#Hotlink, The First Prepaid Plan In Malaysia With Free Basic Internet, Now Available In Sabah

schedule 21 Oct 2013

First in Malaysia to offer free basic internet to stay connected, anytime and anywhere, with no pay-per-use charges
Upgrade to high speed internet for only RM1 a day on the best data network in the country
Free on-net voice calls with every-top up of more than RM5
One flat rate for calls & SMS to all networks
Top-up bonuses and more rewards

For immediate release
Kota Kinabalu, 21 October 2013

Simple, always connected and free calls. This is what #Hotlink, the latest groundbreaking prepaid plan from Maxis Berhad (Maxis), has to offer for customers in Sabah. #Hotlink is the first and only prepaid plan of its kind in Malaysia that offers customers continuous free basic internet. For those who want to experience the full potential of the best data network in the country, there is an option to upgrade to high speed internet for just RM1 a day, or RM30 per month for 1GB of data.

To enjoy a truly worry-free internet experience, anytime and anywhere, all customers need to do is purchase and activate the #Hotlink plan which comes with pre-loaded airtime, and they are instantly connected.

Dushyan Vaithiyanathan, Maxis’ Head of Consumer Business, said, “In today’s mobile internet environment, constant connectivity is no longer a luxury but a necessity. With #Hotlink, what we are essentially offering our customers is an ‘always connected’ experience. It is a simple, flexible plan that is relevant to the needs of our prepaid community.
“This plan represents a new category of mobile internet usage, which eliminates the current high entry barrier since there are absolutely no pay-per-use charges. Therefore, we are extremely excited at the prospects of #Hotlink as it is an ideal product that is aimed at widening access to the internet.
In addition, customers in Sabah will also be able to enjoy free calls to all Maxis or Hotlink numbers. All customers need to do is top up RM5, and immediately enjoy 25 minutes worth of free calls, and up to 100 minutes if they top up RM30 or more. #Hotlink also offers customers one low flat rate for off-net calls as well as a flat SMS rate to ALL networks, including free air time with top-up bonuses.

“We are also thrilled to offer our customers in Sabah free on-net voice calls with this plan, as part of our localised offerings that provide even more value and a richer communication experience,” added Dushyan.


What #Hotlink Offers

At just RM8.80, #Hotlink comes with RM5 preloaded airtime, and offers customers the following benefits:

Free basic internet at 64Kbps, as long as the prepaid plan remains active. Some examples of applications which customers can enjoy on basic internet include Whatsapp, Line, WeChat, Facebook, Twitter as well as non-data intensive websites.

Upgrade to High speed internet for RM1 per day (1GB per month for RM30) on the best data network in the country.
Free calls to Maxis and Hotlink numbers with every top-up of RM5 and above
One flat rate of 12 sen per 30 seconds for off-net voice calls and 7 sen per SMS to all networks.
Up to 8% free airtime once every 2 months based on the customer’s cumulative top-up amounts.
Lowest IDD Rates with IDD132 to top 10 countries.

The #Hotlink plan with free calls is also available in Kelantan and Terengganu.

To get the new #Hotlink plan, customers just need to visit their nearest Hotlink Dealer or Maxis Centre. Existing Hotlink customers who wish to upgrade to the new #Hotlink plan will need to dial *108*26# (for Sabah) or *108*27# (for Kelantan & Terengganu) from their mobile phones. To learn more about #Hotlink, visit



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