Maxis 4G LTE: Everything You Need to Know (Coverage, SpeedTest, iPhone, 4G Phones)

Maxis 4G LTE
Maxis 4G LTE

In this article, you will learn everything about Maxis 4G LTE network, include the coverage area, speedtest, supported 4G phones, iPhone setup, and more. 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) is a new generation of mobile network, successor of the third generation (3G) standards, offer up to 10 times after speed than 3G connection.

How to activate Maxis 4G LTE?

Maxis 4G LTE network works seamlessly with its existing 3G networks. To enjoy the blasting 4G speed, you need to fulfill the following requirements:

  1. A 4G device (phone, tablet, modem) support Maxis 4G LTE band (1800Mhz and 2600Mhz) and use Micro/Nano SIM card. (may need to update carrier settings)
  2. You are a Maxis postpaid customer with 1GB data plan or above.
  3. You are in the Maxis 4G LTE network coverage.

Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, iPad mini) can update Maxis carrier settings by goto Settings > General > About, you will get a prompt for Carrier Settings Update.

No extra charge for Maxis 4G LTE

No extra charges for Maxis 4G LTE. AS long as you fulfill the above requirements, you can ride on the super fast wireless broadband without additional fee. Just like you don’t pay more to use 3G network.

Maxis 4G LTE phones and modem

Today, the official Maxis 4G devices (with plans) are:

  • iPhone 5
  • Nokia Lumia 920
  • HTC One XL
  • iPad mini (WiFi + Cellular)
  • iPad 4 (WiFi + Cellular)
  • 4G LTE USB modem

Actually, any 4G devices support 1800MHz or 2600MHz bands would also works on Maxis 4G LTE.

Maxis 4G LTE network coverage area

Maxis 4G LTE coverage area
Maxis 4G LTE coverage area

Maxis has expanded 4G LTE network coverage since the launch on 1 January 2013. The following is the current Maxis 4G LTE coverage areas:

  • Bangsar, Mont Kiara, Desa Park, Damansara Heights
  • Cyberjaya
  • Damansara Utama
  • Puchong (Wawasan Puchong, Bandar Kinrara 1, Bandar Kinrara 3, Bandar Kinrara 4, Bandar Puteri)
  • Seapark, Dataran Prima, Tropicana
  • Petaling Jaya Section 13, 14, 17, 19, SS2
  • Sunway, Kampung Tunku, SS2, SS3
  • Taman Desa, Pantai Dalam, Old Klang Road
  • Taman Gembira, Desa Petaling
  • Taman Kinrara 2, Taman Kinrara 3, Taman Kinrara 4
  • Taman Megah (SS23, SS24, SS26), Kelana Jaya
  • Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI), Bandar Utama, Mutiara Damansara
  • USJ 3, USJ 4, USJ 5, USJ 9, USJ 11, USJ 12, USJ 13

Maxis expects to expand further in Klang Valley, Penang and Johor by 3rd quarter of 2013. You can check the latest 4G coverage area here.

If you are out of Maxis 4G LTE coverage, your 4G device will seamlessly switch to 3G network (or EDGE or GPRS).

Maxis 4G LTE SpeedTest result

Maxis 4G LTE offers speed up to 75Mbps but we know that the theory speed will never happens. Maxis says the average speed will be 10–30Mbps.

Maxis 4G LTE speedtest
Maxis 4G LTE speedtest (Image credit: (left to right) Melvin Tong (fb), Vernon Chan (fb))

Some early Maxis 4G LTE SpeedTest results show that the download speed are above 20Mbps and upload speed up around 15Mbps. That’s impressive! (My home broadband is 4Mbps)

For more information, visit Maxis Centres at KCLL or Taman Tun Dr. Ismail or goto www.maxis.com.my/4GLTE. 

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  1. Extract from the article ;–> When the availability of LTE networks was first announced in Malaysia early this year, iPhone and iPad owners wondered if their device could take advantage of the blazing speeds that the new network standard has to offer.

    Back then, LTE in Malaysia was only available on one spectrum, the 2600MHz (band 7) spectrum, which is not compatible with the iPhone 5 and the new iPad. Early on, there were talks about repurposing the existing 1800MHz spectrum currently used for GSM to support LTE and while telcos confirmed that 1800MHz will eventually be used for LTE, both regulators and operators didn’t provide much information on when and how it will happen.

    As it turns out, the 1800MHz refarming is happening and Maxis is quick to stake its claim as the first operator in Malaysia to make band 3 LTE available to Malaysians.

    So what does this mean to you? Well, if you’re an iPhone 5, iPad (fourth generation) or iPad mini user, it means that you can now jump on board the LTE bandwagon (where coverage is available and only if you’re a Maxis subscriber at the moment). Congratulations. This also means that future iPhones and iPads will support Malaysia’s LTE network.

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