My DG50 plan is Cheaper than the DiGi iPhone 4 plan

I had a hard time switching to postpaid from prepaid because my monthly usage didn’t fit into any of my preferred telco plans. But so far, my DG50 decision is proving to be the best option for me now. Thankfully.

Is it really cheaper?

And with all this iPhone4 hulloo-balloo going about, an iPhone 4 seller’s thread interest me. She (or he) described her Internet usage and gave a breakdown of how this plan would’ve suited her very well.

Im paying now rm58 for unlimited digi internet, but any calls/sms that i use is pay per use at 15sen/min 10sen/sms. This plan is also rm58 per month, i get to use the internet, n i have 200mins free calls n 200 free sms, only after using up all these im charged pay per use.

Lets say i use 200mins calls = rm0.15 x 200 = RM30

200 sms = rm0.10 x 200 = RM20

my total bill will be RM58+30+20 = RM108

But if i subscribe for this plan, i’ll be paying for RM58 only for the same amount of usage.

But when I compared the information to the available call and data plans (and iPhone plan) in DiGi’s website, I actually found it more expensive. 0.0

Lowest iPhone plan

The offer really sounds great. Plus, DiGi even threw in 200 minutes (3.3 hours) of free calls and 200 free SMSes per month!

My DG50 plan doesn’t have those freebies but my rates are similar, except my voice calls is 13 sen.

And the other thing I pointed out to the LYN member, the 58/month plan only gives a quota of 1GB per month. As compared to the 3GB on the Internet Unlimited 68 data plan which she subscribed. Yes, DiGi increased their unlimited plan by RM10 recently. In addition, I tried digging the information for the Internet Unlimited 58 – it no longer exists.

I’m using DiGi already. And I use an iPhone 2G. Plus, I’m more likely to stick with the iPhone 4 than a HTC Desire.

However, why would I upgrade now to a promotional DG88 at RM58/month? When I’ll technically pay more for my calls than my DG50, when I should be saving since originally, it’s a DG88 plan to begin with.

Honestly, I find that weird. Or, is DiGi about to increase voice calls for DG50 plans? Eep.

Or, is something missing here?

P.S.: By auto billing, I presume they meant monthly credit card payment.

The iPon 4 has cummed to Malaysia

Based on the Twitter activity last night, Apple nuts were at Midvalley Gardens apparently for the Maxis launch of the iPhone 4. And reading Smashpop’s experience, many celebrated and hanged around until the wee morning hours. Gosh.

Despite receiving my 1st generation Apple iPhone free, I never thought Malaysia had that many iPhone fanatics which were crazy enough to participate in this event. It’s almost like the queues you’d find outside an Apple Centre.

Then again, maybe it was because Maxis apparently were giving out Apple iPhone 4 units in some lucky draw fashion. *shrug*

And right now, the Low Yat forum is flooding with Apple iPhone resellers and 2nd hand sellers. Everyone hoping to get rid of their Apple iPhone 3G or 3GS to fund for the newer version. Plus, I came across a rumor in there saying someone’s cousin leaked that Maxis may sell the Apple iPhone 4 without a contract next week. Alas, it’s a rumor!

From the Apple iPhone 4 ‘kambing’ to Malaysia…

DiGi iPhone teaser
Manglish to-be: Kambing is Coming

The Apple iPhone 4 has cummed to Malaysia.

The telco got my IC wrong for 2 years!

I’ve decided to switch my 5 year plus loyalty of Hotlink to a DiGi Postpaid. My first ever number was when my Mum gave me her mobile. Back then, I was on a 010 number. And I think some telco recently re-activated it again, forgot who.

Why the switch?

Well, primarily it’s because DiGi’s data plan is fairer compared to Maxis. It’s not the data cap which makes me vomit blood, but the fact of the charges I incur if I run up the bill. Simple as that. I don’t think I considered Celcom because most of my friends are on DiGi and they’ve been praising it’s data reliability.

What about coverage?

Yes, I know DiGi’s still painting Malaysia yellow. But I’d rather put my investment and loyalty in a brand who does things right, rather than a brand banking on its size.

The switching experience so far…

Easy. I dropped into a nearby DiGi centre and took a number. The wait was about 45 minutes as there were lots of people. But when it got to my turn, I just told the guy what plan I wanted inclusive of data and all he needed to do was photocopy my IC and ask me to pay RM50 for the initial cost of the data.

Awesome but…

It’s taking me longer than 24 hours to activate my number now. Because DiGi informed me apparently my IC number at Maxis/Hotlink wasn’t correct. Seriously, WTF?!

I called the Hotlink customer service to clarify this. Though I’m informed I can resolve this matter at the nearest Maxis centre, I’m still finding the idea of a wrong IC number stupid. Because I’ve had my number for 2 years or longer, and only now, do I know my IC number was registered wrong.

How could this have happened?

Well, obviously someone somewhere screwed up filling up the form when I got this number. But I also personally felt this is why the government needs to work closer with private sectors. The IC number is a sensitive and personal information to all residents. Therefore, shouldn’t it have been verified in the first place?

Otherwise, it goes to show, anyone can register a number with a fake IC number easily. In addition, making enforcement to register mobile numbers with your full name and IC inaccurate and easily tampered.

Well, I hope this doesn’t continue to happen in 10 years.

I would be an Awesome Brand Evangelist

Nuffnang’s introduced a new program for its Gliteratti members. It’s called the; Evangelist Program. It’s for brand lovers to shower their love for, brands. Doh.

Evangelist section

According to their blog, brand evangelists get the low-down and inside information of new product launches and other exclusive stuff from the brands.

I would be an awesome brand evangelist because:

  1. I love branded stuff.
  2. I love free stuff.
  3. I trust branded stuff.
  4. I value their customer service more if I were their brand evangelist.
  5. I would tell my parents, my brothers, my relatives, my friends, my friend’s friends and tell total strangers about the brand.
  6. I would convert as many of the above to be on the same brand.
  7. I would blog (almost) daily about the brand.
  8. I would love to attend all the happening events of the brand.
  9. I would protect the brand.
  10. I would make the brand my own.

In short, I’d be the most awesome brand evangelist. 😀

Now, can I get that with an Apple iPhone 3GS? ROFL!

Disclaimer: It’s not my fault if your product or brand doesn’t meet my expectations.

You can’t buy my brand evangelism or loyalty. But you can improve further. And I’ll support that. 😉