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Free Modem with Maxis Broadband

By paying an upfront fee of RM150, users now get to take back home a free modem plus rebate on the monthly access fee. The new plans are also cheaper. For example, the 1.5GB per month package used to cost RM78(you get RM58 with certain requirements), now it cost only RM48 a month. The 3GB a month plan cost RM68(used ...

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Celcom CEO on Facebook

It is very rare to see Celcom being open. I’m not Celcom saying that they are not friendly to the public or to their customers, but what they they are doing is just not enough(for me). I have been following the Facebook page of Celcom’s CEO for months now and I thought it will just be quiet as the man ...

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Is P1 WiMAX Really 4G?

P1 WiMAX, the only WiMAX operator in Malaysia with a significantly sized commercial rollout, was recently in the news with its controversial Potong advertising campaign that invited Malaysians to cut their wired broadband connection and move to their wireless technology. While the actual subject of that campaign was startlingly bold, there’s no denying that this was vintage ‘Michael Lai’ marketing ...

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Don’t expect a price war with DiGi iPhone

There has been lots of talk that DiGi’s entry into the iPhone market will start a price war with Maxis. I personally think this may be wrong. My 1st reason is because Apple wouldn’t allow that to happen. As we all know, Apple doesn’t compete on price rather than they compete on quality and experience. The same thing will happen ...

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DiGi has launched the Blackberry Bold 2

The Blackberry Bold 9700(Bold 2) has been launched by DiGi in its roadshow at Mid Valley Megamall today. DiGi is selling the Bold 2 at RM1,999 without contract(cheaper than Maxis) however the promotion price is set at RM1,299 with a 24-months contract, only available at the roadshow. The older Curve 8520 is now cheaper at RM549 with a 24-months contract. ...

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Video: DiGi CEO revelead iPhone on Bloomberg

This is where DiGi CEO Johan Denellind 1st talked about the Apple iPhone:

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Maxis to open up network for content developers

According to a reliable source(I can’t mention the name), Maxis is in the midst of opening up their network(API). This would allow content & application developers to access the Maxis network up to a certain level using API. This is wonderful because a direct access into the Maxis network would allow a number of services to be offered, for example ...

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DiGi to offer iPhone 3G & iPhone 3GS

In a short media statement to the press, DiGi said that it has reached an agreement with Apple to bring iPhone to Malaysia in the coming months. DiGi has setup a webpage at http://www.digi.com.my/iphone/. According to the FAQ, DiGi said the iPhone will launched by the the 1st half of 2010, which is by April 2010 (Correction: By the end ...

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Over 2K YTL base stations are being deployed

WiMAX operator, YTL Communications Sdn Bhd said in a statement recently that it is currently deploying 1900 WiMAX 2.3GHz base stations nationwide with another 500 more base stations from Samsung that will soon be deployed as well. Under the latest announcement, Samsung will also supply 2000 units of smaller base stations, or picocells, for In-building network coverage. The latest agreement ...

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2nd Content Malaysia gathering

Here comes the second Content Malaysia gathering(this was the first one & photos).It will take place tomorrow, details: Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2010Time: 3:15pm – 6:00pmLocation: Centro @ KL Sentral What’s going to happen there?There will be a registration point for Maxis 1Store at this week’s Content Malaysia gathering. In other words, no need to spend time submitting online. Just ...

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YTL Comms to purchase 1 million WiMAX single-chips

YTL Communications Sdn Bhd today announced a purchase commitment of one million units of WiMAX single-chips including GCT’s GDM7205 WiMAX single chips and GDM7215 WiMAX/WiFi dual-mode single chips from GCT Semiconductor. YTL says it will soft launch the service in July 2010 with a nationwide availability scheduled in December 2010.

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DIGi to offer Blackbbery Bold 2

I am kind of surprise that DiGi will be offering the Blackbbery Bold 9700(Bold 2) this March as I expected DiGi to only offer it after April 2010(according to some sources). Hopefully DiGi will price it cheaper than the other telcos if it wants to have a bigger pie of the local Blackberry market. Pricing to be announced- 1st week ...

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Maxis Network is partly DOWN

At the point of writing, there has been a number of reports that Maxis is having network problem. It is not a nationwide problem(for example only part of Ipoh is down) and appears to have started about 3-4 hours back(6pm). Here’s some screenshots from Maxis users on Twitter:As normal, I don’t think Maxis is going to apologies or notify their ...

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P1 WiMAX & Social Media

The latest interview with P1 COO Idham Nawawi by Buzz Media.

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Maxis DataRoam Unlimited

Maxis postpaid customers who roam with Singtel (Singapore), HK-CSL (Hong Kong) or Taiwan Mobile (Taiwan) only pay a daily flat rate of RM38 for data/mobile internet access. DataRoam Unlimited webpage

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