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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.

Maxis BlackBerry Z10 Plans Revealed

BlackBerry Z10

PlanBBMore55BBMore88BBMore148
Monthly FeeRM 55RM 88RM 148
Contract Duration12 months12 months24 months12 months24 months
Advance paymentRM 200RM 400RM 600RM 400RM 750
Bundle Minutes200400400600600
Bundle SMS100200200500500
Bundle Data500 MB1 GB1 GB3 GB5 GB
Per-per-Use
Call Tariff
(per min)
On-net12 sen10 sen10 sen8 sen8 sen
Off-net15 sen15 sen15 sen15 sen15 sen
SMSOn-net12 sen10 sen10 sen8 sen8 sen
Off-net15 sen15 sen15 sen15 sen15 sen
Phone Offer PriceRM 1,888RM 1,708RM 1,488RM 1,588RM 1,268

Recommended Retail Price for z10 in Malaysia is RM 2,188.

Nano Sim Card for iPhone 5 – Celcom, DiGi, Maxis, U Mobile

Tomorrow iPhone 5 will be official launched in Malaysia by Celcom, DiGi and Maxis. And tonight thousands of peoples will go to queue at SoHoKL (DiGi), Capsquare Centre (Maxis) or selected Celcom Blue Cube for being the first to own the long waited Apple iPhone 5.

For those who have already owned an iPhone 5 regardless purchased from Singapore or anywhere from the world or those who will buy 1 extra iPhone 5 from Maxis during the launch event (Maxis allow to buy 1 extra iPhone 5 without contract after 1st contract signed), you definitely need a nano sim card.

Although there are plenty of tutorials guiding you on how to cut your current normal or micro sim card into nano sim card as well as some phone shops began to offer the cutting service, but you must take into consideration that it may broke your current sim card.

U Mobile Nano Sim Card

Therefore I’ve gathered the information for 4 main telcos on the cost of a new nano sim card replacement. Although U Mobile haven’t offer iPhone 5, but they still offer the nano sim card. It’s a good marketing strategy to gain new customer and retain the current customer.

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