Buy iPhone 5 without contract from Apple Malaysia online store, SenHeng or SenQ

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For those who wanted to buy the iPhone 5 and dont want to get it tied up with contract from Maxis, Digi or Celcom but instead prefers to get it outright, well Apple Malaysia online store is now selling iPhone 5. Same goes to SenHeng and SenQ nationwide. But stocks appears to be limited in SenHeng and SenQ now.

But if you buy from Apple Malaysia online store now, it will ship in 2-4 business days. Which is great. If you buy today, you will get it in under a week.

The retail price for iPhone 5 goes like this:

iPhone 5 16GB – RM2,199
iPhone 5 32GB – RM2,499
iPhone 5 64GB – RM2,799

I personally own the black model but the white model does look great also. And the white is less prone to scratches apparently. But my black model is fine so far. The choice is yours!

To get the iPhone 5 from Apple Malaysia online store, click here!

If you prefer getting the phone cheaper with a contract, click here to see the comparison between all iPhone 5 plans from Malaysian telco.

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Celcom finally reveals it’s unconventional plan for iPhone 5, starting from RM98/Month [Updated]

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Celcom has revealed the plan for iPhone 5 to those who registered their interest on iPhone 5 with Celcom. So I who registered myself got an email from Celcom with the plan like above. Celcom is doing it the unconventional way without any tailored made iPhone plans like they do previously and like how Digi and Maxis still does. But instead, they offer iPhone 5 with a subsidized price when you sign 12 months and 24 months contract of the bundled Celcom First Plan + Mobile internet.

The plan is like the image above, please click on the image for a larger clearer look.

So basically, you can choose between 4 choices of plans which includes:

Celcom First Prime (RM40) + 1.05GB free data + Mobile internet 3GB (RM58) = RM98/month
Celcom First Prime (RM40) + 1.05GB free data + Mobile Internet 5GB (RM88) = RM128/month
Celcom First Premier (RM80) + 1.1GB free data + Mobile Internet 5GB (RM88) = RM168/month
Celcom First Elite (RM150) + 1.2GB free data + Mobile Internet 5GB (RM88) = RM238/month

These plans from Celcom does look good and feel different from those conventional iPhone plans. The bundled talk time, SMS and MMS varies depending on which Celcom First plan you take. And they offers monthly rebates also that also varies depending on your iPhone 5 model.

For more information, Click here.

If there are any questions, please feel free to ask! Thanks.

Cant make up your mind on which plan and which telco to go for? Stay tuned for the plan comparison! Coming soon!

See plans from Digi here and Maxis here!

UPDATE: Celcom plans are out in their website. Click here!

Maxis reveal iPhone 5 plans, Celcom open for pre-order!

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Maxis has revealed the plans for iPhone 5 and it looks almost similar to the iPhone 4S plan when the 4S first came out. The RRP of the device remained unchanged as ever pricing from RM2199 for 16GB model. Here is how the pricing goes:

iPhone 5 16GB – RM2,199
iPhone 5 32GB – RM2,499
iPhone 5 64GB – RM2,799
iPhone 4S 16GB – RM1,799
iPhone 4 8GB – RM1,449

For the bundled plans, Maxis is offering plans as low as RM100 per month and giving almost similar talk time, SMSes and Data. For more information, click on the image above. If you plan to get in contract with Maxis, you will be entitled to get the iPhone 5 for a cheaper price as such:

iPhone 5 16GB
iValue 1 (12 months) – RM1,699
iValue 1 (24 months) – RM1,399
iValue 2 (12 months) – RM1,599
iValue 2 (24 months) – RM1,149
iValue 3 (12 months) – RM1,199
iValue 3 (24 months) – RM449
iValue 4 (12 months) – RM1,099
iValue 4 (24 months) – FREE

iPhone 5 32GB
iValue 1 (12 months) – RM2,049
iValue 1 (24 months) – RM1,699
iValue 2 (12 months) – RM1,899
iValue 2 (24 months) – RM1,499
iValue 3 (12 months) – RM1,549
iValue 3 (24 months) – RM749
iValue 4 (12 months) – RM1,399
iValue 4 (24 months) – RM299

iPhone 5 64GB
iValue 1 (12 months) – RM2,349
iValue 1 (24 months) – RM2,049
iValue 2 (12 months) – RM2,249
iValue 2 (24 months) – RM1,799
iValue 3 (12 months) – RM1,849
iValue 3 (24 months) – RM1,649
iValue 4 (12 months) – RM699
iValue 4 (24 months) – RM299

Click here to get to Maxis iPhone page!

In the other hand, Celcom is NOW allowing pre-ordering of iPhone 5 but strangely, no plans have been reveal yet from the blue side. Here is how the page for pre-ordering looks like.

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If you are interested, click here to head there!

Digi to offer Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 soon!

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Digi will be among the first to offer the new Windows Phone from Nokia which are the Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. Both these devices runs Windows Phone 8 which is a very promising mobile OS but only time will tell how successful it will become. The Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 are targeted to compete with the likes of HTC’s flagship Windows Phone, the Windows Phone 8X and the Samsung’s Samsung Ativ. It will be a wild competition for Windows Phone devices soon but as usual, the hype for Windows Phone devices are always more quiet than other Android devices or iPhone. The reason to that will remain a mystery. Maybe it is because the market for Windows Phone is smaller comparatively so they did not put so much into marketing. Sigh.

Anyway, the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 will be coming soon to please you. In our opinion, both are great phones with the 920 being the flagship and 820 more like a sidekick. But we think 820 is the better looking one here. But flagship Lumia 920 comes with 4.5″ PureMotion HD+ display that pushes 1280×768 pixels resolution, dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm S4 processor, 1GB of RAM and a generous 32GB of storage. One of its key highlight is the 8.7MP PureView Camera which comes with floating lens image stabiliser. Meanwhile, the smaller Lumia 820 is a mid-spec device with a 4.3″ display that pushes 800×480 pixels, dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm S4 processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage which is expandable with microSD.

Head on to Digi’s webpage!

Celcom and Digi join Maxis for the iPhone 5 party!

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Celcom and Digi now also have the iPhone 5 up on their official webpages. Similar to Maxis, you can now register your interest for iPhone 5 on Celcom webpage now [Click Here] but for Digi, the iPhone 5 “coming soon” is there but no option to register your interest or what so ever. Anyway, if you are interested in taking the Celcom package/contract for iPhone 5, do register your interest now.

The pricing and the bundled plans for iPhone 5 for all the telco will be out soon latest by this weekend hopefully. Stay tuned for more info on the pricing and package for iPhone 5. I cant wait for it!!

Contract Pricing for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 compared: Maxis vs Celcom vs Digi

The Samsung Galaxy Note II officially goes on sale in Malaysia today with the big 3 telcos – DiGi, Celcom and Maxis offering contract bundle plans for the device. Retailing at RM2,299, the 5.5″ Android phone-tablet with quad-core 1.6GHz processor is also available without contract at Samsung Elite Partners and there’s also a roadshow happening at MidValley from today until Sunday.

For most people, getting outright can be blow to your wallet. If you’re already using or thinking of getting a postpaid plan with data, having a contracted plan with a telco makes more sense with subsidised Galaxy Note II pricing. We have compared the plans and pricing from all 3 telcos in Malaysia to find out the total minimum cost of owning a Galaxy Note II.

First of all, the comparison made is based on the minimum cost of ownership possible. This is assuming you don’t exceed the minimum monthly commitment or incur access charges. In real life scenario, this might vary especially for DiGi’s Smart Plan where you’re only paying for data, while calls and SMS are charged separately. For Maxis, Value Postpaid plan bundling, we have taken the lowest Value Plus plan which is RM30/month for comparison sake.

In terms of contract duration, all 3 telcos offer 12 months contract while only Maxis and DiGi offer the longest 24 months option. Celcom in the other hand has a middle ground option of 18 months, which is their longest contract duration available. Click on the tables below for larger size.

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18 Months

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24 Months

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For DiGi, there’s extra monthly rebate savings for those that opt for auto-billing but we have omitted it as not all might choose this payment option. On Maxis, it is worth pointing out that Maxis One Club members will get to enjoy free advance payment waiver for all TalkMore 78 and Value Postpaid plans.

When deciding which plan is for you, the minimum ownership cost is just for a baseline reference. You would need to think about your current call, SMS and data usage pattern to find out which plan is suited for your need. There’s also network coverage and service quality to consider as well. Since you’re committing to a contract, it is best to stay with a telco that has optimal service at your area as cancelling a contract halfway would attract unnecessary penalty charges.

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Click here for more info about the Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Celcom pricing revealed!

Celcom has now revealed the pricing of the much anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 2, the successor for the very successful Galaxy Note. It will be available in selected stores starting 19th October 2012 and the first 100 sold will come with a complimentary Flip casing worth RM149.  The plans from Celcom looks like this:

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