Today is pre-order tsunami for the much-hyped Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ flagship smartphones. While Samsung is offering pre-orders through its channels, local telcos and retailers have wasted no time to unveil their bundles.
To be one of the first people in Malaysia to own the Galaxy S8, you can pre-order from now, 11 April until 13 April 2017. Maxis is offering the same pre-order deal as the principal, Samsung – Limited Edition Starter Kit (screen protector, clear case, wireless charging stand and USB Type-C charging cable), a 5,100mAh power bank and Samsung Protection Plus. The bundle is worth more than MYR900.
If you’re interested to grab a unit from Maxis, the green telco has two options. You can opt for its popular Zerolution device ownership plan that’s bundled with a MaxisONE plan; or a Normal Contract with a MaxisONE Plan.
A new phone every year
As you may know, Zerolution is an all-in-one device ownership plan that bundles a device instalment and MaxisONE plan. You pay one single payment each month. The cool thing is, you can also opt to upgrade every year, for a small monthly fee. The Zerolution Upgrade fee is MYR44/month, while the Device Protection Plan (optional insurance for the S8) costs MYR23/month.
MaxisONE plans that qualify for Zerolution start from MOP 128, all the way up to MOP 188. Note, that you’ll need to have a good standing with Maxis and have a good payment record to be eligible for Zerolution. With Zerolution, there’s no upfront fee.
For normal contracts, on the other hand, there’s a device upfront payment, depending on the MaxisONE plan you select. There’s also an upfront payment for the plan, which is reimbursed to you over four months. Maxis customers with good standing can have this waived.
For instance, if you’re buying the Galaxy S8, there’s a device upfront payment of MYR2,399, and a MaxisONE plan upfront payment of MYR512. In total, the payment due is MYR2,911. The MOP 128 plan gives you 30GB of data, unlimited calls and text to all networks. The plan is based on a 24-month contract.
Here’s a breakdown of the plans (both Zerolution and Normal Contract)
- MaxisONE 128 – MYR2,399
- MaxisONE 158 – MYR1,999
- MaxisONE 188 – MYR1,799
- MaxisONE 128 – MYR128/month
- MaxisONE 158 – MYR113/month
- MaxisONE 188 – MYR98/month
- MaxisONE 128 – MYR2,699
- MaxisONE 158 – MYR2,299
- MaxisONE 188 – MYR2,099
- MaxisONE 128 – MYR145/month
- MaxisONE 158 – MYR130/month
- MaxisONE 188 – MYR115/month
Note that prices quoted are before 6% GST.
The pre-order promotion runs from 11-13 April 2017. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ will hit retail stores nationwide from 5 May 2017.
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