Saturday, June 10, 2023

Cheaper Phones, Longer Contract soon

Here’s another MNP impact, telcos won’t be slashing tariff minutes only but also subsidize the phones aggressively.

During a conversation with one of the key person in Samsung, he told me that Samsung has tied up with DiGi to offer bundled packages where users could get a Samsung phone for free or pay for the selected phone for a maximum RM50.

All these comes with a few years contract, which means that if you are tied for a 2 years contract, you need the pay the access fee or the commitment fee for 2 years and it doesn’t matter if you use the line or not. And NO, MNP can’t help you to switch operator in this case.

It is believed that Samsung is also working with U Mobile and Celcom that will allow these operators to offer similar bundling packages.

At the moment, Celcom and DiGi offers cheaper Samsung phones but has complicated packages and terms.

Only time(within the next few weeks) will tell us if these rumors are true.

Kugan is the co-founder of MalaysianWireless. He has been observing the mobile industry since 2003. Connect with him on Twitter: @scamboy

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