The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has been slaving away tinkering and adjusting the scale of the annual Budget announcement. Being hard hit by drops in oil trade prices due to an excess of supply and micromanaging the qualms of 1MDB, our Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has a lot on his hands – if that wasn’t clear enough. But will the ICT market win or lose when Budget 2016 is read?
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Most if not all broadband plans especially wireless comes with a fixed amount of monthly usage quota. Upon reaching the limit, your speeds are throttled down to snail pace and there’s nothing much you can do until the next month’s cycle.
Now P1 has introduced an option for you to purchase additional usage quota upon reaching your limit at RM10 for 2GB. That’s RM5/GB for additional use. The good thing is that you don’t need to pay upfront and additional quota can be activated immediately on SelfCare and the extra add-on is then billed to your following month’s statement. It also comes with 30 days validity so no worries if you can’t finish it before your next billing cycle. To purchase, just log in to self care and you may buy immediately.
P1 isn’t the first to offer such add-on quota option. Celcom 3G Broadband too has something similar called Volume Purchase for power users that need more data than what they originally subscribed. As comparison, Celcom charges RM12.88 for 1GB and RM38.88 for 5GB.
For more information on P1 add-on usage quota, head to P1’s postpaid broadband page and click on the Increase your Quota section.
DiGi is giving away a white HTC Desire worth RM1999 hourly from 12:01AM of 21st February till 2.00AM of 23rd February for eligible prepaid customers that top up a minimum of RM50 and above. As an instant reward, they are also giving free 15 minutes worth of DiGi to DiGi calls with the RM50 top up.
How it works, according to the T&C is that DiGi will pick the 1000th subscriber that top up for each hour. After that, DiGi will call the shortlisted subscriber between 1st – 31st March 2011. If the person fail to answer 3 calls, he/she will be disqualified. So looks like those who are eying for the prize must stick to their phones like glue during the month of March.
That’s not all, you would also require to answer a question which if you fail to do so, the opportunity will then passed to the 1001th user. There will be a total of 72 winners and only 1 subscriber is eligible throughout the contest. There’s also an exclusion however that Happy, Prepaid Internet and DiGi Prepaid Easy customers are not eligible for this contest.
For more information, head to DiGi’s promo page.
Some good news for all you TuneTalkers out there but unfortunately folks the prepaid validity extension is only for RM50 top up denomination.
Previously topping up RM50 on TuneTalk gives you 55 days of validity now the same top up amount gives you 75 days.
The new validity period does give extra value for big money toppers but TuneTalk’s grace period (this is how long you have after your validity expires to top up before your account is terminated) is amongst the shortest in the market today.
More details on TuneTalk top ups here.
Just like it says on the title, Malaysia’s most aggressive prepaid mobile operator, TuneTalk is running a contest to drive top up sales for its prepaid service. All you need to do is top up a minimum of RM30 and stand a chance to win AirAsia E-Vouchers worth RM1000.
But before you scramble to get yourself a TuneTalk prepaid, let it be known that there is a whole heap of terms and conditions the we recommend you read first. One of the things worth noting is that the contest is driven by radio stations, so to be in the running you got to listen to either ERA.FM on 103.3 in Klang Valley) or THR Raaga. (on 99.3 in Klang Valley)
For details on the contest click here.