But before you jump for joy, be clear that this plan isn’t for everyone. TM is targeting this at the B40 segment – for households with an income of MYR4,500 or less. So, there will be some level of income verification and documentation that will be done to ascertain if you qualify.
There are no further details of the verification process as of yet, but more will be revealed on 15 July 2018.
The unifi basic plan comes with a 60GB monthly quota and it’s a broadband-only plan – so no unifi TV, or calls. At MYR79 per month for 30Mbps, it’s 56% lower in price than the current 30Mbps plan.
The plan will be available exclusively online at unifi.com.my/unifi-basic. You can pre-order this plan from 15 July onwards. Roll-out of the service will start from 15 August 2018.
This is a great move by TM to make broadband more accessible. If you’re a Streamyx customer, or what TM calls pre-unifi, you’re not left in a lurch. TM revealed that there are 340,000 Streamyx customers within unifi coverage, and this means they will get an upgrade to unifi.
For the 350,000 who are out of unifi range, TM is working to double the speeds. Alternatively, these users can subscribe to unifi wireless broadband that runs on LTE, and it costs MYR79 per month.
For current unifi subscribers, you’re in luck – you’ll be getting up to 10x the speed, at no cost at all.