Claiming itself as an “independent entity that is not linked to any telco companies“, Don’t Bodoh looks like a nifty, professionally-done website that apparently allows users to “compare” telco plans and determine which one is most suitable to them. As we dug deeper in our effort to learn more about this particularly secretive “independent entity”, we learned that Don’t Bodoh is misleading users into believing that the site is actually giving sound advice to them.
In fact, Don’t Bodoh can be considered as a fraud depending on how you look at things.
Maxis recently launched a brand new MyMaxis app that makes it a whole lot easier for its subscribers to manage their Maxis accounts, as well as exclusive new features. As someone who has lots of bills to pay and tend to forget about them (hence overpaying whenever I remember), I think it’s an extremely useful app that puts your Maxis account at your fingertips, allowing you to view and pay your bills, check your usage, purchase additional data and view rewards.
Managing your Maxis accounts has just gotten a whole lot easier as the telco launches a new MyMaxis app. Manage your account information, view and download your bills, make payments, purchase value added services and discover rewards near you using a simple and easy to use app.
[Update 9:15am 15/1/2015] According to the telco’s Facebook page, the service has been restored. Details after the break.
[Update 9:00pm] Maxis has just sent us the statement with regards to the network problem. Available after the break.
If you cannot connect to the internet on your Maxis mobile line right now, you’re not alone. Apparently, Maxis’ data line is down at the moment in selected areas such as Mont Kiara, Segambut, Sentul and more, with very weak overall signal making it hard to even make normal voice calls or to send SMS.
Maxis has just brought back the Samsung Galaxy S5 to its trade-in promotion, and is now offering the device with a much cheaper price. When the Galaxy S5 was first launched last year, it retailed at RM2,300. Months have passed, Samsung has since revised the retail price to RM1,699, and you can get it from as low as RM49 at Maxis’ trade-in offer.
The HTC Desire 820s, a MediaTek-powered version of the HTC Desire 820, has finally landed in Malaysia for a retail price of RM1,199. If you do not wish to pay full price for it, you can now get it from Maxis from as low as RM599 when you sign up for a contract with the telco.
[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 is 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.
Over the past two weeks, we asked our readers to vote on our first Community Choice Awards. Now that voting has closed, we’ve tabulated the entries (and weeded out multiple entries of the same name), let’s proceed to announcing the winners of the inaugural Lowyat.NET 2014 Community Choice Awards!