U Mobile have been slashing its prepaid BlackBerry rates quite regularly. Not too long ago, they have reduced their daily BlackBerry daily subscription to RM0.88/day. Now they have also reduced their weekly and monthly subscription to RM5.50/week and RM19/month.
This is among the cheapest and the plans include additional data usage such as video streaming. As comparison, Tune Talk charges RM0.98/daily or RM28/monthly but their additional data usage is charged at 5sen/MB.
For more information, head to U Mobile’s BlackBerry Prepaid page.
U Mobile today has introduced a series of postpaid plans that comes with free calls and SMS. While it looks like a voice + data postpaid plan, the header suggest that its a data plan that comes with free calls and SMS. So which came first – Data or Voice? We have to look into the offering to find out.
Earlier this year, U Mobile has introduced a range of postpaid plans with bundled data – U Lite, U Value, U Plus and U Premium. All 4 offer bundled calls, SMS and data between 3GB to 5GB. For this new offering, they have 3 plans – U28, U58 and U88 with 1GB, 2GB and 3GB respectively. What goes inside the plan gets a little bit weird.
For the U28 plan of RM28/month, you’ll get 1GB of data and 300 Free SMS to any number. The next plan U58 of RM58/month offers double the data at 2GB, but instead offers 300 minutes of Free calls to any network. For RM88/month, you’ll get 3GB of data and both Free 300 minutes calls and 300 SMS. Someone must have thought those that use 1GB would SMS more while 2GB users are more talkers than texters. There’s no mention what happens if you finished your mobile internet quota and we can’t find the FAQ for this plan.
In terms of value, the U28 is a better offering if you require 1GB of mobile internet and if you hardly make much calls. The closest alternative is U Mobile Unlimited Mobile Internet plan for prepaid which offers 100 minutes of calls, 30 Free SMS and 500MB of data for the same price of RM28/month. For U58, that’s recommended for those that need about 2GB of data and makes about 5 hours of calls a month but SMS is charged as additional. For U88, it struggles with U Lite plan which makes it harder to decide.
The logic behind these plans baffle us and if you want the best of both worlds, the normal Voice & Data plans would be a better choice. For those that just need a data plan from U Mobile, we recommend either MB40 that offers 2GB at RM40/month or MB68 with 5GB at RM68/month. No doubt the lower U28 and U58 is something different but you’ll need to study your calls and sms pattern when deciding if this is the plan for you.
U Mobile was supposed to make things simpler but somehow things just got complicated with these plans.
For more information, head over to U Mobile.
In this never before release video, Steve Jobs lends his voice to what is probably one of the most iconic advertisements of our time — one that perfectly encapsulates his maverick and visionary spirit.
Stay hungry and foolish everyone because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.
The version that was air is available after the jump if you want to take a look at that as well.
Samsung teased us with a glimpse of the Nexus Prime in a teaser video yesterday but the bright blue glow in the video denied us from having a clearer look at what is to be unpacked this October 11. Today, thanks to the Photoshopping prowess of Reddit user Greyhaven7, we have a much clearer picture of this sexy soon to be released Nexus phone.
The picture gives us a much more defined look at the Nexus Prime with its curve form-factor clearly seen here and once again, we have to say the device looks gorgeous from this angle. In the picture, we can also see a bump at left side of the image similar to the one on the Galaxy S II.
The Nexus Prime is expected to feature a 1.5Ghz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a high-def 4.65-inch screen pushing 1280×720 pixel resolution, NFC and an 8MP camera with 1080p video capabilities. All this in a shell that is expected to be just 8mm thin.
All will be revealed at the Samsung Unpacked event happening in San Diego next week. We’ll be around to give you live a commentary as the event happens on October 12, Wednesday at 0230hrs Malaysian time. So stay tuned.
If you’re interested. Machines has setup a tribute wall in its Mid Valley and KLCC outlets for you to post a your tribute to Steve Jobs.
The news of Steve Jobs’ passing must have came as a shock to everyone. An innovator, maverick and the consummate visionary, it is undeniable that the Crazy One has made an impact on countless lives all over the world.
You can be Apple die-hard or you can be a non-believer but what you can’t deny is that Steve changed the world, and for that we tip our hats to the man in the black turtleneck and washed-out Levis. Thank you Steve, you will be desperately missed.