[Update: 06/08/2015] Still using an old U Mobile prepaid plan? You can now switch to Power Prepaid and get 1GB of internet free each month, for life.
U Mobile’s big event is scheduled for tomorrow, 23 July 2015, but it looks like the promotional materials for the “industry-changing proposition” have already been released. U Mobile will be introducing a new prepaid pack that comes with free basic internet, free high-speed internet every month, free call minutes, and more.
Maxis started the free basic internet for its #Hotlink prepaid pack, followed by Celcom Xpax Magic SIM and Digi Smart Prepaid, and now, it’s U Mobile’s turn. However, on top of offering just eliminating pay-per-use charges for data on its new prepaid plan, U Mobile is also offering 1GB of high-speed internet free every month, forever.
The starter pack of the new U Mobile Power Prepaid is priced at RM8.50 (inclusive of 6% GST). Every starter pack will come preloaded with RM5 credit, and comes with free basic internet, and free 200MB of high-speed internet and 150minutes of free on-net calls that are both valid for 10 days.
That’s not all, U Mobile is continuing its lowest call rate offer in this new prepaid pack, with call rates to all networks at only 5sen for 30 seconds – that’s just 10sen/min, one of the most affordable calling rates there is in the market. Finally, as the cherry on top of the cake, the new prepaid pack comes with 450 minutes of free calls to U Mobile numbers every month.
Of course, terms and condition applies. In order to enjoy the free 1GB of high-speed internet every month, you will need to top up a minimum of RM10 a month. Let’s hope that U Mobile will maintain its 2x credit validity, so you won’t have to top up so frequently every month. Every ringgit topped up comes with 1 day validity, which means that to keep your line active, you will need to top up RM30 every month.
The free on-net calls are offered on a daily basis – 15 minutes a day for 10 days. After that, every Ringgit topped up offers 15 minutes of free calls a day, totalling up to 450 minutes for a full month. The free basic internet offered by U Mobile is 2GB, and upon reaching the limit, you will no longer be able to browse the internet.
As for the UMI plans, everything still remains the same – U20, U25, U30, U38 and U50, all of which comes with different amount of free calls, SMS, and high-speed internet.
[Update: 6/8/2015: Switching or migrating to Power Prepaid]
For those of you who wish to switch / migrate your old U Mobile Prepaid plan to Power Prepaid, you may now do so. Simply dial *118*6*2*3# on your mobile number to get started, or send an SMS “MIG POWER” to 28118. RM3 will be charged for switching plans, and all freebies and validity from previous plan will be forfeited. You will get 10 days of active validity upon switching, and only credit balance will be brought over.
What do you think of U Mobile’s new Power Prepaid?