Right before the new iPhone is revealed, DiGi is throwing extra discounts for its iPhone 4 bundling. Now they have reduced the monthly subscription by another RM10/month. With a 24 months contract, this is an extra RM240 worth of savings.
So this means, the iDiGi 88 is offered at RM43/month, iDiGi 138 at RM73/month and iDiGi 238 at RM143/month. Monthly subscription mentioned is after RM5 rebate for signing up with DiGi’s auto-billing. The last reduction was 2 months ago when they slashed RM5 off from its iDiGi subscription fees.
For more information, head over to DiGi’s iPhone 4 promo page.
DiGi has revealed that their already affordable iPhone 4 plans are even more affordable. Now their plans are additional RM5 cheaper as compared to launch. This makes its entry iDiGi 88 costing RM58/month without auto-billing and RM53/month with auto-billing.
For those who are extremely tight, DiGi also offers 36 months installment plan which we wouldn’t recommend especially when a new iPhone is on its way.
For more information, head to DiGi’s iPhone 4 page.
Head after the break for the full plans before and after 1st July 2011.
With the rebate, the effective price for the 16GB iPhone 4 will be RM1,890 and the 32GB iPhone 4 will be RM2,290, both with 24 months DiGi contract. Only the black iPhone 4 is on offer. Despite the first to announce that it will make the white iPhone 4 available in Malaysia, customers are still not able to purchase the device from DiGi.
The offer is valid from today to May 16 and DiGi says the full rebate amount will be credited into your first or second month’s bill, depending on your billing cycle. Also DiGi says the RM200 credit rebate will not expire. So if you don’t use up the full amount this month, it will be carried forward to the next and the month after that until all the rebate amount is used up.
All this iPhone 4 price dropping is making us suspicious. Did Steve Jobs really clued us in on the iPhone 5 coming in June? We can only hope.
In any case, we’re asking DiGi this. What happened to your white iPhone 4 la?
For full details on the DiGi iPhone 4 mother’s day promo head on over to DiGi
DiGi is doing a Chinese New year offer for its iDiGi plans from now until 28th February. For those who signed up or upgrade to their higher iDiGi 138 and iDiGi 238 Plans, you’ll get RM288 worth of extra savings.
This RM288 however isn’t a discount for the iPhone 4. However it is RM288 worth of extra DiGi to DiGi usage for calls, SMS and MMS over a span of 6 months. To break it down, that’s actually RM48/monthly for 6 months. Don’t assume this is a discount as you would still need to pay your minimum monthly usage bundled with your iDiGi plans. In other words, you are able to make more calls within DiGi for free but if you hardly use it, this isn’t much value to you.
For more information, visit the CNY Promo page here.
It’s a week into the iPhone 4 launch in Malaysia and you’re Still undecided on which telco to go to to get your iPhone 4? Well, maybe this can help you. It’s a calculator that compares both the Maxis and DiGi iPhone 4 plans based on your mobile usage.
The creators of the iPhone 4 Maxis/DiGi calculator claims that it will “help you get a clearer idea of the actual cost” of owning an iPhone 4 based on your mobile usage. All you need to do is key in your estimated monthly mobile usage and the calculator will draw up “a chart for you to analyze and compare Maxis & DiGi’s iPhone plans“.
We can’t vouch for the accuracy of this calculator but it’s fun to play around with the numbers. And if you still haven decided on which telco to go with yet, well, you’ve waited this long so might as well wait a bit longer. There will promotions coming to sustain the iPhone 4 buzz from both telcos. So if you wait for the right moment, you might be able to get a very good deal in an iPhone 4. Maybe even an outright, no contract purchase. Who knows.
Here’s a link to the calculator, oddly enough, it’s a on a pet listing website of all places.
Thanks commenter John for the tip.
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It’s an interesting offer which many value hunting Malaysians will take up. DiGi has put up a Facebook gallery of the phones that were traded in yesterday at Quill 9 and although some may see them a spieces of junk, we see the gallery as a treasure trove of devices from simpler days, days when you get blazing speeds with GPRS speeds of up to 114kbps and Bluetooth was a foreign concept to many, days when keypads where the input method of choice and touchscreens were high-end stuff.
Some of these phones broke new ground while others were experiments in innovation gone wrong, some brands have withered and die while the leaders of those days are now struggling to compete with the Android and iPhone devices of today but whatever it is, all of these phone has had some part to play in shaping the mobile scene today.
Take a look at the gallery on DiGi’s Facebook page and tell us if it made you smile and go, “oh man! I remember that phone” or “hey, I used to have that phone!“. We did.
Thanks for putting up the pictures DiGi. Hope you put more up.
(Update 25092010 2246hrs) Looks like DiGi made a booboo in its Twitter feed. It’s facebook wall says 4000 numbers we’re given out. If they achieved that in half a day, that’s an impressive number.
This tweet from DiGi doesn’t look encouraging if you’re looking to purchase the iPhone 4 from them. Just after lunch time on their first Saturday selling the iPhone 4, and it appears DiGi has ran out of stock for the day. Interestingly, the Quill 9 collection point closes at 2200hrs, so why stop giving out queue numbers so early?
The marketeers mantra is to never stop selling what the customer wants and you don’t need to be genius to know that the iPhone 4 is currently on the wish list of a lot of people so why has DiGi stopped giving out queue numbers at the half day point — only 400 numbers?
On the other side, Maxis’ iPhone 4 collection point at the Gardens is bustling and can comfortably handle over 400 customers. We were at the midnight launch and even at that point in time there was easily more than 400 customers, on a weekday mind you.
Could it be that DiGi is selling in more places and in more states than Maxis? 45 outlets from 24 September versus Maxis’ only iPhone 4 collection centre at the Gardens. Even when Maxis starts selling the iPhone nationwide on Monday 27 September, they would have only 27 outlets across Malaysia selling the iPhone 4 as opposed to DiGi’s 45.
More outlets could mean stocks of the iPhone 4 is spread thin but could that be the real reason DiGi is only giving our 400 queue numbers at Quill 9? We don’t think so.
We’re speculating that it is very possible that DiGi has less iPhone 4 stock than Maxis. Quill 9, for this weekend at least, is the iPhone 4 central for DiGi. Most of their iPhone 4 promotion materials point customers to go to Quill 9 to get the iPhone 4 from DiGi. Based on this, Quill 9 should have the most iPhone 4 stocks. In fact DiGi shouldn’t stop giving out numbers at Quill 9 but they did and that could only mean that stocks are low. Why else would they deny customers from getting the iPhone 4 on the spot?
We’re putting out this question to DiGi PR. Hope their reply is more forthcoming than @DiGi_Telco, we seem to have no luck with the official Twitter account.
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While we welcome the enhancements in hardware, realistically, we don’t see the real need for 3GS owners to upgrade to the iPhone 4.
We like the Retina Display and the 5MP camera is a tremendous improvement over the 3MP offering on the 3GS but in terms of day to day use, the 3GS is just as smooth and can do most of the things the iPhone 4 can just as well.
Sure there’s no FaceTime on the 3GS but how often is the typical user going to use that feature?
Well, that’s our initial impression of the iPhone 4. It’s nice and everything but if you’re already using the iPhone 3GS and you’re not an Apple fanboy, you might not see what the fuss is all about. However, if you’re using an iPhone 3G and is looking to upgrade that, yes, please get the iPhone 4.
In the meantime, head on over to after the jump for a collection of pictures and some videos comparing the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 3GS side by side.
What do you think 3GS owners, would you get the iPhone 4? Comment us.
DiGi has launched the iPhone 4 in Malaysia at Quill BMW showroom. Yes, we know it is rare to have a telco event in an automobile showroom. DiGi is first to “launch” in terms of event but their sales only starts at 10AM tomorrow at 45 DiGi outlets nationwide. This makes Maxis, the first to reach its customers at 12:00AM sharp.
Let us run through the extra points that we’ve discovered at the launch.
iPhone 4 Carnival at Quill 9
DiGi is throwing a carnival at Quill 9 BMW Showroom, Section 14, Petaling Jaya over this weekend. Exclusively at this event, they are giving an extra RM100 off for trade in of any phone in ANY Condition. So if you have an old brick phone from 5 over years back, this might come in handy. Of course, if you’re looking to trade-in your iPhone 3G/3GS, Maxis would have a better arrangement as posted here.
Subscribers that port in (MNP) from other telcos, will get exclusive offers including RM100 extra discount during the event and we’re told that they can get it on the spot! However, you can only pick either this or the old mobile trade-in RM100 offer. So no RM200 off if you port in and bring an old mobile.
Offer for existing customer
For DiGi priority customers, which is a reward program for high spending customers, they are giving RM100 off for customers that sign up from 24th September until 3rd October.
If you’re an existing iDiGi customer with an iPhone 3GS, you can get the iPhone 4 with no strings attached at RM300 off, no trade-in required or extensions to your current iDiGi contract. However this is only applicable for those who signed up before today and this is only available from 1st November onwards. So if you wish to take this offer, you gotta wait for more than a month.
That’s all we have for now. For more details, head to DiGi’s iPhone 4 page. Their official pricing is finally up.
Good news for existing iDiGi subscribers, DiGi giving RM300 off for no-strings-attached iPhone 4 purchases. This means the iPhone 4 16GB is going for RM1990 and 32GB version for RM2390.
Check it out at DiGi’s page.
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