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YES + TPG Launch VoLTE Roaming In Southeast Asia!

YES and TPG today announced that they are the first telecommunications providers in Southeast Asia to introduce VoLTE Roaming!

Here is EVERYTHING you need to know about the YES and TPG partnership to introduce VoLTE Roaming in SEA!

 

YES + TPG Launch VoLTE Roaming In Southeast Asia!

The YES and TPG VoLTE Roaming solution is the first in Southeast Asia, and another milestone for YES, who was also the first in Malaysia to deliver VoLTE nationwide in June 2016.

As the 4th national telecommunications operator in Singapore, TPG is eager to break-out ahead of the competition. They have thus become the first in Southeast Asia to launch outbound VoLTE roaming.

VoLTE roaming will ensure high definition (HD) quality voice services, as well as other benefits like faster call connections, longer battery life and enhanced security.

 

YES To Accept Inbound TPG VoLTE Roaming Traffic

With the sole all-IP, all-4G LTE network in Malaysia, YES is a natural partner for TPG to receive inbound VoLTE traffic from TPG.

With this announcement, TPG subscribers in Singapore will enjoy VoLTE roaming in Malaysia, and YES subscribers in Malaysia will enjoy VoLTE roaming in Singapore.

On top of that, TPG Acting CEO Richard Tan announced that many TPG subscribers will enjoy FREE unlimited data roaming in Malaysia on the YES network during the promotion period.

 

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The Yoodo Fully-Digital, Fully-Customisable 4G Service Revealed!

Celcom just launched Yoodo – their new fully-digital, fully-customisable 4G service! Here’s everything you need to know about Yoodo, and what it means for Malaysian consumers.

 

The Yoodo Digital 4G Service

Yoodo is a fully-digital, fully-customisable mobile service that runs exclusively on the Celcom 4G network. It is essentially what Yes has been since June 2016 – a 4G-only network with fast mobile Internet and VoLTE capability.

Some people are calling Yoodo a new telco, or a MVNO (mobile virtual network operator). Neither are accurate, because Yoodo is a Celcom service. To explain what Yoodo is, and what it offers, there is no one better than Farid Yunus, Head of Yoodo.

Now, watch how easy it is to sign-up and customise a Yoodo plan!

 

Free! Free! Free!

Yoodo offers a bunch of freebies right out of the door :

  • Free SIM card – you can order a Yoodo SIM card for free, even without customising or paying for your plan!
  • Free delivery – the SIM card is delivered to you in 1-3 days for free!
  • Free tethering – you don’t have to pay to share your data with your laptop and other mobile devices!
  • Free changes and cancellation – you can change your plan, or leave Yoodo at anytime, without any fees!

For those who cannot wait 1-3 days for the free standard delivery, Yoodo offers an Express Delivery option in the Klang Valley – for RM 15, you will receive the SIM card in just 2 hours!

 

The Yoodo Price List

Not only is Yoodo fully digital, it is fully customisable. You only select the services you want to pay for.

Data Per Month $ Calls Per Month $ SMS Per Month $
0 GB RM 0 0 Mins RM 0 0 SMS RM 0
2 GB RM 20 50 Mins RM 5 50 SMS RM 3
5 GB RM 30 100 Mins RM 7 100 SMS RM 5
10 GB RM 50 200 Mins RM 9 200 SMS RM 8
15 GB RM 60 2000 Mins RM 12 2000 SMS RM 20
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30 GB RM 85
40 GB RM 95
50 GB RM 110
75 GB RM 140
100 GB RM 150
5 GB for Facebook +RM 10
10 GB for YouTube +RM 20

If you don’t need mobile Internet, you can actually get away with just paying RM 5 for 50 minutes of voice calls, or just RM 3 for 50 SMS messages. The cheapest mobile Internet option is 2 GB of data for RM 20.

The maximum cost (without add-ons) is RM 182 per month, with 100 GB of data, 2000 minutes of calls and 2000 SMS messages.

 

Roam Like Home

If you are travelling overseas, you can purchase a Roam Like Home pass for RM 10 per day, to make use of your domestic data quota at no additional charge. The Roam Like Home pass is currently available only for these 12 countries :

  • Bangladesh
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Laos
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand

 

Why Is Celcom Launching Yoodo?

With the exception of Yes, which uses a pure 4G LTE network, all other mobile networks in Malaysia employ a hybrid analog-digital network. This allows them to continue using their existing 2G and 3G networks, while supplementing them with the faster digital-only 4G LTE network.

They will all need to migrate their users to a fully-digital network to free up spectrum, and eventually upgrade their network to 5G. Creating these digital-only services allow them to do that, without disrupting their existing hybrid network.

They also need to catch up with Yes, which has been touting the speed and availability of their 4G LTE network.

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Digi VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE) Is Now Available!

Shah Alam, 26 October 2016Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (Digi) today announced that the Digi VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE) feature is now available on its 4G LTE network nationwide. VoLTE is a next-generation voice call technology that allows customers to enjoy better voice call quality for those with VoLTE-capable devices such as the newly launched Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

 

Digi VoLTE

With Digi VoLTE, voice calls are connected over a 4G LTE network. Up to now, cellular voice calls in Malaysia for all telcos are generally made over 2G and 3G networks. The higher bandwidth of the 4G LTE network makes it ideal to transmit higher fidelity voice calls that Digi customers can now enjoy. Along with that, Digi VoLTE also comes with a noise cancellation capability that eliminates most background noise for a clearer call experience.

Another advantage of VoLTE is that it allows customers to simultaneously surf the web, download or stream content from the internet at 4G LTE speeds while engaged on a voice call. Up to now, the need to use 3G or 2G infrastructure to connect voice calls means internet activity while on calls will not be as fast as experienced on Digi’s 4G LTE network.

“We are excited to bring this next-generation technology to customers. VoLTE is an evolution of voice call technology. We have been placing voice calls on the 2G and 3G network for years now and it’s a natural shift that we’re bring the higher capacity of our 4G network to offer customers a higher quality call experience.”

“We have been working hard to bring innovation to the market and VoLTE is one of the many things we have in the pipeline for our customers. This is yet another step forward as we move towards our ambition of becoming our customers’ favourite partner in digital life,” said Digi’s Chief Marketing Officer, Loh Keh Jiat.

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To enjoy these new features, which come at no additional cost, both devices making and receiving the call must be VoLTE-capable with the feature switched on and with both customers located within Digi’s 4G LTE coverage area. Digi’s 4G LTE network now reaches 78% of Malaysians nationwide in 225 major cities and towns making it widely accessible for those with the appropriate devices to enjoy an improved call quality.

Digi customers who bought the newly launched iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be among the first to experience VoLTE as the smartphone comes equipped for it. Customers with earlier versions of the iPhone, including the iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, 6, 6 Plus and SE will also be able to enjoy VoLTE calls as long as they’ve upgraded their iOS version to 10.1 and activated VoLTE from the device settings. VoLTE capability in devices from other manufacturers will be rolled out soon in stages.

Meanwhile, customers with devices that are not VoLTE-capable need not worry as there are no changes to the way they enjoy Digi’s voice calls.

 

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Yes Altitude 4G LTE Merdeka & Malaysia Day Promotion

Kuala Lumpur, 22 August 2016 – Fresh off its official 4G LTE launch, Yes has introduced a new bundle plan under a limited-time “Merdeka & Malaysia Day Promotion” in conjunction with the upcoming National Day celebrations.

With this bundle plan, customers can own the Yes Altitude 4G LTE smartphone at an even lower price of just RM188 (RRP RM399 with GST) for a monthly commitment of RM68 with the Yes 4G LTE 68 postpaid plan.

 

Yes Altitude 4G LTE

The Yes Altitude smartphone is already considered one of the lowest priced full-fledged 4G VoLTE smartphones in the Malaysian market. Now, under Yes’ latest promotional bundle, the Yes Altitude gets more affordable than ever, offering the chance for consumers to enjoy the best of seamless LTE connectivity and high-definition VoLTE (Voice over LTE) services for merely RM188.

The phone sports a 5-inch HD IPS on-cell display and supports VoLTE for high definition voice calls which are up to 3 times and 6 times better quality than calls made on 3G and 2G networks respectively. Its dual-sim functionality allows users the convenience and flexibility in managing their SIM cards for the best data and best voice call rates in the market. The Yes Altitude also comes in three colour variants – gold, white and grey.

To enjoy the Yes Altitude at RM188, customers can sign up for Yes 4G LTE Postpaid 68 plan which comes with high monthly data quota of 16GB – 12GB of 4G LTE and 4GB of 4G Broadband in a single, convenient price plan. This 12-month contract bundle plan also comes with free unlimited on-net VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE) calls and SMS at a low monthly commitment fee of RM68 (RM72.08 with GST).

The festive promotion is in line with Yes’ continued effort to help close the digital divide between urban and rural communities, by offering Malaysians an easier and more affordable access to enjoy the best of both 4G worlds without having to pay a premium price for plan and smartphone.

To learn more about Yes’ new Merdeka & Malaysia Day Promotion, consumers can visit any Yes Store, Yes Exclusive Retail Partner or authorized Yes dealer across Malaysia. Alternatively, they can visit the Yes website at www.yes.my/altitude for more information.

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ExMobile VoLte 1 Smartphone Released

Kuala Lumpur, 11 June 2016ExMobile had released the company’s first ever smartphone with fingerprint sensor at the Malaysian market this year with the device model name called ExMobile VoLte 1. ExMobile aims to offer an exquisitely designed smartphone to the local consumers that not only presented with premium metal clad body but also capable to deliver outstanding performance as well.

ExMobile VoLte 1 is an all-in-one machine for all age groups. You will not be disappointed with the VoLte 1 as the phone is equipped with superior hardware and gorgeous 5.5 inch Full HD Sharp LTPS 2.5D Arc display covered by Dragontrail Glass protection on top.

Powering the device is a 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6753 64 bit Octa-Core SoC which is coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of ample memory that is further expandable via Micro SD card up to 64GB.

The VoLte 1 is packed by a 3250 mAh capacity battery that supports Fast Charging which is able to fully charged up a device in 75 minutes with a Standby time of up to 270 hours!

The VoLte 1 is also capable of taking beautiful photos too. Its main camera on the rear panel adopts a 13 megapixel HD Panasonic F/2.0 Aperture with Dual Flash support for low light shot. On the front, there’s a 5MP OmniVision (OV) Selfie Camera that guarantees perfect selfie everytime.

Apart from photoshooting segment, consumers nowadays are also concerned about the audio performance of their smartphone. ExMobile VoLte 1 embodies a dedicated NXP Smart Audio PA independent DAC and Amplifier on board to offer broad sound field, excellent stereo separation and rich details for music enjoyment.

In order to enhance the security protection of the VoLte 1, ExMobile has added a rear mounted Touch ID fingerprint scanner that has 360 degrees angle scanning and 0.5 second scan time. Additionally, it can recognize up to 5 Finger IDs for extra protection.

Its body dimension measurement is 153.6 X 77.9 X 8.7mm and weighs 157 grams. There’s also a physical instant Button provided for Photo / Record. This means you will never miss a moment again!

Not to forget, the VoLte 1 also comes with an Infrared blaster that can transform your smartphone into a remote control on the go. It is capable of manipulate infrared-enabled home appliances which gives you the convenience of holding all remote controls in your hand.

The ExMobile VoLte 1 comes with dual SIM card slots (Micro SIM and Nano SIM) that support 4G LTE connection. Out of the box, this handset is running Android 5.1 Lollipop OS which is upgradable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow in June 2016.

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ExMobile Volte 1 Pricing & Availability

ExMobile VoLte 1 is available in black and grey color options in the market right now with the recommended retail price of RM799 (inclusive 6 percent GST).

That’s not all, ExMobile will be having its exclusive VoLte 1 promotional sale at GEMFIVE now which is offering a special bundled package with JBL T300A headphones (Red/Black version) worth RM239 for free when you purchase the VoLte 1 at GEMFIVE.

On top of that, GEMFIVE also provides a special coupon code: MO100 for this exclusive ExMobile VoLte 1 sale which will make it an even more irresistible choice.

The combination of ExMobile VoLte 1 and JBL T300 headphones will definitely make you drowning in the world of music!

 

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Yes 4G LTE Network With VoLTE Capability Revealed

On the 15th of June, 2016, YTL Communications CEO Mr. Wing K. Lee announced that Yes will be launching their 4G LTE network, with VoLTE capability. When launched on the 30th of June, Yes will officially become Malaysia’s 5th mobile telecommunications service provider.

The announcement was made during the official launch of the 2016 Samsung Galaxy J series of affordable smartphones at the KL Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC).

 

Yes 4G LTE Network With VoLTE Capability

Mr. Wing K. Lee revealed that the Yes 4G LTE network not only covers 85% of the Malaysian population, it is the most advanced LTE service in Malaysia. In fact, it will be the only 4G LTE network to support Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and High Definition Voice Service.

“We are proud to have built the nation’s first 4G network with a massive 85% population coverage,” said Mr. Wing K. Lee. “Stay tuned for our official 4G LTE launch on 30th June for the unveiling of our innovative service plans!” [adrotate banner=”5″]

 

30 GB Data Free With Every Galaxy J Series Smartphone

To celebrate this major milestone, every purchase of a new 2016 Samsung Galaxy J series smartphone will come with a free Yes 4G Prepaid SIM card. Once activated, the SIM card will give you 30 GB of FREE mobile data that can be used over a period of 2 months.

Yes will announce their data plans on the 30th of June. Then you can decide whether you wish to top-up the prepaid account at the end of the free 2-month trial. Stay tuned for our coverage of their data plans!

 

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