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Malaysia is getting a new telco player at the end of this month

UPDATE: Yoodo is now official.

If you’re looking for more options in the telco space, there’s a new player in town. It isn’t clear if they are offering a postpaid or a prepaid plan, but it promises something different from the usual traditional plans.

What’s interesting is its promise to be a telco that’s based on free choice, flexibility and the power of the people. The official invite also mentions the following:

Something exciting is happening in Malaysia’s telco industry. A brand new telco player is out to empower users simply because they believe #youdoitbetter!

When we did a search for the hashtag, we found these tweets:

The new provider is called Yoodo and they are focusing a lot on customisation based on the two videos they have released so far. This could be similar to tapp by Digi which allows you to design your own plan according to your own preference.

The launch event for this new telco brand is taking place on 30 January but we expect more details to be revealed earlier on 29 January.

UPDATE: Yoodo plan and add-ons revealed

Ahead of its official launch, the Yoodo’s customisable plan has been revealed thru a direct link here.

As expected, it’s a mobile plan where you can customise exactly how much data, calls and SMS you need each month. For the data plans, the minimum option is 2GB at RM20/month and it increases in increments of 5GB. 5GB costs RM30/month and 10GB costs RM50/month, which is quite similar to Xpax.

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Calls will cost you from RM5/month for 50 minutes of calls while SMS starts from RM3/month for 50 SMS. Of course, the cost per unit will be cheaper if you add more.

The bare minimum you can select is RM3/month for SMS and if you want to go all out, it will cost you RM182/month. The maxed out option comes with 100GB of data, 2000 minutes of calls and 2000 SMS.

On top of that, yoodo offers optional add-ons such as 5GB of Facebook or Instagram data for RM10/month and 10GB of YouTube for RM20/month. For new registration, their mobile number uses the 011 prefix. From the same link above, you can request for a free SIM but we are not sure if they would process it since the website and app isn’t live at the moment.

The official website is inaccessible at the moment, however, according to its MYNIC records, is registered under “CELCOM AXIATA BERHAD”. This confirms that Yoodo is a sub-brand under Celcom.

Thanks Celcomaxiata for the tip!

Alexander Wong