It looks like another acquisition is taking place in the Malaysian e-commence scene. After Alibaba bought a controlling stake in Lazada Malaysia, it was reported that Alibaba and JD.com are competing to take control of Malaysia’s 2nd largest e-commerce site, 11street.
TM has announced Dato’ Sri Mohammed Shazalli Ramly as its new Managing Director/Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with effect from 1 May 2017. This is followed by the retirement of its current Group CEO, Tan Sri Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa.
Celcom today announced its newest app that promises to provides a secure, worry free experience that utilises Advanced Encryption Standards (AES) 256 technology; a globally recognised encryption system to secure your information.
Celcom too is offering the Nokia E7 and carries a cheaper bundled price of RM1108. No details have been revealed on the plan and the promo on their website is merely driving people to their PC Expo roadshow at Midvalley this weekend until 6th March 2011.
Like its past bundling of devices, most likely the RM1108 E7 price is tied to a Celcom Exec 250 plan and we believe there are other contract options on Celcom Exec 50 as well. As comparison, Maxis offers the Nokia E7 from RM1499 with a 2 year contract.
Thanks to rakyat biru for informing us!
Celcom is making it easier to stay connected overseas with its flat rates on international roaming. All SMS sent from abroad are now charged at a flat rate of 98 sen. For voice calls while roaming, Celcom now charges a flat rate but varies depending on which zone. Each zone is actually based on region with Zone 1 being Singapore, Zone 2 within Asia Pacific, Zone 3 for Europe and North America, Zone 4 for Middle East and Zone 5 for other countries in the rest of the world.
If you’re a Celcom Exec or Celcom Biz customer who is away from home this festive season, here’s a contest just for you. They are giving away a VW Golf TSI 1.4 and BlackBerry Torch for lucky subscribers that make bulk number of calls back to Malaysia from selected telcos under the AXIATA Umbrella. This includes Singapore (M1), Sri Lanka (Dialog), Indonesia (XL), Bangladesh (Robi) and Cambodia (Hello).
To be in the running to win the VW Golf car, just make 20 calls home to Malaysia from 18th January till 12th April. If you’re selected, you would be asked to answer 2 questions related to Celcom. For the BlackBerry Torch, just make 10 calls to be in the running and they are giving out 10 units each month.
Celcom Axiata is doing a weekend only promo which offers free calls and mobile internet for high usage subscribers on Celcom Exec. The weekend promo runs from Friday 00:00 midnight until Sunday 23:59 and it is valid from now until 31st January 2011. However it doesn’t really look as simple as it seems and the information on their website is overly complicated.
From now until 28 February 2011, Celcom is offering a lower roaming call rate on its AXIATA operators abroad. Under the AXIATA umbrella, there’s Dialog in Sri Lanka, XL in Indonesia, Robi in Bangladesh and Hello in Cambodia.
This encourages Celcom subscribers to choose its partner AXIATA operators for the best rates. If you’re in Indonesia, a call back home is only 35sen/min while in Bangladesh, it is as low as 30sen/minute. Mobile GPRS Data is fixed at RM38/day for all 4 networks.
This is something worth considering if you’re heading to Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Bangladesh or Cambodia. More details over at Celcom.
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Celcom Axiata is expecting to sell 10,000 BlackBerry Torch by end of this year. That is about 167 Torches a day! They also claim to be the market leader for BlackBerry in Malaysia which they boasts a user base of over 100,000 BlackBerry users which makes up to 51% of the market share.
What’s more interesting is that Celcom also plans to launch the new BlackBerry Bold in a few months time. The Bold in question should be the latest BlackBerry Bold 9780 which was just announced yesterday. Considering we are about 2 months until the year is out, we’re expecting them to launch or initiate another “registration of interest” somewhere in January.
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The Nokia C3 is offered at RM278 on Celcom Exec 50 + Mobile Internet RM38 and RM238 on Celcom Exec 50 + Mobile Internet RM68. It comes FREE if you subscribe to Celcom Exec 250 that comes with free data. The contract duration is 12 months and they require an upfront payment of RM300.
Somehow we felt that the subsidy by Celcom isn’t as generous as compared to Maxis’s X3 Touch and Type deal. For a phone that’s worth RM520 we find it a bit too much for Celcom to ask for RM300 upfront even when customers have to pay RM278 for the device.
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