Samsung Galaxy Note II Contract Pricing compared

Posted:  October 19, 2012   By:    45 comments   

Samsung Galaxy Note2 Maxis DiGi Celcom Malaysia

UPDATE: Included Galaxy Note II bundling on Maxis new SurfMore Plan with 12/24 months contract.

The Samsung Galaxy Note II officially goes on sale in Malaysia today with the big 3 telcos – DiGi, Celcom and Maxis offering contract bundle plans for the device. Retailing at RM2,299, the 5.5″ Android phone-tablet with quad-core 1.6GHz processor is also available without contract at Samsung Elite Partners and there’s also a roadshow happening at MidValley from today until Sunday.

For most people, getting outright can be blow to your wallet. If you’re already using or thinking of getting a postpaid plan with data, having a contracted plan with a telco makes more sense with subsidised Galaxy Note II pricing. We have compared the plans and pricing from all 3 telcos in Malaysia to find out the total minimum cost of owning a Galaxy Note II.

Head after the break for the full comparison.

First of all, the comparison made is based on the minimum cost of ownership possible. This is assuming you don’t exceed the minimum monthly commitment or incur access charges. In real life scenario, this might vary especially for DiGi’s Smart Plan where you’re only paying for data, while calls and SMS are charged separately. For Maxis, Value Postpaid plan bundling, we have taken the lowest Value Plus plan which is RM30/month for comparison sake.

In terms of contract duration, all 3 telcos offer 12 months contract while only Maxis and DiGi offer the longest 24 months option. Celcom in the other hand has a middle ground option of 18 months, which is their longest contract duration available. Click on the tables below for larger size.

12 Months

18 Months

24 Months

For DiGi, there’s extra monthly rebate savings for those that opt for auto-billing but we have omitted it as not all might choose this payment option. On Maxis, it is worth pointing out that Maxis One Club members will get to enjoy free advance payment waiver for all TalkMore 78 and Value Postpaid plans.

When deciding which plan is for you, the minimum ownership cost is just for a baseline reference. You would need to think about your current call, SMS and data usage pattern to find out which plan is suited for your need. There’s also network coverage and service quality to consider as well. Since you’re committing to a contract, it is best to stay with a telco that has optimal service at your area as cancelling a contract halfway would attract unnecessary penalty charges.

As always, if there’s any error do alert us in the comments section below. If you have any questions on the Galaxy Note II, you can drop them in our Questions Answered post or tweet to us at @soya_cincau.

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45 Comments for Samsung Galaxy Note II Contract Pricing compared


what is subscription cost? how come it's not written in their respective websites? I couldnt find any info about this


Daniel, Total subcription cost = monthly commitment x number of contract months


Why is the advance payment for all maxis 1gb plan is only rm250? Shouldn't it differ by contract period?

Extract from Maxis.

Please be informed that effective 10 August 2012, advance payment for all smartphones (except iPhone) will be as follows.
This is applicable for postpaid customers who have been with us for less than 1 year. Amounted will be credited into your monthly payment bill over a 5-month period.
12-month data contract: RM 50 x 5 months = RM 250
18-month data contract: RM 100 x 5 months = RM 500
24-month data contract:For devices with RRP below RM 500: RM 100 x 5 months = RM 500
For devices with RRP above RM 500: RM 200 x 5 months = RM 1000


what is bundle call/sms?? for example on 12 month contract for all telcos. Digi dont provide the bundle call/sms well others have..Does it means that i only hv to pay RM48/month for what about the call/sms??.


nice comparison, this website also did one similar to urs…

good to know got so many sites looking out for us against the telcos trying to cheat us


Maxis value first + 3GB got bundle call+sms????


lol d author not dunno how to calculate but juz advertise d cheapest plan n price for phone. in fact that the cheapest price for d phone is matched with most expensive plan d ==


SC, for maxis plan do they have FOC 50GB Maxis Locker for Note 2? just curious..thanks


Hi SC,
Does the malaysia note 2 come with LTE support?



i think there is mismatch of information. if the customer opt for purchase by lump-sum cash or credit card payment, they don't have to pay the subscription cost…. unless… if the customers would like to do payment by installment basis… then subscription cost will include upon purchase…


to admin,

wish u could share some of the info on the charges after the quota is exceeded. usually celcom only throttle down your internet speed when we exceed the quota. how bout for note 2?

do u have that info for celcom, maxis and digi? thanks! 🙂


just get the phone without contract. telco services quality changes all the time, and subscription is getting cheaper by the months. if u sign contract, u r stuck with expansive rates and not to mention the quality of your telco deteriorates…pay a bit more to enjoy the freedom…if really budget issue, then get a phone that's within your budget…expansive stuff is nice to have but it's a trap for financial pressure if u r not ready…my 2 cents…


i also just bought the NOTE 2… today 20/10/2012… w/o contract… RM2250


So if connection is not an issue, which telco offer the best plan? I am having a headache reading all these as this is my first time trying to purchase a smartphone and obviously first time user of data+call plan.. 🙂

Kamala Dewi

Singapore get Note 2 LTE


Hi SC, thanx for all ur great work…u guys are awesome.

well just wondering if note 2 comes with the 50G dropbox. Thought i read it somewhere. and how about the multitasking app…is it available any time soon?


WHAT HAPPEN IF data usage exceed limit given for maxis???
pay per use or blocked???


So which one is better?


How can I got for this maxis smartphone for monthly payment?