P1 MiFi modem (MF230) is designed for outdoor usage where less objects blocking the P1 wireless network signal. However, no harm to use it indoor, as long as the modem catches the P1 network signal.
Unlike telco networks which you expected they have coverage anywhere you are, P1 network coverage is smaller. You might get excellent reception here, but poor reception just a few steps away.
It is a bit frustrating that you need to find a sweet spot (good network coverage) to place the P1 MiFi modem, instead of moving around freely with the MiFi modem in your pocket.
MiFi download speed
MF230 can support download speed up to 10Mbps. The download speed is greatly depends on the P1 network signal quality of a location.
I was able to get up to 6Mbps download speed. But the download speed could potentially slow down to only few hundred Kbps with poor P1 network signal. It’s a mixed experience.
Quote from P1 website:
“Speed depends on factors such as modem capability, location, distance from communication towers and number of simultaneous users.”
I was told that MF230 battery life is only 4 hours. But in my testing, MF230 battery life last longer than 6 hours. Nice!
P1 4G MiFi Plans
MF230 MiFi modem is available ToGo PostPaid plans, starting from RM39/month. The MF230 modem is free if you sign up 24 months contract.
MF230 MiFi modem also available for P1 OnePlan subscribers with RM100 upfront.
P1 MiFi Modem (MF230) Review, read Part 1 of 2