The Malaysian prepaid scene is getting some serious shake up as U Mobile has introduced its new POWER prepaid plan with heaps of free internet. Putting an end to the atrocious pay per use internet charges, the new U Mobile prepaid offers free basic internet just like other prepaid rivals. So there’s no more reason to panic over missing credit if you accidentally surf online without an active prepaid plan.
The good stuff doesn’t just end there as POWER prepaid offers the most generous high-speed internet in the market. Following Celcom’s hyped #MagicSIM offering that comes with 10MB of free high speed internet for every RM1 you top up, U Mobile has up the ante with 1GB of free high-speed every month for life. All you’ll need to do is to top up RM10 one-time with the new SIM Pack and this is valid for registrations before 31st Dec 2015.
UPDATE: U Mobile’s new POWER prepaid is now official.
U Mobile will be announcing a new product tomorrow which will put other free internet offers to shame. From the recent #FreeInternetForLife teasers, they are expected to do away with the usual pay per use charges for internet and will offer unlimited free “basic” internet out of the SIM pack. This is similar to what Maxis’ #Hotlink, Xpax’s #MagicSIM and Digi’s new SMART prepaid has to offer.
But is that it? If U Mobile wants to shake up the industry, they have got to offer more than just free throttled internet. Ahead of its launch tomorrow, we managed to get a glimpse of U Mobile’s new prepaid plan and let’s just say that it could put even some postpaid plans to shame.
This Thursday, U Mobile will be revealing a new product that claims to set a new benchmark in its segment. With just days away, U Mobile has gotten the ball rolling with its #FreeInternetForLife hashtag on Twitter. Like its name suggests, this could possibly mean the end of Pay Per Use Charge and Internet will be free (albeit throttled) for all users.
To bump up the hype, U Mobile is giving away 3 iPhone 6, with a unit each for the 20,000th, 40,000th and 60,000th tweet with the hashtag #FreeInternetforLife. On their official FreeInternetForLife page, they are teasing what could be the name of their new prepaid plan which will be unlocked by the number of tweets.
If you can’t wait, you can check out what we’ve found after the break.
U Mobile might be the underdog among the big 4 telcos in Malaysia but they been quite a disruptor with its value for money proposition. After revamping its postpaid offering with heaps of data, U Mobile is set to announce a new product that’s said to be a game changer for its segment.
We think this could be a new prepaid product and it is likely to offer free unlimited basic internet similar to #Hotlink, #MagicSIM and the new Digi Smart Prepaid. Effectively this could put an end to pay per use charges for internet which U Mobile currently charges RM0.20/MB.
Without giving specific details, they teased that it will offer more data and voice allocation plus extra services to help you stay connected. Apart from free throttled internet and perhaps more freebies, what could U Mobile do to shake up the industry? We’ll find out more from their media event next week, 23rd July after the Hari Raya holidays, so stay tuned.
A week ago, U Mobile had launched its new #GetClever prepaid and postplan plans that promise to give better value. It challenges its competitors with generous data quota, cheaper call rates and free 30 minutes of calls everyday within U Mobile’s network. For 2015, U Mobile says that they want to give customers the best value, be a challenger telco and most importantly be transparent to its customers.
It was brought to our attention, that the free calls offer isn’t as clear cut as it seems. If you’re going to make a lot of calls, there’s something you should know before signing up.
UPDATE: Be careful with U Mobile’s Free Calls claim.
What do mobile users really want? If you ask around, you’ll probably get responses like cheap data, cheap call rates and more free perks. Now U Mobile is introducing a new range of 3 prepaid and 2 postpaid plans which claims to be better than the rest. It challenges the competition by offering lower calls rates to all networks (10 sen/min) and generous internet quotas for both prepaid and postpaid customers.
With its #GetClever tagline, it looks like a direct “response” to the recent “Don’t Bodoh” campaign website. So does these new plan offering make you a clever mobile user? Read on to find out.
U Mobile was the first telco to offer free internet roaming at selected countries for its postpaid subscribers. Now prepaid users are now able to enjoy Free Internet Roaming too and they have also extended several countries for its unlimited internet roaming service.
The Free Internet Roaming is limited to 50MB per day, which is sufficient enough for basic instant messaging such as WhatsApp, Line and WeChat. If you do exceed the 50MB/day limit, subsequent use would be charged at a maximum of RM30/day.
For those using U Mobile’s Prepaid plans, you can now make more voice calls at a cheaper rate thanks to its new Voice Plan add-on. Available with a choice of RM20 (V20) and RM30 (V30), the new voice plans are essentially bulk voice add-ons that are activated for 30 days validity. For its V20 add-on, you’ll get 100 minutes of onnet (U Mobile to U Mobile) and 100 minutes offnet (calls to other networks) for RM20. Meanwhile, its V30 option gives you more at 180 minutes onnet and 180 minutes offnet, which is a equivalent to 8.3 sen/minute assuming if you fully utilised both onnet and offnet quotas.
If you can’t finish your voice minutes within the validity period, U Mobile allows you to carry forward unused minutes but only if you renew your voice plans of the same value. The only catch is there’s a limit of 200 minutes for V20 and 300 minutes for V30 at any one time. Overall, this is an affordable add-on for those who wish to make a lot of phone calls on U Mobile. Its prepaid voice calls are normally charged at 20 sen/minute (10sen/30sec block).
To subscribe, you can dial *118*3*6*1# and select the appropriate package. Alternatively you can SMS “ON V20″ or “ON V30″ to 28118.
For more information, head over to U Mobile’s Prepaid Voice Plans.
U Mobile’s Unlimited Mobile Internet prepaid offerings is one of the best value for money offerings in the market. After its UMI 48 package, they have now introduced a new UMI 38 option which offers 500MB of data, 200 minutes of calls and 30 SMS for just RM38/month. This is similar to its earlier UMI 28 offering but with an extra 100 minutes of talk time.
On top of that, U Mobile now offers free data usage for WeChat and KakaoTalk messengers for UMI 28, UMI 38 and UMI 48 subscribers. Not a bad offering for those who use these 2 instant messaging service on a daily basis.
Head over to U Mobile’s Unlimited Mobile Internet page for more info.
U Mobile has revealed more options for its Prepaid Unlimited Mobile Internet offering. Joining the original UMI28 and UMI18, is its new UMI 48 which offers 2GB of data, 100 minutes of calls and 30 SMS for just RM48 monthly.
For those that have a sudden need to use mobile internet excessively, there’s the add-on Booster Plan which offers 1GB of data for 3 days at RM10. Meanwhile for the bundled talk and minutes, U Mobile lets you roll over unused credits but there’s a maximum cap depending on plans. It is also good to know that U Mobile doesn’t charge for excess usage but download speeds will be throttled once you’ve hit your limit.
For more details, head over to U Mobile Unlimited Mobile Internet page.