Good News for iPhone lovers in Malaysia!
I just discovered that iPhone will be officially available in Malaysia from Maxis starting from 20th March. Maxis announce this in their official website.
Currently, Maxis is opening an online booking. The Maxis iPhone 3G launch will be held at 7pm on March 20 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, where customers who have pre-registered for iPhone 3G will be invited to the event to collect their phones. Walk-in customers who have not made bookings may also register for iPhone 3G and will be notified for a collection on a subsequent date.
Maxis will offer the 8GB and 16GB iPhone 3G models with four new and specially designed postpaid plans called iValue, all of which are voice-data bundled price plans, starting from RM100 per month. For customers who sign up for a monthly commitment of RM375 over a 24-month period on the iValue 4 plan, the iPhone 3G 8GB will be free of charge.
The bundled voice and data plans are the first of their kind in Malaysia, reflecting the substantial growth in mobile data usage among Maxis’ customers. Maxis’ subscribers form the largest base of mobile data users in Malaysia, with more than 4.4 million accessing mobile internet services and sites on a regular basis.
“Malaysians, including our Maxis customers, are among the highest internet and data users in the world; and iPhone 3G will further enliven their mobile experiences with Maxis,” added Mr Das. “We are making nearly RM1.6 billion of investments into our networks this year. Over the coming months we will continue a comprehensive upgrade and expansion programme that will further enhance coverage and performance, including our high speed 3G data network.”
The new price plans on 24-month contracts are:
|Price Plan :||iValue 1||iValue 2||iValue 3||iValue 4|
|Voice credit (mins)||333 mins||666 mins||1,500 mins||2,500 mins|
|Data credit (MB)||500MB||1GB||2GB||3GB|
|iPhone 8GB||RM1,510||RM1,260||RM680||RM0 (free)|
Well, I am not really an iPhone fan plus I am still Celcom loyal customer.
(Hope Microsoft will do something to upgrade their aging Windows Mobile 6.1. the announced Mobile 6.5 is still not up to the expection to compete fairly with iPhone)
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