The Samsung Galaxy S6 will be released globally starting 10th April and it is also coming soon to Malaysia. Maxis has started teasing the device with the hashtag #NextisNow. To confirm this further, both the Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F) and Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925F) have also recently passed our local SIRIM certification.
Like previous devices, you can expect Maxis to bundle the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge with its MaxisOne Plan. In terms of pricing, we would expect an upward trend from its previous launch prices. The Galaxy S6 with a minimum of 32GB storage is likely to cost more or about the same as its current Galaxy Note 4 that’s priced at RM2,499. Referring to some overseas pricing, the unique Galaxy S6 edge with a double curve edge display could cost more than the iPhone 6 Plus.
U Mobile today has unveiled some interesting new plans for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. With its value for money proposition, U Mobile wants to make the iPhone more accessible to all. One of the new features is new financing option called U Microcredit, that lets you purchase the phones on installment with a subsidised plan.
Customers can now get the iPhone 6 starting from RM 98/month, as opposed to most plans from other telcos that require a hefty upfront payment and are essentially stuck to their plan for a set amount of time at minimum.
For those who enjoy music on the go, Digi has introduced its new Music Freedom service that allows you to download and stream music for a minimal flat fee. At RM3/month, you could save a lot as it won’t utilise your precious monthly data quota. For moments when you’re discovering new tracks, you can download them anytime without the need of having fixed WiFi access.
As an introductory offer, Digi is giving 90 days free trial to those who activate from now until 30th June 2015. The Music Freedom subscription is only applicable to Prepaid and Postpaid DiGi subscribers with an active internet plan. Subsequently you will be charged a flat rate of RM3/month.
To activate you can only do so by downloading their Digi Music Freedom app which is available for both Android and iOS. Apart from letting you subscribe to the unlimited music usage package, the Music Freedom app claims to offer extra rewards such as free concert tickets and there’s even a music streaming counter to remind you how much data you’ve saved with their new offering.
Before you start listening, take note that this no data charge offer is only applicable for Deezer, Spotify, Rdio, KKBOX, SoundHound, Digi Music Play, hitz fm, ERA fm, MY FM, Q.us and BE-AT.TV. Other music apps would be utilising your data quota. The RM3/month offer doesn’t come with premium subscription service, so if you want the full Spotify experience, you’ll need to subscribe for it separately at RM14.90 per month.
For more information, head over to Digi Music Freedom page.
Remember the weird Japanese LTE ad from Docomo? Now they are back with a 2nd video to promote its faster 4G LTE-Advance service.
With the love for food and the hate of waiting, this is probably the best way to communicate its faster download speed that goes up to 225Mbps with aggregation. Watch both videos after the break including a behind the scenes clip.
If you’re planning to buy an iPhone 6 in Malaysia, most likely you’ve been disappointed by the recent price increase. U Mobile, the 4th telco to offer the iPhone 6 on contract wants you to know that all is not doom and gloom.
With its ongoing registration of interest, U Mobile has revealed more details of its offering which are one of a kind in Malaysia. For starters, they would be offering the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at previous lower prices, while stocks last.
Instead of the usual insane rate of 10sen per 10KB (RM10 per MB), those without a data plan would be charged RM10 for each 50MB used and this will be limited to RM50/month for up to 250MB at full speeds. For those who own a smart phone without an internet plan, Maxis wants to get you started with their new basic internet add-on of only RM18/month.
Apart from DiGi and Maxis, Celcom too is offering the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, which comes with a curved display. Retailing at RM2,999, Celcom is offering it from as low as RM1,738 with its new First by Celcom postpaid plans.
There are 3 options available that are tied to 24 months duration:
Celcom First (RM85/month) – RM2,388
Celcom First + Max Up All (RM135/month) – RM2,188
Celcom First Elite (RM235/month) – RM1,738
During sign up, you’ll need to pay an advance payment fee between RM350-RM1,000 depending on plan. To learn more about Celcom’s new First postpaid plans with Optimiser, you can refer to our earlier post over here.
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The registration exercise will start from today until 16th of March, which means they could be offering it as early as next Tuesday (17th March). It is also mentioned that U Mobile will be giving the lowest cost of ownership, freedom of postpaid contract, as well as a first of its kind offering for prepaid users. U Mobile might be 4 months behind its big 3 rivals, but it will be interesting to see how they could do things differently in terms of value and contract flexibility
Plan to get your new iPhone 6 from U Mobile? Sign up at their iPhone 6 pre-registration page here.
If you want to get an iPhone on contract in Malaysia, you are usually limited to the big 3 telcos (Celcom, DiGi & Maxis). Not anymore as U Mobile has teased that they would be offering the device soon. Pre-registration for the iPhones will start on next Monday, 9th March.
U Mobile hasn’t revealed their bundling details yet, and they could either create a iPhone specific plans or bundle them together with their current #GetClever plans. Like previous bundling offers, we expect U Mobile to offer more enticing offers such as zero advance payment waivers and additional protection add-ons for its higher postpaid plan offering. The iPhone 6 retails outright from RM2,399 while its larger iPhone 6 Plus is priced from RM2,749. If you’re interested, you can register yourself with them next week.
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Not happy with Maxis? Then ask for your money back. Or at least get a month’s waiver on your bill. Maxis say that its completely committed to delivering the best experience to its customers that its willing to put its money on the line.
What is the best experience from Maxis?
Maxis say that it wants to makes things easy for its customers. So you’re not gdoing to see complicated plans with complicated pricing structures, they will also be removing hidden charges and nasty bill surprises. On top of that, the operator say that it will be giving you the best possible network experience on your mobile phone and at home.
In a charter posted on their website, Maxis says you don’t have to worry about being charged about pay-per-use-data without you knowing about it. They also promise not to charge you more than RM50 per month for accidental pay-per-use data charges and you don’t have to worry about being charged for excess usage if you burst your data quota, and you can forget about getting a crazy expensive data bill at the end of the month after you’ve been roaming overseas.
On network, Maxis say that you should experience zero buffering 96% of the time you’re watching videos on YouTube. Popular sites should load in less than 8 seconds, you should get a minimum download speed of 1Mbps 80% of the time and be connected to 3G data 98% of the time you’re on a Maxis network.
You can read more about the Maxis customer promise here.
So is Maxis delivering on their promise?
That’s up to you to decide, what important now is that the operator has drawn the line on the sand. You now know what Maxis is and what Maxis isn’t, so it makes it easier for you to call them out if they don’t deliver on what they should. And this is a good thing. It puts the power in our hand, giving use all the information we need to know that we’re not being cheated out of our money.
We’re not saying that Maxis is the best operator out there but it looks like they are trying hard to be one. At least the desire is there. I guess all they need is a push in the right direction. So let’s give them that push.
What are your thoughts? Do you believe in Maxis’ customer promise? Or is it all a bunch of baloney? Sound off in the comments section.