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Review on Skype Service

Yesterday we have briefly talked the call and sms rates of Skype. Today we will share our experience on using the Skype as VoIP calls service with you.

Pricing

When we are in Malaysia, we usually do not use VoIP service to call within Malaysia. Same theory, when we calls to Malaysia, we usually are in oversea.

If you monthly call not less than 170 minutes to landline with more than 20 calls, you should subscribe to Unlimited Country for just €3.95/month. Why?

170 minutes x €0.017 + 20 x €0.039 = €2.89 + €0.78 = €3.67

But, as our experience, Skype will not charge you €0.017/minute but will be €0.02/minute. They will round the €0.017 to €0.02. So, the new calculation should be as followed:

170 minutes x €0.02 + 20 x €0.04 = €3.40 + €0.80 = €4.20

For calling to mobile, if you always calls to mobile, then you should not use Skype, you should add the number to your current mobile line favorite numbers, it comparative cheaper than using Skype to call.

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Celcom Postpaid

Today we will continue to talk about Celcom postpaid plans. Celcom postpaid plans consist of 3 plans. Exec 20 is access fee plan while Exec 50 and Exec 250 are commitment plans without access fee. Let’s us go for the plan details:

Celcom Malaysia

Celcom Malaysia

Postpaid Plans

Exec 20

Exec 20
UpfrontRM 20
Monthly Access FeeRM 20
Monthly CommitmentNo
Voice Call to All NetworksRM 0.20/min
Charging Block30 seconds
SMS to All NetworksRM 0.10/SMS
Credit LimitRM 300

Exec 50

Exec 50
UpfrontRM 50
Monthly Access FeeNo
Monthly CommitmentRM 50
Voice Call to All NetworksRM 0.15/min
Video Call to All NetworksRM 0.30/min
Charging Block30 seconds
SMS to All NetworksRM 0.12
MMS to All NetworksRM 0.35/MMS
Credit LimitRM 300
Total Monthly Usage Discount
RM 60 – RM 79.9910%
RM 80 – RM 149.9920%
RM 150 & above30%

Exec 250

Exec 250
UpfrontRM 250
Monthly Access FeeNo
Monthly CommitmentRM 250
Bundled Services2000 Minutes/SMS and Broadband Advance Plan
Additional Voice Call to All NetworksRM 0.10/min
Additional Video Call to All NetworksRM 0.10/min
Charging Block30 seconds
Additional SMS to All NetworksRM 0.10
MMS to All NetworksRM 0.35/MMS
Credit LimitRM 750

Hidden Charges:

Government Tax – 5%

Itemized Bill – RM 3

Stamp Duty – RM10

Reconnection Fee – RM10

Family/Supplementary Plan

1+5 Plan
1 Principle Line + 5 Supplementary Line. Priciple line can be any of the Exec 20, Exec 50 or Exec 250. Exec 20 must be at least 6 months subscription prior to subscribe 1+5 Plan.

1+5 Plan
Monthly Access FeeRM 5/supplementary line
Voice Call Between FamilyFree
Video Call Between FamilyFree
SMS Between FamilyFree
MMS Between FamilyFree
up to 1200 Minutes or Voice/Video Calls & 1500 SMS/MMS per subscriber
Voice Call to All NetworksRM 0.30/min
Video Call to All NetworksRM 0.30/min
SMS to All NetworksRM 0.10/SMS
MMS to All NetworksRM 0.35/MMS
Minimum Allowable Credit LimitRM 100

Hidden Charges:

Registration fee – RM25

Stamp Duty – RM10

Government Tax – 5%

Reconnection Fee – RM10

Tomorrow we will see what rewards Celcom reward to their postpaid plan subscribers. 😉

Celcom Prepaid

Celcom Malaysia

Celcom Malaysia

Celcom is the oldest Malaysia Mobile Service provider. The frequency bands Celcom operated are GSM 900, GSM 1800 and 3G 2100.

Currently Celcom is providing Prepaid, Postpaid, Data and Broadband services for individual and business users. And we will only focus on individual users.

Prepaid Plans
Prabayar Blue

Prabayar Celcom Blue (Anywhere 1 Flat Rate)
Voice CallRM 0.45/min to all numbers
Video CallRM 0.45/min to all numbers
SMSRM 0.15/SMS to all numbers
MMSRM 0.35/MMS to all numbers
Charging Block20 seconds
Members NumbersTeman 20
Voice Call to Teman 20RM 0.15/min
Video Call to Teman 20RM 0.15/min
SMS to Teman 20RM 0.01/SMS
MMS to Teman 20RM 0.15/MMS
Charging Block30 seconds

Xpax

Xpax
Local RateAdjacent RateNon-Adjacent Rate
Voice Call to all numbersRM 0.38/minRM 1.80/minRM 1.80/min
Video Call to Celcom numbersRM 0.70/minRM 2.80/minRM 5.20/min
Video Call to non-Celcom numbersRM 0.38/minRM 2.80/minRM 5.20/min
SMS to all numbersRM 0.10/SMSRM 0.10/SMSRM 0.10/SMS
MMS to all numbersRM 0.35/MMSRM 0.35/MMSRM 0.35/MMS
Number of Friends15 (Any networks)
Voice Call to 15 friendsRM 0.12/minRM 1.80/minRM 1.80/min
Video Call to 15 FriendsRM 0.30/minRM 2.80/minRM 5.20/min
SMS to Celcom FriendsRM 0.005/SMSRM 0.005/SMSRM 0.005/SMS
SMS to non-Celcom FriendsRM 0.06/SMSRM 0.06/SMSRM 0.06/SMS
MMS to 15 FriendsRM 0.35/MMSRM 0.35/MMSRM 0.35/MMS
Charging Block60 seconds30 seconds30 seconds
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MID Plan

MID Plan
Local RateAdjacent RateNon-Adjacent Rate
Voice Call to CelcomRM 0.35/minRM 0.35/minRM 0.35/min
Charging Block30 seconds30 seconds30 seconds
Voice Call to Non-CelcomRM 0.45/minRM 1.40/minRM 2.60/min
Charging Block30 seconds15 seconds15 seconds
SMS to Celcom (Peak)RM 0.10
SMS to Celcom (Off-Peak)RM 0.01
SMS to Non-CelcomRM 0.20
* Peak: 7am – 11.59pm Off-Peak: 12am – 6.59am

SOX Plan (age of 12-18 years teenagers) – No Credit Expired until age 18 years.

UOX Plan (age of 18-25 years youth) – No Credit Expired until age 25 years.

SOX & UOX Plan
8pax members8
Voice Call to 8paxRM 0.10/min
SMS to 8paxRm 0.005/SMS
Voice Call to All networksRM 0.15/min
SMS to CelcomRM 0.01/SMS
SMS to Non-CelcomRM 0.06/SMS
MMS to All NetworksRM 0.20/MMS
Video Call to CelcomRM 0.15/min
Video Call to Non-CelcomRM 0.30/min
Charging Block30 seconds
Data ServiceRM 6/day

Hidden Charges:

Prabayar Blue – First 20 numbers are Free. Subsequent changes charge RM 1 per change. At least 6 months active with LOS and reload minimum RM 30 within 6 months. RM 0.50 monthly charges will be imposed if less than 1 year with LOS.
Xpax – First 8xpax number are Free. Subsequent changes charge RM 1 per change.
SOX & UOX – Subscription fee RM 3/month

Prabayar Blue – First 20 numbers are Free. Subsequent changes charge RM 1 per change. At least 6 months active with LOS and reload minimum RM 30 within 6 months. RM 0.50 monthly charges will be imposed if less than 1 year with LOS.

Xpax – First 8xpax number are Free. Subsequent changes charge RM 1 per change.

SOX & UOX – Subscription fee RM 3/month. No Credit Expiry feature will only be activated after the S.O.X. Plan registration has been successfully verified by Celcom. If No Credit Expiry feature is not activated within 20 days from the date of activation of the Starter Pack, you must visit any Celcom’s branch for further verification. If you do not visit the branch within 44 days of activation, Celcom will migrate you to Xpax plan.