P1 Updated WiMAX Wireless Broadband Plans. What Have Changed?

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Packet One Networks (P1) updated their WiMAX wireless broadband plans in June 2013. There are some changes in terms of pricing and allowed data quota. I checked with its previous plans and here’s my finding.

Compare P1 OnePlan

P1 OnePlan is the plan with both P1 home router modem and P1 on-the-go modem (MiFi). Here are the updated OnePlan packages:

New P1 OnePlan

New P1 OnePlan

Here are the previous OnePlan packages:

Old P1 OnePlan

Old P1 OnePlan

When you compare with previous OnePlan, you will notice that the new OnePlan 109 is more expensive but same data quota with previous OnePlan 99. However OnePlan 129 receives 5GB more data quota per month. OnePlan 169, despite higher monthly price, has lower price per GB.

Previously, you receive free MF230 MiFi modem with OnePlan 99 and add RM100 for MX230 MiFi modem; Both OnePlan 129 and OnePlan 149 receives free MF230 or MX230.

Now, P1 no longer offer free MiFi modem to low OnePlan. OnePlan 109 customer needs to pay RM100 for MF230 or RM150 for MX230. OnePlan 129 get MF230 for free but need to pay RM150 for MX230. High plan, OnePlan 169, still receives free MF230 or MX230.

Compare P1 ForHome Plans

P1 ForHome is the wireless broadband plans with home router modem only (no MiFi modem). Here are the updated ForHome plans:

New P1 ForHome plans

New P1 ForHome plans

Here are the previous ForHome plans:

Previous ForHome Plan

Previous ForHome Plan

The low ForHome 79 plan is more expensive than previous ForHome 69 but share the same 8GB data quota per month. ForHome 99 and ForHome 139 are cheaper for previous mid and high plans, in terms of price per GB.

Compare P1 ToGo Plans

P1 ToGo is designed for mobile users, 4 types of P1 modem available: UT235 USB dongle, UH 235 USB modem, MF230 and MX230 MiFi modem. Here are the updated ToGo plans:

New P1 ToGo plans

New P1 ToGo plans

Here are the previous ToGo plans:

Previous P1 ToGo plans

Previous P1 ToGo plans

The monthly prices and data quotas stay the same. New ToGo 39 plan receives free UT 235 dongle with 6-months contract or free UH 235 USB modem with 12-month contract. But, ToGo 39 24-month contract now need to pay RM100 for MF230 MiFi or RM150 for MX230 MiFi – pay RM50 more each.

ToGo 69 and ToGo 99 now get free MF230 MiFi for 12-month contract or add RM150 for MX230 MiFi.

Thoughts

The low plan for each category (OnePlan, ForHome, ToGo) is more expensive after update. Mid and High plans now get more data quota but also increase in monthly fees, though the “price per GB quota” is cheaper. Make sure you use as much allowed data quota as possible, so that you are not wasting money (higher monthly fee) paying what you are not using (more data quota).

What do you think about the new P1 wireless broadband plans?

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