It has been speculated for quite a while that Green Packet is selling a major stake of its P1 WiMAX business. Now Reuters has reported that the deal is more or less finalised and Green Packet will be announcing the successful buyer by the end of this month.
Its Managing Director and CEO, CC Puan is expected to make an announcement on the deal in the coming weeks. So far, it has been speculated that DiGi, TM and YTL are in talks in acquire a controlling stake of P1 for its wireless spectrum. Among the 3, YTL is the only provider with an active WiMAX service running under its Yes brand while DiGi has started its 4G LTE service in mid 2013. TM is said to be planning to roll out LTE services by this month.
P1 is currently allocated 30MHz in the 2.3GHz WiMAX band and 20MHz of the 2.6GHz 4G LTE spectrum. Such spectrum is very limited and is very valuable for other players that aims to grab a foothold in wireless game.
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As companies are rushing to comply with the Personal Data Protection Act 2010, TM has announced that it will be discontinuing its 103 Directory Assistance service this Sunday, 16th February 2014. The service will be discontinued only for TM Residential customers and TM business customers will not be affected.
In case you’re wondering, TM’s 103 hotline is being managed by the Directory Service Centres located at Melaka, Kuala Lumpur and Kuching which has access to a database of fixed line phone numbers. When you call them up, they can provide the registered fixed line phone numbers simply by providing the person’s full name and location. If required, they can help to transfer you to the desired number at the end of the call. It is charged at RM0.30/call for TM fixed line users while mobile users will be charged more at RM2/call.
This is probably seen as an easy way to mine phone numbers which is why the service is coming to an end. TM will also cease to produce white pages as well. Hopefully we should be getting fewer unwanted tele-marketing calls after this.
This Auspicious New Year, Maxis is offering special deals on Gold devices which are made sweeter with special Golden mobile numbers. The HTC One (Gold) with 4G LTE connectivity can be yours for only RM799 with 24 months contract of a minimum of RM96/month commitment. Also available is the Samsung Note 3 in Rose Gold (Black / White) for RM1,399 with 24 months contract of RM126/month commitment.
If you need something bigger, there’s the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 with 4G LTE which goes for just RM699 with a minimum of RM90/month inclusive of an extra sim for Surf n Share. In addition, Maxis is also bundling Free Spotify Premium subscription with the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0.
Alternatively, they are also offering the ASUS FonePad 7 for just RM399 with a monthly commitment of only RM30.
For those who don’t fancy phablets, the affordable 4G enabled Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 is offered as low as RM149 with a RM76/month commitment plan. Other devices on offer include Huawei Ascend Y511 and Galaxy Y Neo which are offered for Free with low monthly commitment plans as well.
You’ve got to hurry as the special Golden numbers are limited while stocks last and the promotion is valid until 28th February 2014. Head over to Maxis for more info.
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A few days back, iPhone users on DiGi were pushed a new software updates which gives them 4G LTE support. Now Apple’s website finally confirms this and have listed DiGi under its list of supported telcos for their iPad & iPhone which includes the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPad Air & iPad mini with Retina display.
Unlike other 4G telcos such as Maxis & Celcom, DiGi’s 4G network is running solely on LTE Band 7 (2600MHz). Interestingly, Apple has listed DiGi being supported for the iPhone 5 and the 4th gen iPad with Retina Display which runs on LTE Band 3 (1800MHz). DiGi meanwhile has also confirmed on Twitter that its 4G network runs on 2600MHz.
At the moment, DiGi’s 4G LTE roll out is said to be in the testing phase and it is limited to the Klang Valley. Before you’re able to hook on to their 4G LTE network, DiGi says that you would need to switch to their USIM card which has a “U” indicated on the SIM.
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It appears that DiGi is one step closer in enabling 4G LTE for iPhones. If you’re an existing DiGi subscriber with an iPhone 5/5S, you should be getting a software update which enables LTE connectivity under Cellular settings.
However don’t get too excited just yet as DiGi’s 4G LTE service doesn’t seem to be working for smart phones right now. DiGi’s 4G LTE service is currently available for broadband & tablet use. In response, DiGi has tweeted that 4G LTE for smart phones would be coming soon but without mentioning when exactly.
When DiGi started its 4G LTE commercial service 6 months back, they were running only on LTE Band 7 (2600MHz). As comparison, the other LTE telcos such as Maxis & Celcom are running on both Band 3 (1800MHz) and 7 (2600MHz).
The latest iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C supports LTE on both 1800MHz and 2600MHz frequency while the previous iPhone 5 only supports 1800MHz. Ideally we hope DiGi would offer LTE on 1800MHz as well so that existing iPhone 5 users would get to enjoy 4G speeds too.
The full bundled pricing for the HTC One on DiGi are as follows:
DG SmartPlan 58 (24 months) – RM1,489 (RM298 upfront)
DG SmartPlan 88 (24 months) – RM1,249 (RM568 upfront)
DG SmartPlan 148 (24 months) – RM0 (RM1,876 upfront)
For more information, head over to DiGi’s HTC One product page.
For those wanting to celebrate CNY with more bling, Maxis is offering the HTC One in auspicious Gold colour. The premium feeling HTC One with a touch of gold is offered from RM799 on 24 months contract of Maxis TalkMore 48 or TalkMore 78 plans with a choice of either 1GB and 3GB bolt-on data. During sign up, there’s an upfront payment of RM800 required.
In terms of specs, the HTC One Gold edition is similar to its standard HTC One with a 4.7″ Full HD Display, Quad-Core 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM, Boom Sound stereo speakers and 32GB of on-board storage. It also comes with a 4G LTE connectivity as well which is supported on Maxis network.
For an even auspicious offer, Maxis is also offering Golden numbers that ends with 012-XXXX 888 if you sign up with TalkMore 78 or SurfMore 75 plan.
For more information, head over to Maxis Golden Offer page.
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Apart from Celcom, DiGi too is offering the Rose Gold editions for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. In terms of contract pricing, it is similar as the original Black & White units and they are also giving a FREE Moschino Flip Cover worth RM189. For more information on DiGi’s Galaxy Note 3 contract plan here.
The Rose Gold Galaxy Note 3 is also available for outright purchase from authorised Samsung dealers and they are bundling Free S View cover worth RM189 instead. If Rose Gold colour is not your cup of tea, there’s also the Merlot Red & Pink editions of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. For the Red & Pink units, they are giving out Sereni & Shentel Headband vouchers worth RM100.
You can check out the full Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Rose Gold, Merlot Red & Pink colour offers here.
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The affordable Moto G is now available for contract on DiGi. The cheap and cheerful Android smart phone is offered for free with DG’s Smart Plan 88 or RM398 on Smart Plan 58. On DiGi, they are only offering the 8GB version in Black which retails at RM698. As comparison, the bigger 16GB unit is retailing at RM798.
In terms of contract, DiGi is only offering a single 24-month tenure for both DG Smart Plan 58/88. For the Smart Plan 58 at RM58/month, you’ll get 2GB of data which is split (1GB for Social + 1GB for everything else) and 200 minutes of calls with 200 SMS within DiGi network. The higher Smart Plan 88 offers double the internet quota at 4GB (2GB+2GB), 300 minutes of calls and 300 SMS that’s open to all networks.
During sign up, DiGi is asking for an upfront payment of RM629 on Smart Plan 58 and RM712 on Smart Plan 88. That’s more than the actual price of the phone but the savings actually goes back as a monthly rebate taken from upfront payment. If you’re an existing DiGi subscriber of at least 12 months, the advance payment is waived.
To recap, the Moto G comes with 4.5″ 720p HD display and runs on a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1GB of RAM. Juicing up the device is a generous 2,070mAh battery and runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. It packs a decent 5MP camera that shoots 720p HD videos and if you worry about the lack of microSD card slot, there’s 50GB of Google Drive cloud service that’s free for 2 years.
For more information, head over to DiGi’s Moto G page.
Chinese New Year is just right around the corner and Celcom prances into the new year by offering the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in new Rose Gold colours. The Rose Gold editions which is now available in Malaysia is offered in either Black or White variants.
In conjunction with the festive season, Celcom is also bundling the Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch (retailing at RM999) for only RM288 with contract purchase on Celcom First or mPro plans. The Galaxy Gear on offer however is only available in auspicious orange colour. To make the deal sweeter, they are also giving out Free Moschino casing worth RM189 which is open for redemption after 28th January.
The Galaxy Note 3 on Celcom is offered as low as RM1,538 on 24 months contract of Celcom First Plans with 5GB data. The full plan details are available here. Take note that the CNY promo is valid from now until 28th February so you have about a
week month time to take the offer up.
For more information, head over to Celcom’s Galaxy Note 3 CNY Promo page.
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