It is no secret that TM has LTE capability under its wings and that very capability has existed even before the company announced its purchase of P1 4G. Now, it seems like TM is finally ready to offer its LTE network to consumers via a new service called TMgo.
According to TMgo’s official website which was briefly accessible earlier today before it was sealed off, the company is planning to offer the service in Pendang, Kedah and Melaka Tengah, Melaka. This revelation coincides with the report that TM has been testing LTE in Kedah last year.
Based on the information that is currently shown on the site, TMgo is generally a prepaid LTE service. It has two type of starter packs: the first one comes with a D-Link DWM-221 USB modem while the other includes a D-Link DWR-930 mobile Wi-Fi hotspot.
Together with respective LTE devices, both starter packs also includes preloaded 2GB quota, free 500MB Super Bonus quota for 6 months, and 30-days validity. They are also equally priced at RM 98 per pack which is rather interesting since the DWM-221 USB modem itself is currently priced at RM 259 in Compuzone and even though we not able to find the pricing for DWR-930, we believe that it will cost more than RM 200 since the price for D-Link DWR-730 HSPA+ mobile Wi-Fi hotspot is already RM 189.
In terms of credit reload options, the website stated that users are able to choose from 500MB up to 6GB with validity period from a single day to 30 days; with the cost ranging from RM10 to RM40. Specifically, this is how TM laid down the reload options for TMgo:
According to TMgo’s FAQ document, there are several additional reload options such as 3.5GB quota for 30 days at RM 30 and 6GB for 60 days at RM 50. The same documents also apparently mentioned that TMgo is capable of providing data speed of up to 20Mbps but of course, that is based on a best effort basis. Last but not least, TMgo’s site has stated that there are no data charges for certain apps (the site didn’t list them though) which is rather similar to what mobile telcos such as DiGi have been doing as of late.
Do note that the website is still under construction with plenty of details are still missing from it (it is in fact now password-protected), so we believe some of the info that we mentioned above might change when the time comes for TM to finally announce TMgo to the world. Don’t worry, we’ll keep you posted once that happens.