So you’ll be going away to another country for just a couple of days. It’s way too short and too troublesome to buy a local SIM pack at the country just to go online. For convenience’s sake, you wish to stick to your Malaysian line. So which telco offers the best international roaming rates in its postpaid plans? We gather all the unlimited data roaming rates here so you know which local telco to select in the place(s) you travel to, and which Malaysian telco should you roam with in order to enjoy the best data roaming rates.
U Mobile may be a late player in this whole Samsung Galaxy S5 telco bundle but it looks like the wait will be worth it after all…for U Mobile loyal customers at least. The telco is now teasing that they start offering the Galaxy S5 on 25 April 2014 with no upfront payment required when you sign up, meaning you only pay for the subsidized price of the device.
Ever dropped your phone into the toilet bowl or onto a tarmac floor and see your beloved device get destroyed before your very eyes, only to be told that your regular warranty does not cover such damages? U Mobile has recently unveiled a U Care Plus insurance program for your device that covers water and accidental damages and more, from only RM8/month.
Good news for U Mobile subscribers who are residing in East Malaysia, U Mobile has recently expanded its services to the region with opening of the 15th and 16th centres in Kuching and Kota Kinabalu respectively. The opening of both outlets is aimed at bringing U Mobile products and services closer to consumers in the region, allowing them to enjoy U Mobile’s high quality mobile and data services at the best rates, along with other value-added services and benefits of being a U Mobile subscriber.
There are four major telcos here in Malaysia that offers postpaid voice and messaging services along with data – Maxis, Celcom, DiGi and U Mobile. Each of these telcos have their own rates for different video and voice calls/SMS/MMS and data that are catered for different people in the market, so which one is best suited for your usage? We’ve compiled a list of all the plans offered by each of these telcos so if you want to subscribe to a postpaid line or simply wish to port to a different telco, look no further. These rates are the latest ones offered by these four telcos, which includes the latest plans from DiGi (the new SmartPlan plans with 4G LTE), as well as U Mobile’s latest Unlimited plans.
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.