U Mobile is now a fibre broadband player and they are offering high-speed broadband with speeds up to 1Gbps. This is made possible with its partnership with Allo, a fibre infrastructure provider that’s wholly owned by Tenaga Nasional Berhad. As an introductory offer, users can get their first month free and 50% off for the first two years.
U Mobile currently offers 3 home fibre broadband options – 100Mbps, 500Mbps and 1Gbps. All plans come with unlimited quota and are tied with a 24-month contract. The base 100Mbps plan costs RM129/month while the 500Mbps option costs RM199/month. Its highest fibre broadband offering is 1Gbps which is going for RM299/month.
According to the T&C, the 3 options offer symmetrical connection whereby you’ll get the same upload speed as downloads. This means the 100Mbps plan also gets 100Mbps uploads while the 1Gbps option also offers 1Gbps upload speed.
If you terminate the plan within the 24-month contract, the T&C states that the early termination fee is RM500, which is more reasonable than TM and Maxis. The plans come with a modem and installation under the contract.
[ UPDATE 8/9/2021 10:30 ]: According to U Mobile, they are bundling the D-Link-DVG-F2452 router for 100Mbps and 500Mbps customers. For 1Gbps subscription, they are offering the Nokia G-240g-E. The orange telco is also working on offering Easy Mesh and WiFi 6 solutions in the future.
The penalty to replace or repair the router costs RM180 for the 100Mbps and 500Mbps plans, and it’s RM500 for the 1Gbps option.
50% off promo for existing customers
To be entitled to the 50% off promo for the first two years, you will need to be a subscriber of an eligible U Mobile Postpaid line. To enjoy the 100Mbps plan at RM64.50/month, you need to be on U Mobile’s GX68, P79, P99 and P139 plan. To enjoy the 500Mbps plan for RM99.50/month, it is applicable on the P79, P99 and P139 plan. Meanwhile, the 50% off promo for 1Gbps (RM149.50/month) is only available if you’re on the P99 and P139 postpaid plans. On top of that, you also enjoy the first-month bill for free if you sign up by 16th December 2021 and activate the broadband by 15th January 2022.
At the moment, U Mobile’s Home Fibre Broadband service is only offered within Allo coverage areas. This includes selected residential areas in Melaka, Cyberjaya, Perak and Kedah as a pilot. The plans are currently only offered to new and existing U Mobile subscriptions and they plan to open it up to non-U Mobile customers soon.
For more info, visit U Mobile’s Home Fibre Broadband page.