Confirmed: Maxis will Support iPhone 5 4G LTE 1800Mhz in 2013

List of 4G smartphones supported by Maxis

[box type=”info”]Update (April 9, 2013): Apple lists Maxis as supported 4G LTE network![/box]

Malaysia Maxis telco confirmed that it will support 4G LTE 1800MHz spectrum in first 6 months in 2013, and revealed a list of supported 4G smartphones, including iPhone 5.

Maxis launched Malaysia’s first 4G LTE service on January 1st, 2013. However, due to the MCMC license, it is only available at 2600Mhz spectrum. It does not support LTE smartphones that support 1800Mhz spectrum, such as Apple iPhone 5. It disappointed new iPhone 5 owners because 4G LTE support is one of the iPhone 5 features.

In the recent Maxis Get-Together Session, Mark Dioguardi, Maxis Joint Chief Operating Officer, revealed that Maxis will support LTE 1800Mhz in the next 6 months. Meaning, your iPhone 5 can use Maxis 4G network in 2013.

Maxis will support LTE 1800Mhz in the first 6 months in 2013. 

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New Maxis iPhone 5 Got Scratches? No Warranty!

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iPhone 5 scratch
iPhone 5 scratch (Image credit: @SoyaCincau – Twitter)

After the Maxis iPhone 5 launch, SoyaCincau, Malaysian blogger, published a photo of new iPhone 5 photo with scratches/scuff out of box. That’s sad when you found out your precious is not in perfect condition, as soon as you unbox.

Out of curiosity and for the benefit of my readers & followers, I asked the Maxis customer support team on Twitter regarding the issue.

It took them a few days to return a confirmed answer and the answer is disappointed.

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Nano SIM Card in Malaysia: Celcom, DiGi, Maxis, UMobile

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SIM, Micro SIM, Nano SIM
SIM, Micro SIM, Nano SIM (Image credit: Andrew Lih – Flickr.com)

Apple iPhone 5 and iPad mini uses new Nano SIM card design. It is 30% smaller than existing Micro SIM card, so that free up extra space for other mobile components such as memory or larger battery in the small package.

In this article, you will learn about the Nano SIM card price and availability in Malaysia.

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Nokia N9 in Malaysia: Celcom vs. DiGi

Nokia n9

MALAYSIA: Nokia N9 is now available in Malaysia at retail price RM1799 (16GB). Two local telcos, DiGi and Celcom, have special Nokia N9 phone plans. You can get N9 as low as RM968.

Nokia N9 is the first MeeGo mobile operating system smartphone from Nokia. It has no buttons on the front and a unibody design with curved 3.9-inch touchscreen, 8MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics.

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