New documents have revealed an extensive campaign by the American National Security Agency (NSA) and British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) to steal and decrypt information from global telecommunications networks. This involved hacking into and monitoring the manufacture of SIM cards that form the backbone of all smartphone communications.
A woman was shocked to discover that her son had somehow managed to rack up a bill of RM586,553 on his smartphone. However, DiGi eventually noticed the error and it was discovered that the massive number was a result of a missed decimal point; the actual amount owed is “only” RM5,865.53.
Local telco Maxis has deployed 1000 of its own employees in a Peninsula Malaysia-wide test of its modernised data network. This “New Network Test Drive” covers major metropolitan areas in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Pahang, Penang, and Johor, and is a way to get Maxis’ own people to experience the network while engaging with the public.
Waking up early to attend Celcom’s launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5 paid off for retired military office Abdul Hamid Husin as he was gifted the smartphone for being the first in line. Abdul Hamid had arrived to the queue at 6.30am, despite the Blue Cube in Sunway Pyramid only opening it’s doors at 10am.
When Whatsapp first announced on Monday that they would be introducing voice calls to their immensely popular app, we predicted that mobile telecommunication providers across the globe would become very worried with how this development would effect them. It didn’t take long for Singtel to fire off the first shots to protect their interests.
Apologies for the late release! This week on the Weekly News Roundup, we take a look at the 2 new phablets on the market from first-time phablet makers Nokia and HTC! Also we discuss the fines on local telcos as well as the Government’s HSBB plans for 2020!
Say “hello” to yet another telco in Malaysia, Altel Communications, an upcoming prepaid service in Malaysia that offers LTE connectivity. Riding off Celcom’s LTE 2600MHz spectrum, Altel boasts competitive domestic call rates, low broadband adoption fee, and premium customer service like no other, perhaps one very important thing we could all get used to. “From […]
Still haven’t gotten the latest iPad or iPad mini you’ve always wanted? Maxis has finally updated its iPad bundle, offering the iPad mini from as low as RM899, and the latest iPad from RM1,349. We previously shared that Maxis was only offering both devices at KLCC Maxis center. The plans were specifically catered for iPad with […]
Can’t wait to get your hands on the new BlackBerry Z10? Maxis has just officially launched the device that will be available for purchase starting tomorrow from as low as RM1,268 but if you’re a Maxis One Club (MOC) member, you can get it at only RM988. Maxis unveiled its packages earlier today along with […]
Local carrier DiGi has announced via its Facebook page that some of its transmission equipment in Kuala Lumpur has been vandalised. In a quick statement with a photo posted on its Facebook page, the damaged equipment is causing transmission issues around Hartamas, Damansara as well as areas around KL city centre. The telco did mention […]
Celcom To Announce 4G LTE Plans Before Chinese New Year, Expects To Cover Klang Valley, Penang and Johor By Mid-Year
While it was not an actual launch event or anything close to it, Celcom has finally shed more lights on its 4G LTE service through a briefing with members of the media last Friday. For starters, Celcom Axiata Berhad’s Chief Marketing Officer, Zalman Aefendy Zainal Abidin has confirmed that the telco will be rolling out […]
As mentioned earlier, Celcom has set up two LTE demo area for consumers to experience the company’s upcoming LTE services. One of them is located at Menara Celcom and the other one is the Blue Cube at Sunway Pyramid which we have just visited few hours ago to test out the LTE service ourselves. According […]
Now that Maxis has opened its ROI for the iPhone 5 which is scheduled for 14 December 2012, it is without a doubt that the other telcos will follow shortly. Celcom has also opened its ROI for the much awaited device so if you’re interested, register with Celcom now and be one of the first […]
Find it annoying that most of Maxis phone packages all requires you to sign up for a postpaid plan along with a separate data plan? The telco has finally just introduced its SurfMore plans targeted at heavy internet users from as low as RM50/month. SurfMore75 comes with 5GB of mobile internet while SurfMore50 comes with […]
It’s almost here, the 5.5” Samsung Galaxy Note II you’ve been waiting for will hit the shelves this Friday and if you do not want to miss out your chance to be one of the first to own one, register with Celcom to be the first to know about the exclusive launch updates and offers […]
Need a new Ultrabook or a tablet that comes bundled with a big broadband package for your demanding usage? Check out U Mobile’s new device bundles with Acer products including the Iconia Tab A701, Aspire S3 Ultrabook and Aspire V5 notebook from as low as RM799. Sign up for a broadband bundle for 24 months […]
Still thinking which quad-core device you should buy? It looks like DiGi just lowered its pricing of the HTC One X to as low as RM899 when you sign up for a package from them. At the launch, DiGi offered the flagship HTC device from RM1,249 and not too long later, they lowered the price […]