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[Opinion] In Defence Of Malaysia’s “Slow” Internet

by Lucas Lau · 5 months ago · 38 Comments · 6.7k views

Malaysia

I complain about the state of Malaysia’s internet like the rest of you. I have experienced the golden pastures of Korea and Japan, clocking ridiculous speeds in coffee shops and seeing that Speedtest needle redline like a a drift car attacking a course. I have experienced the time where not even an instagram picture would load while my phone proudly reported H+ with a smug satisfaction, like it wasn’t just H, it was better than that.

But when people were sharing this article from a daily that based on a study conducted by Ookla (of speedtest.net fame) proclaimed Malaysia to have, on average, slower (therefore worse) internet than neighbours Vietnam & Cambodia, even my jaded eyebrow was raised.

Today I rise to the defence of our internet. The numbers don’t tell the full story and lead us on a roundabout journey of self loathing and MCMC complaints when in fact, we are not doing so badly at all. The number at the end of a speedtest is not the be all and end all, being able to take the test in more places anywhere in the country, is.

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Maxis Introduces New 4G LTE Powered Mobile Wi-Fi Modem, Free with any RM88/month Plans and Above

by Huei Song · 1 year ago · No Comments · 5.1k views

Maxis 4G LTE Wifi Modem

If owning multiple SIM cards that shares the same account isn’t your cup of tea because all your other tablets do not have a SIM card slot, Maxis recently introduced a new 4G LTE Mobile WiFi Modem that allows you to connect up to 10 devices at the same time, and enjoy amazingly fast 4G LTE speeds of up to 75Mbps. Worth RM500, Maxis is giving it away for free if you sign up for any internet plan of RM88/month and above (12 months contract).

Maxis 4G LTE Wifi Modem Table

Maxis Wireless Broadband comes with 2 allocations of quotas, one from 8am to 2am and another from 2am to 8am. Peak hour refers to usage between 8am to 2am while off peak is allocated for usage between 2am to 8am, so if you have a lot of things to download, you know what time to start them so you can fully utilize all Maxis Wireless Broadband has got to offer.

In order to be eligible for the deal, you will need to pay an activation fee of RM100 and a device advance payment of RM240 during your initial sign up. The advance payment will be credited back to you at RM20/month for the first 12 months. The key features of the 4G LTE Mobile WiFi Modem includes fast speed of up to 75Mbps, the ability to connect up to 10 devices simultaneously and a long battery life of up to 10 hours for each full charge.

Of course, what’s good of a 4G LTE modem when you do not reside within the telco’s 4G LTE coverage area? Check Maxis’ coverage map in this link, or visit Maxis for more information and to check out the rest of their broadband plans.

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Maxis Offering RM800 Rebate for a New Sony Bravia TV with its IPTV Bundle

by Huei Song · 1 year ago · 2 Comments · 104 views

Maxis RM800 Off Sony Bravia Promo

If you’re going to sign up with Maxis for its Home Fibre Internet with Astro B.yond IPTV or Home Fibre Internet package, and you’re hoping to land your hands on one of the latest televisions in the market this Raya, the telco is offering RM800 rebate on the Sony 46” Bravia Internet LED TV (KDL-46W704A) with Free NFC Remote Control worth RM199. Retailing at RM3,499, the TV (and remote) will be yours for only RM2,699 when you sign up for any Home Fibre Internet with Astro B.yond IPTV or Home Fibre Internet packages.

Maxis Home Fibre Internet Plans

Maxis Fibre Internet Plans

Maxis Home Fibre Internet Plan with Astro B.yond IPTV

Pick any Home Fibre Internet Plans and sign up with one of these Astro B.yond IPTV Superpacks.Maxis Fibre Internet with Astro

The offer is valid from 16 July to 15 September 2013 for both new sign ups as well as existing customers who wish to upgrade from Home Fibre Internet to Home Fibre Internet with Astro B.yond IPTV.

Visit Maxis for more information and to check if your area is within their coverage.

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Maxis Expands LTE Coverage, Now in East Malaysia As Well

by Huei Song · 1 year ago · 6 Comments · 340 views

Maxis 4G LTE

It looks like the LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 isn’t the only thing Maxis is announcing today, the company just announced that it has expanded its 4G LTE service t a whole lot more places including East Malaysia, making it the first to offer 4G LTE in the region.

Maxis has doubled its 4G LTE coverage in the Klang Valley since its launch early this year, with new places such as Bukit Damansara, Kepong, Sungai Besi, Sentul and Subang Jaya. Maxis has also expanded its footprint to cover other states like Penang and Johor Bahru, and now, it can even be found in East Malaysia, starting with Kuching and Kota Kinabalu.

Hit the break for a full list of new areas or visit Maxis for the full list of coverage area. Do you suddenly have the urge to get the new LTE Galaxy S4, or will you wait for the newly announced Galaxy S4 Active which supports LTE connectivity as well?

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Astro Select Brings New HD Channels To B.yond IPTV with Maxis Customers: Including Comedy Central and More

by Syefri Zulkefli · 1 year ago · 5 Comments · 1k views

Astro Select for Astro B.yond IPTV with Maxis

When we stepped into the venue where Astro and Maxis held their Astro B.yond IPTV with Maxis briefing earlier today, we didn’t expect to learn anything new on top of what we have discussed last week when the service’s official website went online. After all, this is not the first time that Astro is offering B.yond IPTV to fiber-optic customers as they did the same thing with Time Broadband in 2011.

Well, we were wrong…or it could be that we just missed it the first time around.

Apparently, Astro B.yond IPTV with Maxis customers are able to enjoy 10 new HD channels and more than 700 hours’ worth of on-demand contents via Astro Select. Five out of the 10 new HD channels are available immediately which include HBO Hits, HBO Signature, HBO Family, WeTV and check this out: Comedy Central – home to some of the world-renowned comedy show such as South Park and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. The remaining five HD channels are scheduled to be out by the next quarter, said Astro.

For those who wondering whether these new channels will be made for standard Astro B.yond customers, well…not anytime soon. According to Astro’s CEO, Dato’ Rohana Rozhan, Astro Select is exclusive only for Astro IPTV with Maxis customers. In fact, not even Astro IPTV with Time Broadband customers will receive the new contents which made Astro Select as one of the biggest differences between it and the new Astro IPTV with Maxis.

Astro B.yond IPTV with Maxis

We got to say that is quite a bummer especially for hopeful Comedy Central fans out there. Nevertheless, for those who are curious about the new Astro IPTV with Maxis which also features high speed broadband of up to 30Mbps and optional voice service, click on www.astro.com.my/iptv and www.maxis.com.my/astro for further details.

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Maxis Unveils its Home Fibre Internet with Astro B.yond IPTV Plans

by Huei Song · 2 years ago · 5 Comments · 481 views

Maxis Astro

Months ago, in fact, many months ago, Maxis and Astro signed a strategic partnership to combine existing Astro services with Maxis’ networking solutions. This means that customers from both companies will be able to enjoy Astro B.yond IPTV service using Maxis’ high speed fibre internet connectivity. If you’ve been patiently waiting for the arrival of the service, it looks like it’s here as Maxis announces its bundles on its main page.

All you need to do is pick a Maxis Home Fibre Internet Package with options from 10Mbps to 30Mbps, along with a Astro B.yond IPTV Package (Superpack, Value Pack or Family Pack), and you can enjoy freebies and extra discounts with savings of up to RM132.50. Get a 10Mbps Fibre Internet line with Astro SuperPack from only RM248/month; or sign up for 10Mbps Internet with Astro Family Pack from only RM185.95/month.

Maxis Astro Plans

Visit Maxis for more information, pick your package, or to register now.

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Maxis Announces New Wireless Broadband Plans From RM48/month

by Huei Song · 2 years ago · No Comments · 7.3k views

It doesn’t matter if you’re always at home or on the go, Maxis has got new wireless broadband plans to keep you connected to the internet wherever you are. Yesterday, Maxis introduced its new and improved Maxis Home Wireless Internet from as low as RM59/month and Maxis Wireless Broadband plans from as low as RM48/month so you can enjoy fast, affordable and reliable internet backed by the fastest and widest high speed 3G network with over 80% high speed 3G coverage across the country.

“We realise that customers’ needs in terms of how they use Internet at home is changing. With information, entertainment and news being enjoyed by more people across multiple devices at home, and increased availability of affordable internet devices from PCs to tablets, it is not surprising that consumers’ demand for WiFi at home is growing. Our Home Wireless Internet service brings WiFi to over 5 million households across Malaysia with plug and play convenience. To enable more families to share the joys of internet at home, we are now introducing two new affordable packages with higher quotas. Another great offering from Maxis just got even better.” — Joint Chief Operating Officer, Maxis Berhad.

We all love letting our broadband download all our favorite content overnight when we’re all fast asleep, the new Maxis Home Wireless Internet comes with different quota allocated for two different time periods: 8am to 2am and 2am to 8am. The latter is provided for those who do large downloads or use bandwidth heavy applications overnight. The plans available include 3GB at RM59/month, 8GB at RM79/month, 20GB at RM99/month, 28GH at RM139/month, and 48GB at RM169/month. The 8GB and 28GB are newly introduced to provide more affordable higher quota plans to consumers.

Maxis Home Wireless Internet also comes with free Wi-Fi modem and a cordless DECT phone with free calls depending on the package.

As for Maxis Wireless Broadband, the packages are targeted at students, young executives and professionals who need internet access when they are out and about. The feature also comes with additional 2am to 8am internet quota. The Wireless Broadband packages offers the same data plans as the revised Home Wireless Internet packages at RM48/month for 3GB, RM68/month for 8GB, RM88/month for 20GB, RM128/month for 28GB and RM158/month for 48GB.

Details available after the jump.

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Maxis Revises Home Fibre Internet Fee, Offers Up To 30Mbps

by Huei Song · 2 years ago · No Comments · 31 views

Missed out on the last Home Fibre Internet offer Maxis had a couple of months ago? No worries, while you’ll have to pay more at RM148/month (for Maxis principal line holder), Maxis is now offering free installation worth RM200 if you sign up and on top of being able to enjoy high speed internet at 10Mbps, it doesn’t come with any quota so you can surf all you want, till further notice at least. If you’re a non-Maxis subscriber, monthly fee for 10Mbps package is RM168/month.

The telco is also offering internet speeds of up to 30Mbps for you to enjoy faster downloads, enhanced online shopping experience, smoother online streaming, lag-free gaming and more. 20Mbps goes for as low as RM198/month for Maxis postpaid principal line holder and RM238/month for all others, while the 30Mbps is going off at RM248/month for Maxis subscribers and RM298/month for the rest. On top of internet, each package will come with free unlimited talk time to Maxis fixed lines, as well as free talk time to Maxis mobile numbers and to 10 IDD destinations – 100mins for 10Mbps, 200mins for 20Mbps and 300mins for 30Mbps. Other benefits include free internet security and free DECT phone and Wi-Fi modem.

More information available over at Maxis.

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Maxis Revises Home Fibre Internet, Offers Up to 30MBps

by Huei Song · 2 years ago · No Comments · 69 views

Missed out on the last Home Fibre Internet offer Maxis had a couple of months ago? No worries, while you’ll have to pay more at RM148/month (for Maxis principal line holder), Maxis is now offering free installation worth RM200 if you sign up and on top of being able to enjoy high speed internet at 10Mbps, it doesn’t come with any quota so you can surf all you want, till further notice at least. If you’re a non-Maxis subscriber, monthly fee for 10Mbps package is RM168/month.

The telco is also offering internet speeds of up to 30Mbps for you to enjoy faster downloads, enhanced online shopping experience, smoother online streaming, lag-free gaming and more. 20Mbps goes for as low as RM198/month for Maxis postpaid principal line holder and RM238/month for all others, while the 30Mbps is going off at RM248/month for Maxis subscribers and RM298/month for the rest. On top of internet, each package will come with free unlimited talk time to Maxis fixed lines, as well as free talk time to Maxis mobile numbers and to 10 IDD destinations – 100mins for 10Mbps, 200mins for 20Mbps and 300mins for 30Mbps. Other benefits include free internet security and free DECT phone and Wi-Fi modem.

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Maxis Giving Free WiFi Modem When You Sign Up for Plan

by Huei Song · 3 years ago · No Comments · 219 views

Own a bunch of gadgets but don’t wish to get yourself a SIM card for each of them just so you can get connected to the internet? Get a MiFi modem then and spare yourself from the burden of multiple SIM cards. Maxis is now giving away free MiFi modem when you sign up for a 12 months contract for its 6GB Wireless Internet Plan at RM98 a month (RM88 for existing Maxis postpaid customers).

An activation fee of RM100 is compulsory and you will need to pay RM98 advance payment upon subscription. The activation fee is non-refundable so in reality, you’ll only be saving RM180 rather than RM280. If you wish to terminate the contract, you’ll have to pay an additional RM200 handling fee.

Since it’s Maxis, you won’t get capped when you exceed the 6GB quota. If needed, you can purchase additional quota from as low as RM8.

(Source: SoyaCincau)

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