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Sunday, 28 November, 2010

YES – Seremban 2 – 2 To 3 Bars

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I was at Seremban 2 Garden Homes today and have tested the YES 4G there and it shown of signal of 2-3 out of 5 bars. It seem that here are better coverage than Wangsa Maju, Seksyen 2 area. When I back to Kuala Lumpur, it is time to make a decision. One of these two need to be terminated. Which one? DIGI or MAXIS? Or BOTH?

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Monday, 31 May, 2010

Termination Of Celcom Broadband

Filed under: broadband,Celcom,Digi,Maxis — Tags: , , , — Stephen @ 2:15 pm

After lunch I was at Celcom Jalan Pahang Barat to terminate the service of it broadband. No point to continue to pay RM 98 when Digi & Maxis can give me the better service with much cheaper rate. RM 88 for Digi and RM 48 for Maxis Broadband. Will I subscribe back Celcom Broadband? Maybe… if it service getting better and much cheaper.

So these telco companies really need to improve their service and offer cheaper rate rather than wasting monies in fighting for advertising space on billboard along major roads and highways. What the point to have all the billboard ads at places where people can see, yet their services getting from bad to worse?

Take P1 Wimax for example, it can’t even have access in the place I stayed now. What a shame!

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Monday, 17 November, 2008

Switch To DIGI Events

Filed under: 1 Utama,Digi,Digi HQ,Mid Valley,Subang,Tina Fong — Tags: , , , , , , — Stephen @ 11:55 pm

6:45AM After parked the car, I opened the car boot to take out my sport shoes and wore it. I saw a car (light green Myvi) parked in front of me. From that car back window I noticed that the car owner is a lady. How I know? Saw long hair mah … Smile I don’t bother much about her so I continued to wear my shoes. She came down from the car and I looked at her. She looked at me and I smiled, she smiled too and she asked me, “Are you Stephen? I am Tina!

Oh… my goodness! Never did I dream or come to know I will meet Tina there early in the morning! She really surprised me! Anyhow I am happy to see her there too! She walked closer and I gave her a handshake and I told her that her present at DIGI HQ really surprised me. Finally I met her! All this while I have seen her photos in Friendster and Facebook. I have heard some info about her from her sister, Caroline Fong. She actually look much better than her photos. Please don’t get me wrong as I did not mean her look in photos is not good, but her actual self is much more sweet and much more pretty. Wink

She told me that she will see me around the guard house. After I got everything ready I walked toward the guard house and saw Tina there. I joined her. I told her that I actually lost a while … while finding this place until some Indonesian workers by the roadside redirect me back then only I managed to find this place. She said she have checked out the direction yesterday. I said I didn’t do so as I just came back from Seremban yesterday night.

My first task for the morning is to be at Pusat Bandar Damansara 10:30am sharp to monitor the arrival of bus No. 1, I left DIGI HQ at 9.50am and everything seem to be smooth at the beginning until I missed the junction to NKVE Highway. Ahead of me is Bukit Jelutong Toll Plaza and it have signboard to Kota Damansara. I felt something must went wrong and stopped by the toll plaza to enquire the direction to Pusat Damansara Utama. The staff there said can go from here. He said after toll turn left, after traffic light go straight. When I did that the road seem to get smaller and seem like trunk road heading to Sungai Buloh and I saw a few more traffic lights in front. No only this, I have stucked there for 10 minutes.

The more I drove the more I am out of the direction so I U-turn back and got stuck again on the same traffic lights for another 10 minutes. That moment already 10:20am. Damn!  Now how to go back the main highway? I suppose to be in Pusat Bandar Damansara by 10:30am! By the time I found my way back to the Highway it is already 10:30AM! 5 minutes later Ravi called to check where I am. I said still not yet arrived as I lost my direction. He said can I be there before 11:00am? I said I try. Then Jester called to inform me his team bus is on the road that moment.

10:40AM Tina later called to ask me my exact location. I also don’t know where I am Frown She asked me if I can find my way to Federal Highway? I said I looking for it. Minutes later later I saw the Federal Highway signboard and I told Tina I found it. She asked to go to Federal Highway.

10:50AM I am in Federal Highway and I called back Tina. She asked me to use the Fedaral Highway way to Pusat Bandar Damansara. Jester called up and said that he already reached Pusat Bandar Damansara and the troopers all getting down the bus at the moment. Damn! I am still at Federal Highway! Later I called up Tina to tell her that Jester have been arrived and the troopers are getting down the bus, so no point for me to go to Pusat Bandar Damansara that moment as I almost reaching Mid Valley. I told her I rather be in Mid Valley to get thing prepared. I heard Ravi told Tina that I should be in Pusat Bandar Damansara. Of course I knew I should be in Pusat Bandar Damansara but since the troopers have been arrived earlier than me, I feel it will waste of time to rush there.

After “failed” to do my 1st task properly, I want to make sure that the task 2 and task 3 must be done properly. Task 2 is to be at Mid Valley. Task 3 is to be at 1 Utama.

Around 11:10AM, I arrived at Mid Valley. After parked the car in the car park, I called up Ravi to inform him my status but just cannot reached him. So I called Tina instead and told her that I have already arrived there and she informed Ravi about it. Based on my checklist, I need to buy lunch for my team pilot, Jester. When at DIGI HQ I have checked with him what he want for lunch, he said McChicken set. As I passed by the McDonald, I bought the lunch for him.

Later I asked the security guard the main entrance for the North Court and he show me the direction. Based on the photo description, I checked out the location for buses drop off area. Then I checked with the security of location where busses can be parked. He told me at the back near to The Gardens. I have asked him how many busses can be parked there. He told me about 10 busses. After confirmed the safe location I move back the main entrance and have something to eat at the nearby cafe. I chose a packet of Nasi Lemak (Coconut milk rice) and a glass of teh tarik (Pulling tea?) Smile  While having my meal, Tina have called me up to ensure that I have checked the Drop Off Area. I told her that it have been done.

11:37AM  She SMS, “Hi, can you manage to get a parking to bus?” I called to tell her that I have inquired the security guard there and said there is a place which can parked about 10 busses at Garden, Mid valley.

12:31PM Joel called me to ask me where I am that moment. I asked him to go straight to the main entrance and he will see me at the cafe beside it. He told me that Ravi have informed him that the bus driver need to park the bus first before drop off the troopers. This to ensure that they knew where the bus is parked. I told Joel about the parking place and asked him to go there with me to check it out. We then walked toward the back of The Gardens. This place indeed can park several buses in 2 rows. Joel & I called up our Pilot to inform them the parking location when they arrived.

As we walked back from Gardens to the North Court, Joel said he need to buy lunch for his team Pilot, Daniel. And I walked back to the main entrance, around 12:56PM, Daniel called me to inform me that his team have arrived and did not see Joel. Ai ya… This guy Daniel… should called Joel directly as he is the Commando for bus 2. (I am in charge of the arrival of bus 1) I quickly called Joel to inform him of Daniel arrival. As I hanged up, Jester called to inform of his arrival. I asked him to go up straight and he will see me by the roadside. As soon the bus driver saw me. He stopped and I goes up the bus to lead him to the back of Garden as the place more save and less traffic.

After all the troopers goes down I lead the bus driver to the place where he can parked the bus safely.  After everything have been goes smoothly I passed the lunch I have bought to Jester. Later when Joel saw me,  he told me that Ravi need me to report back to him. I called up Ravi at 1:11PM to inform him that everything is OK.

1:30PM I left Mid Valley and drove toward to 1 Utama and reached there at 1:50PM. After parked my car in the car park, I goes to the New Wing and noticed that Tina and other event organisers have been already there. After a brief chat with her, she said I suppose to wait for my team to come over and lead them here. I quickly moved to the main entrance to look for them but I did not see them. When I was there the other teams have been arrived batch by batch. While waiting I managed to snap down these pictures.

Joanna Bassey was the invited guests for this events.

As I busy snapping all those pictures above, I saw Tina there and decided to “candid” shot her but she saw me pointed the camera toward her and she gave me this pose! Nice? Surely nice. Look so natural and this is my favourite! Smile

Tina Fong

Tina Fong Ting Ting

Tina Fong & Stephen Hon

The DIGI Yellow Guy, Tina Fong & Myself

When I looked back this picture I want to laugh (Ha!… Ha!) as I knew why Tina’s hand pressed on this DIGI Yellow Guy head! He have been naughty and being bad as he try to block Tina’s head from the camera. So the best thing she can do is “pressed” his head down. This is where we got this shot. Smile

Finally most of the troopers have arrived and the hall filled up with yellows. 2:47PM Ravi called me up to check if everything is OK in 1 Utama. I informed him that everything have been going on well here. Around 3.10PM the MC announced the end of the events and we all can go for lunch before heading back to DIGI HQ at 4:00 PM I asked Tina if I need to be with my team to have lunch. She said it is better. So, I used the escalator to go up 1st floor, I have been calling Jester for so many times but he did not answer and at last I got him. I asked him where he is taking his lunch. He mentioned some name and  I asked him where. He don’t know where and I also didn’t know where to find him. I asked him if he is with the team. He said no. He said we can have free lunch at any restaurants with the DIGI reservation notice. He said will call me again later. I decided to go back to ground floor to look for Tina. Luckily she is still there, Daniel also there. I asked her if she is aware that we can have free lunch. She said she will check with other event organisers. I told her I will be joining her for lunch.

When we goes up to 1st floor we came across 2 restaurants. A Thai & a Japanese. Tina decided to go in the Japanese Restaurant and we followed her. We are having our lunch there for free as DIGI have made reservation and paid for it. We are served with this soup and it is tasting good. I decided to take the picture. As I sat beside Tina, we are chatting as we ate. Around 3:23PM Jester called me back and asked if I want to join him. I said I am with Tina and the others at the moment. By the time we finished up the last food…. opps…! Only then I realised that I have forgotten to take the photos of the other foods! Ha! Ha! That is why you only see 1 soup picture here. Wink

Lunch

4:00PM I called up Jester to check if he have managed to gather together his team but just could not get him. I walked around the bus parking areas to look for the Number 1 bus but just could not find. Later I bumped into him as he is also looking for the bus. Finally we managed to find it at the back of a line of buses. I followed him up the bus and the Captain of the team have been doing name list checking just to see who have not yet arrived. Two people “missing!” The partners of these two people have been calling them up and informed them the bus location. About 10 minutes time they came. As I sure that everything is OK… I goes down the bus and a few more people have been asking me if they can board the bus. I asked them where is their bus… They said have already left and I allowed them to go up…. or else how they going back to the DIGI HQ? Well…. Since this is the last duty for me during the events, I can’t “failed” right? The task is to assists the troops to board the bus back to DIGI HQ.

After the bus left, I goes down the car park to drive my car out and arrived at DIGI HQ (from 1 Utama) around 5 something and I saw Joel, Daniel, Jester and a few other guys waiting outside the guard house and I joined them. I asked them what we should do then. They said just wait for Tina to come back. So we sat there and wait. Tina and Ravi then arrived around 5:30PM We then just hang around as we need to give  something back to the event organiser.

Before leaving the HQ, Joel said he want to take a look at the office surrounding and he asked Tina to show us around. As we walked around, this mascot caught our attention. So we decided to take some photos Smile

Digi Yellow Guy

Joel, Tina & Stephen

Joel, Tina & Myself

Tina Fong

Tina seem to be attracted to this beautiful art in the office, so I asked her to stand there to get some snap shots, at least she have something to remember when seeing this picture. Smile

Wong Mei LingWe (Joel, Kiat Loong, Myself, Mei Ling & Mei Kuan) joined Tina to have a drink at the nearby mamak restaurant. We left around 7:30PM. As I am heading back to Wangsa Maju, I don’t mindMei Ling & Mei Kuan drop Mei Ling & Mei Kuan at Taman Wahyu as we are heading the same direction. Mei Ling sat in front while her sister, Mei Kuan was at the back. I and Mei Ling chat all the way back while her sister fell asleep, maybe too tired. My legs also getting tired as we jammed crawling bumper to bumper. That the price to pay when driving manual gear car in Kuala Lumpur. Around 8:00PM, finally I reached Mei Ling’s home. After dropped the sisters off, I drove back.

Somewhere at Batu Caves area at 8:09PM Tina SMS me to informed me that she just reached home. She said she is very tired because she only slept 3 hours yesterday. She also asked if the sisters safely reached home. At 8:20PM I stopped at the Shell Petrol Station Gombak and gave Tina a call just to tell her that I have just dropped the girls at their home and just half way back home. I told her that the traffic jammed made me more tired and  when back home want to bath then sleep.

After dinner, at home I SMS Tina to tell her that I just reached home. The traffic jammed make my legs damn tired. After bath I said want to sleep. I thank her to get me involved in this events. It is really a fun day for me. 9:18PM She replied, “Really? Hope you won’t blame me to make your day tired Smile Anyway, 10x for your help! Take k and cheers! Please tag me in my pictures in d facebook ya. Gonna miss d day.” I replied, “Surely will tag. Later, after rest! Ha! Ha!. No. Won’t blame you. Actually looking for more event organise by you. It just fun!” And I dozed off till 11:00PM Later I woke up and editing those pictures and uploaded it to facebook. I tagged all Tina photos and do my blogging.

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Getting Ready For Today Events

Filed under: Digi,Digi HQ — Tags: , , — Stephen @ 11:45 pm

Today I woke up at 4:00AM. Slept at 11:40PM yesterday. Why so early? Just scared that over sleep and late to DIGI HQ. Online for 1 hour, brush teeth, bath, get prepare then left my place at 5:00AM Ate some breakfast at McDonald.

DIGI HQ Map

Follow the direction of the map that I have drawn. I reached Subang Hi-Tech Industrial Park around 6:30AM but could not see “Times Publishing Group” so I just asked someone by the roadside and they said further up at the back. Well I have missed the junction where I should turn in. I made an U-turn and drove back. Minutes later only I saw the sign. Early in the morning…. cannot see Frown

When I found the “Times Publishing Group” I turned in the junction beside and heading straight then finally I found the DIGI HQ infront and the security guard asked me to park my car by the roadside.

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Tuesday, 11 November, 2008

DIGI Called For Stupid Survey

Filed under: broadband,Celcom,Digi,Maxis — Tags: , , , , — Stephen @ 11:28 pm

12:59PM A staff from DIGI called to ask me for simple survey. He said that I have subscribed to DIGI broadband service before and also have terminated it. He just want to know why I terminated it. The answer is simple. You can’t provide the better service of what your competitors (Maxis, Celcom or Umobile) can provide! Sure you will loose customer.

What I believe is if you are in the marketing department, you should have known the answer already. No need to call up customer to asked them “Why you terminated the services ?” Well… I think to get competitors brochures is not that difficult right? Take their brochures backand sit down to study each of their services and compare the one provided by your company.

Nowadays if want to talk about wireless broadband, speed is important then followed by areas of coverage and lastly competitive rates. If your speed still some where 236 KBps (GRPS or The Edge) and your competitior already 1.8 Mbps, 3.6 Mbps (3G, HSDPA, UTMS or 4G) or more then you are still the loser. If you don’t know this, the company shouldn’t pay you the wages. It should pay to me…. by right because I gave the answers. Ha! Ha! But why no company pay me?

Since talked about broadband here, I have some history to share. The first broadband service I have subscribed to was TM streamyx (1 Mbps) when I was staying at Taman Melawati.  When I shifted to Taman Melati I need to terminate this service as the streamyx was not available there at that moment.  So it force me to go back to crawling like turtle by using normal dial-up. No only damn slow but also generate RM 200 to RM 250 monthly phone bill for me.

This last for several months until Celcom launched it 3G Wireless Broadband in Klang Valley. This is a good news for me as I can get the broadband feeling back! But the bad news is I need to take out another RM 1500 to buy the modem. Auuuch! It definitely pulling out a big tooth but what to do? This is the only alternative choice I have.

I tested it out in Taman Melati and it is surely faster than stremyx (1.8 Mbps) HSDPA but nightmare came again when I need to shift to Wangsa Maju. The speed drop tremendously. Sometime HSDPA to the EDGE. Don’t know why. When I made complain, Celcom also don’t know the reason.

When I tested it in Malacca, it is fast (HSDPA) but it getting worse when tested it in Seremban (GPRS to EDGE) and you don’t even notice the HSDPA sign. When paying the bill I asked Celcom again. Why certain areas in Klang Valley is fast and so slow in Seremban. The staff told me that when Celcom launcing the 3G it is targeting to start at 3 areas. That is Johor Bharu, Malacca and Klang Valey. No wonder Seremban so slow as it not yet in their list.

Then one day I received an SMS from Celcom said that they are going to upgrade their network and I will be facing some interruption. Yes it began! This is where the hell break loose! For almost 1 month I can’t even online. Logging in…. broken and then totally not able to log in. What the heck!

This period I spent most of the time either in Bangi Kopitiam or Starbuck and it also increased my expenses. Everytime there, need to order something to drink or eat then only you can used their electrical socket and this Celcom Broadband bill also need to pay even you did not use it. Too much coffee also made me “High high, dizzy, dizzy” Frown

Leaving me no choice I consider DIGI or Maxis that moment. And it just a coincidence that DIGI opened a new service center in Taman Melawati. The nearest to my place. So I walked the shop to enquire and told the staff there about my problem with Celcom. The staff said I can borrow one of their SIM Card back to try but I need to buy another mobile phone that support the broadband. In order to try to save money I have asked them to test it on my Celcom modem to see if it is compatible. The laptop can detect but it hang half way so it leave me no choice, like it or not need to fish out another RM 400++ to buy the mobile phone.

When back home I try and it can work but rather slower than Celcom. You cannot watch Youtube but better than cannot online at all.

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Sunday, 13 July, 2008

Finally I Met Her!

Filed under: Blog,Caroline,Digi,Seremban,Shakira,Web Friends — Tags: , , — Stephen @ 11:55 pm

Caroline

3.40PM Entering Car Park

3.50PM Called Caroline to inform her that I am at car park. She ask me to wait for her as she is having her lunch and will back soon. She said something like LG or LV… not hear properly, don’t know what she have said.

As soon I walk in… Wah! so high class ah this place…. with Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior etc I seem lost in that place and finally find my way to the reception floor. I checked through the floor plan and the PR woman saw me and walked closer to ask if I need any help. I also hesitate and seem like mumbling “Is there any place call LG here and she show me the lift to “Lower Ground” but when I was there…  some inner feeling told me that this may not the place and I goes back up by the lift.

4.05PM Call her to double check where her office was. She ask me if I saw Louis Vuitton, Dior and Boni… (what ever) and  spray or is it ? What spray? Frown I said I try to find. I saw the male PR and inquired him. He looked confused and me also don’t know what word come out from my mouth as I try to recall what she have told me. After said thanks… I walked around and finally I found it. I saw her waving at me from her office! I smiled back.

As I walked in she looked at me and said “You are looking better than the photo” I said “You too!” Ya she looked more sweet herself than the photo. I gave her a hand shake. This the 1st time we met after years of knowing each other online.

After a brief chat she told me that she will be off from work at 9.30pm and can see her then if I want. I told her OK and said I will be in  The Starbucks to do some blogging.

Starbucks

4.25PM I am in Starbucks, order a drink then doing the blogging. Left around 8.00PM and thought of drove my car out then re-enter in order to save the hourly charges. When I entered the car park I remembered that I have seen the board stated that every subsequent hours will be charge RM 2.50 and if enter after 6pm it will be RM 5.00 flat. Later when I reached the booth only then I noticed that on Saturday & Sunday… it is RM 5.00 per entry. If I have known this earlier I may have seated at The Starbuck till 9.30PM.

9.20PM She called me and asked where I am. I said I am still around in KL Plaza and will go to see her afterward.

9.25PM Went back to her office to meet her again and she asked me to wait. She told me she fell down this evening when climbing down (after putting up some handbags on the shelf) I advised her to be more careful next time.

I asked her where we can sit down to discuss… a place without music where we can talked easily  without the need to raise our voice. She asked me to followed her to a mamak restaurant. On the way to the car park she showed me her new car. She said I am the first (online friends) that actually see the car. She offer to drop me by my car.

While in her car, she started the engine, on some song, sat down relax and we have some chat. Then she drove me to my car then I followed her car from behind to the restaurant.

We ordered a cheese nan and some drinks. I took out the notebook…. online using my DIGI Bluetooth and show her my blogs site. Later she also checked her blogs and busy seeking her passwords to certain web sites. She afraid she have forgot it. I advised her to write it on notebook instead letting the computer to remember it and it is quite risky. Once the cookies is deleted….. everything will be gone.

When I want to go the washroom I hang my internet phone around her neck. If I bring it along, then she may not able to online.

She asked me how long we have known each other? I said many years back. If not mistaken maybe in 2006 (at RankStudio) We then left the place.

11.39PM I SMS her when reached home. “ Dear, me reach home liow. Nice to meet you. Sleep well. Miss you

11.41PM Her replied SMS to me “ Smile good night and sweet dream too

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Thursday, 10 July, 2008

Online On Green Rose Mamak Restaurant

Filed under: Digi — Tags: , , , — Stephen @ 4:30 pm

3.50pm Drove to Taman Genting Kelang and have lunch at Green Rose Restaurant. After lunch I took out my notebook and try to online using Digi Broadband. Rather good though a bit slow. This the first time I used it outside after I have it registered on Wednesday.

4.00pm I called up Maha to inform him that I have already arrived at the restaurant. He said will be coming soon. I meet up with him to show him the project I have completed. He have asked me to design his ads.

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Wednesday, 9 July, 2008

Digi Unlimited Broadband

Filed under: Digi — Tags: , , — Stephen @ 5:00 pm

2.35pm I entered a newly open Digi Commmunication shop to enquire about it unlimited broadband.

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