YES (4G Mobile Internet With Voice) Has Come To Penang, Malaysia! #YesPenang

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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
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
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 Huddle
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
Toyota Alphat & YES Sprinter Van

YES 4G Sprinter Van
Inside YES Sprinter Van

YES 4G Sprinter Van with YES Zoom
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
YES 4G Speed Tests

Watching Youtube Video
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.

The second stop was at Ipoh, Perak. We packed the famous Aun Kheng Lim Salted Chicken for our dinner and had a couple glasses of Funny Mountain Soya Bean to quench our thirst.

Funny Mountain Soya Bean, Ipoh
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.

Queensbay Mall YES 4G Roadshow
YES 4G Roadshow at Queensbay Mall, Penang

Queensbay Mall YES 4G Roadshow

Queensbay Mall YES 4G Roadshow

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
Yes 4G Network Coverage In Penang

More posts about YES 4G will be coming up soon. Stay tuned! :)

Rainbow
Penang welcomed YES 4G with a double rainbow when we reached the hotel. :)

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