Maxis Launches Affordable Mobile Internet Data Plan Via Opera Mini
Hotlink & Maxis customers can enjoy unlimited web browsing for as low as RM1 a day via the Opera Mini browser
Maxis is the first telco in Malaysia to offer unlimited web browsing for as low as RM1 a day
Opera Mini data plan allows cost-conscious mobile web surfers to enjoy unlimited internet browsing over Maxis’ network, which is the widest and fastest in the country
For immediate release
Kuala Lumpur, 3 July 2013
Maxis Berhad ("Maxis"), Malaysia’s only integrated communications service provider, in partnership with Opera Software, has launched unlimited web browsing via the Opera Mini browser for as low as RM1 a day. This Opera Mini data plan will be delivered via the web pass platform. It is a flexible, easy-to-understand and cost-effective way of getting online without having to commit to a monthly data plan, giving both Maxis’ prepaid and postpaid users the freedom to access the internet, with total control over their browsing experience. Maxis is the first telco in Malaysia to offer unlimited web browsing for as low as RM1 a day.
“Maxis is constantly seeking ways to enhance the mobile internet experience for our customers. With the launch of this unlimited web browsing via the Opera Mini browser, we are providing customers an attractive mobile data plan that enables cost-conscious mobile web surfers to enjoy unlimited internet browsing, anytime and anywhere over our network, which is the widest and fastest in the country. Importantly, through this offering, we are reinforcing our commitment to provide greater access to the internet for Malaysians,” says T. Kugan, Maxis’ Head of Digital Services.
“This data plan combines what customers need most for mobile web browsing: speed, flexibility and simplicity,” says Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software. “Partnering with Maxis has offered us the opportunity to provide more Malaysians an easier way to access the internet with mobile devices, through the popular Opera Mini browser. Browsing the web via your mobile devices has never been so affordable.”
Whenever mobile users would like to browse the web over Maxis' network, they can easily activate the Opera Mini unlimited browsing data plan and start surfing. Customers just need to run the Maxis / Opera Mini browser, click the “RM1/DAY” web pass icon, pick the one-day, unlimited data plan and confirm the purchase.
In addition to enjoying this data plan for as low as RM1 a day, customers can also surf Twitter Mobile for free via Maxis FREEZONE, by clicking on the “Maxis FREEZONE” icon in the homepage of the Maxis / Opera Mini browser.
The Opera Mini data plan is available for the Opera Mini browser 4.4, and above, on BlackBerry, J2ME, S60 and Android phones. To learn more about the Opera Mini unlimited web browsing data plan from Maxis, customers can visit www.hotlink.com.my
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About Maxis Berhad
Maxis Berhad is Malaysia’s only integrated communications service provider with RM8.9 billion revenue in 2012 and over 14 million subscribers. As one of Malaysia’s most admired home-grown brands, Maxis has evolved from being a premier mobile operator to one that offers an extensive suite of services to enrich its customers' lives whether at home, at work or on-the-go: mobile and fixed voice, messaging, mobile internet, wireless and wired high speed broadband, and multi-screen content and applications - be it entertainment, education, security or cloud computing - through mobile, fixed and satellite networks. Maxis launched the first high-speed networks in Malaysia including 3G, 3.5G, 3.5G+ and was the first to launch 4G LTE (Long-Term Evolution) early this year. Maxis’ high-speed network footprint is the largest in the country with 95% 2G and 82% high-speed 3G coverage.
As a key supporter of the Malaysian application development ecosystem, Maxis partners with local developers to bring innovative applications to its customers while also making available the widest range of localised content in the market, with a selection of free Apps that appeal to different segments across various smart devices. Maxis’ efforts in innovation, excellent customer service and providing value to stakeholders have earned the Company numerous awards including the historic win of 20 awards at the 13th Customer Relationship Management and Contact Centre Association of Malaysia (CCAM) Annual Awards in 2012, Best Managed Company, Asia’s Best Employer, Putra Brand of the Year Awards in 2011 and Top 5 Best Global Operator Award by World Communication Awards in 2012 and 2010. Committed to contributing to the communities it operates in, Maxis’ Corporate Responsibility efforts focus on making a ‘Positive Impact’, harnessing leading-edge technology to create value for the economy, society and the environment. For more information, please visit: maxis.com.my
About Opera Software ASA
The worldwide World Wide Web — any device, any platform, any bandwidth, absolutely anywhere in the world. Opera Software was founded in 1994, based on the idea that access to the web should be a universal right. 300 million people (and counting) use the Opera web browsers for computers, mobile phones, TVs and other connected devices. Opera also delivers tools, distribution, engagement, monetization and market insights to developers, publishers and brands around the world. We are passionate about breaking down barriers, so everyone can share in the power of the internet. Our vision of one web for all remains at the heart of what we do, because we believe that participation changes everything. Opera Software ASA is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OPERA. ‘Opera’, ‘Opera Software’, ‘Opera Mini’ and the ‘O’ logo are trademarks of Opera Software ASA. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Learn more about Opera at www.opera.com.