Which telco offers the best deal for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge in Malaysia? With Celcom, Digi and Maxis starting pre-orders today, we’ve compared the plan offerings so that it is easier for you to decide.
The Galaxy S6 retails at RM2,599 (RM2,452 without GST) and its premium S6 edge goes for RM3,099 (RM2,924 without GST). Obviously that’s a lot to pay for a smart phone so getting it from a telco could be a more worthwhile option with the extra subsidies.
No doubt you probably might to fork out almost the similar amount inclusive of the advance payments during sign up, but you’ll get more savings in the long run, provided that the plan actually fulfill your needs. All 3 telcos are offering the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge only in 24 months contract duration.
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As the clock strikes 12, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are now open for pre-orders in Malaysia. Digi has finally revealed its contract details and you can pre-order a unit with its newly revamped Digi Smart Plans.
On Digi, the Galaxy S6 can be yours from RM1,329 while its double curve Galaxy S6 edge is offered from RM1,739, before GST. If you place your orders from now until 12th April, Digi will be giving out a free wireless charger while stocks last.
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Digi was the first telco in Malaysia to introduce an internet centric postpaid offering with its Smart Plan in 2010. You pay only for data, while calls and SMS are charged only when you need them. It was the ideal option for those wanting just the Internet and very little of everything else.
Then two years back, Digi got a little creative by bundling extra phone calls, SMS and that’s not all. They even split your internet quota for “Smart Apps” which is used specifically for social and instant messaging and the remaining for other uses such as web browsing, YouTube and tethering. That wasn’t too smart especially when the competition had caught on and offered more simplified data-only options such as Maxis SurfMore and Celcom First Data plans.
After its recent rebranding, Digi has brought its smart plan back from the drawing board with a refreshed new offering. Now things are starting to look a lot “smarter” than before which could please the two different types of users.
For those who enjoy music on the go, Digi has introduced its new Music Freedom service that allows you to download and stream music for a minimal flat fee. At RM3/month, you could save a lot as it won’t utilise your precious monthly data quota. For moments when you’re discovering new tracks, you can download them anytime without the need of having fixed WiFi access.
As an introductory offer, Digi is giving 90 days free trial to those who activate from now until 30th June 2015. The Music Freedom subscription is only applicable to Prepaid and Postpaid DiGi subscribers with an active internet plan. Subsequently you will be charged a flat rate of RM3/month.
To activate you can only do so by downloading their Digi Music Freedom app which is available for both Android and iOS. Apart from letting you subscribe to the unlimited music usage package, the Music Freedom app claims to offer extra rewards such as free concert tickets and there’s even a music streaming counter to remind you how much data you’ve saved with their new offering.
Before you start listening, take note that this no data charge offer is only applicable for Deezer, Spotify, Rdio, KKBOX, SoundHound, Digi Music Play, hitz fm, ERA fm, MY FM, Q.us and BE-AT.TV. Other music apps would be utilising your data quota. The RM3/month offer doesn’t come with premium subscription service, so if you want the full Spotify experience, you’ll need to subscribe for it separately at RM14.90 per month.
For more information, head over to Digi Music Freedom page.
If you’re looking for a smart phone that’s different from the rest, the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is now offered on contract with Digi’s postpaid plans. Retailing at RM2,999, the Galaxy Note Edge can be yours from a starting bundled price of RM1,599 with DG SmartPlan 148.
The full bundled pricing are as follows:
DG SmartPlan 78 – RM2,269
DG SmartPlan 108 – RM1,799
DG SmartPlan 148 – RM1,599
During sign up, you’ll need to pay an advance payment between RM360-RM1,000, depending on plan plus one month subscription fee. Digi only offers a single duration option of 24 months contract. Existing customers who have been with Digi for at least 12 months with good payment records are entitled to sign up for the Galaxy Note Edge with Zero Advance Payment.
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Through WeChat, Digi customers can manage their mobile account and perform various transactions such as checking their Digi account status, purchasing Internet quota, gaining access to Digi rewards and sending feedback to Digi’s customer service. WeChat users who are not Digi subscribers can also connect with the operator via the application. To connect with Digi via WeChat, look for “DIGI_MY”. In its announcement, Digi and WeChat were not clear as to operating hours of the service, so we can’t say if Digi_MY on WeChat is available 24/7.
In any case, if you’re a Digi Weekly or Monthly Prepaid Mobile Internet data subscriber, you can use WeChat to connect with Digi without using up the quota from your subscribed data plan.
The internet has become so intertwined in the fabric of our lives that we forget it even exists. Mobile connectivity is so ubiquitous that we don’t care who provides the connection, as long as we’re connected and the connection is fast and stable, we’re happy.
It’s ironic then that telcos, the people that connect people to the internet, can’t seem to connect with their own customers.
Why is that?
One possible reason is the ubiquity of the internet itself. Customers don’t care about telco brands, they care about fast and stable connectivity that’s cheap and with a lot of data.
But Digi wants to be more than just an internet company.
It may sound like fluff but the brand that has brought a lot of fun and new things to the industry feels that it has so much more to give to its customers, and that its purpose of existence is so much more than just making money.
It wants to inspire.
“Our role at Digi is to help spread this inspiration, infecting the world with fun and excitement, one person at a time.”
So what does this mean to you?
Prefer to get the Meizu MX4 on contract? It is now available exclusively on Digi’s Smart Plan contract offering. The 32GB version which retails for RM1,299 can be yours from as low as RM429. At the moment only the grey colour version is available.
The Meizu MX4 32GB bundled pricing are as follows:
DG SmartPlan 78 – RM869
DG SmartPlan 108 – RM629
DG SmartPlan 148 – RM429
All plans are tied with 24 months contract and during sign up, you’ll need to pay an advance payment between RM360 to RM800 (depending on plan), along with 1 month advance subscription fee. The advance payment will be waived if you’ve been an active Digi postpaid subscriber for at least 12 months.
To recap on the specs, the Meizu MX4 is 4G LTE enabled smart phone with a 5.36″ Full HD 1080p display and it runs on a 2.2GHz MediaTek Octa-Core MT6595 processor with 2GB of RAM. It also gets a 20.7MP Sony BSI main camera and a front facing 2MP unit. Powering the device is a 3,100mAh capacity battery that’s also sourced from Sony. Out of the box, it runs on their customised Flyme 4.0 OS that’s based on Android 4.4 KitKat.
For more information, head over to Digi’s Meizu MX4 page.
If you’re looking for a brand new iPhone on a budget, DiGi has an interesting offer that you might want to check out. The cheapest brand new iPhone available is the iPhone 5C which comes with just 8GB of storage at RM1,499. Instead of getting that, DiGi is now offering the iPhone 5C 32GB version at the same price with DiGi Easy Prepaid bundle. During its launch, the iPhone 5C 32GB was priced at RM2,399, which is the same price as the iPhone 5S 16GB (now at RM1,999) at that time.
Furthermore, there’s no contract and they are giving free 12 months 250MB/month internet with the SIM. The only limitation is that it is only available in white and you might want to hurry as this is quite a deal for its 32GB storage.
To recap on the specs, the iPhone 5C is pretty much an iPhone 5 underneath its plastic shell. It gets a 4″ IPS Retina display (1136×640) and it is powered by its dual-core A6 Chip with 1GB of RAM. It gets a 8MP f/2.4 iSight camera and a front facing 1.2MP HD shooter. Like the newer iPhones, it uses nano-SIM and lightning connector for chaging and data transfer.
For more information, head over to the iPhone 5C page on DiGi’s Online store.
Do you know if you’re current mobile provider is screwing you over? Don’t Bodoh is a new website that aims to educate Malaysians of their current mobile plan and compares them with other options from other competitors.
We’re not sure who’s behind it but it claims to be presented by an independent entity. A quick check on its domain name whois info reveals Cenxus Multimedia (presumably the web developer) as the domain owner but that’s usually the way to conceal the actual person behind the scene.
To use the comparison is pretty simple, just enter your average monthly spends, select which provider you’re with in either postpaid or prepaid and then select the plan you’re on. It will then find other similar plans from other telcos along with a rating if it is a good plan or not.