Last year, TM heavily invested in P1 and it’s parent company Green Packet and acquired the telco, but even with this P1 still has quite a mountain to climb if it wants to carve itself a space with the bigger operators. But where TM is extremely popular in fixed line broadband, P1 still has the advantage when it comes to mobile broadband services as it owned better spectrum infrastructures. TM may use P1’s already available assets to launch an unlimited use broadband service that might rival the likes of Maxis, DiGi, Celcom and U-Mobile which all feature data caps for the large majority of their plans.
If you’re interested in joining their growing team, admission to the fair free and potential applicants are requested to bring along their resumes and certs when they hit the fair itself.
The P1 Career Fair will be open on the 6th and 7th February at Menara Telekom. Hit the link for more details.
If you’re looking for a much bigger device, the Huawei Ascend mate 7 is now available on contract from Maxis. The Premium Spec version, which comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage retails at RM1,999 but it can be yours from only RM599 with MaxisOne Plan.
The full bundled pricing from Maxis are as follows, with 24 months contract duration:
MaxisOne Plan (RM128/month) – RM599
MaxisOne Plan Lite (RM78/month) – RM799
During sign up, you’ll need to pay 4 months subscription fee upfront as advance payment and it will be used to offset your monthly bills across the next 4 months. MaxisOne Plan comes with 2GB of data while its Lite version comes with just 1GB. Both offers unlimited calls and SMS but the Lite option is restricted to Maxis to Maxis/Hotlink numbers only.
To recap on the specs, the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 gets a 6″ Full HD IPS display and it runs on its own Hi-Silicon Kirin 925 Octa-Core processor that’s clocked at 1.8GHz. It also has a 13MP BSI Sony sensor for its main camera and a 5MP selfie camera at the front. There’s also an expandable microSD slot, faster Cat 6 4G LTE and it is juiced up with a large 4,100mAh capacity battery.
The Ascend Mate 7 also comes with a rear mounted fingerprint scanner which lets you unlock the device instantly at a single touch. You can get more details of the device in our earlier announcement post.
For more information, head over to Maxis Huawei Ascend Mate 7 page.
Telekom Malaysia has announced that it has detected a “fault” on the Asia-America Gateway (also known as the AAG) submarine cable system at a segment near the Philippines linking Malaysia to the United States and North Asia. The damaged segment is causing slow connections to sites and servers hosted in the US and North Asia when accessed from Malaysia.
The consortium that manages and maintains the AAG (in which TM is a part of) have already started repairs, service is expected to return to normal by Saturday 7 Feb — that is, if weather and sea conditions remain ideal. In the meantime, TM is diverting traffic to alternative routes to minimise impact to user.
Located along one of the busiest sea lanes in the world, the AAG is prone to damage both by ships and weather conditions. The last time the AAG cable system was damaged was in September 2014 and it took almost a month for restoration works to be completed.
If you have any questions or require any assistance, you can get in touch with TM via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for Streamyx customers and email@example.com for UniFi customers, or you can reach them on Twitter at @TMConnects.
If you’re looking the ultimate in slimness, the OPPO R5 smart phone with its ultra-thin 4.85mm profile is now available on contract with U Mobile. Priced at RM1,598 outright, it can be yours from as low as RM399 with its U Plus postpaid plan. Similar to its Galaxy A5 offering, existing U Mobile postpaid subscribers of at least 6 months will get to enjoy extra price reduction with its Loyalty Rewards offer.
The full bundled pricing are as follows:
U Plus (RM138/month – 5GB) – RM399 (RM0 – Loyalty Offer)
U88 (RM88/month – 3GB) – RM899 (RM699 – Loyalty Offer)
U58 (RM58/month – 2GB) – RM1,099 (RM949 – Loyalty Offer)
All plans are tied with a 24 month contract duration and during sign up, you are required to fork out between RM348-RM1104 depending on plan as advance payment. This can be waived for U88 and U Plus if you take up its credit card direct debit payment option.
To recap on the specs, the OPPO R5 features a 5.2″ Full HD Super AMOLED display and it runs on an Octa-Core Snapdragon 615 processor with 2GB of RAM. There’s 16GB of storage which is non-expandable, a 13MP Sony BSI main camera, front 5MP selfie cam and a 2,000mAh capacity battery. It supports 4G LTE and OPPO’s famed VOOC rapid charge.
Planning to get a brand new iPad with 4G LTE support? Celcom is now offering the latest iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 cellular versions on contract, starting from RM998. All 3 storage options (16GB, 64GB and 128GB) are available and you have a choice to subscribe to one of 3 iPad data plans ranging between 2.5GB to 10GB per month.
Its Celcom First iPad Lite at RM50/month comes with 2.5GB a month, while its First iPad Basic at RM70/month comes with 4.5GB data quota. For heavy data usage, its First iPad Advance of RM100/month comes with 10GB of data, which is equivalent to just RM10/GB.
View the full iPad bundled pricing with 24 months contract after the break.
The Samsung Galaxy A5 which offers premium design in a mid-range price bracket is now offered from with U Mobile. Retailing at RM1,199, the Galaxy A5 can be yours for free with 24 months contract. There are 3 plans available and the bundled pricing are as follows:
U Plus (RM138/month – 5GB) – RM0
U88 (RM88/month – 3GB) – RM499
U58 (RM58/month – 2GB) – RM699
During sign up, you’ll need to pay an advance payment equivalent to 6 months subscription for U58 and U88 or 8 months subscription for U Plus. However if you opt for credit card direct debit, the advance payment is waived for U88 and U Plus postpaid plan.
If you’re an active U Mobile postpaid customer for at least 6 months, you can get it cheaper at an even lower RM299 on U88 or RM549 on U58 with its Loyalty Rewards offer.
Just to refresh your memory, the Galaxy A5 is a mid-range 5″ smart phone that comes with a unibody metal frame design. It runs on Qualcomm’s newer 64-bit Snapdragon 410 processor that’s mated to 2GB of RAM and has 16GB expandable storage. For taking pictures, it has a 13MP main camera and a front facing 5MP shooter that supports wide selfie. Keeping the lights on is a 2,300mAh capacity battery which lasted us close to 24 hours on a single charge.
Want to know more? You can read our Samsung Galaxy A5 Review.
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UPDATE: Be careful with U Mobile’s Free Calls claim.
What do mobile users really want? If you ask around, you’ll probably get responses like cheap data, cheap call rates and more free perks. Now U Mobile is introducing a new range of 3 prepaid and 2 postpaid plans which claims to be better than the rest. It challenges the competition by offering lower calls rates to all networks (10 sen/min) and generous internet quotas for both prepaid and postpaid customers.
With its #GetClever tagline, it looks like a direct “response” to the recent “Don’t Bodoh” campaign website. So does these new plan offering make you a clever mobile user? Read on to find out.
While mainstream telcos that are starting to increase its mobile internet rates, Tune Talk has went against the grain with their new affordable internet add-ons. If that’s not good enough, how about faster 4G LTE?
Tune Talk which currently operates on Celcom’s 2G/3G network is finally offering faster 4G LTE internet next week. From the looks of it, it uses a different 4G LTE enabled SIM card and existing Tune Talk subscribers would need to swap SIMs to take advantage of this faster offering.
We are not sure if there would be a different charge for the SIM card but they are currently giving a chance to win free 4G LTE enabled SIMs if you retweet them. Suddenly their newly revamped datatata internet add-on with 5GB at RM68/month or 3GB at RM52/month looks more enticing.
We are now living on the internet age where most people are accessing the net from their mobile device. With that in mind, Maxis is trying to improve the self-serve experience so that you won’t need to call their customer service number or walk into their Maxis Centres.
So with the all-new MyMaxis App, you can now manage your account, check current data usage, pay bills and explore rewards that’s available near you. The app only requires you to log-in once and you have quicker access in future.
Compared to the previous version, the interface is much easier to use and you easily browse your account details, usage and current charges. For those who worry constantly about their data usage, you can also check your used and remaining quota and if you need to, you can purchase one time passes at a touch of a button. It also lets you pay your bills and it is done with a few steps after you’ve assigned your credit card details with MaxisPay.
A new feature in the app is rewards with special deals for dining, entertainment, health and shopping categories. Instead of pushing promos randomly, the MyMaxis app is smart enough to alert offers that are available near your current location. With integrated maps, you can get directions to the offer location instantly. If you don’t want to be alerted for rewards, you could manage this under settings.
The internet has become so intertwined in the fabric of our lives that we forget it even exists. Mobile connectivity is so ubiquitous that we don’t care who provides the connection, as long as we’re connected and the connection is fast and stable, we’re happy.
It’s ironic then that telcos, the people that connect people to the internet, can’t seem to connect with their own customers.
Why is that?
One possible reason is the ubiquity of the internet itself. Customers don’t care about telco brands, they care about fast and stable connectivity that’s cheap and with a lot of data.
But Digi wants to be more than just an internet company.
It may sound like fluff but the brand that has brought a lot of fun and new things to the industry feels that it has so much more to give to its customers, and that its purpose of existence is so much more than just making money.
It wants to inspire.
“Our role at Digi is to help spread this inspiration, infecting the world with fun and excitement, one person at a time.”
So what does this mean to you?