Fibre broadband is the best option to connect your entire home. However, if the service isn’t available, 4G wireless broadband is your next best alternative. Unlike Fibre, the quota for most wireless broadband plans is usually fixed and it may not be enough to satisfy those who use their broadband for video streaming.
Now Celcom has announced a new Home Wireless service which offers up to a whopping 1TB of data. This should be enough to satisfy most video streamers.
The Home Wireless service comes in three options which range from RM74.20/month to RM159/month. On the base Home Wireless Gold Plan of RM74.20/month, you get 25GB of data and additional 40GB of data for Video Walla and Music Walla streaming.
Moving up a notch is Home Wireless Gold Plus at RM106/month and it comes with 50GB of high-speed data and additional 100GB for Video Walla and Music Walla streaming. For those who really stream a lot, the highest Home Wireless Platinum at RM159/month comes with 150GB of data plus 1TB for Video and Music streaming.
To recap, Celcom’s Video Walla covers several video platforms YouTube, iflix, Netflix, Tonton, AstroGo, Dimsum and Daily Motion. Meanwhile, the Music Walla partner list includes Joox, Raku, KKBox, FlyFM, HotFM and most Astro Radio channels.
The benefit of going wireless is that you can get activated quicker and there’s no wall hacking required. They didn’t reveal the type of wireless router they are providing but Celcom says that it can connect up to 64 devices. The Home Wireless service also comes with a 30 Days return policy so you can terminate it early if you’re not satisfied.
Additional information on the Home Wireless plans is quite limited. There’s no FAQ and even the coverage map is not working at the time of posting. We’ll update more as soon as we get more info.
UPDATE: Celcom has published its Broadband FAQ which provides more info on the wireless Home broadband offering.
If you need more high-speed data, it will cost you RM50 for 10GB or RM150 for 100GB. However, if you need more quota for Video or Music Walla, it costs RM20 for 40GB. Once your quota is depleted, your speed will be throttled to 64kbps until your next billing cycle.
Although there’s no installation required, the provided wireless modem will only work at your registered address. If you are moving to a new home address, you can inform Celcom’s customer care line or visit your nearest Blue Cube outlet.
The modem is provided is covered by a 24-month warranty but you would need to pay RM499 if the modem is damaged due to negligence. The broadband plans are tied to a 24-month contract and if you decide to terminate after 30 days of registration, you’ll need to pay a penalty of RM499 with reducing balance. Once you’ve paid the penalty, the modem is yours to keep.
You can learn more on Celcom’s Home Wireless page.