Webe to end its current unlimited plan in January 2018?

Webe Unlimited Plan offer coming to an end?

Webe is one of the youngest mobile networks in Malaysia that’s backed by TM. It was first launched in April 2016 with full commercial services running in September 2016. Now it appears that its unlimited RM79/month postpaid plan might come to an end by 12 January 2018, or is it?

UPDATE: Webe is no more and it’s now renamed to Unifi Mobile.

If you check on Webe’s website and FAQ, it indicates that the plan will be open for subscription until 12th January 2018. Will Webe stop acquiring new subscribers? We highly doubt it as we’ve seen Webe repeating its “last-call” shoutout for over a year. After all, the RM79/month plan has always been a promo and there’s definitely an end to it eventually.

Since its introduction, the same “time-limited” RM79/month plan (Originally RM199) have been extended again, again and over again. So come 12 January 2018, we won’t be surprised if it gets another round of extension and it’s likely the same story with its webebroadband plan. For existing users, they can continue to enjoy the same postpaid plan while enjoying the same perks and discounts that they are entitled to.

Another possibility is that Webe could be introducing newer plans to replace its existing offering. We certainly hope this is the case since its current plans are due for a revamp.

When the Webe first came out, the idea of having everything unlimited for RM79/month was appealing but unfortunately, many were not happy with the idea of having to pay extra to use their smartphones as a hotspot. Eventually, they added 10GB of free hotspot data but it isn’t as attractive anymore since other telcos have responded with their own alternatives.

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At RM80/month, you can get 20GB of high-speed data and unlimited calls from Digi and Celcom, which is more than enough for most average users. Being an established player, both Digi and Celcom also has a better 4G LTE network when compared to Webe.

Furthermore, you can also get unlimited plans (with limited tethering) for RM100 or less from Digi and U Mobile.

In case you’re wondering, the telco is still called Webe and not UniFi as announced a few months ago. It is interesting that their FAQ now includes the following:

8. Is webe changing its name?
Not at all! We are still TM Group’s Centre of Excellence for Mobility – webe and we are still here to provide you never-ending data, voice, SMS and so much more!

Looks like Webe’s rebranding exercise has taken a U-turn but strangely, its network name is still showing “UniFi”. What do you guys think? Should webe come out with newer plans for 2018? Let us know in the comments below.

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Alexander Wong