Best Postpaid Plans Comparison Malaysia (Unlimited Call & Data)

best postpaid plans malaysia comparison

Celcom vs Maxis vs Digi, Digi vs U Mobile, who will win the best postpaid plan in Malaysia in 2022? 

In general, mobile postpaid plans in Malaysia tend to be more expensive than mobile prepaid plans. Therefore, I think postpaid plans are only suitable for a small percentage of people with specific requirements. For example, business users who prefer the billing system of postpaid mobile plans.

Which postpaid plan is the best in Malaysia?

The best postpaid plan in Malaysia is Celcom Mega 128 which has unlimited data at 15Mbps, unlimited calls, 20GB hotspot and RM0.20 per SMS. 

And Celcom has the best network coverage in Malaysia, especially for rural areas. Hence, it is the best choice for most Malaysians regardless of location.

The SMS charges are indeed a big letdown when the plan itself already costs RM128. But this should not be a deal-breaker since most people don’t use SMS anymore.

Let’s check out the 4 best postpaid plans in Malaysia:

  1. Best Unlimited Data Postpaid Plan: Celcom Mega 128
  2. Best Postpaid Plan for SMS: Maxis Postpaid 98
  3. Best Cheap Family Postpaid Plan: Digi Postpaid 60
  4. Cheapest Unlimited Postpaid Plan: U Mobile GX68

Table comparing the top postpaid plans in Malaysia

ModelPrice, RMData, GBRM per GBFamily LineFreebies
Celcom Mega 128128701.83RM40/month – 6 linesRebate RM200
Maxis Postpaid 12898501.83RM48/month – 1 lineRebate RM200
Digi Postpaid 6060302.00RM20/month – 6linesFree 10GB monthly, unlimited social
U Mobile680

1. Celcom Mega 128

Best Unlimited Data Postpaid Plan

Best postpaid plan with unlimited data, Celcom Mega 128

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The Celcom Mega 128 is the best unlimited data postpaid plan because it is the only postpaid plan in Malaysia that offers unlimited internet. But the internet speed will be capped at only 15Mbps. Upgrading to the Celcom Mega 158 package will give you a speed boost up to 20Mbps.

For information, Maxis and Digi don’t provide unlimited data postpaid plans anymore. 

Only U Mobile is still providing unlimited data starting from RM68 per month. But U Mobile has significantly poorer network coverage than Celcom.

We all know that the amount of mobile data will only be meaningful if we have sufficient network coverage. So, mobile network coverage and 4G coverage is one of my top priorities when it comes to ranking the best postpaid plan in Malaysia.

According to the OpenSignal latest mobile network experience report, the Celcom network emerges as the top performer in 4G network coverage. And Celcom has always been the best in terms of 4G availability and 4G network coverage.

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Source: opensignal.com

Other features of the Celcom Mega 128 postpaid plan include:

  • Unlimited Call
  • Unlimited full HD video streaming
  • Unlimited gaming
  • Unlimited Music Streaming
  • 20GB mobile hotspot

Unfortunately, this Celcom postpaid plan does not offer free SMS. Each SMS will cost 20 cents. So, if you’re still a regular SMS user, then the Celcom postpaid plan doesn’t suit you.

One benefit of using the Celcom postpaid plan is you can add up to 6 family lines at RM40 per month. You can choose between 30GB high-speed internet or unlimited internet with a 5GB mobile hotspot, speed cap 6Mbps. If you have many family members, it could be a good deal.

Plus, now Celcom offers an RM200 rebate for online sign up for the Celcom Mega postpaid plans which will reduce your actual monthly phone bill.

Other perks that included the Celcom Mega postpaid plan but are less important:

  • Free iQiyi for 6 months
  • Free iTTV for 1 month
  • Celcom priority services
  • Reservation for preferred numbers
  • Extended 45 days credit payment term
  • RM21 discount per month for Celcom Home Fibre

As a result, Celcom Mega’s postpaid plans are excellent, flexible, and could save you a significant amount of money if you take advantage of its RM40 family plan.

2. Maxis Postpaid 98

Best Postpaid Plan for SMS

best postpaid plain for sms maxis

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Maxis Postpaid 98 is the best postpaid plan that comes with 50GB mobile data, unlimited calls, unlimited SMS and provides up to 2 share lines.

Maxis’ network coverage is slightly behind Celcom’s. But it often ranks at the top for video and gaming experience. It has great download speed and low latency. Low latency is a very important factor for mobile gamers. 

Nonetheless, you should download the OpenSignal mobile app to check the Telco performance in your area because network performance may vary at different locations.

The advantage of the Maxis Postpaid Plan is its unlimited calls and SMS in comparison to Celcom’s postpaid plan. Another advantage of it is it can be added an extra 10GB data per month for only RM10. This makes its data cost per gigabyte much cheaper than Celcom.

Other bonus features for Maxis postpaid plans:

  • Free access to Sooka VIP+ Sports
  • Free 30-day access to Viu, iQiyi, WeTV, and iFlix.

And Maxis also offers an RM200 rebate for online registration of the Maxis Postpaid Plan.

3. Digi Postpaid 60

Best Cheap Family Postpaid Plan

best postpaid family plan digi

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Digi Postpaid 60 is the best postpaid plan for families. Because its family share line starts from only RM20 per month which is the cheapest among Digi, Maxis and Celcom.

The Digi Postpaid 60 offers unlimited calls, 10 cents per SMS and 30GB of high-speed internet. Most importantly, it comes with 10GB of free mobile data per month.

And it has unlimited high-speed internet for social apps like TikTok, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. But this bonus feature is only valid for a 12 months period.

So, the Digi Postpaid 60 offers really good value as most of our activities today revolve around social media, gaming and video. Since social media internet usage is unlimited, you can allocate more data for YouTube and gaming.

Furthermore, Digi’s family postpaid plan is the most flexible. It has 3 packages available, namely:

  • Family 20 – RM20 for 10GB data, unlimited calls and, RM0.10/SMS
  • Family 30 – RM30 for 25GB data, unlimited calls and, RM0.10/SMS
  • Family 45 – RM45 for 50Gb data, unlimited calls and, free 300 SMS

Digi Postpaid 60 is an affordable option for someone looking for a postpaid plan, as long as their area is covered by the Digi network.

4. U Mobile GX68

Cheapest Unlimited Postpaid Plan

cheapest postpaid plan with unlimited internet

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U Mobile GX68 is the cheapest unlimited postpaid plan in Malaysia. But the cheapest postpaid plan may not be good enough if the network coverage is poor.

Although U Mobile has been continuously expanding over the years, its network coverage is still far behind other telcos in Malaysia. Please refer to the chart below from OpenSignal.

Malaysia 4G coverage experience comparison between Celcom, Digi, Maxis, Umobile and Unifi

As you can see, the 4G coverage experience only scores 7.2 which is far behind 9.0 of the Celcom network.

Nevertheless, if you’re using it in a city like Klang Valley, the problem with the lack of network coverage should be reduced.

The U Mobile GX68 has no speed limit, whereas the Celcom Mega 128 has a speed cap of 15Mbps.

But it only has 5GB of hotspot data. So this plan is not suitable for those who need lots of hotspot data.

Overall, U Mobile GX68 is a very attractive unlimited internet postpaid plan. However, the lack of 4G network coverage is an important factor that you need to take into consideration before switching to the U Mobile network.


Conclusion

In Malaysia, you can choose from a huge variety of mobile postpaid plans, but most of them are still more expensive than what prepaid plans offer. I am not a fan of the postpaid plan given the current market pricing and condition. 

I will only recommend getting a postpaid plan if you are subscribing to the iPhone plans as a means of buying an iPhone with installment.

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Kai is a tech enthusiast staying in Kuala Lumpur. Techrakyat.com is where he reviews on the best gadgets, apps, life hacks, tips for save money and make money.
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Sara
1 year ago

For those using Yoodo , do you have any problems with the internet consumption ? Because I read somewhere that when using Yoodo , it consumed so much more data than other telcos per day while doing the same activities. Which means that the internet quota comsumption runs out very fast. Is it true ? Is there any problems with the coverage ? Do you enjoy using Yoodo ?

ahmad
2 years ago

terima kasih kai

Dr Nizam
2 years ago

Above all the comment below, I identify based on my analysis, Digi Infinate RM150 is the best among the best with unlimited:
* Data.
* Call.
* Thethering.

Limitation
– The limitation is the coverage, but with a posibility of merger with Celcom one day, its gonna be improve a lot.

– 1000 of free sms, who using the sms now when we have others alternative free medium such as whatup/we chat etc.

I identify based on my experience, if we in good coverage of Digi, the speed gonna blast up to 50mbps download and 20mbps upload.

PakMatTempey
2 years ago
Reply to  Dr Nizam

btw, for infinite i150, the speed will be capped at 5Mbps once it reached 1TB quota.

Izzuddin Sairan
2 years ago

Bro, I have a trick on the Yoodo RM110 plan you’ve mentioned. You actually can get 152 GB + 2000 minutes calls to all network by simply buy 2 GB of data and 2000 minutes of calls (cost RM24), then after purchasing it, buy another 150 GB of data (RM78) in “Buy more” (or Boost plan), in which you just pay for RM102!

Dennon Low
2 years ago

Actually.. you will get 2GB + 20GB + 150GB = 172GB + 2000 minutes..

syahmiee
3 years ago

bro, can you recommend best postpaid plan for family i.e, me and wife? Currently using Maxis postpaid old plan which is no longer exist. Was looking a postpaid plan for both number which can be lesser than RM80 per month on monthly bill.
thanks

Sean
3 years ago

Hello admin, thank for your good explanation. Do you know the XPax X50 plan when used up data, how much does the data cost to refill it? Thanks.

Kamal
3 years ago

Hello Kai,
Can u advise me on this?
Goal:
– Postpaid with Mobile phone package
– Unlimited data
– Good internet coverage in Lembah Klang Valley (Puchong area)
– Below RM150/month commitment
– Offer the best Mobile Phone (performance) in the market

Really need your advise for this issue, TQ 🙂

Haiqal
3 years ago

Hai,kai if i want change from redone 48 to umobile gx50 i should change or not,because i scared if umobile network slow,thanks

Haiqal
3 years ago
Reply to  Kai

Tune talk under celcom?
So i can buy sim card at celcom?
Thanks

Sean
3 years ago
Reply to  Haiqal

TuneTalk under Celcom, but you can’t buy at Celcom. You only can buy at TuneTalk App or website. Currently TuneTalk latest RM48 plan have some issues. Their free streaming music bundle have bug issue with Celcom for several months and cannot be solve until now. The issue is something like you cannot listen to music in high quality, for example JOOX HI-FI or high quality can’t be stream through the plan. But other free video, social and chat works good.

guna
2 years ago
Reply to  Haiqal

umobile sucks.

Lou
3 years ago

Hai,,nak tanya kalau Unifi mobile yg RM99 tu,boleh juga untuk android tv box ke?TQ…

Darren Tan
3 years ago

GX50 baby!

Huzairi
3 years ago

Hi Kai,

Do you have the comparison postpaid plan for multiple number such as Celcom family vs Maxis One vs others?
I do have more than 3 numbers for my family usage. Appreciate your study on this regard.

Thank you for your cool post
(Credit Card, Post and Pre Paid post)

Regard
Huzairi

Anwar
3 years ago

Hi Kai! What do you think of unift Mobile non-stop EM99? unifi 4G LTE speed n no contract?

Anwar
3 years ago
Reply to  Kai

Thanks.

Mr.Z
3 years ago

Nice Info there, Currently I’m using Unifi Mobile at rm86 plus sst for every month, but my place didn’t have strong connection, What rm100 below plan is best for me, Area pasir gudang, thanks????

Gabriel
3 years ago

Hi Kai, I think you may need to update this article with the Hotlink Flex 40. Seems to be the best value postpaid plans and it may even hold up to other prepaid plans

Alex
3 years ago
Reply to  Gabriel

Never use Hotlink Flex plan. Such a rubbish, even it shows 4G but the internet will never move. Unless u enjoy rubbish 4G.

Zack
3 years ago

Hi Kai,

Thanks for the elaborative comparison. It is much appreciated.

As for the Celcom’s Monthly Privileges, are they limited and only allocated on a first come (or grab) first served basis?

ron wong
3 years ago

Hey, can you reupate the post to reflect the current telco climate?

Jayce Ooi
3 years ago

Too bad Digi does not have good speed at my place. 🙁

ron
3 years ago
Reply to  Kai

Yoodo stop their 20GB for RM20 right? Is it still best value?

Haidir
3 years ago
Reply to  Kai

Digi infinite caps the data speed for tethering to 64kbs. It’s useless, like back to dialing internet era. My wife use it.

Awal
3 years ago
Reply to  Kai

I think there s no digi infinite 150 .. there s only rm100 digi infinite and as we expect when the price is so cheap for worth gb data it might be the speed slow and yeah it s .. if i wrong correct me ????

Sean
3 years ago
Reply to  Jayce Ooi

At my place Digi also works very worst so I change to Celcom line base TuneTalk. Because now the TuneTalk plan have issues with Celcom so I plan to change to Yoodo. 100gb + 2000 minutes call is very enough and worth for me. Unless you need to call a lot then you can choose for Celcom postpaid with unlimited calls to all network.