The prepaid mobile industry is definitely getting very competitive. In September 2013, Maxis announced its #Hotlink that offers basic internet at 64kbps for free. Just last week, Celcom Xpax announced a new Magic SIM that offers the same thing, so how do these two prepaid plans stack up against one another?
While both prepaid packs offer free basic internet browsing at 64kbps, they both come bundled with different benefits like different amoounts free high-speed internet quotas, calls, SMS, and other benefits. So how do they compare against one another in terms of starter packs, reload values and mobile internet plans? Here is a comparison of the two:
There are more to each plan outside of these numbers of course. Hotlink, for example, is offering free Spotify Premium for those who subscribe to a monthly mobile internet plan of 1GB and above. This promotion is part of Maxis’ #MusicNow promotion that is available with its postpaid MaxisONE plan, and is valid only until 31 July 2015. Other Hotlink promotions include Hotlink Reload Plus, “Monster Internet with Monster Bytes” from RM5 for 1GB of data (valid for 1 day only, till 15 June 2015), tie-ups with game companies, goodies for K-pop fans, and more.
As for Xpax, the telco is offering phone bundles with the new Magic SIM, allowing you to get selected smartphones for only RM99 with no contract at all. If you need a higher end phone, Xpax is also offering the iPhone 6 with its prepaid bundles. This promotion was previously available with Xpax Internet of X plans but since Magic SIM has replaced all older Xpax plans, you will get a Magic SIM pack instead of an IOX pack.