Word has it that Maxis will offer Android devices at a much lower commitment tomorrow onwards with a minimum of Maxis Value First postpaid plan. Maxis which has Malaysia’s largest offering of Android devices for contract usually bundles their devices with a minimum of Maxis Value Plus 50 with a minimum data bundle of 500MB. This calculates to a minimum commitment of RM108 per month. As a result, this might not be appealing for those who hardly use up RM50 per month on voice calls which goes to waste if not utilised.
This is where DG Smart Plan phone bundling appears to be more attractive as it offers a minimum contract of RM68/month for data while the voice calls are charged as you use on a monthly basis.
With Maxis Value First, your minimum voice commitment is only RM30/month albeit a much higher call rate at 18 sen/min for Maxis to Maxis or 20 sen/minute to call to other networks. While it is obviously more expensive even for today’s prepaid standards, Value First is an entry level voice plan for those that talk less. So overall, with this new revision of Android bundling by Maxis, the minimum commitment would just be RM88. In addition, they would also give a further RM10 rebate each month which makes it just RM78/month.
This however isn’t the first time Maxis is offering Value First for bundling. They had already started offering this for Nokia devices like the Nokia E5, E7 and N8.
So for those budget hunters trying to own the Samsung Galaxy S II with the least commitment, this could be good news. However we advise getting at least 1.5GB data plan as you’ll get 3X the quota of 500MB for just an extra RM20/month.
For more information on Value First, check out Maxis page here.