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Xpax vs Hotlink @ Blackberry® BIS Plan

BlackBerry Curve 8520

Okay now let’s compare and see both telco Xpax and Hotlink for BlackBerry Plan.


Xpax Promotion

No hidden clauses, no upfront payment and all. You just need to pay RM998 + RM50 reload (Free 1 week BlackBerry prepaid access & Free imported skin), no commitment and you can stop anytime you wish to. (Promo valid from 11 October to 15 November)

Xpax BIS Usage Plan

Xpax BIS Usage Plan

BlackBerry Social Plan RM1
-The social networking & instant messaging services under this plan only applies to the following built in BlackBerry applications: Facebook, Flickr, Myspace, Yahoo Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, Google Talk, ICQ, AOL Messenger and BlackBerry Messenger.
-The speed for unlimited data under this plan is 128kbps and on best effort basis.
-The service is only valid in Malaysia
-By signing up for the service, auto-renewal on a shall take effect on daily basis subject to credit availability.

BlackBerry Advance (2.5G)
-The social networking & instand messaging services under this plan only applies to the following built in BlackBerry applications: Facebook, Flickr, Myspace, Yahoo Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, Google Talk, ICQ, AOL MEssenger and BlackBerry Messenger.
-Unlimited browsing is only applicable within the BlackBerry handheld device.
-Data usage is capped at 1GB per day. Additional additional usage will be charged at RM0.10 / 10kb.
-The speed for unlimited data under this plan is 128kbps and on best effor basis.
-The service is only valid in Malaysia
-By signing up for the service, auto-renewal on a shall take effect on daily basis subject to credit availability.


Hotlink Promotion

*RM899 (1 free skin for every purchase of Blackberry® CurveTM 8520. While stock last.) Exclusive Blackberry® CurveTM 8520 offer for Hotlink subscribers!

*Terms & Condition
“Pay the full price of the Blackberry® CurveTM 8520 at RM 1,199 to enjoy a RM 300 rebate over a 12- month period. Only available for package subscription of 12-month and above.” By saying this, meaning there’s a commitment for you and you need to use 12 months in order for you to get the rebate if not that BlackBerry Curve 8520 is priced @ RM1,199

So you need to pay RM1,199 upfront and they will rebate you over a 12 months period.

When will the rebate be given?
The rebate will be given at the end of each monthly Prepaid BIS subscription period across the 12-month contract prior to subscription renewal. RM25 for 12 months (RM300). If the monthly Prepaid BIS subscription renewal fails at the end of the subscription period, renewal will be retried for 5 days. If Prepaid BIS subscription is still not renewed within the 5 days grace period, the contract will be deemed to be broken and the remaining monthly rebate will be void.

Hotlink BIS Usage Plan

Hotlink BIS Usage Plan
There’s 4 plans and it might confused you compared to Xpax which only has 2 unlimited plan.

Hotlink BIS Usage Plan : Social RM28 per month, Messaging RM28 per month, Weekly Premium RM28 per week, Premium RM98 per month

Subscribers can enjoy usage up to 100MB for Social and Messaging packages, up to 50MB for Weekly Premium package and up to 1.5GB for Premium package. Subsequent data usage will be charged at a pay per use rate of 1 sen per kB (peak) or 0.5 sen per kB (off peak).

Conclusion

- Xpax no commitment needed for RM998, Hotlink need to stay for 12months to enjoy cheaper phone.
- If opt for BIS premium you need to pay RM98 for Hotlink but you only need to pay RM75+- (e.g. RM2.50*30)
- In the premium plan : Xpax give your more flexibility without worrying you exceed the usage where it give you 1GB per day vs Hotlink 1.5GB per month, if you exceed the usage be prepared to pay the high price but a lot of BlackBerry users who use for push mail and all saying that it’s using very minimum of the usage 5MB.

Additional Info :
1) If you already own a blackberry phone but not purchase from Hotlink, and want to subscribe to Hotlink Blackberry Plan, you are not allowed to do so. On the other hand, for Xpax, you can subscribe to their Blackberry plan regardless of whether it was purchased from them or not.

All the above info quoted from their respective website. What say you about the plan?

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3 Comments

  1. Hotlink always has the weirdest data rates. Some more their off peak rates are not even low.

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  2. how to register for blackberry internet service ?

    noramlly must send SMS to nmuber. or from list

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