Friday, April 9, 2010

Digi iPhone and Maxis iPhone Plan Comparison - 2010 Review

Posted on/at 6:21:00 PM by SBdude

Maxis iPhone vs Digi iPhone Price and Data Comparison

Ok, the post that some of us might have been waiting for. The price and data package comparison between  Maxis iPhone and Digi iPhone. Who will win the battle in the long term ? I can safely assumed that iPhone 3Gs are targeted at the younger generations.

If you are in that category which iPhone 3GS would you purchase from ? Maxis or Digi ? Here's the brief comparison and I'm you will know which is the most suitable choice. Just say I've targeted an iPhone 3GS 16GB. Its enough for me to surf the web, play some casual games or just listen to music.

Data package wise, of course the cheaper the better but offers better value right ? as majority of you would not be using your iPhone to do heavy downloading and doing massive calling. That is what I assumed, could be different with other users.

Without further adieu, I will put up the iPhone 3GS packages of Maxis and Digi for you to compare
Digi iPhone 3G/3GS plans

Therefore, I would chose iDigi88 as its the cheapest that DiGi can offer. I just need to pay RM88 for 200min call time, 200 SMS, 20MMS(to all networks) and 1GB of data capping. Best thing is, you will not pay extra for exceeding the data cap.

I will choose the iPhone 3GS 16GB by paying installments which is the EPP 24 which I need to RM159 per month for 2 years inclusive of the iDigi88 plan. Next up is Maxis iPhone plan.

Maxis iPhone 3GS/3G plan

The cheapest to choose is the iValue 1 which I need to pay RM100 for 333minutes of call time, 100 SMS, 10MMS and 500MB of data capping. But if you exceed the data capping, you need to pay for the extra bandwidth. 

Another downside is that, you are required to pay full upfront for an iPhone 3GS which RM1390 but they do offer 0% interest free installments. Can't see the payments from the website but if calculated by yourself, its about RM58 just for the phone itself. Total up with RM100 of iValue1, it comes up to RM158 per month.

The verdict ? Maxis won the battle by offering RM1 lower than its Digi counterpart and thats merely the whole story. Haha, just joking. Read further.


The stats above shows you that Digi is actually the clear winner by offering double the call time, SMS, MMS and Data cap than that of Maxis. The biggest advantage Digi had over Maxis was the no extra payment for exceeding the data capping. FTW !!

If you are still not aware that DiGi is currently offering iPhone 3G/3GS, read more here @ http://starbucks87dude.blogspot.com/2010/04/digi-iphone-3gs-2010-package-unveiled.html

View the exciting DiGi iPhone offers here @ http://www.digi.com.my/iphone/index.html

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kenwooi said...

thank god i dont have to go thru the comparisons.. cant afford an iphone also =P

H said...

Most ppl think that Digi provides better deal, but has ignored a simple truth. 2 years contract means that your iPhone 3GS will definitely be outdated by summer 2011. And you have to stay with the phone for another 12 months without warranty too.

If Digi provides 12 months option, I'll definitely go for it. 24 months only? No way, considering that the iPhone 3GS was released last summer.

David said...

Well, another point that a consumer MUST consider before choosing 1 is the SERVICE LINE COVERAGE at your HOME!!!!
I chose Digi Plan as it is very attractive as I purchase my iPhone less than RM1100. I'm quite happy with the price until I found out that my HOUSE which I spent most of the time there has no service coverage. The funny thing is that at my house compound I have strong coverage, BUT inside my house has no coverage at all. I need to stand outside with my pets to talk on the phone and while inside I dont even know who's calling me....
Hope this helps.
My location is at Jalan Terengganu (middle of Greenlane, Jelutong, Georgetown, Air Itam)

Albert Yap said...

And don't forget about the Download and Upload Speed...as per Digi Latest comparison, Digi D/L: likely 700kbps; U/L: 200kbps...however, Maxis is giving D/L: 3.6mbps, not sure about the U/L...anyway, it still depends on you location....

حكيمه خانئ said...

any iphone offer by celcom?

Fugitive Thoughts said...

celcom who? the fact is...celcom is always one step behind. once upon a time when celcom was the ONLY operator, they overcharged everything from roaming to call waiting. Lo and behold, Maxis came along and offered everything for free - as it should be if you follow the mobile phone industry standard --so with that customers swicthed to Maxis in droves. now celcom still calls back its old customers, asking to swtich back. please...i hope celcom meets its death soon.

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