It’s “Double Double” Savings with New Yes 4G LTE Plans and Yes Altitude 4G LTE Smartphone
Kuala Lumpur (30 June 2016) — Consumers across Malaysia can now experience blazing fast Internet data speeds as Yes commercially launched its 4G LTE services with an impressive 85% nationwide population coverage. The 4G brand under YTL Communications is also the first mobile operator in the country to introduce Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) capability for high-definition, crystal clear calls. At the same time, the exclusive Yes Altitude was unveiled as the most affordable VoLTE smartphone in the Malaysian market, allowing more consumers to access high speed LTE internet with high-quality devices.
The Minister of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia YB Datuk Seri Panglima (Dr) Salleh Said Keruak officiated the launch of the all-new Yes 4G LTE network and Yes Altitude smartphone, along with YTL Corporation Berhad Chairman YBhg Tan Sri Dato Seri Panglima Yeoh Tiong Lay, YTL Corporation Berhad Managing Director YBhg Tan Sri Dato (Dr) Francis Yeoh Sock Ping, YTL Communications Executive Directors YBhg Dato’ Yeoh Seok Hong and YBhg Yeoh Soo Keng, as well as Chief Executive Officer Wing K. Lee.
“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.
Tan Sri Dato’ (Dr) Francis Yeoh added, “Over the past year, whilst building our LTE network, we have been working with the best of best in the industries such as Samsung, Qualcomm, China Mobile, Google and Elitecore Technologies to develop innovative, high quality and affordable LTE solutions and products, in line with the Government’s focus on broadband coverage, speed and affordability. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our business partners for making this day a reality.”
“LTE subscription in Malaysia currently stands at 21% only. The Government is, therefore, pleased that YTL has launched its new 4G LTE network with VoLTE. With this launch, I hope that LTE subscription will be increased to 100% within the next 2 years as all Malaysians will have access to faster Internet and better call quality at very affordable prices,” Datuk Seri Panglima (Dr) Salleh Said Keruak shared.
CEO of YTL Communications Wing K Lee enthused about building the most advanced 4G LTE network on top of the existing Yes 4G Broadband network that has reached a nationwide footprint in Malaysia. “From day one, we aimed to provide affordable high-speed Internet access to all Malaysians. We started the journey with 4G Mobile Broadband and now have taken the next major step to deploy 4G LTE nationally and taken the leadership position to launch the country’s first VoLTE service. We are proud to fully utilize the 80MHz of 4G spectrum allocated to us to do good for the country, so that customers in rural towns will access the same 4G service as those in the cities. We are proud to have closed the digital divide and to help Malaysia leapfrog to a high income economy,” he said.
Wing K Lee added, “We also wanted to make sure that we can let all Malaysians have access to devices to tap into the power of our Yes 4G LTE network. Our Yes Altitude is designed to provide users with access to LTE Internet without having to spend a premium phone price.”
The Yes Altitude is a full-fledged 4G VoLTE smartphone for seamless mobile LTE connectivity. The phone sports a 5″ HD IPS on-cell display and also 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. Its dual-sim functionality allows users the convenience and flexibility in managing their SIM cards for the best data rates and best voice call rates in the market. With a recommended retail price of RM399 (inclusive of 6% GST); it is the lowest priced VoLTE phone in Malaysia. The Yes Altitude comes in three colour variants – gold, white and silver.
At launch, Wing K Lee also revealed the latest Yes LTE postpaid plans featuring double data quota of 4G LTE and 4G Broadband in one seamless plan at the most competitive prices. Whether consumers prefer to have more 4G LTE data for high-speed Internet on-the-go, or more 4G Broadband data for home or office use, the range of new Yes LTE plans caters to all mobile Internet user needs.
Among the Yes LTE plans, consumers can check out the Yes Altitude Bundle with LTE Postpaid 88. Consumers who sign up for this plan will just need to pay RM70 every month to enjoy 24GB of both 4G LTE and 4G Broadband data, unlimited Yes-to-Yes number calls and SMS, and get the Yes Altitude phone for free.
For LTE plan sign-ups, consumers can visit any Yes Store, Yes Exclusive Retail Partner or authorized Yes dealer across Malaysia. Alternatively, they can visit the Yes Online Store here for more information.