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U-Mobile – Freedom to Surf at 3.6Mbps?


This is interesting. After much silence over many months since its soft launch last year, U-Mobile has announced a 3.6Mbps 3G/HSDPA package for mobile data users. And only at RM78/month. That’s cheaper than Celcom’s or Maxis’s offerings. The good thing about it is that U-Mobile does not have a GPRS network, thus you will always be surfing at 3G speeds. Whether it delivers as it promises, U-Mobile claims users should experience at least 1.8Mbps on its network. Service is limited within the Klang Valley at the moment.

Subscribers are bound by a 24-month contract which also includes a 8-day cooling off period. You can return the subscriber package and modem within the stipulated 8-days and receive a full refund of your RM50 deposit if you find that U-Mobile isn’t for you.

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