Calling all youths who are creative and have great interests in mobile technology and how it can change the world, DiGi wants you. DiGi has recently launched a competition for all youths aged 18 to 25 to submit ideas that use mobile technology to create social and economic change for Malaysians. Two lucky winners will stand a chance to attend the first Telenor Youth Summit in Oslo, Norway this December.
The competition has already started and will be going on until 20 October 2013. To stand a chance to win the all-expense paid trip to participate in the Summit, all you need to do is submit your ideas via DiGi’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/digi before the deadline. 10 finalists will be called for an interview with DiGi and the two winners will be selected and announced at the end of October 2013.
The Telenor Youth Summit 2013 is a global initiative by the Telenor Group, one of the world’s major mobile operators. Two delegates from ach of Telenor’s 13 business units globally, including DiGi, will gather to participate in the Summit to learn, collaborate, refine and extend the impact of their mobile internet ideas towards a better future for their countries.
Because the Summit coincides with the Nobel Peace Prize event, you will even stand a chance to meet industry experts and Nobel laureates as well as participate in the event’s activities. On top of that, the ideas emerging from the Summit will be documented and presented at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, during the Nobel Peace Prize event and at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in early 2014.
Visit DiGi for more information and to apply now.
That was quick, less than a day after Apple officially announces that the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C are coming to Malaysia on 1 November 2013 (or 31 October 2013 according to Apple Malaysia’s website), Celcom has listed both devices as “Coming Soon” while DiGi opens up its registration of interest page.
Celcom will be offering all the color options for both devices – black, white and gold iPhone 5S, and blue, green, pink, yellow and white iPhone 5C. DiGi on the other hand now allows you to register your interest for a black, white or gold iPhone 5S, and interestingly, they only have got white and yellow iPhone 5C…for now at least.
As teased by Maxis, they will unveil their Sony Xperia Z1 bundling from today and if you’ve been waiting for it, here it is. Maxis is now offering the Sony Xperia Z1 from as low as RM1,119 when you sign up for a contract under one of its postpaid and mobile internet plans. The telco is offering the latest flagship smartphone from Sony with a 12- or 24-months contract.
Update: All purchases of the Sony Xperia Z1 from Maxis comes with free Magnetic Charging Dock DK-31 in the box (only for the first 1,000 units).
The Sony Xperia Z1 officially hit our Malaysian market last week, 4 October 2013; it is currently available on the shelves, from our very own Storekini as well as on Celcom. Check out our camera comparison with the Nokia Lumia 1020 in our previous post or watch our unboxing video right below. More information about Maxis’ bundling at their website.
Say hello to yet another prepaid telco here in Malaysia, thanks to the availability of Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), it has become increasingly easy for companies to set up prepaid services here in Malaysia. Back in May, Enabling Asia launched its first and very own prepaid company called Buzz me @ m8 and now, the company has expanded its services to its second MVNO, Prabhu Money Transfer, to launch Prabhu Mobile prepaid services in Malaysia.
So how is Prabhu Mobile different from all the other prepaid services in Malaysia including new ones like BuzzMe, Altel and the latest FRiENDi Mobile? As you might have guessed, it’s primarily targeted at migrant worker market from its home in Nepal, as well as users from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia and India. In celebration of their launch here in Malaysia, Prabhu Mobile is offered free to all Prabhu’s money remittance customers for the month of October. After that, it will be priced at RM5 with RM2 worth of airtime. Prabhu Mobile comes with competitive IDD rates, data plans and rewards.
Visit Prabhu Mobile for more information.
(Source: Digital News Asia)
There is a light at the end of the tunnel, and I’m headed there. Soon.
At the end of Day 2 of the “Living on a 64kbps Connection” experiment, I realised I was heading to a weekend without WiFi at home (part of the stipulations I must adhere to). There was, however, some tests to be conducted – especially outdoors – so I knew I wouldn’t miss it too much. I had the materials to work with for the second recap of the experiment, having traveled around KL for some parts of the weekend, but I was having a “The Two Towers” dilemma. How do you write something that has no beginning and no ending?
By going straight into the action, of course. This is my weekend on a 64kbps connection.
Article continues after the jump.
Malaysian fans of Liverpool FC who are also Maxis subscribers can now look forward to exclusive video content on their mobile devices. The English football club has launched its new mobile video service, providing exclusive access to what goes on behind the scenes at the club.
Currently, only Maxis subscribers can enjoy the exclusive downloadable content. The club has promised that Malaysian LFC fans can “enjoy highlights, 60 second news updates as well as classic features straight to their phone at the click of a button”. There will also be official videos direct from the Melwood training ground to Anfield available for download.
To check out the content available, head on to http://maxisepl.plnt.tv (mobile optimised). Subscription to the channel costs RM2 a week, and users can download as well as watch the videos as many times as they wish. Also, Maxis will not be charging for mobile data when accessing this service.
Oh, how we take high speed Internet for granted.
The new #Hotlink prepaid service introduced last week offered users free basic Internet for as long as the line is active. It is the first local telco to offer such service, and hopefully, is a catalyst for greater offerings from other telcos.
At Lowyat.NET, we asked a simple question: what can you do on a 64kbps connection? Having been pampered with the latest gadgets coupled with high-speed Internet data plans, we set out to find out for ourselves with a unique experiment.
This is my first 48 hours on a 64kbps connection.
Article continues after the jump.