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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.
U Mobile was the first telco to offer free internet roaming at selected countries for its postpaid subscribers. Now prepaid users are now able to enjoy Free Internet Roaming too and they have also extended several countries for its unlimited internet roaming service.
The Free Internet Roaming is limited to 50MB per day, which is sufficient enough for basic instant messaging such as WhatsApp, Line and WeChat. If you do exceed the 50MB/day limit, subsequent use would be charged at a maximum of RM30/day.
OPPO is now available on U Mobile and they are offering a bundling package for the OPPO Neo 5 and entry level OPPO Joy. Instead of the usual postpaid bundling where you get a cheaper phone with long contract, U Mobile bundles these OPPO devices outright with additional value.
The OPPO Neo 5 that comes with 4G LTE connectivity is priced at RM598, but when you purchase it together with U58 postpaid plan, you’ll get free 6 months subscription that’s worth RM348. Meanwhile for the entry level OPPO Joy, you can get the bundle at RM348 which comes together with RM20 top up, a free sim pack worth RM8 and free 250MB internet for 4 months, if you maintain a minimum top up of RM30/month.
To recap on the specs, the OPPO Neo 5 is their most affordable 4G LTE offering with a 4.5″ screen (854×480 pixels) that’s running on a 1.2GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 400 processor with 1GB of RAM . Meanwhile the OPPO Joy is their entry level device with a 4″ (800×480) display and runs on a dual-core 1.3GHz processor with 512MB of RAM.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has already arrived in Malaysia and it is available across its Samsung stores and dealers nationwide. Priced outright at RM2,499, is is quite a steep price to pay but you can consider subsidised contract offers from our local telcos such as Maxis, DiGi, Celcom and U Mobile. All 4 have various plans to suit different usage patterns at different price range.
If you’re already an existing subscriber of one of these plans, you might as well continue with them, provided that you’re satisfied with your current postpaid offering. Unlike last year’s Galaxy Note 3, the latest Galaxy Note 4 unfortunately is offered only with 24 months contract which might be too long for some.
So to answer the question which is the best plan to get the Galaxy Note 4, we’ve compared the contract plans from all 4 telcos along with its bundled data, voice and SMS and its total cost of ownership. Check them out after the break.
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The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 officially goes on sale in Malaysia starting today. Among the four telcos, U Mobile wants to make it easier for you to switch to a brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Not only it offers 3 plans where you can get one from as low as RM1,099, they are also offering trade-ins making it possible to get one without forking extra money.
On top of that, they are also partnering with Citibank where you get to enjoy zero advance payment and an extra RM200 off from the Galaxy Note 4 bundled price.
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