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.
Huawei has launched its latest range of smart phones and tablets today including its flagship Ascend P7 smart phone. As seen from some online retailers, the Huawei Ascend P7 is priced at RM1,499 while its compact MediaPad X1 tablet is priced at RM1,399 for the 4G LTE version. Apart from these 2, they have also announced an 8″ multimedia tablet, a mid-spec smart phone and a hybrid sports wearable device.
Read on for the 5 new products launched by Huawei Malaysia today.
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Apart from DiGi, U Mobile too is offering the Sony Xperia Z2 on contract. Retailing at RM2,399, the Xperia Z2 can be yours from as low as RM999 with no advance upfront payment required. During sign up, all you need to pay is RM999 if you choose to pay by credit card and enable monthly auto debit.
The full bundled pricing on U Mobile are as follows:
U58 – 2GB data – (RM58/month) – RM1,779
U88 – 3GB data – (RM88/month) – RM1,579
U Plus – 5GB data – (RM138/month) – RM999
The zero upfront advance payment is only applicable for U88 and U Plus Plans. Without it, you would need to pay 6 months subscription upfront which would cost RM348 (U58), RM528 (U88) and RM1104 (U Plus) respectively. Both White and Black colour units are available from U Mobile. If you haven’t seen it yet, do check out our hands-on with the Sony Xperia Z2 here.
For more information, head over to U Mobile’s Xperia Z2 page.
U Mobile currently has the best device deal with the Galaxy S5 being offered as low as RM555. What’s more appealing is you don’t need to place a hefty upfront payment if you sign up with auto-billing on their U88 and UPlus plans. Now the deal is even sweeter if you have an old phone lying around as U Mobile is giving additional RM200 off for phone trade-ins. They didn’t mention specific trade-in models and it appears to be open to any device with a valid IMEI number.
The Galaxy S5 is offered on its U58, U88 and UPlus plans at RM1,699, RM1,499 and RM999 respectively with 24 months contract. The RM555 price is eligible for those who sign up together with a new Standard Chartered JustOne Platinum credit card on UPlus Plan. With the RM200 trade-in offer, this will make it effectively RM1,499 on U58, RM1,299 on U88 and RM799 on UPlus. With the Standard Chartered offer, that’s RM355 with the extra trade-in discount. You can check out the full plan details here.
If you plan to get a Galaxy S5 on U Mobile, it is time to dig around for that unused phone to redeem extra RM200 off. Note that the trade-in offer is valid until 31st May. Visit U Mobile’s Galaxy S5 page for more info.
U Mobile packs quite a lot of value in their postpaid plans with its affordable data quota with bundled calls or SMS. When it comes to travel, using the internet on your mobile device can be a costly affair and it is usually cheaper to get a local SIM even for a short trip.
Now its Unlimited Postpaid Plans are even better with free Internet Roaming in Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan & Thailand. This makes U Mobile the first telco in Malaysia to offer such roaming service for free.
Before you start using this overseas, read on for the fine print.