Waking up early to attend Celcom’s launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5 paid off for retired military office Abdul Hamid Husin as he was gifted the smartphone for being the first in line. Abdul Hamid had arrived to the queue at 6.30am, despite the Blue Cube in Sunway Pyramid only opening it’s doors at 10am.
Celcom has announced a new loyalty program for its pre- and postpaid customers that promises to reward them with instant rewards and add more value for their money. What separates Celcom’s new customer loyalty program from conventional loyalty programs is in the model itself: there are no points collections involved. Instead, Celcom borrows heavily from the achievement-based perks found in many popular games today.
[Update: Added in Celcom's Galaxy S5 phone bundle that was announced last night, table available after the break]
The Samsung Galaxy S5 will finally hit the shelves this Friday, 11 April 2014 for a retail price of RM2,399, but you don’t have to pay full price to own one. With the existence of telcos and postpaid plans with a contract, you can get your hands on the latest flagship smartphone from Samsung at a subsidized price of as low as RM1,199. Maxis and DiGi have already opened up their preorder (Maxis’ preorders are full now, unfortunately), and while we’re waiting for Celcom and possibly U Mobile to unveil their plans, here’s a comparison of the two that are currently available.
What is one of the most important things to look forward to when you sign up for a new service? A good after sales service of course, Celcom was recently rewarded a Frost & Sullivan award for the best customer experience in the telecommunications industry at the inaugural Frost & Sullivan Best Practices in Customer Experience Awards program.
It looks like the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be reaching our shores very soon, the media launch is scheduled for next Wednesday, 27 March 2014, Celcom has recently teased the device and listed it as “coming soon” and if you really wish to hear more from the telco in terms of launch, plans and packages, Celcom has just opened up its registration of interest page.
Celcom has finally unveiled its phone bundles for the Lenovo Vibe Z, the Chinese company’s first LTE smartphone that is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2GHz. Celcom is offering the device with its Celcom First postpaid plans with up to 5GB of data, as well as a data-centric voice plan mPro Plus, with up to a 24 months contract option. If you were not fortunate to catch the RM688 promotion that happened last weekend, hit the break to check out the regular bundle below and see how you can get the device from as low as RM988.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is set to be launched in Malaysia on the of 27th March, weeks ahead of the international release date. Maxis began teasing the release yesterday, and DiGi has already started its registration of interest three days ago. Although it will probably take a few weeks for the actual device to arrive in stores.
There are four major telcos here in Malaysia that offers postpaid voice and messaging services along with data – Maxis, Celcom, DiGi and U Mobile. Each of these telcos have their own rates for different video and voice calls/SMS/MMS and data that are catered for different people in the market, so which one is best suited for your usage? We’ve compiled a list of all the plans offered by each of these telcos so if you want to subscribe to a postpaid line or simply wish to port to a different telco, look no further. These rates are the latest ones offered by these four telcos, which includes the latest plans from DiGi (the new SmartPlan plans with 4G LTE), as well as U Mobile’s latest Unlimited plans.
For those of you who can’t wait to get your hands on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5, it looks like the device is getting closer to launch because Celcom has just started teasing the next flagship smartphone from the South Korean company, listing it as “coming soon”. Sadly, no further information like the exact launch date or retail price have been given, but since DiGi has already opened up its ROI for the device and Celcom is saying that it’s coming soon, let’s hope that it’s in the very, very near future.
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.
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.