There has been a lot of buzz about this phone ever since the 2G version came out, I didn’t think much of it then – but I have to say the 3G version was way way better.
As a media device it’s just fantastic, it still has the largest and sharpest screen of any phone and the multi-touch is great for showing people pictures. Scrolling and zooming is so simple. Which also means it’s great for surfing too, and e-mail of course if you’re a work addict.
Plus the cool apps you can get the Apple Appstore make it a whole different device with games, social media add-ons and all sorts of things. You can basically customise the functionality however you like.
So, it’s finally here! Officially that is, I’m sure you’ve seen a lot of people using the iPhone already (Like Tim Tiah) – those are cracked/jailbroken versions from other countries imported and unlocked.
Maxis will offer the 8GB and 16GB iPhone 3G models with four new and specially designed postpaid plans called iValue, all of which are voice-data bundled price plans, starting from RM100 per month. For customers who sign up for a monthly commitment of RM375 over a 24-month period on the iValue 4 plan, the iPhone 3G 8GB will be free of charge. Full rate plan information is here.
The new price plans on 24-month contracts are:
Some may say buying a parallel import from Low Yat works out cheaper, but remember if you get the official set it’s warrantied and you get a data bundle too. Plus easy payment schemes are available, when charged against credit card payments are amortized over 12 months.
You can find out more here: