Streamyx was the original name given to the broadband service by Telekom Malaysia (TM) when it was first launched. Although the company has moved on to high-performance broadband services with UniFi, the name “Streamyx” has been retained for some broadband packages.
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Key Difference Between Streamyx and UniFi Packages
A key difference between UniFi and Streamyx is the broadband technology. Basically, UniFi uses fibre optic cables , and Streamxy uses a Digital Subscriber Line (DSL), which is a technology that allows date to transfer faster over traditional copper telephone lines. Ultimately, UniFi’s fibre optic technology achieves a much faster speed than the DSL technology.
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Streamyx Broadband Packages
There are four Streamyx packages available: BB Deal 8Mbps, BB Deal 4Mbps, BB Deal 2Mbps and BB Deal 1Mbps, and the monthly subscriptions rates are RM160, RM140, RM130 and RM110, respectively.
The prices vary because the upload and download limit of these packages are different and are denoted by the number in the name of the package. For example, the BB Deal 8Mbps offers a maximum speed of 8Mbps. When users opt for the autopay option, the subscription rates of the packages reduce by RM2.
- When you subscribe to a Streamyx package, you will be eligible to receive free equipment like WiFi modem, TM WiFi ID and a cordless phone. However, this is standard for most broadband packages.
- Streamyx Subscribers will also be able to make free calls to other TM fixed line numbers throughout the country. This is the same as UniFi broadband packages.
- With a Streamyx broadband package, you get a flat rate of 10sen/min on all calls to mobile phones within the country.
- Streamyx subscribers get a free one month subscription when they subscribe for any Streamyx broadband service.
- Streamyx packages are relatively cheaper than the UniFi VIP packages.
- HyppTV subscriptions are not a part of the Streamyx packages. UniFi’s HyppTV allows you to watch live TV, video on demand, and engage with other interactive features, like web browsing.
- Streamyx packages are not as fast as UniFi packages. If you want a faster broadband service, you’re better off going with UniFi.
You can read about the Streamyx packages on the TM web page here.
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