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DiGi 3G now in Ipoh and Kuching

DiGi’s 3G service is now available in Ipoh, Perak and Kuching, Sarawak. The 3G coverage will be expanded to other towns such as Taiping, Kamunting, Kampar and Miri by the second half of 2010. It will invest RM100 million to support its expansion in both states over the next three years. DiGi currently has more than 500,000 cumulative 3G mobile ...

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Celcom makes available the BlackBerry Storm2 9520

The new BlackBerry Storm2 9520 is now available from Celcom at the retail price of RM1,988. The following plans are available with the BlackBerry Storm2 9520 : More info, visit this page. Remember my post regarding the Blackberry App World? Celcom said that it will be available in June 2010.

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300 SMS at RM3 with DiGi Prepaid

-Offer ends 28 February 2010-SMS only allowed to another number within the DiGi network-Dial *118# to subscribe, more info here

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StarHub to buy 33% stake in U Mobile?

U Mobile Sdn Bhd’s major shareholder Tan Sri Vincent Tan is said to have struck a deal to sell a 33% stake in the celco to Singapore Technologies Telemedia Pte Ltd (STT) in a deal that could be worth RM626mil or RM5 a share. It is learnt that a term sheet was signed this week by Tan’s company, U Television ...

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Reader’s Letter: SMS Scam

Email me your opinion and it might be published here! Letter from Wong: I just found out that I’ve been charged RM3 daily for the past three months for a mobile “quiz” service by 36181. I checked with my telco (DiGi) and I was told that I sent ‘on iq’ to 36181 which I didn’t. That means I’ve lost around ...

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Free E220 modem with UB68 data plan from U Mobile

U Mobile is offering this promotion again- Get a free Huawei E220 modem with the UB68 unlimited data plan. I am not sure if this offer is available nationwide, but the deal is in conjunction of their 3G soft launch in Johor Bahru. The brochure above(click for larger view) which was tweeted by UMobile claims that if anything goes wrong ...

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DiGi Prepaid Internet Data Only Sim

As I mentioned before, DiGi is launching the Prepaid Broadband pack soon. Some details: the Prepaid Broadband pack will cost RM25 with 5days validity Download speed- 384Kbps Upload speed- 128Kbps I cannot confirm on the data limit but it should be either 1GB or 3GB. Charges are RM10(5days), RM30(15days), RM50(25 days), RM100(50days).

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No 3G from DiGi, unless you request for it

That’s right folks, DiGi is not gonna give you 3G unless you call in and make the request to activate it. I am not sure if your DiGi data plans requires 3G activations, but prepaid and some postpaid users have to call in to activate 3G. On top of that, its a sad case that DiGi seems to be limiting ...

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Celcom and Friendster in talks

Celcom is in talks with Friendster to bring the social networking service to Celcom’s mobile subscribers. I have no details regarding the deal, but it should be announced within the next few weeks, maybe a month. Those who don’t know, Friendster has been acquired by Malaysian-based MOL Global last month.

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The first Malaysian App Store- Maxis 1Store

The Maxis 1Store was launched in June 2009, an application store for mobile developers to promote their apps to Maxis users. However it was not really “open” at that time as it was focused more in promoting the winning entries from the Mobile Content Challenge(MCC) 2009. Plus in my opinion, Maxis 1Store did not really made any huge impact on ...

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Celcom Twitter-SMS

It’s not a perfect service and Celcom has failed to make that clear to customers. First using this service, you wouldn’t know if someone replies to your tweet. Second, you need to manually follow someone even if your Twitter SMS mobile number is linked to your Twitter account. Third, you cannot check or do Direct Message. On top of that, ...

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Blackberry App World in Malaysia

Looks like Celcom will be bringing the Blackberry App World to Malaysia. They expect this to happen within next one to two months. Over 10,000 applications for Blackberry are available on App World. Read my official story.

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Celcom Sale: XPAX

As part of the Celcom Sale happening right now till 31st March 2010, Xpax customers will be able to enjoy: 50% off for calls within the network(reload RM20), 10pm-10am(Monday-Saturday) Subscribe to Blackberry Advance for 5 consecutive weekdays(RN2.50/day) and enjoy free weekend subscriptions 50% off on Channel X plus buy 1 free 1 during “Happy Hour” Also don’t forget to read ...

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Celcom Blackberry Bold 9700 50% Discount TOMORROW

Note: There has been a mistake, its not today but TOMORROW(Friday 15 Jan 2010). The Blackberry Bold 9700(Bold 2) will be launched on Friday(15 January 2010) by Celcom at La Bodega, Pavillion KL. The first 150 Celcom postpaid customers to sign up for the Bold 9700 at La Bodega will offered a 50% discount on the phone, which makes it ...

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USD1 million mYprize Global Developer Challenge

The YTL mYprize Global Developer Challenge is now launched and up to USD$1 million is for grab. Official story here. Fact Sheet: The Competition: ‘mYprize’ challenges developers from across the world to create unique applications, content or devices that highlight the benefits of YTL Communications’ 4G Network in Malaysia. To motivate developers worldwide to submit their prototypes, YTL Communications is ...

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