This may be a bit late but if you’ve always wanted to get the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite but haven’t already done so, Celcom is now offering the tablet with its device bundles, offering the RM699 tablet from as low as RM138. The telco is offering the Tab 3 Lite with its data plans from as low as RM48 a month.
Good news for those who wish to get the Samsung Galaxy S5, Celcom is currently having a road show in Mid Valley Megamall, allowing you to get a Samsung Galaxy S5 for “free”. Nothing is completely free of course, the catch is that you’ll have to sign up for a contract with the telco, and pay a rather expensive monthly plan.
Now that Celcom has announced a new plan for its iPhone 5S bundles at only RM48 a month, how does it stack up against what Maxis and DiGi have got to offer with their similar monthly commitment bundles? We compared the new RM48 plan from Celcom, Maxis’ iValue Simple and the latest iDiGi 50 so hit the break to check them out.
It looks like Celcom is on a roll here. On top of announcing new iPhone 5S promotions and Sony Xperia T2 Ultra bundles, the telco has just introduced a new postpaid plan called the Celcom First One, an Internet plan that offers a generous amount of data from as low as RM68 a month; no prize for those who guess who Celcom is trying to troll here. Yup, Celcom is pointing the barrel straight at Maxis.
If you’re looking for a new smartphone with telco subsidy, Celcom is without a doubt your best bet. The telco has just announced a Sony Xperia T2 Ultra bundle, offering the device from as low as RM638; that’s up to RM661 off the retail price of RM1,299. As usual, the telco is offering the phablet with its Celcom First postpaid plans with a 12- or 18-months contract.
Bummed out about the iPhone 5S promotion from Celcom that was announced yesterday because you do not qualify for the offer? No worries because Celcom has unveiled new bundles for its iPhone 5S, going from as low as RM48/month. Previously only available with its Celcom First voice plans, these new bundles are more data-centric and the more expensive one even comes complete with free calls and SMS.
Need a new iPhone 5S? Well, how about two because Celcom is rewarding its loyal customers, giving subscribers a chance to get a brand new iPhone 5S from as low as RM388 and get a second unit from RM1,188; that’s more than half off the retail price of the device. The promotion is valid immediately and will end on 31 August 2014 or while stocks lasts.
Without a doubt, the Xiaomi Mi 3 is one of the most exciting devices to be released in the country. Featuring flagship-level specs at almost a third of what you’d expect to pay for a flagship smartphone, the device is also one of the most elusive, available (officially) only via Xiaomi’s flash sales at an eye-wateringly affordable price of RM769.
But what if you are one of the many, many frustrated people who can’t get their hands on the Mi 3 via the flash sales? Your only hope lies with the local telcos, specifically the big three: DiGi, Maxis and Celcom. Of the three, DiGi is the only one offering the Mi 3 both with an off-contract prepaid plan as well as a postpaid plan – though that offer has since ended. On the other hand, the postpaid bundles offered by all three telcos give steep discounts on the device price, so if you’re interested, read on.
The Xperia Z2 is the followup to the popular Xperia Z1 which was one of my favourite phones of the year last year and today both U Mobile and DiGi have come up with their various plans for the device. Since 3/4 players have deals for the phone, it’s no better time than now to have a telco price comparison to help you decide which plans suit you best!
*UPDATED WITH THE LATEST MAXIS ONE PLAN DEALS*
After working on improving its network optimization program in the East Coast as well as in Sabah and Sarawak, Celcom will be shifting its focus to the Klang Valley and Kuala Lumpur areas. To achieve this, Celcom has roped in Nokia to use its optimization services and improve overall network, voice and data quality in the area.
I complain about the state of Malaysia’s internet like the rest of you. I have experienced the golden pastures of Korea and Japan, clocking ridiculous speeds in coffee shops and seeing that Speedtest needle redline like a a drift car attacking a course. I have experienced the time where not even an instagram picture would load while my phone proudly reported H+ with a smug satisfaction, like it wasn’t just H, it was better than that.
But when people were sharing this article from a daily that based on a study conducted by Ookla (of speedtest.net fame) proclaimed Malaysia to have, on average, slower (therefore worse) internet than neighbours Vietnam & Cambodia, even my jaded eyebrow was raised.
Today I rise to the defence of our internet. The numbers don’t tell the full story and lead us on a roundabout journey of self loathing and MCMC complaints when in fact, we are not doing so badly at all. The number at the end of a speedtest is not the be all and end all, being able to take the test in more places anywhere in the country, is.