Celcom and Telekom Malaysia have signed an agreement that will see Celcom leasing part of TM’s network. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed to allow Celcom to increase its fibre-optic network coverage using infrastructure provided by TM Next-Gen Backhaul (TMNGB) services, while also providing a robust backhaul network for its LTE network.
[Update] This plan is even better than you think! You will get 3GB of Internet + 3GB of Wi-Fi as long as your Celcom First Basic 38 Plan is active if you sign up within the 6 months promotion period. Details available after the break.
Think that a starting price of RM85 a month is a little too expensive for a postpaid plan, especially if you’re a light user? Celcom just introduced a new First Basic 38 plan at only RM38/month and as a promotion, it comes with 3GB of data along with some free calls and SMS.
A few weeks ago, we reported that local telco companies have generally agreed to lower down the prices for their broadband packages. However, the exact amount of price reduction was still under wraps until just a few hours ago through the official announcement by the Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek.
According to the subsequent press statement from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), the reduction applies to both fixed line and mobile broadband packages. That being said though, the reduction seems to be limited to entry-level broadband packages at the moment.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge preorder starts today but if you do not wish to pay the full price to own these two most beautiful smartphones from Samsung, you can also purchase them at a subsidised price from a local telco. All big three telcos in Malaysia – Maxis, Celcom and Digi, have already started their preorders for the device, and they come with freebies too.
According to a report by Bernama, Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek has said that Telco companies have agreed to lower the price of broadband service charges by at least 6% to further increase the usage of high-speed internet among the society.
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.
Yesterday, it was reported certain telcos have apparently defied the order from the Royal Malaysian Customs to not increase the prices of prepaid top ups after the implementation of GST. This has led to a meeting between local telco industry and Customs today to clarify the matter.
As it turns out, the amount that these telcos has charged yesterday was indeed correct according to the statement released by Communications and Multimedia Consumer Forum of Malaysia (CFM) which detailed the results of the meeting between both parties.
Now that GST has been implemented in Malaysia, will you see an increase of price on your postpaid bill? Not too much, the 6% GST will replace the 6% Service Tax on postpaid services so there shouldn’t be too much of a price difference. In addition to that, all internal roaming services provided by Malaysian Telcos will not be subjected to GST.
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.