Telcos in Malaysia have already begun promoting their pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. The two new models are slated to be released in the Malaysian market on 16 March 2018, although preorder customers will be able to pick their devices up a whole week ahead of the official release.
Telco players teased consumers with bite size details of how they can get their hands on this anticipated release. The pre-order starts from 1st to 4th March 2018 and, as an added bonus, pre-order customers will receive a Harman Kardon Onyx Mini Bluetooth speaker worth RM699 (while stocks last).
One of the first telcos to tease the pre-order yesterday, Digi’s pre-order starts from RM2,899 for the Galaxy S9 and RM3,489 for the Galaxy S9+.
Samsung fans and Maxis customers can rejoice as the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are made available under its popular Zerolution postpaid offering – advertising a zero cash upfront. Possibly one of the lowest monthly commitment compared to the other telcos, the Zerolution is the ideal plan for those who want the flexibility to upgrade to the latest model the year after.
That said, users can also purchase the devices via normal contract as well.
If you’re looking for the lowest device price, look no further than U Mobile. Under its Ultimate Device postpaid plans, the devices prices are going for as low as RM1,819 and RM2,859 for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ respectively. Do note that U Mobile has a higher advance payment, which will go towards your monthly bill. That said, this charge will be waived for auto debit subscribers.
Celcom announced its Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ offering in the wee hours of 1st March. The Facebook post revealed that the devices will be available under its EasyPhone plan, where Celcom users can expect to pay from as low as RM95 per month.
The programme allows users to go on a 24-month instalment plan. The only catch is that you would need to visit the nearest Blue Cube or selected Celcom certified partners to sign-up. Despite its name, the programme is actually quite complex – warranting the need to go to an actual outlet. Additionally, EasyPhone customers must stay in contract with the telco for 24 months.
Moreover, for new customers and those who have been with Celcom for less than 12 months, there is an upfront payment of three months x EasyPhone monthly fee. This will be waived if you’ve been with the telco for more than a year.