Finally The iPhone 3G Is Official in Malaysia Courtesy of Maxis!

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.

Apple iPhone 3G by Maxis in Malaysia

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:

Maxis iPhone 3G Contracts

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:

http://www.maxis.com.my/iPhone/index.asp

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19 Responses to Finally The iPhone 3G Is Official in Malaysia Courtesy of Maxis!

  1. Terenceg March 12, 2009 at 10:42 pm #

    bleh…..finally is here but i don’t fell excited….*stare at blackberry Storm*

  2. DC March 12, 2009 at 10:46 pm #

    More often than not, parallel imported iPhones were bought legitimately at their country of origin. What’s more, Apple provides international warranty services just about everywhere. Just don’t RMA the device with jailbroken firmware, but thats easy enough to take care of; just update the device via iTunes and you’re done.

  3. Myhorng March 13, 2009 at 1:13 am #

    still couldn’t afford 1

  4. aud March 13, 2009 at 10:57 am #

    are u getting one ST!

  5. Bryan March 13, 2009 at 11:22 am #

    The phone itself is not bad, but coupled it with the contracts doesn’t make it attractive at all. Hmmm…

  6. eyeris March 13, 2009 at 6:32 pm #

    E71 WTF! LOLOLOL

  7. JiPhone March 14, 2009 at 12:34 pm #

    the price is bullshit plus with the 100permonth plan. the malaysia apple store doesnt even show it on their list. isnt it odd? also what about the anti simcard lock restriction for phone in malaysia? does this mean i can buy a normal one at the store and use it with the other simcard after updating the phone?

  8. EdiΓ§Β₯ΕΎ March 14, 2009 at 6:04 pm #

    F…… expensive… better get other brand LOL!

  9. khang March 14, 2009 at 9:15 pm #

    actually australia and singapore is offering official unlock version and came with 1 year international warranty.

    Buy those in australia and singapore is a lot cheaper than buying what maxis can offer….
    It’s a scam!

  10. pik March 15, 2009 at 5:03 am #

    that is really really expensive..

    thank god i live in nj..

  11. fatty March 16, 2009 at 10:26 pm #

    SGD1188 can get from authorised dealer…isit xpensive?

  12. moons March 17, 2009 at 8:52 am #

    Darn, these phones have always been expensive. Whats to say for those who got the iPhone before even the current official launch here?

    Although one may argue the monthly fee is pretty high, then again you do get some voice calls and data access in return. Definitely not recommended for those who likes to catch up with the latest gadget I guess.. seeing how 2 years is a big difference in technology.

    Heard that the app store for iphone is pretty good though.

  13. Nick Chhan March 17, 2009 at 11:46 pm #

    Alot cheaper to get it overseas, though the warranty, and data bundle is nice, but, might as well wait ’till June/July for the new iPhone model.

  14. shraqs March 23, 2009 at 2:42 pm #

    I’m at the moon. (using it for 2 years now – 2G & 3G). Unlock version (made myself). Remember, you cannot download any software from iTunes if you don’t have any account with Apple Store. Sorry to say for those Malaysians and even Singaporean, you cannot register any account with Apple Store. But, if you really want it, there’s a trick to get one for free. I do have 2 accounts (US and Canada)for free.

  15. Ph March 23, 2009 at 7:31 pm #

    How much are they selling it for in Aus? πŸ™‚ Any idea?

  16. shraqs March 24, 2009 at 11:52 am #

    Hello Ph. You can try look at the ZDNet Australia (http://www.zdnet.com.au/tag/iphone-price.htm )

  17. Siddharth March 28, 2009 at 5:34 am #

    The UI is what keeps them in the market, otherwise they would have been out of market since there really are better phones in terms of features out there.
    I mean come on, a Smartphone without;

    1. Copy Paste function
    2. No MMS
    3. No Video
    4. No Bluetooth A2DP

    I really hope they launch with the New OS version 3.0 and not the crippled old OS for that price!!

  18. kpy March 30, 2009 at 7:29 pm #

    Are you gonna get one, Shaolin Tiger??

    Want one real bad…it’s the plans that are the problem…RM100 minimum per month. I don’t use that much every month and neither does anyone in my family *sigh*

    Singapore’s selling officially unlocked ones?? Can anyone tell me where? Thanks in advance =)

  19. luke April 25, 2009 at 2:57 pm #

    hii

    i bought a i phone 3G from malayshia and i live in australia and they said it would work and everything but wen i put my sim card in it says NO SERVICE????? does anyone no y tht happens ohh and its pre paid

    cheers thanks