A very reliable source has informed us that DiGi is set to open sales of the Xiaomi Mi 3 at midnight tonight, and will bundle it for free with a 24-month DG SmartPlan contract. The device will only be sold via its online store, and customers who successfully purchased the device can collect it at various DiGi outlets nationwide.
DiGi is the first local telco to be offering Xiaomi’s flagship device in the country. Given the low RM889 retail price, we were pretty sure that DiGi will bundle it for free in its offer, and the information provided by our source seems to confirm it. Apparently, the Xiaomi Mi 3 will be available to all current DiGi subscribers and MNP applications, and the device will be bundled with a 24-month contract of the SmartPlan 148, which comes with 6GB of data, 600 minutes and 600 SMS.
Upon each successful purchase, customers will be required to pick up their Mi 3 across 22 different DiGi outlets nationwide. [Update @ 5:59pm] Our source has confirmed that free home delivery options will also be offered. More importantly, pre-orders for the Mi 3 postpaid bundle is set to open and midnight tonight, and orders are on a first come, first served basis only. There’s no word yet on whether the initial stock, which is said to be in the thousands, will be replenished.
If you’re looking to grab yourself a Mi 3, and perhaps increase your chances of owning one given the limited stocks offered by Xiaomi Malaysia, this could be something worth taking a look at, especially considering that the only other high-end device available for free with DG SmartPlan 148 is the Sony Xperia Z Ultra.
Cover image: a leaked image of the electronic direct mailer which will be sent out to those who have registered their interest last week.