Your 2023 Guide To Choosing The Right Internet Service Provider
In partnership with CelcomDigi Fibre
We use the internet for everything nowadays, from making Zoom calls to watching online streaming shows, it’s an essential facet of our life.
So when your internet connection slows down, or even worse, disconnects entirely, it definitely makes it hard for you to do anything. That’s why choosing the right internet service provider with the right type of plan is important.
But with so many options, you might feel overwhelmed with the choices available. Don’t worry, this helpful guide will help you by going through the 5 factors you must consider when choosing the ISP plan.
Factor 1: Choosing the right plan based on your needs
Choosing an internet plan that makes sense for your usage is the first thing you need to decide on.
Are you a power user that requires high-speed internet for 4K streaming and online gaming or do you just need stable connections for your work and video calls?
If you’re not sure how much bandwidth you need, here’s a handy table on the average data usage for most activities and the recommended speed for the best online experience.
|Internet Speed Recommendation|
|Activity||Data Usage||Recommended Speed|
|Web browsing/Email||1 - 5Mbps||5 - 10Mbps|
|Video calls||3 - 5Mbps||10 - 30Mbps|
|HD Streaming||5 - 25Mbps||10 - 35Mbps|
|4K Streaming||25Mbps||30 - 50Mbps|
|Online gaming||10 - 25Mbps||25 - 50Mbps|
Knowing how much you need will determine how expensive (or affordable) your internet plan will be and whether or not you can afford it.
Getting a high-speed internet plan doesn’t have to be expensive if you know where to look.
For example, CelcomDigi is offering a 300Mbps fibre plan for only RM75* a month for non-Celcom or Digi customers, which is more than enough to handle anything from 4K streaming to HD video call meetings.
*CelcomDigi Fibre 300Mbps at RM75/month for the first 6 months. RRP: RM150/month.
Factor 2: Save time with an easy sign-up process
Signing up for your internet service plan should be an easy and seamless process.
You wouldn’t want to waste your time trying to contact a service provider to check for coverage, go to a location to sign up and wait for an installation appointment that takes forever to schedule!
This is why it’s important to go for service providers who can help streamline the process as much as possible so that you can get your internet up and running fast.
Thankfully, CelcomDigi has simplified the signup process to just 3 easy steps, which are:
Step 1: Check your coverage online.
Step 2: Sign up at their website.
Step 3: Get your appointment to set up your internet within 24 hours.
Factor 3: Take advantage of exclusive deals and add-on benefits
One of the things that are often overlooked when signing up for an internet plan is the benefits and deals that service providers tend to offer or the lack thereof.
If you’re going to sign up with a service provider and commit to an internet plan, you might want to check if there are any additional benefits or offers that you can take advantage of, to further sweeten the deal.
Plenty of service providers often have add-ons that you can take advantage of when you sign up for their internet plans. Some of these add-ons offer a ton of value such as a smart TV at an affordable monthly rate.
For example, with CelcomDigi, you can opt for a Samsung Crystal 4K Smart TV add-on that will cost you from RM2/day when you sign up for their 300Mbps and 100Mbps.
Factor 4: Easy installation and worry-free set-up
Once you’ve settled on an internet plan, all you have to do now is wait for it to be installed and set up.
However, with some service providers, you might face additional installation charges or end up with modems and WiFi devices that are unreliable.
Make sure that when you sign up for a plan, the installation is already paid for (or FREE with CelcomDigi Fibre plans) and that the modems and WiFi devices are set up properly.
Factor 5: Keep an eye out for additional savings
One thing that you should keep in mind when deciding on an internet service provider is to see if they give any additional savings for using their network.
The best service providers tend to give great savings that you can benefit from, such as lowering the cost of the monthly fee if you’re an existing customer of their postpaid plans.
For example, with CelcomDigi, if you’re a Celcom or Digi Postpaid customer, you immediately get an instant rebate of up to RM50** when you sign up for their fibre internet plans. And in addition to that, you get unlimited calls to all networks on your Postpaid.
**When paired with selected Celcom or Digi Postpaid plans.
Empower your digital life with CelcomDigi Fibre
With the right internet plan and service provider, you can empower your digital life and seamlessly go from entertainment to work and everything else in between.
CelcomDigi aims to give its customers the best internet plan at an affordable price with their CelcomDigi Fibre plans that offer blazing speeds of up to 300Mbps for as low as RM75 per month.
With CelcomDigi Fibre plans, whether it’s lag-free gaming or buffer-free streaming, you can finally enjoy fibre-speed internet as it should be.
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