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U Mobile have been slashing its prepaid BlackBerry rates quite regularly. Not too long ago, they have reduced their daily BlackBerry daily subscription to RM0.88/day. Now they have also reduced their weekly and monthly subscription to RM5.50/week and RM19/month.
This is among the cheapest and the plans include additional data usage such as video streaming. As comparison, Tune Talk charges RM0.98/daily or RM28/monthly but their additional data usage is charged at 5sen/MB.
For more information, head to U Mobile’s BlackBerry Prepaid page.
U Mobile has reduced its BlackBerry rates further for both prepaid and postpaid subscription. In the last revision few weeks back, U Mobile was offering:
Daily – RM1.50/day
Weekly – RM9/week
Monthly – RM40/month
Now they have made significant reductions and below is their latest BlackBerry Rates:
Daily – RM1.50/day
Weekly – RM8/week (Prepaid) / RM9/week (Postpaid)
Monthly – RM25/month
All three plans come with “Free Unlimited Data” with Fair Usage caps at 30MB/day, 300MB/week and 1GB/month.
With heavy competition from the likes of TuneTalk’s RM28/month BlackBerry BIS Prepaid plans, most telcos are forced to relook into their existing offering to stay competitive. A few weeks back, DiGi had introduced a monthly unlimited BlackBerry prepaid plan at RM25/month which comes with 500MB/day Fair Use Quota.
In the header, it is highlighted that the BlackBerry plans come with free calls but it wasn’t made clear in the BlackBerry section. From the looks of it, it should be based on top up for Prepaid customers.
For more information, head to U Mobile’s BlackBerry Plan page.
U Mobile has revised its BlackBerry Plans which now offers Free Unlimited Data. When U Mobile’s BlackBerry plans and packages were revealed, it offered unlimited BIS service on daily, weekly and monthly basis with additional 5sen/MB charge for other data usage such as video streaming. The price for weekly has been reduced from RM10 to RM9 as well.
A week ago, U Mobile had introduced its Unlimited BIS + 5GB data plan at RM68. This begs a question whether long term monthly subscriber would go for its typical RM40 monthly plan or RM68 unlimited + 5GB since both comes with data with no exchange charge.
For the normal daily, weekly and monthly plans, the permitted “unlimited” usage quota is anyone’s guess as it wasn’t mentioned. It is likely that either the standard download speeds are lower than the RM68 plan or it comes with minimal quota before it gets throttled.
According to the FAQ, the Free “Unlimited” Data is capped at 30MB for daily, 300MB for weekly and 1GB for monthly. There will be no extra charge if you exceed but speeds will be reduced down to comply with FUP. So if your non-BlackBerry service data usage is below 1GB, the monthly RM40 option would be sufficient. For heavier usage, you can get 5GB data for just additional RM28 (RM68/month).
For more information, head to U Mobile’s BlackBerry page.
UPDATE: U Mobile offering FREE 6 months subscription for early birds & U Mobile’s BIS service also available when roaming into Celcom 2G areas.
U Mobile now officially offers BlackBerry services and they had just started a firesale which people started queuing since last night. Those lucky ones in line are getting a BlackBerry Bold 9780 from as low as RM3. We are also informed there are other random lucky draws that offers the device for cheap at Berjaya Times Square.
Now the plans are officially out for both U Mobile postpaid and prepaid customers. As teased earlier, they have daily BIS at RM1.50/day, weekly BIS at RM10/day and monthly BIS at RM40/day. For other data usage including tethering and video streaming, U Mobile charge 5sen per MB which is U Mobile’s latest PAYU data rate similar to TuneTalk.
UPDATE : Just before 12:00AM, there’s already a queue of 20+ people at Berjaya Times Square for the U Mobile BlackBerry Sale. Pic below after the jump.
UPDATE 2 :: U Mobile replied to our tweet on whether there will be any bundled plans for BlackBerry devices and whether the BlackBerry Torch will be offered. Answer is no for now.
UPDATE 3:: As there’s definitely more than 20 people standing in line at the Boulevard of Berjaya Times Square right now, your chances of getting a Bold 9780 for RM3 is pretty much zilch but U Mobile says you should still drop by and take a look at what they have to offer tomorrow as there will be a lucky draw where the winner gets to purchase a BlackBerry for RM3. U Mobile didn’t however say which BB specifically.
U Mobile had earlier put out a teaser about its BlackBerry sale but not much details on the service plans were revealed. Building up to the launch tomorrow however, the U Mobile Twitter account have been providing some clues of what you can expect at the sale.
We’ve scanned through U Mobile’s Twitter timeline and have some interesting information about tomorrow’s launch to share with you.
U Mobile has finally joined the BlackBerry bandwagon with a special firesale on BlackBerry Bold 9780 and BlackBerry Curve 9300! This also makes U Mobile, the 4th option for BlackBerry BIS service in Malaysia.
During the firesale, U Mobile is offering the Bold 9780 for RM3 for the first 10 in line. The next 50 people can get the Curve 9300 for RM33 and the subsequent 50 for RM333. Do note that this is only happening this Friday, 21st Jan 2011. To be entitled, you would need to sign a minimum 12 months contract with any voice plan and add-on BIS service. There’s a RM250 advance payment required up front which will be used to knock off your future bills.
The BIS service costs RM40/month and it is mentioned that Internet Tethering & Streaming is not included. Details of their BIS plan is rather limited at this point and we’re not sure if there’s an all-in-one BIS and internet plan for power users. The Blackberry offered comes with 18 months warranty from Brightstar.
Read up the FAQ for the U Mobile Blackberry promotion here.
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