After months of contemplation, I finally decided to ditch Maxis broadband and give U Mobile a try instead. After my nightmare with Celcom a couple of years ago, I signed up for the cheapest Maxis broadband plan available then, mainly because it had a stronger signal connection and it served my sole purpose of blogging and uploading photos at home.
However, the main reason why I terminated my Maxis plan is because of its inconsistency of connection speeds. See the three images below, tested within 30 mins of each other!
So, the other day, I decided to stop by the friendly neighbourhood U Mobile shop in a mall I was strolling in and enquired about their service and coverage.
Me: Can you check if U Broadband has coverage in my housing area?
U Girl: (after a few clicks) Yes, we have relatively good coverage there.
Me: What’s the speed of U broadband like?
U Girl: Up to 7.2 Mbps download..
Me: Can I check the download speed from the PC terminal you are using now?
U Girl: Oh, sorry….we are using TM line here…
Okayyyy….braving myself to dismiss their usage of TM as a blip, I checked out their promotional packages, which was really attractive:
On paper, it’s definitely CHEAPER than the Maxis plan I was paying. In addition, they had a current promo that says if I take the RM68/month plan with 5GB quota, I will be given a rebate of RM20 for the first five months. There was also the 7-day risk-free guarantee in case I didn’t like the connection speed or service. Problem was I had to make a trip to its main service centre in Berjaya Times Square to get my money back.
Anyway, I wasn’t too worried about that. I was more intrigued if U Mobile broadband was any FASTER?
Upon sign up, I had to wait for more than 24 hours before my line was officially registered. In my heart, I could only think of the one-day loss in my 7-day risk free guarantee clause. Sigh.
When I logged on, I immediately performed a series of speed tests over the next couple of days, and these were my surprising results:
I must say I was thoroughly impressed with the connection speeds U Mobile gave me. I think I shall definitely stick with this new service provider for some time.