Keeping pricing and taxes separate

Asking mobile phone companies to defer service taxes for prepaid customers might complicate pricing issues in future. NO doubt, many consumers are heaving a huge sigh of relief that mobile phone operators have agreed to defer yet again the 6% service tax for prepaid users which was supposed to have come into effect tomorrow. But if you are a post-paid ...

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[Insider] New MVNO called SpeakOut

A new MVNO will soon be launched in Malaysia and it is called SpeakOut. SpeakOut is prepaid service and has network agreement with one of the local telco. Not much details are available now but SpeakOut currently targets the following market:

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BlackBerry Torch 9860 Exclusive to Celcom, Price from RM1088

Celcom Axiata will be launching the BlackBerry Torch 9860 tomorrow. The new Torch will be sold from RM1088 and will be exclusive to Celcom for the time being. As part of the launch, Celcom will be offering the Torch 9860 for as low as RM88 to 20 lucky customers and RM688 for the 1st 200 customers. Celcom will also be ...

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Nokia N9 to be available in Malaysia early October, RRP at RM1799

The 1st MeeGo-based Nokia N9 smartphone was announced in Malaysia yesterday. The Nokia N9 will be available in three colors – black, cyan and magenta. It has a retail price of RM1799 for 16GB and RM2088 for 64GB. Some of the apps available on the Nokia N9 include news apps such as TheStar, Malaysia Headline, The Edge,  and other such ...

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iPhones are for Old People says HTC Boss

Speaking at the Mobile Future Forward conference in Seattle, Martin Fichter, acting president of HTC America says that kids don’t find iPhone “cool” anymore since their dads are using them. He made the comment after talking to some students at his daughter’s college. [L-R: Martin Harriman of LightSquared; Martin Fichter of HTC and Brad Stone of Bloomberg at Mobile Future ...

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Flash coming to iPhone & iPad, thanks to Adobe

Flash contents can now be delivered to Apple iPhone & iPad, thanks to Adobe Flash Media Server 4.5. Although users may not enjoy a “full flash experience”, for now, Adobe’s solution allows Flash content to be repackaged and streamed to iOS devices and other platforms, without the need to instal Flash on the device.

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6% Prepaid Service Tax Implementation Deferred

The 6% Prepaid Service Tax that was supposed to be implemented starting September 15 has been postponed to a later date. In a meeting with the mobile operators this morning, the Minister of Communications Datuk Seri Rais Yatim has asked the four mobile operators to postpone the 6% prepaid service tax on top ups and starter packs to a later ...

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PM wants Telcos to absorb 6% Prepaid Service Tax

The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Razak has called on the mobile operators to re-think their move to pass down the 6% service tax to prepaid customers in the country. He added the move was not approved by the Finance Ministry as the decision to impose taxes was taken by the telcos themselves. “The reaction and feedback from ...

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New Maxis Centre in Sandakan, Sabah

Maxis has opened a new service center which is located at Prima Square in Sandakan, the first store built to serve customers in the East Coast of Sabah especially customers in Sandakan as well as the surrounding towns of Beluran and Telupid. In addition to the new Maxis Centre, the mobile operator currently has two existing Maxis Centres in Kota Kinabalu, ...

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Free Sim Card from Maxis for Malaysian pilgrims performing the Haj

Malaysian pilgrims performing the Haj can easily connect with their loved ones who are travelling with them, and also those who are back home, thanks to Maxis. [Mariam Bevi Batcha of Maxis presenting thecompany’s contribution to YB Major General Dato’ Seri Haji Jamil Khirbin Haji Baharom (Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department), witnessedby YBhg Dato’ Paduka Ismee Ismail (CEO of ...

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