Hotlink, Maxis’s prepaid brand today has revealed its new Bagus Plan that offers competitive rates. To get started, they are offering the starter pack at RM5 which doesn’t come with pre-loaded talk time and credit.
What’s new is its Bagus 5 Pass which offers lowered rates upon activation. For just RM5, you get to enjoy as low as 12 sen/min for Maxis to Maxis calls and 18 sen/min to call other networks. For SMS, Bagus 5 Pass charges 1 sen/SMS to Maxis and 10 sen/SMS to other networks. As limited time promo, the Bagus 5 Pass comes with free 10MB of data.
Upon activation of this Bagus 5 Pass, the RM5 is not burnt but instead transferred to a “Bagus 5 account” which is utilised for actual talk time at reduced rates. After finishing this credit, you will be charged the normal rate. You can only activate one Bagus 5 Pass per day and it is valid for up to a maximum of 3 days. To activate, just dial *100#, select Hotlink specials and select Bagus Pass.
For Hotlink users from other plans, you can change over to Bagus Plan by dialling *108*21#. RM1 fee will be charged for upgrading.
So what if you depleted or decide not to use a Bagus 5 Pass? Bagus offers discounted rates depending on your remaining credit balance. If you maintain a minimum of RM10, you get to enjoy 20% savings with calls to Maxis number at 20 sen/min and 30 sen/min if you’re calling other networks.
If you have less than RM10, you’ll be charged 24 sen/min to Maxis and 36sen/min to others. They still maintain Active 5 numbers with calls charged at 12sen/min.
In terms of IDD calls, Bagus Plan charges as low as 4 sen/ 30 seconds to China fixed line and 6 sen/30 seconds to India with its 13200 prefix. This makes it affordable for migrants and tourist to make calls back home. For International SMS, they are offering a lower 15 sen/SMS to selected 16 countries.
For more information, head over to Hotlink.