Prepaid Mobile Virtual Network Service (MVNO) provider speakOUT today unveiled a series of extremely attractive prepaid packages and prepaid phone bundles along with an exciting new rebranding exercise that sees the addition of a tagline ‘Dare to Speak‘ to the brand that is more evocative of their mission to enable new users to enjoy affordable calls and data.
As part of the new branding exercise, speakOUT launched a unique tourist oriented Tourist Pack that offers a prepaid talktime of RM5 and whopping 100GB of high-speed data for 7 days. Texts are charged at 20 sen and voice calls at a rate of 15 sen/30 seconds for 20 selected countries. Additional data is charged at 10 sen per megabyte. In the unlikely event that you manage to max out all that data, you can purchase supplementary add-on packs that can extend your data and validity starting from RM30 for 5GB and 14 days of extra validity. The Tourist Prepaid card retails for RM50.
Another package, dubbed the prepaid SIM pack offers RM2 in talktime and 500MB of high-speed data with a 30-day validity. Calls are rated at 8 sen/30 seconds with 5 sen per SMS and 10 sen per megabyte. Like the Tourist prepaid, you can top up your data and calls with add-on packages like the Vox15 top-up that adds 50 minutes worth of calls and 100 SMS to your account to the ValueSurf48 package for RM48 that adds 3.5GB of data to your quota. The speakOUT prepaid SIM retails for RM16.
The SIM packages and their associated add-ons can be purchased at any 7-Eleven outlets nationwide.
The launch also saw speakOUT unveil six special phone bundles that combine a phone along with a speakOUT FreeLoad SIM card worth RM50 for new users to immediately get started right off the bat.
The cheapest of the lot is the speakOUT S16 feature phone that crams a 2.8-inch QVGA display, a rear VGA camera, 32MB RAM and 32MB ROM along with a microSD card slot and 1000mAh battery into a candybar style form factor for RM119.
Also retailing for the same price is the FLIPPI1 which comes in a vintage clamshell casing which serves up a 2.4-inch, 240 x 320 pixel display, a rear VGA camera, 32MB of RAM and 32MB ROM along with dual SIM card slots. The FLIPPI1 also retails for RM119.
If you’re keen on something more contemporary, the Gomax Infinite G4 smartphone comes in a classic smartphone design which blends a 5-inch WVGA touchscreen with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor running Android Kit Kat 4.4.2 out of the box with 512MB RAM and 4GB of expandable memory. The 1,300mAh battery offers 150 hours of standby time while the rear sports a 2-MP camera with a flash along with a front-facing 1.3-MP selfie cam. The Gomax Infinite G4 also has dual SIM dual SIM standby functionality for RM199.
Next up is the rather interestingly named Ding Ding SK1 Plus phone that comes with a 4.5-inch FWVGA display, 1.3GHz quad-core processor running Android Lollipop, 1GB RAM, 16GB of expandable memory and a 1,750mAh battery. The rear comes with 5-MP camera while the front comes with a 2-MP camera for selfies. The Ding Ding SK1 Plus clocks in at RM299.
The most powerful speakOUT phone available in a bundle is the ZTE Blade V6 that comes with a 5-inch 720p display, a 1.3GHz quad-core processor running Android Lollipop, 2GB RAM and 16GB of expandable memory via a SIM card slot. The rear comes with a 13-MP camera with dual-tone flash while a 5-MP secondary camera is placed up front. A 2,200mAh battery keeps the ZTE Blade powered for a good 440 hours or so of standby time and 7 or so hours of talk time. Inclusive of the RM50 FreeLoad SIM, the ZTE Blade V6 retails for RM749.