Digi Broadband

If you are looking for Digi Broadband review, kindly refer to “New Digi broadband” Service. Below article are base on Digi Edge Broadband Service which started on year 2004, this service still available, mostly provide the coverage for those area without 3G broadband services.

This is the 1st time I made some review on Malaysian telco broadband service. So far there are 3 famous telco (mobile telco) which is Digi, Maxis, and Celcom…

Why I put Digi 1st? because I am Digi Supporter 🙂 , and this post I going to show my experience on their Broadband.

Few day back, my boss has subscribe Digi Broadband service and the package are quite interesting, Only RM139/month, you will get a free Compaq Laptop, a PDA, and Digi Broadband service. This package last for 2 contract if not mistaken.

his package include a data module, so-called modem, sim card are insert in this device.

So for the speed not so good, I tested with few server in several location, mostly 90 to 110 kb/s only

Penang Data Center

KL Data Center

Singapore Data Center

China Data Center

New York Data Center

I have made few location within asia and europe too, the speed are not so nice, since it is EDGE only and not 3G, when I do browsing, only 2 browser I can open, and some more need to wait around 10 to 20 second to load a page.

My 2 cent
This service are portable and only for those people who need internet while traval, not recommend to for home use.

Update March 2009: Latest New Digi Broadband Using HSPA Technology launch at 19 March 2009

39 Responses to “Digi Broadband”

  1. LegendChew October 18, 2007 at 11:41 pm #

    Wow!! Thanks for showing me the speed on DiGi EDGE. I was addicted to their promotion of free laptop and mobile. Luckily I didn’t sign up for this, the line is too slow. I feel much better with 3G celcom. 😀

  2. TenthOfMarch October 19, 2007 at 4:41 am #

    I wanted to subscribe Digi Broadband too. Then I tested their speed at one of their roadshows. Damn bloody slow. Just slightly faster than dialup and we were in full coverage area.

  3. calvyn October 19, 2007 at 9:37 am #

    last time i consider before, but the EDGE card are too expensive, around MYR 700- 900… now i cheaper, but the speed really just for “kids”

    some time it will drop tp GPRS instead of EDGE

  4. yung . October 19, 2007 at 10:45 am #

    What about Celcom 3G and Maxis wiresless broadband? I’ve been wanting to subscribe celcom 3g but the price of the data-module is really killing.. -.-

  5. Kesh October 19, 2007 at 12:02 pm #

    Even Maxis and Celcom providing the same service all of them for same price RM139. Isn’t is expensive?

    Another iCalvyn, how do I apply for Malaysian Technology Blogs? Being a tech blog, I also want my contents being available in Malaysian Technology Blogs network feed. Could you help me?

    Thanks

  6. LegendChew October 19, 2007 at 5:38 pm #

    Actually you can buy a mobile to act as modem for your 3G. Get v3xx for 3.6mbps connection speed cheaper(around rm700) than the Huawei broadband (around rm900). Enjoy!!

  7. Kitkat October 19, 2007 at 6:10 pm #

    Aiyah… stick to the best broadband in malaysia. Streamix lar… kakakaka…
    Ei, you mentioned in my blog you got place to buy DVD cheap… can guide me where ar?
    http://www.kongtechnology.com/2007/09/29/watch-prison-break-24-and-lost-for-free/

  8. Wing Loon October 21, 2007 at 1:32 pm #

    I am also a DiGi EDGE subscriber for 6 months before my house have land line (Telekom Malaysia). I need Internet badly so I have to subscribe to DiGi EDGE because it is the cheapest at that time RM 99/month. Their service at my house I can get is GPRS and sometime EDGE. So, I can’t complaint much about their service. But now, I have Streamyx.

    But now I am using Celcom Broadband too…just wanna try out their service. I am not bound to any contract. I can terminate anytime. The monthly charges is RM 68/month. The speed is OK.

    I would like to try Maxis Wireless Broadband but I have asked and they have contract of 18 months if I still can remember correctly, 🙂

  9. bryan October 24, 2008 at 8:42 am #

    So which one offer better deal? guide me pls..

  10. calvyn October 24, 2008 at 7:27 pm #

    bryan >
    You can go to digi or celcom, for sure, celcom 3G definitely will faster then digi edge.

    But 1 serious thing, don’t go for maxis, you will sure regret

  11. kim meng February 2, 2009 at 4:02 pm #

    can i know how much for digi broadband??

  12. calvyn February 2, 2009 at 4:19 pm #

    The price for current package is RM66/month with unlimited access

  13. Sharanjit Singh June 19, 2009 at 3:03 am #

    i been using digi broadband for few months… very happy with their coverage and also speed.. eventhough most area only got edge but way better than maxis and celcom 3g… i experience maxis n celcom speed can drop even below 100kb but digi edge still maintain at 200kb even in centre of town or remote area… those area got 3g coverage im getting speed above 1mb all the time so far… this is the best service i ever experience for mobile broadband… those looking for stability as mobile broadband i would really advice go for digi. for house only if your area got 3g signal

  14. Ennie June 25, 2009 at 12:16 pm #

    Maxis is crappy! shld be named “max-shit”.i am going to terminate my subscription. damn, have to pay 200 bucks for handling fee, minus of course the current billing charges. i love dowloading and watching videos online. can someone pls suggests which one shld i pick, Digi broadband or Celcom broadband? thanks

  15. muhamad nazifi June 28, 2009 at 12:35 pm #

    bangi got 3g signal??i’m afraid if i used digi broadband in bangi had no coverage….

  16. Jimisan July 10, 2009 at 12:18 pm #

    I hope someone can help me on this one. My friend bought a Virgin Broadband Modem which can detect Celcom 3G, Digi Edge, Maxis Edge. It has no problem connecting to Celcom 3G if the signal is strong. But in certain area, while the 3G signal is weak, it drops to GPRS connection which sucks. So in areas where 3G is weak, we tried using Digi/Maxis data card. The modem can detect both(EDGE) but cannot auto connect. I guess, it should be the setting problem. Can anyone help?

  17. chrystle December 3, 2009 at 11:05 pm #

    Digi broadband is SLOW like a shit!!!!
    Very ubstable and slower than dial-up line most of the time, esp in night!!! if u considering to subscribe it, i advise u to think twice abt it, dun regret after that, like me!!!!!!!!!!

  18. calvyn December 4, 2009 at 6:21 pm #

    hi Chrystle, Where is your area?

  19. chrystle December 6, 2009 at 7:53 pm #

    In PJ section 14, the advertisment of DIGI broadband is so big near my house, but i really cant expect that the connection is so BAD!! Really disappointed on it!!! this few days even worse, always at 0.00kbps, then disconnect itself. Else, the speed is less than 10 kbps…

  20. Eddie December 23, 2009 at 10:09 pm #

    I last time use digi unlimited data plan.. 66. . Connection ok ok. . But sometimes sucks. . But i owe digi for 25x . . Damn. . For 2month digi didnt send bill to my house. . 3rd month it come with 1st notification at rm18x that time i having exam. . And digi terminate my line. . I think.. Nvm i pay when i drop by digi center.. On next month. . It increase to 25x and say 3rd notification. . I dont even get 2nd notification. . And the silly digi already terminate my line but still charge. .i didnt sign contract also. . Fed up and haven pay the bill. . This situation same as streamyx that my friend get. .

  21. man December 25, 2009 at 4:53 am #

    im digi suppoter but really disapointed with digi connection bcause always disconnected…download is better than celcom 3G….

  22. calvyn December 25, 2009 at 10:18 am #

    I just started to use my Digi Broadband, download speed is faster then slowmyx, but the browsing speed, is about same with slowmyx… some time when peak hour, like 7pm onward, the speed become very slow… no choice I have to switch back to my slowmyx

  23. pff1991 March 4, 2010 at 11:30 pm #

    the celcom net more suck..5G including de USAGE..Fuck this company..every month rm68…better go use streamyx..

  24. Tony March 16, 2010 at 4:50 pm #

    Digi broadband sucks. I have tried many places.
    Puchong area (near putra prima) – EDGE and line very unstable. Slower than dial up and constantly get disconnected. – SUCKS big time
    80% of time, can’t connect to internet.

    Subang Airport – Got EDGE/GPRS coverage but can’t connect to internet. Better use free McD wireless internet. (buy an ice cream and ask for password)

    Terengganu – GPRS all the time. Slow and gets disconnected itself all the time. I think better use dial up.

    The only place i found it is working is near KLCC area. HSPDA connection but near my office already, don’t bother to use Digi internet. Office internet connection – 10x faster….

  25. Din March 21, 2010 at 2:49 am #

    Hi Calvyn, i think most of our friends here were experiencing a disconnected fever by Digi Broadband. I stayed in Kinrara and summoned that few times my signal lost and disconnected. I just wanted to know what was really happen with the connection from your IT point of view? Is it because of the line coverage or the traffic? pls specified in your technical overview..Thanks bro.

  26. gman March 24, 2010 at 7:47 pm #

    I have an advice to all out there who wish to subscribe to digi broadband…. Avoid it at all cost!!

    I subscribed the service about three months ago. First month was good. Got HSDPA signal most of the time and very few disconnect.

    Now 95% of the time cannot get HSDPA signal. Always downgrade my connection to EDGE. I don’t mind that if EDGE can give me 100KBPS download speed but digi EDGE is even slower that 56K modem! Even google search page also take ages to load! Somemore keep on disconnecting like nobody business!

    My area is Pusat Bandar Puchong.

    I was a digi supporter until now. Go to hell digi. Broadband done right my foot!

    I made up my mind to terminate this useless service. My brother’s U mobile works like a charm. I will subscribe U mobile after I terminate digi. Very disappointed with them. Broadband done right my foot!

  27. Carol March 25, 2010 at 6:05 pm #

    What do you think ? worth it ? Are other ISPs going to provide better soon ?

  28. Dan March 25, 2010 at 11:38 pm #

    I signup last yr on digi broadband tat time speed very good for browsing n downloadin but today after 2010….speed become slow, unstable n freq. get d/c. veri sux…. n extreme package has close down. onli current user wil able to continue wiv the service n speed of 2MBps.

  29. anwar May 23, 2010 at 8:22 pm #

    i totally agree with Dan, DG broadband are sucks, even slower than dial up. hey! DIGI management level, if you read this.. good to you know that you cheat people with your commercial break.

  30. skywater June 9, 2010 at 2:13 am #

    i just buy a DG prepaid broadband cos my sister are using it…and she say good and cheaper….so i try it 2 days already DAMN>>>>>>!…really slow and always stucks in the middle of web search…..DIGI management level, if you read this.. good to you know that you cheat people with your commercial break……even cannot open my mail and etc….SUCKS….just cheap with nothing…kindly improve…or DIGI are out of move……..

  31. calvyn June 9, 2010 at 11:26 am #

    Are your area fully coverage? I am using at my area so fast is acceptable….

  32. ksk July 9, 2010 at 2:48 pm #

    > skywater
    i agree with u in digi prepaid speed. even in my shah alam house, the downstairs is EDGE speed but after i go 2 upstairs and reconnect,it switches to HSDPA and sometimes WCDMA… what a strange situation… i think it is because limitation speed of digi prepaid (around DL 384 Kbps although the ads said Turbo3G 14.4Mbps HSPA)…

  33. william foon August 11, 2010 at 11:25 pm #

    do not subscribe it! I am using the Rm68 package! slow! and then signal not stable! after quota, I am hardly connect! and…..WTF, the digi shop lie to me! my house not under coverage! who knows the digi authorized shop will CON my money? I am damn regret as a digi loyal customer for so many years! I am in the process to switch all my mobile main line and sup line to celcom. Will try to get streamyx but no more DIGI!

  34. Razi August 22, 2010 at 11:26 am #

    speed at 700kbps? 700 my foot!! 70 yes, 700 probably in a fracture of sec. DIGI should fire all his marketing team for creating such misleading advertisement.

  35. oliver brandon john September 8, 2010 at 1:50 pm #

    sadly, i can’t connect to the internet with my DiGi Prepaid Broadband. Sometimes it can, but sometimes cannot. EDGE, GPRS also have here but still cannot connect to internet. plz send me how to solve this problem. TQ

  36. kimkaphwan November 6, 2010 at 7:58 pm #

    digi broadband sucks esp at night..stupid.. better use streamyx at home.. haiya.. tq

  37. calvyn November 8, 2010 at 11:48 am #

    usually the wireless cannot compete with the wired line… so if compare digi with the other wireless, the rest are more worst… I still stick back with slowmyx

  38. tom December 23, 2010 at 8:53 am #

    My digi broadband is getting worst!! At first, my digi broadband could reached 1.42Mbps, but now, so hard to have 100kbps .. WTF!!

  39. calvyn December 29, 2010 at 11:18 pm #

    should call them and keep complain, DG will take action one, unlike maxshit

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