SPAD MeterOn App: Verify Taxi Drivers, Track Journey, Make Report

Malaysia’s Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) has made made available a new smartphone application called MeterOn for Taxi passengers. It said that MeterOn is one of SPAD’s initiatives to improve the quality of taxi services in Malaysia. The SPAD MeterOn app allow passengers to verify taxi drivers, track a journey, estimate the taxi fare, and send SOS alerts. Key features ...

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Prepaid Reloads will be priced higher with GST, comes with free voice & SMS for the 1st 3-months

As 1st reported on the MalaysianWireless Facebook, prepaid reloads from the Telcos including Maxis, Celcom Axiata, DiGi, U Mobile, Tune Talk and the others will be priced higher with the 6% Goods and Services Tax (GST). Yesterday, the Malaysian Government have said that the prepaid reload pricing will not be increased as GST will replace the previous 6% sales and ...

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Tune Talk Prepaid Reload comes with free airtime up to RM20 despite GST

With the implementation of the 6% Goods and Services Tax (GST) yesterday, all Telecommunication/mobile services, in general, will now be subjected to GST. Yesterday, a number of Telcos (including Maxis, Celcom, DiGi, Tune Talk & U Mobile) have taken the advantage of GST to increase the pricing of the prepaid reload. Below are some of the pricing of prepaid reload ...

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Government said Prepaid Reload pricing will be maintained but Telcos choose to add 6% GST

The Malaysian Government implemented the 6% Goods and Services Tax (GST) starting today (1st April 2015) including on all goods and services consumed in the telecommunications sector. GST is replacing both the current Sales Tax and Service Tax and is part of the government’s tax reform programme “to enhance the capability, effectiveness and transparency of the country’s tax administration and ...

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WhatsApp voice service is another wake-up call for operators [Comment]

WhatsApp soft-launched its voice call functionality for Android devices in the version of the app released on 27 January 2015. At the time of writing, the feature is activated when a user who has installed the latest version receives a WhatsApp call from another user who already has the feature enabled. This launch increases WhatsApp’s ability to compete with rivals, ...

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Frost & Sullivan: Celcom customers most loyal, U Mobile most recommended Telco

Market research firm, Frost & Sullivan conducted an online survey from October to November 2014, involving 1,300 respondents, randomly selected from consumer online panels, to measure customer experience in the telecommunications sector in Malaysia. Hazmi Yusof, Country Head & Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific at Frost & Sullivan said that based on the Frost & Sullivan’s Malaysia Telecommunications Services Customer ...

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Total of 497 million LTE subscriptions worldwide as of 2014

GSA, the Global mobile Suppliers Association, revealed there were 497 million LTE (Long Term Evolution) subscriptions worldwide by 31 December 2014. A total of 290 million LTE subscriptions were gained in the year, equivalent to 140% annual growth. GSA said that LTE subscriptions are growing faster than any other mobile communications system technology, and by a substantial margin.

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WeChat reward campaign in collaboration with Huawei, Chatime, Grabtaxi

WeChat, one of the world’s fastest growing social application has launched its WeReward campaign for the first time in Malaysia. The campaign will run from 25 March to 25 April, where WeChat Malaysia has collaborated with local brands such as Huawei, Chatime Malaysia, Grabtaxi, MCash and Zalora. The aim of the campaign is to reward loyal fans that uses the ...

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PIKOM expect ICT sales to drop up to 30% with GST Implementation

The National ICT Association of Malaysia (PIKOM) shared its outlook on the country’s ICT sector with the imminent impact of the 6% Goods and Services Tax (GST) which is to be implemented on April 1st 2015. Due to the general uncertainties arising from the imposition of the 6% GST on technology products (currently zero percent under the Sales and Service ...

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MCMC issued a total of RM1.01mil compound to Telcos

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has issued 23 compounds totaling RM1.01 million to 4 Telcos and 2 MVNOs (Mobile Virtual Network Operators) on the issue of dropped calls and personal information of prepaid users leaked to 3rd parties. In a media statement, released in Bahasa Malaysia, made no mention about the time or period of the dropped call ...

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MaxisOne Plan Start postpaid quietly launched, RM58/month

Maxis has quietly made available a new postpaid plan called MaxisONE plan starting on 19 March last week. No official announcement from Maxis at the point of writing. The new postpaid, part of the MaxisOne plan, offers the lowest monthly fee among the plans at RM58 a month. Details below.

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Picture Story: U Mobile iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus launch

The Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is now available from U Mobile. On Tuesday, U Mobile unveiled its iPhone 6 plans with installment from as low as RM98 with U MicroCredit, the first ever device financing programme offered by Telco. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were made available yesterday at U Mobile stores nationwide.

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Buy Xperia devices, get Free Sony merchandises worth up to RM209

Sony Mobile Communications announced its “Great Sony Treats” promotion starting today, featuring a variety of latest Sony devices, that will run from 20th – 29th March 2015. For the next ten days only, consumers who purchase selected Xperia smartphones, tablets and accessories are entitled to free gift redemption of Sony merchandises worth up to RM209. The free gifts include 16GB ...

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Ovum Comment: Facebook Messenger Money Transfer

Social networking company, Facebook, announced today that American users of its Facebook Messenger app would be able to link their debit cards (MasterCard or Visa) to the service and use it to transfer/send/receive money to one another. The app now features a small ‘$’ sign above the keyboard which will allow users to access the payment interface. They can then ...

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U Mobile iPhone 6 price from RM98/month, no contract Postpaid & Prepaid plans

Malaysia’s 4th largest Telco in terms of subscribers has launched its iPhone 6 plans for prepaid and postpaid. The new U Mobile iPhone prepaid and postpaid plans are exactly the same and offers the same benefits. Called iPlan, it starts from RM40 a month, comes with no contract. Apart from the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus, U ...

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