If need to use more than 20GB a month on your smartphone, Yes 4G has just introduced its new KONFEM 4G LTE prepaid add-on. This is their new unlimited prepaid offering where you can get unlimited usage for only RM30/month.
UPDATE: Prepaid services are officially exempted from SST beginning 6 September 2018. More details here.
Starting 1 September 2018, all telcos had introduced 6% SST on all services. This is done in accordance with the Sales & Services Tax Act 2018 and it covers all users including postpaid, prepaid and broadband. For postpaid, the 6% tax is applied on the total taxable amount while prepaid users will have to pay the 6% tax at the point of top up.
Obviously, this had caused a lot of dissatisfaction for prepaid users as most of them are getting less value when they reload. For example, a RM10 top up will only come with RM9.43 of credit after deducting the 6% tax.
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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.
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In conjunction with the Raya celebrations, Yes is giving away 30 phones for 30 days. Just sign up for a new Yes prepaid or postpaid plan to stand a chance to win a Huawei P20 Pro, Galaxy S9 or a vivo V9.
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With the current GST being zero-rated, Yes 4G is giving more by offering double the data for new prepaid subscribers. The Yes 4G Prepaid SIM pack used to come pre-loaded with 500MB of data and now they are doubling up to 1GB for free effective 1 June 2018.
Just recently, both Celcom and Unifi have introduced their LTE-based home wireless broadband plans. They are a hassle-free solution for those who can’t get fibre connectivity for the home. Despite Celcom offering up to 1TB of data for video streaming, there are those who prefer unlimited quota without costing a bomb.
If you’re looking for an alternative, Yes is now offering unlimited LTE data that you can enjoy from as low as RM99.
It has been more than 5 years since 4G LTE was officially rolled out in Malaysia. Today, there are six 4G LTE operators in the country and the cost of data is so much more affordable than before.
As more users are switching to 4G thanks to a wide range of affordable smartphones, can our mobile networks cope with the rising demand for data? OpenSignal, which crowdsource network performance data from smartphone users have just published their latest report specifically for Malaysia. This is their third report and you probably won’t be surprised with the results.
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Mobile data on smartphones are crucial these days and telcos around the world are offering more data to keep up with rising demand. Over the years, the cost of data has come down significantly while telcos have continued with their expansion of their 4G coverage.
So which telco has the best network in the country? If you’re curious, OpenSignal has published its latest findings in its State of Mobile Networks: Malaysia report that’s dated October 2017.
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UPDATE: The Samsung Galaxy Note FE is officially announced for Malaysia. Available 25 October.
The Samsung Galaxy Note8 is the latest and greatest Note you can buy right now. However, for those who still love the S Pen but don’t want to fork out close to RM4,000, there’s another alternative model that you might want to consider.
Remember the Galaxy Note Fan Edition? It looks like it’s coming to Malaysia real soon.
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The Samsung Galaxy Note8 is now available for pre-order in Malaysia between 5 to 10 September 2017. Retailing at RM3,999, this is the most expensive Samsung Galaxy Note yet but you can enjoy substantial subsidy if you get it on contract.
So which telco or plan should you go for? We have compared our current telco offers from Celcom, Digi, Maxis, U Mobile and Yes 4G for your easy reference. This includes their device pricing, bundled minutes, sms, data and their minimum cost of ownership. At the moment, all telcos are only offering the Galaxy Note8 with a 24-month contract.
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