Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Best deal to buy original Samsung Galaxy Tab in Malaysia

Samsung Galaxy Tab is a 7" tablet computer, smaller than the 9" Apple iPad and larger than the 5" Dell Streak,  with full phone feature and dual camera.


It was first officially introduced to Malaysia by Maxis with the following data plan commitment packages:
  • 12 month: RM1,849
  • 24 month: RM1,749
However, right now Maxis has already removed Samsung Galaxy Tab from their range of bundled smart phone packages.

Beside Maxis, Digi is selling it with the following data plan commitment packages:
  • 12 month: RM1,849
  • 24 month: RM1,599
And before 28 January 2011, Celcom is selling it with the following data plan commitment packages:
  • 12 month: RM1,738
  • 18 month: RM1,668
After 28 January 2011, now Celcom has reduced its price to:
  • 12 month: RM1,568
  • 18 month: RM1,498
SenQ is also selling Samsung Galaxy Tab. Although the price is slightly higher, you don't need to tie up with any data plan, and you can use your credit card to pay by installment. There is also extended warranty period up to 3 years. The current price:
  • Non-Citibank member: RM2,199 (free RM50 Chinese New Year voucher)
  • Citibank credit card: RM2,099
Therefore, right now the best deal to buy original Samsung Galaxy Tab in Malaysia seems to be:
  • RM1,498 with Celcom Exec 50 + mBasic 1GB data plan (18 month contract period)
  • RM2,099 in SenQ, pay by Citibank credit card (no need data plan commitment, 3 years warranty, 36 months installment period)
Recently, Celcom and Digi has signed a partnership to share their telco infrastructure. Therefore, we can expect that either you are with Celcom or with Digi, the 2G/2.5G/3G data service quality and availability will be the same after this sharing of telco infrastructure.

8 comments:

samsung tablet pc said... Reply To This Comment

Excellent information and these tablets are available at an optimum price. Thanks

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

can I use The sim card from Celcom boardband modem in Galaxy Tab ?

Voyager8 said... Reply To This Comment

@Anonymous

I think should be no problem.

But with that SIM card, you are not able to make phone call and SMS, as it is just for internet access only.

Voyager8 said... Reply To This Comment

As of today, the price of Samsung Galaxy Tab has further reduced to as follow.

Maxis: discontinued.

Digi (SmartPlan) @ RM68/month (data only):
12 months: RM1,199
24 months: RM949

Celcom (Exec + mBasic) @ (RM50+RM38)/month:
12 months: RM1,118
18 months: RM1,048

SenQ and Senheng:
Non-Citibank: RM1,599
Citibank credit card: RM1,549 (RM43.03 x 36 months EPP)

So the best deal now seems to be either Celcom 12 months or SenQ/Senheng Citibank 36 months EPP.

chunglern said... Reply To This Comment

FYI. Just sharing...

http://www.mudah.my/SamSung+Galaxy+Tab+16gb+3G+WIFI+12+Mth+Warranty-9542947.htm

http://www.mudah.my/Sansung+Galaxy+Tab+P1000+Wifi+3G+ORI+SET-9400941.htm

Princess said... Reply To This Comment

how to know genuine samsung galaxy tab?

khadijah zahra said... Reply To This Comment

good info! as if i choose tablet that can make phone call and want to use my broadband sim card along, it that mean that tablet have dual sim card slot?

Voyager8 said... Reply To This Comment

@khadijah zahra

There is only single sim card slot in Samsung Galaxy Tab.

If your mobile plan include GPRS/EDGE/3G/HSDPA data plan, you can use it to access Internet. You can also use it to act as Wifi AP for other computer to access Internet with it.

If your mobile plan doesn't include the data plan, you can still access Internet by connecting to a Wifi, or via USB connection to a computer that connected to the Internet.

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