Tuesday, August 11, 2009

P1 Wimax vs TM Streamyx




There is always the pros and cons on both Wimax and Streamyx. Malaysian been using Streamyx since 2001. The company holds a near monopoly for Internet service in Malaysia, largely because almost all the connections in the country are owned by TM Bhd. We had no other choices but to accept Streamyx. No matter how bad the service and speed provided by Streamyx but we are still using it, still paying the monthly subscription unwillingly. However, TM Bhd will compensate if they failed to deliver their promises, nevertheless how many times will / can u complain?



Well, this long waited wimax has finally in town! However there is still no perfection. First,not everywhere coverage yet. 2ndly, apartment higher than 6th floor will have signal problem, some of them need to place the modem at the window. 3rdly, this is the funniest criteria that I ever heard, Wimax’s modem need a “fengshui” place in order to get full bar of signal! I know, you guys will gonna say “Streamyx too”. But this “fengshui” is not like once u found it, it will be the good fengshui forever. Absolutely NOT! It is after been awhile of using it at the so called “fengshui” place, u may need to switch for another good fengshui, cause the signal will suddenly go haywire. Isn’t it funny? Well, people will still prefer and accepted Wimax than Streamyx. Lastly, cloudy weather (before the heavy rain), you see signal interuption (like Astro, but of course this wimax is much better than Astro).



Since both is about the same to have this pros and cons, why are people still rather go for Wimax? Don’t forget, in order to achieve the satisfaction, you need to subscribe at least Home-Plus package (RM99 / month). If you like to play online game or download lots of movie and series, Home-Plus package may be not sufficient. Then, you may need to look for Home-Pro package, which will cost you RM199. If you ever call to their call-center, I think P1 and TM has not much different in term of customer service, both deserve the big slap!



With all these cons (many of the users knew about it), when you ask people about Wimax and Streamyx, which one will you prefer? The answer will still go to “Wimax”. Not that Wimax is good or better than Streamyx, to me, both are about the same. But why the answer will still go to “Wimax”?

9 comments:

  1. To me, I have been the faithful customers of Streamyx. Except for those times when they are down for 'upgrading' services, I have no problem in getting a connection. There is no need to hunt for the fengshui place. Imagine the hassles that you have to search for the fengshui place to get connection? I would give Wimax another few more years for them to develop their product better .... wait till then, Streamyx will still be my choice.

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  2. I also hear from friends that wimax conection keeps on breaking..but I think wimax is still in the early stage..maybe it will get better in future..
    I read in the news that high speed fiber internet is being tested in trenngganu..hope it is suceessful..than the whole of malaysia can enjoy high speed internet..

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  3. I'm trying to change my connection to wimax
    I think it's quite worth

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  4. Trust me P1 Wimax is sucks.....

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  5. For the guy who left the comment on my blog and said is going to try. Worth to try, cause they r willing to accept the return in 7days. So, did u do it? Or u still stick with Wimax?

    If u have not yet sign up, then u better sign up now to get the "Sudah Potong rebate".

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  7. streamyx 5mb service is coming its abount 10 tim es faster than wimax

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  8. wimax is currently faster than streamyx but has a poor line quality

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  9. Already installed Streamyx 5mb (Unify)! Cool! I download 2 sets of series (25 episode per set) in one day!

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