Claiming itself as an “independent entity that is not linked to any telco companies“, Don’t Bodoh looks like a nifty, professionally-done website that apparently allows users to “compare” telco plans and determine which one is most suitable to them. As we dug deeper in our effort to learn more about this particularly secretive “independent entity”, we learned that Don’t Bodoh is misleading users into believing that the site is actually giving sound advice to them.
In fact, Don’t Bodoh can be considered as a fraud depending on how you look at things.
[Update 26/12/2014]: We’ve added Celcom’s new postpaid plans with Optimiser to the list.
[Update 21/8/2014]: Since that quite a lot has changed over the past few months since posting this article, here’s an update to reflect all those changes. Maxis has removed most of its older postpaid plans and replaced them with an all new MaxisONE Plans that gives “limitless” calls and SMS from as low as RM78 a month. Celcom also renamed its data plans to the Celcom First One for those who complained about how the MaxisONE plans have too little data. Finally, DiGi added new iDiGi plans that are streamlined with its existing Smart Plan postpaid plans.
Just a little reminder, none of these plans is tied to any contract. Contract only applies for phone bundles, or when the telco gives you an extra discount for signing up for a contract. Otherwise, you will be free to change your plans anytime you want.
Hit the break to check out the changes.
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!
About two months ago, U Mobile introduced a free non-stop streaming service for YouTube and Tonton and now, the telco has included free music streaming to the offer as well. From now until 15 May 2015, U Mobile prepaid, postpaid and even broadband subscribers can watch videos on YouTube and Tonton, and stream music on Kkbox, Era FM, Hitz.FM and MY FM for free. The catch?
Who could say no to free internet, especially when it’s for usage when you’re in a different country? U Mobile has been offering free internet roaming with its postpaid plans for a while now, and they have just extended it to prepaid users as well. Just top up a minimum of RM50, and you will automatically get free internet roaming for 30 days. The catch? It’s limited.
U Mobile and Oppo Malaysia recently announced their collaboration to offer some of the latest devices from Oppo Malaysia, together with a postpaid or prepaid plan from U Mobile. With this partnership, this means that U Mobile is now the first telco in Malaysia to offer devices from Oppo Mobile Malaysia.