U Mobile has announced that they will be extending its 3G RAN (Radio Access Network) share agreement with Maxis. The extension will be applicable in limited areas for a period of 6 months.
U Mobile has announced its new Unlimited Hero P139 postpaid plan that offers unlimited data, unlimited HD video streaming and free data roaming across 5 continents around the globe for RM139/month.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
U Mobile has introduced its new Giler Unlimited plans which aims to provide unlimited data for all apps at a very low price. This allows customers to stream music, videos, social and surf all day without worrying about running out of data.