[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.
Good news for U Mobile subscribers in the East Cost and East Malaysia, U Mobile is now offering extra 100% of data for its UMI 18 prepaid users when they activate their plan today. The move is part of the telco’s aggressive measures to expand its market presence, especially in the region.
Good news for U Mobile prepaid users, calling has just gotten a lot more affordable with U Mobile’s new Voice Plans that allows you to make calls from as low as RM0.08/minute. There are two new Voice Plans – V20 and V30 that costs RM20 and RM30 respectively, and comes bundled with voice minutes that are valid for 30 days.
So, you’re not a fan of the latest and greatest smartphones in the market. For you, a simple smartphone to keep you connected with your family and friends is more than enough, and would rather not cut a huge hole in your pocket just to own one. Here is a list of all the phones you can get for “free” from local telcos – Maxis, Celcom, U Mobile and DiGi.
U Mobile has recently added the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom to its device bundles, allowing you to get one of the latest camera smartphone from the Korean company from as low as RM449; the recommended retail price is RM1,699. As always, the telco is offering the device with its postpaid plans starting from as low as RM58 a month.
In our busy lives today, we often lose contact with our friends, and thanks to the Internet and social media, the distance between two people becomes further and further away. U Mobile has recently announced a “Project Buah Tangan” that aims to reconnect Malaysians through a simple practice that has been largely forgotten – the act of giving.
U Mobile has become the first local telco to open pre-orders for the new Huawei Ascend P7.
Oddly enough, there are no pricing details yet available on the site, and there isn’t much information beyond the fact that there is an early bird promotion that offers a Huawei Ultra Thin Power Bank for the first 100 hundred pre-orders – though that information appears to be wrong.
[Update @ June 27, 12:45pm] U Mobile has announced that the Ascend P7 will be available with no upfront payment, with a subsidized device price from as low as RM188. More below.
We’ve seen mobile payment solutions tied to your smartphone around the world for a while now with Square being one of the more popular in the US. U Mobile have brought a solution of their own, hoping to make mobile payments a lot easier for small business owners. Introducing QuickPay by U Mobile, a dongle that fits into the headphone jack of your iOS or Android device and allows you to accept mobile payments from credit or debit cards just about anywhere.
The Xperia Z2 is the followup to the popular Xperia Z1 which was one of my favourite phones of the year last year and today both U Mobile and DiGi have come up with their various plans for the device. Since 3/4 players have deals for the phone, it’s no better time than now to have a telco price comparison to help you decide which plans suit you best!
*UPDATED WITH THE LATEST MAXIS ONE PLAN DEALS*