Maxis today has unveiled its revamped Wireless broadband packages with increased quota, more choices of devices and uncapped download speeds up to 42Mbps. Compared to its previous offering, the new Maxis wireless broadband comes with split data quota divided by peak times and off peak times. The off-peak times often take the bulk of the data quota which is limited to 2AM to 8AM in the morning.
While this seems to be an unfair deal, looking at the cost per GB for on-peak times of 8AM to 2AM doesn’t seem that bad after all. Starting with RM48/month plan for 1.5GB on-peak is equivalent to its previous offering but it comes with an extra quota for off peak hours. Moving up to the highest plan of RM158/month (RM148/month for Maxis subscribers), you’ll get 12GB for on-peak and a staggering 36GB for off peak which gives a massive 48GB in total. In other words, looking at on-peak itself, the subscription rates are pretty on-par to its previous offering but with an added extra bonus quota to download larger files during off-peak hours. To utilise this, we reckon you would need to schedule your downloads while you’re asleep.
Maxis has introduced a faster wireless broadband plan that runs on its newly upgraded DC-HSPA+ network. DC-HSPA+ is the next evolution of HSPA which offers download speeds up to 42Mbps and U Mobile was the first to offer it in Malaysia.
For Maxis, they are offering a 6GB broadband plan at RM98/month which it claims to offer download speeds up to 10Mbps. In the FAQ, they are claiming best effort speeds between 1-8Mbps download and 0.5-2Mbps upload. The modem is offered at RM160 on a 12 months contract and there’s a one time RM100 activation fee for new subscriber.
In terms of coverage, Maxis seems to have a wide DC HSPA+ coverage across the Klang Valley. You can check if your area is covered here, but make sure that DC HSPA+ is ticked.
For more information, head over to Maxis Wireless page.