The Maxis Broadband team has taken huge steps with the launch of these new broadband packages as the company has been losing market share far behind Celcom in the 3G broadband market.
Maxis Broadband With Device Packages
Some of the rates shown above are for current Maxis users and after deducting the direct debit rebate. The most interesting package here is the 2GB package at RM48 including a free ZTE modem(not sure if its an USB modem) and 2 months of free usage with an upfront fee of RM168(non-refundable), no contract.
Maxis Broadband No Device Packages
The difference between RM68(after RM10 direct debit rebate) and RM48 package is that the RM48 package is specifically targeted to the 18-25 age group, while if you are not within this age group then you can opt for the RM68 package.
The detailed new Maxis Broadband plans can be viewed here
These new packages are expensive if you are not a Maxis customer and if you don’t use direct debit for 12-months, however I think some of the packages are interesting, for an example the three 2GB data limit packages between RM48-RM68 a month.
It is a good move to offer such packages based on data limits. In other words, the more data you use, the more you pay for it. It will also allow Maxis to upgrade the network bandwidth when necessary as they will be no more excuse that customers are hogging up their network. It’s a good start for Maxis and I hope to see them improve the 3G network with the launch of these new broadband packages.
No speed details were mentioned in the new packages above, probably the Maxis Broadband team forgot to include those information.
I believe Celcom will follow up with similar packages however they will have to fix the network issues and improve their current broadband user’s experience.
Personally, I think the new Maxis Broadband packages are better than Celcom’s broadband offering, for now.
Update 1: The 2GB Home Value device package comes with the big, old ZTE MF600 modem.
Note: 3G broadband is an alternative to Streamyx or your fixed broadband, I strongly advice you to retain your fixed internet service if you are a heavy broadband user.
P.s: The first thing to do is to cancel my Celcom Broadband Advance Plan as the experience has been disappointing over the past few months. Hoping that Maxis Broadband will give me a better experience.