Calling all existing U Mobile Broadband and U Mobile Postpaid Voice customers, the telco is now offering “free” modem when you renew your contract with them as part of its Broadband Loyalty Program. Exclusively available for existing U Mobile customers, you can get either a 42Mbps USB Model or a 21Mbps MiFi Model for free when you stay with the selected plans for 12 months. The offer is valid immediately until 31 May 2014 and U Mobile stores nationwide.
Chinese New Year is just a day away and if you have to leave the comfort of your precious speedy internet at home to travel back to your hometown, you can still enjoy fast internet on LTE network offered by various telcos in Malaysia. If you do not already have a LTE-enabled line and wish to get one, you don’t have to sign up for an expensive postpaid plan, several telcos are already offering LTE on their prepaid services and if you wish to get one for this Chinese New Year, here are the most popular ones you should consider.
To date, the major telcos in Malaysia who are offering LTE for prepaid mobile number are U Mobile, Maxis Hotlink and Celcom Xpax. You can easily get connected simply by buying a new prepaid pack from your local convenience store so hit the break to find out the details.
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?
It looks like U Mobile is having a very healthy start for the year 2014, on top of new prepaid offerings unveiled about a week ago including a New U Prepaid Plan with free internet and an enhanced UMI plans, the telco also has got something new for postpaid users – new Unlimited 50 and Unlimited 80 that are equipped with Internet and Call Sharing services.
As of 17 January 2014, that’s tomorrow, U Mobile will be replacing its existing U58 and U88 postpaid plans with these new options while still retaining the U28 postpaid plan. Unlimited 50 and Unlimited 80 costs RM50 and RM80 a month respectively, and comes bundled with free high-speed data (4G LTE available), free calls and free SMS as well, with more affordable call rates compared to the old plans.
The new Unlimited 50 and Unlimited 80 comes with Internet Sharing feature that allow users to share the same plan with up to three devices (including the principal line) at RM10/SIM. Each additional SIM card will have their individual number that can be used as a 2nd line or act as a Family line.
So what’s new with these postpaid plans compared to the old ones? Hit the break for a comparison, and find out how you can stand a chance to win a pair of Samsung Galaxy Note 3, a luxurious holiday stay and more.
It looks like U Mobile has decided to revise its Unlimited Mobile Internet (UMI) prepaid package to give you more of what really matters – internet. The telco recently “enhanced” its UMI 28 and UMI 38 bundles to offer more 1GB of high speed internet, 30 free SMS, and 50 and 150 minutes of free calls respectively.
Previously, both the UMI 28 and UMI 38 only offered 500MB of high speed internet quota with more talk time. As with before, all the UMI prepaid plans have no maximum internet usage, meaning that if you have used up all the high-speed internet quota, your internet speed will be throttled instead of charging subscribers at a pay-as-you-use rate. Validity also remains the same at 30 days and unutilized voice call minutes and SMS will be carried forward.
To subscribe to UMI 28, UMI 38 or any other UMI plans (remember, UMI 38 and UMI 48 comes with 4G LTE connectivity), simply dial *118*31# and select your desired UMI package. Alternatively, you can also send an SMS to 28188: ON UMI 18 for UMI 18, ON UMI 28, ON UMI 38 or ON UMI 48.
Visit U Mobile now to find out more about their UMI packages.
Internet plays an important role in our lives and now, U Mobile prepaid customers can enjoy free internet every time you top up. U Mobile recently introduced its All New U Prepaid SIM Pack that comes with free internet, free calls and longer validity.
From today, 8 January 2014 onwards, purchase a new U Mobile prepaid pack for RM8 and you will instantly be able to enjoy free calls and internet when you top up your number. Existing U Mobile prepaid customers will also be able to enjoy the new benefits when you migrate to the new U Prepaid Plan for free.
The free internet allocation is as shown below:
As for free calls, for every RM1 you top up, you will be given 1-day of free calls, i.e. if you top up RM10, you will get 10 free call days from the day you reload your amount (maximum capped at 150 days). You will receive an SMS confirmation for your free calls shortly after reloading your number. Free calls are valid for calls within the U Mobile network only otherwise, standard call & SMS rate will apply.
The standard pay-per-use charges are as shown below:
Hit the break to find out more or visit U Mobile now for the details.
There were a lot of things in 2013 that we liked. Malaysians finally got to enjoy super-fast 4G LTE, we saw amazing products such as the Google Glass, flagship smartphones were better than ever before…we even got the PlayStation 4 before its home country!
What about 2014? The year is but three days old, and with CES 2014 around the corner, already we have an inkling of things to come for the rest of the year. Naturally, we asked ourselves: what do we want to see in 2014? And more interestingly, what do we NOT want to see this year?
Check out our list after the jump!
So, U Mobile’s LTE network was finally launched for consumers yesterday and all eligible customers are already able to utilize the network immediately after the launch event. In fact, we ourselves did a quick speed test in two locations that are covered by the network just hours after it went live.
The U Mobile LTE network is generally accessible to smart devices and broadband dongle that support the 2600MHz LTE spectrum that the telco used. However, not for Apple iPhones and iPads though.
For older iPhones and iPads, this is most probably due to the fact that they don’t come with the support for the spectrum. However, even the newer iPhone 5S, iPhone 5c, iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display that do have the support are not able to utilize U Mobile’s LTE network as well.
It turns out that the reason behind this restriction is because U Mobile do not have any agreement with Apple to support their devices, as revealed by a number of tweets to their customers on Twitter. For, there is still no official indication on whether that will change anytime soon. So, you might need to look somewhere else for the time being if you want LTE connectivity for your Apple devices.
It took them quite some time to join the party but earlier today, U Mobile have finally launched LTE network for their customers. While the coverage area is extremely limited for now but it is still interesting to note that U Mobile’s LTE network is available for both prepaid and postpaid customers.
Not only that, users are able to utilize the network through broadband dongle or LTE-enabled smartphones. That being said, the network is not accessible for Apple iPhone and iPad users even though the new iPhone 5s/5c, iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display actually support the 2600MHz spectrum that U Mobile used for their LTE network.
With that, we decided to do a simple speed test on U Mobile’s LTE network at two locations earlier today – just few hours after the launch event itself. These test were done through the official SpeedTest.net Windows Phone app on a Nokia Lumia 1020 using our personal mobile number that is tied to the telco’s U58 postpaid plan.
We have also set U Mobile’s server in Kuala Lumpur as the app’s test server. To see the results, just hit on the Read More link below (if available) to continue reading.
The day all U Mobile subscribers have been waiting for is finally here, the telco has just officially announced its 4G LTE service for almost all of its prepaid, postpaid and broadband plan subscribers. Starting today, all new and existing users will be able to leverage on the telco’s high speed 4G LTE mobile internet with speeds of up to 75Mbps.
For the start, U Mobile will be offering 4G LTE to users in several strategic areas within the Klang Valley namely Bandar Sunway, Subang Jaya, Buchong and Berjaya Times Square, as well as Taman Molek in Johor Bahru. To enjoy 4G LTE on your LTE-enabled devices, all you need to do is activate it by sending an SMS “LTE ON” to 28118. U Mobile 4G LTE is available for existing and new customers who subscribe to one of its existing plans:
- Prepaid – UMI 38 and UMI 48
- Postpaid – U58, U88, E58, E88, UD68, UD98, UD158, U Premium, U Platinum and Internet Share Plan 68
- Broadband Plans – MB40, MB68, and MB128 for prepaid and postpaid plans
- Booster Plans – Prepaid Booster 1GB and Prepaid Booster 1.5GB
U Mobile will be using the 2,600MHz spectrum awarded by the MCMC.
In conjunction with the 4G LTE launch, U Mobile will be offering attractive promotional LTE device bundle-plans starting from 17 December 2013 to 31 January 2014. Customers can take home a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 at a price of RM999 when they sign up for the Ultimate Device 158 plan with a commitment fee of RM120/month.
Look at what we just received in our inbox, U Mobile will be launching its 4G LTE service to subscribers, and not just postpaid subscribers, it’ll be available for prepaid as well. The event is scheduled for next Tuesday, 17 December 2013, so stay tuned as we keep you updated with the latest information.
Attesting to the telco’s commitment to provide an elevated, seamless mobile experience to consumers; U Mobile is officially announcing the availability of its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) service to its subscribers, promising high-speed mobile internet experience that is ideal for internet browsing, video streaming, uploading and downloading content; and ultimately, staying connected with friends and family. U Mobile will also be among the firsts in Malaysia to offer LTE service to prepaid subscribers, giving more possibilities and high-speed mobile internet connectivity to its customers.
So, U Mobile users, are you excited? I know I am, especially with how affordable the current U Mobile rates are – from as low as RM28/month for 1GB of data that comes with free SMS too.
An audit conducted by the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has found that local telecommunications companies have been providing sub-par 3G services to consumers. This was largely attributed to the cost-effective measures taken by the telcos by utilizing a lower frequency band instead of the primary band recommended by MCMC.
According to the commission, most local telcos resorted to employing 3G towers on the 900MHz and 1800MHz frequency bands instead of the primary 2100MHz band. These lower frequency bands have greater reach, allowing for less 3G towers to be built, but at the cost of lesser data capacity that can be carried on the network. As a result of this prioritisation of coverage over optimum data speeds, consumers are left with slower-than-usual 3G speeds.
As a telco expert revealed to The Star:
“Some players have economised on investing in 2,100MHz to push coverage instead of higher capacity and speed. They are trying to compromise on quality. They may be stretching their dollar by not putting in enough base stations despite having made a lot of money all these years.”
The MCMC has issued a warning to all local telcos, informing them to have a plan ready by the end of the year to fix the issue, failing which the commission will be issuing heavy fines.
(Source: The Star)
It looks like U Mobile has finally decided to add unlimited data roaming into their list of services, U Mobile today announced that its postpaid users can now enjoy market’s lowest unlimited internet roaming rate for several selected countries, with a maximum rate of RM30 a day.
The unlimited internet roaming is only available for four countries now – China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan, but according to the FAQ, U Mobile will be adding more countries to the list:
“Mobile users today are glued to their smartphones, even while they are travelling. Either they are snapping pictures of interesting discoveries and sharing them on social networking platforms, or simply updating their loved ones on their whereabouts; internet is a necessity for their escapades. U Mobile’s new unlimited internet roaming serice allows customers to enjoy limitless possibilities of documenting their travel experience and still receive updates on what is happening back home while they are away.” – Jasmine Lee, U Mobile’s Director of Marketing.
To activate Unlimited Internet Roaming when you travel to these countries, make sure you manually select the correct operator under the settings menu of your device. Do note that the maximum of RM30/day is calculated on a daily basis from 12am to 11:59pm on the same day based on the country you are in.
Visit U Mobile now for more information.
The Sony Xperia Z1 has been around for quite some time now and it looks like U Mobile too is offering the latest flagship from Sony Mobile with its phone bundles. Retailing at RM2,399, you can get it from as low as RM1,188 when you sign up for a contract with the telco under one of its Ultimate Device postpaid plans:
Visit U Mobile for more information about the bundle, or visit our previous posts for more information about the Xperia Z1, a video unboxing of the retail unit of the device, or a camera comparison with the greatest camera phone in the market, the Nokia Lumia 1020.