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News: U Mobile – FREE up to RM864 worth of calls monthly!

October 18, 2008

U Mobile has launched a voice plan so good, it is hard to be believe!

RM864 worth of FREE calls is calculated by multiplying the total monthly free minutes by the Prepaid rate plan of RM0.48/minute.

[60 minutes X 30 days X RM0.48 per minute = RM864] Prepaid
[60 minutes X 30 days X RM0.18 per minute = RM324] U38
[60 minutes X 30 days X RM0.12 per minute = RM216] U68

Starting 18th of October, all postpaid and prepaid voice plans will get 60 minutes of FREE talk time daily between U Mobile subscribers. This works out to be about 1,800 minutes of FREE talk time monthly!

What’s the catch?

Nope, there is no catch really. For Prepaid users, all you need to do is to make sure your line is active before you can make any FREE calls. Meaning, top-up a minimum amount of RM10 and stay active for 10 days. So, we recommend you to just top up RM30 to stay active the whole month.

At the time where economy is in a gloomy state where everyone is trying to find ways to save money, U Mobile has certainly hit the right note. Other key-saving features worth noting are;

  • 1 cent per SMS (within U Mobile network) at any time
  • 1,800 FREE minutes of talk time monthly (within U Mobile network)
  • Postpaid users get to carry forward their un-used FREE minutes up to month end.
  • 1 second billing cycle
  • Phone subsidy program
With its 60 minutes daily FREE calls + 1 cent per SMS, this will spread like a wild fire especially when MNP is implemented and launched now. Consumer can just easily switch over to U Mobile without changing their existing mobile number. So, what are you waiting for? Get those around you to change to U Mobile now so you can call them for FREE and SMS them for 1 cent!
Maxis have Activ10 with 10 special numbers
Digi have Friends and Family with 11 special numbers (with RM2 switching fee)
Celcom have 8pax with only 8 special numbers
U Mobile now has … “Every Friends and Family“, “Activ Everyone” and “UnlimitedPAX“.

3G Phone Subsidy for Postpaid

U Mobile also introduced 3 new phone bundling program. Samsung Z170, Samsung J200 and Korean Dual SIM Phone Sou.

Samsung Z170 (Click here for specification)

SRP Price: RM599

U38P

U68P

U98P

RM240 (Save RM359)

RM180 (Save RM419)

Not applicable

12 Months Contract

12 Months Contract

Not applicatble

Samsung J200 (Click here fore specification)

SRP Price: RM599

U38P

U68P

U98P

RM240 (Save RM359)

RM180 (Save RM419)

Not applicable

12 Months Contract

12 Months Contract

Not applicable

U Mobile Sou (UMTS, DUAL-SIM, microSD, 2.0MP Camera, Bluetooth, FM Radio)

SRP Price: (RM988) (NOT APPLICABLE FOR MNP REQUEST)

U38P

U68P

U98P

RM760 (Save RM228)

RM700 (Save RM288)

RM510 (RM478)

18 Months Contract

NOT APPLICABLE FOR MNP

18 Months Contract

NOT APPLICABLE FOR MNP

18 Months Contract

NOT APPLICABLE FOR MNP

Conclusion

  • If you want to save money with low rates
  • If you want 60 mins FREE calls daily or 1 cent SMS to more than 11 numbers
  • If you don’t want to be charged for talk time you didn’t use
  • If you want a new 3G phone
  • If you don’t want to carry 2 phones
  • If you want to keep your existing number
  • If you want the simplest plan
  • If you can’t think of anymore excuses
Switch over to U Mobile
Visit any of our outlets, call us at +6018 2088808 or email us at info@freshgear.com.my and we are glad to make an appointment to help you save. No payment needed, just fill up the registration form and photocopy of IC.

Related Posts:

What is Mobile Number Portability?
Compare Call/SMS/MMS/Video Calls between all Telcos (PDF File)
U Mobile Call Saving Simulation Chart (PDF File)
Different Postpaid Plans from U Mobile

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Reviews: U Mobile Postpaid Voice Plans (U38/U68/U98)

October 3, 2008

U Mobile revealed their new range of voice plan package on the 1st of July 2008. Since then, lots of TV, radio and newspaper advertisement were seen throughout Malaysia mainstream media.

Despite their relatively new presence in the crowded telco market, U Mobile has successfully created some buzz among the consumers with their new range of prepaid and postpaid plan. The most interesting one being the “1 second block charges”. Lots of customer asked us what this is and how will it benefit them.

What exactly is “1 second block charges”?

Normal telco like Maxis, Celcom and Digi charges customer a FULL 30 seconds block. Meaning, if you were to talk on the phone for just 5 seconds saying “Hi, I am on the way now”. You will still be charged a full 30 seconds. Same thing goes if you talk for 31 seconds, you will be charged 60 seconds (2 blocks).

If you still don’t understand, let me try to put it into even simpler example.

  • Imagine paying for 23 minutes of parking instead of the flat 1 hourly charges.
  • Imagine paying for 1 song instead of the entire album (e.g. iTunes store music download).
You can also watch some of the TV ads here.
How will I save with “1 second block charges”?
Simple! Unless all your calls are exactly 30 seconds, 60 seconds, 90 seconds… Each and every call you make will save you money. Unlike other telco who encourage the consumer to call a certain threshold before discounts are given, with U Mobile, you just maintain your call pattern and you will definitely save some money. This will come handy with raising living cost and inflation.
What are the call charges? How much can I save?
How much you save really depends on your call durations, number of calls/SMS and which network do you normally call/SMS. We have painstakingly compiled a chart showing all the different packages offered by different telcos. Please note that this is NOT conclusive and you should still check with your telco provider for further details on packages and call rates.
Download – U Mobile Call Charges Comparison Chart (PDF File)
Key Points
  • 1 second billing
  • One of the lowest Voice Call Rate – 12 sen / min (U68)
  • Lowest Video Call rate – 12 sen / min (U68)
  • One of the lowest SMS rate – 5 sen (Own network)
  • Lowest MMS rate – 18 sen (Own network)
  • No contract (except for U98)
  • Must use a 3G enabled phone
We have also did a simple calculation on how much one can save up to 40% on the U Mobile’s U68 voice plan.
Assumptions:
  1. Calculation based on normal telco package and NOT those special package.
  2. Calls made to same network and other network are the same
  3. SMS made to same network and other network are the same.
You can download the call simulation chart here
Pros:
  1. 1 second billing
  2. Cheap video calls and MMS charges
  3. No contract (except for U98)
  4. Very straight forward and easy to understand call rates
  5. Comes with lots of VAS like; CLIP, Call Forwarding, Call Waiting, Call Conferencing, Miss Call notification.
  6. Domestic roaming with Celcom when there is no U Mobile network
Cons:
  1. Must use 3G phone (for postpaid only).
  2. U Mobile coverage limited

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