The iPhone 12 series will be available for purchase starting 13th November 2020, which is tomorrow onwards. However, the pre-order has already begun on 6th November until today. If you have missed the pre-order for the iPhone 12 series, do not worry as the most powerful smartphone will be available for purchase tomorrow onwards.
You can simply purchase the iPhone 12 series from electronic stores such as Harvey Norman, Courts or SenQ. Besides that, you can also get the new iPhones from Apple authorised resellers. But, there is a catch where you need to pay for the full amount for the iPhone 12 series smartphones. Another option which we can think of is getting the iPhone 12 series from the major telcos in Malaysia.
For Maxis customers, Maxis is offering the iPhone 12 series starting from RM110 per month. Well considering RM110 is cheaper than other telcos in Malaysia, but the RM110 is for the Zerolution customers only. And if you take a look at the image above, only for the iPhone 12 mini Maxis offers RM110 per month.
Another thing to note is if you are taking the iPhone 12 series, then there is only two options which you can purchase the iPhone 12 series through Maxis Zerolution plan and through Maxis standard postpaid plan. Taking into consideration of purchasing the iPhone 12 Pro under the Zerolution plan, then you need to pay RM167 per month just for the device itself. This is not included with the postpaid plan which you have to pay for the Maxis line.
For example, the iPhone 12 Pro combined with the Maxis Zerolution 128 plan, you need to pay RM295 per month. The only good thing about this is, you don’t have to pay any upfront payment for the iPhone. If you are an existing Maxis customer then you shall opt in for the iPhone 12 series with Maxis.
Unless, you prefer to pay down payment amount for the device itself, then the iPhone 12 mini starts from RM2168. Whereas your monthly bill will be charged at RM128 per month. At the moment of writing this post the Maxis iPhone 12 pre-order has been closed. Due to this reason, we couldn’t share you the exact pricing details.
For Celcom users you have two choices too similar to Maxis. You can either purchase the iPhone 12 series through its EasyPhone plan or its device bundle plan. For the cheapest postpaid plan, the iPhone 12 Pro can be purchased through the EasyPhone plan where you don’t have to pay any upfront payment. You only need to pay RM274 for both the Celcom MEGA plan and the iPhone 12 Pro itself.
Whereas for those of you who prefer to pay the upfront payment, then you need to pay RM3748 for the iPhone 12 Pro itself and then RM700 for the Celcom MEGA plan. The RM700 upfront payment will be rebated in your bill for 10 months. In total you need to pay RM4,448 upfront payment before collecting the iPhone 12 Pro.
Our advice to you would be if you are existing Celcom customer, then the best choice would be purchasing the iPhone 12 Pro under the EasyPhone plan. With this plan, you might not require to spend RM4,000 in a single time.
For U Mobile customers, you can also get the iPhone 12 series starting from RM94 per month. U Mobile offers the iPhone 12 series through its U Package and also its Hero package. Again, it depends on you whether how much you are willing to pay for the upfront payment. Based on that, it will be easier to decide which iPhone package you can subscribe to based on your preference.
Let’s see how much is the iPhone 12 Pro which U Mobile offers. All you need to pay is RM3,749 for the device only. There is no additional upfront payment. And every month, you need to pay RM99 for the Hero P99. Isn’t it cool?
However, if you really opt in to pay a lesser upfront payment, then you need to pay RM164 per month for the Hero P99 plan. There will be additional charges too for both the device and the plan. But, don’t worry it will be much lesser than the previous offer which we mentioned.
When it comes to U Mobile, our kind advice would be purchasing the iPhone 12 Pro for just RM3749. Then monthly, you can continue paying RM99 just for your Hero P99 plan only.
In conclusion, the best choice which we really prefer to purchase the iPhone 12 series smartphones are from U Mobile. The main reason is, the upfront payment is quite less compare to the other telco providers. Besides that, the monthly payment is still lesser than RM100. Unlike other telcos which requires you to pay more than RM100 per month. And also the device upfront payment are quite higher compared to U Mobile.