Now that the contract bundles for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus from Maxis, DiGi and Celcom 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 all three telcos and put them together so you can make an informed decision. The 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.
Local telco Maxis has deployed 1000 of its own employees in a Peninsula Malaysia-wide test of its modernised data network. This “New Network Test Drive” covers major metropolitan areas in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Pahang, Penang, and Johor, and is a way to get Maxis’ own people to experience the network while engaging with the public.
You can now get the Sony Xperia Z3 from Maxis by trading your old phone with the telco. Maxis accepts any phones and offers a minimum trade-in value of RM200 but of course, if you have a newer smartphone like the iPhone 5s or Samsung Galaxy S5, you can get up to RM950 off the price of a Sony Xperia Z3 after the telco subsidy.
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.
[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.