Maxis Communications Berhad
is a Malaysian cellular operator
company headquartered at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
. It was started in the year 1993. It uses the dialing pref ix identifier of "012" , "017" and “0142”. Their mobile services are provided over the 900 & 1800 MHz GSM
band and as July 2005, the 2100 MHz UMTS
band. Majority of the company's stake is owned by billionaire Ananda Krishnan
. The company has total subscribers at 13.95 million as of December 2010. The company primarily operates across Asia-pacific.
Products and services
Maxis provides a variety of mobile communication products and services. They offer prepaid
call plans, monthly subscription plans, International Roaming
(over both GSM
), Residential Fixed Line services, Broadband
Internet plans, and as of early 2005, 3G
services to both prepaid and postpaid subscription customers.
For business customers, Maxis offer VSAT
services (satellite based communications) and BlackBerry
based mobile services besides regular services. Maxis also provides an online Music store for its customers to download multimedia content.
Maxis most popular service is its prepaid brand Hotlink, which currently serves over 8 million customers in Malaysia. They are currently heavily promoting a new IDD 132 service, which offers cheaper calling rates mobile & landlines in selected countries, at a rate of 20 sen (roughly 6 US cents) per minute which is, at certain... Read More