REDtone, the other WiMAX operator which operates in East Malaysia is also doing a Chinese New Year Promotion for its Home Broadband packages. From now until 28th February 2011, they are giving 1 month free subscription, free 12 months modem rental, free activation waiver (worth RM100) and a 7 days money back guarantee.
Plans and packages wise, they are pretty much the same as before with their entry Home-Lite going at RM98/month with 1Mbps download speeds and 384kbps upload. The monthly quota for their Home-Lite is 25GB/month. More details on the promotion at their website.
REDtone has been pretty quiet lately and according to their coverage map, their WiMAX service is limited to Kuching, Miri and Kota Kinabalu. Several months ago, REDtone was pretty ambitious and wanted to be given the right to roll out in Peninsular Malaysia as well.
Sabah and Sarawak residents are quite deprived when it comes to internet connectivity and even 3G coverage is not covered in all major towns and cities. With the lack of choice, this is quite a gold mine for other telcos to jump in before the rest catch up in this region. In 2009, P1 had announced that they will be coming to Sabah and Sarawak in 2010 but until now they have yet to make any presence at all on that side of the country. If P1 makes an entry, that would shake up the competition in the wireless space in Sabah and Sarawak.