If you know where it's going
it's not worth doing !
This Chinese New Year, U mobile has some goodies in store for its prepaid users.
A new data plan, Unlimited Mobile Internet 48.
With 2GB usage quota, UMI 48 is suitable for users with moderate demand for data.
In fact, it's more than a data plan, like other UMI plans, UMI 48 comes with free calls and free SMS to all networks.
How fast a 3G broadband can go?
3.6Mbps? That is the 3G speed we used to know. In reality, however, if you got a Maxis, Celcom or Digi broadband, you most likely end up somewhere between 1 - 2 Mbps.
7.2Mbps? Recently, all 3G providers have doubled up the indicative speed in their broadband offering. But personally I didn’t notice any increase in speed.
42 Mbps? Are you kidding me? The next question: you sure this is 3G? Malaysia 4G broadband provider like P1 is still rolling out package “for optimal outdoor use” with “speed up to 1Mbps”.
Again, the question, is P1 really 4G?
And, how should we classify this 42Mbps broadband from U Mobile?
U mobile is quietly expanding its 3G broadband coverage throughout Malaysia.
“Quietly” because the company doesn’t seems to actively promote the new coverage areas. Well, at least I didn’t see any publicity in the press or media, unless it probably appeared in the local sections of some newspaper.
Even its website is keeping rather mum, nothing in the main page talking about new coverage. Only way is to find it out yourself, by clicking on the “coverage" menu, which will then display a page with coverage map.
A quick check on the map, (part of) Penang is now under covered.
When high-speed internet becomes a necessity, choosing the right broadband is not becoming any simpler.
Unless you go for fixed line, then is “end of the story”, only one choice out there, some prefers to say “no choice”.
Things get complicated if you need the mobility, or broadband on the go. With Maxis, Celcom, Digi, U Mobile, P1, YES, and more to come; comparing prices, usage limit and sifting out hidden clauses in T&C turns out to be a daunting tasks.
This is a simple, yet comprehensive review on 3G broadband. P1 and YES are excluded since both are tagged as 4G.
Digi broadband without modem package comes with SIM card only. After inserting into your 3G modem, you need some simple steps before you can connect.
Example here is a U Mobile modem, which is unlocked (check with your modem provider to confirm, if the modem is locked, you need a password to unlock)
Open the internet connection wizard, click setting.
Add a new connection profile, important settings:
Save the changes and you're done.
The value of dial number *99# is the same across all networks. Only thing different is APN name, Following is a list of APN name for 3G service providers in Malaysia.
I’m a “loyal” Streamyx user for the past 10 years, simply because I got no better choice.
Recently, as a token of appreciation to the continuous support, Streamyx has given me a special reward - frequent disconnection.
“The longer you stay with us, the greater the reward”, precisely define what I’m getting now; the connection drop has becoming more frequent...
Determined to end my frustration, I started to look around.
A new wireless broadband and mobile service provider is on the horizon. Not “just another” telco / cellular operator / internet service provider, it’s one with an extra edge - 4G -.
Plan / package pricing will only be announced on 19th November.
This is a quick review of wireless broadband in Malaysia, focusing mainly on download speed, which is the primary concern for most broadband subscribers
Testing were done in three areas : Mutiara Damansara (adjacent to Ikea), Bandar Utama (BU7) and Kajang(near UKM). Of the three, Mutiara Damansara is the only one with HSDPA connectivity for Maxis, Celcom and Digi, and is well within the coverage sweetspot of P1 Wimax. Therefore, when referring to dl speed, I'm quoting the test result from Mutiara Damansara.