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.
[UPDATE, 22/10 404PM]: Just like Celcom, Maxis will be releasing the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on 6 Nov which is one day earlier than what previously announced. Read more for further details.
[UPDATE, 850PM]: Maxis has opened a website to collect details from users that interested, in order to determine their “readiness to purchase the iPhone 6″. Read more for details.
[ORIGINAL STORY, 653PM]:
As you might have heard, Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be released in Malaysia on Friday, 7 November. In case you are still sceptical of the announcement made by the
Yellow Man DiGi, Maxis has also confirmed that it will be offering the new smartphones from Apple on the same day.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 isn’t the only new device that Maxis is offering today. The telco has just added the Samsung Galaxy Ace Style smartphone to its device bundle, offering the mid-range Android smartphone with LTE connectivity from as low as RM199 – the retail price is RM799.
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.
Apple sure stole almost all the headlines when it announced all the new devices and updates late last night but now it’s Samsung Galaxy Note 4’s turn, in Malaysia at least. Today is the consumer launch of Samsung’s latest phablet, there are roadshows going on in five states around Malaysia, but if you do not wish to pay full price to own the device, which costs RM2,499, you can now purchase it from Maxis from as low as RM1,699.
Maxis Hotlink is currently having a promotion called “Ohhsome October”, offering 1GB of data for only RM5. The catch? It’s valid for one day only. The promotion starts today and will be available until the end of the month. If you need more data for longer validity, Hotlink has got more to offer as well.
It looks like Maxis has just unveiled the pricing for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on a contract, sort of. The telco has just shared a Facebook post saying that they will be offering the Galaxy Note 4 from RM1,699 and the first 100 customers will be getting a free Samsung Gear Circle too.
The MaxisONE postpaid plan that was announced a few months back is a very attractive postpaid plan that offers limitless calls and SMS, but there is one major problem with it – the data offered is very limited. Maxis has just introduced a new data add-on plan giving you 3GB of data for only RM58/month, and you can even share the data freely with up to 5 devices across any smartphone, tablet or even smartwatch.