Compared: iPhone X telco plans in Malaysia

Posted:  November 17, 2017   By:    11 comments   


iPhone X Malaysia Telco comparison

The highly anticipated iPhone X is finally available for pre-order today and it will be released officially in Malaysia on 24 November 2017. As usual, we have the big 4 telcos offering the latest iPhone on contract. Since the iPhone X would cost you at least RM5,149 for the base model, it is probably better to get it on a contract to enjoy substantial subsidies.

Question is, which Malaysian telco has the best plan for you? We hope to answer that with our telco comparison.

The iPhone X plans from Celcom, Digi, Maxis and U Mobile are identical to the iPhone 8 with a total of 12 plans tied with a 24-month contract. As always, we recommend that you take up a plan that suits your needs. If you look at all the offers, the iPhone X is always cheaper on a higher commitment plan and you shouldn’t decide based on the device price alone.

The best place to start is how much you’re willing to pay and how much data you need on a monthly basis. Across the board, all plans are offering unlimited calls and the only difference is how much data and extra internet freebies are thrown in. We have compared the plans, the device cost as well as the minimum cost of ownership inclusive of GST below:

Below RM130/month

iPhone X Malaysia Telco Price Comparison

RM130/month and above

Similar to the iPhone 8 comparison, Digi has the lowest cost of ownership with its Digi Postpaid 78 plan. That comes to no surprise considering it has the cheapest plan for the iPhone X at RM78/month. There’s unlimited calls and 6GB (Allday) + 6GB (Weekend) data which should cover most average users.

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If you’re looking for the most data for your buck, Celcom stands out from the rest for having the most quota. Their FIRST Gold Plus at RM98/month comes with a 20GB (Allday) + 20GB (Weekend) data and on top of that, it even comes with 100GB of Video Walla for 12 months. Even on their higher plans, Celcom offers far more data than other telcos in the same price bracket.

While none of these telcos offers unlimited data, the closest thing to unlimited is U Mobile’s Postpaid i130 at RM130/month. While it only has 10GB of high-speed data, the plan comes with unlimited data usage for video(Video-Onz)/music (Music-Onz) streaming as well as social apps (App-Onz) such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Looking at Maxis, they are still the most premium of the lot and their most affordable plan costs RM128/month with 15GB (Allday) + 15GB (weekend) of data.

Other things to consider

Apart from having a postpaid plan with the most data for your money, there are other factors to consider before you commit to a 24-month contract. One of it is network quality and as you know, not all telcos have the same setup. Your plan can give you loads of data but it can get very frustrating if you can’t get good 4G service in your area.

If you’re already happy with your current provider, it is probably best to stick with them when you sign up for a new device. For those who are willing to port out, the best way is to try it yourself by getting a prepaid SIM. Alternatively, you can refer to 3rd party tools such as OpenSignal and YouTube Video Checkup. These will give you a rough idea of each respective telco’s performance. Other factors to consider can include customer service and optional add-ons that you may need such as supplementary line and international roaming.

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So which plan would you go for? Let us know in the comments below.

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11 Comments for Compared: iPhone X telco plans in Malaysia

dothan

Not sure the GST calculation is correct or not.
iPhone prices on Apple store are GST inclusive.
While Telco (at least Digi) calculated this way:
TCO = [(iPhone retail price – subsidy) + whatever telco plan] * 1.06

I guess this is wrong

    soyacincau

    Take note that all device price advertised by telcos are without GST. That is why we calculated the [device price + subscription] * 1.06.

      dothan

      OK my bad. I notice the iPhone X pricing on Digi (before subsidy based on plan) is RM 4858, and with 6% GST means the price is RM 5149 which same as Apple store price.

      However, for iPhone 8 Plus. They put RM4149 for 64GB (same as before the deduction of subsidy… It is the same price as Apple store. Do you think this is still correct?

        megat

        Apple price same also RM4149 64GB 8 Plus

anyway

I nak tanya kalau..yg plan celcom gold plus tu..harga plan rm98 tu ssekali dengan harga fhone bulan2 ke

    soyacincau

    Tidak. Anda perlu bayar untuk bayaran ansuran telefon dan yuran langganan untuk pelan.

zhor

kalau saya dah beli iphone X dgn digi pakej rm78. Dan dalam beberapa bulan lepas tu. saya nak tukar sim lain selain digi. Iphone X tu berfungsi ke dengan simkad lain?

    megat

    that one up 2 u but u already sign up for the pakej n contract 2 years. Suggest u stick the pakej u subscribe.

raihana

Saya nak tanya kalau saya beli iphone x untuk pakej u mobile i90? so sebulan saya kena bayar berapa ?

Arina Ahmad

saya nak tanya, kalau sy ambil yg pakej Digi RM78 monthly tu, once kita sign contract, ada mcm bayaran muka tak? ke kita just bayar RM78 and sign contract.? ada duit muka ke?

    Kero

    Upfront payment. Tengok dekat atas