Maxis Releases Apple iPhone 3Gs Price in Malaysia

While Maxis hasn’t officially launched the all-new Apple iPhone 3GS in Malaysia yet, they’ve already placed step-by-step pre-order form for the Apple iPhone 3Gs. Plus, they’ve also updated the website with latest prices of the upcoming Apple iPhone 3GS in Malaysia.

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You can click on the image for a larger version. And when you do, you’ll notice the real retail price (RRP) for the Apple iPhone 3GS which is going to be set by Maxis.

Maxis Apple iPhone 3GS prices:

  • Apple iPhone 3GS 16GB: RM2490
  • Apple iPhone 3GS 32GB: RM2990

As far as I know, the Apple iPhone 3GS availability is very quiet in Malaysia. Even my reseller hasn’t informed me of the arrival for his stock.

In the Low Yat forums, there are some who’ve started bulk orders but the price quoted is from RM3099. The one selling at the mentioned price is bringing in units from Hong Kong.

It’s not hard to realize that’s an exorbitant fee to pay. But like fashion, being seen with it is a statement.

However, I’m very glad to see Maxis finally make a decision to position the Apple iPhone 3Gs in Malaysia at an affordable expected price. Just that, I’d like to see how they handle the upgrades of current Apple iPhone 3G owners in Malaysia.

What do you guys think?

p.s.: I’m still here, just swamped with work right now. Therefore, I’m doing 140 character updates via Twitter right now. Follow @dannyfoo on Twitter.

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10 Responses to “Maxis Releases Apple iPhone 3Gs Price in Malaysia”

  1. Response #1 by Mossie`Ol Chin on July 17th, 2009

    how much are they repricing the 3G then? seems like the 3GS having problem with the share antena of WiFi and Bluetooth.

  2. Response #2 by lunaticg on July 23rd, 2009

    Thank you for the information though. I am not a fan of Iphone but with all the Hype about it I am interested to know about it.
    See you around.

  3. Response #3 by dannyfoo on July 23rd, 2009

    mossie:
    Only time will tell bro. The official stock still hasn’t even been publicly announced yet.

    lunaticg:
    Well, it’s the hype which make people interested in what’s so great about this device. :)

  4. Response #4 by rocsta on July 25th, 2009

    it’s all about the price…no longer the hype that would entice a prudent spender to part with his / her deserving cash..

    Maxis might have set a price that they know best. Still it’s up to us potential buyer who’s going to decide whether Maxis’ best is good enough.

    At the moment i believe Maxis can do way better than this but chose not to…i guess time will tell,..or has it been told? There are just way too many jailbreakers and unlockers out there and i know some who is willing to do it for free

  5. Response #5 by dannyfoo on July 25th, 2009

    rocsta:
    A very valid point. And it’s truly now on Maxis’ shoulders how they’re planning to introduce the iPhone 3GS here and upgrade the 1-2 month new owners of the iPhone 3G.

    In Singapore, apparently there’s a minimal fee for current users to upgrade but again it’s hard to compare because Singtel released the iPhone 3G way before the announcement of the iPhone 3GS. :)

    So yes, time will reveal all. Soon, I hope.

  6. Response #6 by maxis4ever on August 4th, 2009

    Ummph…this is serious money you are talking about here.

    Ok, you win Maxis…now i will get myself a Nokia. Thanks for making it so easy.

  7. Response #7 by harvey on August 5th, 2009

    rate plans for hotlink prepaid are out but maxis is not accepting orders…is iphone shortage genuine or artificial?

  8. Response #8 by dannyfoo on August 5th, 2009

    maxis4ver:
    Not a Blackberry?

    harvey:
    I’d say it’s real – knowing Maxis. And I’m interested to learn more about the Hotlink prepaid plans coz none of their postpaid suits me and their 3G plans are ridiculously expensive.

  9. Response #9 by Hammond on August 12th, 2009

    The hotlink plan and iData 1 (no contact) have been abolished. I would say plain discrimination and blood sucker. What is the point that they rolled out the Hotlink plan and published scam like “Choose a data plan for as low as RM 30 with your existing postpaid plan and you’ll enjoy the iPhone at special prices.”, when they only allow BOOKING for contracts. By the way, you don’t enjoy iPhone at special prices if you take up iData 1 (RM30). You are paying the full retail price. Total scam!!!
    Yes you may prioritise the contact takers but at least give us a “right” to place an order and stop telling us to wait for 2 months until there are surplus in the supplies. We all know that iPhone’s product cycle is only one year, if we were to take up let say in end Sept, ¾ of the product cycle is only then remaining. Btw there are rumours that an 8GB iPhone 3gs is on the way in Sept. Maxis really screwed up everything they do. SIGH…..

  10. Response #10 by dannyfoo on August 13th, 2009

    Hammond, I can only imagination the frustration and utter disappointment when a person looking forward to get the iPhone 3GS at a special price for the Value 30 plan finds out from the staff there is no “special price”.

    Well, as we’ve been following, Maxis hasn’t done very well with an iPhone campaign. Or, more like everything’s been done in a rush.

    As for the rumored 8GB, yes, I too recently caught wind of it. But I’d say a 16GB would suffice my hunger for songs and videos inside my iPhone. Not to mention the video recording later on.

    Hmm, I wonder if I can get Maxis to give me an iPhone 3GS. ROFL! :P


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