U Mobile today announced that it will invest a total of RM1.5 billion to expand its network with an additional 2,000 new 3G and 4G LTE sites. The operator aims to complete its network expansion by the end of 2015 and will involve 1,000 3G and 1,000 4G LTE sites as part of its commitment to deliver what it says is the best mobile user experience to its customers. The rollout is planned to cover Wilayah Persekutuan, Selangor, Seremban, Port Dickson, Nilai, Ipoh, Lumut, Penang, Johor Bahru, Muar, Kluang, Segamat and Batu Pahat.
U Mobile is offering a special bundle on Acer Iconia Tab W501 Windows Tablet & the M3 Ultrabook. The 10.1″ Tablet runs on Windows 7 and it is powered by AMD Fusion 1.3GHz processor with 2GB RAM and 32GB of SSD storage while the M3 Ultrabook runs on Intel Core i5 1.6GHz processor.
For this bundle, U Mobile is basically offering up to 6 months free subscription for its 5GB broadband plan worth RM408 and RM668 off its 6 months 20GB broadband subscription. They are also throwing in a free pouch and keyboard dock for the tablet as well as a backpack for the M3 Ultrabook. Contract is tied to 18 months for cash and credit card payment while those who opt for Easy Payment Plan are tied with 24 months contract.
For more information, head over to U Mobile’s Acer bundling page.
Most operators are encouraging its customers to sign up for auto debit/billing for interrupted payment or renewal of its services. Usually you’ll get a few RM off your monthly subscription but at U Mobile, they are doing something different.
For its broadband service, U Mobile is offering additional 250MB data for successful auto renewal on MB40 (2GB), MB68 (5GB) and MB128 (20GB) plan. For those that have opt for auto renewal previously will also get to enjoy this 250MB bonus data.
For more information, head over to U Mobile.
U Mobile is throwing a special promo for 1 week where they are offering 6 months subscription of MB68 and a Free USB Modem for only RM254. That’s a 50% off from its actual value whereby the MB68 broadband plan with 5GB data is usually charged at RM68/month and the modem’s purported value of RM100. This is a pretty good deal which calculates to only RM42.30/month.
To grab this offer, head over to U Mobile’s Like the Deals App. You will be asked to like their fan page and accept a couple of permissions. The device and SIM is collectable from selected U Mobile service centres. Before signing up, make sure your area is covered with their coverage map.
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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U Mobile has revamped their U Broadband Plans which now offers 4 different options. The 4 plans are MB6, MB40, MB68, MB128. For those who are needing internet per day usage, the MB6 which is available only for prepaid offers 500MB of quota for only RM6/day. This is actually similar to its previous UB6.
The next 2 plans – MB40 and MB68 are also similar to its previous postpaid broadband offerings which offers 2GB for RM40 and 5GB for RM68 monthly. For those who wants peace of mind, U Mobile no longer charges Pay As you Use rates if you exceed your given quota. Previously excess usage is charged at 5 sen per MB. Of course fair usage applies after exceeding quota which your speeds will be lowered down.
While this is a good move for budget conscious users, MB68 5GB might be insufficient for the hard core users of today. To cater for heavy users especially on MiFis, they have introduced MB128 which offers 15GB of quota for RM128. If you do the math, that’s only RM8.55 per GB.
U Mobile bundles USB modems of both HSPA and HSPA+ variety and MiFi modems with their plans. If you subscribe to MB68 and above, there’s also a rebate of RM20 x 5 months which effectively waives your RM100 activation fee that is required during registration.
If you’re interested, there’s a group purchase offer at JackCow where they are offering the 6 months MB68 + USB Bundle plan for RM254 instead of RM508. That’s 50% discount of the actual value.
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U Mobile is on a roll today after announcing its long awaited HSPA+ service. Now they have also announced a range of phone bundlings that’s tied with different plans and contracts.
Some of the bundle offers are the same such as the BlackBerry Curve 9300 and Bold 9780 going for RM90/month and RM142/month respectively with 12 months contract of U Mobile BIS Plan. The U Mobile Huawei MiFi too is the same at RM210 with U Broadband plan.
What’s new is that U Mobile is offering an Android device, the HTC Wildfire for only RM199 with 24 months contract of U Premium Plan. We have no idea about this new U Premium Plan and it is not even on U Mobile’s website. In the previous bundling plan for Nokias, there was a PAYU Voice plan which is added on top of an existing UB68 data plan that looks similar with DG Smart Plan.
For those who want a cheap phone without contract, there’s the U Mobile SOU which supports 2 SIM and priced at only RM230 outright. For that price, it includes a U Mobile Prepaid starter pack, a RM50 top up voucher plus an extra battery.
Head after the break for more bundles of Nokia devices which includes the Nokia 7230, Nokia E5, Nokia X3 Touch & Type and Nokia C7.
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U Mobile has finally revealed its HSPA+ Broadband plans today with a special rebate offer for 5 months. Earlier today, we mentioned that they have revised the U Broadband Plans which they have removed the speed caps allowing full speed downloads up to 42Mbps. To keep things simple, the HSPA+ plans are similar with their typical 3G broadband plans. The 2 key plans eligible for this promo are UB40 which gives you 2GB quota and UB68 unlimited plan with 5GB FUP.
For this promo, they are giving the 7.2Mbps modem for Free, while the activation fee of RM100 applies. Meanwhile the anticipated HSPA+ 42Mbps modem is offered at a pricey RM450 but its activation fee is fully waived. The rebate promotion that they are having is simply 5 months rebate of RM20 each which is a savings of RM100. For the HSPA+ package, that makes the modem cost RM350 effectively.
The promo header states that it is available in Johor Bahru and Penang too. Looks like U Mobile is delivering its HSPA+ to more places than it claimed earlier on. You can check out the coverage details here.
For more information, head to U Mobile’s 42Mbps Promo page here.
U Mobile has revised its U Broadband Plans which now offers uncapped speeds up to 42Mbps for all options. Previously only the highest option of RM68/month offers uncapped speeds up to 3.6Mbps while the smaller options such as daily RM6 or monthly RM10 being capped at 384kbps download.
This is a welcome move which allows casual users to enjoy faster speeds even if they take up smaller byte sized packages for couple of days use. As announced during U Mobile’s BlackBerry launch, additional Pay As You Use (PAYU) data is charged at only 5 sen per MB.
The new speed revision also indicates that U Mobile is closer towards its HSPA+ launch that offers speeds up to 42Mbps, making it the probably the fastest wireless broadband in Malaysia. HSPA+ is the next evolution of 3G’s HSPA with providers in the US such as T-Mobile claiming 4G. In the end of the day, all that matters is the achievable speeds that consumers can get whether it is on HSPA+, LTE or WiMAX. Another burning question is how fast can U Mobile roll out its HSPA+ coverage to more places considering its FAQ only mentions Sunway and Subang Jaya for now.
Another worthy mention is that U Mobile’s affordable MiFi promotion has been extended until 30th April 2011. You can check it out at U Mobile MiFi promo page. For comparison of MiFi deals in Malaysia, do read our previous MiFi comparison post.
Head after the break for the previous U Broadband Plans with its old speed caps
In conjunction with their U Mobile BlackBerry service launch, U Mobile has reduced their PAYU data rates from 1 sen per KB to 5 sen per MB! That’s a huge difference and it follows the same low PAYU pricing as TuneTalk.
This takes effect immediately today 21st January 2011 on all excess usage on U Mobile broadband plans. Based on the new PAYU usage of 5 sen per MB, that’s equivalent to RM50 per GB upon exceeding your bundled data quota. For power users, it is still recommended that you go for UB68 which comes with no excess charge if you exceed 5GB of usage.
You can check out more details of U Mobile Broadband Plans here.
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