U Mobile signs partnership with ZTE and Huawei

U Mobile signs partnership with ZTE and Huawei

What more can I say, U Mobile just gets better and better every day. The most dynamic and innovative telco is staying true to their commitment by extending their partnership with two leading network solutions providers – ZTE Corporations and Huawei Technologies.

U Mobile recently announced an aggressive expansion strategy to strengthen its network through the roll-out of 1,000 3G and 1,000 4G LTE sites worth up to RM1.5 billion of total investment. Through this partnership, both ZTE and Huawei are chosen to be the preferred partners to rollout U Mobile’s landmark network expansion due to their track record of being one of the leading global telecommunication solutions providers with extensive experience in the field and state-of-the-art technology and network.

I can understand why U Mobile is putting so much trust on their partners.

ZTE Corporation has a global presence in 160 countries, and is one of the industrial leaders in network technology innovation, delivering superior business products and business solutions to its clients around the world. Huawei Technologies on the other has well established end-to-end capabilities for various network carriers, enterprise and consumer markets by providing competitive solutions and services that have been deployed in over 170 countries and regions, serving more than one-third of the world’s population.

Huawei is also the first Chinese brand to enter Top-100 Interbrand list. That is quite an accomplishment..

U Mobile signs partnership with ZTE and Huawei

U Mobile officially inked the partnership in the presence of YB Dato’ Sri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, Minister of Communication and Multimedia Malaysia, as well as Madam Ma Jia, Chargé d’affaires a.i. & Minister Counsellor, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Malaysia. This partnership also celebrates the four decades of diplomatic relationship between Malaysia and the People’s Republic of China, attesting to the strong ties between the two nations.

Photo #1 caption: (from left to right) Steven Ge, Chief Executive Officer of ZTE Corporation Malaysia, Wong Heang Tuck, Chief Executive Officer of U Mobile Sdn Bhd, and Abraham Liu, Chief Executive Officer of Huawei Technologies Malaysia shaking hands to solidify the momentous partnership between U Mobile with ZTE Corporation and Huawei Technologies.
 
Photo #2 caption: (from left to right) Steven Ge, Chief Executive Officer of ZTE Corporation Malaysia, YBhg Dato’ Mohamed Sharil Mohamed Tarmizi, Chairman for Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, YB Dato’ Sri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, Minister of  Communication and Multimedia Malaysia, Wong Heang Tuck, Chief Executive Officer of U Mobile Sdn Bhd, Madam Ma Jia, Charge d’affaires a.i. & Minister Counsellor, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Malaysia, YBhg Dato’ Sri Robin Tan, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Berjaya Corporation Bhd and Abraham Liu, Chief Executive Officer of Huawei Technologies Malaysia.

U Mobile offers FREE Internet Roaming for Postpaid and Now Prepaid Users

U Mobile CMO Jasmine Lee and CEO, Wong Heang Tuck launches the FREE Internet Roaming service for its Prepaid customers

U Mobile’s Vision 2,000,000 is kicking into high gear with the innovative telco moving aggressively into the last quarter of the year with yet another amazing product launch.

U Mobile was the first telco in the market to offer Free Internet Roaming for its postpaid customers in May 2014. Today, they extended this offer to their prepaid customers too. with a top-up of RM50, prepaid customers get to enjoy complimentary FREE Internet Roaming up to 50MB a day up to 30 days in 8 countries including Australia, Cambodia, HK, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.

So what can I do with only 50MB of data a day? Well, according to the CMO of U Mobile, Ms Jasmine Lee, 50MB is sufficient for your daily social media activities such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, WeChat, Line, Kakaotalk, and checking your daily emails. Just avoid downloading any heavy attachments and streaming videos.

And what happens if you exceeded your 50MB daily quota? Well worry not as any additional data exceeded will only cost you RM7.50 for every 1MB and upon reaching 4MB and above, it’s a flat rate of RM30 per day for unlimited Internet Roaming.

So if you’re an avid traveller and you’re not on U Mobile network yet, you may want consider switching to U Mobile now. No, I’m not a reseller and I’m not paid for this but the package U Mobile offered is just too good not to share.

You can find out more of U Mobile’s FREE Internet Roaming service at the website – www.u.com.my.

U Mobile Rollout Major 3G and 4G LTE Expansion

From left to right: Too Tian Jen, Chief Technology Officer of U Mobile Sdn Bhd and Wong Heang Tuck, Chief Executive Officer of U Mobile Sdn Bhd
From left to right: Too Tian Jen, Chief Technology Officer of U Mobile Sdn Bhd and Wong Heang Tuck, Chief Executive Officer of U Mobile Sdn Bhd

U Mobile announces an aggressive expansion strategy to strengthen its network through the roll-out of additional 2,000 3G & 4G LTE sites. It was only a couple of years ago that U Mobile announced their network expansion by partnering Maxis, riding on their Random Access Network (RAN), strengthening their 2G & 3G coverage beyond Klang Valley.

Over the years, the full-fledge telco has put continuous effort of investing in its existing network infrastructure to provide superior network coverage, high speed internet, as well as offering seamless connectivity to its consumers. The current roll-out will put continuous effort in ramping up its network points to cope with escalating demands from U Mobile’s customers. This major milestones expansion plan, targeting to complete by the end of 2015 will involve 1,000 3G and 1,000 4G LTE sites.

The RM1.5 billion upgrade will effect key cities and strategic areas within Malaysia, which include Wilayah Persekutuan, Selangor, Seremban, Port Dickson, Nilai, Ipoh, Lumut, Penang, Johor Bahru, Muar, Kluang, Segamat and Batu Pahat.

Pre-Order Your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with Celcom, DiGi or U Mobile Now

It looks like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be hitting Malaysian shore pretty soon as major telecommunication companies like Celcom, DiGi and U Mobile are opening pre-order page on their website. However, we haven’t heard of seen anything from Maxis website as for now.

DiGi

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DiGi is set to charge ahead with a slew of 24-month packages with EPP and with the cheapest package being the DG SmartPlan 58. For a monthly commitment of RM58, you can purchase the device for RM1,879. And of course, the premium package is DG SmartPlan 148 with a monthly commitment of RM148 and the device price at RM1,319. Pre-order starts today and you can expect to get your unit after September 25.

Pre-book your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 from DiGi here.

U Mobile

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U Mobile is gaining reputation since after they expended their RAN coverage and they too have open their pre-booking slot on their website. The pre-booking window is from 18-23 September and consumers can expect to get their devices after the 25th.  However, U Mobile does not have details of their packages but only a form for customers to submit their interest.

Pre-book your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 from U Mobile here.

Celcom

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According to some sources, Celcom is the first to open up their pre-booking site and the packages their offering are pretty tempting. Their lowest package, the Celcom First Data mPro Plus has a monthly commitment of RM88 over 24 months contract and price of the device is only RM1,588. Their premium package is rather tempting, for a monthly commitment of RM128, you only pay RM1,538 for the device and you get the Samsung Galaxy Gear worth RM999 for FREE! But of course, it’s only for their 1st 100 customers. So if you really want the Galaxy Gear for FREE, then you better sign up quick.

Pre-book your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 from Celcom here.

 

 

U Mobile Announces Exciting New UMI 18 Prepaid Plan with Unlimited Internet Surfing, Free Calls and Free SMS

Perhaps another reason for consumers to celebrate is the announcement of U Mobile’s new UMI 18 Prepaid Plan. U Mobile Sdn Bhd, Malaysia’s most dynamic and innovative telco, has broadened its exciting range of Prepaid offerings with the introduction of a new variation to its already popular Unlimited Mobile Internet (UMI) prepaid services.

At the price of RM18 per month, subscribers can now enjoy 250MB of data, 25 minutes of free calls to all networks and 25 free SMS to all networks. Officially launched during the 3G Network Activation Ceremony, the UMI 18 is especially designed for new smartphone users, teenagers and students who love to surf the internet, stay connected with their friends and families and stream their favourite music and videos.

The UMI 18 Prepaid Plan is also an ideal plan for foreigners and expats who are in the country for short visit or work. They can easily sign up for a UMI 18 prepaid plan and get connected immediately on their smartphones or even their mobile devices. Else they can event opt for the UMI 28 prepaid plan which offers 500MB data, 100 minutes of free calls 30 free SMS to all network at just the price of RM28 per month. Unbelievable!

As for us Malaysians, if you have a teenage kids, I would highly recommend you to get UMI 18 for them and it’s much more kind to your wallet. And if you’re a young adult just who wants to be seen with a smartphone and yet able to afford it, UMI 18 too is the prepaid plan go for.

U Mobile Activates 3G Network Expansion Across Peninsular Malaysia and into East Malaysia by 2013

Good news for Malaysians and U Mobile subscribers as the most dynamic and innovative telco in Malaysia has expended its 3G mobile network across Peninsular Malaysia and soon into East Malaysia by early 2013. This is made possible after an agreement between U Mobile Sdn Bhd and Maxis Berhad to share the latter’s 3G Radio Access Network (RAN).

From L to R: Bill Chang (Chief Corporate Planning Officer of U Mobile Sdn Bhd), Kenneth Chang (Directoof U Mobile Sdn Bhd), YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Vincent Tan (Chairman of U Mobile Sdn Bhd), En. Jaffa Sany Afiffin (CEO of U Mobile Sdn Bhd), Datuk Idris Abdullah (MCMC Commissioner) and Too Tian Jen (CTO of U Mobile Sdn Bhd)

I was invited to the official launch and activation of U Mobile’s 3G network in Berjaya Times Square and was really happy to witness this historical event. The activation of U Mobile 3G network represents a major milestone for the local telecommunication industry as it is the first such initiative in Asia.

I’m a U Mobile subscriber since 2011 and I’m really glad that the 3G network expansion is finally complete. Now I can have better 3G coverage all over Peninsula Malaysia on my U Mobile device. I was having difficulty getting 3G signal in along the North-South Expressway but now I can enjoy 3G coverage all the way up to Penang.

Currently, U Mobile has its own-built 3G network infrastructure in core cities within the central, northern and southern regions of Peninsular Malaysia covering the densely populated urban areas of the Klang Valley, Negeri Sembilan, Penang, Perak, and Johor. So there won’t be any 3G network congestion at all since it will be on U Mobile’s own network infrastructure.

Through the RAN sharing activation, U Mobile expands its 3G coverage to every state in Peninsula Malaysia, covering major cities and towns including Kangar, Alor Star, Kota Bahru, Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, and Melaka. In selected area where 3G services are still being deployed, U Mobile subscribers can still continue to roam effortlessly on 2G coverage which is available via U Mobile’s 2G domestic roaming partnership with Maxis which is currently serving 95% of the population.

This partnership and sharing of 3G RAN is definitely beneficial to the consumers. With U Mobile’s competitive call and data plans, consumers will have more affordable plans for their mobile devices. Soon more consumers will get to enjoy such benefits as U Mobile’s provisional 3G network services to East Malaysia remains on schedule and will be launched in early 2013.

Also do check out U Mobile’s new and exciting ‘Connecting Lives’ campaign video.

Sony Xperia S Is Coming To U-Mobile


Fans of Sony smartphones are in for a treat as the Sony Xperia S will be coming to U-Mobile. U-Mobile launches their per-registration page on the website a couple of days ago up and it will be available until March 13, 2012.

U-Mobile added the Sony Xperia S into their decorative line of Smartphone devices after a successful re-launch of their new mobile internet service.

So register your interest today – http://www.u.com.my/sony-xperia-s and wait for the good news from the good people in U-Mobile.

U-Mobile the most affordable postpaid data plan in town

U-mobile recently launched a new campaign with new postpaid plans for first jobbers and young executives – a marketing initiative which will definitely excite many young adults that have just join the working class. U-mobile also had a ‘facelift’ of their branding and it has proven to be very effective.

I decided to get myself a new Android Smartphone and a new postpaid line from U-mobile. Surely with a Smartphone, I will need a data plan so I decided to go with the lowest data plan package that they have to offer just to try it out.

The U28 plan is U-mobile’s lowest pricing data plan available and you can’t get any better than this. The plan offers 1GB of data plan with 300 free SMS for only RM28 per month. Phone charge to other network is only 20 sen per minute and you only pay per use. However, I’m not concern about the phone charges as I don’t intend to make many calls with this phone. What I really need is a device with mobile internet and U28 fits my budget perfectly.

My job requires me to travel around town quite extensively and I depend on Google map to get to my destinations. With my new Android Smartphone, I was able to get around unfamiliar grounds without any fuss. Much alike when I need critical information from the Internet, I can always depend on my Android Smartphone wherever I am.

I am also being entrusted with the task of moderating a number of Social Media sites.  During the recent AFC Annual Awards 2011 in Kuala Lumpur, I managed to provide LIVE TWEETS with the help of my Android Smartphone. Tweets were updated almost instantaneously thanks to the speedy connection of U-mobile 3G network. Speediness is essential when it comes to Social Media. Followers want to know the result immediately and it’s was good to have a reliable and fast 3G network.

Talking about speed, I did a SpeedTest on my Android device with U-mobile line recently and the results are amazing.

I did a comparison with 3 other Smartphones with 3 different networks. A HTC Sensation on Maxis line. A HTC Desire S with U-Mobile and lastly, a HTC Wildfire on DIGI line. This test was done in an enclosed room so the network connection wasn’t that great. However, I can still see a great difference from the 3 Smartphones and their network speed.

U28 comes with a 1GB data plan but I get an average of 1Mbps download speed. However, the upload speed is not that impressive with an average of 100kbps.

A quick comparison with other 3G network providers, I found that U-Mobile is really a value-for-money service as you get almost the same speed and services as other network but only cheaper. Now this is a plus point especially when you need a data plan that fits your budget.

Now U-Mobile’s coverage is excellent within Klang Valley, I get almost a constant speed wherever I go within the Klang Valley. However, when I took a trip to Genting Highland, I found out that I can hardly get a decent 3G coverage at all. It’s definitely a downside but I was told that U-Mobile is expanding their 3G coverage quite rapidly.

What I really appreciate most about the U28 plan is when I hit my quota of 1GB; I can still access the Internet. Yes, U-Mobile will never block your Internet access and will definitely not charge for any excess data usage. And all that for RM28 per month is just simply unbelievable.

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