As you may know, I am currently reviewing the Samsung Galaxy S9 for the next two weeks. While I’m using the S9, I definitely have to install some of my usual daily used app such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Another app that I “need” is the Xpax app. But when I did a search in Google Play Store, Xpax app is nowhere to be found.
That is when I found out that they (Celcom) have taken the Xpax app out of Play Store with Celcom Life as a replacement. Well, I didn’t know about this and obviously I had to give it a go. I know that Xpax app is made especially for prepaid users. I wondered whether the Celcom Life is for postpaid or prepaid or both?
After installing the new Celcom Life app, only then I found out that it “auto detects” whether you’re using a postpaid or prepaid line. My initial reaction when using the new Celcom Life is, wow…especially with the new interface and speed.
I remember installing the Xpax app when it was launched. The interface is okay looking but the loading speed was too slow. They have improved the speed after many updates later but it is still too slow for me.
The new Celcom Life app on the other hand, is much more responsive. It’s also much easier to use and navigate around. Registering or rather activating your app is very easy. Just key in your phone number and wait for the activation code via SMS. Key in your activation code and you’re done.
This will be the first thing you will see. You will see your credit balance and current status. Interface is clean and very straight forward.
The 3 lines on the top left will bring you here, the menu and settings. You can reload from here, check your subscriptions, upgrade your service and much more.
Tapping the buy more button on the home screen will bring this menu out. You can make your top-up, internet plans, add-on plans and roaming purchases from here.
I did tapped on the reload button to see how can I purchase my top-up. This will come up. You have a few choices on the amount that you want to buy. Then you can choose whether to use credit/debit card or online banking. I tried with credit card and it will bring me to fill in the payment details. Fill it all up and hit confirm, and you’re good to go.
It is that simple now.
I also did a top-up for my internet plan and I can see how much data is left and when is the expiry date. Everything is much clearer now as compared to the old Xpax app.
I thank Celcom for coming up with this new Celcom Life app. It is better, easier and more responsive than the previous version.
In GUI looks better. Everything that I need to check is displayed right at the home screen. Swiping left will show the data usage at a glance. I know that the Celcom Life app is still new and not working well for most users. This is probably due to phone compatibility or some bug. But I personally think they are on the right track.
So be patient for now, I’m sure they will update it frequently to make the Celcom Life app a reliable companion for Celcom users. Just keep up the good work, Celcom.
Download the new Celcom Life app now!