Was doing some gadget shopping at the nearby Sunway Pyramid Mall last night when I spotted several SmartBro Plug-It and Sun Wireless Broadband USB dongles being sold in one of the stalls.
At first I thought it was for data-roaming or something like that but when I asked the sales lady she said it’s unlocked.
The 3G USB dongles were selling for around Php2,000 (forgot the exact price in Ringgit) and you can use it with any of the local telco’s SIM card.
I also got some rates for their 3G internet and this one is by Celcom Broadband:
Daily Unlimited 3G Internet @ 384kbps – RM6/24 hours (Php90/day)
Weekly Unlimited 3G Internet @ 384kbps – RM20/7 days (Php300/week)
Broadband Basic @ 384kbps – RM64/month (Php1,020/month)
Broadband Advance @ 3.6Mbps – RM98/month (Php1,470/month)
Come to think of it, our daily unlimited internet rates are like 55% cheaper than here in Malaysia and it’s even slower at 384kbps. The monthly postpaid plans aren’t very attractive either and I think our Php1,200 per month @ 2Mbps seem pretty competitive.