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UPDATED: Added DiGi BlackBerry Prepaid activation shortcodes from DiGi’s promo page.
DiGi has introduced a new microsite dedicated for their current BlackBerry plans. The WhatBerry site has a little Facebook integrated app which tells you what type of BlackBerry user you are.
From the plans shown on the site, DiGi offers the usual DG Smart Plan for RM68/month which now charges additional RM10/month extra for BIS service. Now there’s a new Smart Plan LITE RM33/month plan which is cheaper but offers a rather little 300MB/month.
For prepaid, there’s the usual RM2/day Unlimited prepaid Blackberry plan but now there are other smaller packages to suit specific needs. For those who specifically use BlackBerry for IM and Social Networking, there’s the Prepaid Social Network + IM RM1/day package which gives you unlimited BBM as well as access to facebook/twitter. If social networking is not your thing, there’s also a Prepaid Email + IM RM1/day package too. If neither suits you and all you need is the barebones BBM service, there’s the 50sen/day Prepaid BBM only package just like what’s being offered by Xpax.
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UPDATE: Happy Prepaid under DiGi also offers RM2/day deal but for unlimited Internet only.
DiGi Prepaid is offering a special deal where you can either get cheap calls and SMS or unlimited internet for only RM2/day. This runs from 1st December 2010 until 31st January 2011. There are four RM2 daily deals on offer which can be activated with the respective codes below.
The first promotional deal is 20 minutes of voice calls and 20 SMS within DiGi’s network for RM2/day while the second deal offers half rate for calls made within DiGi’s network from midnight until noon daily. For those who need internet on the go, there’s Internet Unlimited 2 which offers unlimited data for a mere RM2/day, which is cheaper than DiGi Easy Prepaid‘s RM3/day and the normal Max RM5/day rate. For BlackBerry users, there’s also the BlackBerry Unlimited 2 deal at RM2/day. There’s no mention on the download speeds but we believe it is likely limited at 384kbps like the rest of its prepaid offering.
The RM2 daily pass is a auto-subscription method, which automatically renews itself the following day. This lets you enjoy the RM2 offer seamlessly without renewing daily however you would need to terminate manually if you wish to stop. To stop any of the deals, dial *133#. Do take note that the RM2/day deal is valid for all DiGi Prepaid customers except for Prepaid Plus and DiGi Easy Prepaid. According to the FAQ, it is mentioned that if you have any free calls and SMS earned previously, you have to use them first as the RM2 pass will forfeit any outstanding freebies collected previously.
Happy Prepaid also offers similar RM2/day deals but only for unlimited internet usage. It was also stated that the fair use policy is limited to 100MB but no details were given on throttle or excess charge if you exceed this limit. More details at Happy’s happy deals page.
Celcom Xpax is one of Malaysia’s most attractive prepaid Blackberry service at the moment. At only RM1/day, you get unlimited BBM under its Blackberry Social package. There’s a higher RM2.50/day This has been a long dominance for Xpax until recently DiGi and Maxis joined in and offered daily packages of RM2 and RM2.50 per day respectively.
Xpax obviously trying to hold their ground has
reduced introduced a new barebone Blackberry daily subscription at 50 sen/day. We got a twitpic taken by TianChad shown above on the announcement.
The other existing daily prepaid plans for BlackBerry are still maintained, giving a total of 3 daily package as below:
So basically the new BBM with Xpax is the stripped down version of the RM1/day BlackBerry social that is limited to purely Blackberry messenger service. This new plan is a better deal if all you do is BBM without the need of Facebook, Twitter and other popular IM. For social freaks, you probably stick to the same RM1/day BlackBerry Social plan.
More details on the Xpax Blackberry site.
Its going to be interesting to see what DiGi and Maxis will come up with to counter this.
Just one minor request to Celcom PR. Please remember to include SoyaCincau.com in your distribution list. Thank you.
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Hotlink has finally introduced a daily blackberry prepaid package for RM2.50/day. This comes shortly after DiGi’s introduction of its RM2/day daily blackberry service.
For the extra 50 sen, you’ll get a generous 200MB/day data usage as compared to DiGi’s 100MB. To activate, just dial *100#, select Internet and BlackBerry Internet Service. The daily package is renewed automatically.
Similar to DiGi and XpaX, this is only applicable within Blackberry Service inclusive of Email, IM, Social Networking and web browsing. If you use the typical UNET APN or for internet tethering, you will be charged separately.
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DiGi introduces a prepaid blackberry service at RM2/day which gives not only unlimited BIS for IM but also to surf the web. As comparison, XpaX offers RM1/day for unlimited BIS (Instant Messaging) and RM2.50/day if you wish to include web browsing service. Maxis through its Hotlink brand only offers a weekly package of RM28/week.
The RM2/day package however is capped at 100MB per day which will be throttle down to 128kbps if you exceed the limit. If you plan to tether, DiGi was mentioned in their FAQ that it will be charged separately for max RM5 per day as it uses a different APN (diginet). The same goes for streaming content as well due to diginet being used instead of Blackberry.net.
To activate this, just SMS ON BB FD to 2000. This will activate automatic daily subscription and if you plan to stop, you’ll need to SMS STOP BB to 2000.
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