Progresif no longer puts ‘unlimited data’ packages on the list of its offerings, believing that customers should not be paying for the unused data that expires at the end of every month.
Instead, its new packages will be available to the public starting February 1, allowing customers to take full control of the amount of data they will spend.
The new offerings are all padded up with affordable data add-ons, making it easier for customers to plan and cap their data consumption trends whereby unused data can be carried forward onto the next month.
Progresif’s ONE Mobile Plan gives customers a basic package of 1GB monthly for just $10, with no limits imposed on talk time and texts.
Users who want more data can add 5GB for just another $10 whenever they need.
The company’s ONE Home Broadband Plan which starts at $40 for 100GB monthly allows customers to add-on another 100GB of data for just $10 whenever they need.
Consumers will also have the option of bundling their personal mobile and home broadband subscriptions together within the same OneBundle.
The company also introduced a family plan which gives 10GB of shared mobile data including up to five lines, and 100GB of home broadband data for only $100, with free installation included in the deal as well as a free subscription to its upcoming video and audio content streaming service Progresif Media.
Progresif decided to craft its new packages after finding out that average users in Brunei use about 12GB mobile data monthly, and 400GB of home broadband data each month.
Announcing the new packages, CEO Hjh Nurul Haniah Hj Md Jaafar said people should not pay more for the amount of unused data at the end of each month.
“In that sense, ‘unlimited’ actually means that people would have to pay a fixed amount of monthly fee, even though they still have data to be spent,” she said.
“More than that, if they have an unlimited plan and do use excessive data, the consumer triggers the Fair Usage Policy that’s hidden in the fine print and have their network speed throttled,” said the ceo.
“Some people may also be in a hurry to finish their data at the end of each month just to make their monies worth,” she added.
With the new packages, the ceo said Progresif wants to encourage its customers to understand their usage trends and then get only the amount of data they actually need.
“What Progresif’s OnePlan gives you is complete control of your spending in a way that is flexible and transparent. We don’t lock you into a 24-month contract, you only pay for the data you use, data you haven’t used gets carried over to the next month, and your line won’t be throttled. We believe this is big progress for the consumer”, the CEO said.
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