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Maxis Upgrades Hotlink FAST Prepaid Plan With Extra 8GB Data Per Month

After Maxis’ recent announcement of its upgraded MaxisOne plan for postpaid customers, Hotlink has now added new features for their prepaid users who are on the Hotlink FAST plan.

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Image Credit: Maxis

This enhanced prepaid plan is now giving its customers free 2GB of 4G Internet every weekend for life. That means users have extra 8GB of data per month and there is no minimum spending or reload value required to be eligible for this data. The prepaid account however has to be kept active. Existing FAST users will be automatically upgraded with the feature.

For non-weekend Internet, FAST users have the option of having 5GB of 3G or 4G for RM48 a month, and a prepaid daily pass at RM3 for 1GB. On top of that, the plan also includes ‘Free Social Chat’ for WhatsApp, LINE, WeChat or FB Messenger.

A simple comparison would show that prices between local telcos are indeed becoming more competitive as users’ demands for both data and lower prices grow continually strong.

Comparison between Prepaid Data Plans of Telcos in Malaysia:

Hotlink Fast Digi Prepaid Celcom Xpax U Mobile Altel
Internet Quota 5GB 5GB 4.5GB 4GB 5GB
Price RM48 RM68 RM60 RM50 RM80

With 4G LTE phone prices falling as low as RM150 now, it is safe to deduce that 2016 is the year that most prepaid users will be getting their first 4G phone. “Together with the explosion of streaming and sharing services on mobile, 4G data usage is set to explode in prepaid as it has done in postpaid, ” said Navin Manian, Maxis Head of Prepaid.

The new Hotlink FAST starter pack is available at Hotlink dealers or Maxis centres and is priced at RM10 (inclusive of 300MB preloaded Internet and RM5 airtime). For existing Hotlink users who want to go FAST, just tap on the Hotlink RED app to change the Rateplan or just dial 100*6*1#.

 

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