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Postby lacox » Sat Aug 11, 2007 2:19 pm

Does anyone know what the braodband options are on Penang Island? I have visited the streamyx site and I don't reconize any of the locations they have listed for Penang - maybe they are all on the mainland - not the island?

Anyway - I prefer not to have to use wireless - any suggestions?
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Postby elephant » Sat Aug 11, 2007 3:01 pm

have you checked with PENANGFON? http://www.penangfon.com

i'm not sure the quality of their service but i know that a 2Mbps broadband connection, the monthly fee is only RM60 which is much cheaper than streamyx. the cheapest package of streamyx cost RM66 and it's only a 512kbps connection and their server is often down and slow (i have no choice to use their service as they are the only provider here :evil: )!

maybe other forumers will be able to tell you more about the penangfon.
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Postby elephant » Sat Aug 11, 2007 3:05 pm

i've moved your thread to the Penang commmunity as they should be able to advise you more precisely.
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Postby Geordie_lad » Sat Aug 11, 2007 4:31 pm

Oh. Where is Penang Community Forum? Is it a thread or a website? I would like to pay a visit.
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Postby elephant » Sat Aug 11, 2007 4:35 pm

errrrrr.... :idea: :idea: right where you are in? :lol:

okay i should had called it as penang expat forum then

my apology. :oops: :oops:

edit: oh, sorry georgie, this thread was in MM2H forum and i moved it from there to the penang forum, i posted that reply in MM2H section and it's shown in both threads, hence the confusion.
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Postby wannabeinpinang » Sun Aug 12, 2007 3:52 am

streamyx is available in penang island..almost everywhere...
because it is part of the national telephone...TMNET..

but for an expat u have to pay 1000 RM deposit to get a landline and if you have a landline u can apply for streamyx...
I made my landlord apply for that...only 75RM

Pengafon...i enquired..and found that they are not in full swing yet...and i thougt it is better to go to a company with estabhlished infrastructure...
maybe u mightnot feel comfortable with the speeds..go test and choose the speed u want..( if money is not a criteria..)
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Re: Broadband on Penang Island?

Postby amienleo » Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:45 pm

lacox wrote:Does anyone know what the braodband options are on Penang Island? I have visited the streamyx site and I don't reconize any of the locations they have listed for Penang - maybe they are all on the mainland - not the island?

Anyway - I prefer not to have to use wireless - any suggestions?


there are 2 wired broadband services in the Penang island, Streamyx and Penangfon.

Basically Streamyx covers almost the whole island but not for the Penagfon yet as they are still new in the broadband. I do not see any problem is you are staying in the northern part of the island especially if you are staying in either apartment or condominium. The charges might be higher if you are staying in a landed property as you will pay for the wiring cost to connect the broadband line to your house.

Anyhow, from the feedback from my fellow friends who are using their service. They seems to satisfied with their serivce and speed. Another plus point for this will be that you do not need to have a telekom landline for you to install the broadband!!

hope the info helps...
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Postby lacox » Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:28 pm

Thanks to everyone for all your comments and help.
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Postby psnevets » Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:18 pm

I just had Penangfon install broadband at my condo yesterday and I found the installation and service to be seamless! All's good for now, at least.
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Postby amienleo » Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:49 pm

hi hi everyone...

anyone of you start to feel that the speed of streamyx or generally streamyx is giving us problem these days???
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