P1, which was famous for its bold Potong campaign has kicked off its new “Ready to P1ay” offering. The 4G WiMAX telco says they have made improvements to its network and the campaign signifies its confidence to take on new subscribers. This is made possible with its backing by TM and SK Telekom.
With the new promotion, new customers can sign up with P1 Broadband with RM0 upfront payment and RM0 first month subscription fee. This gets you connected without paying anything until your first bill.
UPDATE: Updated Broadband Comparison with breakdown of Fixed, Mobile Broadband & Mobile Internet plans.
Our Malaysia Broadband Cost Comparison post is in dire need of an update since most broadband providers had revised/introduced new broadband plans. As demanded by you, we’ve updated the broadband comparison table as below:
Further breakdown with speed & excess charge by categories after the jump.
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Celcom has revealed Instanet, its no frills instant broadband offering.
There are 3 plans:
Instanet Daily (24 hours) – RM5 with 500MB quota
Instanet Weekly (7 days) – RM18 with 1GB quota
Instanet Monthly (30 days) – RM50 with 1.5GB quota
Speeds are rated up to 512Kbps. After quota has exceeded, the speeds will be throttled down to 64kbps. Additional quota can be purchased at RM15 for 1GB and RM50 for 5GB.
Currently they are also doing a promotion for Instanet Monthly where the first month is offered at only RM30 instead of the usual RM50. This offer is valid from 27th June – 27th July 2011.
Like any other prepaid broadbands, they are offering 2 package bundles. For SIM only, they have a RM12.50 bundle for SIM card and RM10 credit. For those without a 3G modem can opt for their RM108 bundle of SIM Card + USB modem + RM10 credit.
For more information, visit Instanet official site.
UPDATE (110717) : Broadband Pricing Comparison in Malaysia updated for 2011! Check out the latest update here.
UPDATE (101130 2100) : Broadband Pricing Comparison in Malaysia updated with Maxis iPad Plans.
UPDATE (101120 1230) : Broadband Pricing Comparison in Malaysia now with Yes data pricing including rebates.
Recently after the appearance of yes 4G rates, everybody gets cost conscious all of a sudden about Broadband pricing. Some had quickly mentioned that yes 9 sen/3MB ain’t cheap with some pointing out that it costs RM900 for their average 30GB of download usage.
Since cost per GB is a hot topic now, we figured why don’t we compare all broadband offerings in Malaysia and find out how much they cost per GB. Below is our findings ranking from the cheapest to the most expensive.
Cost per GB
NOTE: So far we only considered plans either postpaid or prepaid that offer monthly access. Also added are the standard PAYU (Pay as you go) rates which includes yes and Tune Talk. There are different policies and terms for each plans with some only calculating download quota while others include uploads. There are also other factors to consider such as download speeds and excess charge if you exceed Fair Usage Policy. Streamyx ADSL was excluded due to the fact that they offer “unlimited access” with unspecified quota on a best effort basis.
We do admit that it is unfair to compare cost per GB across the board as there’s an obvious differentiator when it comes to application. In general, obviously fixed broadband is cheaper per GB but it compromises on mobility which often comes at a higher cost. To make it clearer, we have segregate the broadband offerings into 3 categories: Fixed Broadband, Mobile Broadband (Pure Data) and Mobile Internet (Add-on for Phone). Check out the other 3 tables in detail after the jump.
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Original Post: U Mobile is now offering free USB 3G modem with subscription to the UB40 and UB68 mobile broadband plans.
The promo requires that you pay RM168 upfront and RM100 will be rebated back into your bill in the form of RM20 across five months.
Other than that there’s no changes to the mobile broadband plans offered by U Mobile. The UB40 offers download speeds of up to 1.0Mpbs with a 2GB data cap. Additional data usage after the 2GB cap will be charged RM10/MB with a maximum charge of RM176/month for excess data on top of your monthly subscription.
For UB68, you get “unlimited” data usage and download speeds of up of 3.6Mbps. By unlimited, U Mobile means you get 5GB data a month at up to 3.6Mbps download, once you burst that cap, you connection will be throttled until the next billing cycle (there’s no charge for additional data). U Mobile doesn’t state what at what speed the connection will be throttled to.
Like all the U Mobile mobile broadband plans, the UB40 and UB68 are contract free.
We find that it’s weird that U Mobile keeps the model of the free modem vague. Naturally, as the modem is offered for free, marketeers would want to highlight what modem it is exactly. Reading through the FAQ and T&C, all we know that the modem is from ZTE.
What’s our take on this? Its a pretty standard offer, nothing that we haven’t seen before. If you don’t mind the limited coverage compared to the big three, U Mobile offers decent, stable connectivity. We have a backup U Mobile prepaid data SIM and never had problems with connectivity.
Click on the link for more info.
Here’s the breakdown.
On the surface the new plans from Celcom offer pricing that’s competitive with its competitors but when you drill in deeper you’ll see that the boys in blue a shortchanging you on speed. Celcom is not just capping data but also capping speed with the price plans when other telcos are already going “speed free”, meaning for whatever plan you subscribe, you are entitled to the best speed you can get on their network.
And this makes sense because charging users based on speed is just plain stupid. It’s like paying for a litre of milk but you’re not guaranteed a litre, you could get 500ml, 200ml or you could very well get nothing.
On top of that, you there’s a RM100 registration fee, which is just ridiculous.
Looking at this we can’t really recommend the plans from Celcom, Maxis offers better value by some margin and if you want to go with prepaid, the best value for money prepaid in the market right now is U Mobile. And if you don’t like Maxis or U Mobile, DiGi at least gives you more GB for your money.
Bottom line, stay away from Celcom if you want the best value for mobile broadband. But if you’re still interested, click here to check out the details on Celcom’s official site.
Actually we’d rather not.
P1 just recently rehashed its W1GGY packages to introduce three new plans.
Gone are the original W1GGY boasting (an elusive) 10Mbps download speed and the (very unfortunately named) W1GGY 69 plans. Taking it’s place are three new plans with price points of RM49, RM89 and RM129 monthly. Of the bat, you’ll notice that the new plans are cheaper (RM59 as opposed to RM69 and RM129 as opposed to RM149 previously). P1 have also made signing up very attractive as you don’t have to buy the W1GGY outright (which costs RM200 mind you), it is now provided to you for FREE and you’re not tied in to any contract, which means you can terminate any time you feel like it. P1 will even give you a RM50 rebate off your last bill if you return the W1GGY.
P1 W1MAX has launched its prepaid USB broadband called the W1GGY prepaid. The prepaid market is big especially when consumers need broadband on the go on a need to use basis. Most telcos has recognise such demand and we’ve seen various prepaid 3G broadband products as of late. Wanting a slice of that market, P1 has become the first WiMAX operator in Malaysia to offer prepaid as well.
Some P1 sales dealer P1 has officially started selling the new value version of Wiggy called the Wiggy 69. This offers a lower speed up to 800kbps compared to original wiggy that offers up to 10mbps. Monthly subscription starts from RM69 per month. Monthly data quota is 5GB per month.
The modem is free with 2 years subscription and it is chargable at RM299 for those who take up 1 year subscription.
The Wiggy 69 has a registration fee of RM100, chargable up front and activation fee of RM60 which will be charged on the first bill.
Previously we mentioned that DiGi would be launching its 3G services next month but looks like they have decided to test the water in advance. A couple of blog post and forumers today had been talking about the revealed site titled DiGi Internet – Rediscover what broadband should be.