U Mobile broadband, unlimited broadband access?

Have you heard of U Mobile? Obviously it’s the country’s newest cellphone service provider. joining the ranks of Maxis, Celcom and DiGi. According to Wikipedia, U Mobile was founded in 1998 as MiTV Networks Sdn Bhd, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of U Television Sdn Bhd which was formerly known as U Telecom Media Holdings Sdn Bhd and MiTV Corporation Sdn Bhd.


According to the salesman at their booth at Bandar Puteri, U Mobile is now operating the new 018 prefix mobile network. As one of the 3G mobile technology license holders in Malaysia, apart from wireless broadband, it’s going to offer Mobile Live TV also. Instead of typical 3G streaming, the videos delivered via Mobile Live TV to subscribers should be of DVD quality.

Now, of course I haven’t tried their unlimited broadband service. But they do look pretty good. At RM78/month, you get unlimited broadband access, together with a HSDPA USB modem for free. If within 8 days, you are not completely satisfied with their service or the access, you can return the modem for a full refund – including the RM50 activation fee! 8-Day money back guarantee, what’s there to lose? 🙂

Umobile broadband

However, since this is a new service, coverage is fairly limited now. Only certain areas in Klang Valley are covered so far and these include Petaling Jaya, Cheras, Subang, Ampang, Gombak, Kajang, Klang and Puchong.

What sort of speed you can expect. According to the salesman, up to 3.6 Mbps. All these craps are true or not I have not idea, I will leave it up to you to try and share with us. Go to their booth at the food court in Bandar Puteri, Puchong should you need more information or if you wanted to sign up.

You go sign up, test, and share with me how well it works. You can also take this opportunity and I might just pay you US$10 for it? 🙂

Anyone knows any news on WiMAX?