Last weekend was an eventful weekend as I was invited to join YES 4G Penang Food Hunt in conjunction with their roadshow at Queensbay Mall in Penang, Malaysia. YES 4G (owned by YTL Group) is a new WiMAX service provider in Malaysia and they are committed to provide the fastest Mobile Internet with Voice service here. As a Penangite through and through, I was happy to be informed that their 4G network had finally covered major areas in Penang.
YES 4G, Mobile Internet with Voice
Getting ready for the trip
The Penang Food Hunt road trip started in Kuala Lumpur at Ritz-Carlton Conference Centre and went all the way up North to Penang, passing through two cities Bidor and Ipoh. Before the road trip began, Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh (Director of YTL) and Wing K. Lee (CEO of YTL Communications) briefed us on YES 4G network, its products and services. Both gentlemen gave excellent speeches and kept urging us to experience the coverage and speed of YES 4G all along the North South Highway and on Penang Island. We happily obliged, of course!
Tan Sri Francis Yeoh & Wing K. Lee demonstrating a live video chat using YES 4G service
There were about 12 of us in this trip (let’s call it #YesPenang trip in short) accompanied by some friendly YES employees. Each of us was given a YES Huddle, a 4G WiFi Modem that allows up to 5 devices connected to it simultaneously for easy sharing of the 4G service.
YES 4G Huddle
The journey begins
3 Toyota Alphat and a YES Sprinter Van will take us to our destination. I was lucky to be arranged to take YES Sprinter Van, which was equipped with a YES Zoom, a laptop, LCD screens and a huge LCD TV! Fast vehicle with fast wireless broadband, that’s the best combination for a road trip like this!
Toyota Alphat & YES Sprinter Van
Inside YES Sprinter Van
YES Sprinter Van Equipped with YES Zoom
As soon as the Sprinter Van started the engine, countless speed tests were taken and shared over Twitter using #YesPenang hashtag throughout the entire journey. The speed was pretty fast and stable throughout the major parts of North South Highway. I was able to watch an entire 4:15 minute Youtube video without any lag at all too.
YES 4G Speed Tests
Take a look at how far the video buffering is ahead while playing!
Eat, eat and eat
Our first stop was at Bidor and we had the famous curry rice and Pun Chun Duck Noodles for lunch. I didn’t take any photo of the foods because I was very hungry and couldn’t wait any longer to taste the delicious foods.
Funny Mountain Soya Bean at Ipoh, Perak
We then continued the journey and headed straight to Penang. Heavy rain was pouring but that didn’t affect the speed of YES 4G as we still can get decent speed on a fast moving vehicle.
Reached the destination
We went to the YES 4G roadshow at Queensbay Mall once we reached Penang. I was so glad to see many people at the roadshow were interested in this new 4G Mobile Internet with Voice service.
YES 4G Roadshow at Queensbay Mall, Penang
More speed tests were taken in Penang Island and I can safely say that the download speed I got was always above 2Mbps at many places, some 5Mbps and even above 7Mbps! Do check Yes 4G network coverage to see if your area is covered.
Yes 4G Network Coverage In Penang
More posts about YES 4G will be coming up soon. Stay tuned! :)
Penang welcomed YES 4G with a double rainbow when we reached the hotel. :)
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