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Now is probably the best time to sign up for fibre broadband in Malaysia. You can get a 30Mbps broadband plan from as low as RM79/month, or 100Mbps broadband with unlimited quota for only RM129/month.
Unfortunately, not everyone is enjoying faster speeds at lower prices. There are still more than 1 million TM customers that are still connected on Streamyx.
A few days ago, TM had set up a page where you can check if you’re getting the announced speed upgrade. To recap, existing Unifi customers can get up to 10X faster speeds of up to 800Mbps while Streamyx customers will get 2X faster speeds. Unfortunately, due to high traffic, TM’s website couldn’t cope and many Unifi and Streamyx customers were unable to verify their status.
To address the issue, TM had sent out emails to selected customers to inform them that they are in line to get the speed upgrade. If you haven’t received it yet, you can check your inbox for the subject “Get ready for turbo speed Internet!”
UPDATE: Can’t check? TM will send an email to you instead.
To bring Malaysia’s internet up to speed, TM had announced a free speed upgrade for both Unifi and Streamyx customers. For those on Unifi Fibre Broadband, existing customers will get 10X speed upgrade of up to 800Mbps while Streamyx customers will get 2X faster speeds. To keep its customers informed, TM has released a page when you can check if you qualify for the speed upgrade and when you’re getting it.
UPDATE: TM has announced a new entry-level RM79/month Fibre plan and new Turbo Plans with speeds of up to 800Mbps.
Earlier this week, the Minister of Communications and Multimedia had announced that Malaysians could enjoy as much as 25% price reduction on broadband by end of this year. This is due to the implementation of Mandatory Standard on Access Pricing (MSAP) which reduces wholesale prices for broadband.
TM has just issued a statement to respond to the minister’s announcement.
When Gobind Singh Deo took the role of Minister of Communications and Multimedia, he made broadband price reduction as one of his main priorities. He promised that he will work towards doubling our internet speeds while reducing the subscription cost by half.
It looks like the recent typhoons around Hong Kong have caused some serious damage to several undersea cables. These submarine cables (ASE, AAG, TGA-IA, SMW3) connect South East Asia to the United States. This is not the first time we have a submarine cable fault in our region but this time it isn’t as bad as before.
Planning on getting a new broadband for your home or office? Whether it is Streamyx, UniFi, Time or Maxis Fibre Broadband, Shopback is giving you a month’s subscription as cashback. That’s up to RM1,488 in cash back into your pocket.
Malaysia and Singapore have shared close ties that calling across the border was as easy as making an interstate call. If you’ve been making lots of calls from Malaysia to Singapore, you might need to update your phonebooks very soon.
To add more value to its subscribers, TM had earlier introduced unlimited iflix subscription to all UniFi and Streamyx (4Mbps & 8Mbps) customers for 12 months. The subscription gives you unlimited access to TV shows and Movies for 12 months worth RM96.