P1 4G refreshes portable, fixed & combo broadband plans

Posted:  July 8, 2011   By:    9 comments   


P1 has recently given its entire broadband line up a new refresh for both portable and broadband plans. Their biggest highlight is their new “ONE PLAN” which claims to offer the best of outdoor and indoor. What it offers is a combination of desktop modem and portable WiGGY modems at a combo price. Despite the “One Plan” naming, there are actually 3 plans available which are tied to its 3 Home/Office broadband plans.

If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. The One Plan is actually a rename of their Super Broadband package which was launched last October.

Head after the jump for more details and comparison of their old and current offerings.

Home and Office Plans
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For Home and Office plans, they made a couple of changes. First is their entry Home Lite plan is now RM59, a RM10 increase than before. It still comes with the same 5GB/month quota but the speed is now upgraded from 400kbps to 600kbps. Next, mid level RM99 plan has its speed increased from 1.2Mbps to 2.0Mbps but its monthly quota is slashed from 20GB to 15GB a month. Meanwhile, its highest RM139 plan maintains its 30GB/month quota and its speed is increased slightly from 4.8Mbps to 5.0Mbps.

Portable Postpaid (W1GGY)
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For the Portable Wiggys, they have now reduced to only 2 plans and their fastest 10Mbps plan being discontinued. Wiggy 59 offers 1.0Mbps with 3GB while Wiggy 89 offers 5.0Mbps with 6GB. We seriously can’t keep track with the Wiggy plans as they have been revised countless of times with similar names.

Home/Office + Portable Add on
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For the existing postpaid user that wishes to add-on a wiggy, there are 2 options available at RM30/month which is offered based on your main broadband plan. For the entry level users, you’ll get the US-230/UM-230 modem which offers 1.0Mbps while those on higher plans will get the newer UH-235 which offers 5.0Mbps. Add that with the new revised postpaid plans and you’ll end up with the One Plan offering. Their prepaid wiggy and WiMAX Inside plans for laptops remain unchanged.

Once you’ve seen the full picture, these plans are nothing new. It is just a name change with revisions made on their speeds, price and quota in order to stay relevant. Even their P1 MiFi product was quietly discontinued without a trace. We were expecting much more from P1 instead of just rehashing the same plans over and over again.

In terms of value, it all depends if you’re looking for speed or data quota. From the comparison above, there is an increase of cost per GB but that’s being compensated by speed upgrades. When talking about achievable speeds, it is very much dependent on network condition at your area.

For more information, head over to P1’s website.

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9 Comments for P1 4G refreshes portable, fixed & combo broadband plans

Chekmate

Grasping at straws perhaps?

Jerry

the one plan is made for convenience for the customers. you only need to pay ONE price for 2 devices, instead of adding on….and paying extra..etc. Its for the customer's convenience and i think its good they restructured the plan for the customers. It makes things a lot easier. Plus they also educated the public that different devices are used under different conditions.Example, the Home Modem is made for Home as its reception is strong enough to penetrate through the house walls etc….whereas the wiggy, with smaller and weaker reception, is meant for outside use where there are less barriers. Kudos to P1 for coming up with a plan that puts customer's convenience a priority, making billing simple and only under 1 price.

    Jeng Jeng

    I smell a P1 salesman syiok sendiri.

    WTF

    ThankQ for educating the public. So Wiggy is a weaker reception modem. Can you list out the places you mean by Outdoor? Bus Stop? Roadside? Football field? Anywhere else? I need to be educated where to use this. Very convenient.

chorwin

Look like the purpose of restructure the new price plan is to increase price for other package and encourage user to take 2 in 1 package, where they make more money out from each subscriber.

All telcos and internet provider start to increase their price due to 6% GST by gov. This is expected move by company! Anyway, look like the day of internet subscription fee going down is not possible, it will just be more expensive, just like US, where Verizon start to implement tier data plan, instead of $30 for unlimited BW. What to do?

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Sux

Jerry is a paid shiller. Kudos for one bill? P1 hire such monkeys to comment on every blog now. why no kudos for increasing the price?

Raymond

hmmm…P1 has done many heavy promotions in the past, some were good and some fall short. Let's see how this one works out. Hope for the best though..

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