The daily usage limit is 100MB for Internet Unlimited Max 5.Over the limit,you still can get the connection with no extra charges,but slower speed.The monthly usage limit is 3GB for Internet Unlimited 58.You also will meet the slower speed if you’ve been over the limit.By the way,RM10 monthly rebate is currently given to all existing DiGi postpaid users who sign up this plan.The rebate will last for one year,making RM120 savings for you.
Don’t forget to visit the official website to read these annoying Terms and Conditions before you subscribe it.
Mobile World Magazine firstly reported this news.I think most DiGi users will be happy to hear this.However,some people will be upset when they get the full story because the information up to date only says DiGi Turbo 3G will land in Penang and Kota Kinabalu on October 22nd,2009.No other places are listed in the picture.
Frankly speaking,I like this name ‘turbo’.From my understanding,turbo means boosting on speed.Thus,DiGi Turbo 3G should be a kind of higher speed broadband plan,perhaps packing with 3G voice service too.I guess the reason DiGi doesn’t want to introduce this new service in Klang Valley is either some delays on upgrading of hardware/software there or some physical testing/enhancements going to be done in Penang and Kota Kinabalu initially so that the most popular area-Klang Valley will get the best performance later when DiGi Turbo 3G being introduced one day.
Anyway,I’m still waiting to hear the official announcement to clear my mind now.
Today Maxis shows up new decorated wireless broadband plans.Maxis is setting up the wireless plan upon its growing UMTS/HSDPA network and so theoretically the speed for downlink should be around 2-3Mbps when you’re at a good coverage area.The new plans are pricing lower than the previous ones.I think this could be considered as a fight-back to Celcom which also makes 3G data service as a part of value added services.Another mobile service player-DiGi,however,wants to assist 3G data service to be one of its main products.
I had taken a closer look at the table of new plans.It’s cheaper than before,but not attractive to me at all.
The volume of usage is the way that they distinct the different plans.The most deluxe monthly plan is only of 12GB data volume,which is almost the same volume of my daily usage for watching some YouTube HD video clips,playing some online games,visiting some social networking websites and updating my blog etc-definitely not for heavy downloading.I think the plans are only good for those people who need to have broadband access on the move without occurring too many usages.
It seems Streamyx is still the king of Broadband in Malaysia in terms of prices and speeds(RM160 monthly at 4Mbps unlimited access) currently.
Yesterday I got a piece of surprising news from Lowyat.net that some DiGi users had successfully made a 3G video call to other network users.
As we all know that DiGi is the only mobile service provider in Malaysia which only applies 3G technology on data service,a.k.a DiGi Broadband.I also heard that DiGi will open the 3G infrastructure to voice service in weeks.So perhaps in some areas or for some existing users,DiGi is doing some secret testing there recently.However,there’s no official news to express on this stuff yet.
Besides,some DiGi users did some bandwidth tests on their iPhone and found an amazing result-1.72Mbps for downstream.
The result is definitely impressive.But if DiGi could do some more enhancements to reduce the crazy latency and increase the upload speed(>512Kbps),it could surely attract more and more people for its broadband service.Let’s pray for it!