Good news for those who will be performing the Haj soon and you happen to be a Maxis postpaid subscriber. Through its partnership with Saudi Telecom, Maxis will be offering a special Saudi Telecom SIM card which will enable pilgrims to make or receive calls and SMSes within Saudi Arabia at local rates. The Saudi Telecom SIM card comes preloaded with 25 Saudi Riyal prepaid credit, which offers customers approximately 40 minutes of free talk time.
With assistance from Tabung Haji, the SIM cards will be distributed free of charge to the pilgrims at various departure locations, namely Selangor (Kelana Jaya), Johor Bahru, Penang, Terengganu, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching, before the pilgrim leave for Saudi Arabia.
In total, Maxis will be distributing 17,000 special SIM cards to pilgrims.
In addition to that, Maxis is giving its postpaid customer a 30% discount on roaming calls made to Malaysia to any fixed and mobile numbers. For pilgrims who would like to share their Haj experiences via Facebook and Twitter Maxis is also offering a special unlimited data roaming rate of RM48 per day during.
Both offers are valid from 1 October until 15 December 2011.