Saturday, September 27, 2008

Digi Prepaid: Reload RM100, valid for a year

I have a love-hate relationship with cellphones, leaning more toward hate. I'm not the chatty type; I only make a few calls every week, and usually, it's other people who want to call me. So, prepaid accounts are a great deal for users like me.

The problem with going prepaid, of course, is the credit validity periods. Any credit you reload will eventually expire, so you could end up snowballing credit if you don't use it up. For example, at one point, I had accumulated RM90+ in credit, but I could not use it unless I kept reloading. I'm a Digi user, so I called up their cust service to see if I could turn my existing credit into talk time. They said it's not an option for prepaid users. This BTW, is a fairly common policy among cellphone service providers, and it is meant to 'encourage' you to switch to postpaid.

Fortunately, I decided to poke around the Digi website and I found out about their Reload Validity Promo, where if you reload RM100, it will be valid for one year. Yup, valid for 365 days! Normally, a RM100 reload would be valid for 120 days (4 months). So now I don't have to worry about my credit expiring, until September next year.

If you want in on the Digi promo, you need to hurry though, because it ends on Tue, Sept 30. I believe Maxis has a similar promo.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Made in China = Toxic Product?

The "Made in China" brand seems to have become synonymous with "Toxic Products". We've got to make sure Malaysian food manufacturers don't follow this pattern, and tarnish the "Made in Malaysia" brand.

From The Australian:

China's tainted food scandal a lesson for foreign firms
"The Chinese Government is not feeling too much heat from the global financial meltdown. That's principally because it has something much hotter at home to worry about: the collapse of confidence in its $22 billion a year dairy industry, an issue also prompting hurried self-examination among foreign investors in China."

Saturday, September 13, 2008

JVC AV29/25/21 series TV manual

Just got a lightly-used JVC TV from a relative, for a good price. It didn't come with a manual, but I found one online. So I'm re-posting it online for the benefit of other owners. The manual covers the following JVC TV models:

AV-29BS26, AV-29BX16
AV-29MS26, AV-29MX16
AV-29MX56, AV-29MX76
AV-29SS26, AV-29SX56
AV-29SX76, AV-25MS26
AV-25MX16, AV-25MX56
AV-25MX76, AV-21BS26
AV-21BX16, AV-21BX16B
AV-21MS26, AV-21MX16
AV-21MX56, AV-21MX76

Available at -

You can view it in your browser, or click on the "download" link. BTW, it is being hosted at the Zoho Viewer website, which is a great place for sharing PDF, Xls, Ppt, Rtf, and Word files. They can also host OpenOffice and text files.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Celcom's so-called unlimited 3G broadband has a 5GB cap

Celcom's 3G Broadband, which is advertised as "unlimited broadband", has a 5GB cap. Dunno whether it is strictly enforced. But the policy is listed on their site, so if you signed up without reading the fine print, then you can't really complain.

Their 'fair usage policy' is laid out over 10 pages using Flash. You cannot copy the text or resize it.

Check it out yourself at:
Look for the 'fair usage policy' link.

I find it amusing that they regard 5GB / month as "extremely high usage". In that case, they should not be advertising it as "unlimited". Here's a screencapt of their policy:

See also:
M'sian ISPs' fair usage policies, P1 Wimax gotchas