Recap: I was invited to the Wiggy Preview for bloggers 2 days ago. I wrote about it and had a few pics here. However the modem was not working so I had to go back and replace it.
So, I went to P1 yesterday to replace my modem from Janice (because Naomi was at the media launch). It was encased in a black tin box which is styled in a similar way to the modem itself. I like the box. More photos at the bottom of this post.
I brought my laptop to P1 to test the modem as well because I don’t want to go all the way through the Federal jam if it was not working again. Upon plugging in the modem, it should prompt to ask if you want to install the drivers (or go to My Computer and find the P1 drive).
How to connect : Open up the dialer (it should be a black box with the word P1 in it on your desktop. The dialer its the purple box on the bottom right in the Speedtest screenshot below. It should start detecting the modem. Wait if it doesn’t. Try re-plugging in the modem.
Connecting : I notice that it usually takes a while for it to detect the modem and get connected as well. Even in P1 office I had to wait a bit. In some cases, I only got connected after exiting the dialer then taking out the modem then re-plugging it back in.
Above is the screenshot of my speedtest. This was in Bangsar Utama. The bottom right purple box is the dialer. Download – 0.99 Mb/s, Upload – 0.01 Mb/s, Ping – 153. I also ping’d google and got a few time outs but mostly it was okay.
Speeds : Surfing speeds were quite good. Youtube was not bad as well. One thing that I found was a bit weird is the downloading. I was trying to download something from rapidshare using IDM and I get fluctuating speeds. Something from 3kbs to 180Kbs. Its hard to say what’s the average download speed.
Conclusion : Based on my initial usage (so far) I’m quite satisfied with the speeds. Are you wiggy? ;)
Inside padding of the tin box
The modem itself
The old packaging
Pricing : According to saimatkong, this is the pricing for the modem
Monthly Subscription Fee (12 mths contract) = RM149 **
Fair Usage Threshold = 10 GB
Wiggy Portable Modem (1 yr warrenty) = RM299 (Upfront Payment)
Registration Fee = RM100 (Upfront Payment)
Activation Fee = RM60 (1st Bill)
E-Billing = Free (or RM5 for Paper Bill)
*Speeds are on Best Effort Basis
**RM200 Rebate on 1st Mth Bill (Limited Time Only)