(Updated) Comparison: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 & Z Flip3 pre-order plans by Celcom, Digi, Maxis and U Mobile
Update - U Mobile's pre-order details are added below
Seems like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G are becoming a bit mainstream now. What seems to be premium phones (albeit they still are) have made their way to local telco pre-order bundles. In this article, we will be taking a look at Celcom, Digi, Maxis and U Mobile's offer for the latest foldable phones. If you are considering getting one, you have come to the right place so do check them out below.
Celcom - Easyphone or Device Bundle with Celcom MEGA Lightning XL Pass
Starting with the blue telco, the company is offering the usual Easyphone or Device Bundle with Celcom MEGA Lightning XL Pass as usual. The pre-order is quite straightforward as savings is up to RM2200 and gifts worth up to RM1649.
As you can see from the image, getting the Galaxy Z Flip3 starts from RM130 per month or RM2399 on the Easyphone and Device Bundle package respectively. If you're thinking of the Galaxy Z Fold3, then the prices start from RM234 per month or RM4499 on the same said plans. Moreover, the pre-order is the same as Samsung Malaysia's where Galaxy Z Flip3 customers can enjoy an RM600 e-voucher and Samsung Care+ subscription worth up to RM699. The Galaxy Z Fold3 offers an RM850 e-voucher with an additional Samsung Care+ subscription worth up to RM799.
Digi - PhoneFreedom 365 plan from RM236 per month
If you're a Digi user, you can now pre-order the latest foldable phones through the Digi PhoneFreedom 365 plan today until 21 September 2021. Available from RM236 per month for Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 and RM313 per month for Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3, you will enjoy a total saving of up to RM2403 on their device and plan, as well as receive up to 85GB of all-access high-speed Internet.
With the pre-order of either the Galaxy Z Fold3 or Galaxy Z Flip3, customers will be entitled to get freebies worth up to RM1,649, which includes Samsung Care+ protection and exclusive Samsung e-store cash vouchers. Since we are still under lockdown, Digi will be delivering the devices right to the customers’ doorsteps, starting from 15 September 2021. Both devices will also be available in all Digi Stores from 22 September 2021 for customers who wish to purchase the devices in person.
Maxis - Starting from RM219 and RM99 per month
Finally, Maxis has more or less the same plan. The pre-order begins today until 21 September 2021 (while stocks last) but the gift redemption will begin on 15 September 2021 at Samsung Malaysia's portal (should apply to both Celcom and Digi as well). The Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy Z Flip3 pre-order starts from RM219 and RM99 per month respectively but that's excluding the Zerolution and normal contract fees.
Should you choose the Zerolution plans, you can choose either the Maxis Postpaid 188, 158, 128, 98 or Postpaid Share 48. If you don't mind paying the Galaxy Z Fold3 a bit more, you can choose the Postpaid Share 48 at RM279 per month which equals RM327 per month (RM279 + RM48) in total only. As for the Galaxy Z Flip3, the same scenario applies at a different rate according to your needs.
At the normal contract corner, all the postpaid plans are available except Postpaid Share 48. As usual, choose the highest postpaid plan (Postpaid 188) that offers the lowest device cost which is RM4599 and RM2399 for the Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy Z Flip3 respectively.
(New) U Mobile - From RM129 per month with UPackage
Yesterday, we checked U Mobile's website and there weren't any signs of the pre-order so we thought maybe they aren't participating. However, that's not the case as they finally published up the details today. The Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy Z Flip3 pre-order will begin from RM129 per month with UPackage and the pre-order freebies remain the same as Samsung's Malaysia.
A total of two postpaid plans are available for both foldable phones which are the P99 and P139. However, these two plans have a standard package and the aforementioned UPackage. If you prefer having an instalment, then you should go for the latter. The RM129 per month starting fee is for the Galaxy Z Flip3 whereas the Galaxy Z Fold3 starts from RM239 per month.
For the standard package, the Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy Z Flip3 prices are lower in the P139 for RM2539 and RM4989 respectively. If you don't mind paying a bit higher, then it would be RM2859 and RM5309 respectively. Pretty straightforward there but if you want to learn more, you can visit their official webpage right here.
Before we forget, you can also head over to Samsung Malaysia's official eStore here to pre-order now and even use our exclusive promo code "TNZF3VIP". You can only start using it today until 21 September 2021 which gives you a free Samsung SmartTag Twin Pack worth RM209.
That's all, folks. To learn more about the phones, you can visit the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G or Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G respectively to check them out. Stay tuned for more trending tech news at TechNave.com.