What does Malaysia mobile telco; Celcom, Digi and Maxis is offering you to have Internet access while you’re on the move? In Malaysia, Celcom, Digi and Maxis is offering the mobile wireless broadband service with different packages such as data basic plan, data lite plan and data unlimited plan. I will emphasis only on data unlimited plan. The data unlimted plan from these mobile telco is suitable for their high data usage subscribers. It provides total mobility to the subscribers to move around. This is an alternative to wired broadband. The subscribers will not need to worry about the total data usage and time usage. I will emphasis only on EDGE and 3G network.
Celcom provides their mobile wireless broadband service through Celcom Broadband. It runs on 3G network with the bandwidth of 384kbps. The monthly charges is RM68. Digi provides their mobile wireless broadband service through DiGi HighSpeed Mobile Access. It runs on EDGE network with the bandwidth of 224kbps. The monthly charges is RM66. Maxis provides their mobile wireless broadband service through Maxis Broadband. It runs on 3G network with the bandwidth of 384kbps. The monthly charges is RM68.
I am a ex-subscriber of DiGi HighSpeed Mobile Access. I have to subscribe to this service. This is because when I moved to my new house there is no landline and at that time DiGi HighSpeed Mobile Access is the cheapest among their two mobile telco. The monthly charges I paid is RM99 whereas the other two mobile telco is charge RM120 per month. I can tell you that the speed while I am using it inside my house is same as a modem speed. The public IP address assigned is the same when I used my mobile phone as a modem to connect from my notebook. I have to cope with it. There is no contract bound to this service. I had terminated their service after my house’s landline is installed and I am enjoying wired broadband at home now.
Recently, I signed up Celcom Broadband’s data unlimited plan to enabled myself to perform some freelance work while I am on the move. I didn’t purchase any 3G USB modem or 3G PCMCIA card. I am using this service with my existing mobile phone. I just need to upgrade my existing sim card to a 3G capable sim card. The public IP address assigned is the same when I used my mobile phone as a modem to connect from my notebook. So, they do not provide dynamic public IP addresses. I had performed 3 download and upload test. This test is done inside my house. So, do not take my result to compare with yours because you might get higher or lower. It is all depends on how good the signal you are getting from the tower. You can see the screenshots attached below.
As for Maxis, I do have plan to subscribe it for the purpose of testing but they have a contract of 18 months. This is the reason that I do not want to subscribe it for the sake of testing only. Lastly, I would like to remind all my readers is Celcom has implemented the fair excessive usage of 5GB per month. Digi has nothing. Maxis also implemented the fair excessive usage of 3GB per month.
So, do plan wisely on which mobile wireless broadband you want to subscribe.