The device is priced at RM250 outright and comes bundled on either MB68 or MB128 plans which offers 5GB and 20GB data quota respectively. The price of the MiFi is not bad considering the previous HSPA+ USB modem costs RM450. Like its previous broadband offers, a RM100 upfront payment is required which will be rebated back over 5 month period.
For those that prefer something simpler, they are also offering the HSPA+ USB modem on rental basis for RM20/month. Unlike the previous HSPA+ USB plan, the new USB modem is not available for outright purchase. There’s also a 1 month additional upfront payment required for the USB rental plan.
In addition, if you’re not satisfied with their service for any reasons, you can demand a refund within 7 days with their Money Back Guarantee. Of course there are some T&Cs which includes returning the modem in good order and your usage did not exceed more than 500MB. If all their Money Back Guarantee terms are met, you’ll get a full refund including activation fees. All that without finding a competitive plan with certain number of modems and other criteria.
How fast can you get really depends on the coverage and congestion of their sites. Earlier on, their network was spotted doing a respectable 17Mbps. At RM128/month for 20GB and with speeds above 10Mbps, U Mobile HSPA+ MB128 plan is a steal for wireless broadband. We can’t wait to try it out ourselves and see how it compares with others technology such as 4G WiMAX.
For more information, head over to U Mobile’s Broadband page.
First announced in August 24, Nokia’s brightest phone, the Nokia 701 is now here in Malaysia.
The C7 lookalike Nokia 701 boasts the distinction of having the brightest screen of any smartphone with a display capable of pushing out 1000nits, 300nits brighter than the former display brightness king, the LG Optimus Black at 700nits while the Retina Display on the iPhone 4 pushes a luminance of just 500nits.
The 701 features a 3.5-inch IPS LCD ClearBlack Display (640×360 pixel) which is also toughen by Gorilla Glass. Powering the Symbian Belle device is a 1Ghz processor with 512MB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. Imaging is comes in the form of an 8MP rear camera with dual-LED flash capable of shooting 720p HD video and a VGA front-facing unit.
The Nokia retails for RM1,130 outright and is available now.
Maxis CEO Sandip Das was quoted in Buletin Utama TV3 that Maxis is working closely with Apple to bring the iPhone 5 to Malaysia as quickly as possible.
Will the new iPhone come to Malaysia in October as well? We have a feeling it just might.
Commenting to reporters at the Maxis Hari Raya Open House event, Maxis CEO Sandip Das says that Maxis is putting pressure on Apple to see that Malaysia gets the iPhone 5 quickly.
This puts Maxis as the likely candidate to becoming the first Malaysian telco to bring the much anticipated next-gen iPhone to Malaysia.
Maxis has had an excellent track record with iPhones. The operator had a head start in bringing the iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and the iPhone 4 to Malaysia. In addition it had exclusivity to the two device for a long time before other local operators finally caught up.
When it comes to Apple, nothing is left by chance. And having the CEO of Maxis come out in public to make such a statement is tantamount to a confirmation. If anyone could bring the new iPhone to Malaysia in record time, we’re putting out bets on Maxis.
Just as P1 confirms that its network is experiencing a large scale service interruption, Maxis reports via its customer support social media account that its network is also experiencing service interruption in some parts of Selangor and Perak.
At this moment, it is not clear as to how severe the service interruption but a quick call to Maxis customer service reveals that large parts of Perak and Northern Selangor are affected. A customer service rep we spoke to says that service is expected to be restored in about four to six hours.
At time of writing, our Maxis line is still intact. We are able to make calls, send text messages and surf with no issues (SpeedTest results as of 1942hrs: UL-1.32Mbps/DL-0.92Mbps/Ping-479ms). Test was conducted in Petaling Jaya, SS1 (Kampung Tunku) area.
We have information confirming that P1 is currently experiencing a nationwide service interruption affecting a large number of subscribers possibly in the tens of thousands.
We first picked-up reports on the disruption at 1900hrs and at time of writing P1 via its customer service account, @P1Cares, says that its engineers are working on the issue. The account didn’t indicate on when it expects the P1 service to be fully restored.
A quick check on Twitter and Facebook reveals that the service interruption extends to multiple states. We attempted to call the P1 Customer Careline at 1-300-800-888 for more information but the line is engaged.
If you are P1 subscriber, we would like to hear from you. Let us know if you are able to connect to the internet on your P1 connection.
Everything is going 3D these days. We have the latest movies available in 3D and TVs from most brands are having 3D on their flagship models. Now 3D comes to smart phones and they have finally arrived in Malaysia.
How does 3D work on a smart phone? Is it just a mere gimmick? We’ve given the opportunity to review the latest 3D smart phone from LG – the LG Optimus 3D. Read on to learn our findings.