Oct 072010
 

Before buying iPhone 4 in Malaysia, there are 2 major things that you need to concern. First is the iPhone 4 price, then the total amount of iPhone 4 package plans.

For example, the total cost to own an iPhone 4 is as shown below:

Total cost = iPhone 4 price + 24 months subscription (tax is not included)

digi iphone 4 vs maxis iphone 4 plans

Below table is the full comparison of Digi iPhone 4 plans and Maxis iPhone 4 Plans. The prices shown below are based on 24 months subscription fees because 12 months subscription contract is not available for Digi iPhone4 plans.

iDigi 88 IValue 1 iDigi 138 IValue 2 iDigi 238 iValue 3 iValue 4
Monthly fee (RM) 88 100 93 155 163 250 375
Voice

(To all network)

200 min

Yes

333 min

Yes

450 min

Yes

667 min

Yes

1000 min

Yes

1500 min

Yes

2500 min

Yes

Internet 1 GB 1GB 3GB 2GB 5GB 3GB 4GB
Excess Internet Charge NO Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
SMS

(to all network)

200

Yes

200

No

400

Yes

400

No

600

Yes

600

No

800

No

MMS

(to all network)

20

Yes

20

No

40

Yes

40

No

60

Yes

60

No

80

No

Excess Usage
Voice per minute 15 cents 15 cents 12 cents 12 cents 10 cents 10 cents 10 cents
Internet No 0.5cents/KB (Maximum RM250) No 0.5cents/KB (Maximum RM250) No 0.5cents/KB (Maximum RM250) 0.5cents/KB (Maximum RM250)
SMS 10 cents 10 cents 10 cents 10 cents 10 cents 10 cents 10 cents
MMS 20 cents NA 20 cents NA 20 cents NA NA
Digi does not provide 12 months subscription; therefore I will compare both Digi and Maxis with their 24 months subscription fees.
iPhone 4 16GB iDigi 88 iValue 1 iDigi 138 iValue 2 iDigi 238 iValue 3 iValue 4
iPhone 4 price (RM) 2090 1390 2090 990 2090 490 FREE
Subscription (24 months in RM) 1512 2400 2232 3720 3912 6000 9000
Total (RM) 3602 3790 4322 4710 6002 6490 9000
iPhone 4 32GB iDigi 88 iValue 1 iDigi 138 iValue 2 iDigi 238 iValue 3 iValue 4
iPhone 4 price (RM) 2490 1790 2490 1390 2490 890 FREE
Subscription (24 months in RM) 1512 2400 2232 3720 3912 6000 9000
Total (RM) 4002 4190 4722 5110 6402 6890 9000

Digi iPhone4 plans or Maxis iPhone4 plans?

I hope you have go through the iPhone 4 plans comparison table above and now it is my turn to give you some thoughts about the iPhone 4 plans. It may help you to choose the right iPhone 4 Plans.

No matter you are buying iPhone 4 16Gb or iPhone 4 32Gb, based on the total cost of 24 months subscription fees; Digi iPhone 4 is the winner against Maxis iPhone 4 plans. However, the total cost is not the only reason to determine the purchase decision because you have to think about the network coverage which Maxis has wider network coverage compares to Digi.

In addition, iPhone 4 contract period is also one of the important criteria to choose the right iPhone 4 plans. If you think that 24 months of iPhone 4 subscriptions is too long for you then you might go for Maxis iPhone 4 plans because Digi iPhone 4 plans do not provide 12 months subscription contract.

On the other hand, you should concern about excess Internet charges as well. Digi does not charge you for excess Internet usage but Maxis will charge you at certain amount of fees. Although Digi does not charge for excess internet usage but the internet speed will be automatically changed to 128kbps once you have exceeded the internet usage limit.

Conclusion:

A smart buyer will study and research the iPhone 4 plans thoroughly and no matter which iPhone 4 plans that you sign-up, it is up to you final decision and until here,  I believe that you already have the best iPhone 4 plan in your mind now.

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