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Dedicated iPad 2 data plans: DiGi

AvantiKumar | July 1, 2011
Users of iPad 2 in Malaysia can now enjoy data plans without a contract: DiGi

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PHOTO - Screencapture of iPad 2 data plans at DiGi

Beginning 24 June 2011, communications provider DiGi Telecommunications [DiGi] has launched dedicated data plans for Malaysian users of Apple iPad 2 with wi-fi + 3G. All data plans will be without a contract, according to DiGi.

Malaysian users of iPad 2 will be free to activate or cancel a plan at any time, said DiGi head of mobile Internet and advanced data services, Praveen Rajan. "Malaysians are becoming more attuned to a mobile lifestyle and the iPad is fast becoming a favourite device in their daily lives."

"Through DiGi, customers have the flexibility to enjoy affordable Internet access from our three data plans - Lite, Basic and Pro," said Rajan. "Lite offers 500MB [Megabyte] per month at a monthly fee of RM30 [US$9.90]; Basic has a 2GB [Gigabyte] quota at RM58 [US$19.12] per month, while Pro offers 6GB per month at RM88 [US$29].

"Going over the Basic and Pro data limit in a month will not incur further charges but there will be a throttle back of data speeds. The Lite plan incurs five sen [16 US cents] per MB above 500MB but fees are capped at RM90 [US$29.68] per month. The likely average speeds will be 700kbps/200kbps [kilobits per second] (download/upload)."

He said iPad 2 is the second generation of Apple's tablet, featuring a new design that is 33 per cent thinner and up to 15 per cent lighter than the original iPad, while maintaining the same 9.7-inch LED-backlit LCD screen as well as using Apple's new dual-core A5 processor.


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