Maxis has recently added two new devices to its phone bundles, allowing subscribers to get brand new phones for free when they sign up for a contract. The telco is now offering the HTC Desire 210 and the Sony Xperia E1 with one of its MaxisONE Plans from as low as RM78/month.
Good news for those of you who are interested in getting a Samsung Galaxy S5, Maxis has just opened up its trade-in program, allowing subscribers to get as much as RM1,000 discount when they purchase the Galaxy S5 under a contract. Similar to the iPhone 5s trade-in program, the telco accepts any phones as long as they are still in working condition with no cracks on the screen or casing.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 has been out in the market for quite sometime now and here’s the inevitable – price revision. According to Maxis, the retail price of the Samsung Galaxy S5 is now RM2,149, a drop from RM2,399. With that, Maxis also revised its phone bundle for the flagship smartphone from the South Korean company so hit the break to find out more.
Update: The new pay-per-use mobile internet also comes with a “safety net” for accidental usage. Find out more after the break
Hate telco bill shocks because you forgot to turn off your data and you’re not subscribed to a data plan? Maxis has just announced a “Worry-Free Surfing Promise”. You can surf the internet with no worries at all because you’ll never get charged for over RM50 for all your pay-per-use mobile internet.
Now that Celcom has announced a new plan for its iPhone 5S bundles at only RM48 a month, how does it stack up against what Maxis and DiGi have got to offer with their similar monthly commitment bundles? We compared the new RM48 plan from Celcom, Maxis’ iValue Simple and the latest iDiGi 50 so hit the break to check them out.
[Update 2 @ July 7, 3:36pm] Maxis has now announced that the MaxisONE plans are now truly limitless – more below.
[Update] Maxis has just confirmed that it has renamed the plan into MaxisONE plan and MaxisONE plan lite. The changes have been reflected in the post.
Unlimited. That’s a word that Maxis feels has been used and abused too often in the telco industry. As such, the company’s new postpaid plan, called MaxisOne plan, opts for “limitless” instead. Offering limitless calls and SMS for a flat rate, the new MaxisONE plan aims to be the most compelling postpaid plan for the majority Malaysians.
Without a doubt, the Xiaomi Mi 3 is one of the most exciting devices to be released in the country. Featuring flagship-level specs at almost a third of what you’d expect to pay for a flagship smartphone, the device is also one of the most elusive, available (officially) only via Xiaomi’s flash sales at an eye-wateringly affordable price of RM769.
But what if you are one of the many, many frustrated people who can’t get their hands on the Mi 3 via the flash sales? Your only hope lies with the local telcos, specifically the big three: DiGi, Maxis and Celcom. Of the three, DiGi is the only one offering the Mi 3 both with an off-contract prepaid plan as well as a postpaid plan – though that offer has since ended. On the other hand, the postpaid bundles offered by all three telcos give steep discounts on the device price, so if you’re interested, read on.
It’s been under the radar for so long, but Maxis has now announced that its cloud storage service, Loker, will be discontinued at the end of this month. Introduced to much hype in 2012, it appears that the local telco has now found it no longer feasible to sustain the product, and has sent an SMS to all Loker users that the service will be discontinued come July 31, 2014.
Following suit with Xiaomi’s price drop today of the Mi 3 to RM769 on the main site for a RM120 savings off the original price, Maxis have also dropped the price of the Mi 3 with their One Plan. Originally from RM389, Maxis have dropped the price to RM269 with the One Plan 2GB & 3GB plans. On top of this, if you sign up for the 3GB plan you will be eligible for RM10 off your bill every month.
Maxis’ trade-up program for the iPhone 5s, where you can trade in selected smartphones to get a huge discount off the new iPhone 5s with an iValue postpaid plan, has been updated to accept all smartphones. Maxis guarantees a minimum RM200 discount for any smartphone traded in at any Maxis Centre or Maxis Exclusive Partner outlets nationwide.
Maxis recently released the Hotlink RED app, which helps #Hotlink subscribers manage their accounts in a more efficient and modern manner. With the Hotlink RED app, users won’t need to key in tedious USSD codes to check balance, top up, or purchase mobile data.
The app is also designed to be as user-intuitive as possible, but if you’re having trouble navigating your way around the app, here’s a walkthrough from one of the app’s developers.