Maxis’ sub-brand ookyo kickstarted a revolution last year in the mobile space with a 100 percent digital service and unlimited data via various packages. Neither a postpaid nor a prepaid service, the hybrid solution costs just MYR30 per month, with zero commitment and offered some interesting goodies including earning Google Play credits. Well, the new Maxis-powered mobile service is about to get a whole lot better.
But first let me explain how ookyo originally worked. For MYR30 per month, you’d get 4GB of high-speed internet (initially 3GB), 500MB of basic internet and dedicated high-speed internet data for various apps via a choice of two All Access Packs.
The Entertainment Pack offers unlimited data for Spotify, Smule, Musically, BIGO Live 9GAG and others, while the Social Pack covers Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Snapchat and other social apps.
You get to pick one All-Access Pack, and this can be changed but it comes into action in the next billing cycle.
You can add-on individual passes for apps, track how your data is used and manage your account and subscriptions via the ookyo app.
The plan comes with a 30-day validity with an option to auto-renew via MaxisPay and other debit/credit cards.
Fuyoh, now it’s even better
So, ookyo made one big change. In the style of US President Trump, “HUGE.” If you found that choosing between the two All Access Packs restricting, you’re not the only one. I mean, we’re talking about digital natives here (and millennials). We want choice, we want flexibility.
I don’t want to have choose between Instagram and Spotify. WhatsApp and YouTube. Because I use all of them on a daily basis.
Here’s the thing. Ookyo has completely removed All Access Packs, and instead now gives you the choice to pick four favourite apps to enjoy unlimited internet. There’s a plethora of over 100 different apps, so take your pick. But choose wisely, Young Padawan.
And did I mention YouTube? Yes, they’ve finally done it. No more a MYR8 individual app add-on pack.
By the way, you can always buy more unlimited data for apps for MYR3 per month.
How’s it sounding so far?
That’s not all. You’ll get 5GB of high-speed internet data, plus 500MB of basic internet from the get go. Note that this is separate from data that’s used for your chosen four favourite unlimited apps.
If you love making calls and sending text messages (What? Seriously?), then you can buy a Calls and SMS Pack for MYR8 per month. By the way, calls are charged at MYR0.30 per minute and MYR0.15 for each SMS, otherwise.
The cool thing is that the monthly fee has not changed, remaining at MYR30 per month.
This big revamp is permanent, and ookyo is now urging existing users to move to the new plan. Existing users on the current plan will be migrated to the new plan after 21 May 2018. So, fire up your ookyo app and pick your four apps before your next billing cycle.
The revamped ookyo definitely looks even better than the original but do note a couple of important things.
Like competitor services like Digi’s tapp, ookyo requires the use of a VPN (this is enabled via the app). This is to ensure you get to enjoy the benefits of the service, specifically the unlimited internet. Which isn’t a biggie, except like tapp, the VPN doesn’t work on iOS devices.
While you’ll still be able to use ookyo on an iPhone, you will not be able to enjoy the full benefits of the service. Ookyo is working on a solution, but no timeframe has been given.
For now, at least for Android users, ookyo is a viable alternative to more conventional telco plans.
For more information, visit ookyo.com.my.