Malaysia iPad: Pick A Wireless Broadband Data Plan

Apple iPad (WiFi+3G)

Malaysia – If you have bought an Apple iPad, you might want to consider subscribing a wireless broadband data plan to keep your iPad online all the time, even when there is no WiFi.

Read on for the iPad data plans from Maxis and DiGi.

Maxis iPad data plan

Maxis announced data plans exclusive to iPad (come with microSIM card) as soon as Apple iPad is officially available in Malaysia.

maxis ipad data plans

The Maxis iPad data plans start from RM70 (3.5GB/month), available in both postpaid and prepaid form. RM10 discount is given to existing Maxis customer for iPad data postpaid plans.

If you have iPad WiFi, you could buy MiFi (USB modem) from Maxis.

Check out the details of Maxis iPad data plan.

DiGi iPad data plan

While DiGi do not have “exclusive” data plans for iPad, their existing wireless broadband plans are “iPad-friendly” (microSIM card provided) too, as announced on DiGi facebook page.

The DiGi Discover Day Plan (RM38/month for 3GB) is the most affordable plan but is limited to 700kbps download speed, from 7am-7pm. After 7pm, speed will be throttled to 128kbps.

LiewCF’s choice of iPad data plan

In my opinion, the so-called-iPad-data-plans are basically same as existing wireless broadband plans from the telcos.

I currently subscribe Maxis’ broadband special offer for existing customer at RM48/month for 3GB data quota, plus free USB modem. That’s a better deal than the Maxis iPad data plan!

The only thing I need to do is cut the SIM card into microSIM size, so that it could be inserted into my iPad 3G. Trust me, it is easy. I did it for my iPhone SIM card.

If you do not need a fast connection but want to keep iPad always connected, then the DiGi Discovery Day Plan would be ideal. If you like faster download speed, then spend few more bucks on Maxis data plan.

What’s your choice of data plan for iPad?

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7 Responses to Malaysia iPad: Pick A Wireless Broadband Data Plan

  1. Leonalim December 1, 2010 at 11:01 pm #

    I’ll go for yes4g huddle!

  2. Haris Abdul Rahman December 4, 2010 at 10:30 pm #

    I used to have the DiGi data plan but outside of Kelang Valley, the data coverage and speed was abysmal. Maxis may be the way to go for the time being ….. and there is always MiFi.

  3. Katherine March 7, 2011 at 2:09 am #

    I am new to this so I am rather confused about this MiFi. If I have Ipad wifi + 3G, do I need Mifi or do I just subscribe to the data plans?

    • LiewCF March 9, 2011 at 12:49 am #

      If you have iPad WiFi + 3G, you don’t nee a MiFi. MiFi is good if you want to share the data plan. You need to have a data plan to online using MiFi or iPad WiFi + 3G.

    • LiewCF May 2, 2011 at 12:13 am #

      If you have iPad WiFi+3G, you just need a data plan.
      MiFi allows you to share the data plan with more than 1 devices.

  4. Huang Chia Ming May 1, 2011 at 6:48 pm #

    I have an existing line in my account which i dont use. I want to use that line for my iPad but maxis would not allow me to do so, which I felt was pretty strange since they can convert a prepaid number to postpaid

    • LiewCF May 2, 2011 at 12:12 am #

      you mean you have an existing line with data plan? you can use the sim
      card in your iPad. Don’t need get Maxis approval. :)

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