I just had my Maxis 3G Wireless Broadband installed tonight. To cut the story short, let’s begin comparing it to Malaysia’s dominant turtle crawling ISP provider, Telekom’s Streamyx.
- Maxis line dont emo. During bad weather, my Streamyx is emotional! The DSL blinks! Line drops! Maxis dont!
- My P2P Bittorrent speed is faster than in Streamyx although Maxis warns that they dont recommend p2p usage!
- Ping to international sites faster than in Streamyx implies… faster surfing, faster loading, better surfing experience = everyone happy!
Heard so much of good stuff about Maxis now. When we watch National Geographic, it always says… “Think again…”
A look at the MAXIS BROADBAND FAIR USAGE POLICY
5. Fair Usage
5.1 At Maxis, we want our broadband service to be fast and available for our customers at all times. This clause is designed with that goal in mind. Maxis views the vast majority of customers should not suffer from a slower service because of a very small number of high bandwidth users.
5.2 Peer-To-Peer and File Sharing Software
5.2.1 Certain software/applications which is used by a small number of customers to send and receive files containing very large amounts of data (including without limitation traffic from peer-to-peer software/applications (such as Bit Torrent, eDonkey, Gnutella) or file sharing software (such as Limewire)). These activities may cause network congestion and can negatively impact the speed at which other customers can access the internet.
5.2.2 Maxis does not guarantee a service level and/or connectivity to users of peer-to-peer or file sharing software/applications.
5.2.3 The system that is used to provide the Maxis Broadband service can identify very high bandwidth users and Maxis seeks to manage the customer’s usage by throttling their bandwidth to a much lower broadband speed to ensure fairness to all customers.
5.2.4 The customers are reminded that the software (as mentioned in section 5.2.1 above) allows the download of illegal content which Maxis prohibits, which is an infringement of copyright and/or intellectual property rights and rightful owners of such copyright and/or intellectual property rights may take measures to prosecute. Each individual download can be traced by the customer’s IP address back to the customer’s account with Maxis.
5.2.5 Maxis reserves the right to release customer information pursuant to any copyright (and/or intellectual property right) infringement if it is required to do so by any law, regulatory body or court of law.
5.3 Excessive Usage
5.3.1 Each customer’s total usage per month shall NOT exceed 3GB of data volume transmitted (total upload and download usage). This is to ensure that no individual hogs the bandwidth at all times.
5.3.2 If a customer wishes to use more than the volume permitted, a written request should be made to Maxis.
5.3.3 Maxis reserves the right to reject the said application or charge for any additional data volume transmitted from what is already allocated.
I’m sticking to Streamyx in the hope of new ISP coming to town soon. Think again…. look at the hand-written sticker sticked on the modem, 30days-no-risk-guarantee life span ends next month. I’ll need to arrange plan to get to the nearest Maxis centre to return this baby! Hahaha.. any idea… where’s the nearest one? Happy BT-ing! LOLZ
Update: “Super Tan” told me that I can only return the modem at Maxis Centre only and not at MASA. Click here for the list