April 24, 2008 | In: work stuff

Maxis3G Vs Celcom Broadband – 2008 Review

To sum up after subscribing both for years.

Inferior 3G coverage compared to Celcom 3G. I went to small towns and could not get Maxis3g but my Celcom showing coverage bars – (i.e Durian Tunggal – Melaka, Mersing – Johor). When I am not away from my wired broadband, I use Maxis3g to download (direct download ISOs and Movies) You can leave it on and download using download applications and you can get full speed. Well as for Celcom 3G you can download at full speed if there is activity on your browser – That means you need to surf certain sites and the download progress will move. If you leave it on and download using download manager only, the connection will drop tremendously. I am not happy. I guess I will terminate my Celcom3g and keep my maxis for downloading big files. I don’t really like surfing using 3g or hsdpa because of the latency. It is not stable unless you get full bar coverage and near the transmission tower. I am very positive that Maxis will beef up their coverage by erecting more towers. And the winner is Maxis3G.

P/s This is direct download not using torrent.



6 Responses to Maxis3G Vs Celcom Broadband – 2008 Review

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Criz Lai

May 4th, 2008 at 2:14 am

Direct download no problem with Maxis if the file is not more than 5MB. If you share the line and someone is using torrent, it is better for you to sleep early by not able to do anything with Maxis 3G.

I’m looking for some alternative to my ever problematic Maxis ISP now. If you need to know more detail on my trauma about Maxis, do read my just posted up article on them. By the way, I’m staying right in the heart of Penang where most businesses are but I’m not getting what I need with what I’m paying for. Believe it or not, 90% of Georgetown areas are not fully covered by Maxis. Even their agent branches in malls are using other ISP for browsing purposes. LOL

http://crizlai.blogspot.com/

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Tabuxander

May 25th, 2008 at 11:49 am

both maxis and celcom are sucks They are inconsistent in the term of delivering data. Better off with tmnet or jaring.

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akula

June 10th, 2009 at 6:56 am

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Maxis 3G vs Celcom 3G – Both Slow?

June 20th, 2009 at 9:15 am

[…] Fairiz said the winner is Maxis 3G. Simply said that because its ability to download continuosly using download manager, without interruption, unlike Celcom 3G. […]

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SAW

October 5th, 2009 at 8:38 am

may i noe what u mean by “That means you need to surf certain sites and the download progress will move. If you leave it on and download using download manager only, the connection will drop tremendously’ ? need 2 open wat webpage 2 downlod?

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Afdhal Atiff Tan

October 28th, 2009 at 5:21 am

Hey dude, what about Digi?
I mean, what if Digi vs. Celcom vs. Maxis?

Any idea?

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