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Paypal via Maxis Mobile, a world’s first

We all know PayPal for its popular online payment platform, Maxis has taken it to a greater level by introducing mobile payments via Paypal. Upon signing up for the service, Maxis customers will be able to pay at PayPal’s 8 million merchants worldwide whilst mobile or at home(IPTV). The Maxis-PayPal service will be rolled out in phases, starting in August ...

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Maxis Micro-SIM for iPad users

Maxis has made available the micro-SIM for Apple’s iPad users in Malaysia although the device is not available here officially. The micro SIM from Maxis may be used with both Mobile Data and Broadband plans, refer as below: Enhanced Mobile Data Plan RM58 for RM500MB RM78 for 1.5GB RM88 for 3GB Maxis Broadband((promotion ends 31 May): RM48 for 1.5GB RM68 ...

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50% more Maxis coverage in Kelantan, Pahang & Terengganu this year

Maxis is expanding its broadband coverage in Kelantan, Pahang & Terengganu this year with 50% more coverage. New coverage areas for Maxis Broadband: Kelantan- Bachok, Kerteh, Panji, Pasir Mas and Peringat Pahang- Bentong, Kuantan and Temerloh Terengganu- Chukai, Dungun, Kuala Berang and Kerteh. In the past few months, Maxis said that it will be increasing its HSPA and HSPA+ coverage ...

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Celcom Broadband to charge for billing

Starting 1st August 2010, Celcom Broadband will start charging customers for billing if they failed to opt out from paper bills. Probably some sort of cost cutting measure, customers that failed to opt out will then be charged according to below:

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Tune Talk has launched GPRS

Wow, it took them a while to finally launch GPRS. If you are on Tune Talk, you can now use GPRS and pay 10sen per 10kb, standard data rate chargers.

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DiGi has 7.9 million customers, 1.5 million on mobile Internet

DiGi has announced their first quarter results ended March 31, 2010, full press release after the jump.

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Five new Android phones from Maxis, Android market to be available soon

5 new Android phones will be available from Maxis starting 1st May 2010: Samsung I7500 Galaxy- RM1,399 LG GW620 (Eve)- RM1,499 HTC Legend (A6363)– RM1,999 Motorola Droid- RM2,299 Sony Ericsson Xperia X10i- RM2,699 The phones above are available at a cheaper price(as low as RM799) if you sign up for a postpaid+data plan and a 12-months contract.

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Maxis is official Mobile Broadcaster for 2010 FIFA World Cup, free live coverage on all 64 matches

For the upcoming 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, Maxis is going to offer live streaming for all its customers, free. The stream will require speed of at least 400Kbps for Maxis Broadband customers, and slower speed(s) on mobile phone. Data chargers apply for those without an unlimited data plan. With the sponsorship deal, Maxis will have the exclusive ...

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DiGi Twitter SMS

DiGi recently launched a Twitter SMS service, the third telco to do so after Maxis & Celcom. The company is charging RM1 for unlimited alert messages, however customers must pay RM0.10 per SMS to send a Tweet or use other Twitter features. Take note that none of the telcos in Malaysia are offering a complete Twitter service via SMS.

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Celcom bagged the Best Mobile Carrier award

Picture Right-Left: Encik Adlan Ahmad Tajudin, Chief Corporate Officer of Celcom Axiata Berhad receives the “Best Mobile Carrier” award from Mr. Geoff Thomas, General Manager of Communications Sector, Asia, Microsoft. Mobile operator Celcom bagged the Best Mobile Carrier award at the 13th Telecom Asia Awards at Capella Resort, Singapore on 20 April 2010. Celcom’s parent company Axiata, won the Best ...

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DiGi has launched an Online Store

Well, looks like DiGi is moving out from the telecommunication business to become an online store. What is DiGi Online Store? DiGi Online Store @ shop.digi.com.my is an online store provided by DiGi to offers customer a convenient, hassle free online shopping experience with free doorstep delivery.

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(UPDATE 1) Streamyx major outage nationwide

UPDATE 1: TheStar reports that STreamyx was down more than 4 hours yesterday. This is history, Streamyx was down for almost 35min yesterday(15 April 2010, about 5.30pm), causing 1.6 million Streamyx customers without any Internet service. I wonder how much impact this disruption could have caused our country when TM data centers are down and a number of “e-services” plus ...

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Celcom Broadband offers at PIKOM PC Fair

Get the exclusive Celcom Limited Edition World of Football 2010 USB Modem Pack at this upcoming PC Fair(16-18 April 2010). Also all new customers who register to any monthly packages during the fair stand a chance to win a specially designed Perodua Myvi and two Modenas CT 100 Motorbikes worth almost RM60, 000.  This lucky draw is applicable at all ...

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South Korea’s SK Telecom to buy stake in P1?

Sources claim that SK Telecom is very close into buying a small part of Packet One, one of the top WiMAX operator in the world owned by Green Packet. It is believed that the sale may raise up to US$100m but I don’t think it will be enough for P1 to expand into East Malaysia and Singapore.

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P1 scheduled network maintenance on 15 April 2010

P1 will be conducting a scheduled network maintenance exercise on 15 April 2010 from 3.00am to 8.00am. List of the areas affected after the jump.

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