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Maxis now introduces its One Club offer for the iPad mini and 4th gen iPad, following its official iPad bundling that was just revealed lately. For Maxis One Club members, you can get a 16GB iPad Mini for RM688 and the 16GB iPad with Retina Display at RM1,088. Both models are the WiFi+Cellular version. This is valid with 24 months bundling of SurfMore 75 plan which gives you 5GB of data at RM75/month.
In addition, the RM1,000 advance payment that’s normally required has been waived until 15th April 2013. Overall, this is RM200 cheaper for the iPad mini and RM261 cheaper for the 4th gen iPad. Edit: RM200 being cheaper than the standard Maxis iPad Bundling.
For more information and participating outlets, head over to Maxis One Club iPad section.
After its short lived appearance, the iPad mini and its larger 4th gen iPad with Retina Display is now available for contract bundling on Maxis. The iPad mini goes from as low as RM899 while the iPad 4 as low as RM1,349 with 24 months contract with its SurfMore plans.
To recap on the plans, SurfMore 50 offers 2GB of data at RM50/month while SurfMore 75 offers 5GB of data at RM75/month. Full iPad mini and iPad 4 bundled pricing below:
16GB iPad mini (SurfMore 50) – RM1,009
16GB iPad mini (SurfMore 75) – RM899
32GB iPad mini (SurfMore 50) – RM1,299
32GB iPad mini (SurfMore 75) – RM1,199
64GB iPad mini (SurfMore 50) – RM1,599
64GB iPad mini (SurfMore 75) – RM1,449
iPad with Retina Display
16GB iPad 4 with Retina Display (SurfMore 50) – RM1,499
16GB iPad 4 with Retina Display (SurfMore 75) – RM1,349
32GB iPad 4 with Retina Display (SurfMore 50) – RM1,749
32GB iPad 4 with Retina Display (SurfMore 75) – RM1,599
64GB iPad 4 with Retina Display (SurfMore 50) – RM2,049
64GB iPad 4 with Retina Display (SurfMore 75) – RM1,899
The bundled devices comes with cellular support and it can support up to 42Mbps on Maxis HSPA+ network. During sign up, Maxis requires a RM1,000 upfront advance payment which will be rebated back to your monthly bill across 5 months.
For more information, head over to Maxis’s iPad page.
UPDATE 2: The iPad mini and iPad 4 are finally back on Maxis from as low as RM899. More details here.
UPDATE: Looks like the new iPad plans are not yet released. We’ll keep an eye for any latest developments.
Apart from DiGi, Maxis too is offering the iPad mini & 4th generation iPad with Retina Display for bundling. Unlike DiGi’s offering of cheaper monthly data subscription with no discounts on the device, Maxis is taking the opposite route.
The iPad mini (WiFi + Cellular) can be yours as low as RM559 contract while the full sized 4th gen iPad (WiFi + Cellular) as low as RM999 on contract. Full bundling price as follows:
16GB model (with 2GB internet plan – RM48/month) – RM1,059
16GB model (with 4GB internet plan – RM68/month) – RM909
16GB model (with 12GB internet plan – RM108/month) – RM559
32GB model (with 2GB internet plan – RM48/month) – RM1,319
32GB model (with 4GB internet plan – RM68/month) – RM1,169
32GB model (with 12GB internet plan – RM108/month) – RM819
64GB model (with 2GB internet plan – RM48/month) – RM1,589
64GB model (with 4GB internet plan – RM68/month) – RM1,439
64GB model (with 12GB internet plan – RM108/month) – RM1,089
4th Gen iPad with Retina Display
16GB model (with 2GB internet plan – RM48/month) – RM1,499
16GB model (with 4GB internet plan – RM68/month) – RM1,399
16GB model (with 12GB internet plan – RM108/month) – RM999
32GB model (with 2GB internet plan – RM48/month) – RM1,749
32GB model (with 4GB internet plan – RM68/month) – RM1,599
32GB model (with 12GB internet plan – RM108/month) – RM1,249
64GB model (with 2GB internet plan – RM48/month) – RM2,049
64GB model (with 4GB internet plan – RM68/month) – RM1,899
64GB model (with 12GB internet plan – RM108/month) – RM1,549
All contracts are tied with 24 months contract and there’s an upfront payment between RM300 – RM800 required depending on the plan you take. The advance payment will go back to your monthly bill across 5 months period.
If you’re interested, this bundling offer is only available at KLCC Maxis Centre, which is quite a bummer for those staying outside the Klang Valley.
Thanks @iPDClubMalaysia for the tip!
So far the bundling details above are not live on their website yet but it should be reflected soon at their iPad section.
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Just to recap, Maxis offers 3 plans – Entry 3.5GB, Super 6.0GB and Premium 15.0GB at RM70/monthly, RM90/monthly and RM200/monthly respectively, while only Entry 3.5GB for starters is available for prepaid. There are options for extra quota purchase for postpaid from 500MB to 1GB, while prepaid users have a wider choice of top ups with different quota and validity periods.
There’s no sign however of the iPad device themselves and Maxis states that “they do not currently sell iPad devices. This is for data plans only.” For those who are using or planning to get a WiFi only version of the iPad, Maxis is also offering their Huawei MiFi device (E5832) at RM380. According to their FAQ, the MiFi device add-on offer is only available during your iPad data plan subscription and you can’t get the device after walking away from the counter. It was also mentioned that Maxis iPad data plans offer speeds up to 7.2Mbps download and up to 1.4Mbps upload.
So where’s the iPad? If Maxis is not bringing them in, it might be sold at various Apple retails channels soon.
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Looking at the photo taken off the brochure above, Maxis offers both postpaid and prepaid plans for the iPad. For postpaid, they offer 3.5GB, 6.0GB and 15.0GB monthly data plans at RM70, RM90 and RM200 respectively. It looks like there’s also an additional RM10 rebate if you’re an existing iValue or iData subscriber.
If the data quota of your subscribed plan is not enough, you can top up additional 500MB at RM8 which last for a day or RM18 for 500MB that’s valid for 30 days. Topping up additional 1GB will cost RM28 a month.
For prepaid users, they offer a range from as low as RM8/day for 500MB, all the way to the more expensive RM200 for 15GB a month.
Looking at the standalone postpaid plans, the cost per GB will be calculated as follows:
RM70 for 3.5GB=RM20/GB
RM90 for 6.0GB=RM15/GB
RM200 for 15GB=RM13.33/GB
When calculated cost per GB, the iPad data plans are cheaper than the normal Maxis plans but it is still costlier than U Mobile & DiGi’s offering.
Special thanks to Matt for the heads up!
UPDATE: Maxis iPad data plans leaked ahead of launch.
Rumours started flying around last week that the local release of the world’s most popular gadget is just around the corner. There have also been some speculation on the pricing of the iPad 3G with the 16GB version rumoured to be priced at RM1,999, the 32GB at RM2,299 and the 64GB at RM2,599 — but this has yet to be confirmed by Maxis.
We’re looking forward to see how the dedicated iPad plans will compare to the iPhone plans. What we know so far from the release is that the plan are without contract, so the iPads are most definitely sold without subsidies. And considering that the press release states that Maxis will be releasing iPad 3G plans suggests to us that the iPads will be sold via Apple retail channels like Machines and EpiCentre, though we can’t confirm this but it looks very likely.
If you’re considering to purchase the iPad, it is worth noting that Apple is expected to make an announcement on the replacement for the iPad sometime in April 2011. We don’t know about you, but we’ll be waiting for that one.