Despite the 60% population coverage that Digi recently announced, Maxis insists that it is the true telecommunication company that provides the best 4G LTE network coverage in Malaysia. The company is saying it is capable of giving customers not just great coverage but quality speeds as well. To prove it, the company is holding a 24 hour 4G LTE network challenge to collect data on its network speeds and coverage across Malaysia.
Maxis has officially kicked off its 24 hours 4G LTE challenge. Starting from 3pm today, Maxis has sent its staff to go on a 24 hour journey around Peninsular Malaysia and test Maxis’ 4G network. They have 24 hours to do so with one goal in mind: to prove that the company’s 4G LTE network is the best.
Celcom has just launched Yonder Music, a new music streaming service in Malaysia that focuses on local artists and content. The service is exclusively available for Celcom FIRST and Xpax customers as it makes its official debut after the launch of the FIRST Blue and Gold plans earlier this week.
Local telco Maxis is now offering the Huawei G8 on Zerolution for a low monthly rate of RM107. Announced at IFA 2015 and launched in Malaysia weeks ago, the G8 has a fingerprint sensor. It is a more affordable mid-range device compared to the Huawei Mate S that was unveiled at the same time.
[Update 18/11/2015]: Celcom has launched two of their latest plans, FIRST Blue and FIRST Gold. As a result of that, the telco has also removed all previous plans. Digi has also updated their SmartPlan with the addition of Digi SmartPlan 238. Maxis also removed SurfMore 75 and introduced MaxisGO.
[Update 11/5/2015]: A lot has happened since our last update. Almost all the telcos have new plans up their sleeves for the year, so hit the break to check them out.
[Update 26/12/2014]: We’ve added Celcom’s new postpaid plans with Optimiser to the list.
[Update 21/8/2014]: Since that quite a lot has changed over the past few months since posting this article, here’s an update to reflect all those changes. Maxis has removed most of its older postpaid plans and replaced them with an all new MaxisONE Plans that gives “limitless” calls and SMS from as low as RM78 a month. Celcom also renamed its data plans to the Celcom First One for those who complained about how the MaxisONE plans have too little data. Finally, DiGi added new iDiGi plans that are streamlined with its existing Smart Plan postpaid plans.
Just a little reminder, none of these plans are tied to any contract. Contract only applies for phone bundles, or when the telco gives you an extra discount for signing up for a contract. Otherwise, you will be free to change your plans anytime you want.
Hit the break to check out the changes.
Have you been receiving unwanted SMS messages from random numbers? The Communications and Multimedia Consumer Forum of Malaysia (CFM) have been receiving an increased number of SMS complaints regarding unsolicited SMSes in Malaysia year after year. More on what it is and what you can do about it after the jump.
Digi has sort of released their response to Maxis’ claim of having the widest LTE coverage in Malaysia. The argument of who has the widest 4G LTE coverage has been going on back and forth between the two companies and today, Digi has up its ante by increasing their own mobile network coverage to 60%, an extra 5% from Maxis’ latest claim.