Super Wiggy with P1 4G Portable Modem

After the Super Wiggy launch, bloggers were given the option to take home P1’s Super Wiggy device for a trial run. The new P1 Wiggy portable modem (UH235) has gone through an image surgery.

New Wiggy Image

Now colored in white, sporting a smooth curved finished on the top with a simple P1 logo stamped onto it. Besides the aesthetics, most notable change to me was its size. It’s not smaller, but bigger now!

size comparison
New Wiggy on the left.

Other notable product design changes to P1’s new Wiggy were:

  • The modem has a stand attached to the back.
  • Includes a hook to put it at the top of your laptop, facing outwards.
  • Includes a suction to stick it to your outer laptop cover or, toilet tiles?
  • The modem connects to your machine via a wired USB cable.

I suppose the size has been upscaled because the new Wiggy is suppose to deliver a stronger signal strength. However, I can’t confirm this because I’ve yet to test this device on the 15th floor of a building.

Is Wimax and 4G the same?

Technically, yes and no. When I posed the question to Jeck during the event launch, he briefly explained that P1 is calling it 4G to not confuse consumers with more jargon. At the same time, it’s believed there isn’t a 4G standard right now.

But in simpler terms, 3G is suppose to handle voice and 4G is suppose to handle data. Get it? :)

Speed and Coverage

P1 has been aggressively and consistently extending their coverage since they started. During the Wiggy launch event, it was mentioned they’d have covered nearly 80% of Malaysia; if memory serves me right, by next year.

In terms of speed, I’ve not been sponsored by P1 to travel from Kedah to Johor. So I can only share with you the speeds I’ve gotten at common places I’ve visited. :P

wiggy speeds
Damansara Uptown
wiggy speeds
Kelana Jaya

It’s great having a strong signal and being connected. But I did experience a blind spot at Plaza Kelana Jaya. When I contacted P1 about it, it was my luck it seems that the signal wasn’t fully covered in that area. Therefore, coverage is growing but still not a blanket just yet.

Cost of my Wiggy

P1 is now promoting a savings of 50% on new Wiggy sign-ups. Reading the fine print, the 50% only applies on the 2nd and 3rd month of your bill. Boo.

p1 wiggy packages
Current P1 Wiggy promotion

I suppose for the price you can expect to pay for the starter plan of the new wiggy (UH235) is equivalent to your Streamyx home connection. In less words, sudah potong?

To be honest, I won’t be cutting mine soon. However, I personally feel the new Wiggy would be an awesome challenger or replacement to other mobile broadband solutions.

Now, if only the new Wiggy had a lower monthly rate for 1.5Mbps and a 5GB quota for say, RM50 a month? ;)

8 thoughts on “Super Wiggy with P1 4G Portable Modem”

  1. 3G is suppose to handle voice and 4G is suppose to handle data. Get it? ” Thats totally noob. dont mislead people here, do research before quoting something.

  2. What I quoted was my interpretation from what was shared. I don’t claim to know it all and you’re free to share your elaboration on the comparison between 3G and 4G.

  3. its not totally wrong. they’re both wireless technology and its just that 3G is more suited for mobile usage while 4G can be implemented to be used with PCs due to higher speed.

  4. I tried it and I think that P1 has been giving me decent speeds so far. Not complaining and so far so good.

  5. haha….it’d be awesome if ANY BB company could come up with 1.5mbps with 30G quota for rm50 a month! haha. i’d jump right on the bandwagon! But it is a good start for P1 that they are delivering what they are saying. Coverage is still expanding…hopefully we’ll all be under coverage real soon.

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