Wednesday, April 4, 2012

HTC One X bundled plans compared


The HTC One X is officially available today with contract offers from DiGi, Celcom, Maxis & U Mobile. We brought all 4 telco plans side by side and compared the total cost of ownership for easy reference.
For DiGi, their DG Smart Plans bundles only data which means that all calls and SMS made are charged separately. For comparison sake, we looked only at the minimal cost which is based on assumption of data usage only without any calls/SMS made. On Maxis, the bundled plans are based on bolt-on data plans on top of postpaid plans. For this comparison, we based on our calculation on Maxis’s Value First postpaid plan of RM30/month for voice and SMS.
For Celcom, all 3 plans come with bundled talk time, SMS and data while for U Mobile, it varies depending on plan. U Mobile’s U28 comes with free SMS while U58 comes with bundled voice calls. It’s highest U88 plan comes with both voice calls and SMS.
Head after the break for the full break down.

12 months
18 months
24 months
In terms of savings, Celcom is offering RM100 off for the first 50 customers at the HTC Roadshow in Pavilion. Meanwhile for DiGi, they are offering the usual RM5/month rebate if you opt for auto-billing.
For Maxis, the difference is that it doesn’t require any advance upfront payment for its plans. If you opt for the 6GB bolt-on plan of RM108/month, they are giving RM10/month rebate throughout the contract period.
Of course, cost of ownership is just one factor when deciding which plan is best for you. Another factor to consider is the network quality at your home and work place. Since the bulk of subscription fee goes into the data quota, you are better off with a provider that gives consistent and reliable mobile internet for your smart phone usage.

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