Maxis and DiGi is offering free calls to Malaysia Airlines hotline at +603 7884 1234 for family and friends of passengers on this morning’s MH370 flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. This is applicable for all postpaid and prepaid subscribers on both networks.
The Beijing bound B777 aircraft went off the radar at 2:40AM local time and the fate of its crew and passengers are still unknown. Malaysia Airlines is issuing regular updates every 2 hours. You can keep up with the official updates on their website here.
For those having throttled 64kbps download speeds on the new #Hotlink prepaid plan, now there’s a daily add-on dedicated just for the Waze navigation app. The Unlimited Waze daily plan offers full speed Waze use for just RM1/day. To activate, just dial *100# or head to m.maxis.com.my/mi on your mobile.
Apart from Waze, Maxis also offers RM1/day unlimited usage add-on for Facebook, Twitter and Opera Mini as well. For anything else, there’s 100MB data quota for RM2/day or you can opt for 1GB of data at just RM30/month.
For more info, head over to Hotlink’s Mobile Internet page.
With social networks being engraved in everyone’s lives, internet has become a necessity these days. Now Hotlink has introduced its new Free Internet prepaid plan which offers 24/7 internet at all times.
So what’s the catch? Well the speeds by default are throttled at 64kbps which is sufficient for basic surfing and simple instant messaging. If you need more speed, you can regain full speed by topping up from RM2 for daily 100MB to RM30 for 1GB of data that’s valid for 30 days. More details on the mobile internet top up here.
On this free internet prepaid plan, calls are charged at 12 sen per 30 seconds (RM0.24/min) while SMS are charged at 7 sen each to all networks. For those preferring to survive on the free 64kbps connection, we would recommend using Opera browser for its impressive web compression technology.
For more information, head over to Hotlink Free Internet prepaid page.
Maxis has introduced RM1/day pass for unlimited web surfing via Opera Mini browser app. This is entitled for both Maxis Postpaid and Hotlink Prepaid Customers. To start using, you’ll need to download the Opera Mini app version 4.X or 7.X and above which can be found on m.opera.com.
To activate, you’ll need to click on the the Unlimited Internet RM1/day link on the Opera Mini speed dial and click on BUY to purchase the pass. The pass is confirmed via SMS and it will last 24 hours from the time of activation.
Although it is unlimited, the usage is restricted to web browsing on the Opera Mini browser only. Any additional video streaming or internet usage through other apps including native or Chrome browsers will incur standard data charge. If you plan to download files from Opera Mini, the pass does not cover downloads exceeding 15MB. As always, read the full Terms & Condition here.
For more information on the Unlimited Opera Mini pass, head over to Hotlink.
This post is paid for by Hotlink, Malaysia’s hottest mobile prepaid service.
It’s time for you to update your gadget bag with a bunch of the latest Apple products thanks to Hotlink. Malaysia’s hottest mobile prepaid service is giving away a total of 150 mobile devices all this January with iPhones 5, iPads 4 and iPad minis to be won daily!
To win, all you need to do is be the 10th subscriber to top-up with Hotlink (a minimum of RM10) and be the fastest to answer five easy questions via SMS correctly.
Full details on the Hotlink giveaway here. The contest runs from now to January 31, 2013.
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.
Maxis has finally revealed its Maxis WiFi Hotspot service. Earlier on this was silently mentioned during its iPhone 4 price slash where it comes as a Free subscription for new subscribers. However it was later removed and we wondered if the service was ready for prime time. Now looks like it is finally ready and had reappeared on Maxis site together with its full packages.
Currently this service is only available for Maxis postpaid and Hotlink Prepaid customers. For SMS activations, there are 3 plans available – RM3 daily, RM10 weekly and RM20 monthly with 500MB, 2GB and 4GB quota respectively. Once you have finished your data quota or if your access has expired, your subscription will be terminated immediately.
However for postpaid customers, there’s another plan option which is rather affordable if you subscribe online. Maxis offers RM3/month with 2GB access for Maxis postpaid customers. That’s quite a vast difference compared to its SMS activated packages.
In terms of coverage availability, we can’t seem to get a list as the WiFi Coverage Area finder is not working. You can try your luck again over here. For any assistance related to Maxis WiFi, you can call their careline at 1800 82 1123.
This isn’t the first time Maxis offered a WiFi subscription service as they previously had a WiFi service branded Utopia alongside other providers such as AirZed and TM Hotspot during the early days.
Currently we got no clue where this service is available but this seems to be an affordable add-on option for Maxis subscribers. For RM3 a month with 2GB quota, the WiFi option is great for users that often tether their phones with Maxis 3G network or those who often exceed their monthly quotas. All it boils down to is its coverage at popular hotspots such as shopping mall and coffee houses.
For more information on Maxis WiFi Hotspot, click here.
The iPhone 4 is finally launched by Maxis and people are getting their units as we speak. The queue to the collection area above is insane. A huge difference compared to DiGi’s event.
During the event it was mentioned that the iPhone is available on prepaid and it comes with free 12 months of 500MB data. However we haven’t seen the price for prepaid yet. Even hotlink’s website is inaccessible at time of posting. The other postpaid price remains unchanged.
We will update more when we can.
Today we noticed the 250MB bi-weekly plan has been dropped and they have introduced a new lightweight 5MB weekly plan at RM3/week.
Maxis has finally released its pricing and offer for the BlackBerry Curve 9300 (aka Curve 3G). Celcom had released their BlackBerry Curve 3G offers 2 days back while DiGi is still pathetically doing Registration of Interest.
The BlackBerry Curve 9300 itself retails at RM1299 and instead of slashing the device price cheaper, Maxis used a different way of bundling from the rest. For postpaid, the BlackBerry Curve is offered at RM1659 and it comes bundled with 12 months BIS Advanced subscription of RM360. For Hotlink Prepaid, it goes for RM1479 bundled with 6 months of BIS plan.
At first glance, it seems that Maxis is having an expensive deal but what you’ll get is cheaper BIS subscription for paying upfront. For instance, the postpaid offer comes with BIS Advanced which normally costs RM120/month. For this offer, you’re only paying RM360 for 12 months which is a total savings of RM1080. So with that subscription savings factored in, the BlackBerry Curve would cost a mere RM579.
For prepaid, it comes with 6 months BIS subscription which costs RM98/month. In this offer, 6 months subscription is bundled in for a mere RM180. So you’ll get a total savings of RM408 from this bundle, making the device costing RM1071 after savings. It is weird that Maxis mentions that the saving is worth RM480, this could be a typo by their web designer. Don’t worry Maxis, DiGi made a bigger mistake on their website during its reveal.
What’s even more weird is that Hotlink mentions the 6 months of BIS is FREE when it is actually charged on top of the retail price of RM1299. Looks like Hotlink and Maxis team are not in sync in terms of communication.
While Celcom gives cheaper device outright, Maxis gives you more savings off the normal subscription on the long run. The only con is that you would need to fork out extra upfront which isn’t a bad thing considering the amount you will be saving.
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