If you’re looking for a phablet with 4G LTE, the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra is now available on contract on Celcom. The 6″ mid-spec smart phone retails at RM1,299 and it is offered as low as RM638 with Celcom First postpaid plans and 3GB of bolt-on data. The contract options are shorter with a choice of either 12 months or 18 months contract.
The bundled pricing of the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra on Celcom are as follows:
Celcom First Prime 40 + 3GB (12 months) – RM1,038
Celcom First Prime 40 + 3GB (18 months) – RM938
Celcom First Premier 80 + 3GB (12 months) – RM938
Celcom First Premier 80 + 3GB (18 months) – RM838
Celcom First Elite 150 + 3GB (12 months) – RM838
Celcom First Elite 150 + 3GB (18 months) – RM638
During sign up, there’s an upfront payment between RM350-RM700 required depending on plan options. The upfront amount will be rebated back to your monthly bills across 10 months.
To recap on the specs, the 6″ display pushes a HD 720p resolution and it runs on a 1.4GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 400 processor with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable storage. It also gets a 13MP Exmor R camera at the back, a large 3,000mAh battery and still manages to be slim at 7.65mm. You can check out our hands-on with the Xperia T2 Ultra after the break.
The MaxisOne Plan is specially designed for those who talk and SMS a lot as it offers limitless calls and SMS for a worry free experience. When it was announced, the plan had a Fair Use Policy which caps usage to 3,000 call minutes and 3,000 SMS per month.
If you talk for more than 50 hours a month and if you find such Fair Use policy being a hurdle, Maxis has finally removed its monthly caps on both MaxisOne and MaxisOne Lite postpaid plans. So now you can call all day and all night for 30 days a month without worrying about hitting the limit. According to its T&C, the limitless voice calls and SMS applies to all numbers excluding video calls, calls to special numbers, 1-300 or 1-800 numbers and 121. Maxis also reserves the right to disconnect or suspend if they suspect fraud or unusual habits with your account. For those on the lower MaxisOne Plan lite, the limitless usage is applicable to Maxis to Maxis numbers only.
To recap on the plans, the MaxisOne Plan of RM128/month gives you limitless talk and SMS to any number in Malaysia and it comes with 2GB of mobile data. If most of your contacts are on Maxis, there’s a cheaper alternative with the MaxisOne Plan Lite at RM78 which offers limitless talk within Maxis Network. it also comes with mobile internet of 1GB. For those who consume data a lot, the MaxisOne plan is quite costly to top up as it charges RM30/month for each additional GB required.
If you’re planning to get a new iPhone 5S this Raya, Celcom is running a special promo where you can get the 2nd unit for half price. Retailing at RM2,399, the second iPhone 5S 16GB can be yours for as low as RM1,188.
The half price promo is only applicable if the first device is a iPhone 5S 32GB or 64GB purchased with 24 months contract. If you opt to get a iPhone 5S 16GB as the first unit, the second unit is offered at RM1,688.
In terms of plans, you get the option of Celcom First Premier or Elite with 5GB of bolt-on data for 24 months duration. Despite its half price offer, the second unit is also locked into contract with 24 months duration. Fortunately it is a lower data-only commitment plan of Celcom First mPro Plus at RM88/month. Overall, it is still a couple of hundred ringgit cheaper than getting another postpaid contract separately.
This offer is valid until 31st August 2014 and you can check out the plan details after the break. For more information, head over to Celcom’s promo page.
UPDATE: The TMgo product page is now password protected.
Fixed broadband player TM is expected to launch its 4G LTE service this year. Just recently it had acquired a major stake in P1 which will provide them with the necessary spectrum to roll out commercial services.
Now a new product page has appeared online which reveals TMgo as the official name for its upcoming 4G LTE service. At time of writing, the TMgo page seems to be incomplete and the contents might subject to change pending its actual launch. From what we can gather, there will be 2 wireless solutions available – a USB 4G LTE modem and a 4G LTE MiFi.
Celcom is one of Xiaomi’s partner telco for Mi 3 smart phone bundling and they have finally revealed its contract plans for their flagship device. The Xiaomi Mi 3 is offered on Celcom First postpaid Plans which starts from RM88/month.
On contract, the Mi 3 smart phone which retails for RM769 can be yours for Free on Celcom First Prime (RM128/month), First Premier (RM168) and Celcom First Elite (RM238/month) along with a 5GB bolt-on data plan.
As we approach Malaysia’s 57th independence day on 31st August, the national anthem will be played at all cinemas during Merdeka week. Communication and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek says that the response of last year’s cinema initiative has been positive among cinema operators and the public. Our Negaraku anthem will be played before movie screenings for a week before 31st August.
He added that the national independence day should be celebrated by all quarters and it shouldn’t be seen as just a government initiative. Just recently Celcom has just kicked off its Merdeka video contest where participants can join and upload their videos onto YouTube. More info on the Merdeka video contest here.
If you’re eyeing for the super slim Huawei Ascend P7, U Mobile has revealed its postpaid bundle plans where it can be yours from as low as RM188. The best part is that you can get it with no hefty upfront payments during sign up if you subscribe with auto debit payments. Retailing at RM1,499, the Huawei Ascend P7 is the slimmest 4G LTE smart phone available in Malaysia at just 6.5mm thin. It gets a 5″ Full HD display and runs on a 1.8GHz Quad-Core processor developed in-house by Huawei. You can learn more about the Ascend P7 from our hands-on video.
On U Mobile, you have 3 postpaid plan options and they are tied to 24 months contract. The full Huawei Ascend P7 bundled pricing are as follows:
U58 (RM58/month) – RM888
U88 (RM88/month) – RM688
U Plus (RM138/month) – RM188
The no upfront payment promo is only applicable for U88 and U Plus postpaid bundling. For U58, you would need to pay RM348 during sign up, which is equivalent to 6 months subscription fee. If you don’t plan on taking the auto debit offer on the higher U88 and U Plus plans, you would need to fork out 6 months subscription fee as advance payment. If you’re among the early birds that pre-booked, you stand a chance to redeem a power bank and a wireless modem.
For more information, visit U Mobile’s Ascend P7 product page or head after the break for the plan details.
DiGi was the first telco in Malaysia to offer the Xiaomi Mi 3 on both postpaid and prepaid bundles. When the Mi 3 was launched locally, it went on sale at RM889. Just recently Xiaomi had reduced the price of its hot-selling smart phone to RM769.
It is understood there are cusomters who have ordered their Mi 3 through DiGi and have yet to receive their device. Some are getting irate to find their new purchase had just dropped in price even before receiving them. To address this issue, the folks at DiGi had sent an email to its Mi 3 buyers that they will be offering additional RM110 rebate which will go into their 2nd bill. So far there’s no word on its stock delivery but DiGi assures that they are working hard to get it delivered soon.
UPDATE: According to DiGi, the device will be shipped on 30th June, which is 3 days after its original shipment date.
If you’re interested to get the Xiaomi Mi 3 without contract, it is going on sale tomorrow (Tuesday) at 12PM. To get to know the device better, check out our hands-on of the Mi 3 here. Still wondering whether to get the Mi 3 or its affordable Redmi series? You can compare all 3 specs in our Xiaomi smart phone comparison.
Thanks Allen for the pic!
Love watching internet videos on the go but hate depleting your precious internet data? DiGi Prepaid now offers a cheaper alternative to enjoy funny cat videos with their YouTube Internet Top up plan. There are 2 options available starting with RM1/day which gives you 100MB of allowance and RM5 for 7 days with 500MB. The cost is not bad which calculates to just RM10 per GB.
The top up quota allowance is strictly for Youtube viewing from its official YouTube app or via m.youtube.com. For those who follow Korean drama series can also utilise this to watch videos via viki.com. Any additional usage beyond YouTube and Viki will be charged according to your active internet subscription. To activate, just dial *200*2# on your mobile or you can subscribe through DiGi’s online portal.
For more information, head over to DiGi’s YouTube Internet Top up page.
Every mobile user is different with those who like talk a lot while there are others who just need mobile data. As telcos try to create a single plan to cater for the average users, they are often expensive or skewed towards particular a type of usage pattern.
To give greater flexibility, operator SingTel from our southern neighbour has introduced Easy Mobile which lets you customised your postpaid plan to suit your lifestyle. It allows you to tweak your plan either for more calls, text or even data usage on a monthly basis. Read on to find out more.