice.com/HolidayService_v2/HolidayService2.asmx and http://www.holidaywebservice.com/ServicesAvailable_HolidayService2.aspx.

https://www.w3.org/TR/wsdl.html#_wsdl