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Celcom NewPhone: 4G LTE Smartphone from RM55/month, change anytime

Celcom Axiata has launched a new device program called NewPhone, allowing customer to own the latest 4G LTE smartphones at an affordable monthly rate. The Celcom NewPhone program also allows customers to change to a new phone anytime.

Celcom NewPhone: Zalman Aefendy Zainal Abidin, Chief of Sales and Marketing Officer, Celcom Axiata Berhad (fifth from left) flanked by the team during the launch of Celcom’s Best Prosperity Deals.
Zalman Aefendy Zainal Abidin, Chief of Sales and Marketing Officer, Celcom Axiata Berhad (fifth from left) flanked by the team during the launch of Celcom’s Best Prosperity Deals.

Five type of 4G LTE smartphones are currently offered as part of the Celcom NewPhone program.


NewPhone Monthly Fee with Device Protection RM55 RM105 RM145 RM175
NewPhone Monthly Fee RM45 RM95 RM125 RM145
List of Devices Samsung Galaxy J7 Samsung Galaxy A8 Samsung Galaxy Note 5 or
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
RRP RM 999 RM 1781.13 RM 2456.23
RM 2451.89
RM 2923.58


The Celcom NewPhone program is open to all all existing and new Celcom Postpaid customers, including those who port in via Mobile Number Portability (MNP).

For new and existing postpaid customers who have been with Celcom below 12-months, a mandatory 3 months upfront payment and mandatory Device Protection applies for the NewPhone program. Postpaid customers who have been with Celcom over 12-month with a good payment record will enjoy waiver of 3 months upfront payment and optional Device Protection.

An Advance Change Fee applies to customers who wants to change to a new smartphone within 12-month. Currently, the fee ranges from RM300 to RM1000 depending on smartphone. Customers can change to a new phone at no cost every 12-months as part of the program.

The Celcom NewPhone program comes with a Device Protection program, powered by AMTrust Mobile Solutions Malaysia Sdn Bhd. Device protection provides NewPhone customer with the following “insurance coverage”:

Coverage Details
Robbery & Snatch Theft If NewPhone device is robbed or snatched, new device replacement will be arranged
House Break-in If NewPhone device is lost during house break-in, new device replacement will be arranged
Accidental & Liquid Damage If mobile device has been accidentally damaged, the mobile device will be repaired and returned via door to door service
Airtime Abuse Airtime activity abuse of customer’s mobile device following of Robbery & Snatch Theft incident or House Break-in within 24 hours after the incident up to RM500.
Value Added Services (VAS) Any VAS abuse after Robbery & Snatch Theft incident, reimbursement will be up to RM100
Mobile Device Rental while Roaming Temporary Rental of a replacement Mobile Device while roaming for total period of 14 consecutive days from date of Incident discovery up to RM500


The Celcom NewPhone program must be subscribed with any First by Celcom Postpaid plan preferably the Celcom First Gold at RM80/month with Unlimited Call & SMS or the Celcom First Blue plan. Any existing Celcom postpaid subscribers, including those with contract may subscribe to NewPhone. A cancellation fee applies if customers choose to cancel the Celcom NewPhone program within 24-month.

“Our new FiRST Gold plan now offers unarguably the greatest plans, including its all-new feature for all post-paid customers — NewPhone which will provide unarguably the easiest way for one to change to the latest 4G LTE smartphones anytime.” said Zalman Aefendy Zainal Abidin, Chief of Sales and Marketing Officer of Celcom Axiata Berhad.

“The all-new limited time only FiRST Gold plan now provides an increased data quota of 10GB monthly together with Unlimited Calls and SMS for only RM80, including free unlimited music with Yonder Music for 12 months and carry forward unused Internet up to 5GB per month,” he added.

“Starting from as low as RM55, Celcom’s post-paid customers can enjoy a brand new phone without having to pay the full price or any upfront charges anymore. After 12 months, customers can easily return the phone and exchange with the latest model without any fee or extra cost. NewPhone also include additional features like Device Protection, no commitment to any plan or contract and with the most affordable monthly payments.” he said.

The Celcom NewPhone program can be subscribed at any 61 Blue Cube outlets nationwide. More information is available on the Celcom website.

Celcom also unveiled a limited time Chinese New Year mobile Internet plan called FATTNET from Xpax. It is also giving away RM10 free credit with Yonder Music.

“Until 29 February 2016, Xpax users who download and activate Yonder Music, will enjoy unlimited music at zero internet charges, and also receive an additional RM10 free credit. Those who sign up with FiRST or Xpax by Celcom are also eligible to enjoy Celcom’s Millions of Giveaways which ends on 15 March 2016.” Zalman said.

The new FATTNET from Xpax provides 8GB of data quota monthly including free 88 minutes for calls and free 88 SMS and Unlimited Internet Burung Hantu. Available from 5 Feb to 31 March 2016, it is priced at RM88.

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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