With Telekom Malaysia (TM) rolling out new faster, more affordable fibre broadband plans last month, many were wondering when rivals TIME and Maxis would step up to the challenge. While TIME resorted to merely saluting TM on the move (and dropping hints that something’s coming soon), it’s Maxis that’s first to properly roll out something tangible. Today, the green telco launched its most affordable and worry-free fibre broadband plans yet.
Maxis introduced new consumer and business fibre plans with speeds of up to 100Mbps, at prices that are 36 percent to 65 percent lower than previous plans of similar speeds.
As you know, TM’s unifi basic plan offers the same speed at MYR79 per month. However, this is only available to the B40 segment – for households with a combined income of MYR4,500 or less. That said, Maxis now has the distinction of having the cheapest unlimited 30Mbps plan “for everyone,” priced at MYR89 per month.
MaxisONE Home Broadband
For consumers, the highest-speed 100Mbps plan is offered at MYR129 per month, also more affordable than TM’s unifi advance plan that’s priced at MYR139 per month.
The new consumer fibre plans come with unlimited internet, a free dual-band (2.4GHz + 5GHz) Wi-Fi router (worth MYR376) and access to Maxperts.
The 100Mbps plan comes with unlimited voice calls and a free DECT phone. For 30Mbps customers, it’s pay per use or a MYR10 per month add-on for unlimited calls.
Quota for both plans is unlimited.
Maxis ONEBusiness Fibre
With the new ONEBusiness Fibre solution, business customers also enjoy lower rates with the 100Mbps plan going for just MYR139 per month, while the entry level 30Mbps plan is offered at just MYR99 per month.
That’s not all. Business users will also get business grade service options of “Always On” and “peace of mind” benefits. “Always On” gives you an automatic backup wireless connection as well as access to Maxperts, Maxis’ team of internet specialists for technical support, consultation and free installation. Users also get a future-proof business grade router which ensures it can support speed upgrades when they become available.
Each ONEBusiness Fibre plan gives users unlimited fibre usage and unlimited local calls (for first phone line with 100Mbps plan).
How to sign up
Pre-registration for new package plans start from 20 August 2018 at www.maxis.com.my/fibrenation. Alternatively, you may sign up directly from 13 September 2018 onwards.
Just head over to a Maxis Centre, Maxis Exclusive Partners and authorised resellers, as well as the official Maxis website or call 800-82-1123 or 123 from any Maxis mobile line.
Note that all plans come with a 24-month contract. Any termination before the end of the contract period will be subject to a MYR500 penalty fee.
Key takeaway: Accessible fibre broadband for all
Some of you may be asking, what about higher speeds? The good news is that Maxis continues to invest in accessing available fibre networks and will build their own where possible. The company said that they expect to secure access to even higher speeds in the coming months and this will be made available to customers.
It’s a good day for consumers and businesses alike. Your move, TIME.
What do you think of Maxis’ new broadband plans?