U Mobile launches LTE service in Klang Valley, JB
By Digital News Asia December 19, 2013
- Prepaid, postpaid and broadband plan customers can now enjoy LTE in select areas
- Bandar Sunway, Subang Jaya, Puchong and Berjaya Times Square; Taman Molek in JB
U MOBILE Sdn Bhd has officially announced the availability of its LTE (Long Term Evolution) or 4G (Fourth Generation) service, offering customers high-speed mobile Internet of up to 75 megabits per second (Mbps) for prepaid, postpaid and broadband plan customers.
U Mobile is providing LTE services in certain areas within the Klang Valley: Bandar Sunway, Subang Jaya, Puchong and Berjaya Times Square, as well as Taman Molek in Johor Baru, the company said in a statement.
“Mobile trends are evolving rapidly, and consumers today are seeking more than just Internet access on their mobile phones – they are looking at high-speed mobile Internet for web-browsing, video streaming and staying connected with their loved ones,” said its chief operating officer and acting chief executive officer Wong Heang Tuck.
“We are looking at extending the LTE network reach within the next few quarters,” he added.
To fully activate and enable the LTE service, customers will need to SMS ‘LTE ON’ and sending it to 28118.
U Mobile said its prepaid and postpaid plans are designed to cater to various customer segments and mobile needs, coming with unlimited Internet access, free calls, free SMS and various value-added services.
U Mobile was one of the nine companies within the local mobile industry awarded with the 2,600MHz spectrum by MCMC. Others such as Celcom, DiGi and Maxis have already launched their LTE services.
The company said it would be expanding its network reach by upgrading its existing infrastructure to enable LTE services, while “exploring other strategic approaches.”
In conjunction with the launch, U Mobile will be offering promotional LTE device bundle-plans starting from Dec 17, 2013 to Jan 31, 2014. Customers can now take home a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 at a price of RM999 when they sign up for the Ultimate Device 158 plan with a commitment fee of RM120 per month.
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