Discover Mobile Internet

Welcome to Maxis Mobile Internet where access to the world is at your fingertips wherever you are. Discover Mobile Internet with us, learn what it is, what you can do and how it can ultimately enrich your life.

What is Mobile Internet?

What does uploading and downloading mean?


Uploading is when you transfer data to the Internet – when you send an email, share a picture, update your Facebook, etc.


Downloading is when you receive data from the Internet – when you browse websites, listen to music, watch a video, download attachments, etc.

Friendly Tip: Using the Internet requires both uploading and downloading data. Your monthly data usage includes both uploaded and downloaded data.

Common Mobile Internet Usages

If you’re new to using Mobile Internet on your mobile phone, it can be tricky to estimate how much data you would need as everyone uses the Internet for different purposes at varying lengths. You may want to use the guide below to understand some common Mobile Internet usages.

What can you do with 1GB or 3GB Mobile Internet?

You can of course utilise your monthly data allocation however you choose. You can either use the entire allocation on surfing only or a combination of various internet usages, the flexibility is entirely yours.

Here’s a sample of what you can do with your Maxis Mobile Internet plan that covers common usages.

*Please be advised that the information provided should only be used as a general estimation, as data usage may vary by device, by type and by quality of content.

Manage your Mobile Internet

Get tips on how to use data wisely, learn how to check your monthly data
usage and find out what happens when you exceed your quota

Data utilisation tips

Stream wisely

Video, music and game streaming can exhaust your data fast. If you do choose to stream video or music on your phone, consider selecting a lower-quality stream.

Remove unused apps

Some of your unused apps may sometimes be sending or receiving data in the background. Why not remove the apps if you’re not using them? Besides it also helps to free up valuable memory space.

Protect your phone

Phone malwares and viruses may compromise your phone integrity and cause excessive data usage. Install a mobile antivirus or security application to protect your phone. If you’re using an Android phone, click here to learn more about Maxis Norton Security.

Change email settings

Attachments from emails can sometimes use a lot of data. Change your email settings from downloading the entire email with attachments to just the text. Your email will then only displays the text content. If you decide to read the complete email, you may then choose to view the image or open the attachment.

Update applications when you’re on Wifi

Updating your OS or apps requires a lot of data usage. Wait till you get a secure Wifi connection to update your apps.

What happens when you exceed your monthly Mobile Internet allocation?

You may continue using the internet for FREE at a throttled speed once you exceed your quota.

Friendly Tip: To avoid pay-per-use rates or to resume surfing at regular speeds, please get the Quota Upgrade Pass by dialing *136*9#.

What is an app?

A mobile application or ‘app’ is a software that runs on your smartphone or tablet. It is essentially a tool to do something.

What can I do with apps?

The simple answer to this is that you can do almost everything and anything. Apps allow you to receive news feeds, play games, know traffic conditions, get directions to your desired locations to even understanding weight loss. There’s likely an app our there for all your needs.

How do I get apps?

Downloading apps are easy. All you have to do is access these icons from your smartphone, search or browse through the app list and start downloading them.

Understanding smartphone security

With the advancement of technology, mobile devices these days are as powerful as computers. Contact information. Private details. Photos. Emails. Appointments. Almost everything you need is on your mobile device and it is essential for you to stay protected as cyber security threats are growing.

Smartphone Security Tips

Pins and passwords

Set PINs and passwords on your devices to keep intruders away.

Default smartphone’s settings

Do not modify your smartphone’s security settings.


Backup and secure your data regularly.

Application installations

Only install apps from trusted sources.

Application permissions

Understand app permissions before accepting them.

Remote location and wiping

Install security apps that enable remote location and wiping.

Update your software

Accept updates and patches to your smartphone’s software.

Friendly Tips: To learn more on Smartphone Security, click here