DiGi is throwing a promotion for its DiGi Prepaid broadband on its online store. They are bundling a DiGi Prepaid starter pack and a Huawei E1550 USB Modem for RM169. The modem comes with 18 months warranty.
For the first 100 people who order online via Paypal, DiGi is giving additional RM70 rebate which is refunded back to your paypal account. This makes the bundle worth RM99 which is quite a steal. The refund will take about a month for them to process.
On the prepaid internet plan, the starter kit worth RM25 comes with 5 days of usage worth RM10. This prepaid internet plan is one of the cheapest at RM2/day but it requires a minimum of RM10 top up. This means you would need to use it for 5 days straight.
The biggest problem for this plan is the speed which is limited at 384kbps download and 128kbps upload. There is no daily data quota mentioned but on its FAQ the Fair Use Policy is fixed at 3GB a month which is rather odd. DiGi should have tied the data quota based on the top up duration/denomination.
This is a tough one to recommend as 384kbps is rather slow for broadband use. It doesn’t even go well with its Turbo3G claim since it is no faster than standard 3G speeds. Perhaps DiGi should offer more flexible options such as U Mobile that offers various speed and data quota.
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We’re all wondering what’s cooking at YTL. Frankly speaking, we’re not too impressed with their this and that excuses. Bottom line is there’s still no network and they’ve been pushing deadlines on their network lunch so many times that we’ve lost count.
But a posting on Twitter has got us intrigued. Officially, YTL Communications, the self proclaimed soon to be creator of the country’s first nationwide 4G network, is on a recruitment drive. They will be holding walk-in interviews for a whole list of positions from Management Trainees to Business Analysts and almost everything in between. If you’re interested you can check out the details here and attend the walk-in interview at JW Marriot KL from 14 to 24 August, 10am to 4pm.
If there’s a hiring drive, then that’s means the company that’s doing all the hiring is gearing up for something big. Could we be looking at a possible YTL 4G network launch within this year?
Though we remain skeptical that YTL will deliver the goods, we’re not discounting the fact. Come on YTL, show us what you got!
Launched today, the @MaxisListens account now has over 180 followers and follows 111 tweeple. In comparison, @P1Cares, arguably the country’s first Twitter account specifically created for customer support, has over 470 followers and is following over 451 people. Though, either accounts’ figures are nothing to shout about.
It is perceived that P1’s customer care Twitter account operates around the clock Maxis is quick to point out that its customer care specific Twitter account operates Mondays through Fridays from 9am to 6pm.
Although, Maxis is heading in the right direction by creating a channel that its customers are very comfortable with, it needs to understand that the rules of engagement are completely different from a traditional call centre environment. And limiting the service window to just weekdays and on standard working hours (9am – 6pm), Maxis might not fully understand how the social media space operates.
But having said that, it’s still early days for @MaxisListens and we hope that it’ll eventually extend its operating hours to weekends and around the clock.
Some good news for all you TuneTalkers out there but unfortunately folks the prepaid validity extension is only for RM50 top up denomination.
Previously topping up RM50 on TuneTalk gives you 55 days of validity now the same top up amount gives you 75 days.
The new validity period does give extra value for big money toppers but TuneTalk’s grace period (this is how long you have after your validity expires to top up before your account is terminated) is amongst the shortest in the market today.
More details on TuneTalk top ups here.
Just like it says on the title, Malaysia’s most aggressive prepaid mobile operator, TuneTalk is running a contest to drive top up sales for its prepaid service. All you need to do is top up a minimum of RM30 and stand a chance to win AirAsia E-Vouchers worth RM1000.
But before you scramble to get yourself a TuneTalk prepaid, let it be known that there is a whole heap of terms and conditions the we recommend you read first. One of the things worth noting is that the contest is driven by radio stations, so to be in the running you got to listen to either ERA.FM on 103.3 in Klang Valley) or THR Raaga. (on 99.3 in Klang Valley)
For details on the contest click here.
UPDATE: Looks like we’re wrong. The so called “big thing” is the announcement of Sony Xperia X10 on AT&T for US$129.99. There’s no change on the device and it still runs the same old Android 1.6 Donut.
From the shadow it looks like a Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. We believe this could be a software upgrade to Android 2.1 Eclair or perhaps Android 2.2 Froyo. Another possibility is another varient of X10 with better specs. As mentioned before, Sony Ericsson is lagging as it still uses Android 1.6 even on its latest Xperia X8. So it is about time Sony upgrades its Android line up.