November 21, 2010

I just have to say this… (In case anyone is wondering, I have no issue with WiMax being called 4G)

Why I’m inclined to say NO to YES 4G:

  • Carrier lock-in: Similar to CDMA networks (e.g. Verizon in the US), the YES 4G service does not use a SIM card (but unlike CDMA you log in from the devices, much like on a public Wi-Fi hotspot). This means it’ll be impossible to switch to any other mobile network in the country (or for that matter, most carriers in the world) as they’re using GSM.
  • Does not work with existing devices: You’ll need to buy a new phone which won’t work on any other network in the world, and there’s no competition as you’ll have to buy it from them. Forget about choice (and forget about any current/future smartphones, unless they manage to strike a deal with the manufacturer to produce a variant for use on their network)…
  • False advertising: They were touting the service saying that the credit does not expire when in fact it does. And what was their point of (correctly) claiming “everything is just data” when they’re charging much more for calls and SMS?

Home Sweet Home

November 4, 2010

Tadaima! It’s been a long time since I’ve last come back to Penang.

Too bad I’ll only be here for 3 short days. Anyone wanna ask me out? xD My Fish Fish is busy loh… 😦

Troubled Sunday

October 24, 2010

So I bought a sprayer hose and a tap adapter from the hardware store, only to realize that they don’t fit together. RM 50 wasted.

I’m definitely gonna try to get a refund/exchange from them next week!

To blog or not to blog?

October 24, 2010

I just thought I wanted somewhere to post my nonsensical thoughts on, and a blog seems like the perfect tool for that purpose. I might or might not update often, but stay tuned if you’re reading this…

Hello world!

October 24, 2010

To think that I trashed this post… This is the compulsory “Hello world!” message for anything you’re new to. So I’ll just keep it here.

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