Digi recently introduced three new postpaid plans – Digi Postpaid 50, Postpaid 80 and Postpaid 110. Not only are these plans a lot easier to understand compared to the previous “More Calls & SMS” and “More Internet” options, they are also a lot more attractive, offering more data for less money. Digi Postpaid 50 comes with up to 10GB of data each month for RM50 a month, while Postpaid 110 costs RM110 a month with up to 40GB of monthly data and unlimited calls.
At first glance, these plans do look very attractive indeed. On top of the bundled data, call minutes and SMS, they also come with additional services such as free storage on Capture of up to 100GB, free subscription on iflix (but only for 60 days) and even free RoamBorder for Postpaid 110 plan that offers 5GB of data and 60 minutes of talktime each month for use when you roam to Singapore. But how do these plans compare to U Mobile, the telco that is famous for their very affordable postpaid plans? Here’s a comparison.
U Mobile’s additional 8GB of data for P70 plan, as well as free data for video streaming promo are only available until
31 December 2016 (update: U Mobile has extended the promotion until 31 December 2017!)
Both Digi and U Mobile have got very attractive postpaid plans to offer. But where U Mobile offers a large chunk of data every month, Digi’s new plans divide the large figure equally into weekday and weekend quotas. Also, users would need to be aware of the fact that the weekend internet quota is only limited to its 4G network, which means that if you are traveling to places outside of Digi’s 4G LTE network, the data you use will be deducted from your all-day data, so you’ll need to monitor not only your usage, but the network you are connected to.
While the allocated all-day quota is still large enough (10GB for Postpaid 80 and 20GB for Postpaid 110) for most users to not have to worry about, this is still a rather sneaky move, as those in areas outside of Digi’s 4G network will not fully enjoy the perks of this plan.
On the other hand, while U Mobile’s Hero postpaid plans look like they have slightly less data allocation compared to Digi’s, it compensates further with very interesting value-added features. Video Onz is one such feature, allowing you to stream across popular video streaming sites including YouTube, netflix, iflix, and even Facebook videos at no cost to your data quota. On the Hero P98 plan, users can enjoy unlimited streaming on Video Onz. Digi’s new postpaid plans offer a daily or hourly pass at RM1 or RM5 respectively, for video streaming. These costs do add up, especially you’re in the mood to binge on your favourite series.
If you travel frequently around the region, U Mobile’s Hero postpaid plans also have the edge over Digi’s new plan. U Data Backpack allows users on the P70 and P98 plans to use their data quota overseas in 12 countries for free, while Digi’s new RoamBorder service gives you 5GB data and 60 minutes free calls for RM30 a month – but it’s only valid in Singapore.
Besides the high price point, it should also be noted that RoamBorder requires users to walk in to Digi stores both to activate and unsubscribe from the service. In this day and age, such a requirement is a huge hassle.
Full FAQ of Digi RoamBorder available here
Overall, U Mobile’s plans still offer better value compared to these new Digi Postpaid plans. Plus, U Mobile’s bundled data is for all-day monthly usage, unrestricted by weekend and weekday quotas. And, as someone who is on Facebook most of the time watching all kinds of videos, Video Onz is definitely my best friend. But Digi’s new postpaid plan is certainly a great move which will benefit Malaysian consumers – the competition will only mean better service for us all.
Disclosure: This article was sponsored by U Mobile.