Last week, Webe has stated the plans that were leaked into Internet prior to the telco’s launch event were not official plans. We have since discovered that the telco is indeed telling the truth but that doesn’t mean the plans is not real. Available for selected individuals until early May 2016, the 20GB plan is apparently called Webe Pioneer Plan.
This fact was discovered through this particular login page which can be actually be seen on a Google Search result alongside a reference to the plan in its description. Together with our friends at Amanz, we went through 2,941 line of codes within the page after realizing that it actually contains the FAQ for the Webe Pioneer Plan as well as the full terms and conditions for Webe’s services.
Priced at RM 10.60 instead of RM 8 as shown on the mock website, the FAQ pointed out that the Webe Pioneer Plan carries 20GB of mobile data alongside 1,000 minutes of local calls and 1,000 minutes of domestic SMS. Interestingly, users need to purchase a Personal Wi-Fi Pass which provides 2 hours of usage for RM 6.36 if they need to tether their phone’s data for up to 5 other devices.
The FAQ also stated that Pioneer Plan subscribers Internet speed will be throttled to 128kbps after they fully utilized the 20GB quota. Not only that, it also specifically mentioned that Webe users are only able to download peer-to-peer contents (such as torrent files) at 64kbps.
Additionally, subscribers are not able to carry forward their unused data to the next bill cycle. In terms of data roaming, it seems that Webe offers two types of Data Roam Passes but further information is only available inside the protected section of the website.
Interestingly, Webe’s Pioneer Plan comes with an expiry date which has been set on 31 July 2016. Once that happen, subscribers will be automatically converted to the consumer plan. The FAQ also touched on the Webe’s coverage area and provided a link to the coverage maps on Webe’s website which are surprisingly can be viewed by anyone without the need to login at the time this article is published.
Based on these maps, we noticed that Webe’s 2G and 3G coverage include big part of the country while its 4G network which runs on 850MHz spectrum are still small at the moment. That being said, most cities and major towns in every state within Malaysia are still part of Webe’s 4G coverage:
Somehow, the FAQ did not include the RM 80 unlimited plan that was also part of the leak earlier this month. At the same time, it also didn’t mention any information regarding Webe’s plan for consumers which is expected to be made official in the middle of this year. All in all, we all still have to wait for that to happen in order to know what Webe actually have to offer for consumers in Malaysia.