For those wanting to experience 4G LTE on the iPhone 5, Celcom has finally joined the bandwagon as it gets listed under Apple iPhone 5’s 4G LTE supported telco. This follows after Maxis’s commercial availability of 4G LTE on 1800MHz 2 months back. When Celcom announced commercial 4G LTE service, it was initially rolled out with a standalone wireless broadband service without any smart phone services.
A carrier software update is expected for iPhone 5 users on Celcom which allows users to enable LTE under Cellular Data settings. For more information on LTE availability, head over to Celcom’s 4G LTE coverage page.
Thanks @J18Way for the heads up!
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UPDATE: Celcom bundled pricing updated with fixed rebate amount.
The iPhone 5 will be officially available at midnight with the big 3 telcos – Maxis, DiGi & Celcom offering the device on contract. Outright, the iPhone 5 is going for RM2,199 (16GB), RM2,499 (32GB) and RM2,799 (64GB).
Being a smart phone that’s mobile internet intensive, getting an iPhone 5 from telcos would make sense as they would be subsidising some of the cost through discounted phone price or lowered subscription fees.
So the question is which plan should you pick if you plan to go on contract? The 3 telcos offer plans with different bundling, subsidy structure at different price points. To help you decide, we have compared the subscription plans and the minimum total cost of ownership for easy reference.
Head after the break for the full comparison.
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UPDATE: Celcom iPhone 5 plans are now live on their website. They use a different plan table format from the one above and an advance payment between RM150-RM450 is required during sign up.
Celcom has finally revealed its iPhone 5 plans and offering to those who have registered their interest earlier on. Instead of the usual “i” plans, the iPhone 5 is now bundled on Celcom First plans with bolt on Mobile Internet.
There are 4 options available:
Celcom First Prime + 4.05GB data – RM98/month
Celcom First Prime + 6.05GB data – RM128/month
Celcom First Premier + 6.1GB data – RM168/month
Celcom First Elite + 6.2GB data – RM238/month
All plans come with bundled Calls/SMS/MMS which varies depending on plan option. In terms of iPhone 5 bundling, Celcom offers either 12 months and 24 months contract. You can get one as low as RM278, which is tied with 24 months contract of Celcom First Elite Plan. If you’re wondering what’s with the weird 50MB-100MB data, that’s actually the bundled free data quota from the standalone First voice plans.
There’s no mention of advance upfront payment at the moment and from the table above, they are giving out extra rebates of 10 months (for 12 months contract) and 20 months (for 24 months contract) that
ranges makes the monthly subscription between RM73-RM196 depending on plan and phone model.
To secure a unit, Celcom is offering pre-booking at RM200 which is available at their outlets nationwide. The official availability is on the 14th of December where all 3 telcos are offering it simultaneously.
Hat tip all around for everyone who sent this in!
UPDATE: Celcom iPhone 5 plans are finally revealed.
During previous iPhone launches if you wanted to get an iPhone and you’re out of towns like KL and PJ then you were out of luck because stores had to serve the surging demands in market centres first before letting distributing stocks to stores in non-market centres. Not anymore.
Celcom has started taking pre-orders for the iPhone 5 just seven days away from its scheduled release in Malaysia. A pre-payment of RM200 secures you an iPhone 5. You can choose to collect your iPhone 5 from any Celcom Blue Cube outlet in the country or if you want to you can collect the iPhone 5 from midnight of December 14 at selected outlers.
However due to the limited distribution of iPhone 5 units, some models may not be available at all stores so it’s best you check the listing before securing your pre-order. Also, we wonder what will to those who had earlier registered their interest for the iPhone 5. Will they get a pre-order slot provided that they pay the require RM200 booking fee? Of to they have to redo to process again? What has peed your experience?
So far, no operator have revealed any plans of pricing details of the iPhone 5 but we expect more information to trickle in as we move closer to release date, so stay tuned for updates.
To pre-order your iPhone 5 from Celcom, you can head over here.
Following Maxis’ move, Celcom has started pre-registration for the iPhone 5 as well in preparation of the December 14 launch date. Celcom’s pre-registration method differs greatly from Maxis’ and it seems that Celcom method requires a high degree of manual processing at the back end which could lead to errors or missing orders on collection day. Also unlike Maxis, the Celcom pre-registration doesn’t allow you to specify the iPhone 5 variant (16GB, 32GB or 64GB), it only allows you to choose either black or white.
While operators have starting talking about the iPhone 5 many important information related to the launch of the device are still unknown. Actual pricing, plans on offer and launch venue have all not been made public at the moment.
In any case, if you’d like to book your iPhone 5 with Celcom, click here.
Celcom has finally announced that they too are offering nano SIM for the iPhone 5. New Celcom First subscribers or existing Celcom subscribers that have been with them for more than 12 months can change to the new nano SIM for free. For other subscribers under 12 months tenure, a RM5 charge applies.
The nano SIM from Celcom is now available for postpaid customers at their 80 Celcom branches and Blue Cube outlets nationwide. Prepaid customers will be able to get it next Monday, 15 October onwards.