Now that we already done with Yes 4G and its WiMAX-equipped Samsung Chromebook, let’s move on to the reason that somehow open the opportunity for us to come across the notebook: the telco’s partnership with Konsortium Transnasional Berhad (KTB) to deliver internet connectivity to KTB’s passengers while en route to their destinations.
The partnership is nothing new as we have reported about it back in January. That being said, yesterday’s launch did revealed one interesting fact: the partnership with KTB is just the start of YTL Communications’ plan to deploy Yes 4G Wi-Fi Hotspots across the country.
Customers will be able to utilize the service by using existing Yes 4G ID that they used with their personal Yes 4G devices or by obtaining Yes 4G Wi-Fi Pass. The passes are available in two nominations: a 1-day pass with 500MB worth of data and a 7-day pass with 1GB data quota. Obtainable through Yes Stores as well as through retail partners and online, the passes are priced at RM 5 and RM 16 respectively.
Yes 4G has not yet announced any deployment timeline for its Wi-Fi Hotspots at the time being, so we’ll keep you posted once that information is made available by the company.