In line with the renewed wireless broadband war (thanks to Digi rapid Turbo3G campaign), Maxis is launching some sort of a "counter-marketing" strategy to increase its market share. Maxis has recently introduced new promotional rates and packages aiming for all types of customers from basic internet users to heavy downloaders.
The Monthly Packages
The new monthly rates start from RM48 per month with a usage cap of 1.5GB. Unlike Celcom which has two different "speed packages" for its broadband plans, all Maxis packages offer a speed up to 7.2Mbps (on HSDPA areas). So, whether you’re paying RM48 or RM178 per month, you’ll enjoy the same maximum speed. The difference is only on the usage cap. For the free modem package, you’ll need to pay RM150 upfront, which will then be rebated from your bill for the first five months.
The Weekly/Daily Packages
There is also weekly and daily packages for Hotlink prepaid users. The daily subscription rate is RM8 with a 500MB usage cap while the weekly rate is RM25 for 2GB usage cap. Well, these packages are not recommended for those who want to be online all the time.
You can check the coverage area of Maxis Broadband using this map. To my surprise, the HSDPA coverage area for Maxis has expanded rather rapidly over the last 3 months. My friend tested the speed at his house, nearby Universiti Malaysia Sarawak campus, Kota Samarahan and it was at a whooping 4.8Mpbs during his 24-hour subscription, with zero disconnection! Of course, this needs to be tested more regularly for reliability and consistency measurements. Well, we’ll see how DiGi Turbo3G performs!
Check Maxis Broadband Website for more info.