Ever since TM had launched its Unifi High Speed Broadband service 5 years ago, nothing much has changed when it comes to their Home broadband plans. Just recently we had a glimpse of its faster 30Mbps and 50Mbps options but they are limited to selected test areas within the Klang Valley. You could get 50Mbps for only RM263.94/month (inclusive of GST) which is the same price as their current VIP 20 plan with 20Mbps connectivity.
The folks at Lowyat had just confirmed that the new plans are now officially available in all Unifi service areas. So now you can enjoy 30Mbps speeds at RM210.94 a month, which is the same price as their current 10Mbps plan. While it sounds good, there are some differences you should know before making the switch.
The promo for what seems to be the best postpaid plan with internet in town is coming to a close. No contracts and no commitments, you can feed your need for internet with 3GB for just RM38/month and this is on Celcom’s extensive nationwide 4G LTE coverage.
But better act fast, the promo will last only till the 16th of July!
Data doesn’t really come cheap on Maxis. After they discontinued its SurfMore 75 postpaid plan, topping up extra data could cost as high as RM35 for 1GB.
With the competition embarking on a price war, customers are getting spoilt for choice with a variety of postpaid plans offering as much as 3GB internet for under RM40. Paying RM25 for 500MB or RM35 for 1GB just doesn’t make any sense these days and Maxis has finally revised its quota top up pricing to more sensible levels.
From now until 31st July, you can trade up from any smart phone and enjoy extra savings when you sign up with Maxis. According to them, they will accept any device even though it’s not functioning anymore, as long as there are no signs of bloated battery, and if it’s an iPhone, it has to be unlocked.
All models will be accepted from the old non-touch enabled feature phones to the new mainstream models. If you lost the box and original charger, no worries as Maxis requires just the phone for this programme. Just make sure it is in good condition with a stylus included (if it originally comes with one).
So much does your old phone cost? Let’s find out.
Consumers are getting spoiled for choice when it comes to affordable data plans. We’ve seen Celcom, Digi and most recently U Mobile engaged in a price war where you can get a postpaid plan with 3GB of data for less than RM40/month. Meanwhile over at Maxis, the most affordable option is their SurfMore 50 plan which comes with 2GB of data at RM50/month.
To sweeten the deal, they are now doubling its data quota from 2GB to 4GB for 6 months. This is applicable for new subscribers that signed up from 25th June until 31st July 2015, and they are extending this to their current subscribers as well. If you’re currently on SurfMore 50, you should have received an SMS about this offer and they will allocate the extra data within 7 days.
While the telcos are still sorting out its GST kinks with their reloads, consumers can expect more value thanks to heated competition that’s happening recently. After Celcom introduced its Xpax #MagicSIM, Digi has responded with its new Smart Prepaid with its starter pack priced at RM10.
Like most new prepaid offerings, Smart prepaid gives you free basic internet that allows you to use Facebook Lite, Twitter and web browsing at a throttled 64kbps. You also get unlimited social messaging on WeChat, WhatsApp, Line and Kakaotalk which includes sending photos and videos, but this excludes voice calls over the internet. The always-on internet trend was started by #Hotlink and while it’s slow, it acts as a safety net so that you won’t lose your credit to expensive pay per use charges.
If you got the need for speed, Maxis has introduced its fastest 100Mbps fibre broadband plan for residential use. Before this, home users are limited to Time Broadband’s 100Mbps offering at RM179 which has limited service area. TM on the other hand does offer 100Mbps connectivity but it is only for commercial users at the moment.
With 100Mbps, you can stream ultra high resolution videos in 4K UHD and Maxis claims that it comes with unlimited data usage. If you’re a MaxisOne plan customer, you can get additional discount up to RM68/month.
Apart from its postpaid plans, U Mobile is packing more value to its wireless broadband plans by adding an extra 2GB of all-day data quota. Its current MB68 of RM68/month now offers an accumulative 12GB of data instead of the usual 10GB (5GB all-day + 5GB off peak) per month. If you need a modem or a MiFi Hotspot (3G 21Mbps model), U Mobile is offering them for free without contract.
After Celcom and Digi started the heated price war for affordable data-centric postpaid plans, U Mobile has responded by upgrading its postpaid offerings with more data. If you want more internet for cheap, their U28 Postpaid plan offers 3GB of data for only RM28/month. That’s not all, you also get 50 minutes of calls to all networks and 300 SMS (100 SMS within U Mobile, 200 SMS to all network). This is basically the upgrade of their U28 postpaid offering but they have increased its data from 1GB to a more generous serving of 3GB per month.
It’s pretty well known that we Malaysians love our social media. We’re among the top nations that love taking selfies and #foodporn pictures everywhere we go. So it’s no surprise that mobile internet is a must have for us, more so when we’re overseas.
Just a while back, we headed over to Sydney, Australia just so we could be one of the first to test and purchase the Apple Watch. And while we were there, our entire 4 days connectivity was reliant on a U Mobile Prepaid SIM.
If you’re wondering why U Mobile, it’s because we wanted to test out just how well the roaming plan worked for us while spending our time down under. Considering that they were offering up to 50MB free of international roaming a day (at selected countries), we really had to try it out. That’s not all though, you also have the option of enjoying unlimited data roaming for both U Mobile pre-paid and post-paid at only RM30/day. Yep, you read that right. Not 50MB, not 500MB but unlimited internet on roaming.