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.
Almost everyone is claiming that their network is all new, boasting upgraded equipment and increased capacity. DiGi however is putting money where their mouth is by offering a 7 day Money Back Guarantee for new subscribers on its DG SmartPlan 50. A few months back, they had done a similar exercise but this time they have made things easier by allowing you to sign up and request for refunds online.
Take note that this Money Back offer is only applicable for new subscribers only that hasn’t signed up for a DiGi account for the past 12 months. Only 1 account per customer is eligible for the refund and it isn’t applicable for port-ins (MNP) and IDD usage will be disabled during the 7 day period.
If you’re interested to try them out, the DG SmartPlan 50 offers 2GB of Internet (1GB to be used for SmartApps), 100 minutes of calls and 300 SMS. The Money Back Guarantee offer is available from now until 31st March 2015.
For more information, visit DiGi’s Money Back Guarantee promo page.
If you’re looking for a 4G LTE smart phone bundle on a budget, DiGi is now offering the Alcatel Pop 2 smart phone for free with its Smart Plan 78. At RM78/month, the Smart Plan 78 offers 2GB of data (1GB for Smart Apps such as Facebook, Twitter, WeChat and WhatsApp), 200 minutes of calls and 200 SMS each month. The contract is tied with a 24 months duration and you’ll need fork an extra RM384 as advance payment, which will be rebated back to your monthly bills.
The Alcatel Pop 2 is yet another entry-level 4G LTE smart phone that’s similar to the OPPO Neo 5. It gets a modest 4.5″ display that does 854×480 and it runs on a newer 1.2GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 410 processor with 1GB of RAM. On-board it gets 8GB of storage which can be expanded via microSD and also included is a 5MP main camera capable of shooting Full HD 1080p videos. Over at the front, it settles for a standard VGA camera. Powering the device is a 2,000mAh capacity which is quite decent for its spec.
The device is also available on the higher Smart Plan 108 and Smart Plan 148 options. However if you’re willing to commit to a higher plan, you’re better off with a better device like the Redmi Note 4G that’s also offered for free.
For more info on DiGi’s Alcatel Pop 2 offering, head over to their Online Store.
Apart from Maxis, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G is also offered on contract with DiGi. Retailing at RM589, the device is offered for Free on DG Smart Plan 108 and Smart Plan 148 with 24 months contract. The full bundled pricing and advance payment for the Redmi Note are as follows:
DG SmartPlan 78 – RM209 (Advance: RM360 + RM78)
DG SmartPlan 108 – RM0 (Advance: RM564 + RM108)
DG SmartPlan 148 – RM0 (Advance: RM564 + RM148)
The Redmi Note 4G is a single SIM device which supports our local 4G LTE bands. Like its dual-SIM 3G variant, the Redmi Note 4G gets a 5.5″ HD 720p display and it runs on a Quad-Core 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 processor with 2GB of RAM. On-board it gets 8GB of storage with expandable microSD slot and it is juiced up by a 3,100mAh capacity battery. Also included is a 13MP main camera and a front facing 5MP unit.
For more info, head over to DiGi’s Redmi Note 4G product page.
Telcos have been shouting about wider mobile coverage and most of them have embarked on a network upgrade exercise to keep up with growing demand. Despite that, there are users that struggle with mobile black spots. A situation where reception is just so bad that you can’t even make or receive basic phone calls. There are a lot of factors that causes this including distance from the nearest base station as well as infrastructure of a building which hampers signal performance.
Now you can take matters to your own hands (sort of), as DiGi is introducing FemtoCell for DiGi Business users. If you’re wondering what FemtoCell is, it is basically your very own base station that runs on your existing internet connection.
Telcos and brands are trying hard to get your attention and what better way to do it than to disrupt your normal routine? In a special movie viewing for its customers, DiGi had given them an unexpected surprise when the trailer for Taken 3 was shown. In a bid to promote the Galaxy Note 4‘s immersive experience with its Quad HD display, a cinema viewer was called out to pick up the Note 4 at his seat.
Watch what happens after the break.
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in Malaysia at midnight tonight (6th November). In case you’re wondering, DiGi’s iPhone 6 midnight launch event is happening at Paradigm Mall in Petaling Jaya, along with other locations nationwide. If you haven’t pre-ordered and plan to queue up to buy one, here’s the list of their midnight launch venues:
Petaing Jaya – Paradigm Mall
Boulevard, Level G, Paradigm Mall, No.1 Jalan SS7/26A, Kelana Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Johor Bahru – Taman Molek
No. 6 & 8, Jalan Moleh 1/12, Taman Molek, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor.
Kota Kinabalu – Api-Api
Lot 5/G3, Ground & First Floor, Api-Api Centre, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
Kuching – Jalan Kulas Tengah
Lot 506 – 507, Section 6 KTLD, Jalan Kulas Tengah, 93400 Kuching, Sarawak.
Penang – Pulau Tikus
368-01-05 & 06, Belissa Row, Jalan Burmah, 10350 Georgetown, Penang.
Kuantan – Jalan Tun Ismail
No. 91, Jalan Tun Ismail, 25000 Kuantan, Pahang.
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To get the most out of your prepaid without busting your monthly budget, DiGi has introduced its new XL Prepaid add-on. This offers a bundle of mobile internet data, voice calls and SMS in fixed monthly subscription. This is kinda similar with U Mobile’s Unlimited Mobile Internet plans.
There are 2 packages available – XL 28 with 500MB of internet and XL 38 with 1GB of internet. It also comes with bundled voice calls and SMS which are restricted within DiGi’s network.
UPDATE: DiGi’s lowest iPhone 6 plan, iDiGi 50 is tied with 12 months contract.
DiGi too has revealed its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pricing on its website where they are offering it as low as RM557 and RM892 respectively. Tt is tied with either 12 months or 24 months contract with iDiGi plans that ranges from RM50/month to RM238/month.
In terms of outright pricing, it looks like the iPhone 6 retains the same pricing as the iPhone 5S which starts at RM2,399 for the 16GB version. Meanwhile the iPhone 6 Plus 16GB is priced at RM2,749. You can check out the full list at our iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Malaysian pricing post.
The bundled pricing on DiGi are as follows. Take note of the Advance Payment in brackets which is required during sign up.
iDiGi 50 (12 months) – RM2,165 (AP: RM50)
iDiGi 78 (24 months) – RM1,685 (AP: RM480)
iDiGi 108 (24 months) – RM1,445 (AP: RM720)
iDiGi 148 (24 months) – RM1,181 (AP: RM984)
iDiGi 238 (24 months) – RM557 (AP: RM1,608)
iDiGi 50 (12 months) – RM2,500 (AP: RM50)
iDiGi 78 (24 months) – RM2,020 (AP: RM480)
iDiGi 108 (24 months) – RM1,780 (AP: RM720)
iDiGi 148 (24 months) – RM1,516 (AP: RM984)
iDiGi 238 (24 months) – RM892 (AP: RM1,608)
iDiGi 50 (12 months) – RM2,835 (AP: RM50)
iDiGi 78 (24 months) – RM2,355(AP: RM480)
iDiGi 108 (24 months) – RM2,115 (AP: RM720)
iDiGi 148 (24 months) – RM1,851 (AP: RM984)
iDiGi 238 (24 months) – RM1,227 (AP: RM1,608)
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