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YES PRIHATIN : FREE Phone, Data + Education For B40!

We compared all of the Prihatin plans, and discovered that the YES PRIHATIN initiative is the BEST there is!

ZERO upfront fee, ZERO monthly fees, and ZERO contract!

Find out how to get a FREE smartphone, FREE data and FREE access to educational content through the YES PRIHATIN initiative!

 

YES PRIHATIN : What Is it?

On 5 May 2021, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin launched the Jaringan PRIHATIN programme, which offers a one year subsidy to help B40 families and individuals pay for devices and data :

  • B40 families : RM300
  • B40 individuals : RM180

YES is stepping up to the challenge, by offering two free PRIHATIN plans.

 

YES PRIHATIN : FREE Phone, Data + Education For B40!

Great news! If you are in the B40 segment, you are entitled to a FREE smartphone, FREE data and FREE access to educational content from YES!

YES is offering not one, but two PRIHATIN plans for B40 rakyat :

  • YES PRIHATIN Learn-From-Home Families
  • YES PRIHATIN Learn-From-Home Individuals

Both plans give subscribers a free smartphone, free data and free access to YTL Foundation’s Learn-From-Home content. All for one year, with no deposit, contract or payment!

On top of all that, subscribers will receive a RM50 Shopee voucher! How awesome is that?

 

YTL Foundation’s Learn From Home Content : Absolutely FREE!

YES PRIHATIN subscribers will get access to Learn from Home content, either on the FrogAsia Mobile App or the YTL Foundation website.

There are 1,271 lessons across four core subjects – Bahasa Malaysia, English, Mathematics and Science – all mapped against the national curriculum for Primary 1 through Form 5.

There are also more than 13,000 quizzes covering all those core subjects, on the FrogAsia app that parents and students can use for revision.



 

How Does YES PRIHATIN Compare Against The Competition?

Will you look at that? The YES PRIHATIN plan definitely trumps the competition!

The most important thing B40 individuals and families should not – there is ZERO up front fee, and there is ZERO monthly fee.

On top of that, there is no contract. You are free to leave the plan whenever you want.

The YES PRIHATIN plan is definitely the best option, as our comparison table shows!

RM300 Subsidy Yes Maxis Hotlink Celcom UMobile Digi
Up Front Fee RM 0 RM 91 RM 295 RM 139 RM 100
Monthly Fee RM 0 RM 60 RM 28 RM 35 RM 35
Monthly Benefits 30 GB data
Unlimited calls
30 GB data
Unlimited calls
16 GB data
Unlimited calls,
YT, FB, IG,
WhatsApp, WeChat
Unlimited data
(4 Mbps)
30 GB data
Unlimited calls
Contract None 12 Months 24 Months None None
Free Device Altitude 3 vivo Y12s Samsung A02 Samsung A02
or
Realme Cii
Samsung A02
Total Entry Cost RM 0 RM 91 RM 200 RM 139 RM 100

 

YES PRIHATIN : How To Sign Up?

It is very easy to sign up for YES PRIHATIN, and claim your free smartphone, data, and access to educational content.

There are three ways to sign up for YES PRIHATIN :

WEBSITE : www.yes.my/kasiupB40

HOTLINE : 018-3333-303

SMARTPHONE

  1. Go to the YES PRIHATIN sign-up page.
  2. Click on the red Start button.
  3. Select the Free YES PRIHATIN SIM option.
  4. Choose your plan :
    a) Family with 30 GB of free data
    b) Individual with 15 GB of free data
  5. Fill in your personal information.
  6. Click the Verify button, once you’re done!

 

YES PRIHATIN : How To Register + Activate Your SIM?

After you receive your free YES SIM card, load it into your smartphone, and follow these steps :

  1. Open the MyYes app
  2. Click on the New User button.
  3. Click on the Activate SIM option.
  4. Click Face Recognition.
  5. Click the Start button.
  6. Click the record button, and follow these steps to verify your face.
    a) Look straight into your phone camera, ensure your eyes are wide open and smile.
    b) Turn your face to the left, and then to the right.
    c) Look straight into the camera again to capture your image.
  7. Once you see a green check mark, your Face Recognition Verification is complete!

Your free YES SIM card is now activated!

 

YES PRIHATIN : How To Claim Your Freebies?

To claim your free smartphone and data, follow these steps :

  1. Open the MyYes app
  2. Click on the YES PRIHATIN Learn From Home banner.
  3. Click on the Refer YES PRIHATIN button.
  4. Fill in the IC number of the B40 candidate.
  5. Fill in the information of the prospective B40 family, and click Next when you are done.
  6. Select your preferred plan – Family or Individual – and click Next.
  7. Fill in the delivery address and click Next.
  8. Verify your information, and click Next.

Your information will be processed, and you will be sent a notification if it’s successful!

 

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Industrial Revolution 4.0 – Turbocharging Malaysia’s Journey!

YES sponsored an expert panel discussion on turbocharging Malaysia’s journey towards Industrial Revolution 4.0, as part of Malaysia Tech Week 2019.

Hear from industry leaders like Microsoft, Qualcomm, NEC, DXC and YTL on what they are doing to accelerate Malaysia towards IR 4.0!

 

What Is Industrial Revolution 4.0?

Industrial Revolution 4.0, also known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0, is a term that is applied towards the current trend of intelligent automation that is enabled by information technology, interconnectivity and data analytics.

 

Industry 4.0 employs a wide range of technologies to achieve those aims, such as mobile devices, Internet of Things, smart sensors, big data analytics, augmented reality, cloud computing, and more.

Countries and corporations that successfully make use of these technologies will greatly improve their productivity. Hence, there is great interest by governments and companies to develop and accelerate their IR 4.0 capabilities.

 

Industrial Revolution 4.0 – Turbocharging Malaysia’s Journey!

Before the expert panel discussion kicked off, let’s get a short update on Industrial Revolution 4.0 from MDEC COO Dato’ Ng Wan Peng, Managing Director of Boston Consulting Group Ong Ching-Fong, and Wing K. Lee, CEO of YTL Communications.

 

Industrial Revolution 4.0 Panel Discussion

Joining Wing K. Lee for the expert panel on IR 4.0 were industry leaders from Microsoft, Qualcomm, NEC and DXC :

  • ST Liew, President of Qualcomm Taiwan and Southeast Asia
  • Datin Lim Bee Wah, Enterprise Commercial Lead, Microsoft Malaysia
  • Chong Kai Wooi, Managing Director, NEC Malaysia
  • Chong Fook Hing, Managing Director, DXC Malaysia

 

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YTL Terragraph Public WiFi Network In Penang Goes Live!

The YTL Terragraph public WiFi network in Penang has gone live! Here is the latest update on the super-fast public WiFi project for historic George Town, a UNESCO heritage site!

 

YTL Terragraph Deployment In Penang

Back in February 2019, YTL launched the first Terragraph trial in Penang, promising to install about 200 Terragraph nodes across a quarter of historic George Town.

They surpassed that goal with the deployment of 350 Terragraph nodes installed on 160 city lamp posts just 6 weeks after their initial trial.

YB Jagdeep Singh Deo, Penang EXCO for Local Government, Housing and Town & Country Planning said, “I am extremely glad to announce that YTL Terragraph Public WiFi network here in George Town heritage area can deliver download speed up to 170 Mbps. This is 10 times faster than the fastest public WiFi network in the world including Singapore.

YTL has so far completed deploying Terragraph in 5 zones in the George Town heritage area. They are set to complete all zones by end of May 2019.

 

What Is Terragraph?

Terragraph is a millimetre-wave wireless technology that uses the 60 GHz spectrum to deliver low-cost, high-speed internet connectivity to dense urban areas. Think of it as a cheap, wireless alternative to expensive fibre-optic broadband.

The Facebook Terragraph technology is attractive to city planners because the unique signal-absorbing nature of the 60 GHz band limits interference to other wireless systems. It is also cheap to implement because it uses off-the-shelf WiGig components, and the 60 GHz spectrum is unlicensed.

Another advantage is the unobtrusive nature of its nodes – they are small and can be installed on existing lighting and traffic light poles. This greatly eases installation, and lowers costs, while multiple nodes to be installed without affecting the landscape.

 

The YTL Terragraph Public WiFi Network – How Fast Is It?

Currently, the YTL Terragraph Public WiFi network has achieved download speeds of over 170 Mbps, with upload speeds of 160 Mbps.

YTL also reported that on average, 230 MB of data was transferred per session, with a peak consumption of 5 GB for a single user.

 

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Facebook Terragraph Hits 1.7 Gbps In First Asian Trial!

At Mobile World Congress 2018, Facebook announced that they will introduce their Terragraph millimetre-wave wireless technology in two cities – Budapest and Kuala Lumpur.

But guess what – Facebook and YTL Communications just launched Asia’s first large scale Terragraph trial in Penang! They also demonstrated transfer speeds of over 1.7 Gbps!

Here is our comprehensive look at the first large-scale Asian trial of Terragraph, and its first performance demonstration!

 

What Is Facebook Terragraph?

Terragraph is a 60 GHz, multi-node wireless system designed to deliver low-cost, high-speed internet connectivity to dense urban areas. Think of it as a cheap, wireless alternative to expensive fibre-optic broadband.

More importantly, it’s cheap to implement and is unobtrusive. Look at how the Terragraph nodes blend into  the landscape in the historic UNESCO Heritage Area in George Town, Penang.

For a more detailed look at the technology behind Terragraph, take a look at our special – Facebook Terragraph – Everything You Need To Know!

 

The Facebook Terragraph Trial In Penang

YTL Communications and Facebook officially trial launched Terragraph in Penang on 18 February 2019, with the Malaysian Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Gobind Singh Deo in attendance.

This new wireless technology is particularly useful for a sensitive area like UNESCO heritage sites, like historic George Town with its invaluable collection of well-preserved pre-war buildings. The laying of fibre-optic cables would be prohibitively expensive or even impossible.

YTL Communications CEO Wing K. Lee and Deputy CEO Jacob Yeoh revealed to us that it only took their team a day to install the two dozen Terragraph nodes for the launch, and that about 60 of these nodes will be up by 1 March 2019.

That’s when the system goes online, and both tourists and residents in the area will have access to fast and FREE Public WiFi and Fixed Wireless Access for the next 6 months.

This 6-month long market pilot project represents a significant investment by YTL Communications and Facebook. By April 2019, they will install about 200 of these nodes across a quarter of George Town.

This large-scale trial will help them identify the problems this millimetre-wave wireless system may have in a tropical environment. Rain fade is especially a concern, and so is the high ambient temperature.

At the end of this trial, YTL Communications will seek approval from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission for the licence to roll-out Terragraph commercially.

 

Facebook Terragraph Hits 1.7 Gbps!

At the end of the launch event, YTL Communications and Facebook demonstrated that it can deliver a download speed in excess of 1.3 Gbps, with an upload speed of over 1.7 Gbps. The ping time was a low 13 ms.

That is almost 45X faster than the future minimum broadband standard (as revealed by Malaysian Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Gobind Singh Deo). In fact, at those speeds, you can download a 40 GB Blu-ray movie in just 4 minutes, or upload it in just over 3 minutes!

For a more detailed look at the technology behind Terragraph, take a look at our special – Facebook Terragraph – Everything You Need To Know!

 

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Facebook Terragraph – Everything You Need To Know!

Facebook first announced Terragraph in 2016, introducing it in downtown San Jose. They have now launched two worldwide trials – in Hungary and Malaysia, delivering low-cost gigabit broadband wirelessly.

Here is everything you need to know about the Terragraph wireless technology, and why it matters!

 

What Is Terragraph?

Terragraph is a millimetre-wave wireless technology that uses the 60 GHz spectrum to deliver low-cost, high-speed internet connectivity to dense urban areas. Think of it as a cheap, wireless alternative to expensive fibre-optic broadband.

Designed to provide high-speed street level coverage, every Terragraph node has a highly-directional phase array antenna that is steerable. The 60 GHz signal has a limited range, so the nodes are placed at 200 to 250 meter intervals.

Coupled with its steerable antennas, having multiple nodes in an area allow the network to route and steer around interference typically found in dense urban environments. It also has a mesh network design, which allows it to automatically deliver data using the most efficient route.

The Terragraph technology is attractive to city planners because the unique signal-absorbing nature of the 60 GHz band limits interference to other wireless systems. It is also cheap to implement because it uses off-the-shelf WiGig components, and the 60 GHz spectrum is unlicensed.

Another advantage is the unobtrusive nature of its nodes – they are small and can be installed on existing lighting and traffic light poles. This greatly eases installation, and lowers costs, while multiple nodes to be installed without affecting the landscape.

 

How Is Terragraph Superior?

Terragraph isn’t exactly a “superior” solution that will replace all other infrastructure. Instead, it’s designed to make it easier to deliver gigabit broadband in dense urban areas.

It is cheaper and offers more bandwidth than cellular data networks. And while optical fibre networks can be faster, they are more expensive and more difficult (and thus slower) to deploy.

 

Terragraph Core Benefits

Terragraph promises to deliver these core benefits over alternative network solutions :

Unlimited Spectrum – It uses the V-band spectrum at 60 GHz, which allows wireless transfers at multi-gigabit speeds.

Lower Cost – When combined with existing fibre infrastructure, it offers a lower-cost solution for Fixed Wireless Access.

Faster Time To Market – It is faster to deploy than any wired service, because it does not require securing costly Right of Way permissions.

Seamless Deployment – Unlike cell towers, Terragraph nodes are very small and discreet. They can be mounted onto existing street furniture and poles, or even buildings.

Ubiquitous Coverage – It can extend the existing fibre network wirelessly throughout a city, and uniformly deliver gigabit speeds in difficult-to-reach neighbourhoods.

 

How Fast Is Terragraph?

At the Penang trial launch, YTL Communications and Facebook demonstrated that it can deliver a download speed in excess of 1.3 Gbps, with an upload speed of over 1.7 Gbps. The ping time was a low 13 ms.

That is almost 45X faster than the future minimum broadband standard (as revealed by Malaysian Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Gobind Singh Deo). In fact, at those speeds, you can download a 40 GB Blu-ray movie in just 4 minutes, or upload it in just over 3 minutes!

 

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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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OpenSignal : YES Has Best 4G LTE Speed & Availability!

In their 2017 year-end report, OpenSignal has named YES as the mobile service provider with the fastest overall download speed, and the best 4G LTE signal availability across Malaysia. This is a big win for YES, which was only launched in 2010 as a digital-only mobile service provider.

 

YES Has Best 4G LTE Speed & Availability

The OpenSignal report was based on more than a billion data points that were crowdsourced from over 75,000 real world smartphone users in Malaysia. This makes it arguably the most accurate and authoritative reports to date. Only YES and Maxis were recognised as leaders by OpenSignal in that report.

According to OpenSignal, YES customers were able to connect to the 4G LTE signal 93.2% of the time – a whopping 13 points ahead of their nearest competitor. The other four competitors did not even break the 75% mark!

Although YES did not win the award for the fastest 4G download speed, they won the award for the overall download speed. With an average download speed of 19.3 Mbps, they are far ahead of their competitors, and the global average of 16.6 Mbps.

The OpenSignal recognition comes after YES bagged the “Most Innovative Voice Service” from the Telecom Asia Awards 2017, for being the first in Malaysia to provide nationwide VoLTE service, and “demonstrating outstanding leadership in 4G LTE technology innovation”.

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Live Demonstration Of YES 4G+ (LTE Advanced) Performance

The CEO of YTL Communications, Wing K. Lee, was justly proud of this achievement as YES launched their 4G LTE and VoLTE (Voice over LTE) service nationally just 15 months ago. He pointed out that the YES network now supports 4G+ across the nation.

Also known as LTE Advanced, 4G+ supports Carrier Aggregation (CA), which is the ability to combine multiple carriers or channels for much faster download speeds. He demonstrated that capability live in this video using the Samsung Galaxy Note8.

As you can see, the YES 4G+ network is capable of delivering blistering download speeds of 125 Mbps, thanks to carrier aggregation. This 4G+ capability solidifies the YES network’s claim to be the best 4G network, bar none.

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Find The Yes Man To Win RM50K In Cash Prizes!

If you are hankering for some free money, you will be glad to know that Yes 4G is giving away RM 50,000 in cold, hard cash! All you have to do is find the Yes Man! Check out the first four winners of the “Find The Yes Man” contest :

Interested in being one of them? Read on and find out how you can win some free money from Yes 4G too!

 

Why Is Yes 4G Giving Away Free Money?

Is Yes 4G making too much money that they have to give some away? Why don’t they just give it all to us here at Tech ARP? Well, there is a reason to their madness! Yes 4G CEO Wing K. Lee explains it all in this video :

Sadly, it looks like all of us at Tech ARP will have to hunt down the elusive Yes Man to win some cash!

 

How Do You Find The Yes Man?

Starting today until 11 December 2016, the Yes Man will be popping up all over Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah. Every day during this 4-week long contest, participants will be given clues on the Yes 4G Facebook page.

The first person to find and identify the Yes Man with the question “Are you the Yes Man?” will win RM 500 instantly. If the winner is also an active Yes subscriber, the cash prize will double to RM 1,000. If no one is able to locate the Yes Man on any particular day, the cash prize will roll into the following day, and so on.

 

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Only RM 500?

The daily cash prize is RM 500 during the first half of the contest (14 November to 27 November). It will double to RM 1,000 in the second half of the contest (28 November to 10 December).

On the grand finale day of the “Find The Yes Man” contest (11 December 2016), the grand cash prize will be RM 5,000. This doubles to whooping RM 10,000 if the winner is an active Yes subscriber!

 

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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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Check Out The Yes Galaxy Note7 Pre-Order Offers!

Yes, the 4G brand under YTL Communications, is offering online pre-orders for the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note7. Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, which retails at RM3,199 (inclusive of GST), is available for pre-order at the Yes Online Store from as low as RM1,599 (inclusive of GST) with eligible Yes 4G LTE postpaid plans.

With Yes Galaxy Note7 bundle plan offers, customers can own the smartphone for less than RM150 per month when they sign up for Yes Postpaid 128, or less than RM100 per month when they go for Yes Postpaid 88. The best part is that these pre-order customers can get their hands on their Note 7 on 18 August 2016, one day before the official launch date in Malaysia.

Starting today until 10 August 2016, customers who pre-order Samsung Galaxy Note7 from the Yes Online Store will also receive a wireless charging stand worth RM279, a 10,200mAh battery pack worth RM359 and a travel adapter worth RM139 – all completely free.

With the Yes Galaxy Note7 bundle plans, Yes offers customers the chance to enjoy total savings of up to RM2,377. What’s more, the upfront plan payment will be fully rebated over the duration of 24 months. That means customers can own a Samsung Galaxy Note7 from as low as RM67.25 (RM71.28 with GST) every month after the rebates, and enjoy extremely high monthly data allowance of up to 38GB – 24GB 4G LTE plus 14GB 4G Broadband in a single price plan. These plan bundles also come with free on-net VoLTE (Voice over LTE) calls, video calls and SMS, as well as a 24-month plan contract.

This makes the Samsung Galaxy Note7 with Yes Postpaid Bundle among the most value-for-money bundle offerings to date in Malaysia. With the new bundles, consumers not only are able to enjoy seamless access to information anytime, anywhere with Yes’ two robust 4G networks – the Yes 4G LTE and 4G Broadband – but they can do so on their brand new Note7, now with more 4G LTE mobile data and free high definition, crystal clear on-net VoLTE calls.

Alternatively, customers can purchase just the Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone with an exclusive 10% discount, which comes to RM2,880 (inclusive of GST). Each pre-order purchase of Note 7 from the Yes Online Store comes with a free Yes 4G LTE prepaid SIM and is bundled with free 30GB data, 200 off-net voice minutes and 200 SMS, as well as unlimited calls and SMS from Yes to Yes numbers – all valid for 2 months.

Interested customers who pre-order their 64GB variant Galaxy Note7 from Yes can choose between three colour variants, namely Black Onyx, Silver Titanium and Gold Platinum. The Galaxy Note7 runs on Exynos 8890 Octo-core processor and Android 6.0.1. Marshmallow, with a 4GB RAM for smooth mobile performance.

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Yes 4G LTE Network Launch Coverage

On the 30th of June 2016, YTL Communications officially unveiled the Yes 4G LTE network. As a fully digital network with VoLTE capability, it is the most advanced 4G LTE network in Malaysia promising faster mobile Internet and HD audio.

This event also makes Yes the 5th mobile service provider in Malaysia, providing much needed competition. In fact, Yes fired a shot across their rivals’ bows with an amazing line of prepaid and postpaid plans. Watch CEO Wing K. Lee tell you why the Yes 4G LTE network is superior to the other mobile services in Malaysia.

They even brought in an expert panel (moderated by Bloomberg Malaysia’s Sophie Kamaruddin) to talk about the importance of developing Malaysia into a 4G nation.

If that was not enough, YTL Communications also launched their own smartphone – the Yes Altitude. This is part of Yes 4G’s strategy to make 4G more accessible to the Malaysians from all walks of life.

The launch was officiated by the Malaysian Minister of Communications and Multimedia Datuk Seri Panglima (Dr.) Salleh Said Keruak, together with YTL Corporation Berhad Chairman Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Panglima (Dr) Yeoh Tiong Lay, YTL Corporation Berhad Managing Director Tan Sri Dato’ (Dr.) Francis Yeoh Sock Ping, YTL Communications Executive Directors Dato’ Yeoh Seok Hong, and Dato’ Yeoh Soo Keng, as well as Chief Executive Officer Wing K. Lee.

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Yes 4G LTE Prepaid & Postpaid Plans Revealed

Yesterday, Yes became Malaysia’s 5th telco when they launched their new 4G LTE network. As the most advanced 4G LTE network and the first to offer VoLTE capability in Malaysia, Yes aims to be Malaysia’s 4G data leader in pricing and performance.

During the launch held at the swanky Majestic Hotel, YTL Communications CEO Wing K. Lee took the existing telcos to task, and showed how the new Yes 4G LTE prepaid and postpaid plans offer much better value for our money.

YTL Communications CEO Wing K. Lee also announced the availability of the new Yes Altitude smartphone to complement their new VoLTE-capable network. Now, let’s check out new Yes 4G LTE prepaid & postpaid plans!

 

Yes 4G LTE Prepaid Plan

The starter pack for the new 4G LTE prepaid plan will only cost RM 10 (inclusive of 6% GST), and will come with the following preloaded features :

  • 500 MB of 4G LTE Internet (valid for 7 days)
  • FREE basic Internet (as long as the account is active)
  • RM 5 preloaded credit (for calls and SMS messages)
  • FREE calls and SMS messages to all Yes numbers
  • Flat rate of 9 sen per call block / SMS to all other networks

Here are the data pack top-ups you can purchase. The prepaid top-up with best bang for your buck is the Monthly 30 top-up. The RM 30 top-up buys you 30 days of network access and 4GB of LTE or broadband data.

Next Page > Yes 4G LTE Postpaid Plans, Yes Altitude Bundles

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Yes 4G LTE Postpaid Plans

There will be five Yes 4G LTE postpaid plans, ranging from RM 48 per month all the way to RM 158 per month. What’s really exciting is that they all offer the most mobile Internet quota in the market. Check them out!

Yes takes aim at their rivals by comparing their Postpaid 88 “Hero plan” against their “similar” offers. However, please note that the Yes Postpaid 88 plan actually costs RM 88 per month.

The RM 70 price is after the RM 18 deduction (first 11 months) for the RM 198 you must prepay to receive the free Yes Altitude smartphone. Ultimately, you still end up paying RM 88 per month.

Even though the Yes graphic above is a bit misleading, Yes is undoubtedly offering a lot more data at a much lower price point. Maxis, Digi, Celcom and UMobile will be hard-pressed to charge so much for their plans.

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Yes Altitude Bundles

Yes is currently offering the new Yes Altitude smartphone at a subsidised price of RM 199 (~US$50) with the Yes Postpaid 48 plan.

The Yes Altitude smartphone will come free with the Yes Postpaid 88 plan. However, you must prepay RM 198, which will be refunded in the form of 11 monthly rebates.

 

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Yes Altitude Smartphone Revealed

On June 30, 2016, YTL Communications revealed their debut smartphone – the Yes Altitude. The Altitude is designed to be an entry-level VoLTE-capable smartphone. Hence, it is priced at just RM399 (~US$99), and bundled free with the new Yes Postpaid 88 plan.

In this video, YTL Communications CEO Wing K. Lee, explains the rationale behind the Yes Altitude smartphone and details its key features. Check it out!

 

Yes Altitude Smartphone Specifications

SpecificationsYes Altitude Smartphone
Display5" IPS on-cell display (720 x 1280)
PlatformQualcomm Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916)
Processor4 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (1.0 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorQualcomm Adreno 306 GPU
Operating SystemAndroid 5.1 Lollipop
Memory1 GB SDRAM
Storage8 GB internal flash storage
microSD slot (supports up to 32 GB)
SIM Slots2 x micro SIM slots
Dual SIM, dual standby
Connectivity4G : LTE Category 4
WiFi : 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.1
Cameras8 MP rear camera with f/2.0 lens
2 MP front camera
Battery2,300 mAh lithium-ion battery
Dimensions72 mm wide
142 mm tall
8.7 mm thick
Available ColoursGold, Silver, White

 

Yes Altitude Offers

The Yes Altitude can be purchased at any Yes outlets for RM 399. Each will come with a free Yes 4G LTE prepaid card with 30 GB of free data worth about RM 190!

This means you will have 15 GB of data for 2 months – the same fantastic deal being bundled with every 2016 Samsung Galaxy J series smartphone.

The Altitude is also offered FREE, or at a discounted price of RM 199, with these two Yes 4G LTE plans.

Of course, these Yes 4G LTE bundle plans will not include the free Yes 4G prepaid card with 30 GB of free data.

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Samsung Reveals 2016 Galaxy J Series Smartphones

On the 15th of June, 2016, Samsung officially launched the 2016 Galaxy J Series of affordable smartphones. The launch event was held at the magnificent KL Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC), in partnership with Yes which officially announced their 4G LTE network as well.

There is a reason for this particular partnership between Samsung Malaysia and Yes. The new Yes 4G LTE network is a pure data network with VoLTE (Voice over LTE) capability. The new Samsung Galaxy J7, J5 and J1 smartphones have been optimised for the next-generation data-centric mobile network that Yes just announced.

 

Samsung Launches The 2016 Galaxy J Series

The launch event kicked off with Mr. Lee Jui Siang (Vice President of IT and Mobile, Samsung Malaysia Electronics) giving a quick overview of the 2016 Galaxy J Series smartphones and why they have been optimised for the new-generation data network.

Then Mr. Go Benn Lee (Product Manager, Mobile & IT Business Unit, Samsung Malaysia Electronics) presented the key features of the 2016 Galaxy J Series smartphones. Check it out!

This ended with an impressive dance performance to PSY’s DADDY. Enjoy!

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Then it was time for some hands-on time with the new Galaxy J7, J5 and J1 smartphones. We also got to meet up with new and old friends. Here’s my wefie with Jacob Yeoh, Deputy CEO of YTL Communications, Livan Bai of Priority Communications and Soo Yi of Samsung Malaysia. What an awesome night!

Okay, fun time over. Let’s check out the key compelling features of the 2016 Galaxy J Series smartphone, as well as their specifications, prices and availability.

Next Page > Optimised For Data, Dual SIM Capability, Specification Comparison, Price & Availability

 

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The 2016 Galaxy J Series Is Optimised For Data

Arguably the key feature of the 2016 Galaxy J series is their Ultra Data Saving (UDS) Mode. The new UDS mode is designed to reduce data usage by up to 50%. It achieves this by compressing data that is uploaded and downloaded, while restricting data usage by background applications.

According to Samsung, the UDS Mode reduced data usage by up to 62% on Instagram and 46% on YouTube! This was based on their test results using Opera Max that was carried out from April 1-25. Of course, the actual results will vary according to your usage patterns.

As a bonus, the UDS Mode also frees up RAM, and increases battery life. In fact, Samsung says that the UDS Mode will double the 2016 Galaxy J Series smartphones’ standby time!

This is perfect for the next-generation data-only 4G LTE networks like the new Yes 4G LTE network.

 

Dual SIM, Dual Standby Capability

All 2016 Galaxy J Series smartphones come with dual SIM, dual standby capability. This gives you the flexibility of using two different networks in a single device. This is particularly convenient for frequent travelers who can now use their local SIM and international SIM cards simultaneously.

 

2016 Galaxy J Series Smartphone Comparison

In this table, we will compare the specifications of the 2016 Samsung Galaxy J7, J5 and J1 smartphones.

SpecificationsGalaxy J7 (2016)Galaxy J5 (2016)Galaxy J1 (2016)
Display5.5" Super AMOLED
1280 x 720 pixels
267 ppi
5.2" Super AMOLED
1280 x 720 pixels
282 ppi
4.5" Super AMOLED
800 x 480 pixels
245 ppi
Operating SystemAndroid Marshmallow 6.0.1Android Marshmallow 6.0.1Android Lollipop 5.1.1
SoC PlatformQualcomm MSM8952
(Snapdragon 617)

or

Exynos 7870
Qualcomm MSM8916
(Snapdragon 410)
Exynos 3475
ProcessorQuad-core 1.6 GHz
Cortex-A53 &
Quad-core 1.0 GHz
Cortex-A53

or

Octa-core 1.6 GHz
Cortex-A53
Quad-core 1.2 GHz
Cortex-A53
Quad-core 1.3 GHz
Cortex-A7
Graphics ProcessorAdreno 405

or

Mali-T830MP2
Adreno 306Mali-T720
Memory (RAM)2GB2GB1GB
Storage16 GB
(User Available 10.8 GB)
MicroSD slot
(Up to 128 GB)
16 GB
(User Available 10.9 GB)
MicroSD slot
(Up to 128 GB)
8 GB
(User Available 4.1 GB)
MicroSD slot
(Up to 128 GB)
Front Camera5 MP (f/1.9)
LED flash
5 MP (f/1.9)
LED flash
2 MP (f/2.2)
Rear Camera13 MP (f/1.9) Autofocus
1080p @ 30fps
Single LED Flash
13 MP (f/1.9) Autofocus
1080p @ 30fps
Single LED Flash
5 MP (f/2.2) Autofocus
720p @ 30fps
Single LED Flash
Connectivity4G FDD LTE:
B1/B3/B5/B7/B8/B20/B28
4G TDD LTE:
B38/B40/B41
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz
USB 2.0, BT4.1 + A2DP
GPS/GLONASS/Beidou
VoLTE, NFC
4G FDD LTE:
B1/B3/B5/B7/B8/B28
4G TDD LTE:
B38/B40/B41
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz
USB 2.0, BT4.1 + A2DP
GPS/GLONASS
VoLTE, NFC
4G FDD LTE:
B1/B3/B5/B7/B8
4G TDD LTE:
B38/B40
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz
USB 2.0, BT4.1 + A2DP
GPS/GLONASS
VoLTE
Dual SIM capabilityDual Micro-SIMDual Micro-SIMDual Micro-SIM
SensorsAccelerometer
Hall Sensor
Proximity Sensor
Accelerometer
Hall Sensor
Proximity Sensor
Accelerometer
Proximity Sensor
Battery3300 mAh
(Removable)
3100 mAh
(Removable)
2050 mAh
(Removable)
Size
(Height x Width x Thickness)
151.7 x 76.0 x 7.8145.8 x 72.3 x 8.1132.6 x 69.3 x 8.9
Weight169 g158 g131 g
Available ColoursBlack, White, GoldBlack, White, GoldBlack, White, Gold
PriceRM 1049RM 849RM 449
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Price & Availability

The 2016 Samsung Galaxy J7, J5 and J1 smartphones are available beginning today, June 16, 2016 at all Samsung Experience Stores and authorised dealers, at the following recommended retail prices :

  • 2016 Galaxy J7 : RM 1,049 / ~US$ 262
  • 2016 Galaxy J5 : RM 849 / ~US$ 212
  • 2016 Galaxy J1 : RM 449 / ~US$ 112

All three models will be available in 3 colour options – Black, White and Gold. In Malaysia, every 2016 Galaxy J series smartphone will come with a free Yes 4G LTE prepaid card with 30 GB of free data (15 GB per month x 2 months) worth about RM 190!

 

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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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