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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Maxis VS DiGi - iPhone 4S Telco Rates

:: This is a repost from Lowyat.net. The link is here ::



The iPhone 4S price is now available on both Maxis and DiGi. While both have their own offers – Maxis gives you more subsidy on the device with a more expensive monthly payment, and DiGi offers less subsidy but gives you monthly rebates on the plans, here’s a summary of what you pay at the end of contract.
Of course, since DiGi only gives you one option when you sign up with the contract – 24 months, here’s a comparison of what both telcos are offering based on a 24 months contract.

iValue 1 vs iDiGi 88

Maxis
DiGi
Calls (mins)
333
200
SMS
200
200
Data
1GB
1GB
Total Payment 16GB
RM3850
RM3410
Total Payment 32GB
RM4150
RM3710
Total Payment 64GB
RM4500
RM4010

Maxis offers extra 133 minutes of talk time. If you put minutes into values, at 15sen/minute, that is RM19.95. Maxis also offers 4GB/month of free Maxis WiFi for 3 months. Please do note that the free SMS offered by Maxis is on-net.

iValue 2 vs iDiGi 138

Maxis
DiGi
Calls (mins)
667
450
SMS
400
400
Data
3GB
3GB
Total Payment 16GB
RM4970
RM4202
Total Payment 32GB
RM5320
RM4502
Total Payment 64GB
RM5670
RM4802

Maxis offers extra 217 minutes of talk time. If you put minutes into values, at 15sen/minute, that is RM32.55. Maxis also offers 4GB/month of free Maxis WiFi for 3 months. Please do note that the free SMS offered by Maxis is on-net.

iValue 3 vs iDiGi 238

Maxis
DiGi
Calls (mins)
1500
1000
SMS
600
600
Data
5GB
5GB
Total Payment 16GB
RM6500
RM5834
Total Payment 32GB
RM6800
RM6134
Total Payment 64GB
RM7150
RM6434

Maxis offers extra 500 minutes of talk time. If you put minutes into values, at 15sen/minute, that is RM75. Maxis also offers 4GB/month of free Maxis WiFi for 3 months. Please do note that the free SMS offered by Maxis is on-net.

To sum it up, it sure looks like DiGi is offering a cheaper price over the span of 24 months for all the plans. The benefit of signing up with DiGi is if you tend to exceed your data quota usage, DiGi will not charge you extra instead, your speed will be throttled. Maxis on the other hand will charge you Rm0.05/10KB, maximum charge at RM250.

This is just a summary of course. What you choose will depend on your own usage and how much coverage you get – on a personal note, DiGi does not have any 3G connectivity in my in-law’s home town and I’m not happy about its almost unusable Edge and GPRS speed. Additionally, the price above for DiGi is calculated based on the monthly payment after autobilling rebate of RM5/month. If you do not have any credit card, you’ll have to pay an extra RM120 over the span of 24 months.

So now Celcom, Malaysia is eagerly waiting to see what you have to offer.


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