Now that the contract bundles for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus from Maxis and DiGi have been revealed, which one is the more economical option? Which plan offers the best value for money to own over the entire contract period? We take all the plans offered by both telcos and put them together so you can make an informed decision. Both telcos are offering the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with plans ranging from a monthly commitment of only RM50 all the way to over RM200, so whether you are a light mobile user or one who practically stays connected 24/7, there is an iPhone postpaid plan catered for your needs.
Close to seventeen hours after the highly-anticipated pre-orders for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were opened by local telcos DiGi and Maxis, the experience remains exceptionally erratic. The Maxis Online Store remains inaccessible, while DiGi’s one is a hit-and-miss affair. Eager customers are obviously not happy, venting their frustration at every available comment box online. Behind the scenes, both companies have been working on counter-measures to work around the issues faced.
If you’re not already aware, two of the three major telcos in Malaysia started their pre-order campaigns for the brand new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus at 12.01 am today. If you were one of the many who stayed up late to get your pre-order in, you might have been a little disappointed to find the Maxis and DiGi online stores (and main sites) inaccessible as soon as the pre-order pages went live. Celcom’s website remained operational, but that’s simply because the telco opted not to open pre-orders, and instead had begun taking Registration of Interest (ROI) since last week.
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus preorders for Malaysia will be starting later tonight (12am, 31 October 2014 to be precise), but it looks like the pricing has been unveiled by Maxis. The telco has just updated its website to show the full pricing and plans for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
[UPDATE @ 8:03pm] The Maxis Midnight Express is now live. More below.
[ORIGINAL ARTICLE @ 7:43pm]
With pre-orders for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus going live at midnight, Maxis will be unveiling its own special delivery service for those who make their pre-orders for the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Say hello to the Maxis Midnight Express, which will be unveiled later tonight.
DiGi is going big and loud with its upcoming iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launches in Malaysia. Besides being the first local telco to announce the two new iPhones’ availability in the country (by about ten minutes), it has also introduced a virtual queueing system with a twist. It’s called QueLi, and it offers you the chance of being one of the first to own the new iPhone in Malaysia, without having to queue to get it. Here’s how QueLi works.
Have too many devices but not enough SIM cards to keep them connected while you’re on the go? No problem because DiGi has a device for such situations. The telco has just introduced a new Wi-Fi hotspot device called MobiFi that allows you to share your internet with up to 10 different Wi-Fi enabled devices. MobiFi is available at selected DiGi Stores from as low as RM7/month, and can be used together with any one of the telco’s three mobile broadband plans starting from RM25/month.
For the majority of users that have experienced it, losing a mobile phone whether due to accidental reasons or theft is a rather troublesome (and traumatic) experience – all the lost memories or worse, the private data stored inside your most personal of devices. To help Malaysian users cope with such situations as well as an effort to curb mobile phone theft, the Malaysia Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has activated the Public Cellular Blocking Service (PCBS).
Calling all of you who wish to purchase the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, you can now get it with a contract from YES 4G. Sign up for one of the company’s Super Postpaid Plan bundle, and get the latest flagship smartphone from Samsung from as low as RM799 – YES offers up to 10GB of 4G internet, 2000minutes of free calls, and even a free Yes 4G huddle so you can share the internet quota with multiple devices at one time.
The Xiaomi Mi 3, Redmi 1S and Redmi Note are all available for free when you sign up for a postpaid plan with DiGi, but if you do not wish to get tied up to a contract or do not wish to sign up for a postpaid number, you can also get it with a DiGi Easy Prepaid plan, and receive free internet for an entire year.