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isarahim
21-06-2008, 07:54 PM
Anyone tried iZZi broadband? Any good?

....desperately looking for alternatives for this useless streamyx....

BTK
21-06-2008, 08:31 PM
Once heard my colleague using it and did complain about the speed. occasionally. It really depends where you're at. No guarantee on the bandwidth. You need to check with the service provider on the coverage as I understand it is not extensive. Would be nice if they can give a short trial period.

SuddenlySusan
21-06-2008, 09:54 PM
try it out - it's mobile - follows you wherever you go. speedwise, it's averaging ard 150kbps

kwchang
21-06-2008, 11:05 PM
As I had said somewhere before (you had probably missed it), do check out HSDPA which is actually 3.5G. I am not sure about other telcos but Celcom is providing this service - they call it Celcom Broadband and available thru the usual Celcom shops or the BlueCube outlets.

However, the modem is not free (around RM400+), it should be better than the wireless networks being pushed by the other telcos because the others run on 3G at best. My colleague uses it and I had tried a download once on it and saw its download speed varied between normal slow dialup speed to speeds beyond wired streamyx. As with all wireless systems, your speed is dependant on users in the same region.

3.5G is available near urban areas hence you are able to access your internet anywhere you get a good cell-phone connection. I like this freedom and speed but am still waiting for WiMax or at least for the modem and service prices to come down.

HAN2
22-06-2008, 07:22 AM
I like this freedom and speed but am still waiting for WiMax or at least for the modem and service prices to come down.
How much is the cost of the modem, installation fees and monthly subscription?

Kittycat
22-06-2008, 08:24 AM
As I had said somewhere before (you had probably missed it), do check out HSDPA which is actually 3.5G. I am not sure about other telcos but Celcom is providing this service - they call it Celcom Broadband and available thru the usual Celcom shops or the BlueCube outlets.

However, the modem is not free (around RM400+), it should be better than the wireless networks being pushed by the other telcos because the others run on 3G at best. My colleague uses it and I had tried a download once on it and saw its download speed varied between normal slow dialup speed to speeds beyond wired streamyx. As with all wireless systems, your speed is dependant on users in the same region.

3.5G is available near urban areas hence you are able to access your internet anywhere you get a good cell-phone connection. I like this freedom and speed but am still waiting for WiMax or at least for the modem and service prices to come down.

I'm using Celcom broadband service - most of the time, it's good (for light users). I'm paying RM68 monthly & it's convenient. I didn't buy the modem tho coz I'm using my N95 as one. But I still think Streamyx better.

blurrman
22-06-2008, 09:01 AM
Anyone tried iZZi broadband? Any good?

....desperately looking for alternatives for this useless streamyx....

hi,

currently none of the wireless provider will be able to replace streamyx in terms of speed and functionality.

unless u are in area where there is no streamyx coverage, or area Mxs provider monopolized, u should stick to this useless streamyx at the moment.

ginaphan
22-06-2008, 01:16 PM
Heard good things about it but their coverage is limited. If you are in Klang Valley all the time, I guess it's ok. I travel a lot and may not be in the city area all the time, so it's not for me.

The good thing is that after a few initial months, you can go on a prepaid arrangements and then you can top up as and when you need. So, if you are going to be away for a month or two, you can save instead of having to pay for the monthly charge regardless of the volume of use.

I'm waiting to see how their network develops before subscribing. Don't want to be caught like the megaTV and Astro situation.

masmot
22-06-2008, 02:16 PM
digi edge is not bad actually if u r not a heavy user or downloader. streamyx is currently the best option (without the best service).

johndee
22-06-2008, 04:00 PM
3.5G is available near urban areas hence you are able to access your internet anywhere you get a good cell-phone connection. I like this freedom and speed but am still waiting for WiMax or at least for the modem and service prices to come down.I dont think Celcom 3.5G is available in USJ at least not in USJ 11. I have been using Celcom 3G for long time now via datacard and initially the speed was good as there were not many subscribers back then. Now i find the service sucks as do Maxis 3.5G which i tried for trial period of a week. Celcom 3.5G is available in certain area in PJ as i have managed to use it while in that area but i dont not notice much difference in speed. Stremyx 1.0MB is still faster from user experience.

tohca
22-06-2008, 10:51 PM
Anyone tried iZZi broadband? Any good?

....desperately looking for alternatives for this useless streamyx....
I am using it and am happy with it. It's almost 5 months now and still going good. :thumb:

kwchang
23-06-2008, 02:24 AM
I'm using Celcom broadband service - most of the time, it's good (for light users). I'm paying RM68 monthly & it's convenient. I didn't buy the modem tho coz I'm using my N95 as one. But I still think Streamyx better.If you checked the Celcom adverts you will find 2 broadband services - Broadband Basic and Broadband Advance. I believe at your subscription rate without the modem, you are on Basic which is just the very basic 384 Kbps. The one I was talking about is the Advance which is supposed to give 3.6 Mbps but we know you cannot get the maximum advertised, but at times you may get it to exceed the 1Mbps of streamyx.

By the way, I am not working for or hold shares in Celcom ;)

twohands
23-06-2008, 08:50 AM
i am using izzi. perhaps you can read my posting in the thread i linked below:

http://www.usj.com.my/bulletin/upload/showthread.php?p=304673#post304673

fRaNkY
23-06-2008, 08:58 AM
How much is the cost of the modem, installation fees and monthly subscription?

The one I am using have no installation fees. It comes with a Huawei PCMCIA card. I have since upgrade to a USB card and if you want Celcom Broadband, just subscribe the service (get a sim card) and if u want the PCMCIA card pm me :D If I am not wrong the monthly is RM68, I got a staff RM50 from a friend.

Tried it in JB.. no problemo :D