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?
The Galaxy S7 edge is priced officially at RM3,099 and Digi is offering it from as low as RM1,449 on its latest Postpaid plans that offer more data plus internet rollover.
The postpaid space is heating up lately with greater deals and promotions. Following its time limited SmartPlan 75 promo, Digi has announced its new postpaid plan that’s now simply called Digi postpaid.
You still get the choice between more internet or more calls and text, but they have enhanced their plans with more internet up to 20GB per month. On top of that, they have also introduced internet rollover, which allows you to carry forward unused internet quota to the following month.
Digi has just updated its Best Prepaid offering for a worry-free internet experience. Like its Smart Prepaid offering, they removed its pay per use (5sen per MB) rate, so you can stay connected without extra cost.
Malaysians are really getting spoilt for choice as the major telcos have gotten into a postpaid price war by delivering more data for less. After U Mobile introduced its Hero Postpaid plan that offered 7GB of data and unlimited calls to all networks for RM70/month, the competition is seriously heating up.
Digi has thrown the gauntlet by introducing its SmartPlan 75 that comes with similar offering at RM75/month for a limited time only. Just earlier this week, Celcom has responded by revamping its FIRST Gold Postpaid plan with 10GB of data for only RM80/month.
So which is the best “Pau ka liau” (do everything) plan in town? Read on to find out.
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Competition is heating up in the prepaid space as telcos are dishing out more free internet than before. After announcing its RM75/month 7GB postpaid plan with unlimited calls, Digi is now revamping its prepaid offering with free high-speed internet when you top up.
You can get free internet when you reload as little as RM10, and enjoy up to 1.5GB free each month. Nope, this isn’t your free basic internet but non-throttled internet at full speeds.