How Long Time Needed to Claim a Warranty for Maxis iPhone 3GS

As you know, my iPhone 3Gs was dead. I went to Maxis tower to claim warranty for my dead iPhone 3GS. It was not a very pleasant experience..

Maxis iPhone 3GS photo

I reached Maxis tower at 3.00pm (Oct 10, 2009). Took a queue number “866”. Number of customers waiting was 14, as printed on the queue ticket.

Waited 1 hour more for my turn, I almost dozed off at the customer waiting area. The staff who attended me wanted to troubleshooting the bricked iPhone, and the time needed was one and a half hour!

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Maxis Malaysia Launched iPhone 3GS and Enhanced iValue Plans

Maxis launched iPhone 3GS in Malaysia at July 31, 2009 (Friday) as well as the enhanced iValue packages and upgrade offers.

Read all you need to know about Maxis iPhone 3GS at here.

Maxis launching iPhone 3GS in Malaysia
(L to R) T. Kugan, Tan Lay Han and Afiz Abdullah from Maxis launching iPhone 3GS in Malaysia

With the official launch, Maxis also enhanced iValue plans features to give better offers. Now every iValue plan will included free data, as well as free SMS and free MMS (Maxis to Maxis)!

iValue plan customers also enjoy free calls and sms between Maxis family lines.

Here is the overview of new iValue plans features:
maxis enhanced ivalue plan features

Check out the new Maxis iPhone 3GS plans at here.

There is also 0% interest easy payment scheme for all Maybank, HSBC, Citibank and Public Bank Visa and Mastercard customers.

Existing Maxis iPhone 3G-no-S customers could upgrade to iPhone 3GS and get at least RM500 rebate.

My two cents

Another move for better iPhone plan from Maxis. The added free SMS and free MMS features surely attract more people to switch, although limited to Maxis-to-Maxis numbers.

“Does the pre-booking customers also enjoy the enhanced iValue plan?” is the question in my mind now.

For existing Maxis iPhone 3G-no-S customers, it is not worth to upgrade to iPhone 3GS even with the rebate offer.

What do you think?

All You Need to Know About Maxis iPhone 3GS

Maxis Malaysia is bringing in Apple iPhone 3GS to Malaysia on 31 July 2009 and will be available in its retail stores. For those who are interested, you can checkout the Maxis iPhone 3GS plan at here.
Maxis iPhone 3GS photo

What’s new about Apple iPhone 3GS?

The iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G have the same design, but the former has a white color version.

iPhone 3GS has better performances (up to 2x faster), better build-in camera with autofocus, ability to take/edit video, voice control, and a virtual compass. iPhone 3GS has a slightly better battery life than iPhone 3G, too.

Compare the two iPhone models here.

What are the features still lacking in iPhone 3GS?

The new iPhone 3GS hardware and iPhone OS 3.0 added many new features. However, compared to the list of lacked features of iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS still lack of following features:

  • No flash on camera. (Apple thinks all mobile flash light sucks?)
  • Cannot replace built-in battery. (buy AppleCare to extend warranty)
  • Cannot transfer files via iPhone bluetooth (Apple forces you to use MobileMe?)
  • Does not support Flash animation on website. (Adobe CEO: “Flash on iPhone not so easy”)

Which Maxis iPhone 3GS plan is best?

There are 28 different Maxis iPhone 3GS plans. It could be very confusing and difficult to pick the one that suits you best. I spent a night to survey, research and calculate before I picked my plan (iData 2).

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Should You Buy Maxis iPhone?

maxis iphone 3gMaxis, one of the primary telco in Malaysia, launched Apple iPhone 3G for Malaysians at last Friday (March 20, 2009). Should you get an iPhone now? Let’s see.

Currently, Maxis is the only telco in Malaysia that offers iPhone but it might get other competitors after June 2009 (via twitter).

iValue Plans

Maxis created 8 iPhone 3G plans called iValue Plans which have a contract from 12 month to 24 month. The iPhone 3G phone (8GB) price is from FREE to RM1900.

All iValue Plans included data usage of 500MB to 3GB per month. iValue Plans have more expensive voice rate and SMS charge than Maxis Value Plus Plans. Value Plus Plan is 5 cents for a SMS while iValue Plans is 10 cents for each.

Is iPhone 3G for you?

Besides all the attracting features of Apple iPhone 3G, it also has some disadvantages and lacks of some features:

  • Cannot blind typing on iPhone because of its smooth touch screen surface.
  • Cannot type on iPhone with one hand because your thumb is not long enough.
  • Cannot forward funny/interesting SMS by friend to other friends, because iPhone does not support SMS forward.
  • Cannot transfer files via iPhone bluetooth because its bluetooth does not support it.
  • Cannot Copy & Paste text.
  • Does not support MMS.
  • Does not support Video Recording.
  • No flash on camera
  • Speaker is not loud enough.
  • Cannot replace build-in battery.
  • Does not support Flash animation on website.

iPhone OS 3.0

Don’t mind all these disadvantages and lacked functions? All right. But, you should wait a little while more before rushing to get your iPhone 3G now.

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The Cute “iPhone Girl” in Apple iPhone 3G!

What a surprise! You unbox your brand new Apple iPhone 3G, switch it on but discover that the iPhone wallpaper has a girl smiling at you! Not bikini girl though, but she is cute! She is, the iPhone Girl.

iphone girl

An Apple iPhone 3G owner, markm49uk, published a forum thread on about the interesting wallpapers inside his brand new iPhone.

Not sure if this is or is not the ‘norm’ but I just received my brand new iPhone here in the UK and once it had been activated on iTunes I found that the home screen (the screen you can personalise with a photo) already had a photo set against it !!!!

Who is the young cute girl? It has been confirmed that the girl is a production line worker of FoxConn company (Apple iPhone manufacturer). It is believed that the girl was testing iPhone camera but forgot to delete the test photos.

Would you like to buy a special and limited edition of Apple iPhone 3G like that? ;-)

[hat tip: liewzy]

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