Digi recently has jumped onto the free basic internet bandwagon with its new Smart Prepaid, putting an end to pay per use data charges. For those who prefer to make lots of phone calls including international IDD numbers, their Best Prepaid has been revamped with lower call rates. The new Best Prepaid starter pack cost RM8 and it comes with RM5 of preloaded credit.
While the telcos are still sorting out its GST kinks with their reloads, consumers can expect more value thanks to heated competition that’s happening recently. After Celcom introduced its Xpax #MagicSIM, Digi has responded with its new Smart Prepaid with its starter pack priced at RM10.
Like most new prepaid offerings, Smart prepaid gives you free basic internet that allows you to use Facebook Lite, Twitter and web browsing at a throttled 64kbps. You also get unlimited social messaging on WeChat, WhatsApp, Line and Kakaotalk which includes sending photos and videos, but this excludes voice calls over the internet. The always-on internet trend was started by #Hotlink and while it’s slow, it acts as a safety net so that you won’t lose your credit to expensive pay per use charges.
If you’re looking for a brand new iPhone on a budget, DiGi has an interesting offer that you might want to check out. The cheapest brand new iPhone available is the iPhone 5C which comes with just 8GB of storage at RM1,499. Instead of getting that, DiGi is now offering the iPhone 5C 32GB version at the same price with DiGi Easy Prepaid bundle. During its launch, the iPhone 5C 32GB was priced at RM2,399, which is the same price as the iPhone 5S 16GB (now at RM1,999) at that time.
Furthermore, there’s no contract and they are giving free 12 months 250MB/month internet with the SIM. The only limitation is that it is only available in white and you might want to hurry as this is quite a deal for its 32GB storage.
To recap on the specs, the iPhone 5C is pretty much an iPhone 5 underneath its plastic shell. It gets a 4″ IPS Retina display (1136×640) and it is powered by its dual-core A6 Chip with 1GB of RAM. It gets a 8MP f/2.4 iSight camera and a front facing 1.2MP HD shooter. Like the newer iPhones, it uses nano-SIM and lightning connector for chaging and data transfer.
For more information, head over to the iPhone 5C page on DiGi’s Online store.
To get the most out of your prepaid without busting your monthly budget, DiGi has introduced its new XL Prepaid add-on. This offers a bundle of mobile internet data, voice calls and SMS in fixed monthly subscription. This is kinda similar with U Mobile’s Unlimited Mobile Internet plans.
There are 2 packages available – XL 28 with 500MB of internet and XL 38 with 1GB of internet. It also comes with bundled voice calls and SMS which are restricted within DiGi’s network.
If you’ve struggled to get a Xiaomi smart phone during flash sales, here’s an easier option from DiGi. The Xiaomi Mi 3, Redmi Note and Redmi 1S are now offered without contract with DiGi Easy Prepaid. With its offered price of RM809, RM549 and RM459 respectively, it is RM40 more than the original retail price but you do get 12 months free internet of 250MB/month.
For those who plan to use DiGi in the long run, can consider taking up a postpaid contract where it is offered for Free with 24 months duration. The Mi 3 is offered for free on DG Smart Plan 148 while the Redmi Note is free on Smart Plan 108. The entry-level Redmi 1S is free with DG Smart Plan 78.
For more information, head over to DiGi’s Xiaomi Smart Phone promo page.
Love watching internet videos on the go but hate depleting your precious internet data? DiGi Prepaid now offers a cheaper alternative to enjoy funny cat videos with their YouTube Internet Top up plan. There are 2 options available starting with RM1/day which gives you 100MB of allowance and RM5 for 7 days with 500MB. The cost is not bad which calculates to just RM10 per GB.
The top up quota allowance is strictly for Youtube viewing from its official YouTube app or via m.youtube.com. For those who follow Korean drama series can also utilise this to watch videos via viki.com. Any additional usage beyond YouTube and Viki will be charged according to your active internet subscription. To activate, just dial *200*2# on your mobile or you can subscribe through DiGi’s online portal.
For more information, head over to DiGi’s YouTube Internet Top up page.
To make internet more affordable, DiGi is introducing new weekly internet packages on prepaid that offers unlimited Instant Messaging and Web Surfing. From as low as RM3/week, you can get unlimited usage of WhatsApp, WeChat and Unlimited Web Surfing via Opera Mini browser. If you need additional internet quota for other usage such as YouTube and 3rd party apps, you can get additional quota ranging from 100MB to 250MB per week or up to 1GB per month.
Even if you exhausted your weekly or monthly internet quota, you still can surf the web at 3G speeds via Opera Mini browser. So if plan on using Gmail, Twitter and Facebook, you would need to access them via their Mobile site on the Opera Mini browser.
For more information, head over to DiGi’s Weekly Prepaid Internet package.
In conjunction with Earth Hour that’s happening tomorrow on 23rd March at 8.30PM, DiGi is having its Black Out sale. They are offering the Nokia Lumia 610& a bluetooth headset for Free with a 12 month contract on DG Smart Plan 58. In addition, they are offering additional extended 1 year warranty on selected devices on their Online Store which probably will be revealed by tomorrow.
Prepaid users too will given 100 Free SMS (within DiGi Network) for credit top ups of RM30. Remember, this Black Out Sale offer is only valid for one day only on 23rd March 2013.
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 introduced Super 10, a subscription based promo which lets you call any local and mobile number for just 10 sen/minute. To enjoy this rate, it costs 99 sen a day with auto renewal subscription. To activate, dial *128*1*3# on your mobile.
As comparison, DiGi Best Prepaid normally charges 36 sen/min for calls and it is reduced to 12 sen/min after you hit RM1 usage. In terms of block charges, the normal rate of 36 sen/min is charged at 30 seconds, while the reduced 10/12 sen rates are charged at 60 seconds block.
Is this a good deal? Super 10 requires 99 sen per day which is like subscription/access fee. If subscribed for a month, that’s RM29.70 for subscription fees alone, without actual call credit. It all depends whether it is worth spending 99 sen for subscription just to save additional 2 sen/min when compared to hit RM1 usage rate of 12 sen/min. In this time and age, we don’t believe in paying for access fees and such high spenders would be better off with a postpaid plan.
For more information, head to DiGi Best Prepaid Super 10 page.