News & Reviews: Maxis plan
Apr 25, 2013
It's finally official. The Samsung Galaxy S4 / S IV is going to be officially launched in Malaysia on 27 April 2013 at a still 'secret' location. Thankfully, Malaysia is one of the countries to get the first roll-out of Samsung Galaxy S4 / S IV smartphones. Still no news on pricing but all things considered you should probably prepare around RM2200 as all of the Malaysian Telcos we've seen have the RRP for the Samsung Galaxy S4 / S IV at RM2199.
Apr 24, 2013
In an SMS broadcast, Maxis revealed that they will release the Samsung Galaxy S4 / S IV on 27 April 2013 (this Saturday) at Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre. So far, the Samsung Galaxy S4 / S IV is set to be offered at a subsidized price of RM1499 under an RM118 per month commitment plan. While we were rather expecting a bit more in terms of details or promotions (Maxis One Club offers for example), this wasn't made clear in the SMS.
Apr 22, 2013
After months of foreshadowing, Celcom has finally come out with their 4G LTE coverage. Going under the name Celcom 4G LTE, Celcom will be offering a 4G LTE Modem with 3 months worth of Celcom First data plan for RM199. This deal will be available tomorrow (23 April 2013) at selected Blue Cube outlets (Blue Cube @ sunway, Blue Cube Pavilion, Blue Cube Menara Celcom) and is limited to the first 1000 customers though. Those customers after the first 1000 will probably have to pay the standard monthly payment of RM138 per month.
Apr 21, 2013
Maxis recently released a Hotlink Social Edition SIM pack that offers Free unlimited usage of social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp. These social media services are on top of existing Hotlink services along with all day data of up to 50MB. However, to get the Social Media access for Facebook and Twitter you have to either use a Facebook Java App or go through browsers using m.facebook.com, m.twitter.com and pic.twitter.com.
Apr 17, 2013
Maxis seems to be dropping prices on their smartphone bundles on a weekly basis as this week they revise their Samsung Galaxy Note II bundles so that you can buy one for as low as RM1149. Of course this means having to sign up for a contract under Maxis but this time Maxis are being a bit more flexible in terms of their contracts.
Apr 12, 2013
By now you should have known that Maxis 4G LTE is fully compatible with your Apple iPhone 5 and certain iPad models. To activate your LTE settings just do the following steps:
1. Get your Carrier Update
- Download the latest iOS (6.1.3 or higher). To update to the latest iOS tap Settings > General > Software Update.
- Start the update. Tap Settings > General > About > Update.
- Reboot the device. Make sure the Carrier is Maxis 14.1.
Apr 11, 2013
In another aggressive push of their 4G LTE services, Maxis recently announced that they were expanding their LTE network onward and outward from the Klang Valley. These areas incude Penang and Johor Bharu. According to Maxis Joint Chief Operating Officer Mark Dioguardi, Maxis will offer their LTE services in Penang and Johor Bharu in Q3 of 2013. This means said areas will most likely get it sometime between July and September.
Apr 11, 2013
Maxis recently confirmed what many Apple iPhone 5 and some iPad users in Malaysia are now finding out. Those who were on the Maxis 4G LTE plans now have LTE speeds for their devices. Maxis officially confirmed this recently along with an update of their new LTE coverage areas as shown below:
Apr 08, 2013
With the 8th of April the BlackBerry Z10 is now officially available for our major telcos in Malaysia. This includes Celcom from RM1188, DiGi from RM899, Maxis from RM1088 and U-Mobile from RM1268.
Celcom's BlackBerry Z10 offerings go for their First Prime, Premier and Elite plans along with their mPro plans. Check out the table below for all the details:
Apr 06, 2013
Maxis is just dropping prices for their various bundled devices. This time around it is their Samsung Galaxy S III Mini which used to go for RM399 under their TalkMore48 + 1GB data plan. Now, in a move that will make those who don't call or SMS that much very happy, the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini is available with the Maxis TalkMore28 or TextMore28 from RM76 a month (the original site may say as low as RM56 but this applies to the HTC Desire C with 200MB Mobile Internet Plan). The fineprint for this deal is that the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini is only available under a 24 month contract and new subscribers have to pay an advance payment of RM500. Existing Maxis customers who have been using Maxis Postpaid plans for more than a year don't have to pay this advance payment.