Oh My, Our Broadband Service Really Sucks

I am sure how many of us are really satisfied with our Broadband service in Malaysia. I have tried almost all the main service that is avaiable. The three main telcos all sucks when it comes to broadband service in term of speed. What is good abot them is the speed at ripping our pocket with of the subscriptions.

Ever since I own a iPad, I have tried all the services starting with UMobile that boast of the fastest Internet service in the country. Even while running on their high speed broadband seems just better than a dial up at most times. Then I switched to Digi and as usual, I was not stisfied with the speed and did not reload. Then I switched to Buzz Me that use the Umobile infrastructure. Surprising the speed is better than UMobile itself that own the infra. However the service is quite expensive considering RM20 for a 500Mbps.

Now I am on Maxis which I still use because its free, I think, since my 7 day reload at RM15 for 1 Gb expired. Of course speed is slightly better than the fastest tortoise. Loading takes ages and most of the time it return with a Timeout error message. Sometimes the page can’t even load.

I am considering using the Celcom service but when I enquire the outlets and Blue Cube, it seems they are not sure about the broadband service. I mean the prepaid package, cos
i am not going back to postpaid which do not benefit the subsrcibers. FYI, I was using Celcom postpaid since 2005 and many a time I paid for nothing after the service was barred due to late payment. No compensation even after settling the bills. This goes to all postpaid services.

Buzz Me

No, I am not asking readers to Buzz Me, but its the new mobile prepaid in town. The service uses U Mobile stations and thus the coverage is the same as U Mobile.

Today I signup for the package to use it on my iPad. FYI, before I already tried U Mobile but was not satisfied with the service and terminate it by not reloading after it expires. Then you might ask why again use another service that also runs in tandem with U mobile? This Buzz Me is run by another company M8. Go to their Facebook page or their website.

I subscribed to their data Plan B that is RM20.00 /500 MB. So far i have not run my iPad on this service yet. Save money la. Only when there is a need only I will switch on the service. If you want to use their service Data on Pay Per Use it is 5 cents per MB.

Buss Me Starter Pack

Initially i have to buy the start up card at RM10.00 with RM8.00 call credit. Then Top UP RM20.00 for the Data Plan. The card comes with 3 sizes all on one chip: Normal SIM, Mini SIM and Nano SIM. However if I want to reload it will be a bit of a hassle since i have to eject the Nano SIM and load it into a phone with normal SIM size. And of course I have to buy an adapter.

Top up might be easily available because it can be bought at 7E, Giants, Tesco, Petron, Caltex and also on ePay and Touch’nGo.