DiGi and Maxis are both first out of the block with iPhone 6 preorders and it seems both severely underestimated the demand for the phones. At precisely 12.00am, both the telcos' websites went down due to the overeager iPhone buyers.
The iPhone Express
As to pricing, DiGi might seem slightly cheaper on paper (as to phone pricing) but Maxis at least gives you the option of 12-month contracts. Maxis is offering four plans with the iPhone: the iValue Simple, iValue 1, iValue 2 and the iValue 3.
Maxis is also randomly rewarding customers with what it calls the Maxis Midnight Express. Once Nov 6 rolls around, instead of joining the hoi polloi to queue for an iPhone, you will get your iPhone delivered to you whereever you are, by midnight. There's no guarantee you'll get to use the Midnight Express, however and while the idea is novel it's not really a strong enough incentive to get you to sign up for a Maxis plan.
The Maxis price plans are as follows:
iPhone 6 (12 months)
16GB RM2,249 (iValue Simple) RM1,859 (iValue 1) RM1,699 (iValue 2) RM1,409 (iValue 3)
64GBRM2,579 (iValue Simple)RM2,199 (iValue 1)RM2,029 (iValue 2)RM1,749 (iValue 3)
128GBRM2919 (iValue Simple)RM2,529 (iValue 1)RM2,369 (iValue 2)RM2,079 (iValue 3)iPhone 6 (24 months)
16GBRM1,389 (MaxisONE Plan)RM1,559 (iValue 1)RM1,229 (iValue 2)RM659 (iValue 3)
64GBRM1,729 (MaxisONE Plan)RM1,889 (iValue 1)RM1,559 (iValue 2)RM999 (iValue 3)
128GBRM2,059 (MaxisONE Plan)RM2,229 (iValue 1)RM1,889 (iValue 2)RM1,329 (iValue 3)
Get your iPhone from Maxis online here.
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