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After offering new subscribers with up to 61GB of free data, Tune Talk is finally giving something for its existing customers. From now until Malaysia Day, Tune Talk subscribers can get 31GB data for free with a minimum top up of RM30.
UPDATE: We’ve updated this post to include SST details from Yes 4G, U Mobile and Tune Talk.
UPDATE 2: Lim Guan Eng says prepaid users should get RM10 credit with RM10 top up.
UPDATE 3: Yes has updated their SST FAQ. RM10 top ups are sold at RM10 and you’ll only get RM9.43 of credit.
UPDATE 4: Prepaid services are officially exempted from SST beginning 6 September 2018. More details here.
The Sales and Services Tax, or better known as the SST will take effect in Malaysia starting 1st September 2018. This replaces the current Goods and Services Tax which was zero-rated since June 2018.
So what happens to mobile prepaid services in Malaysia? We’ve checked with the local telcos and basically, you’ll get slightly less credit for all reloads or top ups effective 1st September 2018. In short, a RM10 top up will only give you RM9.43 of credit. To cushion the blow, most telcos are throwing a little bit of extra freebies for every new top up.
Apple will be introducing their latest 2018 iPhone models in less than 13 days time which will replace its current iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. The next device will be based on the iPhone X and you can expect a couple of upgrades thrown in. The folks at 9to5mac claim to have an exclusive image of the purported iPhone XS and it will come in two sizes.
UPDATE: Here’s a peek at the new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Plus and Apple Watch Series 4.
After Samsung had introduced their Galaxy Note9, it’s time for Apple to unveil their latest iPhone models for 2018. The folks at Cupertino have finally dropped a date and it’s taking place in less than 2 weeks from now.
It has come to a point where a flagship smartphone is never just a smartphone anymore. It’s your camera replacement, your home theater solution, your PC in a pocket and even your swim buddy. This desire to add more and more to a wafer thin handset has become a bit of a double edged sword. Yes, bold new ideas are a great way to push the industry forward, but many of them tend to become nothing more than a gimmick while also adding a significant price premium to your handset. That’s why it has become almost a norm for flagships to cost around RM4,000.
What happened to the good old flagship smartphone that’s only focused on giving you the best smartphone experience? Focused on giving you a smooth and snappy performance with a battery that can last? And most importantly, at a price that more people can afford.
Well, that’s where a brand like POCOPHONE comes in. This small, Xiaomi-backed team of individuals have set out — with laser focus — on doing one thing and one thing alone: To give people what they want. And their first product, the F1, is probably the most focused device I’ve seen launched in a while.
In conjunction with the Merdeka and Malaysia Day celebrations, Astro is opening all of its channels for free viewing. This is offered for a duration of 19 days starting from today and it’s available to all Astro residential customers on both the TV and via the Astro Go app.
Want an iPhone with the least monthly commitment possible? U Mobile is currently having a “giler deal” where you can get an iPhone 6 32GB at RM599 on an unlimited postpaid plan contract of RM50/month.
The POCOPHONE F1 officially goes on sale in Malaysia today at all authorised Mi Stores nationwide (and online at Lazada). However, while a lot are stoked that this device has finally launched in Malaysia, there’s still one question left unanswered: Will we be getting the POCOPHONE F1 Armoured Edition with its Kevlar back?
Well, we’ve actually got some info directly from Xiaomi Malaysia about this particular device.
The current crop of Motorola smartphones are running on stock Android and it seems that they are about to release their first Android One devices at IFA 2018. This is expected to be the global version of the Motorola P30 smartphone that was released in China. That device featured an iPhone X inspired design with a Huawei P20 Pro Twilight colour scheme.
Ahead of Sony’s media event at IFA 2018, the Xperia XZ3 is now revealed thanks to Roland Quandt. This is Sony Mobile’s latest flagship smartphone which looks like an incremental update to its current Xperia XZ2 that was launched during MWC 2018.