Almost everyone is claiming that their network is all new, boasting upgraded equipment and increased capacity. DiGi however is putting money where their mouth is by offering a 7 day Money Back Guarantee for new subscribers on its DG SmartPlan 50. A few months back, they had done a similar exercise but this time they have made things easier by allowing you to sign up and request for refunds online.
Take note that this Money Back offer is only applicable for new subscribers only that hasn’t signed up for a DiGi account for the past 12 months. Only 1 account per customer is eligible for the refund and it isn’t applicable for port-ins (MNP) and IDD usage will be disabled during the 7 day period.
If you’re interested to try them out, the DG SmartPlan 50 offers 2GB of Internet (1GB to be used for SmartApps), 100 minutes of calls and 300 SMS. The Money Back Guarantee offer is available from now until 31st March 2015.
For more information, visit DiGi’s Money Back Guarantee promo page.
The BlackBerry Classic, a new phone with old-school BlackBerry Bold styling is officially priced at RM1,588 in Malaysia. If you’re interested to get one, Celcom will be offering it exclusively on their network very soon.
In the mean time, they have started their usual practice of registration of interest so that you’ll be the among the first to know about their plans and availability. On top of that, they are giving a unit or an Urbanear headset for free if you provide them with an email list of your 10 friends that might be interested.
To recap on the specs, the BlackBerry Classic features a 3.5″ 720×720 display which is accompanied by the physical buttons and trackpad that’s synonymous with its original BlackBerry Bold. Powering the device is a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, with 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage that are similar with its earlier BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 smart phones. Compared to the previous BlackBerry Bold 9900, the new Classic model offers 60% more display, 50% more battery life and 3X faster web browsing. You can get the full details in the earlier BlackBerry Classic announcement post.
You can sign up your interest over at Celcom’s BlackBerry Classic registration page.
If you’re looking for a 4G LTE smart phone bundle on a budget, DiGi is now offering the Alcatel Pop 2 smart phone for free with its Smart Plan 78. At RM78/month, the Smart Plan 78 offers 2GB of data (1GB for Smart Apps such as Facebook, Twitter, WeChat and WhatsApp), 200 minutes of calls and 200 SMS each month. The contract is tied with a 24 months duration and you’ll need fork an extra RM384 as advance payment, which will be rebated back to your monthly bills.
The Alcatel Pop 2 is yet another entry-level 4G LTE smart phone that’s similar to the OPPO Neo 5. It gets a modest 4.5″ display that does 854×480 and it runs on a newer 1.2GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 410 processor with 1GB of RAM. On-board it gets 8GB of storage which can be expanded via microSD and also included is a 5MP main camera capable of shooting Full HD 1080p videos. Over at the front, it settles for a standard VGA camera. Powering the device is a 2,000mAh capacity which is quite decent for its spec.
The device is also available on the higher Smart Plan 108 and Smart Plan 148 options. However if you’re willing to commit to a higher plan, you’re better off with a better device like the Redmi Note 4G that’s also offered for free.
For more info on DiGi’s Alcatel Pop 2 offering, head over to their Online Store.
Apart from Maxis, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G is also offered on contract with DiGi. Retailing at RM589, the device is offered for Free on DG Smart Plan 108 and Smart Plan 148 with 24 months contract. The full bundled pricing and advance payment for the Redmi Note are as follows:
DG SmartPlan 78 – RM209 (Advance: RM360 + RM78)
DG SmartPlan 108 – RM0 (Advance: RM564 + RM108)
DG SmartPlan 148 – RM0 (Advance: RM564 + RM148)
The Redmi Note 4G is a single SIM device which supports our local 4G LTE bands. Like its dual-SIM 3G variant, the Redmi Note 4G gets a 5.5″ HD 720p display and it runs on a Quad-Core 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 processor with 2GB of RAM. On-board it gets 8GB of storage with expandable microSD slot and it is juiced up by a 3,100mAh capacity battery. Also included is a 13MP main camera and a front facing 5MP unit.
For more info, head over to DiGi’s Redmi Note 4G product page.
Celcom today announced a complete revamp of its “First” plans for 2015. Rebranded as “First by Celcom”, the operator says the new plans will bring a “first of its kind personalised Internet and call plan” that will “boost the standard of customer experience”. So confident is Celcom of it’s new “First by Celcom” plans that CMO Zalman Aefendy said that they are expecting a 50% jump in subscription, thanks to the new plans.
The new plans are unique in the market in that they are able to adjust data, voice, and text quota according to the usage patterns of the users. Celcom calls this feature the “Optimiser” and it works by giving additional minutes, SMS or data, if you’ve used up your quota.
Example, if you’ve used up your voice and SMS quota, the Optimiser will add more into your plan, for the month. Similarly, if you’ve used up your data quota, the Optimiser feature will come in to top it up for you. More about this a little later. Let’s talk about the new plans.
Celcom, which seems to be the flag bearer of BlackBerry devices in Malaysia is going to offer the new Classic model very soon. They have just posted a teaser and it indicates that the new QWERTY device will be available exclusively on their network. Like their flagship BlackBerry Passport, we expect Celcom to bundle it with their usual Celcom First plans.
The BlackBerry Classic was just announced recently and it offers the familiar BlackBerry Bold form factor on top of its BlackBerry 10.3.1 OS. It features a 3.5″ 720×720 display and it runs on a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage that’s similar to its earlier BlackBerry Q10 QWERTY smart phone. According to BlackBerry, the new Classic offers 60% more display, 50% more battery life and 3X faster web browser performance than the earlier BlackBerry Bold 9900.
You can read up more details in our BlackBerry Classic announcement post.
The Redmi Note 4G has finally arrived in Malaysia and it is available with its usual online flash sales. If you’re needing a 4G postpaid plan and want to get a unit without the mad rush, Maxis is now offering the device on contract with its MaxisOne Plan.
Retailing at RM589, the Redmi Note 4G can be yours from only RM99 with a 24 months contract. The full Redmi Note 4G bundled pricing with Maxis are as follows:
MaxisOne Plan Lite (1GB – RM78/month) – RM299
MaxisOne Plan (2GB – RM128/month) – RM99
MaxisOne Plan (3GB – RM158/month) – RM99
Telcos have been shouting about wider mobile coverage and most of them have embarked on a network upgrade exercise to keep up with growing demand. Despite that, there are users that struggle with mobile black spots. A situation where reception is just so bad that you can’t even make or receive basic phone calls. There are a lot of factors that causes this including distance from the nearest base station as well as infrastructure of a building which hampers signal performance.
Now you can take matters to your own hands (sort of), as DiGi is introducing FemtoCell for DiGi Business users. If you’re wondering what FemtoCell is, it is basically your very own base station that runs on your existing internet connection.
After 3 months, U Mobile has achieved its Vision 2 million target before the year is out. This was an ambitious acquisition campaign after kicking off its network expansion drive that includes a roll out of additional 1,000 3G and 1,000 4G LTE sites by end of 2015.
As promised, they are giving free on-net (within U Mobile) calls and internet usage for one day, on 18th December 2014 (Thursday) between 12:00AM until 11:59PM. This is applicable to all active prepaid, postpaid and broadband U Mobile customers.
So if you’re not a subscriber, you can sign up right before 18th December to qualify for the one day free offer. Just take note that the free calls are within U Mobile network only however internet will be absolutely free without any throttling. For more info, head over to their FAQ.
With its SurfMore 50 plan that offers 2GB data at RM50/month, the iPad Air 2 (Cellular version) is offered from RM1,689 while the iPad mini 3 (Cellular version) is offered from RM1,389. The full bundled pricing are as follows:
iPad Air 2
16GB – (RRP: RM2,029) – RM1,689
64GB – (RRP: RM2,349) – RM1,929
128GB – (RRP: RM2,679) – RM2,229
iPad mini 3
16GB – (RRP: RM1,699) – RM1,349
64GB – (RRP: RM2,029) – RM1,709
128GB – (RRP: RM2,349) -RM1,999
During sign up, you would need to put a 3 month advance subscription fee as advance payment, which will be refunded over 5 months. However it is waived for Maxis subscribers that have been active for the past 1 year with good payment records. All contracts are tied with 24 months duration.