Yes Buzz & Yes Zoom now available |

Yes Buzz & Yes Zoom now available

Posted:  March 4, 2011   By:    2 comments   

During the launch of Yes, only two devices were offered – a USB dongle called the Yes Go and portable 4G MiFi called the Yes Huddle. At the November 2010 event, Yes also unveiled a 4G home gateway and an all-4G mobile phone, called the Yes Zoom and Buzz respectively.

Today, Yes finally released the other two devices , the Yes Buzz phone and Yes Zoom Home Gateway.

The Yes Buzz mobile phone from Samsung is sold at RM488 outright or FREE when you purchase RM1199 worth of credit, this is similar to the Yes Huddle offering. The phone runs fully on 2.3GHz WiMAX and there’s no SIM card required. There’s a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard for easy texting and it also works as a 4G modem when tethered to your computer via USB.

As far as mobile phones go, the Buzz is no-frills. You get a 2.2-inch TFT screen and a single 2MP camera at the back with 4x digital zoom, and that’s pretty much it. There’s 64MB on board storage and the Buzz accepts MicroSD memory expansion though the official spec sheet doesn’t say up to what size MicroSD can the Buzz take.

The Yes Zoom is a 4G home gateway that acts as a WiFi router and also a VOIP terminal that you can plug your home phone into. The new Yes ValuePacks, make Yes considerably more affordable for home users who typically use more data than mobile users.

Yes claims the Zoom has a powerful omnidirectional antenna that negates the need for you to place the modem close to a window — a problem usually plagues other WiMAX modems. In addition, the Zoom has a WiFi range up to 50 feet and supports 802.11b/g/n.

The Zoom retails for RM399 outright or you can get it for free if you purchase RM1199 worth of credit.

For more info, head to Yes Buzz or Yes Zoom product pages.

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2 Comments for Yes Buzz & Yes Zoom now available


Be careful when you are buying the Zoom device. I live in Penang and i bought mine at the Yes retail store in Queensbay mall. After using the Zoom device for only 4 months, it has issue. It's no longer working. Something was wrong with the firmware. The thing with the problem is that it;s very difficult to diagnose because the device could work sometimes and couldn't work at some time. The Yes retail store only agree for a replacement after I put the device there for them to test for several hours. If you have the same problem with the Zoom device, i highly suggest you to leave the device in their store for them to test.

But I was disappointed when the replacement was done with a re-furbished or re-conditioned device. The replacement was NOT exactly with a new device. I asked about it and they say it;s the policy of the company. But they don't want to extend the warranty period. Meaning that I will have to take the refurbished device and live with the remaining warranty period. I feel that i get CHEATED because refurbished device is prone to problems, meaning that it is likely to have hardware/software issue after a few months of usage.

I am not sure if this is the policy of YTL or the policy of just the retail store . I am still finding out with Yes Care. IF you are buying the Zoom device, make sure you check with the retail store before making your payment. Ask them if the replacement will be on a new device or a refurbished device.

    Anne Nightingale

    Kenny, I would like to buy it using the Pakej Komunikasi Belia, is it worthwhile?