The Lenovo Vibe Z, the first LTE smartphone from the Chinese company, will be arriving in Malaysia very soon and if you’re eagerly waiting for its arrival, Celcom has finally started teasing the device on its main page. Celcom will start offering the Lenovo Vibe Z on 16 March 2014 but as always, the telco will be having a special deal for the smartphone, allowing subscribers to get the Lenovo Vibe Z for only RM688 when you sign up with a mPro or mPro Plus plans; the deal even comes with a shopping voucher worth RM50.
Apart from officially launching its new LTE-enabled DG SmartPlan postpaid plans and the equally new weekly mobile internet prepaid package yesterday, the telco has also provided an update on the current state of its network during a media event before.
According to the telco, DiGi’s network is much better than before. Frankly speaking, that is one bold claim.
So, DiGi has finally enabled LTE connectivity for its smartphone customers this week – around 8 months after it was initially made available for tablets and broadband customers. That being said though, this particular service is currently available only for postpaid customers.
Hence, we asked DiGi at the company’s media event earlier today if the telco has plan to extend LTE to prepaid customers. As expected, it turns out that DiGi is indeed planning to offer LTE to its prepaid customers.
As you might have read yesterday, DiGi has rolled out a set of new DG SmartPlan postpaid plans which also signifies the official availability of DiGi 4G LTE service for smartphones. While subscribers to these new plans receive access to LTE connectivity, how about customers that are still on the previous iteration of DG SmartPlan postpaid plans such as SmartPlan 48, SmartPlan 68 and SmartPlan 88?
If you are one of these customers, don’t worry if you still not able to utilize LTE connectivity on your LTE smartphone at the time being. Just like how it was stated in the FAQ section of DiGi LTE’s website, LTE connectivity will soon be made available to you according to the confirmation by Christian Thrane, the Chief Marketing Officer of DiGi at a media event earlier today.
DiGi may be busy preparing stuffs for its postpaid customers with the introduction of 4G LTE for its postpaid voice plans and new SmartPlans, but that doesn’t mean it’s forgetting its prepaid subscribers. At the launch this morning, the telco also introduced some new weekly mobile internet for its prepaid subscribers that are as affordable as RM3/week – Weekly RM3, Weekly RM5 and Weekly RM7.
Now that DiGi has introduced brand new DG SmartPlan postpaid plans that are all equipped with 4G LTE connectivity (finally), it looks like you will be able to sign up for a device bundle for those plans as well. The telco has recently updated its device bundle page, offering devices from Samsung, Sony, Motorola and more that are tied to the new DG SmartPlan 50/78/108/148 postpaid plans.
As what we have just reported just moments ago, DiGi has officially revealed the availability of LTE for smartphone through its newly refreshed line-up of DG SmartPlan. That being said, the LTE connectivity is not activated automatically.
By that, we mean there might be couple of things that DiGi customers need to do in order to use it. One such requirement could be a new USIM card.
Look at what we just saw on DiGi’s website, the telco has just unveiled its new DG Smart Plan postpaid plans and it looks like they will be offering 4G LTE for smartphone users as well…finally! Previously available for DiGi Broadband and Tablet Internet Plans only, DiGi has finally decided to roll out LTE for its voice plans and in conjunction with that, the telco also has got some new plans that looks pretty competitive with 2GB of data at only RM50 a month. Hit the break for the full details about the new DG SmartPlan postpaid plans.
Calling all existing U Mobile Broadband and U Mobile Postpaid Voice customers, the telco is now offering “free” modem when you renew your contract with them as part of its Broadband Loyalty Program. Exclusively available for existing U Mobile customers, you can get either a 42Mbps USB Model or a 21Mbps MiFi Model for free when you stay with the selected plans for 12 months. The offer is valid immediately until 31 May 2014 and U Mobile stores nationwide.
When Whatsapp first announced on Monday that they would be introducing voice calls to their immensely popular app, we predicted that mobile telecommunication providers across the globe would become very worried with how this development would effect them. It didn’t take long for Singtel to fire off the first shots to protect their interests.
If you’re thinking of signing up with a Celcom First plan or wish to port over, now seems like a perfect time to do so because Celcom is giving away 1GB of data free for 3 consecutive months. Available for all new and MNP Celcom First postpaid and prepaid customers, all you need to do is sign up for one of the Celcom First plans – Celcom First Prime, First Premier or First Elite, and you can enjoy RM38/month worth of data, free for 3 months. The promotion is effective immediately and will run until 21 April 2014.
Now that BlackBerry has officially revised the retail price of its BlackBerry Q5 price to RM818 (a drop from RM1,299), it looks like Celcom has done the same too, now, offering the BlackBerry Q5 at a subsidized price from as low as RM488. Available with a 12- or 18-month contract, all you need to do is subscribe to one of the telco’s postpaid plans – Celcom First Prime/Premier/Elite.
At long last, the winners of the Ideation Phase of the DiGi Challenge for Change v5.0 was finally announced. After sifting through over 2500 promising ideas, which was whittled down to 60 top ideas for the #IdeaJam accelerator programme where the best 20 participants entered the final judging phase, the country’s best ideas have finally been chosen for the ideation phase.
Maxis’ SurfMore postpaid plans – SurfMore50 and SurfMore75, are one of the best postpaid plans in the market targeted at users like myself who uses data more than anything else, but these SurfMore plans have one problem, their call and SMS rates are pretty expensive at up to 20sen/min and 15sen/SMS, that’s one of the most expensive rates out there.
If you can recall from our report yesterday, Apple has listed DiGi as one of the LTE network that is supported by iPhone but somehow, not for iPad. Things have changed though as the iPad LTE list has now been updated to include DiGi as well.
According to the list, DiGi LTE is supported on the newer iPad Air, and iPad Mini with Retina Display that supports 2600 MHz spectrum. Additionally, DiGi LTE is also supported by the older iPad with Retina Display, and iPad Mini on 1800 MHz spectrum.
While this should be a great news for users with iPad that are running on DiGi’s network, we personally have yet to hear any mention of carrier update being pushed to iPad by the telco. Hence, do check it out if you are one of such users and share with us your speed test results in the comment section if you managed to connect to DiGi LTE’s network on your iPad.
Before that, you might need to change to DiGiNET+ SIM card first before you able to utilize DiGi’s LTE service. Yup.