This 19th November, YTL Communications will launch their new mobile internet services, dubbed as YES. The promotions and marketing has been huge and one of it is an advertisement LED cube at Bukit Bintang, looks very nice and attractive also.
So, what’s the different of YES compared to the current players of mobile broadband in Malaysia? This is yet to be answered since it is not launched yet and hasn’t mature enough. But the promises YTL gives is a very big deal. So far, they claim it to be the “Fastest” 4G mobile internet with voice. That seems very promising rite? We will wait and see how the response from the first batch of users.
There’s not much of information about YES coverage but they are saying there covered 65% of Malaysia already. On the website, no map available yet for you to check if your area is covered or not. Same for the fees also, not much information available for now besides no contract and pay-per-use basis. Internet speed is very subjective, and they make it even harder for us to estimate just by claiming theirs’ are 3 to 5 times faster than what you currently have.
Prior to the launch, YES are opening a pre-launch registration via their website. To subscribe YES, you will need a 018 mobile number. You can search your preferred number from the website and register it together with YES (We know that 018 number is mobile phone operator of U mobile, maybe it is connected or related somewhat). You’ll also entitled for email with domain @yes.my bundled with the subscription. Pre-registration is free, but obviosly you need to pay up once it is launched later.
Lastly, if you are Student, you can get a great offer of free 300MB usage per month. Check if your university or college is participating with YTL in this offer.
On a side note: Using WiMAX technology is NOT really a 4G Network.
If you can’t really make up your mind which broadband internet you should use, you should consult with us first so that you won’t have regrets.