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.


Technical Manager at one of the market researcher company in KL who does blogging on his free time. Love cats very much. Always fascinated with new technology (as well as spending money on it)

9 Responses

  1. syia says:

    bulan2 bayar berape ni?

  2. Imran says:

    bulan2 RM138. tapi ada org cakap maxis broadband nih ada hidden charges. tu yg nak tgk nih dlm bil bulan depan

  3. job says:

    some people just make things up just to make others to suffer..

  4. moses says:

    bro, google maxis broadband and land on your page. I sign up for the RM 138 plan. The coverage is good in my area (Setiawangsa). 1 question, does it really have hidden charge?

  5. Anonymous says:

    If you just signed-up maxis broadband service and suffer from the slow speed. Your area might not coverage by their broadband service. The promoter may lie to you and tell you there is no probleme with the coverage because you live in city area.

    Maxis Broadband termination steps…

    If you are in between 7 days of your purchase,
    (1) Go directly to Maxis Center for service termination w/o penalty.
    (2) Drop a complains email to MCMC and put e-complains on NCCC.

    SKMM Consumer Complaints Bureau
    Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission
    63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor
    Attention: Consumer Protection Department

    Tel: 03-86888000
    Fax: 03-86881880
    Complaint Hotline: 1-800-888-030

    I dont know malaysia complain channel will really work or not. But no harm to try and get back our registation fees as well. As we are really being cheated by such a big company.

    If you are after 7 days of purchase, write a complain letter and cc to MCMC ask for termination of the service without penalty. I dont know this will work or not, but better than do nothing and continue paying $$$ and suffer for the slow connecting speed.

    or visit the following website

  6. Anonymous says:

    Kalau korang kenal babi. itulah maxis.Memula pakai dulu huh laju kan main. Sekarang, hampeh. Aku dah tak nak bayar lagi. aku nak pakai sampai dia potong line. Aku nak tukar streamyx. Baru 50 inggit. line pree.Laju…sudah terbukti.

  7. Anonymous says:

    A warning from one consumer to another:


    If you love your kids, don’t let them use Maxis broadband.
    Kids who surf slower, learn slower and with the added pressure from having an unstable internet connection and constant disconnection could lead them to having suicidal tendencies at such a young age.


  8. lee says:

    brapa lama laptop boleh on tanpa power supply??

  9. Anonymous says:

    Maxis give svc provide wireless broadband connection to internet but the bill not summit to me,after 1 mth i’m late pay bill, maxis stop/’cut’ the line/connection. but the bill monthly still 'on' and increase. After that your warn can send to me but why your bill cannot send to me. You think i’ll pay the bill without i’m using your svc…
    dont think like *&*%^*&%. Be polite and fare and you can get something in your life….THINK,THINK,THINK.

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