With their latest promotion until 30th June, Maxis is giving people who sign up for their SurfMore 50 or 75 plans up to 3 months of waived monthly commitment fees, giving you up to RM225 back. When you sign up for a new Surfmore 50 or Surfmore 75 plan, you will get 3 months or 1 month worth of fees waived depending on if you are taking a 24month or 12month contract respectively.
24-months contract: 3 months of Free Internet Access; we will waive your monthly commitment fee of RM50 x 3 months (SurfMore 50) or RM75 x 3 months (SurfMore 75)
12-months contract: 1 month of Free Internet Access; we will waive your monthly commitment fee of RM50 x 1 month (SurfMore 50) or RM75 x 1 month (SurfMore 75)
Thanks to a teaser by DiGi last week, we recently learned that the telco will be offering Xiaomi Mi 3 to customers very soon. Today, it turns out that the Yellow Man…I mean Yellow Coverage Fellow will not be the only one though.
At the on-going Xiaomi Malaysia’s media event today, the company today has revealed that Xiaomi will be made available through Celcom and Maxis as well.
DiGi has just released a teaser on its Facebook page. It’s fairly easy to decrypt this, especially since the Chinese character “Mi” for rice appears on top of 3 bowls of rice. Yup, it looks like DiGi will be bringing in the Xiaomi Mi 3 with its postpaid bundles pretty soon. But wait! There’s more.
Celcom is pushing hard to promote its other products in its portfolio. Just last week it promoted its business-oriented postpaid plans in the consumer tab of Celcom’s website, and now it’s promoting its new Traveller SIM packs with yet another superstar in its roster: Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt.
Celcom has become the first local telco to offer the Nokia X Android smartphone as part of its postpaid bundle, offering the device for free with a 24-month contract. Interestingly, the bundled plan is with Celcom First Data that’s tailored for tablets instead of the standard Celcom First Prime plans.
Today, DiGi announced the appointment of Lars-Ake Norling as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective 1st August 2014. Norling will replace outgoing CEO Henrik Clausen who will be headed to Sweden to join Telenor Group in a senior position. Norling joins DiGi from the role of CEO of Telnor in Sweden.
“Lars-Ake [Norling] has successfully led Telenor Sweden in one of the world’s most highly advanced telecom markets,” said Sigve Brekke, chairman of DiGi and head of Telenor Asia.
“I am confident that he has the market know-how to further drive DiGi’s growth and Internet For All ambitions, and the right leadership skills to develop our strong company culture and way of work.”
(Source: Digital News Asia)
U Mobile have just introduced their latest postpaid offerings to replace their existing U58 and U88 plans; Called “#TheBestUnlimited” Unlimited 50 and 80 Postpaid, the plan offers users free internet roaming across Asia (Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan & Thailand), share minutes and data across up to 3 SIMs under a single plan, free calls to U Mobile friends all day and night as well as unlimited internet with no extra charges after exceeding quota, all starting at RM50 a month.
Today, to celebrate the imminent arrival of the World Cup, Celcom have announced the arrival of KAX, a series of 8 collectable plush toys exclusive for XPAX customers. Dressed in colours corresponding to particular teams for the world cup, these 8 limited purple and blue plush toys are said to be your “new BFFs when you lose your current ones to the World Cup”.
As you can recall, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) earlier this has recently revealed that it has issued RM 1.2 million worth of compounds to four telcos for not meeting the standard of dropped calls rate in Q3 2013. Among them was Maxis who not only received a total of 9 compounds that is equivalent to RM 360,000; one of its sites was also listed as the worst in the list.
Not enough with that, MCMC also stated that Maxis dropped calls rate has increased twofold according to the body’s Q1 2014 test results. Maxis has since then responded to MCMC’s report with an official statement.
Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) today has revealed that it has issued a total of 28 compounds to several major telcos in the country including Celcom, DiGi, Maxis, and U Mobile due to unsatisfactory rate of dropped calls. Altogether, the compounds have cost these telcos RM 1.2 million.
While that amount might not be much if you compared to the revenue that these telcos manage to collect every year but it is still significantly higher from the compounds that what MCMC has issued in March 2013.
If you’re a call heavy Maxis subscriber and most of your friends are on the same network, Maxis has a good Add-On deal for you. With Extra Weekend, you get 50% off calls to all Maxis and Hotlink numbers on Saturdays and Sundays for only an additional RM8. If you use your phone to call a lot, this may be a good investment in the long run for you. All you have to do to activate this is to dial *100# and select AddOns to subscribe and it will be reflected on your next bill.
Amid the recent confusion with Maxis and HTC”s exclusive collaboration, DiGi have now revealed their own postpaid bundle for the HTC One M8. Offering the device for as low as RM1299, DiGi is now the second local telco to offer the One M8 after U Mobile despite HTC’s exclusivity agreement with Maxis.