U Mobile GX50 review: Unlimited data with capped speed

U Mobile Postpaid Giler Unlimited GX50 review
U Mobile GX50 review – image via U Mobile

Giler Unlimited GX50 is a postpaid plan offered by U Mobile. So far, this is the best postpaid plan from U Mobile. The reason is simple, it is cheap and unlimited. See also if U Mobile P79 is the one you are looking for.

Cheaper price means there’s some trade off right? So, with GX50, the trade off is the internet speed. The internet speed is capped at 5Mbps, which means its a 3G speed on a 4G network.

Theoretically, 5Mbps is enough to stream a video without buffer and play an online game without lagging. But need to make sure, you are in the right area and network coverage. Here are the pros and cons of U Mobile GX50.


Pros of U Mobile GX50 plan

  • No contract
  • Unlimited data all day
  • Unlimited data on all apps
  • Unlimited call to all network

First and foremost, GX50 plan comes with no contract. This is one good thing.

GX50 is a postpaid plan which is bundled with unlimited data. The unlimited data can be utilized on any days, any apps, any types of usage, and unlimited calls to any network.

This unlimited data is meant for your personal use on your smartphone, not for sharing with other device or tethering (hotspot).

Cons of U Mobile GX50 plan

  • Speed capped at 5Mbps
  • Hotspot/tethering data only 5GB
  • 10 sen / SMS to all network including U Mobile

As I mention above, the internet speed for GX50 is capped at 5Mbps only. Basically, this is a 4G/LTE line with a speed of 3G.

The free hotspot is 5GB, just enough for surfing and some light work but not for streaming. Interestingly, this 5GB has no speed cap.

(The question of why U Mobile can’t provide free SMS to all network is still bothering me…)

Things to consider

The major issue with U Mobile is their coverage and connectivity.  Based on user feedback on their Facebook and Twitter account and also my own experience, I can see that U Mobile still have a lot of things to improve especially the coverage.

The connection is not stable, sometimes it can be very good and sometimes it can be very irritating when the connection intermittently connected and disconnected.

If you are considering to port-in to U Mobile, make sure to check their coverage at your place. You can go to U Mobile Coverage Map website by visiting https://www.u.com.my/support/coverage or click this link.

Final verdict

It’s a cheap package for moderate usage. This plan should be sufficient if the coverage is good at your area. Don’t buy this before checking the coverage, you will end up cursing U Mobile.

If you have any issue with U Mobile service, I suggest you can directly contact them on their Twitter account @umobile, they look very responsive.

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