Home / Malaysia Broadband / Telekom Malaysia / Streamyx+Netbook packages as low as RM38

Streamyx+Netbook packages as low as RM38

From Left: YB Dato’ Seri Utama Dr. Rais Yatim, Minister of Information, Communication and Culture and Dato’ Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa, Group Chief Executive Officer, TM unveiling the low-cost broadband package, Pakej Jalur Lebar TM dengan Komputer 1Malaysia

As part of the National Broadband Initiative (NBI), Telekom Malaysia and the Malaysia Government have launched a broadband and netbook package called “Pakej Jalur Lebar TM dengan Komputer 1Malaysia” specifically for lower-income households.

The new package starts from RM38 per month for 24 months. The RM38 package comes with 384Kbps Streamyx and a netbook called Komputer 1Malaysia.

Consumers have the options to go for higher speed at cheaper price(4Mbps at RM88) or choose the HP Netbook at a slightly higher price. Those who signed up for the new package will receive:

  • Streamyx broadband Internet access with speeds starting from 384Kbps
  • One (1) Komputer 1Malaysia or Hewlett Packard (HP) Netbook with 160GB or 250 GB hard disk, 1 GB memory with integrated Webcam and WiFi capability plus FREE delivery anywhere nationwide
  • One (1) FREE Streamyx Zone account and access
  • One (1) FREE wireless modem with a 12-month warranty period
  • One (1) Streamyx email account ([email protected])
  • Add-on choice of the RM10 Call Plan
  • Waiver of installation fees (RM88) and activation fees (RM75)

Full press release and detailed packages after the jump.

As part of the National Broadband Initiative (NBI) which seeks to enhance broadband access to more people in the country, Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), in collaboration with the Government of Malaysia, today launched a broadband and netbook package specifically for lower-income households. The new package, called “Pakej Jalur Lebar TM dengan Komputer 1Malaysia” will offer low income families a combination of both a netbook and Streamyx broadband access from just RM38 per month for 24 months.

The broadband and netbook package was launched by the Minister of Information, Communications and Culture, YB Dato’ Seri Utama Dr. Rais Yatim at a ceremony held in Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan. Also present was Dato’ Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa, Group Chief Executive Officer of TM.

At the launch event, YB Dato’ Seri Utama Dr. Rais Yatim praised TM’s initiative in coming out with a low-cost broadband package specifically for lower-income earners.

“The government is pushing hard the initiatives to provide broadband to the whole country as the economical and social benefits are enormous and far-reaching. Achieving a 50 per cent household penetration rate by the end of the year should result in a tangible contribution of one per cent to the GDP and creating 135,000 new jobs while in 2012, it will be 1.39 per cent to the GDP and 220,000 new jobs. With the tagline “Broadband for All”, the National Broadband initiative will ensure that all Malaysians, either in the suburbs, rural or remote areas, have access to broadband services. The NBI was envisioned to transform Malaysia into a knowledge society and to leapfrog into a high-income economy by 2020.”

“We want to expand the government’s efforts in providing broadband services to the masses, including those staying in the villages. The government is also addressing the issue of affordability by providing needy segments of society affordable broadband services. We want to connect the rakyat to each other, to communities and broadband is the window to a world of opportunities. With broadband, rakyat will have access to the Internet, information and services that he can capitalize on to improve his social economic standing. This is to ensure that the rural folks will not be left out from this national usage of information, communications technology. I’m certainly excited with the introduction of this attractive entry packages with personal computers and subscriptions for individuals and households by TM.

With this, rural communities in hard-to-reach places can now use broadband to gather useful information and have access to services at their fingertips. I would like to urge the rakyat especially the community here in Jelebu to take this up and reap the enormous benefits that broadband can offer,“ YB Dato’ Seri Utama Dr. Rais Yatim elaborated.

Dato’ Zamzamzairani hoped that TM’s new low-cost broadband and netbook package would encourage families, especially the youth, to pick up ICT skills and knowledge, improve prospects and opportunities and enjoy a whole new world of entertainment and networking for business and social purposes.

“With this affordable PC bundle option, TM is stepping up its effort in championing the cause to support the government’s move towards wider PC and broadband penetration rates throughout the country. We hope this new affordable package will enable more Malaysians to jump on the broadband bandwagon. This package is very suitable for families who have school going children to fully embrace ICT in every facet of their lives be it for knowledge, work, education and entertainment purposes. We hope to expand broadband connectivity among the community through the introduction of this package so that this digital lifestyle can be enjoyed by all levels of the society,” said Dato’ Zamzamzairani.

In conjunction with the launch, 30 early adopters of the package comprising residents from around Jelebu received their netbooks from the Minister.

To be eligible to subscribe for the Broadband with Netbook Package, the potential subscriber must meet the following criteria:

  • The individual must be from households with a monthly income of RM3,000 and below for rural residents throughout the country.
  • The individual must be from households with a month income of RM5,000 and below for those staying at urban areas

TM’s broadband package comes with a choice of two netbooks and with Streamyx Internet speeds from 384 Kbps onwards. Consumers may select a netbook from Komputer 1Malaysia from only RM38 per month or Hewlett Packard (HP) netbook with minimal additional fee. The eligible subscribers will receive:

  • Streamyx broadband Internet access with speeds starting from 384Kbps
  • One (1) Komputer 1Malaysia or Hewlett Packard (HP) Netbook with 160GB or 250 GB hard disk, 1 GB memory with integrated Webcam and WiFi capability plus FREE delivery anywhere nationwide
  • One (1) FREE Streamyx Zone account and access
  • One (1) FREE wireless modem with a 12-month warranty period
  • One (1) Streamyx email account ([email protected])
  • Add-on choice of the RM10 Call Plan
  • Waiver of installation fees (RM88) and activation fees (RM75)

For those who prefer higher bandwidth, they can opt for higher speed packages starting from 512Kbps to 4Mbps with minimal incremental fee of RM15 per month.

The various package options for both Komputer 1Malaysia and HP netbooks, as well as the different access speeds, are as follows:

Access Speeds Streamyx + Komputer 1Malaysia netbook (For the 1st 24 months and beyond) (RM) Streamyx + HP Netbook (RM)
1st 24 months From the 25th month onwards
384Kbps 38 59 38
512Kbps 53 74 53
1Mbps 68 89 68
2Mbps 83 104 83
4Mbps 88 109 88

TM currently has over 2,300 Streamyx Zone locations nationwide at selected public places in major cities such as shopping malls, al fresco cafes, F&B outlets such as Pizza Hut, Secret Recipe and Burger King, airports, convention centres, hotels, university campuses, hospitals, golf club houses and many more. To spot a Streamyx Zone location, simply look out for the Streamyx Zone sign at your local eatery or shopping mall.

This service can be accessed with a laptop, PDA, Tablet PC or other mobile devices with standard Wi-Fi capability (802.11b/g wireless LAN standard) at any Streamyx Zone nationwide. Users can conveniently check their e-mail, browse the Internet, make phone calls via Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) service, watch video streaming and blog, among others. Users only need to open their web browser and key-in their username and password. Once connected, users can enjoy broadband speeds of up to 384kbps and 100% mobility within the range of the access point.

Consumers can sign up for TM’s new package at the nearest TMpoint or any of their local TM-appointed dealers or via TM road-shows that will be held at specific areas nationwide. Customers who are interested in finding out more about TM’s low-cost Pakej Jalur Lebar TM dengan Komputer 1Malaysia can call 100 for further details.

For more information on TM, please visit www.tm.com.my.

About Kugan

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

Check Also

telekom malaysia tm high number of complaints CFM

More Malaysians are Terminating Broadband Services from Telekom Malaysia [3Q19]

Telekom Malaysia (TM) fixed broadband subscriber base is lower at 2.16 million compared to one year ago as the Telco failed to retain subscribers.

altel-sim-card

Is Telekom Malaysia (TM) trying to acquire Altel from Puncak Semangat? [Opinion]

Telekom Malaysia (TM), the Government-linked Internet Service Provider (ISP) is said to be in talks to acquire Altel, according to sources.

TM Unifi Mobile is Less Attractive compared to U Mobile – AmInvestment

Telekom Malaysia (TM) has less attractive Unifi Mobile plans, network compared to U Mobile, according to a latest research report from AmInvestment.