Everyone uses their smartphones differently. Some used it for keeping in touch with voice calls, while others must stay connected with data 24/7. Even when it comes to data, your actual usage can differ greatly from others. There are people who can’t get enough of social updates and there are video junkies who can’t live without binge-watching their drama series on the go.
Your mobile habits can define the type of monster that’s lurking within you. Are you a movie buff? Or are you a social media addict? U Mobile has devised a simple quiz so you can find out. Take the quiz now!
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Astro had enjoyed 20 years of exclusivity as the sole satellite Pay TV provider in Malaysia. That special privilege finally ended on 28 February 2017, opening up the opportunity for other players to start their own satellite based pay TV service.
With the rise of OTT (Over-The-Top) players such as Netflix and iflix, one company believes they have a chance in challenging Astro’s foothold in the pay TV business.
As demand for mobile data increases, Celcom has introduced two big postpaid plans with up to 100GB of high-speed quota. If you use more than 40GB a month, Celcom FIRST Gold Supreme and FIRST Platinum Plus postpaid plans could just be the plan you’re looking for. On top of that, they are giving even more data just for video streaming.
In conjunction with Malaysia’s 60th Merdeka celebration, Tune Talk is introducing a “SIM Kita Lah” prepaid starter pack that gives you RM60 of extra credit. This is available for a limited time only and you have to activate it before 15 September to enjoy its free credit perks.
Malaysians really love their mobile internet and our data consumption is set to increase exponentially in the coming years. According to Maxis’ Q2 2017 report, average data usage on their network has almost doubled from 3.7GB/month to 7.0GB/month year-on-year. In addition, Ericsson predicts that mobile data traffic will increase by 11X for South East Asia and Oceania by 2022.
While our telcos are continuously upgrading their network, there’s one major problem that would hinder our demand for more data and it’s up in the air. Based on UTM’s report on our mobile broadband development, Malaysia needs more spectrum in order to fulfil the growing need for mobile data. If Malaysia doesn’t take appropriate action, the quality of our mobile internet would deteriorate.
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If you’re hooked to the internet before the year 2000, you definitely have used a dial-up service. After the closing of Jaring two years ago, Malaysia’s second ISP service is now coming to an end.
Now you can get much clearer calls on webe, Digi and Yes 4G with the honor 8 Pro.
Digi has just announced its new Family Plans which now offer more data and it’s far less complicated than before. Designed for a family of 3 to 5 members, all lines will get unlimited calls and up to 120GB of shareable data.
We recently received a tip that Maxis will throttle peer-to-peer traffic on their Home Broadband Plans between 8PM to 2AM daily. To confirm this, we contacted Maxis and we’re told that this wasn’t the case as all customers should be able to enjoy full speeds throughout the day.
Huzzah! TM has announced a partnership with what is perhaps the most popular internet streaming service in the world: Netflix.