Astro has expanded its HD offerings by introducing eight new channels, bringing the total number of HD channels to 48. There are also two new standard definition channels appearing, as well as a video-on-demand option called Astro Plus. Astro HD customers should see the option to preview these new channels from now until the end of February 2015.
Have too many devices but not enough SIM cards to keep them connected while you’re on the go? No problem because DiGi has a device for such situations. The telco has just introduced a new Wi-Fi hotspot device called MobiFi that allows you to share your internet with up to 10 different Wi-Fi enabled devices. MobiFi is available at selected DiGi Stores from as low as RM7/month, and can be used together with any one of the telco’s three mobile broadband plans starting from RM25/month.
Calling all of you who wish to purchase the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, you can now get it with a contract from YES 4G. Sign up for one of the company’s Super Postpaid Plan bundle, and get the latest flagship smartphone from Samsung from as low as RM799 – YES offers up to 10GB of 4G internet, 2000minutes of free calls, and even a free Yes 4G huddle so you can share the internet quota with multiple devices at one time.
Said to take place mainly since yesterday, a significant number of customers are reporting service disruptions to their Yes 4G Internet connections. These complaints can be seen publically on Yes 4G’s Facebook page as well as on Twitter and have also been reported on our forums.
YTL Communications’ mobile broadband service Yes has announced that it is offering the Acer Iconia One 7 Super Postpaid Bundle Plan. Customers who subscribe to the plan will be given a free Intel powered Iconia One 7 tablet, in addition to all the regular benefits of subscribing to Yes broadband. The bundle is exclusive to all Yes Stores and Yes Exclusive Retail Partners nationwide.
As you might have heard, TM today has launched its own 4G broadband service which is called TMgo in Alor Setar, Kedah. While we are still working to provide you plenty of details regarding the new service, we have managed to do a quick speed test using TMgo LTE USB dongle which is a D-Link DWM-221 as shown above.
To determine the speed during our test, we utilized the ever popular Ookla SpeedTest web platform and targets selected test servers in Malaysia as well as abroad.
Update: TM has rectified the issue and all connections should have returned to normal.
TM’s Twitter account has made it known that some subscribers to UniFi and Streamyx may be experiencing slow connections due to congestion of two DNS. The cause of this congestion is still as of yet unknown, although the ISP has promised that its engineers are currently looking into the problem.
Telekom Malaysia’s IPTV service HyppTV has officially launched its first Islamic video-on-demand channel in the form of AlHijrah On Demand. The channel promises to provide high quality Islamic programming in HD for the first time on the platform. HyppTV already has AlHijrah programming on the free-to-air channel 114, and this new offering will complement the content with an even wider variety of shows.
It is no secret that TM has LTE capability under its wings and that very capability has existed even before the company announced its purchase of P1 4G. Now, it seems like TM is finally ready to offer its LTE network to consumers via a new service called TMgo.
According to TMgo’s official website which was briefly accessible earlier today before it was sealed off, the company is planning to offer the service in Pendang, Kedah and Melaka Tengah, Melaka. This revelation coincides with the report that TM has been testing LTE in Kedah last year.
Telekom Malaysia has launched its own communications app for Android and iOS. Called HyppMe, the app allows the regular instant messaging functions while throwing in some extra features that are relatively uncommon. The instant messaging space is growing more crowded, and it will be interesting to see if TM will be able to pry users away from the competition.