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It’s been a while since I last posted here due to commitment in my new projects and offline duty as a new parent. Today I’m back to blogging thanks to my pathetic Internet connection, ironically. My current Internet speed provided by Streamyx, a broadband service by Telekom Malaysia (TM), is so pathetic it irks me and I had to post the speed test on my Instagram.
Then TMConnects replied to my post in Twitter, which is a good sign. So I’m here writing this lengthy post to tell my side of story in case they really care.
@sapiensbryan Hi. Have you lodged report for this matter? May we have your report number please?
— TMConnects (@TMConnects) October 26, 2015
Here goes the story!
Sometimes we face a dilemma in deciding which call plan to subscribe when we are changing our mobile phone plan or switching between mobile network providers (a.k.a. telcos). There are so many different packages and bundles available from each telco and it’s really hard to tell which is better. Therefore, here I’m putting all the figures into an organized table for side-by-side comparison and sharing my views on all postpaid call plans (with/without data) from 4 major telcos in Malaysia, namely Maxis, Celcom, DiGi & U Mobile.
I leave Yes 4G out of the comparison even though their user base has been expanding since the launch in 2010 because their WiMax network is not compatible with GSM phones that most of us are using. Besides, I only select call plans without phone bundle in order to keep the comparison simple and straightforward. Please note that only 2 call plans in my comparison are contract based, which are Ultimate Device Plans (24-month) and U Platinum (36-month) by U Mobile. Otherwise, we are free to switch plans at anytime.
Main factors influencing your decision
As we can see from the full table above, call plans from all telcos have limited data quotas which make filtering through these call plans a lot easier. Furthermore, we don’t make calls or send SMS as many as we used to, all thanks to the new generation messaging and VoIP (Voice over IP) apps, such as WhatsApp, WeChat, Google Hangout, Facebook Messenger and Skype.
Last week, I was invited to the launching event of Yes4G Chromebook. It’s the world’s first 4G WiMAX Chromebook manufactured by Samsung. This new device is a product of collaboration between Yes4G, Samsung & Google and it’s exclusively available in Malaysia from Yes4G only.
The Samsung 4G Chromebook comes with a built-in 4G WiMAX chipset that enables seamless connectivity to Yes network. A Yes ID is all you need to get connected to its network with Internet speed of up to 20Mbps and there’s no SIM card needed.
CEO of Yes4G, Wing K. Lee, revealing the first ever Samsung 4G Chromebook
Have you ever thought of sending a virtual gift to your friend or family member in Facebook and all of a sudden the gift become real and gets delivered to his/her doorstep?
Well, virtual gifts turn real is possible via Gifties! Watch the video below to see how it works.
What you need to do is :-
- 1. Connect to Gifties using your Facebook account.
- 2. Pick a gift, from the latest gadgets and fashions to dinners out and plane/hotel tickets, add a short message and send it.
- 3. Once you send your friend a gift it will show up on his wall. You can send free, or real Gifties using points.
- 3. Your friend than will reveal if the gift is going to become real or not.
- 4. In case it is real, the gift will be delivered to his doorstep!
Hope you like this free service. :)
The long awaited Yes 4G postpaid plan was finally launched today! Before this, there were only pay-as-you-go prepaid plans being offered since their official launch in November 2010.
The official Yes 4G postpaid plans are :-
- Super 48 – RM48/month, 1.5GB data
- Super 68 – RM68/month, 4GB data
- Super 98 – RM98/month, 6GB data
- Super 168 – RM168/month, 10GB data
The network speed of all postpaid plans is uncapped so you may enjoy up to 20Mbps! Besides, the postpaid line won’t be barred and no extra charges will incur if the monthly data quota is exceeded but the network speed will be reduced. No exact figure on what the throttled speed will be though. Will update again once I get the information about it.
Online storage service provider Box.net is giving away a whopping 50GB free online storage to all iOS (iPad, iPhone & iPod Touch) users if you log in to your account or register for a new account directly from their iOS app. This is Box.net latest promotion which starts from today and lasts for 50 days until 2nd December, 2011.
It’s easy to get this free 50GB online storage, just follow these steps :-
- 1. Visit the app store, search for “box.net” and download/update the latest Box app for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
- 2. Log in to your account or register for a new account directly from the app
- 3. Enjoy the free 50GB online storage on your device. :)
This special offer is valid for anyone using a Box.net Personal account on an iOS device. Your account will have an increased file size upload limit of 100MB instead of the usual 25MB too!