DiGi has added a new Smart Plan 148 option into its new Smart Plan offering. For RM148/month, the new plan comes with 600 minutes of calls, 600 SMS and 6GB of data each month. In terms of data, it is also split 3GB + 3GB between typical data usage and Smart Apps usage (Facebook, Twitter & WhatsApp).
Just like the Smart Plan 88, the Smart Plan 148 bundled calls/SMS can be used with any local number on any network. Excess usage call rate is slightly cheaper as well at 10sen/min while SMS remains unchanged at 10sen as well.
For more information, head over to DG’s Smart Plan page.
DiGi has commenced its pre-order of the Sony Xperia Z where you can secure a unit before its official availability this Friday, 15th March 2013. The Xperia Z which retails at RM2,199 is offered as low as RM1,029 with DG’s new Smart Plans.
There are 3 contract plans being offered and it is tied with only 24 months contract duration. The bundled pricing of the Xperia Z as follows:
DG Smart Plan 58 (24 months) – RM1,789*
DG Smart Plan 88 (24 months) – RM1,549*
DG Smart Special 148 (24 months) – RM1,029
When it comes to the actual device price, both Smart Plan 58 and 88 plans are actually offering it at RM2,029. The “effective” phone pricing shown above is after its monthly rebates of RM10 on the Smart Plan 58 and RM20 on Smart Plan 88. The plan with the lowest device price is Smart Special at RM1,029 but it requires advance payment of RM1,000 during sign up. For existing DiGi subscribers that have been active for 12 months, the zero advance payment waiver applies.
On top of that, DiGi is also throwing in a free Sony Wireless speaker (SRS-BTV5) while stocks last. The speaker that’s worth RM169 is activated by NFC and you can get more details here.
In terms of colours, only the white and black versions are being offered. For more information, head over to DiGi’s Online Store.
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UPDATE: Smart Plan 88 Bundled Calls and SMS are applicable to all network.
DiGi has finally revamped its DG Smart Plans which used to be offering data only postpaid subscription and calls/sms are charged separately. Now with the new DG Smart Plans, you get a 3 in 1 combination of voice, SMS and data for a fixed monthly fee. Instead of the usual Smart Plan 48, 68 and 88, they have streamlined their offering to just 2 – Smart Plan 58 and Smart Plan 88.
For the Smart Plan 58, you get 2GB of data which they have split to 1GB of Mobile Internet usage and another 1GB for Smart Apps which is used for Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp. Also included is 200 minutes of calls and 200 SMS which only can be used within DiGi network. For additional RM30, the Smart Plan 88 offers 4GB of data, which is also split 2GB+2GB usage between standard mobile internet and “Smart Apps”. For calls and SMS, it is 50% more at 300 minutes and 300 SMS but it is applicable to all networks
it is also restricted for DiGi to DiGi only.
On top of that, Web Browsing is free and unlimited but only if you are using Opera Mini. According to FAQ, even if you have exhausted your monthly quota, you will get to enjoy normal speeds for web browsing on Opera Mini. Those requiring BIS will need to pay additional RM10/month or RM20/month for BES. For additional usage or calls/SMS made outside DiGi’s network, it is charged at 15sen/minute and 10 sen per SMS.
Overall, the new plans are a new refresh but we prefered that the monthly bundled calls are opened up to all networks instead of just DiGi to DiGi network only for smart plan 58. We have mixed feelings however on the Internet quotas that are imposed for Mobile Internet and “Smart Apps” which we feel should be more flexible for users. On the up side, at least the split quota ensures that you have faster Whatsapp/Facebook/Twitter updates even if you have finished your usage for Youtube viewing or data tethering.
For more information, head over to DiGi.
Celcom too is offering the 4.0″ Samsung Galaxy S III mini on contract bundling with a wide variety of contract options. Retailing at RM1,199, the Galaxy S III mini is offered as low as RM588.
You’ll a choice of 3 postpaid plans (First Prime, First Premier and First Elite) and 2 bolt-on mobile internet options (1GB and 3GB) on either 12 months or 18 months contract. The full bundled pricing as follows:
Celcom First Prime + 1GB/3GB (12 months) – RM988
Celcom First Prime + 1GB/3GB (18 months) – RM888
Celcom First Premier + 1GB/3GB (12 months) – RM888
Celcom First Premier + 1GB/3GB (18 months) – RM788
Celcom First Elite + 1GB/3GB (12 months) – RM688
Celcom First Elite + 1GB/3GB (18 months) – RM588
There’s an advance upfront payment between RM250-RM450 required during sign up which will be rebated back to your monthly bill onwards.
For more information, head over to Celcom’s Galaxy S III mini page.
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Apart from Maxis, DiGi too is also offering the new Galaxy S III mini on its DG Smart Plan. Retailing at RM1,199, the Samsung Galaxy S III mini can be yours from as low as RM449 with both Pebble Blue and Marble White versions being offered.
Full bundled pricing as follows:
DG Smart Plan 48 (12 months) – RM949
DG Smart Plan 48 (24 months) – RM849
DG Smart Plan 68 (12 months) – RM849
DG Smart Plan 68 (24 months) – RM649
DG Smart Plan 88 (12 months) – RM749
DG Smart Plan 88 (24 months) – RM449
DG Smart Family (12 months) – RM1,049
DG Smart Family (24 months) – RM949
With its on-going Jualan Internet promo, you get more data quota than usual with the Smart Plan 48 having 2GB than the usual 1GB.
During sign up, there’s advance payment between RM50-RM600 required during registration depending on the plan and contract duration period. Existing DiGi subscribers of 12 months tenure are exempted from paying advance payment.
For more info, head over to DiGi’s Galaxy S III mini page.
With dual subscription of DG Smart Plan 88 and DG SmartPlan which comes with 8GB data respectively, 2 units of HTC One X can be yours for just RM1,499 (RM750 each). You could also sign up 2 units of Samsung Galaxy S III for just RM1,899 (RM950 each). Normally DG Smart Plan 88 comes with 5GB/month but with the Jualan Internet 2X promo, they have given extra 3GB. The total monthly subscription is RM168/month.
For full details, head to DiGi Jualan Internet 2X Ganda page.
With mobile internet scene heats up with competitive data subscription and larger quota, DiGi responds with its new Jualan Internet promo with up to 2X the monthy data quota being offered. The new promo quotas for postpaid as follows:
3G Postpaid Internet
Mobile Internet Monthly (1GB + 1GB) – RM48/month
Mobile Internet Monthly (3GB + 2GB) – RM68/month
Mobile Internet Monthly (5GB + 3GB) – RM88/month
DG Smart Plan
DG Smart Plan 48 (1GB + 1GB) – RM43/month (auto billing)
DG Smart Plan 68 (3GB + 2GB) – RM63/month (auto billing)
DG Smart Plan 88 (5GB + 3GB) – RM83/month (auto billing)
DG Smart Family (300MB + 300MB) – RM28/month
DiGi Discover Day [7AM-7PM] (3GB + 1GB) – RM33/month (auto billing)
DiGi Discover (3GB + 1GB) – RM53/month (auto billing)
Postpaid Tablet Plan (2GB + 1GB) – RM49/month
From the FAQ, the extra quota is valid for 24 months for new DiGi subscribers. Existing subscribers will automatically get the extra free quota for
3 months 2 months from 3rd December 2012 to 3rd February 2013.
Head after the break for more offers for prepaid and smart phone bundling.
DiGi is offering the HTC One X, Samsung Galaxy S III, Note and Note 10.1 from as low as RM699 with a special bundling with RM148/month commitment. The new DG Smart Plan special bundling of RM148/month offers 3GB of data and RM80 worth of calls/sms/mms each month which is tied to 24 months contract. In way, this bundling is actually a DG Smart Plan 68 (3GB) that’s bolt on with RM80 of extra credit.
During sign up, the special offer requires RM1,000 advance payment which is quite a lot. However if you’re a DiGi Corporate Employee Program customer with Auto Billing payment, the Advance payment is waived. On top of that, DiGi is offering extended warranty to Corporate customers which gives it a total of 2 years, except for HTC One X that’s already covered with 2 years warranty. For normal customers, the warranty can be extended at RM90 for Galaxy Note, RM115 for Galaxy S III and RM170 for Galaxy Note 10.1.
For more information, head over to DiGi Smart Specials promo page.
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DiGi is throwing additional savings in the form of monthly rebates for those that purchase a new device with 24 months contract of DG Smart Plan 68 or Smart Plan 88.
The first promotion offers 1 year rebate of RM15/month if you sign up for a Samsung Galaxy Note, Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab 7.7 on contract. This gives additional savings of RM180 on top of the RM5/month rebate if you opt for auto billing. This offer
only available at both DiGi centres and their online store. The promotion is only valid from now until 30th June.
The next offer is 1 year rebate of RM10/month which gives a savings of RM120. This covers a wider selection of devices below:
The offer is available thru DiGi Online Store and is valid until 31st of May.
For more information, head over to DiGi’s Smart Plan promo.
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Probably a response to the competition, DG now offers extra rebates for its Smart Plan subscription. Only for this month of March, they are offering up to RM15/month rebates from the normal subscription fees for a duration of 12 months.
For Smart Plan 48 with 1GB of quota, it is now offered at RM38/month, while the Smart Plan 68 with 3GB is offered at RM53/month. For the heavy download user, the 5GB Smart Plan 88 is offered at RM73/month. All fees mentioned are inclusive of RM5/month rebate for auto-billing. The only catch is that you would also need to sign a 12 months contract for these plans and it is not valid for phone bundle. In other words, this is only applicable for those signing up plan only without buying a new discounted phone through DiGi.
If at anytime you wish to terminate the contract, there’s a RM100 penalty fee. For more information, head over to DiGi Smart Plan special page.