As Malaysia has a high penetration rate of mobile phones, it is not surprising that our mobile telco industry is also highly competitive as well. Following the winding down of Tron, it has also come to our attention that another local Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) will be closing its doors next month as well.
Made its debut in 2013, Buzzme utilizes U Mobile in order to deliver its service to customers. The company went through a rebrand in 2016 and actually has quite an ambitious plan to spread its wings throughout the region.
We were first notified of its upcoming closure when a reader forwarded us a screenshot of an SMS last week which stated that Buzzme will be ending its service on 31 January 2019:
Unlike Tron which has several options for its customers, Buzzme’s customers don’t really have other choices apart from porting out to other telcos before 28 January 2019 if they want to continue using their existing number as stated above.
(Source: Buzzme. Thanks for the tips, Josh HD and KevinNgTK!)