Saturday, May 3, 2008

DiGi Edge

In preparation for practicum, I signed up for DiGi EDGE and bought a new EDGE/GPRS USB stick.

The USB stick is made by HuaWei which according to my friend is one of the well-sought companies by fresh engineers like Intel. So, I guess the quality should be good. I bought it for RM450.

The DiGi EDGE Unlimited Plan costs RM66 permonth.

Why DiGi EDGE? For a month, I have been reading on all the available forums on Maxis Broadband, Celcom Broadband and DiGi EDGE.

Maxis Broadband is the first to be out from my list - when 9 out of 10 people complained of its service. Slow. Sometimes, can't even surf website. Then has contract of 18 months. A lot of people wish to terminate but are bonded with the contract. Poor them. Oh, and it has a limit of 3GB for surfing.

Celcom Broadband. I was already seriously planning to buy this. 5 out of 10 people said Celcom Broadband is good. I'm not sure whether it has limited downloading for 3GB like Maxis or not. The information I found in the net differs from one to another. So, I was planning to sign up liao, when a Celcom broadband agent (relative of mine), encourages me not to do so. There seems to be some complains on the speed of Celcom Broadband. Besides, when an agent itself told me not to sign up for Celcom, I pun cabut.

DiGi EDGE. So, it's DiGi in the end. DiGi EDGE does not have limited download (yes, you can download as much as you can!) but the only disadvantage is its slow speed. Since it is only EDGE and not 3G (Maxis and Celcom), the maximum speed it can reaches is 40Kb/s. However, DiGi company will launch their 3G Broadband in October this year, so one can expect them to improve their service.

In three days, I have downloaded a total amount of 1GB using DiGi EDGE. Imagine if there is a limit of 3GB - I can only use it to online for a week! DiGi EDGE is also the cheapest among the three, but you have to buy the USB stick and is not provided like Maxis and Celcom. DiGi also allows you to terminate the internet service anytime you want.

The connection of DiGi EDGE is stable and reliable as it claims to be. Though sometimes it is slow, the page will open sooner or later, it is just a matter of time. Most of the time however, the connection is around 30Kb/sec. It even has connectivity in Sarikei - any places that have DiGi line, then you can online.

I need internet in my life. DiGi EDGE has fulfill my needs with minimal cost.

1 opinions:

Tabuxander said...

you make a right choice then. Maxis and Celcom both have received bad credit from users. The weakness of DIGI is that it delivers at a slow speed but consistant.

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