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.
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!
- Alcatel 993D (actually it’s Alcatel OneTouch 993D)
- Alcatel OneTouch Glory 2
- Alcatel OneTouch Inspire 2
- The Buzz Phone
- HTC Wildfire
- Huawei Ideos X3
- LG Optimus L3
- Ninetology Black Pearl II
- Ninetology Palette
- Nokia 2730
- Nokia 7230
- Nokia Asha 305
- Nokia Asha 308
- Nokia Asha 311
- Nokia C2-03
- Nokia Lumia 610
- Samsung Galaxy Chat
- Samsung Galaxy Mini
- Samsung Galaxy Pocket
- Samsung Galaxy Y
- Sony Xperia Tipo
- ZTE Acqua
- 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
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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. 🙂
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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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 offer free shipping and is expected to delivered Continue reading