DiGi, being the sole network provider that has the Nexus 4, is being quite happily pricing the phone as they like. Unfortunately, not many consumers like their plans. To make it seem more appealing, they have kept expanding the range of plans they offer.
Currently, they offer 5 options:
1. RM1499 + RM68 x 24 – RM25 x 24 (rebate) – Two years contract of RM68
– Total = RM2531
2. RM1499 + RM68 – No contract (but a penalty will be imposed if cancel within 3 months)
– Total = RM1703 (calculate for 3 months only)
3. RM1499 + RM88 x 24 – RM25 x 24 (rebate) – Two years contract of RM88
– Total = RM3011
4. RM1499 + RM88 – No contract (but a penalty will be imposed if cancel within 3 months)
– Total = RM1763 (calculate for 3 months only)
5. RM499 + RM148 x 24 – Two years contract of RM148
– Total = RM4051
* Note: RM68 and RM88 plans come with data only (5GB and 8GB respectively) while the RM148 plan comes with 3GB data and RM80 worth of calls and SMS.
Personally, all the plans are still unattractive to me. The pricing is still high and the RM1499 is a supposed RM150 rebate. I’d rather get one off contract. Superbuy has it listed at RM1599 but it still says “Coming Soon”.
IPMart has some available but its going for RM1749 for the 16GB model and it comes with 1 month IPMart warranty. If you’re desperate, I’d prefer to get the one from Lelong.com.my retailer directd which goes for RM1699 for the 16GB model and comes with 2 years directd warranty.
For myself, I’m a little undecided between getting the Nexus 4 or waiting for the Xperia Z/ZL when it launches.
Oh, and if you haven’t heard, there’s supposed to be a white Nexus 4 coming soon.