U Mobile might be the underdog among the big 4 telcos in Malaysia but they been quite a disruptor with its value for money proposition. After revamping its postpaid offering with heaps of data, U Mobile is set to announce a new product that’s said to be a game changer for its segment.
We think this could be a new prepaid product and it is likely to offer free unlimited basic internet similar to #Hotlink, #MagicSIM and the new Digi Smart Prepaid. Effectively this could put an end to pay per use charges for internet which U Mobile currently charges RM0.20/MB.
Without giving specific details, they teased that it will offer more data and voice allocation plus extra services to help you stay connected. Apart from free throttled internet and perhaps more freebies, what could U Mobile do to shake up the industry? We’ll find out more from their media event next week, 23rd July after the Hari Raya holidays, so stay tuned.
Apart from its postpaid plans, U Mobile is packing more value to its wireless broadband plans by adding an extra 2GB of all-day data quota. Its current MB68 of RM68/month now offers an accumulative 12GB of data instead of the usual 10GB (5GB all-day + 5GB off peak) per month. If you need a modem or a MiFi Hotspot (3G 21Mbps model), U Mobile is offering them for free without contract.
After Celcom and Digi started the heated price war for affordable data-centric postpaid plans, U Mobile has responded by upgrading its postpaid offerings with more data. If you want more internet for cheap, their U28 Postpaid plan offers 3GB of data for only RM28/month. That’s not all, you also get 50 minutes of calls to all networks and 300 SMS (100 SMS within U Mobile, 200 SMS to all network). This is basically the upgrade of their U28 postpaid offering but they have increased its data from 1GB to a more generous serving of 3GB per month.
It’s pretty well known that we Malaysians love our social media. We’re among the top nations that love taking selfies and #foodporn pictures everywhere we go. So it’s no surprise that mobile internet is a must have for us, more so when we’re overseas.
Just a while back, we headed over to Sydney, Australia just so we could be one of the first to test and purchase the Apple Watch. And while we were there, our entire 4 days connectivity was reliant on a U Mobile Prepaid SIM.
If you’re wondering why U Mobile, it’s because we wanted to test out just how well the roaming plan worked for us while spending our time down under. Considering that they were offering up to 50MB free of international roaming a day (at selected countries), we really had to try it out. That’s not all though, you also have the option of enjoying unlimited data roaming for both U Mobile pre-paid and post-paid at only RM30/day. Yep, you read that right. Not 50MB, not 500MB but unlimited internet on roaming.
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.
U Mobile today has unveiled some interesting new plans for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. With its value for money proposition, U Mobile wants to make the iPhone more accessible to all. One of the new features is new financing option called U Microcredit, that lets you purchase the phones on installment with a subsidised plan.
Customers can now get the iPhone 6 starting from RM 98/month, as opposed to most plans from other telcos that require a hefty upfront payment and are essentially stuck to their plan for a set amount of time at minimum.
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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