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How to own your dream iPhone without sacrificing your baby

Lets not kid ourselves, with the recent free-falling of our ringgit, things have gotten mad expensive!

I guess we could cheer ourselves up about the influx of foreign tourists with solid purchasing power, hopefully they will be able to restore our current economic situation but what on earth am I talking about? I’m not an expert on currencies, I am no economist….I am just a Malaysian who wants the latest iPhone6s!

Be still my heart….

But it’s so expensive now that it’s almost inconceivable to fork out a lump sum to buy one. It is probably just me, but a whole month of a senior executive’s salary for a phone, even if it’s the greatest phone in the world does seem a bit excessive, even for the maddest of iPhone fan?

In walks U Mobile, like a boss.

Being absolutely in touch with the market’s sentiment, U Mobile has come up with a brilliant plan called the U MicroCredit.

What on earth is U MicroCredit and why should I know about it?

In a nutshell, U MicroCredit is a financing plan for anyone who wants to own a dream smartphone without having to sacrifice their firstborn.

U MicroCredit is divided into two plans:

(a) Full U MicroCredit

This plan is perfect for you if you don’t have much cash lying around. You could get your entire cost of owning your dream smartphone from as little as RM48 a month and you can choose to pay it all off within 12, 24, 30 or 36 months.

(b) Flexi U MicroCredit

If you’ve got some cash like a baller that you are, this is the better plan for you. You could pay off partial cost of your brand new smartphone and then, the rest of the cost in installments within 12, 24, 30 or 36 months via cash or credit card. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

What about the interest rate, you wonder?

At a flat rate of 1.2%. Super worth it, if you asked me!

C’mon, it’s not going to be that easy right? What else do I need to bring to apply?

Yes, it is that easy! Just make sure you have your MyKad, latest 3 months salary slips and 2 referees (ie: two gainfully employed buddies).

I’m bad with Maths. Can you tell me exactly how much I will be paying per month?

Sure. Assuming you’re getting a 16 GB iPhone6s, you would only need to pay RM48 monthly for 36 months.

Is that all? If I am on the U Mobile network, won’t I get even more perks for being the best customer ever?

Oh yes!!! U Mobile gives 25% savings to users even on the cheapest iPlan. Believe it or not, signing up for the i40 plan will still save you money than walking into an Apple store to just buy the iPhone!

YES! Let me rephrase…it is cheaper to sign up with U Mobile’s iPlan than actually buying the phone outright from Apple!

While iPhone6s recommended retail price is RM3199, if you’re on the i40 plan, the total cost of two years tenure is only RM3480, a difference of just RM281 but with the benefits of 1.5gb data + 40 minutes voice + 20 texts a month for two fabulous years!

If that’s not rewarding enough, I don’t know what is. Way to go U Mobile!

I am still not convinced. Give me an infographic!

Aye aye sir, madam..rightaway. 6 Valid Reasons Why You Should Own A Smartphone via U MicroCredit….

Okay you’ve piqued my interest, now where do I apply?

You can walk into any U Mobile Store or better, do it online at

OMG, thank you for enlightening me!

You are welcome. Enjoy your brand new iPhone, and your baby!

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Please bear with me…

Okay, cause I’m too lazy to set up a test blog to test the new template, I’d decided to just tweak my current blog as I go. If you’re still seeing the familiar blog layout, press F5 now….


Yay, I’m all widgetised now. Gone were the familiar but comforting html sidebars, header, footer etc. I wonder why it took me so long to adopt widget usage….they are so, so, so crasy easy!

The new layout has a lot to do with my current aquamarine/turquoise/eggshell blue/blablablablue phase. It’s 6am now and I’m slowly shutting down so before I go I will quickly note down a couple of things that need further tweaking:

1. Change profile picture – have to replace it with a more current one (ie: with my current short hair la), which means I need to take a decent picture of myself :P

2. Change the background – I quite like the current lilac polka dots against pale blue background, but thanks to my fickleness, of course I have to try something else….till I’m dying of exhaustion at 6am.

3. Experiment with header banner – Okay, I think this has go to do with age. Right now, I actually prefer a text based header over an image header. BUTTTTT, there’s still a little bit of Miss Vanity tugging my heartstrings while chanting “self portrait, self portrait, self portrait” into my soft, gullible ears.

Okay, that’s all I can think of right about now. If you noticed anything please tell lah!

Anyway, I’ve updated the comment feature. Ladies & gentlemen, I have threaded comments now, wooohooo! I feel so accomplished!

So please bear with me as blog undergoes improvisation process…

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This is not my kitchen.

Nope, not even close but that’s what we’re aiming for. Hopefully it’ll work ;)

# – Not our kitchen.

Upstairs are 95% done, only left installation of toilets and bathroom sinks. But am not satisfied with the finishing work so far. Time to crack the whip!! They say the most headache inducing bit of a renovation is making sure that the finishing is flawless. Contractor doesn’t have the eye for detail like an owner does so it’s very important to keep an eagle eye on them no matter how awkward it feels.

Anyway my streamyx is still down but I’m tethering my Garmin Asus A10 so it’s not bad anymore. By the way am blogging from my A10 now. Android is unbelievably awesome! Didn’t like the touch screen so much but with this SlideIT app its even faster than typing on a real keypad! I think it’s a great alternative to SWYPE for those who have no access to it yet.

# – SlideIT ftw.

My blackberry has been relegated to the graveyard of phones temporarily as I just couldn’t tether it. Pretty sure it’s Digi’s blackberry service problem and not my phone since it did work for one whole afternoon last week. Oh well!

That said, kudos to Digi for trying its best to help me (calling me almost everyday to follow up and assist with multiple solutions). I am positive no other telcos would be able to show that level of customer service.

So yeah, my week is getting marginally better. Will continue to have positive thoughts and good will.

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