It’s a long time coming, but Yes 4G is definitely back. And back in a big way. After a soft introduction of its 4G LTE services at the launch of the Samsung Galaxy J1 two weeks ago, the service is officially launched today.
Yes 4G brings to market several key milestones. Firstly, it’s the first mobile operator in the country to introduce Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE)– high definition, crystal clear calls over its all-IP network. VoLTE will be the latest buzzword moving forward, and Yes 4G will have an early upper hand in the telco space. Having tasted VoLTE first hand, I think consumers will appreciate the quality of the audio.
VoLTE supports HD voice and video calls, up to 3x and 6x times better quality respectively, compared to calls made on 3G/2G networks.
Welcome back, Yes
Next, as mentioned by YTL Communications CEO Wing K Lee, Yes has an impressive 85% nationwide population coverage, making it the largest 4G network in the country. This is possible by building its 4G LTE services on top of its existing WIMAX footprint, and new LTE networks, built by Samsung. It currently has over 4,300 base stations, and growing. Yes says it has invested MYR4 billion to build its network to date.
Next, it has unveiled the Yes Altitude, the ‘most affordable VoLTE smartphone in the Malaysian market.’ This is a similar strategy Yes employed when it rolled out its 4G Eclipse phone in 2011, one of the few WIMAX-based phones in the world.
In addition to Yes’ own Altitude, these phones are supported:
- Huawei P9
- Huawei P9 Plus
- Lenovo Vibe X3
- Lenovo Vibe C
- Lenovo A6010
- Lenovo Vibe P1
- Alcatel Shine Lite
- Alcatel Pixi4 5-inch
- Alcatel Pixi4 5.5-inch
- Xiaomi Mi 5
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
- Xiaomi Redmi 3S
- Xiaomi Mi Max
- Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
- Samsung Galaxy J1
- Samsung Galaxy J5
- Samsung Galaxy J7
- Samsung Galaxy Note5
The tasty “Double Data” bucket deal
While we’re delighted and excited for Yes’ comeback, nothing is more important than the mobile plan. With the launch, Yes is introducing its hero plan–the PostPaid 88 Plan offered at a promo price of MYR70 per month, which gives you 24GB of data (16GB of LTE and 8GB of 4G broadband), bundled with the new Yes Altitude phone.
Yes, MYR70 per month, bundled with a free phone. This has got to be the most competitive postpaid plans in the market today, beating even the excellent U Mobile Hero Postpaid P70 that offers 15GB of data for MYR70/month.
In addition to postpaid plans, Yes also rolled out aggressive prepaid plans. A Yes 4G LTE Starter Pack costs just MYR10, and give you 500MB of 4G LTE data, free unlimited basic internet, MYR5 preloaded airtime credit, free calls and text to Yes numbers, and 9sen/minute/SMS to all other networks.
Get high with Altitude
The Yes Altitude is a 4G VoLTE smartphone that sports a 5-inch IPS on-cell display and supports VoLTE HD voice and video calls. The dual-SIM device retails at MYR399 (inclusive of 6% GST), the lowest priced VoLTE phone in Malaysia.
The Altitude comes in three colour variants–gold, white and silver.
For more information about the Yes “Double Data” plan and Yes Altitude phone, visit www.yes.my/store
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