Monthly Archives: December 2012

Smartphone RM 200 Rebate for Youth

Remember in when treasury minister purposed the Malaysia budget 2013, he said that it will give RM 200 rebate for youth to buy a smartphone. After long wait, finally Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC aka SKMM) had just announced couple days ago on how the rebate given and the restriction.

  • Age 21 – 30.
  • Price of the ‘smartphone’ must not more than RM 500. (i doubt how smart is it)
  • Must buy with telcos (Celcom, DiGi, Maxis etc) and subscribe their data package.
  • Only 1 smartphone per person.
  • Monthly income less than RM 3,000.

RM 200 rebate for smartphone

Updated 1 : iPhone 5 – RM 200 Smartphone Rebate YCP

Updated 2 : Grab Most Valuable Blackberry Z10 without Contract NOW only RM1,688

And you can only choose 1 of this 23 smartphones. However, I found some of the phones are not smartphone!

  1. Alcatel 993D (actually it’s Alcatel OneTouch 993D)
  2. Alcatel OneTouch Glory 2
  3. Alcatel OneTouch Inspire 2
  4. The Buzz Phone
  5. HTC Wildfire
  6. Huawei Ideos X3
  7. LG Optimus L3
  8. Ninetology Black Pearl II
  9. Ninetology Palette
  10. Nokia 2730
  11. Nokia 7230
  12. Nokia Asha 305
  13. Nokia Asha 308
  14. Nokia Asha 311
  15. Nokia C2-03
  16. Nokia Lumia 610
  17. Samsung Galaxy Chat
  18. Samsung Galaxy Mini
  19. Samsung Galaxy Pocket
  20. Samsung Galaxy Y
  21. Sony Xperia Tipo
  22. ZTE Acqua
  23. ZTE V790

1) The above is as at 26 Dec 2012 and the models list will be updated from time to time in the Service Provider’s website;
2) The brand, model and quantity offered may differ amongst different Service Providers.

1. Alcatel OneTouch 993D

Alcatel One Touch 993D

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Cheapest Contract Free iPhone 5 Plan ?

Finally iPhone 5 launched in Malaysia last Friday, and Apple Online Store Malaysia also began to sell iPhone 5 (GSM Unlocked) without contract for those who prefer not to sign up either a 12 months or 24 months contract with Celcom, DiGi and Maxis.

Last week I’ve spent almost whole day to analyze all the 24 months contracts offered by 3 telcos, and published a post ‘Best 24 Months Contracted iPhone 5 Plan – Celcom vs DiGi vs Maxis‘. I’d exhausted and I became quite lazy to analyze the non-contract iPhone 5, so I’ve decided to postpone until I feel comfortable to write. 🙂

Apple iPhone 5 Non Contract

I would say one of the main purpose of owning an iPhone 5 is to use data service. If an expensive smartphone like iPhone 5 has no data plan, that’s not only ridiculous, but also a waste, even you’re so rich. Therefore in my comparison chart of the prepaid and postpaid plans, I may not include those pricing are higher than contracted iPhone 5 packages.

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Buy iPhone 5 from Apple Online Store Malaysia

As we expected earlier, iPhone 5 (GSM Model) is available for purchase without contract via Apple Online Store Malaysia from 7 a.m. of the day of launching (14th December 2012).

The price of iPhone 5 is following the launching price of iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S previously, which is:

  • 16 GB RM 2,199
  • 32 GB RM 2,499
  • 64 GB RM 2,799

And both Black and White colours are available to choose.

Apple Online Store iPhone 5

Apple Online Store offer free shipping and is expected to delivered Continue reading