Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Digi Broadband Review

This's my first time to write a review about a Tele company product. Like the motto I always uphold to, "good things must always share with people mar" ^^

Frankly speaking, I never have faith in Malaysia broadband services. Lots of my friends are using and complains never end. Slow, unstable, costly, termination fee etc ><

But this time, Digi Broadband changed my perception, totally! Digi, which owned in majority by a Norway tele corp, is doing fantastic job under CEO Johan Dennelind. In Malaysia who doesn't know about the famous Yellow Man (now known as Yellow Coverage Fellow)?

Digi launched its 3G broadband in this March. It's true that when come to wireless broadband, people tend to think of Maxis, Celcom and P1 Wimax to name a few. But believe me, Digi Broadband has the competitive advantage and let me tell you why>

Digi Broadband Done Right offers 3 packages which are Discover, Explore and Extreme. What really differentiates Digi Broadband from other rivals is Digi's honesty with its speed. Digi tells it provides an average or minimum download speed of 700Kbps, not like others UP to 3.6Mbps which in fact is quite impossible.

Discover package is only RM58 with 700Kbps download speed and 3GB usage; while Explore package is RM108 with same 700Kbps speed but larger 10GB volume. Extreme is RM188 with fast 2Mbps speed. There's NO contract, NO termination fee, No activation fees! Just pay RM58 and you can enjoy the real high speed broadband within 2 hours.

The BEST thing is, if you're a student, you'll get a FREE Digi modem which other sim cards can function normally as well. It's not like Maxis or Celcom modem which strictly available for one company.

Or, for those with own modem, you just have to pay RM53 for the RM58 Discover package; RM98 for the RM108 Explore package and RM168 for RM188 Extreme package. It'll be a relatively large amount of saving for few months time! XD

Digi Broadband Modem, actually is the Huawei modem.

Well, package sounds good. But what about SPEED? SPEED is most important! We don't want paying 100 bucks but can't even watch Youtube T.T

Digi Broadband speed is awesome! I tested the speed at around 9.00pm, 25 August 2009, which believed most of the users are online.

And the result was breathtaking! 1.07Mbs download speed, which is higher than the stated 700kbs.

Not believing, I made another try~~~

An average 100kbs download speed for a 300 Mb file, for broadband can be considered as good edi :)

Always get frustrated to wait Youtube to buffer? Just like a friend of mine from JB, subscribing Maxis Broadband RM 108 package... Youtube...ermm..well... wait 30min for a 10min clip. He's utterly dissapointed!!! Not worth the penny! T.T

For Digi, at least I don't have to wait for Youtube to buffer. It's smooth~~~

Lucrative package, considerably fast speed----- what about Coverage???

In terms of coverage, I have to say Digi is still behind Celcom and Maxis. Currently it just covers Penang and KL. Digi's CEO Dennelind said in year end Digi will double the Penang coverage and cover the whole Klang vally and major cities like Johor Bahru and Kota Kinabaru.

In Penang... well, not bad!

Another good thing is, if the area is without 3G, Digi Broadband can still run EDGE which others can't, equivalent to 2.75G and faster than the GPRS.

Most important it covers 3G in USM area... or more precisely, Bukit Gambier area, where most of the hostel students reside!

I personally tried friend's Maxis broadband there, and subscribed to Celcom before I terminated on the 5th day. Very slow and low coverage I would say in that area. P1 Wimax?? I never used before so I can't make a comment.

By investing less than RM 2 a day, we'll get high speed connection. Never worry to disconnect during the one-attempt online quizzes, tonnes of assignments and of course, Facebook! Haha

Coverage in KL. Will be fully covered in the year end.

In short, Digi Broadband really offers a whole new experience for broadband users. If you're looking for an attracting packages, fast & stable connection, Digi can be your smarter choice!

Try Digi Broadband. The Yellow Man can do awesome jobs, really! =P

Do SHARE with me your broadband experience in any location & any company.

Together let's increase the broadband penetration in Malaysia and most importantly, fight for a better internet speed cause todate, whoever rules the Internet rules the World! XD

Friday, August 21, 2009

Amazing Skylines

I simply love skylines. My adrenaline surges by just looking the bewildering array of skyscrapers. That's why I like travelling! We can actually catch a glimpse of what the city really looks like, how it works, cultures and history. Skyline speaks for the city itself. It represent the landmark, the identity.

*** This listing ranks cities by the visual impact of their skylines. It is drawn entirely from statistics in this website's database, and reflects only completed high-rise buildings as defined by the Emporis Standards Committee (ESC). This calculation does not include TV towers, masts, bridges, or other structures.

Place CityPopulationAreaBuildings²Points³
1.Hong Kong6,943,6001,053 km²7,651126,515
2.New York City8,363,710800 km²5,76837,955
3.Singapore4,351,400685 km²4,33217,334
4.Chicago2,853,114589 km²1,09817,020
5.São Paulo10,990,2491,523 km²5,64416,811
6.Seoul10,331,244616 km²2,87516,805
7.Shanghai9,145,7116,639 km²98214,681
8.Tokyo8,653,000621 km²2,68913,282
9.Bangkok7,587,8821,569 km²77912,733
10.Guangzhou6,560,5007,434 km²50110,984
11.Dubai1,241,0003,885 km²4589,825
12.Toronto2,503,281630 km²1,7658,248
13.Chongqing6,300,00082,403 km²5307,919
14.Shenzhen1,245,0002,020 km²3486,890
15.Moscow10,443,0001,081 km²2,0306,399
16.Beijing7,746,51916,808 km²8986,307
17.Kuala Lumpur1,800,674244 km²5416,158
18.Rio de Janeiro6,161,0471,261 km²2,4665,666
19.Jakarta9,341,400661 km²3874,801
20.Macao453,73321 km²5574,661

Obviously, HK, NYC and Singapore have the most highrises. To compare and rank a certain skyline, we need to take population and area into accounts. Like, Chongqing has an area of 82,4203km2 whilst KL is just 244km2. It's more accurate to compare HK and NYC which have close population and size. This's the skyline part.

To rank 'world city', we look into areas like International, first-name familiarity, participation in international events, fairly large population, international airport, advanced transportation system, international financial institutions, advanced communications infrastructure, World-renowned cultural institutions like museums, lively cultural scene and etc.

Todate, only 2 cities, New York City and London are ranked as Alpha World Cities ++, whereas Hong Kong, Paris, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing are Alpha World Cities +

My favourite skylines (random):-

HONG KONG simply the BEST

Hong Kong at night

New York City the Big @pple

Another view of Shanghai

Chongqing, China!

Metro Manila, Philipines

Asia's New York, Sydney

Seoul, the 'fastest' city in the world.

Pearl of the Orient - Penang

Tokyo tower from far

Dubai. Burj Dubai, the world tallest tower in construction!

metro KL

KL night scene

Small nation can do wonders - Singapore

In Asia, it's indisputable Hong Kong has the best skyline while Shanghai catching up fast. While others like European nations have their very unique style of skyline.

Simply just a post about my interest into skyline & city, do share with me what you think!

Monday, August 03, 2009

Blog - Under Construction

It's been ages since I last updated blog.

One month in USM has been exciting & interesting.

It's time to change a new look for this space.

Connection in my hostel is unstable, I can only online in cafe or library. Inconvenient.

Nevertheless, I'll not abandon this space. Now the blog is under construction.

Look forward for my upcoming posts!


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