Using Celcom and Maxis broadband because Streamyx suxs

I couldn’t be bothered to call TMNet or find out why my Streamyx broadband keeps getting cut off. It is a complete waste of time. When I read that our Penang Chief Minister promises us island wide free broadband, I only wish to tell him to just keep it to himself. Right now, I am paying RM88 and I get connection that sucks. What more free wi-fi? Don’t try to be too ambitious, Mr. C.M. I am not impressed. We are limited by the overall capacity, ok? I know ‘cos I used to work in a cable manufacturing company and my hubby worked with Marconi/Ericsson dealing with installation of those fibre optics lines.


The Streamyx line has been so slow or getting cut off so often today. Lucky I still have another Celcom Unlimited Broadband line. I pay RM68 for this and I must say it has keep me very much occupied because I can surf from anywhere with my Sony Ericsson P1i. The speed is nothing to shout about but at least I get connected all the time.

Blek, I hate it when our broadband is slow like turtle or all the pages load only half a page. Hear another Penangite rants about it on

Post Author: lilian

20 thoughts on “Using Celcom and Maxis broadband because Streamyx suxs


    (January 23, 2008 - 10:58 pm)

    Yayaya, who cares lah. I have so many lines to use and three pcs n lappie to hook up to, lol. Sigh… one line down, more on standby.

    Wing Loon

    (January 24, 2008 - 2:21 am)

    I am facing the same problem here in KL too. Web surfing to US sites is damn slow. I have Celcom Broadband too but 3G signal here is weak. It often jump to GPRS, :(

    Internet Connection Contingencies : Andrew Ooi

    (January 24, 2008 - 12:46 pm)

    […] links: 5xmom complaints on Streamyx (At least she has 2 good backup connections to fall back […]

    Hobart Lim Zi YIng

    (January 24, 2008 - 5:49 pm)

    good for u ppl all with backup lines
    i only have one
    and if our dear streamyx fails
    which seems to be getting more often these days, i have zero internet connection
    which pretty sucks for a teenager

    Nintendo Wii

    (January 24, 2008 - 6:08 pm)

    I wasnt ever been to Malaysia. But one of my friends live there. He said Maxis is the best for both of calling and internet service.

    Active Dragon

    (January 24, 2008 - 9:35 pm)

    I use both Maxis and Streamyx. In my opinion, Maxis is no better than Streamyx. Connection is slow most of the time. Hard to get connection especially after 2am. Only good as a backup. My place in Bayan Baru is supposed to be smacked right in the middle of a 3G area and but connection is still bad. Anyway, not fair for me to compare these two because Maxis is wireless and Streamyx is wired.


    (April 30, 2008 - 12:28 am)

    well, celcom is under TM group anyway, now you know why streamyx& celcom broadband they want to keep different features with both of them, they wanna target a different range of users, no matter you think which one is good or bad, they’re still earning yr money though…

    the onli thing you can do is go for their competitor Maxis broadband..


    (July 11, 2008 - 9:37 pm)

    Sorry to hear about the connection problems with your broadband service. Are there any other ISP’s available to you?

    Maxis Customer

    (July 28, 2008 - 6:50 pm)

    A warning from one consumer to another:


    If you love your kids, don’t let them use Maxis broadband.
    Kids who surf slower, learn slower and with the added pressure from having an unstable internet connection and constant disconnection could lead them to having suicidal tendencies at such a young age.



    (January 25, 2009 - 8:49 am)

    Can someone tell me why all BB having slow connection this pass few week(after christmas)… All provider experience the slowness connection…


    (February 20, 2009 - 9:21 pm)

    Hi Everyone

    1. I urge everyone to check whether you are getting the download speed that you subscribed from streamyx. For your info, you should get at least 90%.
    2. Please click this link to see how much speed you get. Click a few times to confirm. (
    3. If you are getting below 50%, please do a print screen.
    4. To do a print screen, put your cursor at the down right hand corner (put the cursor at the time) to get the date and day appear. Once appear, press together the keyboard buttons ctrl and prt sc.
    5. Next click start, All Programs, Accessories, Paint
    6. Press keyboard buttons ctrl and v
    7. Then File, Save As (put a name) Save into your desktop
    8. Send it as attachment to,,
    9. They need your support and evidence to bring up to TM
    10. Please support for everyone benefit

    Thank you.


    (April 12, 2009 - 1:08 am)

    hehehehe… dont quarel laa everybody,,, everything u got good or bad is depand on ur location where u live now kayy..!! next time better choose live in town laa… dont surf under coconut shell kayy.. sorry arrr..!!

    HSDPA under 1 roof.


    (April 21, 2009 - 8:14 pm)

    Come on people…..bragging about streamx….if u read celcom T & C,, it stated there u can only use on 5GB per month…..more than that celcom will limit your transfer bit till 56kbps….what a shame…That what you call unlimited with limit…..well its all about money….


    (April 28, 2009 - 9:15 pm)

    Well I’m celcom victim since 2 months ago. I subscribe to 3.6mbps package. First week damn fast. After the first week teaser it began to run at 0.2kbps ~ 5kbps even until today. Totally unbelievable. Can you imagine that speed!?? It took me minutes to load a complete yahoo homepage. Same area same location. Concerning the 5GB limit…even 1GB will be a challenge with such speed! Forget about youtube. If you think of celcom go for dial-up. way way faster. I’m gonna terminate end of the month. Mind you!


    (June 1, 2009 - 9:44 pm)

    I agree with kelvin. I was also a victim of celcom broadband. I can receive HSDPA signal from my house. The connection is damn slow during peak hours but it is a little bit better during early in the morning and late at night. The fastest connection that i experience is 1.5mbs that is also once in a blue moon. I am suggesting new user not to subscribe Celcom Broadband.RM 98/month is not reasonable with it service.I am considering switching to Streamyx. What about Streamyx?? Is it same with celcom broadband??


    (June 3, 2009 - 11:54 pm)


    i think we will never see any salvation regarding fast internet connection in Malaysia ^_^… but for anyone who use streamyx broadband i can share a little tip with you … try to find an ip address range(DEPENDS ON YOUR LOCATION) which provide you with the fastest download speed for example in my place 60.49.xx.xx … try connect and disconnect your internet connection to search for good ip ranges once you find it remember it for ur next time usage … BE CAREFULL WITH THE TIME INTERVAL BETWEEN RENEWING YOUR CONNECTION, connect and disconnect your internet btwn 10 -15 min at one time only.. if you renew your ip too many time/rapidly in a short duration, TM will rotate your ip in the same range… because such action is like hammering their ip distribution system/ i forgot the system name ^_^.. i have been using this trick since starting this year..bcoz before this streamyx connection is good( i use it since 2005, 1 mb package(rm88)) but now got some prob .. better they fix it before anyone come with better solution… better speed( maybe never ^_^) anyway … good luck
    salaamzzz ^_^


    (June 7, 2009 - 11:18 am)

    i don’t care. Stick with streamyx even sometimes its on crazy mode.


    (June 7, 2009 - 4:54 pm)

    celcom and maxis broadband cannot go with rapidshare. streamyx can. i’ll rather stick with it. wait for P1 get into my place then i will immediately terminate my account.


    (June 13, 2009 - 12:46 pm)

    I have been using celcom broadband more than 1 year. Haha…I always got exciding 5Gb warning every month, so always got my speed controled. I found out that the speed only high for only a few days expecially arround 20-25. Is true that lately the speed is like turtle :(. I want to switch to the celcom home,hop,away package where both celcom broadband 384kpbs + streamyx 1Mbps for only RM108. with this you can also + another RM10 for the combo package for the fixed line charges. The worse thing is has to tie 18mths agreement :(.


    (June 13, 2009 - 3:12 pm)

    We’ve been thanking our lucky stars for DiGi EDGE today – Streamyx dead again (until 2pm!). DiGi EDGE is slow (best 5x dialup), but reliable like your father’s old hammer. If I wasn’t trying to run some servers from my desk, I’d cut the line and go ‘TM Free’.

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