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.
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.
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.
It looks like DiGi has just added a new device to its phone bundles, allowing you to own the Lenovo A536, a budget Android smartphone from the Chinese company, for free. A contract applies of course, but you don’t have to sign up for the most expensive postpaid plan, DiGi is offering the device from as low a RM78 a month.
[UPDATE, 22/10 413PM]: The new release date for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in Malaysia has been changed to 6 November. Read more for details
[ORIGINAL ARTICLE, 21/10 555PM]:
Want to get the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in Malaysia? DiGi has just sent us an email saying that both devices will be coming to Malaysia on 7 November 2014, and of course, the telco will be offering it with their phone bundles. The telco has already opened its registration of interest page so, you know what to do. According to DiGi, the preorder for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus from DiGi will begin on Friday, 31 October 2014.
Celcom has also started teasing the iPhone 6 on its main page, saying that both devices are coming soon.
Maxis still hasn’t updated its teaser yet, but I guess it shouldn’t be too long till the telco takes the curtains off the teaser. Maxis has just announced that they will be offering the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus too. Are you excited yet?
Now that all big four telcos in Malaysia have unveiled their Samsung Galaxy Note 4 pricing, let’s take a look at what all of them have got to offer. Maxis is offering the device from as low as RM1,699, Celcom from RM988, DiGi from RM1,169 and U Mobile from RM1,099, but there are a lot more to the bundles than the final price of the device.
DiGi was the first telco in Malaysia to start its Samsung Galaxy Note 4 teaser and registration of interest and if you’ve been waiting to see what the telco’s got to offer, here it is. DiGi is now offering the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 from as low as RM1,169 when you sign up for a contract with the telco.