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Dear Streamyx (Telekom Malaysia), Please Stop Trolling Me!

Monday 26 October 2015 @ 6:26 pm

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.

Here goes the story!

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Dear Streamyx (Telekom Malaysia), Please Stop Trolling Me!

Which Postpaid Call Plan (With Data) By Major Telcos In Malaysia Is Best For You?

Friday 22 August 2014 @ 5:15 am

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.

Malaysia Telco Call Plans Comparison

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.

Malaysia Telco Call Plans Comparison
Malaysia Telco Call Plans Comparison Full Table – Updated 22/8/14 (Click to enlarge)

Maxis Call Plans

Celcom Call Plans

DiGi Call Plans

U Mobile Call Plans


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.

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Celcom Offers Sony Xperia Tablet Z From RM1438 With Celcom First Data Plans

Saturday 15 June 2013 @ 4:09 am

Sony Xperia Tablet Z will be officially launched in Malaysia on 19th June 2013 but Celcom gets ahead of everyone by offering the world’s thinnest and lightest water resistant tablet from as low as RM1,438 bundled with Celcom First Data plans starting today (15th June 2013).

Celcom offers Sony Xperia Tablet Z from as low as RM1438

Sony Xperia Tablet Z launch at Celcom outlets

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z will be available today ONLY at the following 5 selected Celcom outlets :-

  • Blue Cube @ Iconic, Sunway
  • Blue Cube @ Pavilion
  • Blue Cube @ The Gardens
  • CXP @ eCurve PJ
  • CXP, Kuchai Enterpreneur Park @ Kuchai Lama

The tablet will then be available nationwide on 19th June 2013.

Celcom bundle Sony Xperia Tablet Z with First Data plans

Exclusively at Celcom launch today, lucky customers will stand a chance to enjoy an additional discount of up to RM500 so Sony Xperia Tablet Z could be yours for just RM938! Besides, Celcom is giving away NFC Bluetooth speakers worth RM199 too. Head over to the launch today and you could be one of the proud owners of this latest tablet from Sony and walk away with freebies.

Celcom First Bundle

Sony Xperia Tablet Z is bundled with Celcom First Data plans in either 12 months or 24 months contract. All 3 First Data plans include pay-per-use voice at 15 sen/min for voice and video calls, 10 sen/SMS and 20 sen/MMS to all networks and may be used when SIM card is inserted into a voice compatible smartphone, as the call function is not supported on the Sony Xperia Tablet Z.

Sony Xperia Tablet Z
RRP: RM1,999
Celcom First Data
Lite + Voice
Celcom First Data
Basic + Voice
Celcom First Data
Advance + Voice
Monthly Commitment RM48 RM68 RM98
Speed Up to 1.5Mbps Up to 3.6Mbps Up to 5Mbps
Data volume 1.5GB 4GB 6GB
Contract 12 months 24 months 12 months 24 months 12 months 24 months
Device Price RM1,788 RM1,738 RM1,688 RM1,738 RM1,588 RM1,438
Upfront Payment RM200 RM300 RM350 RM500
Monthly Rebate RM20 x 10 months RM30 x 10 months RM35 x 10 months RM50 x 10 months

Data and pay-per-use voice bundle allows you to switch the SIM card between the tablet and your smartphone. The SIM card can go into the tablet when you need to use only data; Whereas you can insert the same SIM card into a smartphone when you need to make calls.

Celcom First Data plans come with pay-per-use voice

World’s thinnest and lightest water resistant tablet

Inside Sony Xperia Tablet Z, there’s a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.5GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB of storage expandable with microSD and powered by a 6,000mAh battery. The latest Snapdragon asynchronous processor offers breathtaking speed and jaw-dropping graphics, giving you powerful computing but without lightning-speed battery drain.

Sony Xperia Tablet Z is the world's thinnest and lightest water resistant tablet

On the exterior, Sony Xperia Tablet Z has a 10.1″ TFT screen that gives you a Full HD 1920×1200 pixels resolution display. The brilliant Reality Display is powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, which enhances the clarity and richness of every image. It’s amazing how Sony is able to make it the world’s thinnest (6.9mm) and lightest (495g) tablet in the market despite having all these advanced features. Not to mention the tablet supports the 4G LTE network in our country too!

Sony Xperia Tablet Z is water-resistant and dust proof

In summary, the Sony Xperia Tablet Z boasts a myriad of amazing features:

  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), 1.5GHz Quad Core Processor – Super fast performance on the fastest network.
  • 10.1″ HD Reality Display (1920×1200px resolution, pixel density 224ppi) – Large enough screen for you to enjoy all your favourite movies and series in wide view.
  • 8.1MP Rear Camera, 2.2MP Front Camera – High resolution picture-taking and full HD video shooting ensures you don’t miss a second.
  • Water-resistant (IPX5/7 rating) and Dust-proof (IP5X rating) – Bring it wherever you go without worries of getting it wet.
  • NFC Enabled – Share pictures, documents and more in a whole new way.
  • 4G LTE Compatible – Experience the tablet on the fastest network.
Sony Xperia Tablet Z

Why choose Celcom First?

  • Bring your tablet experience to the next level with the best network.
  • It’s Malaysia’s fastest network with the widest coverage.
  • You can enjoy the best plans and rates with Celcom First.
  • Celcom customers always get to be the first to enjoy the most exclusive privileges.
  • Celcom’s many accolades have resulted in various industry awards such as Broadband Service Provider of the Year and Mobile Service Provider of the Year by Frost & Sullivan.

For more information of the device or the bundled plans, head over to Celcom’s Xperia Tablet Z page. Better still, get to your nearest Blue Cube today to test it out for yourself.

Yes 4G Google Chromebook Launch & Some FAQ

Friday 31 May 2013 @ 5:03 pm

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.

Yes4G Chromebook Launch

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
CEO of Yes4G, Wing K. Lee, revealing the first ever Samsung 4G Chromebook

Yes4G Chromebook Launch

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Yes 4G Launched Super Postpaid Plans With Unlimited Data

Thursday 1 March 2012 @ 12:33 pm

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.

Yes 4G Postpaid Unlimited Plans

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
Yes 4G Postpaid Plans

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.

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