Now that all four of the major telcos (Digi, Maxis, Celcom, and U Mobile) in Malaysia have put up their postpaid bundles for Samsung’s latest flagship – the Galaxy S7 edge, let’s take a closer look at each of them.
The full list of plans from all four telcos is quite extensive, so we’ve broken them down based on the monthly commitments. You can also find the full list of plans at the end of the article.
Monthly Commitment Of RM100 Below
The cheapest postpaid bundles from Digi, Celcom, and U Mobile all come with a monthly commitment of less than RM100. A quick look at the table will reveal that Celcom and Digi’s plans offer plenty of value for both data-heavy or calls-heavy users. Digi and Celcom’s plans also have the ability to carry forward unused data to the next month. That being said, for call and SMS rates, U Mobile offers the lowest rates of the bunch.
Monthly Commitment From RM101 to RM200
Surprisingly in this price range, there are only three plans for you to choose from – the Digi Postpaid 148 plans and the U Mobile UD135 plan. Together with Internet Rollover, Digi’s mobile data offering of up to 14GB is substantially higher compared to U Mobile’s 6GB quota – even if U Mobile’s UD135 plan is RM13 less per month.
When it comes to free calls and SMS, U Mobile is not offering much. Putting them side by side, Digi is offering 500 minutes free calls and 500 SMS with the More Internet plan and unlimited calls and texts if you’re on the More Calls and SMS plan.
Monthly Commitment OF RM201 And Above
For those looking to get more out of their plans, this is the price range you should be looking at. Digi’s plan seems to be the most value for money with the monthly commitment of RM238 but with up to 20GB of data, whereas Celcom and Maxis only offer 4GB and 5GB to 8GB of mobile Internet respectively.
There’s no need to worry about calls and SMS as these plans have zero quota. Digi’s More Internet Postpaid 238 gives 1,000 minutes and 1,000 SMS, which should be more than enough for a month’s use.
Apart from that, it’s also worth noting that for the total monthly commitment fee you’re paying (and cost of ownership), Maxis does not allow for Internet quota to be carried forward. While Celcom has the feature, only 2GB of data can be brought forward.
Here is the full comparison table for your reference:
Depending on your budget, there’s definitely a plan to suit your needs. Maxis and Celcom have Zerolution and NewPhone respectively to offer an easy upgrade path to a new phone every year at one fixed monthly price.
Of course, you can purchase the device directly from Samsung retail stores at the price of RM3,099 and not be tied down to a postpaid contract for 24 months. For more information on the device, check out our review of the Galaxy S7 edge.