TMnet’s mobile broadband service TMgo is now available in nine states, including East Malaysia. The expansion of the Telekom Malaysia’s LTE network appears to have been done quietly, and interestingly enough appears to cover places that are not main metropolitan areas.
The nine states with coverage are Kedah, Kelantan, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Sabah, Sarawak, and Selangor. This does not actually mean the each state receives complete coverage, and instead appears to cover places that are not covered by LTE from other telcos. It appears to be part of TM’s plan to deploy the network in outlying areas before moving into more developed places.
It is a valid plan as the urban areas already have quite a bit of access to LTE without TM having to provide another alternative. The same high-speed broadband is a bit harder to come by outside the Klang Valley.
TMgo uses either USB dongle or mobile router to connect to the network and works like other similar services. New users are able to sign up for the package for RM98 and receive a quota of 2GB for free, with an additional 500MB per month for six months. After this users will have to reload their quota monthly to continue using the service with reload packs that range from RM10 to RM40.
For more information, visit the official TMgo website.