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.
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.
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.
Even though Apple iPhone owners that are using DiGi as their telco have received a new carrier update that unlocked the LTE settings for their phone last weekend, the telco’s name was not yet listed on Apple’s website. That has since changed though as we have now spotted DiGi’s name on the list. The telco’s name didn’t appear on iPad list, unfortunately.
The list stated that DiGi LTE network is now supported on iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C and iPhone 5. This is rather interesting since that means DiGi is running its LTE on both 2600 MHz (for iPhone 5S/5C) and 1800 MHz (for the older iPhone 5) spectrums.
So, is that means DiGi LTE is now officially available for iPhone? Well, that’s not seems to be the case though.
Judging from majority of DiGi’s recent replies to customer’s questions on Twitter, the DiGi LTE is currently going through the final stages of testing and official announcement will be made soon. That being said, one of the commenter in the previous article has provided the screenshots below which showed the results of speed tests on DiGi LTE network. However, the person didn’t actually mention any details behind them such as test locations and test servers.
Hence, to all iPhone users out there have already updated their devices and able to tap onto DiGi LTE service, do let us know how is the experience so far. Do share your speed test results in the comment section, if possible as well.
It looks like DiGi is all geared up for Chinese New Year, on top of offering the Nokia Lumia 1320 and new color options for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and HTC One, the company has also added the HTC One mini and HTC One Max to its device bundles and unlike most bundles, they are contract free but still comes with a small price cut.
Since it’s a zero contract offer, the device can be purchased with any of the telco’s postpaid plan – SmartPlan 58, SmartPlan 88 or SmartPlan 88, and you can terminate anytime you wish to without any penalty. Retailing at RM1,599 and RM2,499 respectively, DiGi is offering the HTC One Mini and One Max for only RM1,430 and RM2,225, but what makes the deal attractive is that the telco is also offering rebates on its postpaid plans from as much as RM33/month for the first 24 months. DiGi is offering RM10/month rebate for SmartPlan 58, RM20/month for SmartPlan 88 and RM33/month for SmartPlan 148 (only for the first 24 months).
Visit DiGi’s HTC One Mini or HTC One Max page now for more information about the bundles. Alternatively, if you wish to get the HTC One Max at a subsidized price with a contract, Celcom is also offering the device from as low as RM1,638.
Long rumoured to be a merger and acquisition (M&A) target, Packet One Networks (P1) looks ready to finalize a possible deal. The Star reports that necessary legal documents have already been drafted by advisers, with DiGi Telecommunications and Telekom Malaysia (TM) supposedly contenders for the company, which owns valuable 4G spectrum.
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Last Friday, DiGi hosted #IdeaJam, the first ever idea accelerator session for its Challenge for Change (DiGiCFC) programme. This 4-hour interactive event gathered about 150 people including the Challenge’s best 60 idea contributors together with industry experts to refine the quality and potential of these ideas, in a bid to identify the season’s top 20.
In its fifth edition, the DiGi Challenge for Change aims to solve issues affecting the everyday Malaysian with mobile applications. Open to all Malaysians, the Challenge for Change programme rewards the best app ideas and provides a platform to connect the people with ideas with developers who could help make these ideas a reality.
This year, the DiGi Challenge for Change received over 2500 idea submissions, where they were narrowed down to 60 entries spanning across four categories ahead of the #IdeaJam session.
What better way to celebrate this Chinese New Year than with gadgets with auspicious colors? Last week, Celcom started offering the gold Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with its phone and now, it looks like the rest of the telcos have followed suit. You may now get the Rose Gold (black and white) Samsung Galaxy Note 3 from all the local major telcos – Celcom, Maxis, DiGi and U Mobile; the bundles are pretty much more or less the same, except for DiGi, who is offering the Galaxy Note 3 at a slightly cheaper price now.
- Celcom – from RM1,538
- Maxis – from RM1,199
- DiGi – from RM1,199
- U Mobile – from RM999
Check out our telco price comparison for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in our previous post.
If the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 isn’t your cup of tea, you may also get the gold HTC One from Maxis or DiGi. Maxis is currently having a promotion for you to get the HTC One for only RM799 when you sign up for one of the more affordable postpaid and data plan while DiGi on the other hand is offering the HTC one from as low as RM0 when you sign up for the most expensive contract – DG SmartPlan 148. Visit Maxis or DiGi now for more information about the bundle; as a Chinese New Year promotion, Maxis is also having a “Golden Offer” for you to get a “Golden Number”.
Although “gold” phones have been around for some time already, it is without a doubt that it is only becoming popular now. Will you jump on the bandwagon and get yourself a gold colored phone?
The Nokia Lumia 1320 has finally landed on our shores for a retail price of RM1,199 but if you wish to get it with a telco, DiGi is now offering the device with a contract-free bundle and a slightly subsidized price. All you need to do is sign up for a DG SmartPlan postpaid plan – SmartPlan 58/88/148, and you can purchase the black, white or yellow Nokia Lumia 1320 for only RM1,018.
Do note that “zero contract” still comes with advance payment (waived for DiGi postpaid subscribers of 12 months and above), which will be credited back to you so if you terminate your line before that, the advance payment will be forfeited.
Visit DiGi for more information or to buy it from their Store Online now. If you do not wish to get it from DiGi or do not have a DiGi line, you can also purchase it from our very own Storekini.com for RM1,199. Check out our hand’s on post to find out more about the Nokia Lumia 1320.