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Maxis launches affordable mobile internet data plan via Opera Mini

Oslo, Norway, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - July 3, 2013

Opera Mini data plan
  • Hotlink & Maxis customers can enjoy unlimited web browsing for as low as RM1 a day via the Opera Mini browser
  • Maxis is the first telco in Malaysia to offer unlimited web browsing for as low as RM1 a day
  • Opera Mini data plan allows cost-conscious mobile web surfers to enjoy unlimited internet browsing over Maxis’ network, which is the widest and fastest in the country

Maxis Berhad ("Maxis"), Malaysia’s only integrated communications service provider, in partnership with Opera Software, has launched unlimited web browsing via the Opera Mini browser for as low as RM1 a day. This Opera Mini data plan will be delivered via the web pass platform. It is a flexible, easy-to-understand and cost-effective way of getting online without having to commit to a monthly data plan, giving both Maxis' prepaid and postpaid users the freedom to access the internet, with total control over their browsing experience. Maxis is the first telco in Malaysia to offer unlimited web browsing for as low as RM1 a day.

"Maxis is constantly seeking ways to enhance the mobile internet experience for our customers. With the launch of this unlimited web browsing via the Opera Mini browser, we are providing customers an attractive, pay-as-you-go mobile data plan that enables cost-conscious mobile web surfers to enjoy unlimited internet browsing, anytime and anywhere over our network, which is the widest and fastest in the country. Importantly, through this offering, we are reinforcing our commitment to provide greater access to the internet for Malaysians," says T. Kugan, Maxis' Head of Digital Services.

"This data plan combines what customers need most for mobile web browsing: speed, flexibility and simplicity," says Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software. "Partnering with Maxis has offered us the opportunity to provide more Malaysians an easier way to access the internet with mobile devices, through the popular Opera Mini browser. Browsing the web via your mobile devices has never been so affordable."

Whenever mobile users would like to browse the web over Maxis' network, they can easily activate the Opera Mini unlimited browsing data plan and start surfing. Customers simply need to run the Maxis/Opera Mini browser, click the "RM1/DAY" the web pass icon, pick the one-day, unlimited data plan and confirm the purchase.

In addition to enjoying this data plan for as low as RM1 a day, customers can also surf Twitter Mobile for free via Maxis FREEZONE, by clicking on the "Maxis FREEZONE" icon in the homepage of the Maxis/Opera Mini browser.

The Opera Mini data plan is available for the Opera Mini browser 4.4, and above, on BlackBerry, J2ME, S60 and Android phones. To learn more about the Opera Mini unlimited web browsing data plan from Maxis, customers can visit

About Maxis Berhad

Maxis Berhad is Malaysia’s only integrated communications service provider with RM8.9 billion revenue in 2012 and over 14 million subscribers. As one of Malaysia’s most admired home-grown brands, Maxis has evolved from being a premier mobile operator to one that offers an extensive suite of services to enrich its customers' lives whether at home, at work or on-the-go: mobile and fixed voice, messaging, mobile internet, wireless and wired high speed broadband, and multi-screen content and applications - be it entertainment, education, security or cloud computing - through mobile, fixed and satellite networks. Maxis launched the first high-speed networks in Malaysia including 3G, 3.5G, 3.5G+ and was the first to launch 4G LTE (Long-Term Evolution) early this year. Maxis’ high-speed network footprint is the largest in the country with 95% 2G and 82% high-speed 3G coverage.

As a key supporter of the Malaysian application development ecosystem, Maxis partners with local developers to bring innovative applications to its customers while also making available the widest range of localised content in the market, with a selection of free Apps that appeal to different segments across various smart devices. Maxis’ efforts in innovation, excellent customer service and providing value to stakeholders have earned the Company numerous awards including the historic win of 20 awards at the 13th Customer Relationship Management and Contact Centre Association of Malaysia (CCAM) Annual Awards in 2012, Best Managed Company, Asia’s Best Employer, Putra Brand of the Year Awards in 2011 and Top 5 Best Global Operator Award by World Communication Awards in 2012 and 2010. Committed to contributing to the communities it operates in, Maxis’ Corporate Responsibility efforts focus on making a ‘Positive Impact’, harnessing leading-edge technology to create value for the economy, society and the environment. For more information, please visit:

About Opera

Opera enables more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to connect with the content and services that matter most to them. Opera also helps publishers monetize their content through advertising and advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses, capitalizing on a global consumer audience reach that exceeds 1 billion.

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