Getting a brand new prepaid starter kit or reloading your U Mobile prepaid number has never been easier, U Mobile recently announced its partnership with 99 Speedmart, one of the leading mini market chain in Malaysia. The partnership means that consumers can now easily get their hands on U Mobile prepaid SIM Packs and mobile reloads in over 430 99 Speedmart outlets within Klang Valley.
“By offering our products at 99 Speedmart, we now address a broader range of customers who normally shop in these outlets. They are part of our target markets for the prepaid segment and the availability of U Mobile prepaid products in these outlets will make it convenient for them to stay connected with friends and family. U Mobile is delighted to partner with 99 Speedmart, which has different set of shoppers and has strong fundamental key retail measurements that our company can leverage on. We are set to see tremendous growth in our prepaid segment this year.”
With this new collaboration, U Mobile now has a large collection of non-traditional distribution channels including Giant, Singer, 7-Eleven, Cosway, Senheng and senQ stores, making the telco’s total distribution channels to more than 22,000 outlets nationwide.
U Mobile and Enabling Asia recently announced their partnership to enable Malaysian companies to revolutionize their business model by launching their own prepaid branded mobile services. Enabling Asia (EA) is Asia’s first Mobile Virtual Network Aggregator (MVNA), which purchases wholesale mobile airtime from its partner mobile operator, and then sells it to a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO).
This means that brands can now easily and quickly set up their own prepaid branded mobile services in less than 90 days. EA will offers brands integrated solutions from licensing, billing, and technical solutions to call centre support.
“We are delighted to be the first in Asia to offer companies the opportunity to revolutionize their business model. Brands with their own branded mobile services are able to generate sustainable and additional revenue by connecting directly with their consumers.
“Launching your own branded mobile services or MVNOs enables you to communicate with your customers directly. With a custom branded mobile offering, you can optimize your marketing and distribution channels, as well as reward your customers through exclusive offers.” – Mr. Loke Yee Siong, Chief Executive Officer at EA.
Examples of successful MVNOs include Tesco Mobile and Ikea Family in the UK, as well as 7-Connect by 7 Eleven in Singapore. EA is confident that it will launch mobile service for five brands within 12 months from its launch which was held in K.L. late last month.
Hit the break for more information.
Now that Maxis has finally taken the covers off its HTC One phone bundling, as always, check out a telco price comparison from us. The flagship HTC smartphone that boasts an impressive design, a whole list of new features, as well as the one-of-a-kind Ultrapixel camera is now available in Malaysia, as well as from major local telcos – DiGi, U Mobile, Celcom and Maxis. Get it from as low as RM1,269 from DiGi, as low as RM1,488 from U Mobile, as low as RM1,428 from Celcom, or as low as RM1,299 from Maxis, when you sign up for a 12-, 18- or 24-months contract from the telco; contract duration differs from telco to telco.
We’ve broken down the price according to monthly commitment so depending on what you can afford on a monthly basis, so hit the break for the comparisons.
It looks like the already very affordable U Mobile has just gotten even more affordable with the new “Switch to U Mobile” deal that offers free data, free calls, and free SMS to subscribers.
First up, U Mobile yesterday introduced a new prepaid plan, the UMI 38, that comes with 200 minutes of calls, 30 free SMS and 500MB of “high-speed internet” at only RM38/month. The new prepaid plan is in addition to the already existing plans – UMI 18, UMI 28 and UMI 48.
U Mobile also announced its partnership with popular messaging apps – KakaoTalk and WeChat, to offer free data to use the apps for all UMI subscribers.
Finally, U Mobile also introduced a reward program that gives free bonus when existing U Mobile prepaid subscribers invite their friends and family to subscribe to the telco’s prepaid service. The introducer will enjoy 5% free credit every time their friends top up.
Visit U Mobile for more information.
The HTC One has been officially launched in Malaysia last week, according to the preorders from DiGi and Senheng, the device should be hitting the shelves as early as next week and it looks like U Mobile is ready too. U Mobile recently unveiled its HTC One bundling that can get you the brand new flagship HTC smartphone from as low as RM1,488.
Available with a U Mobile postpaid plan – U28, U58 or U88, the bundles comes with a 24 months contract.
Visit U Mobile for more information.
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.
It’s finally here, U Mobile has finally unveiled its Samsung Galaxy S4 bundle details, getting you the latest flagship Android smartphone from Samsung from as low as RM899. The device is available with the usual U Mobile postpaid plans – U58, U88, U Premium – as well as a new U Plus plan that is only available for exclusively selected U Mobile postpaid subscribers.
The bundles are as follows:
But wait, it doesn’t stop there. In conjunction with the official launch of the device into Malaysia, U Mobile will also be hosting roadshows across Malaysia that gives out an extra rebate of RM100 to the first 200 customers who purchase the S4 with the U Postpaid plan. Held from 27 to 28 April 2013, the roadshow will be at these locations:
- Berjaya Times Square (10am – 10pm)
- U Mobile outlet at Ipoh Parade (10am – 10pm)
- U Mobile outlet in Seremban (9am – 6pm)
“We are very excited to be able to offer the new Samsung GALAXY S4 simultaneously with other dynamic players in the market. This will mark the first of many to come for the company in offering iconic flagship products of such nature. It is a significant step for us. We are confident that users will find their experience a satisfying one with U Mobile through our high-speed 3G mobile internet.” — Jaffa Sany Ariffin, Chief Executive Officer of U Mobile.
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