In case you somehow missed it, Samsung has recently unveiled its Galaxy Note 9 with much fanfare at the global launch event in New York. Closer to home, consumers are now able to place their pre-order for the phone through various parties including telcos such as Celcom.
At this moment, Celcom is accepting pre-order for Galaxy Note 9 under its FIRST postpaid plans which are available in four tiers: FIRST Gold Plus, FIRST Gold Supreme, FIRST Platinum and FIRST Platinum Plus plans. For the most part, all four plans have a lot in common.
All of them will be tied to you for 24 months, they all give you unlimited calls and unlimited data for WhatsApp and WeChat, and they all give you 100GB of video streaming on selected services via its Video Walla service. Obviously, their differences will be key to deciding which is the one for you.
For the FIRST Gold Plus plan, you get 40GB of data split evenly between weekday and weekend use for RM98 a month in addition to the price of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 itself which is RM1948. As for the FIRST Gold Supreme plan, you get 50GB of data split evenly between weekdays and weekends, for RM128 a month and RM1758 for the Galaxy Note 9. Both Gold plans will charge you 20sen per SMS to all networks.
Moving on to the FIRST Platinum plan, you have 60GB of data to use, split evenly between weekday and weekend use. You’ll have to pay RM148 a month, while the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 itself will be priced at RM1598. With the FIRST Platinum Plus, you get 100GB of data, which is not split between weekdays and weekends for a change. Your monthly bill will be RM188, and the price of the device will be RM999.
If the device is all you care about then, in the order of the plans mentioned above, the plans will set you back a total of RM4300, RM4830, RM5250, and RM5511 respectively. You could also pre-order the device with the Xpax Postpaid, but considering that the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be no cheaper than the standard price tag of RM3699 that way, you also won’t be getting all the extra freebies that you’ll otherwise get if you place your pre-order via Samsung Malaysia directly.