Remember that Webe Postpaid Plan that got leaked earlier? Turns out it might just be real. While webe is currently undergoing internal trials, its invitation login page exposes more details within its source code. Not exactly a brilliant way of concealing info from the public eye. Read on for more details.
For starters, the Webe Pioneer Plan is open to selected individuals and they will be able to register for the plan between 31st March until 6th May 2016. After 31st July, all users will be converted to the normal commercial plan.
It comes bundled with 20GB of domestic mobile internet, 1,000 minutes of domestic voice and 1,000 SMS. Priced at RM10.60 (as opposed to the RM8 on the mockup) the plan does have some limits. For one, you cannot tether your device as a WiFi hotspot. To do so, you would have to buy a Personal Wi-Fi Pass that will cost RM6.36 for 2 hours. This is probably the first time a Malaysian telco restricts your mobile data from WiFi hotspot use.
Also, once you have used up your 20GB, you can still surf for free but your speed will be throttled to 128kbps, which is double the standard 64kbps speed offered by other telcos. Oddly enough, its been mentioned that Webe users are allowed to download P2P files but at throttled 64kbps speeds and they cannot carry forwards their unused data.
For coverage, it seems that they’ve got most major towns and cities covered, even in East Malaysia which is likely the same footprint as TMgo. What’s interesting to note though, is that its 4G network runs on the 850MHz spectrum instead of the usual 1800MHz/2600MHz that are being used by other telcos. This means you would need a 4G LTE enabled phone supporting 850MHz to make full use of its 4G network.
However, the leak doesn’t mention anything about that fantastic everything unlimited RM80 plan that cropped up as part of the first big leak. Webe is expected to launch its commercial services around the middle of this year, and for now, the general public can participate in their crowdbacking community with 7 on-going projects.