Maxis launches ‘social edition’ Hotlink
By Digital News Asia April 18, 2013
- Unlimited free access to Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp
- Existing Hotlink customers can purchase the Social Edition Hot Ticket
MAXIS Berhad has launched its three-in-one Hotlink Social Edition prepaid plan, which gives free unlimited access to Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp.
Existing Hotlink customers can purchase the Social Edition Hot Ticket to enjoy the services, Maxis said in a statement.
The free access to Facebook and Twitter is only available via the Facebook Java Application or across all mobile browsers via m.facebook.com, m.twitter.com and pic.twitter.com.
“Social media has taken the world by storm and in Malaysia alone, we have seen an explosive growth in the number of social network users with the country now boasting more than 13 million Facebook users, and over two million Twitter users,” said Maxis joint chief operating officer Suren J. Amarasekera.
“Research has also shown that Malaysians spend one third of their time on social media. These are remarkable statistics and clearly show the continuing surge in social media networking, and that users cut across a multitude of segments, from the young to the old,” he said.
Hotlink Social Edition will give users better access to stay connected and communicate with their friends, look up the latest news and developments, stay ahead in business or even enjoy the rich content on the popular social network platforms,” he added.
Maxis said that at RM10, the Hotlink Social Edition pack offers customers the following services that have a combined value of RM18:
- A new SIM;
- Free Unlimited access to Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp;
- RM5 of airtime for calls and SMS to all local networks, as well as all International Direct Dialing (IDD) calls, all day long; and
- All day data of up to 50MB for internet browsing.
To activate the new Hotlink Social Edition SIM card, customers just need to dial 122 from their mobile phones. These services come with a five-day validity period.
Existing Hotlink customers need to purchase the special Hotlink Social Edition Hot Ticket, also for RM10, to enjoy the following services that have a combined value of RM20:
- Free unlimited access to Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp;
- RM7 worth of airtime to all local networks;
- All-day data of up to 100MB; and
- 1GB of data between 2am and 7am.
The above services also come with a five-day validity period.
The Hotlink Social Edition offering follows the launch of Maxis New Hotlink Plan in April last year.