In a surprise move by M1 to counter MVNO Zero1 and TPG prepaid plan, M1 has launched the new Maxx plan. Similar in nature, it offers lots of data, call minutes and IDD minutes. The trouble is that you will have to sign up at participating retailers and top up with cash every 30 days.

The Maxx plan comes with a basic plan which gives you 200 MB data, 10 mins outgoing talktime, 50 local SMS, unlimited free incoming calls. At the moment, the $5 is waived.

At only $5*/month, it comes with:

  • 200MB local data
  • 10 mins local outgoing talktime
  • 50 local outgoing SMS
  • Unlimited Free local incoming calls

*$5 subscription is waived unless there is a 90 consecutive days of non-usage of key services (Data, outgoing calls and/or outgoing SMS). You will have to make payment at M1 Shop Paragon (between 12pm – 6pm daily) within 30 days once charged. Failure to pay will result in termination.

Base plan is $0. You can Maxx Add-On

$12 Maxx Add-On

150 mins IDD calls (Bangladesh, India, China, Indonesia, Malaysia)
500 mins Local Outgoing Calls
50 Local SMS
Unlimited Incoming Calls
Valid for 30 days

$10 IDD Add-On

300 mins IDD calls (Bangladesh, India, China, Indonesia, Malaysia)
Valid for 30 days
Data Add-On

$10 Data Add-On

Valid for 30 days

According to it’s FAQ, there is a hotline to call and it’s surprising the prepaid hotline 1800 843 8288. We presume that this is an initiative to recapture the former prepaid service in the form of a 30 days renewable postpaid service.

In it’s FAQ, it is also mentioned that they will offer 5G on it’s MAXX plan soon. Will it be a 5G NSA or 5G SA ? I suspect it should be the former to maximise the 4G network. The MAXX plan should support VoLTE and maybe VoWIFI ?

So, will you subscribe to this Maxx plan as you would need to drop by the authorised dealer to pay $12 in cash. There is also a $5 fee for 90 consecutive day of inactivity.

TELCOMinutesSMSFree IDD callsFree Data Roam
M1 Maxx $12/50GB50050150 (selected countries)NIL
TPG mobile $10/50GB30030NIL1 GB
Zero1 $12/60GB50050NILNIL
TPG mobile $18/80GB500500300 (21 countries)2 GB
Zero1 $20/100GB800100500 (selected countries*)NIL
Table of similar products by Zero1 and TPG

See next page for FAQ

By Harry