In case you didn’t know, Connectme is a satellite-based broadband service that boasts 100% coverage throughout Malaysia. This is an alternative internet option for places that are not covered by fibre and 4G coverage. After the MCO, it appears that Connectme has increased its subscription fee and the cost of installation has also gone up by a lot.
The entry-level Connectme @ Home Super plan that comes with 60GB of quota now costs RM198/month which is an increase of RM100 per month. If you need more data, there’s now a Supreme option with 100GB of data that’s going for RM298/month.
As a comparison, the 60GB plan was previously priced at RM98/month and if you need unlimited, the ultimate plan was previously offered for RM138/month. Unfortunately, the Ultimate option with unlimited quota is currently not available.
Apart from subscription fees, the installation cost has also gone up significantly from RM300 to RM700 in West Malaysia, and RM600 to RM1,200 for East Malaysia. Do note that the installation might cost more if your location is more than 30km away from the nearest town or city. The plans are tied to a 24-month contract.
Connectme’s satellite broadband service boasts download speeds of up to 25Mbps. Since it is satellite-based, the latency is significantly higher at over 500ms. While the advantage of satellite broadband is having the widest coverage, the technology is still susceptible to weather conditions. For more info, you can check out Connectme’s website.
Source: Soya Cincau