The telco price war continues in the prepaid segment. Not wanting to be left out, Digi is also getting generous for its prepaid users by offering up to 50% more quota and unlimited off-peak usage between 1AM to 7AM.
Digi has just announced its Q1 2016 results and they currently have the most mobile subscribers at 12.34 million. That’s a 5.5% increase from Q1 2015 (11.69 million subscribers) with net additions 3 quarters in a row. As a comparison, Maxis currently has 12.31 million subscribers according to its recent Q1 2016 results.
Digi apparently has a postpaid plan just for students, starting from RM38 a month.
Following Maxis’ move to upgrade their MaxisONE and SurfMore 50 plans with more quota, the competition continues to shake things up. Celcom has announced an even higher postpaid plan with larger quota while Digi has introduced a new plan (sort of) with more data for the weekends. Not to be left out, U Mobile has also extended its P70 Hero postpaid’s extra 8GB promo until the end of 2016.
So how do the new plans stack up? Read on for our full comparison.
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Hot on the heels of Celcom‘s latest postpaid plan announcement, Digi has come up with their own new plan — the Digi Postpaid 80 (More Calls & SMS) — which offers a 10GB of data quota for RM80/month plus unlimited calls and unlimited SMS to 3 Digi Friends.
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.