P1 W1max ‘Wiggy’ USB Modem Preview
P1 has been the forefront of providing wireless internet access in Malaysia. They first came out with a wireless modem for the desktop – a (roughly) 5x5x2 inch black modem.
Noami from P1 (packet One) kindly invited a few bloggers for a preview of the new ‘Wiggy’ USB Modem – two days ahead of the official (invite only) media launch tomorrow (Thursday, 9 Apr) at Upstairs, The Loft.
It started around 8.10pm with firstly a short speech by the CEO of P1 W1Max, Mr Michael Lai, who said “if you have problems, don’t hesitate to whack us”. LOL! Then by the tech guy – sorry I forgot your name – who explained briefly about how they started and what they finally came up with.
So they showed us their USB Modem. Its a small (roughly) 2 inches by 4 inches modem with a “flip” USB that you can plug straight into your laptop. What I really like is no wires and the fact that the USB part is adjustable/moveable.
Photos & specs after the jump.
- Here are some technical specs:
- Standard Compliance : IEEE 802.16e 2005
- Operating Frequency : 2.3 GHz ~ 2.4 GHz
- Channel Bandwidth : 5MHz, 8.75 MHz, 10 MHz
- Modulation : Scalable OFDMA, QPSK, 16QAM, 64 QAM (DL Only)
- Interface : USB 2.0
- Maximum Throughput : DL – 30Mbps, UL – 7Mbps
- Output Power : Max 23 dBm, 200mW
- Power Supply : 5V through USB Interface
- Weight : 50g
- Operation Temperature : 0-50 Degrees Celcius
- Humidity : Up to 95% non-condensing
How’s the speed? Well, to tell you the truth, I don’t know. For some reason, I can’t connect (and a few others have the same problem) so I will have to call Naomi tomorrow and ask.
Price? We were not told the price. But it will be reveals soon after the launch :)
*Special* I overheard some people talking, and if I’m not mistaken, there will be a special promotion during the PC Fair so do make your way there to get the USB Modem :D
Oh yea, I forgot to add I bumped into tekong, dannyfoo & James and a few other ppl who I seriously forgot your names. Sorry -_-
- Posts from other bloggers – There were some familiar faces in the crowd but I doubt people knew who I was. Lol!
- KitKat – http://www.kongtechnology.com/2009/04/08/p1-w1max-usb-modem/
- HeHeHunter – http://hehehunter.com/updates/watch-me-flash-my-wiggy/
- Kugan – http://www.malaysianwireless.com/2009/04/blogger-event-p1-wimax-usb-modem-wiggy.html
- Leona Lim – http://leonalim.com/blog/index.php/2009/04/08/a-sneak-preview-of-wiggy-p1-wimaxs-latest-usb-modem/
- QwertyJuan – http://qwertyjuan.posterous.com/p1-wiggy-usb-dongle-sneak-preview-7th-april-2
- Tekong – http://nazri.flavert.com/2009/04/10/getting-jiggy-with-wiggy/
- If you were at the blogger event and would like to hv a link back, kindly leave a comment :)
Edit [9 Apr] : Noami emailed everyone saying that we have to go back to P1 and change our Modems. I really applaud P1 W1Max for putting an importance on bloggers and forumers – even before official media coz I think its a brilliant way for promoting a product. But the fact that it doesn’t work is also kind of disappointing.
ee!! ku maok! merik ku cgek!
kmk pun ada sigek jak :(
if i’m not mistaken, the tech guy’s name is Bill, the black mage.
I tot its like the tech wizard or something. LOL!
oh dear, im really bad with names -_-
Can’t connect ah? Go whack the CEO la… wakakaka…
Problem is, phone also don’t pick up. how to whack liddat? LOL!
P1 Wimax rocks! Too bad my area is not covered. :( I guess I have to stick with Streamyx :(
are you going the loft to get your modem replaced?
nope. Im working at that time and my lunch time is too short to be going all the way to KL.
I’ll try and pick it up this evening after work. Naomi’s phone is still out tho. hope she replies her email even though it’s going to be a busy day for them
Replied! and I hope you got your modem and in working order.
My apologies for not being able to call me…I had so many calls yesterday until my battery died! and apologies for not being able to pass you the modem personally today as I was attending the launch at The Loft.
Really enjoyed meeting you on Tuesday and hope to see more of you soon! :)
Do let me know if you have any problems ya?
Naomi / Packet One team
THanks for the fast response through email naomi :) I got my modem replaced and its working. Tested it in batu caves at my fren’s place last nite.
Great to hear! enjoy wiggy-ing! :)
Take a look at this: http://hehehunter.com/p1-wimax/unreleased-wiggy-white-edition/
I think this is a lil personal than the black one.
I still prefer the black one. How come you got the white one? so special leh? P
Oh… That’s developer’s edition.
not yet release to public yet.
I didn’t get Naomi’s email about it. T_T
Must scold her liao. :P
Alamaks, CK was supposed to contact you!
So sorry for the trouble, but if you are dropping by at the PC fair, CK will have your Wiggy.
kecik je rupanya size wiggy tuh,dalam gambar bukan main besar lagi. hahaha
I bought the wiggy 2 days ago. Can install but no connection eventhough the light on the USB is blue. I called the 1300 numbers but no one answered. I tried calling during the day and at night but still same replt by the voice mail.
Very, very bad service. Can anyone help me here.
P1 lie and fuck la !!
I sign up P14G package waiting and waiting the fucking thing didn’t reach to me but the bill was started one two month ago under the new plan. Recently received a payment notice then i wrote in to careline and feedback to salesman name Pitry ( person to follow-up my account).
Thru phone we agree to recontract and waive off the extra charge. I really can’t imagine the recontract letter sent to me yesterday ( 9 Feb’11 ) by name Irfan and while waiting for their internal account approval. Today ( 10 Feb’11 ) i received a suspended message from them.
I have to seriously consider again weather want to terminate the contract.