The selfie-centric Sony Xperia C3 is available on contract bundling on U Mobile and it can be yours at only RM366 with no advance payment required.
It is offered with 24 months duration and the subsidised pricing are as follows:
U58 (24 months) – RM566
U88 (24 months) – RM366
The no advance payment offer is only applicable with U88 plan and you are required to sign up for auto-debit billing. If not, you would need to fork out 6 months subscription fee which comes out to RM348 on U58 or RM528 on U88 during registration.
To recap on the specs, the Xperia C3 that’s priced at RM999 is a mid-tier 4G LTE smart phone that comes with a 5MP front facing camera that’s assisted with an LED flash. The 5.5″ screen pushes a HD 720p resolution and underneath it runs on a 1.2GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 400 processor with 1GB of RAM. There’s also 8GB of on-board storage that’s expandable with microSD. For taking normal shots, it has a 8MP main shooter and keeping the device juiced up is a decent sized 2,500mAh capacity battery.
For more information, head over to U Mobile’s Xperia C3 page.
Apart from Maxis, U Mobile is also offering the Galaxy Alpha on contract and there’s an option to pick one up with zero upfront payment. Outright, the Galaxy Alpha is priced at RM1,899 and it can be yours from as low as RM709.
As usual, the device is offered on its U58, U88 and U Plus postpaid plans that offer 2GB, 3GB and 5GB mobile data respectively. The Galaxy Alpha bundle offering is tied with a 24 months contract duration.
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The challenger telco U Mobile has kicked off its new Vision 2 million campaign, with an ambitious goal of getting 2 million new subscribers on its network. Just recently, U Mobile has embarked on a massive network expansion plan where it will invest in building 2,000 new 4G LTE and 3G sites nationwide.
If it does achieve its goal of 2 million new subscribers by 31st December 2014, they will be making this coming New Year’s Day celebration extra special with Free on-network calls and Free Internet surfing on 1st January 2015. In addition, those that port in from other network to U Mobile Prepaid from 16th September onwards will get Free Internet for 1 year (250MB x 12 months), provided they top up RM30 each month.
For existing U Mobile subscribers, they are making it more rewarding for you and your friends to jump on board to their network. With every successful referral, both you and your friend will get RM3 free credit. That’s not all, you’ll also get 10% of their monthly top ups for the first 6 months.
Switching to U Mobile is rather easy as well. All you’ll need to do is to purchase a starter pack from any 7-Eleven and you can perform the MNP port-in online without the need of queuing up at a service centre. For more information, visit U Mobile’s Vision 2 Million page.
To achieve 2,000,000 new subscribers, U Mobile would need to get an average of 18,868 customers per day from now until 31st December. So far it looks like they are on track with their counter showing 17,500 for its first day.
If you traveling overseas, U Mobile has increased its list of unlimited internet roaming countries. Now you can surf without worries in selected countries in Europe and in New Zealand for a flat rate of RM36/day.
This is made possible with its partnership with VodaFone in Albania, Czech Republic, Greece, Ireland, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, Turkey and United Kingdom. If you’re using less than 4MB, your usage will be charged at RM9 per MB.
From its FAQ, you won’t need to purchase any Data Pass and you can start surfing provided that you’ve selected the right telco network. You are advised to search for the network manually under settings before enabling Data Roaming on your phone. The daily unlimited internet roaming is calculated based on local time, from 12:00AM until 11:59PM.
In case you didn’t know, U Mobile also offers Free Internet Roaming in Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. This is limited to 50MB which is decent enough for instant messaging and light social updates. If you use beyond 50MB, excess usage will be charged at RM30/day.
For more information, head over to U Mobile’s International Internet Roaming page.
U Mobile today announced that it will invest a total of RM1.5 billion to expand its network with an additional 2,000 new 3G and 4G LTE sites. The operator aims to complete its network expansion by the end of 2015 and will involve 1,000 3G and 1,000 4G LTE sites as part of its commitment to deliver what it says is the best mobile user experience to its customers. The rollout is planned to cover Wilayah Persekutuan, Selangor, Seremban, Port Dickson, Nilai, Ipoh, Lumut, Penang, Johor Bahru, Muar, Kluang, Segamat and Batu Pahat.
If you’re looking to buy a Quad HD tablet that’s ultra-thin, the Galaxy Tab S 8.4″ can be yours from as low as RM1,269 via U Mobile. As part of their Limited Time Merdeka Promo, they are also giving away a free exclusive tablet cover when you sign up on contract with their Unlimited 50 and Unlimited 80 Postpaid plan.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is priced at RM1,699 outright and it offers a stunning 8.4″ Super AMOLED display that does 2560×1600 pixels resolution. Powering the device is an Exynos 5 Octa-Core processor with 3GB of RAM and it boast a thickness of just 6.6mm.
For those using U Mobile’s Prepaid plans, you can now make more voice calls at a cheaper rate thanks to its new Voice Plan add-on. Available with a choice of RM20 (V20) and RM30 (V30), the new voice plans are essentially bulk voice add-ons that are activated for 30 days validity. For its V20 add-on, you’ll get 100 minutes of onnet (U Mobile to U Mobile) and 100 minutes offnet (calls to other networks) for RM20. Meanwhile, its V30 option gives you more at 180 minutes onnet and 180 minutes offnet, which is a equivalent to 8.3 sen/minute assuming if you fully utilised both onnet and offnet quotas.
If you can’t finish your voice minutes within the validity period, U Mobile allows you to carry forward unused minutes but only if you renew your voice plans of the same value. The only catch is there’s a limit of 200 minutes for V20 and 300 minutes for V30 at any one time. Overall, this is an affordable add-on for those who wish to make a lot of phone calls on U Mobile. Its prepaid voice calls are normally charged at 20 sen/minute (10sen/30sec block).
To subscribe, you can dial *118*3*6*1# and select the appropriate package. Alternatively you can SMS “ON V20″ or “ON V30″ to 28118.
For more information, head over to U Mobile’s Prepaid Voice Plans.
Just in time for the Raya holidays, U Mobile is now offering the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom on contract from as low as RM449. Carrying the retail price of RM1,699, the Galaxy K Zoom is a photography centric smart phone which boasts a 20.7MP main camera with a 10X optical zoom. On U Mobile, you can get the Galaxy K Zoom without forking out additional upfront payment if you make the purchase by credit card and opting in to subscribe via auto-debit.
As an added bonus, they are also including a Free battery travel charger kit along with RM1,500 worth of Galaxy Life privileges.
It is more blessed to give than to receive. It opens up doors and help to foster closer relationship with family, friends and those around us. To promote a closer Malaysia, U Mobile is reigniting the spirit of giving with its Project “Buah Tangan”. Buah Tangan is a very Malaysian tradition where we offer small gifts while paying a visit to someone.
To reconnect or to reconcile, you can send your very own Buah Tangan in both virtual and even physical gifts thanks to U Mobile. Best of all, the physical Buah Tangan will be shipped to your friends for free. While the physical hampers are limited, you can still send as many virtual gifts to your friends and the highest sender will be getting something special from U Mobile.
The Buah Tangan project will be running for 2 months and U Mobile will be releasing a 3 part video series. The first video is out now and you can view it after the break.
To get closer with someone, visit U Mobile’s Buah Tangan promo site.
If you’re eyeing for the super slim Huawei Ascend P7, U Mobile has revealed its postpaid bundle plans where it can be yours from as low as RM188. The best part is that you can get it with no hefty upfront payments during sign up if you subscribe with auto debit payments. Retailing at RM1,499, the Huawei Ascend P7 is the slimmest 4G LTE smart phone available in Malaysia at just 6.5mm thin. It gets a 5″ Full HD display and runs on a 1.8GHz Quad-Core processor developed in-house by Huawei. You can learn more about the Ascend P7 from our hands-on video.
On U Mobile, you have 3 postpaid plan options and they are tied to 24 months contract. The full Huawei Ascend P7 bundled pricing are as follows:
U58 (RM58/month) – RM888
U88 (RM88/month) – RM688
U Plus (RM138/month) – RM188
The no upfront payment promo is only applicable for U88 and U Plus postpaid bundling. For U58, you would need to pay RM348 during sign up, which is equivalent to 6 months subscription fee. If you don’t plan on taking the auto debit offer on the higher U88 and U Plus plans, you would need to fork out 6 months subscription fee as advance payment. If you’re among the early birds that pre-booked, you stand a chance to redeem a power bank and a wireless modem.
For more information, visit U Mobile’s Ascend P7 product page or head after the break for the plan details.