UNCONFIRMED: HTC Flyer RM199 bundled plan on Maxis

Posted:  May 26, 2011   By:    9 comments   


The HTC Flyer RM199 bundled offer from Maxis is going to be revealed tomorrow. This comes after several weeks of delay from its initial May 12 planned launch.

By now most people must be wondering what sort of plan Maxis is offering. Having the RRP of RM2499 outright, it is mind boggling to see Maxis subsidising RM2300 for a device. If you’re thinking that Maxis is charging a premium per month, you may be close to the truth.

According to some tipsters in the comments and via twitter, the HTC Flyer will be offered with a 24 months contract on a RM250/month plan. However that’s not all as you would need to pay a rather hefty upfront payment of RM2499, which is equivalent to the full device price but in exchange, you’ll get RM96 rebated back to your monthly subscription,. This makes your monthly commitment RM154 instead of RM250. If you do the math, RM96 over 24 months gives you RM2300 which is the subsidy amount for the Flyer.

So what will be included with the RM154/month commitment after rebate? We believe it should be a combination of Voice + SMS + Data plan. According to the tips, 16GB is included. As comparison with its typical Android bundles, the typical offer is to bundle a Maxis Value Plus postpaid RM50 with a RM88/month 3GB data plan which makes it RM138/month. As for data only plan, Maxis offers 16GB 3G Broadband for RM158.

However since the HTC Flyer doesn’t allow you to make phone calls, we’re not sure if they are providing voice at all. So it is interesting to see what the plan has to offer with RM250 worth of value. Who knows they might be bundling another smart phone like the Motorola Xoom?

We would like to stress again that the details mention are still unconfirmed but all shall be revealed tomorrow. Keep it locked on to SoyaCincau.com for the latest updates.

If you’ve got a question on the HTC Flyer, head to this page and drop us a comment.

Special thanks to Sam & @azharbinismail for the tips!

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9 Comments for UNCONFIRMED: HTC Flyer RM199 bundled plan on Maxis

Paul

For those usage under RM250, it won't be good catch at all! Couple with no phone call, it's better to get cheaper tablet.

Miao

If we have to fork out RM2500, someone tell me why do we have to sign from Maxis again? Better buy without contract right? Not logic at all.

    Hiew Vun Yau

    ya, buy outright RM2499, then if really need a data plan, sign up for DG Smart Plan, that's RM68/month –> 2 years = RM2499 + RM68x24 = RM 4131

    Maxis's offer –> 2 years = RM2499 + RM154x24 = RM6195

    Come now, seriously, do we need 16GB for a mobile device? Flyer is wifi capable…

    Good deal? I'd say it's a terrible deal! lolz

      Sam Wong

      Hiew, you are damn right and your simple calculation. with 2499 can buy from anywhere now outside and some more got discount. I think if post up this calculation the Flyer in Maxis will be "Shao Dong". I can see my friend's shop in Penang have more than 10set stock there, easy payment available, why should buy from Maxis only ?!

      chocolate

      Your miss something, as the article wrote there is RM96 monthly rebate so it should be RM154

      Digi's offer -> 2 years = RM2499+RM68x24 = RM 4131
      Maxis offer -> 2 years = RM199+RM154x24=RM3895

        Paul

        Your maths failed.

        Who pay for the RM96?

          chocolate

          Go see another new post then you know who's fail on maths..

nijai

actually in my opinion the flyer is one of the most undesired android tablet.
The only difference is just the scribe/capacitive pen and their charging more than the xoom
with acer iconia, asus transformer and maybe samsung and LG tablet coming soon
to me personally there's no reason to purchase the flyer
HTC locked bootloader doesnt help either

    Hiew Vun Yau

    ya, and all those mentioned tablets are 10.1"!!! I seriously do not understand HTC Flyer's pricing…