In the spirit of the Chinese New Year, local ride-hailing service Grab will now deliver Yee Sang straight to you via GrabCar.
It’s time to kick off the year of the rooster with a dose of double prosperity. Enjoy abundance of data this festive season with Xpax’s Add-Ongs promotion.
With the festive season around the corner, Xpax Prepaid has introduced an even larger monthly internet plan for all your social and web surfing needs. For a more auspicious Chinese New Year, Xpax FattNet gives you a whopping 8GB of data for RM88/month.
If you’re looking for a new phone in time for Chinese New Year, you can soon own the Samsung Galaxy Note5 in Pink Gold in Malaysia. The pink flagship smartphone is offered by Maxis from as low as RM93/month on its Zerolution program.
Need to impress the family with a brand spanking new smartphone? Sony Mobile announced it’s ‘Spring to a Great Start with Sony’ promo that will run from the 3rd to the 17th February this year for the CNY festive season.
To sum it up, each purchase of the selected Xperia smartphones, tablets and accessories entitles buyers to gifts worth up to RM98 like 16GB, 8GB MicroSD memory cards and limited edition Xperia 2015 Chinese New Year Shirts.
The products eligible for the promotion include the Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, T2 Ultra, Z2, C3, E3, M2, M2 Aqua and T3 and the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. It’s not limited to just phones either, the promotion also applies to accessories like charging docks, wearables and Bluetooth audio devices.
HTC is offering Chinese New Year promos via their Facebook page for a large range of their products for the coming festive season. Granted it’s no Cyber Monday, but this is a chance for you to hook some additional loot like SD cards and HTC Dot View cases with your purchase, should you be already planning on snagging yourself one of their devices.
Of the products eligible for free gifts are the HTC Desire EYE, HTC Butterfly 2 and the new Desire 820s to name a few. At the same time, the affordable Desire 620 and Desire 620G with dual-SIMs are finally here in Malaysia at RM849 and RM699 respectively.
The promo will last from the 30th of January all the way till the 1st of March 2015, and all you need to do is fill up this form after you’ve purchased your device to redeem the goodies.
The giving of Red Packets or Ang Pows is a traditional custom in the Chinese New Year celebrations. Just recently, instant messaging service WeChat had experimented with the concept of Virtual Ang Pow where users can send credits between 0.10 to 100 Chinese Yuan (approximately RM0.05 – RM55). What’s more interesting is that a sender can specify a total amount to be given out with a list of contacts. Then the app will randomly create different “ang pows” values that are distributed randomly like a lucky fortune cookie.
The results were rather astonishing. Just between the eve until 4PM on the first day of Chinese New Year, a total of 75 million virtual ang pows have been transacted across more than 5 million users. It was estimated about 9,412 virtual ang pows per minute have been transacted during the peak holiday season. The biggest winner is WeChat as they have managed to get even more users to link their bank accounts to their WeChat profile. That gives them a bigger base to enable long term micro transactions over its network. The overnight success have sent some shock waves across the industry and even Jack Ma from Ali Baba had compared the virtual Ang Pow phenomenon like a Pearl Harbour attack which came without any warning.
Will mobile phones replace the Chinese New Year tradition of giving? Certainly not for now but who knows in future when there’s little need of carrying physical cash.
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The full bundled pricing for the HTC One on DiGi are as follows:
DG SmartPlan 58 (24 months) – RM1,489 (RM298 upfront)
DG SmartPlan 88 (24 months) – RM1,249 (RM568 upfront)
DG SmartPlan 148 (24 months) – RM0 (RM1,876 upfront)
For more information, head over to DiGi’s HTC One product page.
For those wanting to celebrate CNY with more bling, Maxis is offering the HTC One in auspicious Gold colour. The premium feeling HTC One with a touch of gold is offered from RM799 on 24 months contract of Maxis TalkMore 48 or TalkMore 78 plans with a choice of either 1GB and 3GB bolt-on data. During sign up, there’s an upfront payment of RM800 required.
In terms of specs, the HTC One Gold edition is similar to its standard HTC One with a 4.7″ Full HD Display, Quad-Core 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM, Boom Sound stereo speakers and 32GB of on-board storage. It also comes with a 4G LTE connectivity as well which is supported on Maxis network.
For an even auspicious offer, Maxis is also offering Golden numbers that ends with 012-XXXX 888 if you sign up with TalkMore 78 or SurfMore 75 plan.
For more information, head over to Maxis Golden Offer page.
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Chinese New Year is just right around the corner and Celcom prances into the new year by offering the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in new Rose Gold colours. The Rose Gold editions which is now available in Malaysia is offered in either Black or White variants.
In conjunction with the festive season, Celcom is also bundling the Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch (retailing at RM999) for only RM288 with contract purchase on Celcom First or mPro plans. The Galaxy Gear on offer however is only available in auspicious orange colour. To make the deal sweeter, they are also giving out Free Moschino casing worth RM189 which is open for redemption after 28th January.
The Galaxy Note 3 on Celcom is offered as low as RM1,538 on 24 months contract of Celcom First Plans with 5GB data. The full plan details are available here. Take note that the CNY promo is valid from now until 28th February so you have about a
week month time to take the offer up.
For more information, head over to Celcom’s Galaxy Note 3 CNY Promo page.
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