The Samsung Galaxy S4 has finally landed in Malaysia, over the weekend, all our major local telcos – Maxis, Celcom, DiGi and U Mobile had their own respective launch events that gave away more freebies and such, and if you still haven’t decided on which bundle to pick, let us help you a little with this price comparison.
All the four telcos in Malaysia have their own bundle for the Samsung Galaxy S4, Celcom has a very broad option for you to choose from with contracts ranging from 12- to 24-months; Maxis is offering with its usual TalkMore and SurfMore plans; while both DiGi and U Mobile are pretty straightforward with plans for light to heavy mobile users.
Hit the break for the comparisons.
It’s finally here, the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be happening at exactly 10am tomorrow morning. Samsung and all major telcos in Malaysia will be having their own events at different locations across the nation and if you’re hoping to land your hands on one and own the latest flagship smartphone from Samsung, here are the places you need to go:
- Blue Cube @Sunway – 10am to 10pm
- Celcom Taman Molek – 9am to 5pm
- Blue Cube All Season Place – 10am to 10pm
- Full Line Communications, Shah Alam – 10am to 7pm
- Prepaid Technologies, Johor Bahru – 10am to 9pm
- RM Link Sdn Bhd, Georgetown, Penang – 12pm to 9pm
- Berjaya Times Square
- Seremban Store
- Ipoh Store
Maxis shared with us earlier this morning that it will be hosting an event at The Gardens, Mid Valley Megamall. According to Samsung’s main page, the telco will also be hosting events for the Galaxy S4 at these locations
- Lot T-231, 3rd Floor The Gardens, Mid Valley Megamall
- LG05 Lower Ground Floor, Queensbay Mall, Penang
- Block 6-G-1, Danga Bay, Johor
Finally last but not least it looks like DiGi will be having on-ground events too at these locations. Unfortunately though, no further information has been revealed regarding any extra promotions if you purchase the phone at these roadshows.
- Sunway Pyramid, DS-Lot LG2.69
- Pulau Tikus, Penang
- Taman Molek, Johor Bahru
Of course, Samsung will also be celebrating the arrival of the Galaxy S4 along with its customers so catch them from 2pm onwards at Low Yat Plaza on 27 April 2013.
Hit the break for the full list of locations shared by Samsung and have fun this busy weekend or visit Samsung’s Facebook Page for more information.
So, almost everybody is excitedly waiting for the arrival of the latest and greatest Android smartphones in the market – Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One. If you’re not one of those who chase technology and wish to make use of such a chance to snag up cheaper previous-generation smartphones, you’re in luck – DiGi is offering the Samsung Galaxy S III and HTC One X from as low as RM399; even the LG Nexus 4’s phone bundle has been revised to RM399.
Available only with a 24-months contract, you can sign up for either one of the new postpaid plans from DiGi – DG Smart Plan 58/88/148. This isn’t the first time DiGi is revising its phone bundles for the Galaxy S III. Just few weeks back, the device took a price dip from RM1,999 to RM1,699; DiGi then revised their phone bundles and now, things are even cheaper than before.
Anyone opting to purchase a slightly older phone for a much, much more affordable price?
As promised, DiGi is taking pre-orders from customers for the much awaited Samsung Galaxy S4 starting from today onwards. This usually means that the recommended retail price (RRP) of the device will also be revealed to the public and true enough, there it is on DiGi’s listing.
According to the telco, the RRP of Samsung Galaxy S4 is RM 2199 which is RM 100 lower than HTC One and equal to Sony Xperia Z – both being the closest competitor to the smartphone. Additionally, the Malaysian RRP for the device is much lower than Singapore’s which has been set at around RM 2450 (SGD 998). DiGi estimated that they will be able to deliver the smartphone to customers starting from the final week of April.
Of course, the device is available at much lower price if one purchases it together with telco contractual plan. Through DiGi, customers are able to obtain the Samsung Galaxy S4 from as low as RM 1199.
For further information or if you want to place your order right away, just head on to www.digi.com.my. Don’t forget to check out our brief hands-on experience with Samsung Galaxy S4 , just in case if you need a closer look at the device before making any decision.
We have been hearing the rumors about it for quite some time and earlier today, DiGi has finally announced their partnership with the French-based music streaming service Deezer. As part of the deal, DiGi customers with selected Internet data plans are now able to enjoy Deezer Premium+ services without any charges for at least 3 months.
Alternatively, customers are also able to subscribe to the service for RM 8 per month which is much lowered than Deezer’s standard monthly fee of around RM 18 (USD 5.99) for Premium+ and RM 9 (USD 2.99) for Premium. As part of this package (aptly called Deejay), subscribers are also able to utilize DiGi CallerTunes playlist.
The Deezer Premium+ service allow users unlimited access to around 20 million tracks in Deezer’s catalog without any advertisement through up to three smart devices in addition to their PC. Additionally, the Deezer Premium+ subscribers are also able to enjoy their music while being offline. To check if one is eligible for the free subscription, just point the Internet browser in his or her smartphone to deezer.digi.com.my while connected to DiGi’s mobile data network.
Meanwhile, Deezer’s partnership with DiGi is indeed their first significant attempt to push the service in our market since the service was made available for Malaysian users last year. Then again, it is not exactly a surprise that Deezer choose to partner with the telco as they also have similar arrangement with dtac of Thailand which is also a company under the Telenor group just like DiGi. Deezer’s partnership with Orange back in France is apparently quite successful; so let’s see if they are able to emulate it here in Malaysia through DiGi.
Update: DiGi mentioned on its Facebook page that delivery will begin on 6th May 2013. The telco also stated that should they receive their stock before the date, they will deliver it out to customers:
Finally, after weeks of waiting, the HTC One is reaching our shores, says DiGi. DiGi has just opened up its preorder for the much awaited flagship smartphone from HTC that carries a retail price of RM2,299.
You can now preorder the HTC One with a 24 months contract under DG Smart Plan 58/88 or 148 and get the device from as low as RM1,269 – advance payment is waived for DiGi subscribers who has been using the line for over 12-months. The plans are as shown below:
As usual, DiGi provides minimal subsidy on device price for its Smart Plan 58 and Smart Plan 88, but gives additional rebates of up to RM20/month for the entire duration of the contract instead.
Now that the HTC One is here (sort of), how many of you are going to buy it? Or will you wait for the HTC Butterfly to meet its inevitable price cut and get that instead? Visit DiGi for more information or to preorder now. The first 100 units will receive a FREE HTC One exclusive casing worth RM149. All DiGi bundles will come with 100 minutes of free Skype calls.
Last week, we reported that Nokia has lowered the retail price of the Lumia 920 Windows 8 smartphone by RM300 – from RM1,999 to RM1,699, and now, it looks like DiGi has revised its phone bundling as well. Sign up to DiGi with a 24 months contract under DG Smart Plan 58, and you can own the Nokia Lumia 920 at RM1,309 AFTER monthly rebates.
DiGi is actually offering the Lumia 920 at RM1,549 but on top of the RM150 subsidy, the telco is also offering extra rebates of RM10/month for the entire duration of the contract. The telco currently only has one option for those who wish to purchase the Lumia 920.
Visit DiGi for more information or to purchase the Nokia Lumia 920.
Finally, the BlackBerry Z10 is no long exclusive to Maxis only so if you were hoping to snag one up, you can do so from all four postpaid telcos in Malaysia – Maxis, Celcom, DiGi as well as U Mobile.
Each of the telco offers different bundling with different price and subsidy and if you’re still considering who to get it from, if you wish to get it with a contract, check out our price comparison below.
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