Previously U Mobile had already got a prepaid Unlimited Mobile Internet plan costing RM28 monthly.The new UMI plan is cheaper than the existing one,only RM18 monthly.We can compare the differences between UMI28 and UMI18.
Free talking time and sms could be used to call all networks and the unutilised minutes and sms could be carried forward(maximum of 50 minutes and 50 SMS).
When exceeding the data quota,user could either choose to take the boosters plans with up to 42Mbps download speed or stay online with only 64Kbps download speed until next billing cycle starting.
If you want to use the UMI plan,you could simply access the USSD menu(dial *118#) to subscribe it.
DiGi designs a group of new plans dedicated for iPad data users.It’s starting from RM30 postpaid monthly with 500MB quota and exceeding usage will be charged at RM0.05/MB,capped at RM90.Other 2 plans are RM58 and RM88 postpaid monthly with 2GB and 6GB data volume without additional charges for exceeding quota,however,speed throttled.
DiGi also provides a prepaid option here-a microsim pack costing RM25 including 5-day internet pass.What you need to be noted is DiGi prepaid Internet plans only providing download speed up to 384Kbps even though you’re under so-called Turbo3G coverage.
Do you like the new plans?For me,it’s not attractive at all.
Days ago,Maxis introduced a group of new mobile internet plans called ‘ultimate plus,ultimate pro and ultimate solid,together with the official release of HTC Flyer.
With subscribing ultimate solid plan,customers could get an HTC Flyer with only RM195 cost after 24 months.Don’t be so happy since ultimate solid plan itself is not cheap at all.
That means you should pay RRP for HTC Flyer first when you subscribe ultimate solid plan and get RM96 monthly rebate for 24 months with actually paying RM152 monthly to enjoy the service.Most people still play with those tablets as sort of entertainment devices on the go,I don’t think 16GB is really needed as nowadays quite a number of places have free WiFi connections. Continue reading →
I registered a Umobile prepaid SIM pack online days ago.Today,through days of delay(the carrier service used by Umobile is lousy),I received it.I topped up RM30 and got another RM4.5 bonus.I applied unlimited mobile Internet costing RM28 for 30 days and started to test the speed.
I did all tests on speedtest.net by Nexus One in my home.The average download speed is around 2000Kbps which is really awesome;However,the upload speed is only around 80-100Kbps,that’s sad.
I could receive 3G signal at home.With my own experience,Umobile has the strongest signal in my home among Maxis,DiGi and itself.The call quality is also pretty clear.So I will keep trying the service from Umobile.If it’s quite ok,I will keep using it and cut the existing service from DiGi.
Yesterday I went out gathering with friends and at that indoor place,the 3G signal was quite bad,only 1 bar left.At a very first time,my phone switched to Celcom 2G network.I made a quick test on it in terms of download and upload speed in EDGE.The result is:
Average download speed:200Kbps
Average upload speed:80Kbps
It’s still usable,but you can’t hope more than that.
Need to stress here that Umobile allows its mobile service users to have data roaming on Celcom network,unfortunately U Broadband users can’t do that.Maybe they don’t want to mess up the 2G network.
So my conclusion is,Umobile is working fantastically,at least for now.