After a breakneck year of tech world advancements, setbacks and successes, Telenor Group’s research arm, Telenor Research, identifies seven tech trends to study up on for 2019. While there is no shortage of staggering high-tech feats identified for the year, the notion of “responsibility” resonates through many of this year’s trends.
If you don’t want to pay via credit or debit card, Huawei’s AppGallery now supports direct carrier billing. This is basically Huawei’s version of the app store and you can buy items which will be charged directly to your monthly bill.
UPDATE: Digi issued a statement with regards to the misleading information presented in their PhoneFreedom 365 plan for the iPhone XS. We’re publishing the statement here is verbatim to share Digi’s clarification on the matter.
With reference to the recent press release on PhoneFreedom 365, we regret that the info on Digi Shield was not clearly presented. To clarify, Digi Shield is an optional add-on for PhoneFreedom 365. There are two types of protection – ScreenCrack, and Full Coverage (which covers accidental damage/liquid damage and attended theft). Prices differ based on device price. Those interested can learn more at https://new.digi.com.my/program/digi-shield-device-protection.
While Digi may regret the misrepresentation of the information on device protection for their PhoneFreedom 365 plan, it is not an oversight. Digi can make it very clear that customers have to pay extra for device protection but they didn’t. It’s not mentioned anywhere on the website for the plan nor is it mentioned in the plan FAQ. We hope that Digi will update their marketing and communications materials accordingly.
UPDATE 2: Digi has updated their PhoneFreedom 365 promo page which now indicates that 365 Phone Protection via Digi Shield is optional. The FAQ is also updated to reflect this as well.
When Digi introduced PhoneFreedom 365 with the iPhone XS, it promises to be the best device ownership programme designed to give you total freedom. Unfortunately, we just found out that Digi isn’t as truthful when it comes to promoting this new instalment program.
UPDATE: Digi PhoneFreedom 365 does not come with free device protection. More details here.
Digi is now making it easier for you to own the latest iPhone with no upfront payment. With the all-new Digi Phone Freedom 365 programme, you are able to get your hands on the iPhone XS from RM170/month, the iPhone XS Max from RM187/month and the iPhone XR from RM117/month.
Digi has just revised their wireless broadband offering with more data quota at the same price. The plans start from RM45/month and they offer up to 100GB quota which can be used as a portable WiFi or as a home broadband solution.
Apple is finally releasing its iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR in Malaysia this coming Friday. If you’re thinking of getting one on a contract, we have compared the plans from Malaysia’s big four telcos – Celcom, Digi, Maxis and U Mobile, for your easy reference.
The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR are finally hitting Malaysia next week and you can pre-order your unit starting this Friday, 19 October. With price starting from RM3,599 for the iPhone XR and RM4,999 for the iPhone XS, you can pay less for the device via a telco where you can enjoy extra subsidies on a contract. Our four major telcos – Celcom, Digi, Maxis and U Mobile will be accepting pre-orders very soon.
OpenSignal has just published a new State of Mobile Report for Malaysia and this time they are giving a clearer look at 5 big cities in Peninsular Malaysia. In the last report that was published in April this year, Maxis took first place in download speeds across both 4G and 3G. With the latest report, Maxis continues to lead while Celcom has also shown improvement when it comes to speed and 4G availability.
Think that the OPPO Find X’s motorised pop-up camera is ingenious? Well here’s your chance to get your hands on a unit from just RM1,699 from Digi. That’s RM2,000 worth of savings if you get it on a contract.
Apple’s new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will be available starting next Friday in its key countries. Unfortunately, Malaysia isn’t included in its first and second wave list but it looks like we won’t have to wait too long before it is sold here officially. Celcom and Digi have already started teasing the upcoming iPhone models on their respective websites.
When SST took effect starting 1 September 2018, many prepaid users in Malaysia were unhappy that their reloads carry less value due to the 6% tax deduction. A RM10 reload would only give you RM9.43 of credit.
Lim Guan Eng had mentioned that prepaid was excluded from SST and telcos should give RM10 value for RM10 of top up. However, telcos had started deducting taxes to comply with the Sales & Services Tax Act 2018.