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Compare Samsung Galaxy S4 Plans – 12 & 18 Months Contract

After a short wait (it’s just a 6 weeks compare to Apple iPhone 5 3 months waited) since the Samsung event at New York, I’m sure Samsung and Android fans are waiting for it come to Malaysia. Finally it has just came and I’m preparing the comparison chart in compare all 4 giant telcos offer as well as any related information.

GALAXY S 4 gets you closer to what matters in life, bringing your world together

Currently there are 12 months, 18 months and 24 months contract offered, and this will be a very long post.(Due to it’s a very long post, so I’ve separated the 24 months to another post and will be published later.) I’ll begin from 12 months contract.

Compare data plan with commitment on data, but pay as you use on voice, sms usage. (Only Maxis offer it on 12 months contract plan)

Telco Maxis
Plan SurfMore 50 SurfMore 75
Monthly Commitment RM 50 RM 75
Bundle Usage None
Call to Maxis Network RM 0.12
Call to Other Networks RM 0.10
Charging Block 30 seconds
SMS to Maxis Network RM 0.05
SMS to Other Networks RM 0.15
Data 2GB 5GB
Special Discount25% on Monthly Commitment when usage above RM 150
100% on Monthly Commitment when usage above RM 250
Galaxy S4 Price RM 1,849 RM 1,699
Advance Payment
(Rebate over 5 months)
 RM 250 RM 250
Advance Payment
(Rebate on first bill)
 RM 100 RM 150
Initial CostRM 2,199RM 2,099
12 Months Total Cost
S4 + 6% Tax + Commitment + Stamp Duty
RM 2,495RM 2,663

Compare Celcom and Maxis based on similar monthly fees

TelcoCelcomMaxisCelcomMaxisCelcomMaxisCelcomMaxis
Monthly CommitmentRM 78RM 96RM 98RM 116RM 118RM 126RM 138RM 146
Talk PlanmBasicTalkMore 48mBasicTalkMore 48mBasicTalkMore 78CelcomTalkMore 78
Data PlanmBasic1 GBmAdvance3 GBmBasic1 GBmAdvance3 GB
Bundle Usage
Call to All Networks267 units of Min/SMS/MMS400 Min267 units of Min/SMS/MMS400 Min667 units of Min/SMS/MMS600 Min667 units of Min/SMS/MMS600 Min
SMS to All Networks200 SMS200 SMS500 SMS500 SMS
Charging Block30 seconds
Data Volume1.05 GB1 GB3.05 GB3 GB1.1 GB1 GB3.1 GB3 GB
Excessive Usage
Call to Same NetworkRM 0.15/MinRM 0.10/MinRM 0.15/MinRM 0.10/MinRM 0.12/MinRM 0.08/MinRM 0.12/MinRM 0.08/Min
Call to Other NetworksRM 0.15/MinRM 0.15/MinRM 0.15/MinRM 0.15/Min
SMS to Same NetworkRM 0.15/SMSRM 0.10/SMSRM 0.15/SMSRM 0.10/SMSRM 0.12/SMSRM 0.08/SMSRM 0.12/SMSRM 0.08/SMS
SMS to Other NetworksRM 0.15/SMSRM 0.15/SMSRM 0.15/SMSRM 0.15/SMS
Galaxy S4 PriceRM 1,888RM 1,849RM 1,888RM 1,699RM 1,788RM 1,699RM 1,788RM 1,599
Advance Payment
(Rebate on 1st bill)
RM 250RM 50RM 250RM 50RM 300RM 80RM 300RM 80
Advance Payment
(Rebate over 5 months)
RM 250RM 250RM 250RM 250
Initial CostRM 2,138RM 2,149RM 2,138RM 1,999RM 2,088RM 2,029RM 2,088RM 1,929
12 Months Total Cost
S4 + 6% Tax + Commitment + Stamp Duty
RM 2,890.16RM 3,080.12RM 3,144.56RM 3,184.52RM 3,298.96RM 3,311.72RM 3,553.36RM 3,466.12

Celcom other 12 months contract plans

PlansCelcom First Elite
Data PlansmBasicmAdvance
Monthly CommitmentRM 188RM 208
Bundled Usage
Call to All Networks1500 unit of Minute/SMS/MMS
SMS to All Networks
MMS to All Networks
Charging Block30 seconds
Data Volume1.2 GB3.2 GB
Excessive Usage
Call to All NetworksRM 0.10/minute
Charging Block30 seconds
SMS to All NetworksRM 0.10/SMS
MMS to All NetworksRM 0.10/MMS
Galaxy S4 PriceRM 1,688
Advance Payment
(Rebate on 1st bill)
RM 450
Initial CostRM 2,138RM 2,138
12 Months Total Cost
S4 + 6% Tax + Commitment + Stamp Duty
RM 4,089.36RM 4,343.76

Compare 18 Months, but only Celcom offer it.

PlansCelcom First PrimeCelcom First PremierCelcom First Elite
Data PlansmBasicmAdvancemBasicmAdvancemBasicmAdvance
Monthly CommitmentRM 78RM 98RM 118RM 138RM 188RM 208
Bundled Usage
Call to All Networks267 unit of Minute/SMS/MMS667 unit of Minute/SMS/MMS1500 unit of Minute/SMS/MMS
SMS to All Networks
MMS to All Networks
Charging Block30 seconds
Data Volume1.05 GB3.05 GB1.1 GB3.1 GB1.2 GB3.2 GB
Excessive Usage
Call to All NetworksRM 0.15/minuteRM 0.12/minuteRM 0.10/minute
Charging Block30 seconds
SMS to All NetworksRM 0.15/SMSRM 0.12/SMSRM 0.10/SMS
MMS to All NetworksRM 0.15/MMSRM 0.12/MMSRM 0.10/MMS
Galaxy S4 PriceRM 1,788RM 1,738RM 1,598
Advance Payment
(Rebate on 1st bill)
RM 250RM 300RM 450
Initial CostRM 2,038RM 2,038RM 2,038RM 2,038RM 2,048RM 2,048
18 Months Total Cost
S4 + 6% Tax + Commitment + Stamp Duty
RM 3,386.24RM 3,767.84RM 4,049.44RM 4,431.04RM 5,285.04RM 5,666.64

*Total contract length cost is based on the commitment usage

**Once allocated data volume finished in Maxis TalkMore, you will be charged pay per use (RM 0.10/10KB) until next billing cycle. While in Celcom your usage will be blocked unless you purchase additional volume.

Recommendation

Generally I would say Maxis plans offer better value in call and sms. For 12 months contract Galaxy S4, Maxis is winner.

I’m working in 24 months comparison chart, please do not forget to check back later.

Tips

If you a current Apple iPhone user and want to move to Samsung Galaxy S4, don’t miss the tips and tutorial ‘Moving From an iPhone to the Galaxy S4 – Tips and Advice‘ from our guest poster Reese Jones.

Celcom 4G LTE is Coming on 23rd April 2013 [Leaked]

Celcom is launching 4G LTE on Tuesday 23rd April 2013.

First 1,000 registrant will be able to purchase Celcom 4G dongle for a special price RM 199.

First 3 months access fee waived! Save RM 414!

I’m sure a lots of Apple iPhone 5 users are waiting for this, as Maxis has support 1800MHz, and Maxis users can enjoy LTE in certain area, but I’m disappointing you that Celcom 4G LTE is only support 2600MHz at this moment.

Celcom 4G LTE

Plan Details Continue reading

Celcom Blackberry Z10 Plans

BlackBerry Z10

A month after Maxis brought the Blackberry Z10 into Malaysia, Celcom became the second telco that began to sell the Blackberry Z10 device bundle plan yesterday. However, I did not see any surprise on Celcom plan, it looks very similar to others device bundle plans – Voice Plan + Data Plan + discounted device pricing.

But interestingly Celcom has also introduced their Celcom First mPro Plus as device bundle plan, this plan looks quite attractive. This plan is similar to DiGi SmartPlan, which is data plan, but allow voice and sms.

Below is the details of all Celcom Blackberry Z10 plans: Continue reading