DiGi announced today that they are starting to offer a new prepaid plan called ‘DG Prepaid Smart Plan’.Compared to the Postpaid Smart Plan,the prepaid one seems to be much suitable to the young generations who are using smart phones to make calls,send sms and surf Internet by mobile network because the new prepaid plan is a kind of bundle combines with voice minutes(for all networks),sms(for all networks),mms(for DiGi network only) and data volume.
The call block is 30 seconds.
This prepaid plan is quota-based plan,that means once you use up some quota(eg. data volume),you will be unable to use the service until you reload again. Continue reading →
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.
Umobile in partner with Maybank brings some offers to existing prepaid customers:
Receive FREE 100 SMS when you top up RM30 and a FREE broadband modem for every RM100 top up.
Wait… there’s more! 2 lucky winners will also walk away with a Samsung Galaxy Tab every week (for the length of the promotion).
You could entitle the freebies once you make top-up at least RM30 by Maybank channels(ie Maybank2u.com or Maybank ATM) during the contest period(6th June 2011 and ends on 28th August 2011).
1. A total of twenty four (24) Samsung Galaxy Tab are to be given away throughout the Contest Period.
The top two (2) winners with the highest accumulated Reload amount of the week will win a unit of Samsung Galaxy Tab each.
2. Every minimum Reload in Ringgit Malaysia Thirty (RM30.00) denomination will entitle the participants one hundred (100) free SMS (“the Freebies”).
3. A total of two hundred (200) USB modems to be given away throughout the Contest Period. The first 200 Reload in Ringgit Malaysia One Hundred (RM100.00) denomination will entitle the subscribers one (1) USB modem.
4. Each participant is only entitled for one (1) Samsung Galaxy Tab and one (1) USB modem for the entire Contest Period.
U Mobile’s unlimited mobile Internet plan is quite hot here.Well,U Mobile does’t want to stop the steps,now they are just releasing new mobile broadband bundle plans,for prepaid and postpaid,with normal 7.2Mbps modem to 21Mbps MiFi or 42Mbps modem.The wider variety is going to make you satisfied in either way.
The main change is they add monthly plan tagged at RM128 for 15GB volume and have 7 days money back guarantee,and they also offer MiFi and 42Mbps USB modem bundled.
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.
Today maybe is a crazy day for Malaysia’s mobile service providers.In the morning I just blogged about Umobile RM28 prepaid data+voice plan,later I received the news about Celcom updated Xpax prepaid plan offering 28cen for every 10 minutes talking time in the same network or for every 5 minutes talking time in different network.
It’s really good for those people who like to have a long conversation on their mobile phones.I feel that as the mobile market in Malaysia is already saturated,mobile service providers start to reduce the rates to attract more potential customers to take their services.
I think DiGi is the one suffer the most in this battle because most of their customers are low-mid class who are quite concerning about the rates.I’m interested in how DiGi will fight against the competitors.Will it be the smarter choice?Let’s wait and see.