U Mobile’s “Industry-Changing” launch will be happening tomorrow. The telco promises to give consumers “great value in the form of greater voice and mobile data allocations, as well as a string of value-added services”.
We already know that it involves giving “free Internet for life” with their on-going #FreeInternetForLife campaign, but nobody’s sure what exactly will be announced tomorrow. What could it be?
1. New prepaid packs with free basic Internet
Let’s hope that the free Internet will not load images as slowly as this teaser image on U Mobile’s #FreeInternetForLife webpage
Since U Mobile just refreshed its postpaid call plans and postpaid broadband plans, tomorrow’s announcement could very well be related to a new prepaid plan. Hotlink, Xpax and Digi now all have prepaid plans that offer free basic internet at 64kbps, so this could be U Mobile’s move – it also tallies with the company’s #FreeInternetForLife tagline.
2. New UMI plans with big data quota
The only thing great about free basic Internet is that you won’t get charged pay-per-use rates when your high-speed Internet quota runs out, or when you forget to subscribe to a data plan. However, at 64kbps, it is practically unusable for anything more than instant messaging.
What if U Mobile introduces new UMI plans that offer more data? And in keeping with its “industry-changing” premise, it could offer these plans at better prices than the competition?
3. New permanent postpaid plan with big data quota
U Mobile’s current postpaid plan promotion is only available until 31 August 2015. After that, it will revert back to the usual price – U28 with 1GB of data for RM28 a month, P50 with 3GB of data for RM50 a month and P70 with 4.5GB for RM70 a month.
Industry sources have indicated that several telcos have been preparing to unleash new, ultra-competitive postpaid plans that offer significantly higher data quotas at current monthly commitments. This could be what U Mobile will unleash tomorrow.
4. Carry forward unused Internet
Could #FreeInternetForLife mean the ability to carry forward unused Internet forever with no data caps? It sounds like a wish list, but this feature is already possible for new Celcom prepaid Xpax and postpaid Celcom First users. On top of that, U Mobile has built a reputation for offering more data at affordable prices, so this would be a natural progression.
These are our best guesses that cover both prepaid and postpaid offerings, based on our sources and our observation of the trends in the telco space. Then again, perhaps U Mobile can surprise us all with something truly revolutionary? We’ll find out soon enough.
What do you think U Mobile will be announcing tomorrow? Share your thoughts in the comments below!