So you’ll be going away to another country for just a couple of days. It’s way too short and too troublesome to buy a local SIM pack at the country just to go online. For convenience’s sake, you wish to stick to your Malaysian line. So which telco offers the best international roaming rates in its postpaid plans? We gather all the unlimited data roaming rates here so you know which local telco to select in the place(s) you travel to, and which Malaysian telco should you roam with in order to enjoy the best data roaming rates.
Good news for those of you who are looking for an affordable Android smartphone, DiGi is now offering the Lenovo A680 and Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus from as low as RM0 and RM89 respectively. Available with a 24 months contract, the telco is offering these devices with one of its more affordable postpaid plans and you can even opt for easy payment plan too.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 will finally hit the shelves tomorrow, 11 April 2014, and if you are making a list of where to go for the lowest price, here’s one more for you to consider – senQ. The retailer has just announced that they will be giving a RM200 discount for customers who purchase the Samsung Galaxy S5 from them in selected outlets and it will even come with freebies too.
[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.
Remember the new DiGi SmartPlan postpaid plans that was unveiled by the telco earlier this month? It offered postpaid plans from as low as RM50/month and it looks like the telco will be revising its cheapest plan to offer even more value at the same price. According to our sources, DiGi will be revising its SmartPlan 50 to give double the value at the same price.
[Update] Sorry for the error earlier, the revised SmartPlan postpaid plans will come with additional freebies on top of what’s being offered right now, which means you will get extra 100 free minutes and 100 free SMS.
Good news for DiGi subscribers or for those who wish to hop onto DiGi’s network, the telco has also opened up their preorder for the Samsung Galaxy S5 which was launched here in Malaysia last night, allowing you to own the RM2,399 phone from as low as RM1,199. DiGi is offering the device with its latest SmartPlan postpaid plans that comes with 4G LTE connectivity.
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.
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.