Call + Data Plan

I have gone through dilemma on which telco call + data plan to sign on. Majority of existing plan on market are suitable for heavy and moderate phone caller. For a person with heavy data use, less than 10 phone calls made for a month, those plan just doesn’t fit me.

Some normal plan user told me they got bill shocked because of data charges, since digi and maxis both charge RM0.10/KB after exceeded quota. They advised to install data traffic counter app to monitor, refresh every month for accurate info to avoid bill shock.

Data traffic counter apps for android:
a) Stats Free
b) 3G Watchdog Pro


For unlimited data usage, Digi offer two plans:

i) DG Smartplan Lite
  – RM 33, auto billing rm 28 300MB quota/month
  – After exceed usage, it will throttle down to 8-10kbps!?
    according to :
    300Mb quota exceeded
    http://yorait.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/300mb-quota-exceeded/

    DiGi’s What Berry are you? New Blackberry plans were also revealed
    http://blog.rodger.my/2010/12/09/

ii) DG Smart Plan
  – RM 68, auto billing rm 65
  – 3GB quota/ month
  – After exceed usage, throttle down to 128kbps.

* auto billing – pay by credit card automatically for every month

After all, i choose Digi because it is not fun at all to use internet with the care of exceeding data. Since smart plan lite quota is too low, i take rm 68 smart plan instead.

Death of Philips 32PFL403S LCD TV

Few days ago, i just experienced death of my Philips 32PFL403S/97 LCD TV. Without any sign, the screen sudden turned from color to white, with the sound still working.

Bought the LCD since year 2008 3rd quarter with RM 1699, moderate use, average 3-4 hours per day.

Tried to find solution online,

i) Yahoo! Answers
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100827043453AAlcUZ5

ii) Fixya
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5093881-lcd_flat_panel_tv_troubleshooting_guide

Those solution above doesn’t seems easy for DIY, so i went to 2 local electronics shops, but none of them willing to try fixing it. According to them, replacement parts availability of the brand is bad, especially for old model. Advised me bring it to dealer shop or service centre.

To save time, i just bought a new one instead. A Sharp LC32L400M- bk.

Compare to previous Philips, Sharp brighten up dark area of image to make it more visible. It also comes with backlight control and auto brightness control. Not bad for a RM 1k product.

How to Sign in different account on android’s youtube app

Take me sometime to figure out how to do this, as below:

step 1: open youtube app
step 2: tap the menu button on your phone, choose “my channel”
step 3: click “sign out” on top right, and it will redirect to youtube home page
step 4: now, go back to “my channel” again, it will prompt up a box with selection of sign in existing account or Add account.

Add new account here, to sign in different account next time, repeat steps above, and you will see different accounts in the prompt box.