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Instanet Prepaid Broadband from Celcom

Celcom Axiata today re-branded their prepaid broadband service as Instanet.

(Dato’ Sri Shazalli Ramly, Chief Executive Officer of Celcom Axiata Berhad (second from right), Afizulazha Abdullah, Celcom’s Chief Operations, Advanced Data(right) and Zalman Aefendy Zainal Abidin, Celcom’s Chief Marketing Office)

3 new prepaid broadband plans are available under Instanet:

  • Instanet Monthly: RM50/month(1st time subscription @RM30), 1.5GB  data allowance, speed up to 512Kbps
  • Instanet Weekly: RM18/week, 1GB data allowance, speed up to 512Kbps
  • Instanet Daily: RM5/day, 500MB data allowance, speed up to 512Kbps

Celcom also introduced the Instanet Prepaid Pack (RM12.50) and the Instanet Prepaid Pack with Modem(RM108).

As of 1st quarter this year, Celcom leads the broadband market with a 51% market share and over 860,000 broadband subscribers to date according to its CMO, Zalman Aefendy.

Details at http://www.instanet.com.my/plans.php

Press Release from Celcom Axiata below:

KUALA LUMPUR, 27 JUNE 2011 – Celcom Axiata Berhad, the first and foremost mobile telecommunications provider in the country, is proud to introduce Instanet, the brand new affordable yet flexible, no frills prepaid broadband service. Instanet now offers an additional plan, the Monthly prepaid broadband service, on top of its existing Daily and Weekly prepaid broadband services. The Instanet launch is witnessed by Dato’ Sri Shazalli Ramly, Chief Executive Officer of Celcom Axiata Berhad and Afizulazha Abdullah, Chief Operations, Advanced Data of Celcom Axiata Berhad.

“Instanet is introduced with our customers’ myriad usage behaviour and lifestyle in mind. With Instanet, we are now able to offer them cheap, instantaneous connectivity to Internet anytime, anywhere! The target segment for Instanet is customers who have periodic demand for Internet access such as youths, tourists, housewives etc. Instanet is obviously the perfect choice for those who want immediate access anytime, anywhere without the burden of commitment,” said Dato’ Sri Shazalli, adding that the packages offered under Instanet are very affordable especially the Instanet Prepaid Bundle that offers a superior USB modem which allows customers to upgrade their plans anytime.

To celebrate the introduction of the new Instanet Monthly plan, the first subscription of this plan is only at RM30, instead of its normal price of RM50, for 30 days of continuous Internet access. Meanwhile, Instanet Daily (24 hours continuous Internet Access)and Instanet Weekly (seven days continuous Internet Access) are available for subscription at RM5 and RM18 respectively.

For customers that do not have a USB modem, go for the Instanet Prepaid Bundle Package that comes with one unit of high spec USB model (7.2 Mbps download and 5.76 Mbps Upload) plus one unit of SIM card with preloaded credit value of RM10. All these are available at only RM108! Those that have existing modem and simply wanted immediate Internet access, get your hands on the Instanet Prepaid Pack that comes with one unit of SIM card with preloaded credit value of RM10 at only RM12.50!

“Instanet is completely hassle-free as customers simply need to pick up the Instanet Prepaid Bundle package that comes with a high quality, high spec modem and a SIM card off the shelves and go through a simple prepaid registration process and voila, they have instant Internet connectivity. There is no need to worry about bills and customers are able to choose from three plans – Daily, Weekly and Monthly – pending on their usage pattern. To afford customers with greater flexibility, Celcom is working towards an online registration channel, allowing customers the freedom to activate their service anywhere, anytime they want. This facility should be ready by end of the year,” commented Dato’ Sri Shazalli.

“To ensure that customers have absolute peace of mind when in Celcom Territory, their broadband services are backed by the most stable and widest superior network coverage in the country paired with excellent customer service whenever they have any queries with regards to our products and services,” he further added.

The Instanet broadband packages are now available at all Celcom Blue Cube, Celcom branches and authorised dealers in Central, Southern and Northern regions of Peninsular Malaysia. These packages will be available in Eastern region of Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak a week later. . For more information on Instanet, please log onto www.instanet.com.my.

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