Being a multiracial country, Malaysia is blessed with plenty of festive seasons throughout the year. In conjunction with these celebrations, many companies took the opportunity to produce advertorials or short films to go together with the respective occasion. Of course, things are no different for this year’s Chinese New Year as well.
Over the past two weeks, we asked our readers to vote on our first Community Choice Awards. Now that voting has closed, we’ve tabulated the entries (and weeded out multiple entries of the same name), let’s proceed to announcing the winners of the inaugural Lowyat.NET 2014 Community Choice Awards!
Want a BlackBerry Passport but don’t wish to sign up for a contract with a telco and get tied up for up to two whole years? Tune Talk is now offering not only the original BlackBerry Passport, but also the red coloured one, and as with all devices offered by Tune Talk, it does not come with any contract though, you might want to stay active for a couple of months to enjoy the benefits they offer.
Need a new second mobile phone for emergencies, or looking for a new phone for your parents? Ninetology is now giving out its basic mobile phone – the Ninetology Vox Class, for free when you purchase a Tune Talk SIM Pack and top up for RM118. The SIM Pack bundle comes with RM100 worth of airtime which will be credited back to your account over the span of four months.
Have you ever tried searching for a good prepaid starter pack to purchase in Malaysia, but in the end pull out most of your hair because there are just too many of them to choose from? I don’t blame you, Malaysia has got too many prepaid players and thanks to MVNO, there are actually a lot more heading our way; heck, even Enabling Asia aims to have five new prepaid telcos in its first 12 months of operation starting in May this year.
Initially, I wanted to compile a list of prepaid telcos in Malaysia and the rates they offer for calls, SMS, data and IDD but after discovering two new ones this morning, I gave up. That will come up, in the near future, but for now, why must telco prepaid plans be so complicated? Let’s take a look at some of them that drove me crazy.
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Earlier this month, BlackBerry Malaysia announced its latest mid-range BlackBerry device – the BlackBerry Q5. The device officially hit the shelves on 15 July and now, you can get it from TuneTalk for RM1,299 and enjoy free data, talk time, Skype Voucher and even KFC Voucher.
For existing and new TuneTalk subscribers, RM1,299 will get you a brand new BlackBerry Q5 with Free Tune Talk SIM Pack, free 3GB of data and 180 free calls over 3 months, free delivery and free RM50 KFC Voucher (while stocks last).
If you have TT points, you can even use them to redeem for the device – RM599 with 10,000 TT Points, or RM0 with 18,600 TT Points – you’ll get BlackBerry Q5, Free Tune Talk SIM Pack, free CUN Plan for one month, free RM50 voucher; an additional RM6 is applicable for delivery.
Finally for those who are porting over from another telco (MNP), RM1,299 will get you the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone, 5GB Free data and 300 minutes of free calls over 5 months, free 3 months skype voucher and RM50 KFC voucher.