Altel Communications Sdn. Bhd (ALTEL) has announced its latest rates for its new prepaid 4G LTE data plans. There are only 2 data plans for now and it should be able to cater to most requirements.
ALTEL’s BIG DATA PLAN come in 3 GB and 5 GB flavours and these are priced at RM 58 and RM 80, respectively. The plan is subscription based and users who wish to get them will need to either send an sms or subscribe via USSD code (see promotion microsite or their FAQ page for more details). The plans have a 30 day validity period and unused data will NOT be rolled-over to the next month. Subscribers who have used up their quota will either have to wait till the next refresh cycle or continue accessing the internet at 5 sen for 1 MB of data (which works up to RM 50 for 1 GB of data). Other pay-per-use rates include 16 sen/minute of call, 5 sen/SMS, 25 sen/MMS, and 20 sen/ minute of video call.
The plans are available for both new and existing customers but subscribers will need to ensure that the minimum amount required (i.e. RM 58 or RM 80) is always available in the account for the subscription to work. If there’s not enough credit, the system will prompt the user to make sufficient reload to proceed further. Additionally, existing users will have to consume their existing quota before they’re allowed to subscribe to the BIG DATA PLAN.
New users can get the ALTEL starter packs at major stores, and reloads can be done in-store, at other electronic payment counters, as well as online via RHB Now and Maybank2U portals. Starter packs can be bought for RM 7, which comes with an RM 5 credit preloaded, and is valid for 30 days.
For those who may not know, ALTEL started its service in 2012 and is a part of the Albukhary Group of Companies. The company has its own 4G license and even has its own infrastructure, but for the most part is using/sharing Celcom’s infrastructure. The company only offers prepaid plans for now for both its mobile and broadband services.