Now that Maxis is offering the Xiaomi Redmi Note, along with Celcom and DiGi, let’s take a look at who’s got the better deal. All three telcos are offering the phablet from Xiaomi for a very low price – from RM0 for Maxis and DiGi and from RM38 for Celcom, but they all come with a 24 months contract so if you wish to sign up, you’d better pick the right package because you’ll need to use it for two whole years.
If you wish to get a Xiaomi Redmi Note but do not wish to wait for their weekly sales where you might or might not get one because there are a limited number of units, you can now purchase it from Maxis from as low as RM0. As usual, you’ll need to sign up for a contract under one of the telco’s new MaxisONE Plans.
Last week, Maxis introduced new MaxisONE Business postpaid plans catered at business users, and if you were wondering if you could sign up for phone bundles using these lines, of course you can. Like personal postpaid lines with Maxis, you can sign up for a contract and receive a brand new smartphone at a subsidised price.
It looks like something big will be happening soon on Maxis as the telco just posted a teaser with the hashtag #nextbigthing. However, what is the “next big thing”? Could it be a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or will it be the bigger iPhone 6? The telco wants you to take a guess while they’re warming up for “the most exciting workout of the year”.
It started off with the iPhone 5S but it looks like Maxis is slowly expanding its trade-in program to offer you the ability to buy more and more with a trade-in offer. You can now trade in your iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, S4, Xperia Z1, and more, to purchase the new HTC One (M8) and yes, you will still get to enjoy a further discount of RM400 with the on-going Merdeka promotion.
Maxis today unveiled a brand new all-in-one internet plan for its business users called the MaxisONE Business. Like the MaxisOne Plans for personal use, MaxisONE Business comes with Limitless calls and SMS from as low as RM78 a month. On top of that, the more expensive MaxisONE Business plans even come with business grade services such as 24/7 dedicated customer service, mobile device management and more.
Maxis has just added in two new devices to its bundles, offering the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.4 from as low as RM1,199, as well as the Sony Xperia T3 from as low as RM599. Available immediately, these devices even come with an extra “Raya dengan gaya” discount giving you an extra discount of RM100.
[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.
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.