The Maxis Zerolution program is a different way of owning a smartphone. It offers 0% interest monthly installments, zero upfront payment and the easy option to upgrade to a new model every year. When it was made available for the iPhone, Maxis only offered it for the entry-level 16GB iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. With growing user needs and the arrival of 4K video recording, 16GB isn’t going to cut it and it makes more sense to get a bigger capacity iPhone.
Finally, it looks like the folks at Maxis had listened and they are now offering the hassle-free ownership program for more models from the older iPhone 6 to the current largest iPhone 6s Plus 128GB.
Like before, the iPhone Zerolution option is only applicable on their more expensive MaxisOne Plan 158 and 188. If you don’t plan on upgrading, you can just pay for its monthly installment price which starts from RM78/month for the iPhone 6 16GB. To sweeten the deal, Maxis is also giving an additional 20GB of data (4GB x 5 months) if you sign up before 31st March 2016.
The biggest highlight of the Zerolution program is the option to switch to the latest model (e.g. iPhone 7) after 12 months. To be eligible, you would need to sign on for the upgrade option that costs RM20/month. However do note that you would need to return the device in pristine condition but you can avoid possible penalties with a Device Protection Program. Don’t forget that the Zerolution cost is on top of your monthly subscription plan of either RM158/month or RM188/month.
While the whole installment is calculated based on 24 months duration, there’s is no contract tied the plan. If you wish to leave at any time, you would just need to pay the remaining retail price of the device. Halfway through the program, you may switch to a lower commitment MaxisOne Plan but there’s a penalty of RM1,000, contrary to its 0 penalty promise. Doing so will also forfeit your remaining promotional free data.
It is worth pointing out that Maxis has increased its Device Protection Fee from RM15/month previously to RM23/month. Compared to its Android offering, the upgrade fee is cheaper at RM20/month instead of the usual RM30/month.
For more information, head over to the Maxis iPhone Zerolution page.