Hotlink sends Lucky Customer & Friend on All-Expense Trip to Watch
American Idol Grand Finale in Los Angeles
Maxis & Hotlink Subscribers enjoy American Idol Season 8 mobile content
It was a dream come true for Hotlink subscriber Lili Susanti Binti Samsurijal, when she beat thousands of others to be the grand prize winner of the Hotlink American Idol contest that ran from 10 March to 27 April, 2009, after answering a series of SMS trivia questions correctly. Malaysia’s leading mobile prepaid brand will be sending Lili Susanti and a friend on an all-expense paid trip (from May 17 to May 22) to watch the grand finale of American Idol 2009 (Season 8) in Los Angeles, California.
Lili Susanti, who has been a Hotlink customer for nine years and a Maxis postpaid customer for six months, will be bringing her friend Lee Ai Schuen with her to share in this exciting trip of a lifetime, to watch her two favourite contestants this season go head-to-head in what many fans of the popular reality show have called the most interesting American Idol finale, which sees season favourite Adam Lambert take on dark horse contestant Kris Allen.
“I feel very excited! I’ve always heard about the contests and promotions by Hotlink but I never had the opportunity to participate before,” said Lili Susanti. “This time, I jumped in to participate as soon as I heard about the contest as I wanted to be at the finale in person. I am really looking forward to seeing my favourite contestant Adam Lambert. He is an amazing singer and so versatile.”
Lili Susianti and her friend Ai Schuen, who left for the United States on May 17, will be attending the American Idol Finale Performance Show on 19 May 2009, as well as the Grand Finale Results Show on 20 May 2009, at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.
“Maxis’ up-to-date range of music services and promotions has kept us in the lead within the Malaysian digital music space. Contests such as this are a way for us to thank and reward our customers for their support,” said Matthew Willsher, Chief Marketing Officer of Maxis. “American Idol is also in line with our ‘Music Unlimited’ proposition to bring a wide variety of music entertainment to our customers, including the latest and most popular music today.”
Throughout the hit reality show’s eighth season this year, Maxis and Hotlink has offered a special American Idol mobile content service to subscribers at RM5 weekly. Customers subscribing to the service received results and news highlights for the show by SMS, one caller ringtone, one true tune and one wallpaper each week. To subscribe, customers just have to type “ON <space> IDOL” and send to 22822.
Maxis and Hotlink subscribers are also able to purchase caller ringtone, true tune and full song versions of all the performances of American Idol’s top contestants this season on an a la carte basis. Maxis’ American Idol Season 8 catalogue is available at www.musicunlimited.com.my
(internet) and wap.musicunlimited.com.my (mobile WAP portal). (Please refer to Appendix 1 for more information, and for the Top 10 Caller Ringtone downloads for American Idol Season 8.)
All American Idol caller ringtones throughout Season 8 have been made available by Maxis and Hotlink for purchase within 24 hours of each week’s performance show.
For more information, please visit www.hotlink.com.my.