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Maxis today announced a brand new Hotlink Social Edition that gives you not only all the regular perks you get with a Hotlink plan – Active 10, promotional calling rates and such, it also comes extra freebies that are specially catered for social network enthusiasts – Free unlimited access to Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp, making it the first telco in Malaysia to launch a social media-based starter pack. The catch? The unlimited access for Facebook and Twitter is only applicable for Facebook Java App or across all mobile browsers via m.facebook.com, m.twitter.com and pic.twitter.com.

Available for new and existing Hotlink customers, all you need to do is buy a new Hotlink Social Edition pack, or a Hotlink Social Edition Ticket, and you can start sharing with your friends immediately, the services offered are as shown below:

Hotlink Social Edition Pack (RM10)

  • A new SIM
  • Free Unlimited access to Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp
  • RM5 of airtime for calls & SMS to all local networks, as well as IDD calls all day long
  • All day data of up to 50MB
  • 5-days validity period

To activate the new Hotlink Social Edition SIM card, just dial 122 from your mobile phone.

Hotlink Social Edition Hot Ticket (RM10)

  • Free Unlimited access to Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp
  • RM7 of airtime for calls & SMS to all local networks, as well as IDD calls all day long
  • All day data of up to 50MB
  • 1GB of data between 2am and 7am
  • 5-days validity period

Hit the break for more information including the full Press Release.

Hotlink FB Twitter WhatsappDetails on how the Unlimited access works

MAXIS LAUNCHES HOTLINK SOCIAL EDITION FOR SOCIAL MEDIA BUFFS

• First telco in Malaysia to launch a social media-based starter pack

• First telco in Malaysia to offer 3 social networking sites in one pack

• First telco in Malaysia to offer unlimited free access to Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp

MEDIA RELEASE

For immediate release

Kuala Lumpur, 18 April 2013

Social Media enthusiasts can now tweet, share, like and connect with one another with greater freedom, with the nationwide launch of Hotlink Social Edition today. The latest prepaid plan from Hotlink, Malaysia’s no. 1 prepaid service from Maxis Berhad (“Maxis”), is the first 3-in-1 social media prepaid plan to be launched in the market, with free unlimited access to Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp. The Hotlink Social Edition is also catered to existing Hotlink customers, where they can purchase the Social Edition Hot Ticket to enjoy the services and more. The launch, which took place in the presence of over 300 Hotlink dealers and the media in Kuala Lumpur, was simultaneously orchestrated at five other major locations in Peninsular Malaysia, namely Penang, Johor Bahru, Ipoh, Kuantan and Alor Setar.

Suren J Amarasekera, Maxis’ Joint Chief Operating Officer said, “Social media has taken the world by storm and in Malaysia alone, we have seen an explosive growth in the number of social network users with the country now boasting more than 13 million Facebook users, and over two million Twitter users1. Research has also shown that Malaysians spend one third of their time on social media2. These are remarkable statistics and clearly show the continuing surge in social media networking, and that users cut across a multitude of segments, from the young to the old!

“With customers increasingly accessing their favourite social network sites such as Facebook and Twitter using their smartphones, the Hotlink Social Edition is an ideal plan that will cater to users of different age groups. It will give them better access to stay connected and communicate with their friends, look up the latest news and developments, stay ahead in business or even enjoy the rich content on the popular social network platforms,” added Suren.

How the Hotlink Social Edition Works

At just RM10, the Hotlink Social Edition pack offers customers the following services that have a combined value of RM18:

• A New SIM

• Free UNLIMITED access to Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp;

• RM5 of airtime for calls & SMS to all local networks, as well as all International Direct Dialing (IDD) calls, all day long; and

• All day data of up to 50MB for internet browsing.

To activate the new Hotlink Social Edition SIM card, customers just need to dial 122 from their mobile phones to enjoy the services. These services come with a 5-day validity period.

Meanwhile, for existing Hotlink customers, all they need to do is purchase the special Hotlink Social Edition Hot Ticket, also for RM10, to enjoy the following services that have a combined value of RM20:

• Free UNLIMITED access to Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp;

• RM7 worth of airtime to all local networks;

• All-day data of up to 100MB

• 1GB of data between 2am and 7am.

The above services also come with a 5-day validity period.