TM has released details of the plan on the just-live new unifi Basic page. Let’s drill down on the nitty-gritty.
In a nutshell, it’s a super affordable plan that will give you a 30Mbps connection at just MYR79 per month. For the first time, TM is introducing a data quota to its plan but given the price point, this isn’t too surprising.
Users get 60GB of monthly quota which is refreshed in the next bill cycle.
Contrary to what was initially believed, the unifi Basic plan isn’t a broadband-only plan. TM is also giving subscribers access to 17 free-to-air channels on unifi TV via its playTV@unifi mobile app. The app is available for both iOS and Android and is downloadable for free. For a limited time, TM is giving users 30 days of free viewing of all unifi TV channels.
Here’s the list of free channels:
- CJ Wow Shop
- Salam HD
- TV AlHijrah HD
- LAKU Mall HD
- TV HD
- Channel NewsAsia
- Bloomberg TV
- Parlimen Malaysia
- Channel W
- NHK WORLD-JAPAN
- Outdoor Channel HD
As there’s a bundled fixed line with the plan, there are charges of MYR0.20 per minute for calls. However, a telephone set isn’t bundled with the plan, so if you wish to make calls, you’ll need to purchase a set from the nearest TM point or any telecommunications store.
But wait, is this plan really for everyone? Actually no. This entry-level plan is targeted at B40 households, which TM defines as household income of MYR4,500 and below.
Here are some basic requirements
- Applicant must be a Malaysian citizen above 18 years old.
- Total household income must be MYR4,500 and below.
Note that household income is the combined income of all individuals sharing a place of residence.
For verification purposes, you’ll need to present your IC, a recent salary slip (if employed); or supporting documents verified by local authorities (if self-employed) e.g. District Officer, Pegawai Kerajaan Kumpulan A, registered Persatuan Penduduk; or BR1M acceptance letter.
Unifi Basic will be available from 1 August 2018 onwards. TM is opening up pre-orders starting 15 July 2018. Follow these steps to pre-order:
- Fill up the pre-order form and submit.
- Once submitted, a reference number will be generated and sent to your registered email address.
- Email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject unifi Basic Pre-Order and include both your reference number and attached salary slip/supporting documents
TM highly recommends that you check the eligibility criteria prior to registration to avoid disappointment.
Successful applications will be notified by TM through email or phone.
By the way, there’s a pre-order offer where you will get a unifi Liga Super jersey for free when unifi Basic is successfully installed at your home. Whilst stocks last.
Some basic questions answered
Is there a contract? Yes, the unifi Basic plan is based on a contract period of 24 months. Customers will be charged a penalty fee of the remaining months’ package fee if there’s any early termination.
What if I use up my 60GB quota? Data is refreshed in the next billing cycle. Speeds will be throttled to 128Kbps. There are no add-on quota options at this point in time, but if you require more monthly quota, it is recommended that you upgrade to unifi Lite (MRY129) or unifi Advance plan (MYR139).
More questions answered in the FAQ.
For more information on unifi Basic, visit unifi.com.my/unifi-basic.