No Bill Shocks: Stress-Testing Maxis’ Promise

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 days ago · 7 Comments · 3.8k views


Recently, Maxis approached us with a very interesting proposition. Alongside a few other publications, the local telco wanted us to really test out its “no bill shocks” promise for its customers, which is a statement made as part of its 2015 “Unmatched Customer Experience” programme. We were told we could do virtually anything we wanted to see if we could break the company’s many fail-safe measures to ensure the consumer does not end up with, well, a bill shock at the end of the month.

How could we even say no to that?

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WhatsApp Voice Call Alternatives – Top 7 Messaging Apps that Offer Free VoIP Calls

by Huei Song · 2 weeks ago · 11 Comments · 3.9k views

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Now that WhatsApp has officially rolled out free voice calls for Android users, what about the rest of us who are using iOS, Windows Phone and other platforms? If you didn’t know already, there are plenty of alternatives for you to choose from, and a quick check to your respective app stores will show a handful of messaging apps that offer free VoIP calls.

Here are a few of the best VoIP apps that you can try out.

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#MYGST: How Does the New GST Affect Your Purchasing Power?

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 weeks ago · 7 Comments · 8.3k views


Malaysians woke up today with the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) applied to, well, basically almost everything. Despite that, there are still plenty of confusion among consumers: will this be more expensive after GST? Will that product’s price be the same after GST? Now that GST is finally upon us, we can finally lay to rest some of these concerns, especially with regards to the brands that are most relevant to you, our dear readers.

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Finally, Malaysian Telcos Are Offering Competitive Postpaid Plans

by Pang Tun Yau · 3 weeks ago · 9 Comments · 20.8k views


Malaysian consumers may not have a lot to cheer about these days, as the onset of GST in less than two days painting a gloomy picture for all of us. However, there is something to be happy about, and it’s from an unlikely source: the “necessary evils” that are our local telcos.

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Major All Stars Dota 2 Tournament 2015 In Pictures And Video

by Terry Bass · 4 weeks ago · No Comments · 842 views

The first edition of  the Major All Stars Dota 2 Tournament has finally come to a conclusion.World-class teams played from around the world battled against each other for a piece of the $100,000 prize pool (about RM399,000). All eight teams – Natus Vincere, Invictus Gaming, Empire, Ninjas in Pyjamas, RAVE, Can’t Say Wips, Redemption, and Invasion – showed great skill and strategy over the three days. And on the final day, the Major All Stars trophy found its inaugural owner, Invictus Gaming from China.

What was it like being at South East Asia’s largest Dota 2 Tournament? As the first Dota 2 tournament in Malaysia to be held in a stadium, this tournament was more significant with the statement that it carried, and not just the prize pool. Having been there from Day 1, here’s how MAS 2015 looked from my eyes.

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10 Reasons To Attend Major All Stars Dota 2 Tournament This Weekend

by Terry Bass · 1 month ago · No Comments · 5.1k views


The local e-sports scene will be shaken from tomorrow, as the Major All Stars Dota 2 Tournament kicks off right here in Malaysia at Stadium Malawati, Shah Alam. If you haven’t gotten your tickets for a weekend’s worth of top-class Dota 2 action, here are 10 reasons why you should be.

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Telco Comparison: How Does U Mobile’s New iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Postpaid Plans Compare to The Rest?

by Huei Song · 1 month ago · 1 Comment · 9.9k views

U Mobile iPhone Launch

The new U Mobile iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus bundles does indeed look very promising. Its new iPlans offers the cheapest option in the market starting from RM40 a month, and comes with plenty of data, suitable for today’s users. But how do the new plans stack up against the big 3 telcos who have been offering the iPhone for many years now? Check out our price comparison after the break.

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MWC 2015: Jolla’s Sailfish OS 2.0 Finally Looks Like a Worthy MeeGo Successor

by Pang Tun Yau · 1 month ago · No Comments · 779 views

At MWC 2015, I was able to catch up on Jolla, the Finnish tech startup born from the ashes of Nokia. Its Sailfish OS mobile operating system has finally hit version 2.0, and the company were more than happy to share the new features on Sailfish OS 2.0 running on Jolla’s latest piece of hardware: the Jolla Tablet.

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10 Things You Could Buy For The Price Of A $10,000 Apple Edition Watch

by Terry Bass · 1 month ago · 21 Comments · 6.7k views


Apple has announced that the Edition version of the Apple Watch will start from US$10,000 (about RM37,050) and this by far, is the most expensive smartwatch on the market. With that kind of money, there are lots of things we could buy and here at Lowyat.NET we’ve decided to come up with our very own list. If you recall, we made a similar list some years back with the Nokia Lumia 1020 - it’s safe to say we’ve got a lot more financial freedom to explore with RM37,050.

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Spec Sheet: The New Apple MacBook Against The Competition

by Farhan · 1 month ago · 65 Comments · 7.8k views


Apple has refreshed its line of MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, and unveiled that exceptionally regular design MacBook. Of course, we couldn’t help but take a look at how it stacks up against the potential MacBook killers out there; in this case, the Dell XPS 13, Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3, and the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro. The new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air have also been included to provide a better idea of just how many computers Apple is putting out these days. 

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MWC 2015 in Pictures

by Pang Tun Yau · 1 month ago · 5 Comments · 2.6k views


MWC 2015 officially closed its doors on 5 March, but coverage from the industry’s largest yearly event is likely to continue into the next week. With over 93,000 attendees this year, MWC 2015 proved to be the most successful MWC yet. But for those on the other side of the world, it may be a little difficult to picture just how massive this event really is.

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MWC 2015: Smartwatches With Long Battery Life Make Appearance

by Pang Tun Yau · 1 month ago · 1 Comment · 6.1k views


It is quite clear that wearables are slowly being pushed towards consumers here at MWC 2015. Smartwatches and fitness bands of all sorts were on display, from mainstream brands to some new entities in the industry. Some of the more interesting products on display here promise to fix one of the most pertinent issues with smartwatches: battery life.

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