DiGi adds Huawei Mate 8 to its online store

Attractive device price might appeal to those looking for a high-end phablet

DiGi has been slowly updating its online phone store, albeit much slower than its competitors Maxis, Celcom and even U Mobile. Perhaps the company is instead focusing on its plans as opposed to devices but in any case the company has now added the Huawei Mate 8 to the lineup.

The phone is available with six different price plans with different advance payments and device prices, depending on which you select

List of pricing (Plan advance, upfront payment, device price, advance payment)

DiGi Postpaid 68 More Internet/More Calls & SMS (RM68, RM200, RM1,549, RM0)DiGi Postpaid 98 More Internet/More Calls & SMS (RM98, RM470, RM1,279, RM0)DiGi Postpaid 148 More Internet/More Calls & SMS (RM148, RM0, RM1,049, RM700)

Long-time DiGi customers will be able to have their plan advance and advance payment waived for the DiGi Postpaid 148 plans but if they opt for the cheaper plans, they will still have to pay the upfront payment but the money will be rebated in their bills. To make it simpler: if you’re a DiGi customer and opt for the 148 plan, you’ll be paying less.

It’s interesting that DiGi isn’t offering the phone with its Postpaid 238 plan; likely it’s only reserving the most expensive plan for more premium devices. DiGi now offers a pick-and-mix with its devices – not all devices will be available with all plans but the rule of thumb is usually the more expensive the plan, the less you will need to pay for the device, especially if you’re a long-time customer.

Only problem is that with Maxis, Celcom and U Mobile all offering alternate, cheaper ways to buy phones instead of paying large sums outright, we’re wondering why DiGi is sticking to its old model and also offering a very small device range. Currently U Mobile might be offering the cheapest means to get an iPhone while Maxis and Celcom make upgrading to a new phone in 12 months easier.

You can buy the Huawei Mate 8 online here.