If you’re planning on getting the Galaxy S6 or S6 edge, U Mobile is now offering both devices on contract bundling. The Galaxy S6 is offered from as low as RM1,266 while the S6 edge is offered from RM1,690, excluding GST. Instead of the usual U88 and U Plus plans, both smart phones are tied with their Ultimate Device Plans which starts from RM65/month with 3GB of data.
If you plan to get a Redmi 2 outright, U Mobile is offering it without contract with additional 6 months free internet. This is applicable for prepaid and all you’ll need to do is to top up RM30 upon purchase of the device at RM499 and continue to top up RM30/month for 6 months to redeem 500MB of data.
On top of that, U Mobile is also giving a free powerbank for the first 100 customers. This offer is applicable at U Mobile Stores.
To recap on the Redmi 2, this RM449 entry level smart phone offers a 4.7″ HD 720p screen, Quad-Core Snapdragon 410 processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB storage that’s expandable with microSD. It also gets a 8MP main + 2MP front camera. Keeping the lights on is a removable 2,200mAh capacity battery. In terms of connectivity, the Redmi 2 supports 4G LTE with dual-SIMs.
If you haven’t signed up with Spotify’s ad-free Premium music service, Maxis and Hotlink prepaid are offering it for free with unlimited streaming. This allows you to enjoy music to your heart’s content between 30th April until 31st July 2015.
To enable this, you would need to be on a monthly data plan of at least 1GB/month on either Maxis postpaid or Hotlink prepaid plans. Activation is done only via myMaxis or Hotlink’s Red app by clicking on the Spotify #MusicNow banner. The official apps are available only for Android and iOS, so sorry to Windows Phone users.
According to the T&C, the free unlimited streaming is only applicable to 128Kbps which is probably its standard streaming quality. For existing Spotify premium account holders, you would need to deactivate your current subscription and resubscribe via the Maxis. If you’re currently taking up the Maxis Spotify Premium offering of RM10/month with free 150MB data, you are qualified for this offer as long as you have a monthly mobile plan at least 1GB. Just take note that the offer only takes effect if you’ve activated through the official Maxis/Hotlink app and they will send a confirmation SMS to confirm your subscription.
The MaxisOne Plan offers unlimited calls and SMS with bundled 2GB data for a worry free experience. If the unlimited call proposition is too much for a single line, Maxis is now allowing you to take up additional supplementary lines with the MaxisOne Share Plan. For RM48/month, the extra mobile line can enjoy the same limitless talk and SMS, while mobile internet is shared from its main data quota.
If you always wanted to play YouTube videos on the big screen and your TV isn’t exactly smart, the Google Chromecast might be the little tool that you’ll need. It is a HDMI dongle that allows you to connect your TV to your smart phone, tablets and various other WiFi connected devices.
Apart from YouTube, it also allows you to mirror your smart phone content from the web browsing, music and other chromecast supported apps. To set it up is fairly easy by simply connecting the Chromecast into your TV’s HDMI port, and connect the USB cable for its power. Once the WiFi has been set up, you’re good to go.
It is now officially available in Malaysia, exclusively from Maxis at RM170 inclusive of GST. MaxisOne users can pick it up for just RM150. You can get it from selected Maxis Stores nationwide. For more info, visit the Maxis Chromecast page.
Check out the Chromecast promo videos after the break.
If there’s one operator that’s got a point to prove, it’s P1. And if P1 has only one point to make, loud and clear to you, it would be this – the challenger operator is making a comeback. Network performance, customer service quality and trust issues are just some of the many things that need fixing at P1, and the two foremost executives in the company – Kelvin Lee and Azizi A. Hadi – know exactly what to do to turn P1 around.
Kelvin Lee is no stranger to P1, having been part of the Green Packet family for a good ten years. In 2011, Kelvin was asked by CC Puan, the CEO of P1, to join P1 in the role of Chief Commercial Officer to manage the sales and customer services of P1’s products and services. A veteran in Green Packet and P1, Kelvin has been through it all. And yet, the upbeat, approachable techie, is more energetic than ever, ready to transform P1 to become one of the country’s most innovative mobile operator.
His optimism and energy is understandable, Kelvin has an experienced point man watching his guard. Azizi in his role as P1’s COO, is a new joiner but is no stranger to the telco industry given his wealth of experience in TM for the past eight years covering various roles from oversight of migrating from a digital to fully IP network, the HSBB (high speed broadband) rollouts to the SME business segment management.
Kelvin and Azizi believe that P1, with full support from, Telekom Malaysia and SK Telecom, two giants from the telecommunications world – both with considerable investments in P1 – and a team of experts that’s now more pumped up than ever, is now in the best position to shake up the telecommunications space in Malaysia with the promise of being country’s first ever fully converged telecommunications provider.
But what does this mean to you? Are you ready for a fully converged telecommunications provider?
Watch as Kelvin and Azizi explain why 2015 is going to be the year for P1 and you.
Maxis is rewarding its loyal customers with a series of extraordinary moments with its newly revamped MaxisONE Club. If you have an immaculate payment record and have spent RM500 or more over a period of 12 months with Maxis, you’re able to gain access to a world of First Class perks
Once you become a member of the MaxisONE Club Elite, you will get not just first class access to devices and the VIP treatment you deserve at Maxis Centers, but also unique dining experiences and exclusive rewards just for you.
These include priority services at Maxis Centers, culinary indulgences as well as an exclusive first chance pass to private previews to the latest and greatest gadgets way before the general public.
Let’s take a look at the perks.
If your first encounter of the Internet involves mIRC, Hotmail and ICQ, you may have heard about Jaring, Malaysia’s first Internet Service Provider that offered dial-up connectivity. Now the struggling ISP has been ordered by the courts to go into liquidation, marking an end of a legacy that connected Malaysians to the world.
Its former CEO, Dr. Mohammad Awang Lah had posted on Facebook about the news and had expressed sadness that the ISP he helped started had ended up this way. However he also expressed hope that it could turn around for the better under safe hands.
Jaring was started in 1986 under the name RangKom which was renamed to Jaring in 1992. Eventually it became a part of MIMOS in 2002 and later on it was taken over by the Finance Ministry in 2007. The former CEO had also expressed frustration over the sale of Jaring last year to unsuitable parties that led to its eventual demise. TheMalaysianInsider reported that Jaring was sold to Utusan Printcorp for over RM100 million.
Do you have any memorable 1511 dial-up moments to share? Tell us in the comments below.
Just recently there are stronger calls for telcos to make broadband more affordable for all. In a bid to make it more accessible with greater value, Hotlink has slashed its new Tablet Plan SIM pack from RM60 to just RM30. It comes preloaded with 1GB of data and best of all, it is valid for 365 days.
While this is good for those with very minimal data usage, the additional data top ups have been reduced as well. Initially priced at RM30 per GB, you can now top up 1GB extra at RM25 which is valid for 60 days. For greater value, you can top up 2GB for RM45 and this would be valid for 365 days. With a year long validity, you can top up more without the fear of wastage that’s usually the case for monthly validity plans.
If Celcom’s First Basic 85 and First Elite postpaid plans are too high of a commitment, now they are offering an affordable option for just RM38/month.
The new First Basic 38 offers an all-in-one package consisting of 3GB data + 3GB WiFi, 50 minutes of calls and 50 SMS each month. The 3GB data is offered for a limited time only (Standard offer is 2GB data + 2GB WiFi), and for a mere RM38/month, it is quite a steal compared to other postpaid offers. If you can’t finish your quota, Celcom even allows you to carry forward unused data up to 3GB per month.