TIME made their move. Maxis followed soon after. Now, it’s TM’s turn to round up the trifecta of new plans with their new UniFi Pro plan that offers speeds of up to 100Mbps. As an early bird promo, TM is offering RM30/month off and you can start enjoying 100Mbps from as low as RM299/month with voice calls and IPTV bundled in.
On the surface, it seems like a negligible difference compared to Maxis’ 100Mbps Home Fibre (RM330/month for MaxisONE postpaid customers) but if you take all the extras that come with your UniFi Pro plan into consideration, it offers much better value for your money.
The base UniFi Pro plan is supposed to offer Internet speeds of up to 100Mbps plus a base HyppTV package (Aneka, Varnam or Ruby) for RM299/month (Normal: RM329). If you want the HyppTV Jumbo pack, you will have to top up an additional RM30, bringing the total to RM329 per month (Normal: RM359).
Besides that, the UniFi Pro plan looks to offer a free Voice Pack (worth RM20) which gives you 600 minutes of calls nationwide per month. If you exceed 600 minutes, you will be charged 10sen/min for calls to other fixed lines and mobile numbers but calls to TM fixed lines remain free.
What’s more, you will also be able to stream HyppTV Everywhere on 2 devices, plus receive 500MB/day for TM WiFi. In addition to that, you will also have access to other UniFi perks like a free 12-month iflix subscription (worth RM96) and 3 months of Viu access.
For Business users, the 100Mbps plan is offered at RM379/month (Normal: RM399) and it also comes with voice calls worth RM70. Any excess usage for fixed line numbers are still free but calls to mobile numbers are charged at 8 sen/minute.
To be fair, this UniFi Pro plan and Maxis’ MaxisONE Home 100Mbps plan, once again, doesn’t really compete with each other. The MaxisONE Home 100Mbps plan is only available in Maxis’ own areas of coverage (that is about 75,000 ports). These ports don’t overlap with UniFi’s own 1.89 million ports so the end result for the consumer is whether you have one or the other. Another difference is speed where TM offers 100Mbps for download and 50Mbps for upload. As usual, all subscription are tied with a 24-month contract.
If we were to take those factors out of the equation, the UniFi Pro plan is far better in terms of value-for-money as you’re getting high-speed Internet connectivity as well as a bunch of other goodies like IPTV and free streaming subscriptions.
Another point against Maxis’ favour is that you have to be a MaxisONE Plan 158 and above subscriber to be eligible for the 100Mbps MaxisONE Home fibre Internet plan. If you were to factor that in with your monthly RM330, you’re paying RM488/month excluding GST.
What do you guys think of the UniFi Pro plan? Is it worth the upgrade? If you haven’t seen it yet, you can check out our Fibre Broadband Comparison.