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YES! Free Phone Calls and SMS!

   
Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh giving a presentation.

Kuala Lumpur, March 4, 2011

Yes, the Fastest 4G Mobile Internet Service with Voice, powered by YTL, took its vision of a fully converged mobile network a step further today with the launch of two new voice-enabled 4G devices into the market – Yes Zoom and Buzz.  Along with the new 4G devices, Yes also launched two new innovative service plans – Yes Valuepacks, that offer subscribers up to 250 minutes of voice calls and 250 text messages a month for free to all networks nationwide.

In the three short months since the official launch, Yes has already achieved a tremendous following with over 100,000 active subscribers. It has also made significant progress as it now spans the length of the North-South Expressway – the country’s longest highway – providing the fastest mobile broadband coverage for travellers, giving them ease of access to the Internet that is not only speedy but also highly reliable. Also, last week, Yes launched its sales network in Penang, its first major market outside Klang Valley. With the launch, Penang will also become the home to the first Yes Store in the Northern region, which will open in April this year.

“Now that Malaysia’s most powerful 4G network is available nationwide, we are actively making the access to our network even more affordable so that Yes can serve as a powerful platform to enable positive change in our country,” said Tan Sri (Dr.) Francis Yeoh, Managing Director, YTL Corporation Bhd and Executive Chairman, YTL Communications Sdn Bhd.

Highlighting the rising trend in mobile data demand, Tan Sri (Dr.) Francis Yeoh commented that the effectiveness of apps like mobile video conferencing is highly dependent on bandwidth.  Demonstrating the power of the Yes 4G network, he added, “I am happy to announce that Yes 4G mobile internet could offer more than power FaceTime and fulfil Steve Jobs’ vision for this innovative built-in video conferencing feature on his iPhone4.  We have built a mobile network precisely to give power, speed and mobility to iPhone and Google’s Android users. We come at a time when many 3G networks are openly admitting that they are buckling under the strain of the massive mobile data that smart apps are forcing upon them. We invite Yes customers to watch movies, download data and even video chat whilst going up and down the North-South Highway to experience the power of our network for themselves.”

The Yes Valuepacks, unveiled at the launch will help customers save up to 50% in what they will spend on when compared to similar offerings that are currently available in the market. Priced at RM68 and RM150 with 3.5GB and 10GB of data respectively, the added appeal of these plans comes in the form of free telephone calls and text messages to all numbers in Malaysia. Since data, voice and SMS can be used across any Yes 4G or WiFi enabled device, accessing the Yes network is now made easier and more valuable with these new offerings.

Effective April 1 this year, subscribers can purchase the Valuepacks using existing Yes credits available in their Yes accounts.  On top of that, and unlike other seemingly similar 3G offerings, any unused data, talk time or SMS in the Yes Valuepacks can be carried forward as long as another Valuepack is purchased within the 30-day period.


 

Yes Valuepacks

30-day Purchase Amount

4G Mobile Data

FREE Nationwide All-Net Minutes

FREE Nationwide All-Net SMS

RM68

3.5GB

150 minutes

150 SMS

RM150

10GB

250 minutes

250 SMS

 

Along with the Yes Valuepacks, two new devices were also launched today:

Yes Buzz – the world’s most affordable all-4G mobile phone

Retailing at RM488 with no commitments or contracts, the Yes Buzz is the world’s most affordable all-4G mobile phone. This is a true Mobile Internet Device for the masses and anyone who wishes to transition into the fully converged mobile service and great value that Yes has to offer.

 The Yes Buzz encompasses features one would only find in a higher-end device -- a tactile slide-out QWERTY keyboard with multi-language support, which allow users to punch out text messages, emails and IMs with tremendous ease, accuracy and speed. Yes Buzz makes the most out of the fastest mobile Internet offered by the Yes network and cloud computing technologies so that the users can now synchronise their contacts across all Yes services including Yes Mail.  A bonus feature of the Yes Buzz is that it serves as a 4G modem when tethered to a computer or laptop via USB, adding further to its value-for-money proposition.

Just like any of the innovative Yes 4G devices, the Yes Buzz is activated by a Yes ID rather than a SIM card. The hassle of swapping SIM cards, backing up and restoring contacts and text messages is completely eliminated with the Yes Buzz.

 
Yes Zoom – world’s most powerful voice enabled 4G gateway

Priced at RM399 with no contracts or commitments, the Yes Zoom is one of the most powerful 4G gateways in the world. The Yes Zoom features an omni-directional high-performance antenna giving users the flexibility to place the Zoom anywhere indoors and still enjoy a superior wireless connectivity.

 The Yes Zoom is an all-in-one communications solution with built-in WiFi (compliant with B, G, and the latest N WiFi standards) that can connect up to 20 WiFi devices simultaneously. The Zoom also comes with a phone jack for a standard home telephone, allowing you to make and receive calls using your Yes 018 number. For the first time in Malaysian history, a mobile 018 number is now accessible from a conventional desk phone.

 With the launch of both the Buzz 4G Cloud Phone and Zoom 4G Gateway, customers can now use the same Yes ID to make phone calls from their home phone; surf the Internet on the go and SMS/IM/Call from their Buzz or any other WiFi-enabled device powered by a Yes device and Yes Life communications software. When there is an incoming call, all devices connected to Yes that run Yes Life will ring simultaneously. This provides customers the ultimate convenience of answering from any of device available to them. As such, customers now have more ways to enjoy really low voice tariffs and the best IDD rates to the top 20 countries that Malaysians call.

Pricing & Availability

The Yes Buzz and Zoom as well as the Valuepacks are available at all Yes Stores and 62 authorised Yes IT Partners throughout the Klang Valley and Penang. The Yes Valuepacks can also be purchased online at www.yes.my ; at Yes Stores in Lot 10, Bukit Bintang, or at KL Sentral, and at participating Yes resellers and dealers.

Wing K Lee, Chief Executive Officer added, “Since launching the network 105 days ago, we have carried over 1 million minutes of voice calls, 671 thousand SMS and 104 Terabytes of data traffic. Many Malaysians have witnessed our superlative speed, being 3 to 5 times faster than that of the 3G networks. Our position as 'Malaysia's fastest mobile internet with voice' is undisputed and I am pleased that we enjoy a customer satisfaction rating of over 80% in a survey we conducted recently. We promise to continue to delight our customers.”

 

For more information about on the Yes Buzz, Yes Zoom and Yes Valuepacks please visit www.yes.my .




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