TmNet 2Mbps/4Mbps Package is Now Nationwide

It seems that TmNet has finally launched their expensive and overpriced 2Mbps and 4Mbps service nationwide in West Malaysia. Well that means for those of you who are carving for 2Mbps or 4Mbps package. Now you have a choice. This is the official announcement which I am cutting and pasting it from here

Kindly be informed that Streamyx 2Mbps & 4Mbps (HSI) is available NATIONWIDE. The HSI packages will be available in selected location (where IPDSLAM resides). Service also will be provisioned based on outcome from technical testing at the point of installation. Packages that available in the system are as per below:
· Streamyx 2.0M (Streamyx Combo) – RM140
· Streamyx 4.0M (Streamyx Combo) – RM160

Firstly , we all do know that streamyx is overpriced and its congested as in a sense that bandwidth is being shared. TMNet also thorttles large bulk traffic such as BitTorrent and even YouTube traffic. From what I’ve heard from a guy who is with TM is that , this packages aren’t capped per username and at DSLAM (like your 512Kbps/1Mbps) , whereby its capped in DSLAM (aka the port) itself. This would be an advantage if you could get persuade the technician to cap at a higher speed. I was told that for 2Mbps package (if the line is good) , you could get capped at 2-3.5 Mbps – meaning that you’ll enjoy a faster speed and as for 4Mbps , you can get it capped up to 8Mbps. It depends how you deal with it
As for are there any differences and is it worth to upgrade. I’l lleave that up to you , read my first part of how to troubleshoot your connection here to check if your line is okay and then ask yourself if you’re sharing the connection with a lot of people or are you a heavy downloader. Most importantly , are you willing to pay for it. The quality of the service is remarkably questionable .
Nevertheless , I’ve signed up for 4Mbps and I’ll let you know the outcome if I am sucessful or not and if possible to see if I can get capped at a higher speed (and if the hypothesis holds true) !

Kudos to Malaysian Government !

First and foremost you should click on this url (Source : The Star)and read the complete article. I’m proud to say for once they have listened to the voices of rakyats (Citizens). Its a good thing that telcos fined RM 50 million for short-changing consumers. As we all know at most of our ISPs in Malaysia are contract based , meaning that you’ll have to sign up for a 12 months contract or 24 months contract. Suppose if their services starts to degenerate over time , its going to be hard for us consumers to ‘escape’ from their bond. There is no way for us to say ‘I’ve had enough with your service’. But thankfully for once our government did something benefited the rakyat (Kudos). On top of that to share more , today (on the 20th of August 2008) ,another shocking revealing for you guys – thats right Mr Darshan and The Secretary-general Federation of Malaysian Consumer Associations (Fomca) ,Muhammad Sha’ani Abdullah said that Government should publicise the fine. Its a good thing for me as consumers such as us can get to know what were their wrong doings and by doing this , the ISPs should be ashamed and instead of just thinking about making profit , try to do something that benefits the consumers. Come up with higher speed plans and new plans for gamers , heavy downloaders and the regular surfers instead of just 1 Plan !