Monthly Archives: May 2010

Malaysia Mobile Postpaid – Updated 28/5/2010

Yesterday we had discussed about Malaysia Mobile Prepaid, today we will continue to Mobile Postpaid.

We have discussed each telco postpaid plans and if you haven’t read, you can check here:
Celcom Postpaid , DiGi Postpaid , Maxis Postpaid Plans , U Mobile Postpaid

Here, we will only compare few categories, which are RM 30, RM 50, RM 150 and RM 250.

Let’s go with the cheapest one first

Telco Celcom DiGi Maxis U Mobile
Telco Exec 20 DG 30 Value First U38
Access Fee RM 20 RM 0 RM 0 RM 0
Commitment RM 0 RM 30 RM 30 RM 38
Voice Calls
Same Network
RM 0.20 RM 0.20 RM 0.18 RM 0.18
Voice Calls
Other Networks
RM 0.20 RM 0.20 RM 0.20 RM 0.20
Video Calls
Same Network
RM ? RM 0.20 RM ? RM 0.18
Video Calls
Other Networks
RM ? N/A RM ? RM 0.30
Charging Block 30 seconds 30 seconds 30 seconds 30 seconds
SMS to Same Network RM 0.10 RM 0.10 RM 0.10 RM 0.05
SMS to Other Networks RM 0.10 RM 0.10 RM 0.10 RM 0.12
MMS to Same Network RM ? RM 0.20 RM 0.25 RM 0.20
MMS to Other Networks RM ? RM 0.20 RM 0.50 RM 0.30
Credit Limit RM 300 RM 150 RM 150 ?
Itemized Billing RM 3 RM 3 RM 5 RM 3
Non-Itemized – RM 2
Rebate N/A RM 3 – e-Billing
RM 5 – AutoBilling
N/A N/A
Favorite Numbers N/A 6 DiGi 10 Maxis N/A
Favorite Number
Subscription Fee
N/A RM 0 RM 8 N/A
Voice Calls
Favorite Numbers
N/A RM 0.10
Free if total
usage above RM 150
RM 0.08 N/A
Video Calls
Favorite Numbers
N/A RM 0.10
Free if total
usage above RM 150
RM ? N/A
Charging Block N/A 12 seconds ? N/A
SMS Favorite Numbers N/A RM 0.01
Free if total
usage above RM 150
RM 0.01 N/A
MMS Favorite Numbers N/A RM 0.05 RM 25 N/A

If your calls don’t focus mainly to Maxis network and select Auto Billing – DG 30

If your calls mainly to Maxis networks – Value First


RM 50 Commitment Plans

Telco Celcom DiGi Maxis U Mobile
Telco Exec 50 DG 50 Value Plus 50 U68
Access Fee RM 0 RM 0 RM 0 RM 0
Commitment RM 50 RM 50 RM 50 RM 68
Voice Calls
Same Network
RM 0.15 RM 0.13 RM 0.12 RM 0.12
Voice Calls
Other Networks
RM 0.15 RM 0.13 RM 0.18 RM 0.12
Video Calls
Same Network
RM 0.30 RM 0.13 RM 0.12 RM 0.18
Video Calls
Other Networks
RM 0.30 N/A RM 0.40 RM 0.30
Charging Block 30 seconds 30 seconds 30 seconds 30 seconds
SMS to Same Network RM 0.12 RM 0.10 RM 0.05 RM 0.05
SMS to Other Networks RM 0.12 RM 0.10 RM 0.15 RM 0.12
MMS to Same Network RM 0.35 RM 0.20 RM 0.25 RM 0.20
MMS to Other Networks RM 0.35 RM 0.20 RM 0.50 RM 0.30
Credit Limit RM 300 RM 400 RM 100 ?
Itemized Billing RM 3 RM 3 RM 5 RM 3
Non-Itemized – RM 2
DiscountRM 60 to RM 79.99 – 10%
RM 80 to RM 149.99 – 20%
RM 150 & above – 30%
*Usage Above RM 75 – 25% on Additional DiGi to DiGi Voice Calls & SMS
*Usage Above RM 150 – 50% on Additional DiGi to DiGi Voice Calls & SMS
Happy Hour Daily 4pm to 6pm – 50% on FnF calls & Pay As You Use Internet
RM 3 – e-Billing
RM 5 – AutoBilling
N/A N/A
Favorite Numbers N/A 6 DiGi 10 Maxis N/A
Favorite Number
Subscription Fee
N/A RM 0 RM 8 N/A
Voice Calls
Favorite Numbers
N/A RM 0.10
Free if total
usage above RM 150
RM 0.08 N/A
Video Calls
Favorite Numbers
N/A RM 0.10
Free if total
usage above RM 150
RM ? N/A
Charging Block N/A 12 seconds ? N/A
SMS Favorite Numbers N/A RM 0.01
Free if total
usage above RM 150
RM 0.01 N/A
MMS Favorite Numbers N/A RM 0.05 RM 25 N/A

*DiGi Usage discount only contributed by DiGi to All Networks (Celcom, DiGi, Maxis etc) Voice & Video Calls, SMS & MMSFriends and Family Calls, SMS & MMS, Discounted Calls/ SMS/ MMS between the principal & supplementary, Roaming services, Talktime Transfer, Services currently enjoy other discounts i.e. Happy Hour discount are not contributed for Usage Discount.

**DiGi discount is a bit tricky, as you can see, the discount only apply to Additional DiGi to DiGi Voice Calls, SMS and MMS.

If your total usage is around RM 50 – DG50

If your total usage over RM 100 – Exec 50

Do not consider Value Plus 50 unless all of your contacts are only Maxis due to high call rate to other operators and extremely high itemized billing, SMS and MMS charges.


RM 150 Commitment Plans

Telco DiGi Maxis U Mobile
Telco DG 150 Value Plus 150 U98
Access Fee RM 0 RM 0 RM 0
Commitment RM 150 RM 150 RM 98
Voice Calls
Same Network
RM 0.10
Free if total
usage above RM 150
RM 0.10
Free RM 100 Maxis to Maxis
When use more than RM 100
on calls within Maxis Network
RM 0.10
Voice Calls
Other Networks
RM 0.10
Free if total
usage above RM 150
RM 0.12 RM 0.12
Video Calls
Same Network
RM 0.10
Free if total
usage above RM 150
RM 0.10 RM 0.18
Video Calls
Other Networks
N/A RM 0.40 RM 0.30
Charging Block 30 seconds 30 seconds 30 seconds
SMS to Same Network RM 0.10
Free if total
usage above RM 150
RM 0.05 RM 0.05
SMS to Other Networks RM 0.10 RM 0.15 RM 0.12
MMS to Same Network RM 0.20 RM 0.25 RM 0.20
MMS to Other Networks RM 0.20 RM 0.50 RM 0.30
Credit Limit RM 500 RM 300 ?
Itemized Billing RM 3 RM 5 RM 3
Non-Itemized – RM 2
Rebate RM 3 – e-Billing
RM 5 – AutoBilling
N/A N/A
Favorite Numbers 6 DiGi 10 Maxis N/A
Favorite Number
Subscription Fee
RM 0 RM 8 N/A
Voice Calls
Favorite Numbers
RM 0.10
Free if total
usage above RM 150
RM 0.08 N/A
Video Calls
Favorite Numbers
RM 0.10
Free if total
usage above RM 150
RM ? N/A
Charging Block 12 seconds ? N/A
SMS Favorite Numbers RM 0.01
Free if total
usage above RM 150
RM 0.01 N/A
MMS Favorite Numbers RM 0.05 RM 25 N/A

Cheapest Call rates – DG 150


RM 250 Commitment Plans

Telco Celcom Maxis
Telco Exec 250 Value Plus 250
Access Fee RM 0 RM 0
Commitment RM 250 RM 250
Voice Calls
Same Network
2000 Minutes/SMS
Additional – RM 0.10
RM 0.10
Free RM 250 Maxis to Maxis
When use more than RM 100
on calls within Maxis Network
Voice Calls
Other Networks
2000 Minutes/SMS
Additional – RM 0.10
RM 0.10
Video Calls
Same Network
2000 Minutes/SMS
Additional – RM 0.10
RM ?
Video Calls
Other Networks
2000 Minutes/SMS
Additional – RM 0.10
RM ?
Charging Block 30 seconds 30 seconds
SMS to Same Network 2000 Minutes/SMS
Additional – RM 0.10
RM 0.05
SMS to Other Networks 2000 Minutes/SMS
Additional – RM 0.10
RM 0.15
MMS to Same Network RM 0.35 RM 0.25
MMS to Other Networks RM 0.35 RM 0.50
Credit Limit RM 750 RM 500
Itemized Billing RM 3 RM 5
Rebate N/A N/A
Bonus Favorite Numbers Broadband Advance 1 Free
Value Extras
Favorite Numbers N/A 10 Maxis
Favorite Number
Subscription Fee
N/A Free
or RM 8
Voice Calls
Favorite Numbers
N/A RM 0.08
Video Calls
Favorite Numbers
N/A RM ?
Charging Block N/A ?
SMS Favorite Numbers N/A RM 0.01
MMS Favorite Numbers N/A RM 25

Cheapest RM 250 plans – Value Plus 250


As we can see from above, DiGi always is the cheapest postpaid provider.

And we can also see that, Maxis is likely to penalty it’s subscribers when they make calls or sending SMS/MMS to other operators. Maxis charges are extremely high SMS and MMS rate on sending to other operators.

Celcom and DiGi have the flat call rates on all networks anytime anywhere.

* Note that all call rate are on per minute basis.

Charity – WWF Malaysia

What is WWF ? WWF stands for World Wide Fund For Nature. It was formerly known as the World Wildlife Fund but adopted its current name to show that it also works on other environmental issues, and not just wildlife.

WWF Malaysia

WWF Malaysia was established on 13th January 1972. WWF Malaysia early work focused on scientific research of wildlife and important natural habitats. This later expanded to the management of protected areas. Today, their work covers the broader issues of the natural environment, incorporating such aspects as policy work, environmental education, public awareness and campaigns.

WWF’s Mission – to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.

What WWF Malaysia Works?

  • Species
    The tropical rainforests, seas and freshwater ecosystems of Malaysia support a rich and diverse array of both flora and fauna species; in fact, Malaysia is recognised as one of 12 mega-diversity countries with many of its species occurring in unusually high densities. However, many of these species are threatened. Recognising this issue, WWF Malaysia work towards the protection and management of six different species through landscape-based approaches.
  • Forests
    An estimated 13 hectares of the world’s forest are lost. In the next 30 seconds, another 13 hectares will disappear. Within a minute, mankind succeeds in undoing 1,000 years of natural evolution. Read on to understand a little more about our forests work and how you can help them to change for the better.
  • Freshwater
    Freshwater is perhaps the most crucial resource for humans and all other living creatures on earth. Sufficient clean water is essential for healthy living as well as the health of the environment. Our freshwater ecosystems continually face numerous threats and challenges. Recognising this, WWF-Malaysia promotes the conservation, integrated management and sustainable use of the freshwater ecosystems.
  • Marine
    Malaysia’s warm tropical seas are home to some of the richest coral reefs, mangrove forests, green sea turtles and other endangered marine species such as hawksbill turtles, dugongs, whale sharks, and humphead wrasse. This vast sea area is rich with fishery resources and habitats. Fish are an important sustainable resource but overfishing and habitat destruction can threaten this.
  • Environmental education
    Today the world is changing at an accelerated pace and the need for effective conservation education is much more pressing. WWF-Malaysia believes that effective conservation education programmes, both formal and community based, can have a tremendous impact on the Malaysian society and the nation’s behaviour towards its environment.
  • Policy
    WWF-Malaysia has been involved in policy work for over 20 years. To be effective in policy advocacy work, they adopt various approaches and optimise on effective partnerships to promote the establishment of policies, plans, programmes and legislation that integrate environmental concerns for sustainable development.

If you want to help WWF Malaysia, you can participate in their Save the Day Campaign 2010, become their volunteer or internship or donate them to help them to work better.

DiGi Postpaid – Updated 25/5/2010

DiGi are offering several postpaid plans, which included usual postpaid plan and phone bundle postpaid plan. And DiGi is the first in Malaysia which revoke the Access Fee Postpaid plan. Mean you don’t need to pay any access fee to DiGi unlike other telcos.

DiGi Malaysia

DiGi Malaysia

Let’s us go directly to the plans DiGi offers:

Postpaid Plans

DG 30

DG 30
Upfront RM 30
DiGi Postpaid subscribers, DiGi Prepaid Subscribers and users under MNP switching to DG30 are excluded
Access Fee RM 0
Monthly Commitment RM 30
Voice Call to All Networks RM 0.20/min
Video Call to All Networks* RM 0.20/min
Charging Block 30 seconds
SMS to All Networks RM 0.10/SMS
MMS to All Networks RM 0.20/MMS
Friends & Family (FnF) Numbers 6 (DiGi Numbers Only)
Voice Call to FnF RM 0.10/min except 4pm to 6pm
RM 0.05/min – 4pm to 6pm
Free if total usage above RM 150
Video Call to FnF RM 0.10/min except 4pm to 6pm
RM 0.05/min – 4pm to 6pm
Free if total usage above RM 150
Charging Block 12 seconds
SMS to FnF RM 0.01/SMS
Free if total usage above RM 150
MMS to FnF RM 0.05/MMS
Family/Supplementary Plan N/A
Credit Limit RM 150

DG 50

DG 50
Upfront RM 50
Access Fee RM 0
Monthly Commitment RM 50
Voice Call to All Networks RM 0.13/min
Video Call to All Networks* RM 0.13/min
Charging Block 30 seconds
SMS to All Networks RM 0.10/SMS
MMS to All Networks RM 0.20/MMS
Friends & Family (FnF) Numbers 6 (DiGi Numbers Only)
Voice Call to FnF RM 0.10/min except 4pm to 6pm
RM 0.05/min – 4pm to 6pm
Free if total usage above RM 150
Video Call to FnF RM 0.10/min except 4pm to 6pm
RM 0.05/min – 4pm to 6pm
Free if total usage above RM 150
Charging Block 12 seconds
SMS to FnF RM 0.01/SMS
Free if total usage above RM 150
MMS to FnF RM 0.05/MMS
Family/Supplementary Plan DG Family
Credit Limit RM 400
Discount*
Usage Above RM 7525% on DiGi to DiGi Voice Calls & SMS
Usage Above RM 15050% on DiGi to DiGi Voice Calls & SMS
Happy Hour
Daily 4pm to 6pm
50% on FnF calls
50% on Pay As You Use Internet

Hidden Charges:
1. Usage discount only contributed by DiGi to All Networks (Celcom, DiGi, Maxis etc) Voice & Video Calls, SMS & MMS.

2. Friends and Family Calls, SMS & MMS, Discounted Calls/ SMS/ MMS between the principal & supplementary, Roaming services, Talktime Transfer, Services currently enjoy other discounts i.e. Happy Hour discount are not contributed for Usage Discount.

3. DiGi discount is a bit tricky, as you can see, the discount only apply to Additional DiGi to DiGi Voice Calls, SMS and MMS.

DG 150

DG 150
Upfront RM 150
Access Fee RM 0
Monthly Commitment RM 150
Voice Call to All Networks RM 0.10/min
*Free (DiGi-DiGi) if total usage above RM 150
Video Call to All Networks* RM 0.10/min
*Free (DiGi-DiGi) if total usage above RM 150
Charging Block 30 seconds
SMS to All Networks RM 0.10/SMS
*Free (DiGi-DiGi) if total usage above RM 150
MMS to All Networks RM 0.20/MMS
Friends & Family (FnF) Numbers 6 (DiGi Numbers Only)
Voice Call to FnF RM 0.10/min except 4pm to 6pm
RM 0.05/min – 4pm to 6pm
*Free if total usage above RM 150
Video Call to FnF RM 0.10/min except 4pm to 6pm
RM 0.05/min – 4pm to 6pm
*Free if total usage above RM 150
Charging Block 12 seconds
SMS to FnF RM 0.01/SMS
*Free if total usage above RM 150
MMS to FnF RM 0.05/MMS
Family/Supplementary Plan DG Family
Credit Limit RM 500

Hidden Charges:

* Free CALLS and SMS valid only for DiGi-to-DiGi numbers beginning January 31, 2010 and subject to Maximum RM 300 total usage.

Government Tax – 5%

Itemized Bill – RM 3 (Free if choose e-Billing)

Stamp Duty – RM 10

Special Plan for New Graduates from Universities

DG D’Campus Fresh Grad Plan*
Upfront
Access Fee RM 0
Monthly Commitment RM 50
First 12 months RM 30
Voice Call to All Networks RM 0.13/min
Video Call to All Networks* RM 0.13/min
Charging Block 30 seconds
SMS to All Networks RM 0.10/SMS
MMS to All Networks RM 0.20/MMS
Friends & Family (FnF) Numbers 6 (DiGi Numbers Only)
Voice Call to FnF RM 0.10/min except 4pm to 6pm
RM 0.05/min – 4pm to 6pm
Free if total usage above RM 150
Video Call to FnF RM 0.10/min except 4pm to 6pm
RM 0.05/min – 4pm to 6pm
Free if total usage above RM 150
Charging Block 12 seconds
SMS to FnF RM 0.01/SMS
Free if total usage above RM 150
MMS to FnF RM 0.05/MMS
Family/Supplementary Plan N/A
Credit Limit RM 400

*DG D’Campus Fresh Grad Plan is discounted DG 50 plan special for new graduates from universities. After first 12 months of RM 20 monthly rebate, on the month of 13 and after the monthly commitment will be RM 50. Or we simply say it will convert to DG 50. 😉

Family/Supplementary Plan

DG Family

DG Family
DG Family PostpaidDiGi Family Prepaid
Upfront RM 30 N/A
Access Fee RM 0 RM 0
Monthly Commitment RM 30 RM 15*
Voice Call to All Networks RM 0.13/min RM 0.36/min
Video Call to All Networks RM 0.13/min RM 0.36/min
Charging Block 30 seconds 60 seconds
SMS to all Networks RM 0.10/SMS RM 0.10/SMS
MMS to All Networks RM 0.20/MMS RM 0.25/MMS
Family Tariff
Family/Supplementary Lines 6* Max 3
Voice Call between Family/Supplementary Numbers Free Unlimited Calls Free Unlimited Calls
Video Call between Family/Supplementary Numbers Free Unlimited Calls Free Unlimited Calls
SMS between Family/Supplementary Numbers Free Unlimited SMS Free Unlimited SMS
MMS between Family/Supplementary Numbers Free Unlimited MMS Free Unlimited MMS
Friends & Family (FnF) Numbers 6 N/A
Subscription Fee Free N/A
Voice Call to FnF RM 0.10/min N/A
Video Call to FnF RM 0.10/min N/A
SMS to FnF RM 0.01/SMS N/A
MMS to FnF RM 0.05/MMS N/A
Credit Limit RM 150 N/A

Hidden Charges:

Government Tax (Only for DG Family Postpaid) – 5%

Itemized Billing (Only for DG Family Postpaid) – RM 3 (Free if choose e-Billing)

Stamp Duty (Only for DG Family Postpaid) – RM 10

*DiGi video calls currently only support DiGi-DiGi calls. However, occasionally you might be able to make & receive the video calls from other networks as they are undergoing the testing phase.

*DiGi Family Prepaid will be auto reload RM 15 monthly, and this will be billed on Principle Line.

*DG Family maximum allow up to 6 supplementary lines (DG Family Postpaid + DiGi Family Prepaid). You can have only maximum 3 DiGi Family Prepaid lines. If you have subscribed 3 DiGi Family Prepaid lines, then you can only subscribe 3 DG Family Postpaid lines.

*updated 5th Feb 2010 for Happy Hour 4pm to 6pm FnF Voice and Video call rates.