iPhone 6 & 6 Plus - DiGi vs Maxis - Winner?

iPhone 6 & 6 Plus – DiGi vs Maxis – Winner?

Maxis was the first telco to revealed their iPhone 6 & 6 Plus plan offer and followed by DiGi one and half hour later. However rumours indicated that Celcom will reveal their plan details close to the launch. Therefore, before Celcom reveal their offer, let’s compare the DiGi and Maxis offer first, to give some guidance and advice on choosing the right plan, or more accurately is the most valuable plan that fit your needs.

iPhone 6 Plus

Beside pricing consideration, network coverage, internet connectivity (3G/LTE) as well as quality of voice calling are the factors of consideration as well. Although our comparison are focus mainly in pricing, but you should also consider the factors mention above before you sign your 12-24 months contract.

Compare DiGi and Maxis from the lowest commitment plans in 12 months.

Telco DiGi Maxis
Plan iDiGi 50 iValue Simple
Monthly Fee RM 50 RM 50
Contract Length 12 months 12 months
Bundle Usage
Call to All Networks 50 minutes 200 minutes
SMS to Own Network 200 SMS 100 SMS
SMS to Other Networks
Mobile Data 2 GB 1 GB
Exceed Usage Charges
Call to Own Network RM 0.15/minute RM 0.12/minute
Call to Other Networks RM 0.20/minute
SMS to Own Network RM 0.10/SMS RM 0.05/SMS
SMS to Other Networks RM 0.15/SMS
Extra Bonuses For MNP/New Customer
Call to All Networks 100 Minutes
SMS to All Networks 100 SMS
Advance Deposit RM 50 RM 150
iPhone 6 Price
16 GB RM 2,165 RM 2,249
64 GB RM 2,500 RM 2,579
128 GB RM 2,835 RM 2,919
iPhone 6 Plus Price
16 GB RM 2,500 RM 2,579
64 GB RM 2,835 RM 2,919
128 GB RM 3,170 RM 3,249
Total Owning Cost iPhone 6 (12 Months)*
16 GB RM 2,765 RM 2,849
64 GB RM 3,100 RM 3,179
128 GB RM 3,435 RM 3,519
Total Owning Cost iPhone 6 Plus (12 Months)*
16 GB RM 3,100 RM 3,179
64 GB RM 3,435 RM 3,519
128 GB RM 3,770 RM 3,849

*Exclude the advance deposit and stamp duty (RM10). Advance deposit was not included because it will be refund in your first month bill as well, so it would not affect the total cost.

From the chart above, DiGi has the cheapest offer in term of 12 months total owing cost. But let’s go deeper, is it really worth?

DiGi vs Maxis

– Obviously DiGi has more data and cheaper exceed data charges, but Maxis has more bundle call and sms allocated.

– DiGi plan is not very attractive for current DiGi customer compare to new/MNP to DiGi customer due to extra 100 minute and 100 sms to all networks bonuses only allocated to new/MNP customer.

DiGi is the winner in this comparison. And here is the tricky solution to get the new/MNP bonus for existing DiGi customer.

Utilize the MNP feature, port to other telcos, such as Maxis, then MNP back to DiGi. Each MNP process takes you minimum 24 hours and RM 10 stamp duty charges. So total cost is RM 20 in this case. (You can MNP to prepaid and back to DiGi and save RM 10 in this case)

However, if you’re taking the advantage of the autobilling feature, you can save RM 5 for 6 months.

Compare DiGi and Maxis around RM 100 monthly fee plans in 24 months.

Telco DiGi Maxis
Plan iDiGi 108 iValue 1
Monthly Fee RM 108 RM 100
Contract Length 24 months 24 months
Bundle Usage
Call to Own Network 300 minutes 1,000 minutes
Call to Other Networks 333 minutes
SMS to Own Network 300 SMS 1,000 SMS
SMS to Other Networks
Mobile Data 3 GB 2 GB
Apps Data
iTunes, FaceTime, iMessage, Facebook & Twitter
2 GB
Exceed Usage Charges
Call to All Networks RM 0.15/minute RM 0.15/minute
SMS to All Networks RM 0.10/SMS RM 0.10/SMS
Extra Bonuses Customer
Weekend Call to Own Networks Yes No
Advance Deposit RM 720 RM 600
iPhone 6 Price
16 GB RM 1,445 RM 1,559
64 GB RM 1,780 RM 1,889
128 GB RM 2,115 RM 2,229
iPhone 6 Plus Price
16 GB RM 1,780 RM 1,889
64 GB RM 2,115 RM 2,229
128 GB RM 2,450 RM 2,559
Total Owning Cost iPhone 6 (24 Months)*
16 GB RM 4,037 RM 3,959
64 GB RM 4,372 RM 4,289
128 GB RM 4,707 RM 4,629
Total Owning Cost iPhone 6 Plus (24 Months)*
16 GB RM 4,372 RM 4,289
64 GB RM 4,707 RM 4,629
128 GB RM 5,042 RM 4,959

*Exclude the advance deposit and stamp duty (RM10). Advance deposit was not included because it will be refund in your first month bill as well, so it would not affect the total cost.

DiGi vs Maxis

– DiGi has more data (5GB), however it separate 2GB into apps data and only allocated to iTunes, FaceTime, iMessage, Facebook & Twitter, but it still more than Maxis (3GB).

– However, Maxis offer more call allocation, it’s good for those who needs to make a lots of call, such as sales agent.

– In overall, 24 months total owing cost for Maxis is slightly lower than DiGi.

– However, if you’re not using that much data (perhaps 2 to 3GB) and call/sms (200-300 minutes/sms), you might want to consider iDiGi 78.

Compare DiGi and Maxis around RM 150 monthly fee plans in 24 months.

Telco DiGi Maxis
Plan iDiGi 148 MaxisONE Plan iValue 2
Monthly Fee RM 148 RM 158 RM 155
Contract Length 24 months 24 months 24 months
Bundle Usage
Call to Own Network 600 minutes Unlimited 1,000 minutes
Call to Other Networks 667 minutes
SMS to Own Network 600 SMS Unlimited 1,000 SMS
SMS to Other Networks
Mobile Data 3 GB 3 GB 4 GB
Apps Data
iTunes, FaceTime, iMessage, Facebook & Twitter
3 GB
Exceed Usage Charges
Call to All Networks RM 0.10/minute Free RM 0.12/minute
SMS to All Networks RM 0.10/SMS Free RM 0.10/SMS
Extra Bonuses Customer
Weekend Call to Own Networks Yes No
Advance Deposit RM 984 RM 512 RM 930
iPhone 6 Price
16 GB RM 1,181 RM 1,389 RM 1,229
64 GB RM 1,516 RM 1,729 RM 1,559
128 GB RM 1,851 RM 2,059 RM 1,889
iPhone 6 Plus Price
16 GB RM 1,516 RM 1,729 RM 1,559
64 GB RM 1,851 RM 2,059 RM 1,889
128 GB RM 2,186 RM 2,399 RM 2,229
Total Owning Cost iPhone 6 (24 Months)*
16 GB RM 4,733 RM 5,181 RM 4,949
64 GB RM 5,068 RM 5,521 RM 5,279
128 GB RM 5,403 RM 5,851 RM 5,609
Total Owning Cost iPhone 6 Plus (24 Months)*
16 GB RM 5,068 RM 5,521 RM 5,279
64 GB RM 5,403 RM 5,851 RM 5,609
128 GB RM 5,738 RM 6,191 RM 5,949

*Exclude the advance deposit and stamp duty (RM10). Advance deposit was not included because it will be refund in your first month bill as well, so it would not affect the total cost.

DiGi vs Maxis

– DiGi has more data (3+3GB) compare to Maxis (3GB & 4GB), cheaper call rates (after exceed quota) and total owing cost in 24 months.

– Maxis has more allocated call time, especially MaxisONE plan offer truly unlimited call and sms to all networks.

– If you’re currently using MaxisOne plan at least 128 and above, then this plan definitely best for you, because after add up RM 720 (RM 30 extra for 24 months), the iPhone 6 / 6 Plus still cheaper than retail price. Definitely worth! 🙂

Compare DiGi and Maxis around RM 250 monthly fee plans in 24 months.

Telco DiGi Maxis
Plan iDiGi 238 iValue 3
Monthly Fee RM 238 RM 250
Contract Length 24 months 24 months
Bundle Usage
Call to Own Network 1,000 minutes 1,000 minutes
Call to Other Networks 1,500 minutes
SMS to Own Network 600 SMS 1,000 SMS
SMS to Other Networks
Mobile Data 5 GB 6 GB
Apps Data
iTunes, FaceTime, iMessage, Facebook & Twitter
3 GB
Exceed Usage Charges
Call to All Networks RM 0.10/minute RM 0.10/minute
SMS to All Networks RM 0.10/SMS RM 0.10/SMS
Extra Bonuses Customer
Weekend Call to Own Networks Yes No
Advance Deposit RM 1,608 RM 1,500
iPhone 6 Price
16 GB RM 557 RM 659
64 GB RM 892 RM 999
128 GB RM 1,227 RM 1,329
iPhone 6 Plus Price
16 GB RM 892 RM 999
64 GB RM 1,227 RM 1,329
128 GB RM 1,562 RM 1,669
Total Owning Cost iPhone 6 (24 Months)*
16 GB RM 6,269 RM 6,659
64 GB RM 6,604 RM 6,999
128 GB RM 6,939 RM 7,329
Total Owning Cost iPhone 6 Plus (24 Months)*
16 GB RM 6,604 RM 6,999
64 GB RM 6,939 RM 7,329
128 GB RM 7,274 RM 7,669

*Exclude the advance deposit and stamp duty (RM10). Advance deposit was not included because it will be refund in your first month bill as well, so it would not affect the total cost.

DiGi vs Maxis

– DiGi has the lowest 24 months total owning cost.

– Majority of the people do not spend more than 1,000 minutes (16 hours 40 minutes), unless you can use that much, otherwise DiGi should be your budget plan, provided both coverage in your area are competitive great.

 

In future I’ll do another comparison chart when Celcom reveal their plan offer. Stay tune!

Comparison of Celcom vs DiGi vs Maxis iPhone 6/6Plus – ‘Which Telco Offers the Best Value iPhone 6 Plan‘ has been published, please visit there for more complete information.

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