Samsung’s latest flagship devices–Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ officially made an entrance in Malaysia today. The first telco to ride the S8 wave is Celcom, introducing a device ownership program called EasyPhone.
EasyPhone is really an instalment program, or easy payment program if you will. The great thing about it is, you don’t need a credit card. You can take home a Galaxy S8 home for MYR145 per month, or a Galaxy S8+ for MYR165 per month.
Note that there’s upfront payment for new customers, while existing Celcom customers with good payment history will have this waived.
You can also opt to add device protection, which covers the device from damage and theft, for an additional MYR30 per month.
Here’s the full price list:
- Galaxy S8 (RRP: MYR3,112.26) – MYR145/month
- Galaxy S8 with Device Protection – MYR175/month
- Galaxy S8+ (RRP: MYR3,489.62) – MYR165/month
- Galaxy S8+ with Device Protection – MYR195/month
As mentioned in a previous post, you can also bundle the devices with Celcom’s FIRST Gold Plus or FIRST Platinum plans.
FIRST Gold Plus gives you 40GB of data (20GB all-day + 20GB weekend) for just MYR98 per month, while FIRST Platinum delivers you a whopping 60GB (30GB all-day + 30GB weekend) for MYR150 per month.
Plans are based on a 24-month contract.
With bundled plans, naturally the devices cost less, thanks to higher subsidies.
As part of the launch, Celcom is having a three-day promotion from 5-7 May. There’s a couple of perks, as a Celcom customer.
Firstly, thanks to a partnership with Uber, you’ll get a free ride to-and-from the nearest Blue Cube outlet. The two rides are worth MYR5 per trip. You’ll also get Priority Lane access at Blue Cube.
Lastly, all buyers will get a mystery box. And if Lady Luck smiles upon you, the mystery box might give you a chance to buy a Galaxy S8 for MYR888.
NewPhone for S8 is coming
And wait, there’s another way to own the Galaxy S8 from Celcom. Under Celcom’s NewPhone program, you can own the Galaxy S8 via monthly instalments, and have the option to upgrade to a new device every 12 months. Yes, it’s inspired by Maxis’ Zerolution program, in case you were wondering. NewPhone kicks of 26 May 2017.
For more information, visit www.celcom.com.my/personal.