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Compare & Analyze Maxis Services

Our Blog launched exactly 30 days today. During this month, we have discussed several topics and some special promotion. Today, we will continue to analyze the Maxis services.

Hotlink Prepaid

Basic Plan & EXtra Plan

When you just look at both plans, definitely you will select EXtra Plan, because from the 2nd minutes onwards are cheaper than the 1st minute. However, please have your attention here, charging block for Basic Plan is 30 seconds, while EXtra Plan is 60 seconds.

That’s mean if you are simply call for 1 seconds, you have to pay a full 60 seconds (1 minute) charges in EXtra Plan. Therefore, we recommend :

Basic Plan – For those who call and talk very quickly.

EXtra Plan – For those who call often and talk very long time.

Sabah&Sarawak Plan

For the citizens of Sabah and Sarawak, you have no choice as this is the only plan Maxis offered to you. However, this plan only applicable when you make call from Sabah and Sarawak. If you go to Peninsular Malaysia, you will be charged according to Basic Plan.

youthclub

This plan special for students, either secondary school or university or colleage students. As long as you are age below 25 years old, then you should go with this plan as the call and sms rate are very attractive then other Maxis Hotlink plans.


Maxis Postpaid Plans

Maxis offers many postpaid plans with difference charges. And, Maxis has different charges to Maxis network and other networks. Of course Maxis network is cheaper than other networks.

Standard Plan

The only Access Fee Plan as well as the only plan still seperate Local and Outstation call rate. Beside that, this plan also have peak and off-peak period. As you can see, this plan is a last century charging rule plan.

If you are current Standard Plan subscriber or interested to subscribe this pla, we would suggest and recommend you to another RM 30 commitment fee plan with lower call rate.

Value First

Recommend for those who always call and monthly usage roughly RM 30 Hotlink Prepaid users. This plan give you cheaper call rate. However, you will not be able to enjoy Active 10 for Free and you have to pay extra RM 5 for itemized bill and 5% government tax.

If your monthly Hotlink Prepaid usage around RM 40, then Value First postpaid plan can let you save at least RM 4 monthly. In a year you can save at least RM 48.

Value Plus 50

Nothing special, only if your usage around RM 50, then this is your choice plan.

Value Plus 80

If your monthly usage is less than RM 150 and always call to Maxis networks, this plan can help you to save more when you use more than RM 80 on calls within Maxis network.

Value Plus 150

If you use more than RM 100 on calls within Maxis network, you will enjoy another 1000 minutes Free Maxis to Maxis calls. Recommend for small business and salesman.

Value Plus 250

It gives you another 2500 minutes Free Maxis to Maxis calls when you use over RM 100 on calls within Maxis network. Beside that, you will enjoy 1 Free Value Extras.

Value Plus 500

It gives a 5000 minutes Free Maxis to Maxis calls when you use over RM 100 on calls within Maxis network. But, we seldom spend RM 500 monthly for the phone bill. If you use over RM 500, then you should probably find out why and you should try to reduce the bill to save more.

East Malaysia Plan

Special plan for East Malaysia (Sabah and Sarawak) citizens. Rates are cheaper than Standard Plan, but compare to Value Plus plan it’s quite expensive.


Phone Plans

Except for Apple iPhone, all other phones deal are only 24 months contract on either Value Plus 80 or Value Plus 50 plans. If you are currently using or plan to get 1 of those plans and want to buy a cheap phone, then this is your good opportunity.

Apple iPhone plans are quite expensive to my opinions, if we compare to Singapore SingTel and USA. But, if you are Apple iPhone fans, Maxis is the only authorized seller of Apple iPhone.


Data Plans

Maxis offers several data plans and you can choose based on your needs. However, please keep on mind that Maxis is throttle the P2P usage, like BT, eMule, LimWire etc, so if you plan to subscribe RM 8 daily plan and download 500MB files, you probably make a mistake, as you may even not able to finish 100MB.

Of course, pay per use is not a good choice for you if you use over 2 MB in a short time.


That’s all for today. 😉

Shortly information today, because Maxis offers many many plans and you can easily find out which one is suit to you.

Hotlink Prepaid Bonuses

Hotlink is offering the following bonuses for their subscribers under different plans.

Let’s us straight to their bonuses.

Basic Plan, EXtra Plan and Sabah & Sarawak Plan

Reward Points (use to redeem bonuses)

Period of being Hotlink Subscriber Reward Points for every RM 1 reload
Less than 1 year 2 points
From 1 to 3 years 2.5 points
3 years and above 3 points

You can redeem the points with FREE SMS (only to Hotlink/Maxis Numbers) or Airtime or Caller Ringtone

SMS
100 Points 50 SMS
200 Points 100 SMS
300 Points 150 SMS
500 Points 250 SMS

or

Airtime
100 Points RM 1
500 Points RM 5
1000 Points RM 10
5000 Points RM 50

or caller ringtone

200 points = 1 caller ringtone (first month, next month renew with RM 2/ringtone/month)

Hidden Conditions:

  1. Minimum monthy accumulative RM 30 reload to be able to enjoy rewards points.
  2. Points valid for 2 years only.

Birthday Treats

Free Calls to Hotlink/Maxis Numbers on the date of birthday.

Hidden Conditions:

At least 30 days of hotlink prepaid subscriber.

Anniversary Treat

Free Calls to Hotlink/Maxis Number on the date of your first activation with your current hotlink prepaid.

For example you activated your hotlink prepaid at 12th Dec 2008, so your anniversary treat is 12th Dec every year. You will be informed by Hotlink/Maxis by sms.

Hidden Conditions:

At least 1 year of hotlink prepaid subscriber.

SMS Super Saver (SMS to Hotlink/Maxis Numbers only)

Charges SMS Validity Usage Time Purchasing Time
RM 1 50 Daily 6am to 6pm 12 am to 6pm
RM 2 200 Daily 6am to 6pm 12 am to 6pm

Conditions:

Valid on the day of purchase ONLY.

You will no be able to purchase if you have less than RM 10.50 in your balance.

Talk Super Saver (Calls to Hotlink/Maxis Numbers only)

Charges Talktime Validity Usage Time Purchasing Time
RM 2 20 minutes Daily 12.30am to 8am 12.30 am to 7am
RM 3 60 minutes Daily 12.30am to 8am 12.30 am to 7am

Conditions:

Valid on the day of purchase ONLY.

You will no be able to purchase if you have less than RM 10.50 in your balance.

IDD Super Saver

Hotlink 365

Keep your line active 365 days for RM 33. Beside that, you have to reload a total RM 30 within the first 6 months.
youthclub

Rewards Points, Birthday Bonus, Anniversary Bonus same as described as above.

Surprise Bonus

Reload RM 50 in a month to receive surprise bonus.

What does surprise mean? Mean surprise. We have no way to know what hotlink will give. 😉

Discount Coupon/Voucher

Tomorrow, we will further to Maxis Postpaid plans’ details and reveal their hidden charges. 😉

Hotlink Prepaid

Hotlink is a prepaid brand under Maxis. The frequency bands Hotlink & Maxis uses are GSM 900, GSM 1800 and 3G 2100.

Hotlink

Hotlink

Hotlink is very popular in Malaysia and they always offer variety promotions.

However, today we will only look briefly on their prepaid plans but not the promotion. Promotion is a short term offer, but current offer is the long and permanent one.

Basic Plan

to Hotlink & Maxis to Non-Hotlink & Non-Maxis
Voice Call RM 0.33/min RM 0.39/min
Video Call RM 0.33/min RM 0.98/min
Charging Block 30 seconds 30 seconds
SMS RM 0.07/SMS RM 0.15/SMS
MMS RM 0.25/MMS RM 0.50/MMS
Favorite Number (Active 10) 10 (Only Hotlink/Maxis Numbers)
Voice Call to Active 10RM 0.15/min
Video Call to Active 10RM 0.15/min
SMS to Active 10RM 0.01/SMS

* Basic Plan only available in Peninsular Malaysia.

EXtra Plan

to Hotlink & Maxis to Non-Hotlink & Non-Maxis
Voice Call (1st minute) RM 0.33/min RM 0.35/min
Voice Call (2nd minute onwards) RM 0.25/min RM 0.28/min
Video Call (1st minute) RM 0.33/min RM 0.98/min
Video Call (2nd minute onwards) RM 0.25/min RM 0.98/min
Charging Block 60 seconds 60 seconds
SMS RM 0.07/SMS RM 0.15/SMS
MMS RM 0.25/MMS RM 0.50/MMS
Favorite Number (Active 10) 10 (Only Hotlink/Maxis Numbers)
Voice Call to Active 10 RM 0.15/min
Video Call to Active 10 RM 0.15/min
SMS to Active 10 RM 0.01/SMS

* EXtra Plan only available in Peninsular Malaysia.

Sabah&Sarawak Plan

Voice Call to Hotlink/Maxis Numbers RM 0.33/min
Voice Call to Non-Hotlink/Non-Maxis Numbers RM 0.33/min
Video Call to Hotlink/Maxis Numbers RM 0.33/min
Video Call to Non-Hotlink/Non-Maxis Numbers RM 0.33/min
Charging Block 30 seconds
SMS to Hotlink/Maxis Numbers RM 0.07/SMS
SMS to Non-Hotlink/Non-Maxis Numbers RM 0.15/SMS
MMS to Hotlink/Maxis Numbers RM 0.25/MMS
MMS to Non-Hotlink/Non-Maxis Numbers RM 0.50/MMS
Favorite Numbers (Active 10) 10 Hotlink/Maxis Numbers
Voice Call to Active 10 RM 0.15/SMS
Video Call to Active 10 RM 0.15/SMS
SMS to Active 10 RM 0.01/SMS

Hidden Conditions:

  1. The call rate above only applicable when you are on Sabah & Sarawak.
  2. When you return to Peninsular Malaysia & all calls made from Peninsular Malaysia will be charging the Basic Plan rate.

youthclub (Age 25 years & below) (4 years validity with minimum RM 10 reload per year)

Voice Call to Hotlink/Maxis Numbers RM 0.12/min
Voice Call to Non-Hotlink/Non-Maxis Numbers RM 0.15/min
Video Call to Hotlink/Maxis Numbers RM 0.12/min
Video Call to Non-Hotlink/Non-Maxis Numbers RM 0.15/min
Charging Block 30 seconds
SMS to Hotlink/Maxis Numbers RM 0.01/SMS
SMS to Non-Hotlink/Non-Maxis Numbers RM 0.05/SMS

RM 0.06/SMS (from 19th March 2010)

MMS to Hotlink/Maxis Numbers RM 0.25/MMS
MMS to Non-Hotlink/Non-Maxis Numbers RM 0.50/MMS
Favorite Numbers (Active 10) 10 Hotlink/Maxis Numbers
Voice Call to Active 10 RM 0.15/SMS
Video Call to Active 10 RM 0.15/SMS
SMS to Active 10 RM 0.01/SMS

Tomorrow we will discuss what bonuses / rewards you can get from your hotlink prepaid. So, remember to visit us tomorrow. 😉