Streaming services are growing in popularity as more content becomes readily available for users to access without having to purchase each title individually. The problem with streaming content on mobile/data plans is that they take up a lot of your quota, leaving mobile users hesitant to expend valuable quota to watch videos or stream movies.
Well, Digi plans to solve that with what they call “bite-sized video passes” that let customers enjoy streaming content without worrying about using up their internet quota. Meet Digi Video Freedom.
UPDATE: Celcom and Digi have introduced new plans with more data. Check out the latest postpaid comparison here.
Maxis has finally responded to the recent postpaid price war by upgrading all MaxisONE plans with up to 9GB of extra data. These new upgraded plans will be rolled out to all new and existing subscribers by the end of this month. While waiting for that to kick in, Maxis is giving 3GB extra data next week to all MaxisONE plan customers.
So how does Maxis’ postpaid offering compare against the rest? It’s time for another round of postpaid comparison.
Capitalising on their “widest 4G LTE-A” network coverage, Digi launched two 4G LTE-Advanced plans — the Broadband 145 and Broadband 185. These plans are designed to give customers high-speed Internet connectivity anywhere within Digi’s LTE-A coverage areas via the company’s new LTE-A capable MobiFi device.
For a long time now, the 4G operator scene in Malaysia has been dominated by four companies — Celcom, Digi, Maxis and U Mobile. However, at the end of last year, we reported that there would be a new player entering the scene in 2016 and it seems this could be it.
The most powerful 4-inch smartphone will be available soon on our big 4 telcos in Malaysia. Celcom’s website has started teasing the iPhone SE, while Digi takes a step further with its registration of interest exercise.
Postpaid plans in Malaysia are getting cheaper with competitive telcos dishing out more data for your money. Apart from cost, another crucial factor to consider is network quality. What’s the point of getting loads of data on the cheap if you can’t use it when you needed it the most?
4G LTE was introduced in Malaysia back in 2013 and currently we have 4 major LTE telcos – Celcom, Digi, Maxis and U Mobile. To find out which network is best, OpenSignal has just published a State of Mobile Networks report specifically for Malaysia. The findings were derived from a data sample size of close to 40 million that were contributed by 21,109 OpenSignal app users in Malaysia between 1 December 2015 to 29 February 2016.
Our Malaysian telcos are throwing more data for less these days. The latest move was from U Mobile where they are offering 15GB of data for RM70/month with unlimited calls.
Not to be left behind, Digi is now offering 8GB of data for only RM10. That’s only RM1.25 per GB for all your intensive data needs.
A week ago, Maxis had quietly released a MaxisONE Plan that offers 5GB of data with unlimited calls and SMS for RM68/month. Many had gotten riled up as the plan was offered exclusively to those in Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan.
According to MDroid, Digi has just rolled out a similar plan which competes directly with Maxis. The folks on the east side are really getting spoilt for choice now.
Don’t want to miss out on the immersive Gear VR action? As Digi starts selling the Galaxy S7 edge today, the yellow telco is also offering a special bundle deal for the Gear VR headset. If you sign up on their highest Digi Postpaid 238, you could take one home for free.
Towards the end of 2015, our Malaysian telcos have been fighting over who has the widest 4G coverage. If you think about it, it is like having a bunch of guys boasting about their own manhood. Everyone claims to have the longest but nobody can actually verify it.
According to OpenSignal’s latest data updated on 11 March 2016, Digi currently has the widest coverage in Malaysia. So looks like it’s a win for team yellow as it claims to currently cover 72% population with 4G LTE.
But is this really true?