I'm used to use TM Net Streamyx (1.0 Mbps) few years back 2007-2009 as it was sponsored by my housemate, Baharin eventough I'm the one who actually subscribed for the service during Matta Fair at PWTC. Then from Streamyx, I moved on using Maxis Broadband after Baharin decided to reduce his monthly cost.
Actually Baharin replaced the internet connection from Streamyx to Maxis Broadband after he managed to be part of Maxis Communication Bhd at plaza Sentral, KL Sentral. Being part of a permanent staff, he entitled with free RM350 data usage and RM350 for calls every month (i'm only a 3rd party staff in Maxis). We used to work in the same company, same building but with different department before I joined Sapura Secured Technology, Wangsa Maju in September 2008. He left Maxis for a better opportunity end of 2009. With the RM350 usable data usage, he subscribed himself an unlimited data for his I-Phone, USB Stick Maxis Broadband and Maxis Broadband for house service. Unfortunately, the Maxis Broadband for our house was not so well perform maybe because of the location or the weak service itself. So Baharin terminate the service at our house.
To settle the issue (I'm still offline at home), my close friend, Iwan who are also part of permanent staff at Maxis (Sunway Call Centre) offered me with his USB Stick Maxis Broadband service for free. Since the day, I'm used to connect to the internet anywhere, anytime eventough I was surrounded by trees at my kampung (only manage to get GPRS & EDGE signal). However, it is sad to say that the service of Maxis Broadband are quite bad even I'm using it straight from the Maxis Telecommunication Tower. I believe the location will not trouble the signal strength of my internet connection but it was not true at all. By the way, I'm the one myself who part of the Maxis team that manage to on air the 3G service via the Telecommunication Tower at Damansara Damai (where i'm currently). The signal service no to say only in Damansara Damai, I believe many more places having such the same problem, slow connectivity. It was not a permanent problem as sometimes the service are at it's best. The intermittent service make me sick with the Maxis Broadband services but since it is free, I still use it everyday (no choice la...).
Then I have an option. As part of Celcom Business P48 user, I'm decided to change my Celcom Business package to P148 (after considering my average Celcom bill already around RM150 every month) as it will serve me with 3.6Mbps free unlimited data usage, free 50 hours Executive Pax voice and video calls within my company who are also under the Celcom Business, 10 sen/min to all networks, free 300 SMS within network, with SMS Pack subscription at RM2/month I am also manage to SMS at RM0.02 sen within same network. With my Nokia 5800 XM (bought using my office RM500 handphone subsidies during a month of the phone launching day), now i'm connected to the world for 24 hours anytime and anywhere. With the service, I returned back the Maxis Broadband to Iwan.
Ermm.. there is still but... Using my Nokia 5800 XM as phone as a modem limit me to fully use the 3.6Mbps speed. So I bought a Broadband USB Stick but one more problem occurred. My sim card scratched and damaged as it was always pull out and push in both in the phone and the modem. Now my phone and the USB stick cannot detect the celcom network. This is the biggest problem of all but lucky me, to solve the problem I just need to go to any Celcom Branches to get the new sim card with minimum charges. Since then, i'm not using the USB stick any longer and keep thinking to giveaway to a lucky blogger one day :). It's worth RM130++
After one of my nephew being part of TM, he got a special staff rate for all service provided by TM. And since Damansara Damai was covered with Unifi (new High Speed Broadband from TM), I decided to subscribe the VIP20 Unifi service.
What is VIP20?
V - Video or Internet Protocol Television (Hypp TV) - 21 channels
I - High Speed Internet - 20 Mbps speed
P - Phone (Voice Service) - no rental
That is all for today. Later, I will share more exclusively all about Unifi service by TM after almost two months connecting to the internet, watching the tv and talking through the fixed line via the High Speed Broadband Unifi.