Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Stupid Maxis Broadband

Okay, I'm getting really pissed off with Maxis' broadband connection. Almost regretting my purchase. Had too many high expectations which could not be met.

I'm at the 5th floor of an apartment now in Penang and it takes such a freaking long time for me to sign in MSN Messenger. I can't open any webpage either. Then, I had to resort to stealing someone else's WiFi so that I can blog this post.

Oh my goodness...RM138 a month for the next 18 months of miserable Internet connections. What to do...what to do... I'm horrified with their connection. Or maybe I'm using it at the wrong places where the 3G thing is not so widespread yet. I don't know. All I know is that going online with Maxis USB Modem is so NOT fun!

It looks sleek and nice and easy to carry around but what's the use? What's the point of paying them RM138 a month if I can't enjoy even a decent 20 minutes of Internet surfing. And I don't play online games either. All I do is blog and download songs. That's all! Is that too much to ask? Ah....I hate Maxis Broadband and it's only Day 3 of me using it.

I was so eager to try it out and it was a risk I took. An expensive risk. And now I have to find RM138 a month to pay off the bills. Silly me. I wonder how it's going with other Maxis USB modem users. Are they fuming and tearing their hair out? Or are they still patiently going online with it and hoping that one day it will miraculously be fast for once.

I bought it because I travel around and I don't have a fixed line. Yes, there's a fixed line at home but I don't go home often now and no one will be using if I applied for Streamyx there. My only option would be this stupid USB modem. And what a nightmare. I hate it so much.

11 comments:

Freethinker said...

Just call their Helpdesk. If anything isnt working for me, I ring them, in 20 minutes, they'll reset your location... then evertything is fine..

Miss Positive said...

You mean call up their 24-hour hotline number? Is that even possible? Ok, I'll try then. Thanks!

moo_t said...

Check whether it fall back to GPRS/EDGE.

rosli said...

I am being using USB maxis bb for 2 months now and my loc. is at subang jaya. The connection is superb here.

edwardkhoo.com said...

That happened to me during the 1st few months when I applied for Maxis, later I upgraded my plan & every thing is fine. Btw, I stay in KL

Miss Positive said...

rosli: Good for you! The connection is different at different places.

moo_t: Ok, I'll check. Thanks!

edwardkhoo: You upgraded to which plan?

Wan Farhan said...

Hi there! Regarding ur question about maxis usb modem, i think..its superb. i've got no problem at all here at selayang. My kids enjoy playing online games. I'm using MacBook. Till now, i've been downloaded 4 divx full movie at no problem using LimeWire. Maybe ur location got not enuf 3G strenght..maybe laaa. Why noy u call their technical support?

Miss Positive said...

wan farhan: Hi, I think it depends on location. And I can download songs through LimeWire too. Very fast! Thanks for sharing information.

Yeong said...

Hi, I am using the Maxis wireless modem (rm68 package). i m having the same msn login issue since day 1, last July, after complained, still no change of any situation on replace me another model of the modem or so. and i need to rely on ebuddy to logon msn almost everytime.I find login msn msger during nite time is more easy.

Anonymous said...

hey guys..im one of maxis broadband..i thinks t such a problem starter..my whole week not complete without menyumpah seranah this connection ..so do my fren. the connection DC so many many time make me lost my patient deal with.. im at lembah pantai..no problem with 3G line i think and i pay 1++/month..but the problem persist since im start using it..the word 'DC' is such a bestfren to me..huh..what a shames..

Miss Positive said...

Hey there, I stopped using this Maxis USB broadband about a month and applied for streamyx instead. I'm not traveling much anymore so I don't need this USB thingy now. Goodbye RM138 fees! I get to save more money now.