The 2017 Budget was just revealed by the Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and it contained quite a lot of interesting allocations. But what about tech? Well, here’s what you need to know.
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UPDATE: TIME has responded, TM bites back. Round 2…fight!
UPDATE 2: And it looks like the battle has come to an end.
While our fibre broadband service providers are locked in a battle to provide the best value, customer service and Internet speeds, the real question everyone should be asking is…who would win in a battle of wits?
Ah, I love the smell of napalm in the morning.
UPDATE: We’ve updated the comparison to include TM’s new 100Mbps UniFi Pro plan.
UPDATE 2: Celcom’s Home Broadband joins the fray.
After the initial telco price war, it seems the battle has spilt over into the realm of fixed broadband services as the big-three fibre broadband service providers in Malaysia clash. The question is, which one is the best for you?
Don’t worry because, as usual, we’ve got you covered.
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Time has recently introduced its new Fibre 100Mbps Home Broadband that’s offered at only RM179/month. At 100Mbps, this is the fastest home fibre offering at the moment, beating the rest of the fibre players right now. Unlike the rest which offers unlimited quota until futher notice, the Fibre 100Mbps Home Broadband offering is limited to 100GB per month.
Based on their FAQ, there’s no installation or deposit charges for now and only monthly subscription fees apply. The subscription comes with a Cisco router and a free DECT phone. Just like other fibre plans in the market, the plan is tied with 24 months contract.
The high speed fibre comes with its own limit as well. Once the 100GB quota is reached, the download speed will be throttled to 1Mbps. To regain full speed, Time is offering quota top ups below:
1GB – RM10
5GB – RM25
10GB – RM50
Just like other Home Fibre offerings, Time also offers voice calls which are charged at 15sen/min. For those that make regular calls each month, there’s the Add-On Voice plan which bundles RM15 worth of credit and a lower 10sen/min call rate for just RM10/month. The voice plan also offers a low 8sen/min call rate to selected IDD destinations.
For users that use more than 100GB per month and need volume rather than speed, Time also has the Unlimited Home Broadband plans which comes with unlimited quota. Price starts from RM129/month for 8Mbps, all the way to RM399/month for 50Mbps. If you have the sudden need for speed, there’s a special 50Mbps boost option that’s being offered for plans below 50Mbps. Each month, you can have 30 hours of boost speed and if you need more, it can be purchased at RM10 for 2 hours, RM30 for 8 hours and RM50 for 20 hours.
Time Fibre is available at selected high rise residential condos and office buildings in the Klang Valley. You can check if your place is covered here.
For more information, head over to Time Fibre page.