Eric Cantona was a legend in Manchester United, the footballer helped the Red Giants to many championships including the coveted double, of League and FA during his time at the club. The legend is now taking a different role together with YES YTL, giving customers to get not just the double, but Double Double on savings with new postpaid and prepaid plan, aptly making everyone a champion, just like how he did.
YES, today announced a new mobile postpaid and prepaid plan on the spanking new 4G network and mind you, this is a pure LTE play, which means no 3G or 2G, 100% 4G. Explaining this on stage, CEO Wing reiterated on how current connection from operators switch lines from 3G to 4G when there’s poor coverage which can result in poor downloads, battery loss, and disruption. With YES 4G there will be no such issues.
During the commercial launch, the operator already has 85% nationwide population coverage and the first mobile operator in the country to introduce Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) capability for hi-def calls. In conjunction with the event, guests were also introduced with a new device from YES, Altitude priced at RM399, will be an affordable VoLTE phone that will be bundled together with the latest plans.
VIP’s attending the event included, Minister of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia YB Datuk Seri Panglima (Dr) Salleh Said Keruak, YTL Corporation Berhad Chairman Tan Sri Dato Seri Panglima Yeoh Tiong Lay, Tan Sri Dato (Dr) Francis Yeoh Sock Ping, top execs from Samsung, Qualcomm and Google were also at hand to support the launch.
“We believe that our new 4G LTE network will dramatically change the landscape of mobile services throughout the country with our all-IP, high capacity 4G Internet service, which supports multi-activities at the same time such as downloading or streaming movies, making calls etc. while connected to our 4G LTE network,” Tan Sri Dato’ (Dr) Francis Yeoh said.
YTL has been working with China Mobile, Samsung and Qualcomm, on its LTE network developing high quality and affordable LTE solutions products. Subscription on this service stands at 21% which the telco plans to increase to 100% within the next 2 years.
Making Affordable VoLTE Phone
In line with democratising data plans, the VoLTE phone launched were also meant to be affordable for end users pockets without compromising features. Altitude, sports a 5” HD IPS on-cell display and supports VoLTE for High Definition voice and video call quality of up to 3 times and 6 times clearer than calls made on 3G/2G networks. With dual-sim functionality it allows users the convenience in managing their SIM cards for the best data rates. The Yes Altitude comes in three colour variants – gold, white and silver. Other mobile devices with VoLTE capability due out later this year are from Lenovo, Alcatel, and Samsung, no indication on Apple phones at the moment.
Data plans announced with the device is the LTE Postpaid 88 where consumers need to pay RM70 every month and get 24GB of both 4G LTE and 4G Broadband data, unlimited Yes-to-Yes number calls and SMS, and receive the phone for free.