Digi has unveiled Digi Internet Freedom—a new range of plans offering total connectivity to customers via fibre internet at home and on-the-go with Digi’s 4G LTE postpaid lines.
Three plans are offered under the new Digi Internet Freedom:
- Digi Internet Freedom 130: Offering download speeds of up to 100Mbps, for MYR130 per month. (Upload speed: up to 50Mbps).
- Digi Internet Freedom 190: Offering download speeds of up to 500Mbps, for MYR190 per month. (Upload speed: up to 200Mbps).
- Digi Internet Freedom 290: Offering download speeds of up to 1Gbps, for MYR290 per month. (Upload speed: up to 200Mbps).
How is this different from subscribing to a fibre broadband plan such as from TM’s unifi or TIME?
First of all, Digi Internet Freedom 190 or 290 subscribers will enjoy savings as much as 20 per cent on their principal postpaid line commitment fees for life. The principal line must be a non-contracted Digi Postpaid 80 and above plan.
On top of that, customers will get six months of Amazon Prime subscription on Digi worth MYR162, for free. Amazon Prime Video is available via the Amazon Prime Video app on select smart TVs, mobile devices, tablets, or online at PrimeVideo.com.
After six months, customers can renew their subscription at just MYR27 per month through EasyAdd by Digi.
Digi Internet Freedom is available in selected areas within the Klang Valley, Penang, and Sabah. Each plan comes with a 24-month commitment with free standard installation and a free router. Check if your area is covered here.
The plan does not come with a fixed voice service.
Reading between the lines
So, in a nutshell, Digi Internet Freedom is a bundle plan that rivals MaxisOne Prime (now called Maxis Unlimited Postpaid & Fibre).
However, things are seemingly pricier, even when you look at Digi’s fibre broadband-only plans that were introduced last year. For instance, Digi’s 100Mbps was priced at MYR129 per month, 500Mbps for MYR159 per month, and 1Gbps for MYR199 per month. Digi’s fibre broadband footprint, by the way, rides on TIME’s infrastructure.
Prices are substantially higher for the 500Mbps and 1Gbps plans, and we also need to take into account a minimum of RM80 commitment for a Postpaid 80 plan.
In essence, your minimum commitment for Digi Internet Freedom is MYR210 per month for the 100Mbps + Postpaid 80 bundle and can go as high as MYR326 per month for the 1Gbps + Postpaid 80 option. This is assuming you have one postpaid line tied to the fibre broadband.
Of course, Digi’s unique selling proposition here is that the more postpaid lines you tie up with the bundle, the more you save—up to 20 per cent per month. You could potentially save MYR912 over a 24-month period with three Postpaid 190 lines.
What’s important to note is that Digi has also reduced the upload speeds for the new plans, at least for the 100Mbps option. Instead of synchronous 100Mbps for downloads and uploads, it has been halved to 50Mbps for uploads.
To compare, Maxis has a better proposition, and also offers a lower base plan of 30Mbps at MYR89 per month for the budget-conscious. Customers can tie a Maxis Postpaid 98 plan with any Maxis Fibre plan. In addition, customers have the benefit of 4G backup for uninterrupted internet. For higher end plans like the 500Mbps and 800Mbps plans, Maxis also bundles complimentary mesh Wi-Fi routers to enhance home coverage.
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