P1 W1MAX Launch & Full Official Pricing

Posted:  August 19, 2008   By:    8 comments   

We didn’t get an invitation but we managed to get in! 🙂 P1 W1MAX has officially launched in Malaysia just hours ago at Mandarin Oriental. The launch was spectacular with impressive presentations, testimonial as well as light dance shows. They even got Hannah Tan to be the MC for the event.

Its CEO Michael Lai has spoken many aspiring stuff about broadband and how Packet 1 is eager to broadband whole Malaysia.

If you read our previous post, we revealed that there are 2 speed packages for business & personal. Apparently the said page was removed from the website after our posting. This time, the page is up again and we discovered that they are actually offering 4 speed packages of 400Kbps, 700Kbps, 1.2Mbps and 2.4Mbps. Read on to check out the updated packages.

P1 Personal Plans Updated

The new addition to the list are 400Kbps and 700Kbps plans with subscription rates of  RM49/month and RM69/month respectively for 2 years subscription or RM59/month and RM79/month for 1 year subscription. However these 2 lower range plans doesn’t come with a free modem so subscribers would need to fork out RM999 to buy the modem. The lack of free modem bundling on the lower plans defeat the purpose of cost savings for those who can’t afford higher subscription.

Another new discovery is that they are also offering NO CONTRACT PLANS but at a slightly higher monthly subscription package.

P1Business Plans Updated

Similar to personal plans, P1 also offers businesses the lower 400Kbps and 700Kbps plans but they are priced RM10-20 more than personal plan offering.

As said before, the new plans are competitive and can be considered as a alternative to existing ADSL and wireless services. While having 4 plans with speed ranging between 400Kbps to 2.4Mbps, the 1.2Mbps plan seems to be the best recommendation for P1 W1MAX at the moment with its modem and nationwide access waiver. We couldn’t recommend the 400Kbps and 700Kbps for low end users as the mandatory RM999 modem is too expensive for such users. It would be more logical if they could offer a rental basis modem bundling similiar to Streamyx.

It is also noted that getting P1 W1MAX also incurs other entry fees such as Registration Fee, Activation Fee, Stamping Fee and optional installation fee. In total, a first time user for 1.2Mbps account would need to fork out RM249 as initial payment including the subscription fee of RM89/month for a 2 year contract. As WiMAX is still new, this initial one time charges could deter users from signing up. Waiving the registration/activation fees would help to attract more and faster uptake of WiMAX.

For more details, head to P1 W1MAX website or go directly to their new package page.

P1 W1MAX Launch Event Photos by Danny Foo

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Voice of Reason

It’s very silly of them to use Hannah Overused Tan because she is associated withe Celcom…like no other better MC izzit? That woman can’t MC for s**t


i would like to be an agent in southern part and be the pioneer user of w1max, HOW ????????????


2.4Mbps is the max speed? Celcom Broadband advance is RM98 per month with speed up to 3.6Mbps!!! Is this not a best deal? can u advise please.. which one is the best best for money.. TQ

Alvin Tan

Hi anthony,

Please contact me at [email protected] if you interested in taking part of being an agent in souther part. TQ


Hi Shah,

Yes, Celcom Broadband is offered customers up to 3.6Mbps in their 3.5G, but it’s only few area are able to get 3.5G. How’s about the rests location ? 3G=384kbps? GPRS ? GSM ?

P1W1MAX coverage also limited certain area, but within P1W1MAX coverage, you are entitle to get the speed 2.4Mbps in best effort, there’s no others. It’s still WiMAX.

WiMAX is an advance technology in Malaysia. P1W1MAX is the first company who launching WiMAX services in this country.

Even if you sign-up for RM98 per month with speed 3.6Mbps, but you get a 3G modem, your maximum speed still 384kbps. But if you get a HSDPA modem can get up to 7.2Mbps, P1W1MAX DS-300 Modem support up to 10Mbps.

HSDPA Technology maximum speed is 7.2Mbps
WiMAX Technology maximum speed is 70Mbps

HSDPA use SIM Card, their network mostly using for made voice call. Do you think that they will focusing on broadband services ? Do you think if they focusing on broadband services, they will earn money ? They are Telco based.

P1W1MAX, since it’s calling WiMAX, they’re sure will focusing on internet services.

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