DiGi is organising a couple of roadshows this weekend where they are offering the Galaxy S5 for just RM999. This is applicable if you sign up on DG Smart Plan 108 & a supplementary line. On DG Smart Plan 108 alone, the Galaxy S5 is normally offered at RM1,399, so this is a RM400 off provided you get an extra sub-line under your account.
The roadshows are happening at KSL City Mall JB, Mid Valley KL, Queensbay Mall Penang, Mahkota Parade Melaka, East Coast Mall Kuantan, Suria Sabah and The Spring in Kuching.
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DiGi too has commenced its pre-orders for the latest Samsung Galaxy S5. Retailing at RM2,399 outright, the Galaxy S5 with 16GB storage can be yours through DiGi from as low as RM1,199. It is bundled with their newly revamped 4G LTE enabled Smart Plans with 3 plan options. There’s only a single contract tenure option of 24 months, which isn’t ideal for those who want to commit to shorter contracts.
The bundled pricing of the Galaxy S5 are as follows:
DG SmartPlan 78 (RM78/month) 24 months – RM1,699
DG SmartPlan 108 (RM108/month) 24 months – RM1,399
DG SmartPlan 148 (RM108/month) 24 months – RM1,199
During sign up, there’s an upfront payment required of RM360 (SmartPlan 78), RM600 (SmartPlan 108) and RM800 (SmartPlan 148) respectively. As a special pre-order offer, they are giving additional free 9GB internet quota over the first 3 months if you sign up on their SmartPlan 108 and 148 plans.
Like other Samsung outlets and telcos, the Galaxy S5 will be delivered to you on the 11th April. To place your order through DiGi, you can head over to their Galaxy S5 product page.
The latest Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to come to Malaysia on 11th April and DiGi has wasted no time by kicking off its registration of interest. The registration page reveals 3 colours available – Charcoal Black, Shimmery White and Electric Blue, leaving out the “band-aid” looking Cooper Gold colour option. So far no word on the Galaxy S5 model that’s coming and we are hoping that Samsung Malaysia is bringing in the larger 32GB version.
To recap on the specs, the Galaxy S5 comes with a faster 2.5GHz Quad-Core processor with 2GB of RAM while the screen is slightly bigger than before at 5.1″ with Full HD resolution. In terms of storage, it comes with a choice of either 16GB or 32GB storage along with a larger 2,800mAh capcity battery. The 2 new notable hardware features include a finger print scanner on the home button and a rear mounted heart rate sensor.
The main camera now has been upgraded to 16MP which claims to offer the fastest focus speed on a smart phone at 0.3 seconds. 4G LTE support comes as standard along with the usual NFC, WiFi 802.11ac, Infared port and Bluetooth 4.0. To make it more life-proof, the Galaxy S5 now comes with water and dust resistance rated at IP67.
For more more information, head over to DiGi’s Samsung Galaxy S5 registration page.
Want to know more about the Galaxy S5 and its new features? Head after the break for our full coverage of the Galaxy S5 from the recent Samsung Unpacked 5 event.
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.
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 has revealed its new DG Postpaid Plus which comes in 3 plan options – DG 48 Plus, DG 68 Plus and DG 88 Plus. While the numbers sound like its Smart Plan plans but the offering is different with its bundled calls, text and data depending on option. This is rather similar with the recent Maxis Value Plus Internet plans.
So what’s new in these plans? All 3 comes with bundled talktime, SMS and MMS but Mobile Internet is only available on DG 68 Plus and DG 88 Plus. We compared the bundled offering and rates below.
Interestingly DiGi has revised its Pay As You Go Internet rates for Postpaid Plus to 30 sen/MB which is substantial savings compared to the old 10 sen per 10KB rates. Since 100-250MB is very little, we wished DiGi offered time/day passes to upgrade your mobile Internet quota at a cheaper price.
With minuscule bundled data, these plans are more suited for those that make more calls and text. Smart phone users that use data primarily would be better off with its existing DG Smart Plans.
For more information, head over to DiGi Postpaid Plus.
Digi has revised its DG Smart Plan offering which now consists of DG Smart Plan 48, 68 and 88. This replaces DG Smart Plan lite which offered a pathetic 300MB data at RM33/month. With the new DG Smart Plan 48, you’ll get a decent 1GB data at only RM48/month, which is whole lot more for just RM15 extra.
Some their devices are also offered on Smart Plan 48 which includes Samsung Galaxy S II that’s offered at RM1,699 for 12 months contract or RM1,549 for 24 months contract with Smart Plan 48. This is a good move to offer phones with lower commitment contracts, which Maxis has started recently with Maxis Value First bundling.
The ever popular Smart Plan 68 remains unchanged and finally the Smart Plan 88 has been revealed on their site which now offers additional 50 minutes of call and 50 SMS within DiGi network every month. Call rates are the same for all 3 plans at 15sen/min for calls and 10 sen/SMS to all network. If your month bills reach a certain amount, there’s tiered discounts on your monthly commitments too. BIS services are an extra option at RM10/month while BES is at RM20/month. As usual, there’s a RM5/month rebate if you opt for auto-billing.
All 3 DG Smart Plans offer unlimited internet access where you won’t get charged extra for exceeding your usage but your speeds will be throttled. Here’s the interesting part, while DG Smart Plan 68 and 88 are throttled to 128kbps after exceeding, the lowest DG Smart Plan 48 will be throttled to a pityful 5kbps!
No doubt the Smart Plan 48 is a much more reasonable plan for low usage users with a decent amount of data. However we are still unconvinced with DiGi’s issues with their mobile data coverage and performance. When DiGi launched their 3G service, they promised consistency which offered an average of 700kbps at all times. Today we can’t say the same anymore and they seriously need to buck up and fix their network.
For more information on DG Smart Plans, head to their page here.