News & Reviews: Celcom
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2016
As of 28 January, Celcom Axiata Berhad (Celcom), Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) and Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (P1) have signed a series of agreements – of which the three (3) core agreements are TM Next-Gen Backhaul (NGBH), High Speed Broadband (HSBB) (Access) and domestic roaming services – to further enhance and develop a greater internet experience for their respective customers.
The trio partnership will further enhance Celcom's 4G network through TM's provision with high bandwidth capacity, which will accelerate Celcom's ongoing efforts and goal in continuing their Long Term Evolution (LTE) site deployment nationwide. In addition, the agreement is also an extension for Celcom's access to TM's HSBB network.; which means Celcom can continue to provide fixed broadband services. P1, on the other hand, will facilitate Celcom's domestic roaming service provision to TM.
Last Updated: Dec 30, 2015
Great news for Yuna fans all around Malaysia, book your date on 2 January 2016 because Celcom Axiata Berhad has invited Malaysia’s sensational singer Yuna, to perform live at the Blue Cube @ Sunway Pyramid. She will be performing three of her favourite songs, followed by a special meet and greet session exclusively for 20 selected FiRST by Celcom customers.
This coincides with Celcom’s success of implementing Yonder Music in their latest FiRST Blue and Gold package, which subscribed users are able to enjoy unlimited digital music service starting from 19 November. Yonder Music app is free but only available for Celcom customers on both Android and iOS devices, its specialty is creating a radio-like experience after tracking the user’s choice of songs.
Last Updated: Dec 22, 2015
Christmas is just 3 days away, and Celcom Axiata Berhad are already bringing their Celcom customers a season of joy by giving the latest devices and more internet data exclusive for them starting this holiday season.
In conjunction with their FiRST Blue and FiRST Gold post-paid internet plans success, Celcom has implemented 40GB worth of internet and data for FiRST Gold with a monthly commitment of only RM100. In addition, starting from 23 December the new FiRST Blue Internet and FiRST Gold Internet users were also given a chance to get new devices bundled together which are the Apple iPad Mini 416GB, Apple iPad Mini 64GB and Apple iPad Pro 128GB models, starting from as low as RM1268.
Last Updated: Dec 07, 2015
With Christmas just around the corner, Celcom Axiata Berhad has decided to reward its customers including Xpax users by giving away one million worth of movie tickets whenever they subscribe to any Xpax mobile Internet plan or new sign up with any FiRST plans and purchase of Max up. This is currently on going starting from December this month until the end of February 2016.
“For the month of December until 6 January 2016, customers will be qualified to enjoy a free movie ticket with selected cinemas nationwide whenever they purchase any of our internet plans. Customers who prefer to consume the giveaway digitally can also opt for complimentary movies on ESCAPE as well.” said Zalman Aefendy Zainal Abidin, Chief of Sales and Marketing Officer, Celcom Axiata Berhad. “Celcom will always place the needs of our customers first by fuelling them with seamless internet coverage together with millions of rewards. This time, our focus is to top-up our customers’ needs with millions of giveaways like entertainment, food, beverages and many more.” he added.
Last Updated: Dec 03, 2015
On 2 December, Celcom Axiata Berhad won three awards from two well-known tech publications - PC.com and Hardwarezone.com, consecutively in the same week from their year-long effort on customer service and providing the best user experience.
This marks Celcom’s second successive win in two years, for winning Best Telco Brand 2015 at the HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards 2015; and getting two more surprises at the PC.com Readers’ Choice Awards Night 2015 with Best Customer Service for Telecommunications and Best Post-paid Service Provider.
Last Updated: Nov 17, 2015Celcom Malaysia made a big announcement by revitalising its post-paid segment with the introduction of two new plans – the FiRST Blue and FiRST Gold. Customers will get to enjoy free Internet data during the weekends if they subscribe to it.
Last Updated: Nov 12, 2015
Maxis has made a surprise move by inviting both Digi and Celcom to have a discussion on setting the industry standards for 4G LTE. 23 November 2015 will be the date and Maxis hopes that the three telco giants can have a meaningful meeting to allow them to determine how to measure coverage in various territories. Maxis also claims they only want to provide what’s best for their customers and “have a fair basis for choosing”.
Last Updated: Nov 08, 2015
Celcom recently gave away over 200 brand new smartphones/smart wearables to each contest winner during the on-going Celcom 4G LTE Phone Fair on 31 October 2015. It was the biggest phone fair ever held ever since its launch on 16 September 2015.
Celcom truly stand to their word on delivering maximum customer experience and will continue to do so, as proven with the Celcom 4G LTE Phone Fair is an event to showcase diverse and vibrant brands of mobile devices and offering irresistible deals to customers. Speaking of offers, this is open to all new and existing Celcom users on the value for money and exclusive smartphone sale.
Last Updated: May 11, 2015
Celcom Axiata Berhad recently announced that through a partnership with Gigalink Solutions Sdn Bhd, it will now be able to provide M2M (machine-to-machine) targeted digital media content for taxis. This will be done through the Smartaxiads plarform allowing Celcom to show smart advertisements on taxis via Celcom 4G LTE. The platform will include a touch screen and interactive content such as the latest updates in the city that should prove useful to the right passenger. The Smartaxiads platform will utilize tablet-size panels installed at the driver's and front passenger's headrests in the taxi while a mini-sized router installed inthe headrests will connect with the Celcom 4G LTE via a special customized dongle. Other capabilities include the ability to detect and track Smartaxiads equipped vehicles. The Smartaxiads platform will be tied to the meter, so it will only come on when the taxi meter is running. It has already been installed in 500 taxis for now with another 1000 expected soon. Future features include more interactive applications and a passenger panic button along with plans to expand into Indonesia in the near future. Here's what they said about it:
“As a pioneer and leader in M2M solutions, we are diversifying our services as the market matures with the dynamic change. We are supporting local entrepreneurs in their marketing convenience and business sustainability, and simultaneously leveraging on this platform to offer enhanced customer experience. This will efficiently enable our business partner to grow and have an "edge" in the market with our solutions, aside from enabling taxi passengers to enjoy wireless efficiency via fleet management services and the customisation that we offer,” Afizulazha Abdullah, Chief Business Services and Solutions Officer of Celcom Axiata Berhad
Last Updated: Aug 20, 2014
Malaysia is known for many things in the IT world. We are ranked number 5 for taking selfies in the world. We are on Facebook and social media a lot more than most people in other countries within the region. While we have not yet reached the same level as countries like South Korea, our smartphone and mobile telecommunications or telco industry is definitely on the rise. And while many of us won't admit it, a lot of our online actions and reactions rely on how the various Mobile Telcos of Malaysia are moving. So here at Technave.com, we'd like to stop for a minute and see where we are, what packages and plans are available and how we as the common everyday user should react to the wave of new telco plans, packages and deals? Are Malaysia's Mobile Telcos moving in the right direction? What would be the most ideal mobile telco plan in Malaysia? Read our analysis as everyday Malaysian users to the everyday user in Malaysia to find out.