Malaysians are really getting spoilt for choice as the major telcos have gotten into a postpaid price war by delivering more data for less. After U Mobile introduced its Hero Postpaid plan that offered 7GB of data and unlimited calls to all networks for RM70/month, the competition is seriously heating up.
Digi has thrown the gauntlet by introducing its SmartPlan 75 that comes with similar offering at RM75/month for a limited time only. Just earlier this week, Celcom has responded by revamping its FIRST Gold Postpaid plan with 10GB of data for only RM80/month.
So which is the best “Pau ka liau” (do everything) plan in town? Read on to find out.
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In a battle of giving more bang for your buck, Digi has up the ante by introducing its most competitive Smart Plan yet. For a limited time only, the yellow telco is offering a whopping 7GB of data plus free calls to all networks for only RM75/month on its new SmartPlan 75.
UPDATE: Digi extends its “Unlimited Call” Smart Plans offer until 30th November.
Want to make unlimited calls for cheap? Digi has just released its new Smart Plans that are probably the most affordable with free flow of calls, for a limited time only. They are priced from as low as RM25/month and it still comes with a minimum of 1GB data.
UPDATE: Digi starts iPhone 6s pre-order on Friday, 9th October 2015.
It is just 16 more days until the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s lands officially in Malaysia. Following shortly after Celcom’s pre-order announcement, Digi has commenced its usual pre-registration of interest for the iPhone 6s.
Just recently Digi had quietly introduced a special promo for its lower commitment Smart Plans, where you can get 3GB of data, 100 minutes of calls and 100 SMS each month for only RM36. Initially offered for a limited time at on-ground stores, Digi has published the offer on their website and you can now subscribe to the plan hassle free from their online store.
UPDATE: The RM36 Smart Plan promo with 3GB Data, 100min calls and 100 SMS is valid at Digi stores from now until 15th July. The promo subscription fee of RM36 is only valid for the first 12 months.
For those craving for more internet for the least amount of money, Celcom appears to have the best deal in town with its FIRST Basic 38 plan. You get 3GB of data, 50 minutes of calls and 50 SMS each month for just RM38. To top it off, you are even allowed to carry forward unused data to the following month.
Now Digi appears to have something up their sleeves which could offer more value at an even lower price. A reader had brought to our attention on a new unannounced RM36 Digi plan and the folks at MDroid.my have gotten more info on the new counter plan offering.
The 5.5″ Redmi Note is now available on contract with DiGi’s Smart Plans. Retailing at RM509, it is offered for free if you sign up with 24 months contract of Smart Plan 108 which comes with 5GB of data.
The full Redmi Note bundled pricing are as follows:
DG SmartPlan 78 (24 months) – RM169
DG SmartPlan 108 (24 months) – RM0
During sign up, DiGi is asking for 1 month subscription fee and an upfront payment of RM360 (Smart Plan 78) or RM528 (Smart Plan 108). If you have been an active DiGi postpaid subscriber for the last 12 months, they will waive the advance payment for you. In addition, DiGi is also offering extra RM30 rebate that’s reflected on the 2nd month bill.
To recap on the specs, the Redmi Note is Xiaomi’s affordable phablet with a 5.5″ HD 720p screen, an Octa-Core 1.7GHz processor with 2GB RAM, 8GB of on-board storage and a large 3,200mAh capacity battery. It also gets a 13MP camera that shoots Full HD videos and a front facing 5MP camera. You can compare the specs of the Redmi Note versus other Xiaomi smart phone models in our comparison post.
For more info, head over to DiGi’s Redmi Note page.
During sign up, you would need to pay a month subscription plus RM408 as advance payment which will be rebated back to your monthly bills. However if you are an active DiGi subscriber for the past 12 months, they will waive off the advance payment.
The Redmi 1S is Xiaomi’s most affordable offering in Malaysia at the moment that’s priced at RM419 outright. It gets a 4.7″ HD 720p display and runs on a decent 1.6GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 400 processor with 1GB of RAM and there’s 8GB of storage which is expandable with microSD card. The spec list continues with a 8MP + 1.6MP cameras and 2,000mAh capacity battery. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can check out our unboxing and its hand-on comparison.
For more information, head over to DiGi’s Redmi 1S product page.
The affordable Redmi 1S will be offered on contract with DiGi very soon. With its low price of just RM419, you can expect the device to be offered for free on contract but it will probably tie in with a long 24 months duration.
As comparison, its high-end Mi 3 was offered for Free with 24 months contract of DG SmartPlan 148. It is likely that the Redmi 1S would be offered for free as well but at lower monthly commitment plans. To recap on the specs, the Redmi 1S is Xiaomi’s affordable dual-sim smart phone that comes with a 4.7″ HD 720p display and a capable Quad-Core 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 processor and 1GB of RAM. You can check out our hands-on with the Redmi 1S over here.
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DiGi was the first telco in Malaysia to offer the Xiaomi Mi 3 on both postpaid and prepaid bundles. When the Mi 3 was launched locally, it went on sale at RM889. Just recently Xiaomi had reduced the price of its hot-selling smart phone to RM769.
It is understood there are cusomters who have ordered their Mi 3 through DiGi and have yet to receive their device. Some are getting irate to find their new purchase had just dropped in price even before receiving them. To address this issue, the folks at DiGi had sent an email to its Mi 3 buyers that they will be offering additional RM110 rebate which will go into their 2nd bill. So far there’s no word on its stock delivery but DiGi assures that they are working hard to get it delivered soon.
UPDATE: According to DiGi, the device will be shipped on 30th June, which is 3 days after its original shipment date.
If you’re interested to get the Xiaomi Mi 3 without contract, it is going on sale tomorrow (Tuesday) at 12PM. To get to know the device better, check out our hands-on of the Mi 3 here. Still wondering whether to get the Mi 3 or its affordable Redmi series? You can compare all 3 specs in our Xiaomi smart phone comparison.
Thanks Allen for the pic!