If you’re planning to buy an iPhone 6 in Malaysia, most likely you’ve been disappointed by the recent price increase. U Mobile, the 4th telco to offer the iPhone 6 on contract wants you to know that all is not doom and gloom.
With its ongoing registration of interest, U Mobile has revealed more details of its offering which are one of a kind in Malaysia. For starters, they would be offering the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at previous lower prices, while stocks last.
The registration exercise will start from today until 16th of March, which means they could be offering it as early as next Tuesday (17th March). It is also mentioned that U Mobile will be giving the lowest cost of ownership, freedom of postpaid contract, as well as a first of its kind offering for prepaid users. U Mobile might be 4 months behind its big 3 rivals, but it will be interesting to see how they could do things differently in terms of value and contract flexibility
Plan to get your new iPhone 6 from U Mobile? Sign up at their iPhone 6 pre-registration page here.
If you want to get an iPhone on contract in Malaysia, you are usually limited to the big 3 telcos (Celcom, DiGi & Maxis). Not anymore as U Mobile has teased that they would be offering the device soon. Pre-registration for the iPhones will start on next Monday, 9th March.
U Mobile hasn’t revealed their bundling details yet, and they could either create a iPhone specific plans or bundle them together with their current #GetClever plans. Like previous bundling offers, we expect U Mobile to offer more enticing offers such as zero advance payment waivers and additional protection add-ons for its higher postpaid plan offering. The iPhone 6 retails outright from RM2,399 while its larger iPhone 6 Plus is priced from RM2,749. If you’re interested, you can register yourself with them next week.
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A week ago, U Mobile had launched its new #GetClever prepaid and postplan plans that promise to give better value. It challenges its competitors with generous data quota, cheaper call rates and free 30 minutes of calls everyday within U Mobile’s network. For 2015, U Mobile says that they want to give customers the best value, be a challenger telco and most importantly be transparent to its customers.
It was brought to our attention, that the free calls offer isn’t as clear cut as it seems. If you’re going to make a lot of calls, there’s something you should know before signing up.
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.
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.
Do you know if you’re current mobile provider is screwing you over? Don’t Bodoh is a new website that aims to educate Malaysians of their current mobile plan and compares them with other options from other competitors.
We’re not sure who’s behind it but it claims to be presented by an independent entity. A quick check on its domain name whois info reveals Cenxus Multimedia (presumably the web developer) as the domain owner but that’s usually the way to conceal the actual person behind the scene.
To use the comparison is pretty simple, just enter your average monthly spends, select which provider you’re with in either postpaid or prepaid and then select the plan you’re on. It will then find other similar plans from other telcos along with a rating if it is a good plan or not.
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.
The waterproof Sony Xperia Z3 is now available on contract with U Mobile’s postpaid plans. As usual it is tied with 24 months period and the bundled pricing are as follows:
U Plus – 5GB Internet (RM138/month) – RM999
U88 – 3GB Internet (RM88/month) – RM1,579
U58 – 2GB Internet (RM58/month) – RM1,779
During sign up, there’s an upfront payment of 6 months subscription required. However if you sign up for auto-debit billing on credit card, you can get a waiver but this is only applicable on U Plus and U88 Plan.
If you have an existing device, U Mobile is also accepting trade-in where your old phone can fetch up to RM750. This will be used to offset the bundled pricing of the new Xperia Z3. Not only this an easier way to swap your smart phone, it is also safe thanks to U Mobile’s partnership with Blanco, a company that specialises in erasing data from smart devices.
To recap on the specs, the Xperia Z3 has a 5.2″ Full HD display and it is powered by a 2.5GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 801 with 3GB of RAM. On-board it has 16GB of storage which is expandable up to 128GB microSD. The camera is a similar 20.7MP shooter as before but its get a wider 25mm angle lens. Powering the device is a 3,100mAh capacity battery which can last up to 2 days with a single charge with average use. You can check out more details of the Xperia Z3 in our hands-on video.
For more info, head over to U Mobile’s Xperia Z3 page.