Thursday, August 6

Maxis launches data roaming plans across 10 countries with Bridge Alliance


KUCHING: Maxis Bhd (Maxis) in partnership with Bridge Alliance announced its one-flat rate unlimited data roaming plans across 10 countries starting from as low as RM33 per day. It enables its customers to roam with ‘Bridge DataRoamUnlimited’ with 10 Bridge Alliance member networks.

According to a press release, Maxis customers who roam on Airtel (India), AIS (Thailand), CSL (Hong Kong), CTM (Macau), Globe Telecom (The Philippines), Optus (Australia), SingTel (Singapore), SK Telecom (South Korea), Taiwan Mobile (Taiwan), Telkomsel (Indonesia) wouldl be able to enjoy a fixed flat rate.

There were three attractive unlimited plans to choose from, RM33 per day, RM88 for three days and RM133 for fivedays.  Depending on customers’ length of stay in a selected country, they could choose any of the three subscription plans for unlimited data roaming when they roam on the Bridge Alliance member’s network.

Maxis chief operating officer Jean-Pascal Van Overbeke said, “Maxis’ strategic partnership with Bridge Alliance will ensure we continue to deliver to our customers communication solutions that will enable them to be in touch with their families, friends and colleagues wherever they are with the one-flat rate, daily unlimited data roaming plan.”

Bridge Mobile chief executive officer Annie Gan commented, “DataRoamUnlimited offers unlimited usage at a very attractive fixed price per day. The launch of this plan is another testament of Bridge Alliance’s brand promise to straightforward solutions to enhance customers’ travel experience when they roam on our members’ network.”

Maxis had built a holistic ecosystem of partnerships with content providers to deliver the next generation of broadband and data services.  It currently leads in the mobile content sphere with a non-voice revenue percentage of 39.2 per cent of mobile revenue with 7.1 million mobile data users, about 50 per cent of its entire subscriber base of more than 13.52 million.

“We were the first to introduce the BlackBerry range of phones and the first to introduce the revolutionary iPhone to Malaysians.  We will continue to lead by offering the widest range of Android phones in Malaysia,” said Jean-Pascal.