Insurance plans for smartphones are without a doubt getting more and more popular. U Mobile was among one of the first to introduce a device protection plan – U Care. Maxis has a device protection plan of its own too called MDP (Maxis Device Protection), Ingram Micro has one too, and now red ONE, a postpaid MVNO telco in Malaysia, has got a new one to offer that starts from as low as RM4.88 a month.
Maxis is now offering the gold-coloured version of the Huawei Mate 7 from as low as RM599 when you sign up for a contract from the telco. Retailing at RM1,999, the variant of the Mate 7 offered by Maxis is the premium version that comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.
A traditional credit card reader is usually a wired device that is connected to a telephone cable which leave it restricted to cashier’s counter. That is certainly not the case with the new Maybank mPOS portable payment system that is designed to be used with smartphones and tablets.
The system is mainly aimed at SMEs and small retailers due to its low-cost entry point but it is generally meant for any merchants out there that require a mobile card payment solution. Launched earlier today, the bank has partnered with Maxis who has now include Maybank mPOS as part of its business solution.