Getting Maxis Broadband
Went to Digital Mall today, to survey for a new printer also helping friend to buy USB drive. It happened that there is Maxis Broadband roadshow here.
You know what? There’s a crazy thing happened. I sign up for this. They really promoting this thing by knocking out the payment that we have to pay for a few things during sign up. For this promotion, all the we need to pay is one time activation fee of RM100 during sign up.
This is what contained in the Maxis Broadband kit that is supplied right after the registration.
Despite of so many bad things that I heard about Maxis Broadband in terms of service quality, why on earth I sign up for this? I have Streamyx at home, and it is not my intention at all to use this as the replacement for my Streamyx.
I guess the selling point for me about this kind of broadband is high mobility. Meaning no matter where I am, as long there is coverage, I can online from anywhere, even in a moving car. Wifi for example, even though there are free one out there (Timezone provided by Starbucks for example) or the paid one (TM Hotspot or Airzed), you need to be within the hotspot area. Also, I will be involving with something that require me to have internet connection most of the time soon.
My first impression of Maxis Broadband: Yes, it sucks. But come to think of it, it’s not that really bad actually when you internet connection fast, anytime, anywhere. There’s no much waiting time before you can get online. Just sign up for it, and you will be given the modem right away. Wait approx 2 hours for activation, then that’s it, you can get online already. But be wary as you just tied yourself to an 18-month contract.
Been doing a little bit of speed test as well. Below is the speed that I get when download a 10MB file from the internet.
And my test of upload speed, uploading 4MB file for my FTP site.
And I’m located within the 3G area. I guess it will be a bit more faster if I’m in the area that offers High Speed 3G access.
As I said earlier, the reason I’m getting this is because of it’s mobility feature. Also, as long as I have GRPS, EDGE or 3G access, I’m all set.
This is particularly useful if I’m back to my hometown, or I’m travelling somewhere. When back to my mum’s house, most of the time, I just hooked up to internet on dialup using home phone, which my sister always shout at me since she needs to use the phone, and I’m engaged on the internet LOL.
Well, my hometown only can receive GRPS access, which I will get the speed that pretty much the same as when using dialup. But the important thing is that it’s unmeterred, and my mum’s home phone is free for to receive call/make call.