So, you’re not a fan of the latest and greatest smartphones in the market. For you, a simple smartphone to keep you connected with your family and friends is more than enough, and would rather not cut a huge hole in your pocket just to own one. Here is a list of all the phones you can get for “free” from local telcos – Maxis, Celcom, U Mobile and DiGi.
It appears that quite a number of Xiaomi Mi 3 users are facing connection problems with their Mi 3 after updating to Android 4.4.2 yesterday. Several users including myself have been disconnecting from the network every time a call has been made when connected to Maxis on 3G.
Hari Raya is around the corner and while you’re driving around preparing for the celebration, or going back to your hometown this long weekend, Maxis has got a fun little game for you using Waze. If you’re a Maxis subscriber, just turn on Waze on your mobile phone while you’re out and about and find special Maxis pins nationwide. The top 10 users to submit the most unique codes each day gets to win amazing prizes like a Samsung Galaxy S5 or RM200 Petronas petrol vouchers.
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.