*The original was published in October 2018. Since then many Telcos have totally refreshed their prepaid plan.
*Post update No.1 on 5th June 2020- removed ookyo, Tron
*Post update No. 2 on 4th Sept 2021 – added TuneTalk Hi-Value plans, Digi Next, Hotlink Prepaid Unlimited, a total refresh of article
In 2020-2021, the latest trend in Malaysia’s mobile plan is definitely the affordable unlimited internet plans. Almost every telco now provide an unlimited internet mobile package.
Another important update is the Jaringan Prihatin Program, which offers a monthly discount of RM15 for subscription to new mobile plan and up to RM300 subsidy for device package (valid from 5 Mei 2021 to 30 September 2021). So, please use this opportunity properly if you’re eligible.
Having reviewed all the prepaid plans available in Malaysia right now, these are the best prepaid plans I have shortlisted:
- Best High Speed Prepaid Plan For Casual Users: TT Hi Value 35
- Best Prepaid Plan For Student: Yoodo Unlimited 35
- Best Prepaid Plan Under RM30: TT Hi-Value 25
- Best Prepaid Plan With Unlimited Hotspot: Secret Prepaid Plan
- Best Prepaid Plan With No FUP: Yoodo Unlimited 43
Comparison Of Cheap Prepaid Plans In Malaysia
|Prepaid Plans||Price||Data Quota||Speed||FUP||Free Calls||Hotspot||Extra|
|TT Hi-Value 25||RM 25||25GB||Uncapped||Not applicable||Unlimited TuneTalk||Shared|
|TT Hi-Value 35||RM 35||35GB||Uncapped||Not applicable||Unlimited All Network||Shared||10GB Booster @ RM10|
|TT Hi-Value 48||RM 48||Unlimited||6Mbps||100GB||Unlimited All Network||5GB||Booster Hotspot 5GB @ RM3|
|Hotlink Prepaid Unlimited 35||RM 35||Unlimited||3Mbps||50GB||Unlimited All Network||No hotspot||Unlimited Hotspot @ RM5|
|Hotlink Prepaid Unlimited 45||RM 45||Unlimited||6Mbps||50GB||Unlimited All Network||No hotspot||Unlimited Hotspot @ RM6|
|Hotlink Prepaid Unlimited 60||RM 60||Unlimited||18Mbps||50GB||Unlimited All Network||No hotspot||Unlimited Hotspot @ RM7|
|Celcom XPAX Unlimited||RM 35||Unlimited||3Mbps||No hard limit||Unlimited All Network||No hotspot||20GB Hotspot @ RM10|
|Digi Data Khas Belia||RM 20||15GB||Uncapped||Not applicable||-||Shared||Unlimited TikTok, IG|
|Digi NEXT 30||RM 30||15GB||Uncapped||Not applicable||-||Shared|
|Digi NEXT 35||RM 35||30GB||Uncapped||Not applicable||Unlimited All Network||Shared|
|Digi NEXT 45||RM 45||40GB||Uncapped||Not applicable||Unlimited All Network||Shared|
|Umobile GX30||RM 30||Unlimited||6Mbps||No hard limit||-||6GB|
|Umobile GX38||RM 35||Unlimited||6Mbps||No hard limit||Unlimited All Network||12GB|
|Yoodo Unlimited 35||RM 35||Unlimited||3Mbps||No hard limit||100 minutes||6GB|
|Yoodo Unlimited 43||RM 43||Unlimited||6Mbps||No hard limit||100 minutes||6GB|
Why You Should Go For Prepaid
There are various factors to go for prepaid plans instead of postpaid plans. Among the factors, the two biggest driving factors for using prepaid plans are the flexibility of usage and money-saving.
Flexibility of Usage
For prepaid plans, there is no need to commit to any fixed term contract whether it is one year or two years. You can enjoy the privilege to change or swap to any new Telco whenever you want.
There is also no fixed monthly commitment. For postpaid plans, you are tied to a fixed amount of commitment but prepaid plans allow you to switch to cheaper or more expensive plans depending on your monthly budget. Or you may stop subscribing to a new monthly plan if you are away for long holidays.
Generally, prepaid plans are always cheaper than postpaid plans because they are meant for consumers with a lower budget. Effective 6th September 2018, prepaid reload services are exempted from 6% Service Tax for Malaysians based on Section 34(3)(a) while the postpaid plans charge an additional 6% service tax (SST).
You can also use the Lazada and Shopee app to reload which gives nearly 5%-10% discount. And possibly earning some cashback or coin cashback.
As the Malay saying goes, ‘sedikit-sedikit, lama-lama jadi bukit’. Over time, all these little savings and cash backs add up to a significant amount.
Throughout the years, I have been a user of various mobile plans in Malaysia so I have a knowledge or two on advantages and disadvantages among the local telcos.
I understand an average consumer’s needs because I am standing in the same shoes. Combined with my thorough research and comparison of various prepaid plans, I am confident that I can help you to find the best Malaysia mobile prepaid plan.
Why You Should Trust Me
Throughout the years, I have been a user of various mobile plans in Malaysia so I know the advantages and disadvantages among the local telcos.
I understand an average consumer’s needs because I am standing in the same shoes. Combined with my thorough research and comparison of various prepaid plans, I am confident that I can help you to find the best Malaysia mobile prepaid plan.
How I Picked The Best Prepaid Plan
Network coverage is the most crucial factor you should consider whenever choosing your mobile network provider.
The performance of a mobile network can vary depending on location. Some mobile networks perform well in both rural and city areas while some are just pure sh*t in the rural area as they do not have the infrastructure to support it. Without good network coverage, everything else on a prepaid plan is meaningless.
Data speed is the second most important factor and it is directly related to network coverage. There are 3G, 4G, 4G LTE and 5G networks.
Each prepaid plan is packaged and priced differently. I am looking for the best and most practical bargain of them all.
Data, Call Time and SMS
Among these three, I consider data/internet is the most essential. Because apps like WhatsApps can easily replace conventional calls and messages (SMS). So, call time and SMS is less of my priority.
I will focus specifically on the 30-days validity prepaid package. Users with specific needs like extra-long validity periods can explore other available options which are currently out of my list.
How To Find The Best Telco Network In Your Area
Telco network coverage varies according to location. Generally, I would say Celcom has the widest network coverage which includes many rural areas. Maxis followed closely at second. Digi is in third place and the last one will be U Mobile.
To find out the best telco for yourself, please download the OpenSignal app from Google Playstore or Apple App Store.
Download OpenSignal> Open the app> Click on the map icon> View Network Stats
From here, you can see the best network speed based on real-world performance that is crowdsourced from other real users. In my area, you can see Celcom, Digi and Maxis are the top three telcos.
Best High Speed Prepaid Plan For Casual Users
TuneTalk Hi-Value 35
For working adults, TuneTalk Hi-Value 35 is the best value high-speed prepaid plan. It is great for its generous 35GB data and unlimited call time to all networks.
Nowadays most telcos go for the unlimited data route with limited speed, this makes TT Hi-Value 35 plan an interesting and favourable choice. Because this TuneTalk prepaid plan offers high-speed data with no speed limit and no data limitation on WiFi hotspots.
The majority of us who already work have broadband internet both at home and at work. So, the 35GB of data should be sufficient to last for a full month.
In the worst-case scenario that you depleted your data, you can get a 10GB data booster for only RM10. It is the cheapest data booster among all prepaid plans.
Speed of mobile data internet is more important for us in order to get things done quickly. This plan is especially great for people who often need to download documents or videos on the go.
Moreover, Tunetalk is riding on the Celcom network which has the widest network coverage area in Malaysia.
With TuneTalk Hi-Value 35, you can enjoy the most stable and fastest mobile network speed on your smartphone.
Best Prepaid Plan For Students
Yoodo Unlimited 35
In my opinion, Yoodo Unlimited 35 is the best prepaid plan for students. It offers unlimited internet with 3Mbps maximum download speed.
As a former undergraduate who stayed in University’s hostel, I understand how poor the school and hostel’s public WiFi is. Most of the time, they are almost unusable.
Students always need tons of data and also ideally, unlimited call time. As we all know, teenagers can binge watch YouTube/Anime for the whole day without any problem.
Given the current Covid19 condition, most students have to attend online classes and Zoom meetings too. It is best for students to go for a prepaid plan with an unlimited data plan, despite having a slower internet speed.
Yoodo doesn’t have unlimited calls but it has 100 minutes of free calls to all networks, which should be sufficient for most people. We can always use WhatsApp calls for less urgent matters.
Besides that, Yoodo has a 6GB WiFi hotspot quota. Although not much, it is good enough for occasional data sharing to other devices or with friends.
On a side note, 3Mbps is only good enough for 480p video streaming. If you try to stream video at a higher resolution, you will get a lot of video buffering.
For students who have a low budget but need unlimited internet, I highly recommend getting the Yoodo Unlimited 35. Yoodo Unlimited 35 is the cheapest unlimited internet with no FUP limit. Hotlink Prepaid Unlimited 35 is not suitable because it has 50GB FUP (fair usage policy), which essentially is only a 50GB plan with a speed cap. And the Celcom XPAX unlimited has no free calls at all.
Best Prepaid Plan Under RM30
TuneTalk Hi-Value 25
If you want the cheapest prepaid plan in Malaysia, look no further, you should get the TuneTalk Hi-Value 25. It has a total of 25GB high-speed internet quota per month.
Digi Data Khas Belia is another option at only RM20 which is only available for users aged between 12-25 years old. It has only 15GB data but it has unlimited TikTok and IG usage. Still, I don’t recommend it since Digi doesn’t have the best network coverage.
Another competitor is U Mobile GX30, which has unlimited data and a 6Mbps speed limit. However, the GX30 plan is also not recommended because of the poor network coverage of U Mobile and the 6GB hotspot limit.
On the other hand, TuneTalk Hi-Value 25 has no speed limit and you can use the full 25GB data for WiFi hotspot/tethering.
All of the prepaid plans below RM30 have no unlimited calls features. The TT Hi-Value 25 has a slight advantage among these 3 prepaid plans as it has unlimited TuneTalk free calls.
In general, I’m neutral on whether to subscribe to prepaid plans under RM30. Because most of us are going to make some calls each month. And we will incur additional costs from those calls.
To be safe, I’d suggest getting RM35 prepaid plans with unlimited calls.
If you’re certain that you don’t need any call times at all, then I think TuneTalk Hi-Value 25 plan offers the best value for under RM30.
Best Prepaid Plan With Unlimited Hotspot
TuneTalk Hi-Value 35
The thing is, there has never been an unlimited hotspot prepaid plan, at least until today. If you are always using WiFi hotspot, then TuneTalk Hi-Value 35 is the best choice
Hotlink claim that their unlimited prepaid plans have unlimited hotspot. Users only need to pay an extra RM5 to unlock unlimited hotspot.
BUT! Don’t forget that hotlink has a hard limit FUP of only 50GB for all of its unlimited data plans. So, they are not the real deal, they are not unlimited as they claim.
Next, let me show you some simple math why Hotlink Prepaid Unlimited is not worth the money.
From the comparison above, you can clearly see that you are paying RM1 for 1GB of data for both Hotlink and TuneTalk prepaid plans. So, they are both equal in terms of internet quota.
However, TuneTalk Hi-Value 35 has no speed limit while the Hotlink Prepaid Unlimited is limited to only 6Mbps.
If you’re a heavy hotspot user, it is best to get the TuneTalk Hi-Value 35 which gives unlimited free calls to all networks as well. If you use more than 80GB hotspot per month, then you may want to check out Yoodo customized plan.
Best Prepaid Plan With No FUP
Yoodo Unlimited 43
We all hate FUP on unlimited internet mobile plans. Because FUP is just another way that Telco tells you that it is actually a “glorified high quota limited data plan”.
There are a total of three qualified prepaid plans with no FUP: Celcom XPAX Unlimited, U Mobile GX38 and Yoodo Unlimited 43.
Out of the three, Yoodo Unlimited 43 offers the best value with 6Mbps speed, wide network coverage, and 6GB WiFi hotspot.
Celcom XPAX unlimited is capped at 3Mbps. Personally, I think we will need at least 6Mbps for a smooth internet experience in today’s standard. And, it doesn’t come with any free hotspot data. So, I don’t really encourage getting Celcom XPAX.
In fact, U Mobile GX38 is the cheapest unlimited data mobile plan with no FUP limit. It only costs RM35. The speed limit is 6Mbps and the hotspot quota is 12GB, which is quite generous.
However, U Mobile is still suffering from poor network coverage after all the years. If you are living in an area with a good U Mobile signal, then the GX38 is a sweet deal.
In short, I prefer Yoodo Unlimited 43 over U Mobile GX38 because of its better network coverage, despite it being slightly more expensive.
Malaysians are lucky to have a competitive and vibrant mobile network ecosystem. We have the choice of more than 10 mobile service providers available on the market (including redONE, XOX, Yes and Unifi Mobile).
Personally, I am a bit disappointed to see Digi no longer offering any competitive prepaid plan packages in 2021.
Remember that there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to mobile plan choice. Everyone has different needs and consumption habits. Take the time to explore all the available prepaid plans, and you will surely find one plan that suits your requirements.
Just to ask, I haven’t switched my plan in the last 8 years and I’m totally out of touch with the topic of telco plans. Would the author (Kai) still recommend TT Hi-35? And is the charges for Hi-35 flat RM35 a month or is there any additional charges and/or separate monthly reload amounts needed?
amazing analysis! Bravo
I think validity is an important aspect to consider for any package, especially the issue of unused data which can be carried forward.
Appreciate this can update by yearly
welk too bad Celcom has fup now 60GB
yoodo and TuneTalk are also great choices too.
i love celcom xpax unlimited cause i can get free iQiyi VIP access for 6 months! now i can watch kdramas all day long
everyone loves unlimited entertainment!! thats why i switch to celcom xpax unlimited too
actually for celcom xpax unlimited it gives 3gb free hotspot for consumers.
yupp i just used the hotspot yesterday, and celcom also offer 5gb uncapped speed data internet which is so useful for students like me. i always use it for my online classes so i can enter the virtual meeting smoothly without any internet connection problem
Thansk for the suggestion
hi there, did you try Jaringan Prihatin yet from Tunetalk? is that okay??
Hi kai, recently I changed my tunetalk plan from value pack to cun value pack, but now my speed for streaming totally slow as Tunetalk make speed cap for streaming netflix and youtube only 1 mbps for CUN value pack, im really regret for changing the old plan to cun value pack, can u suggest me other prepaid plan that best for streaming and also cheap like the old value pack plan?
I am using celcom, can i apply using this simcard for prepaid and change to postpaid? Postpaid i think more worth
I believe you can…Just check out the information on respective official website
i think can, just the account info there will change and you will receive the monthly statement, now many telco offer good package
owh okok, i just browse through the celcom web, the rebat is rm360, i plan to buy with it since is worth
You can try it out if you think is worth and need hurry, because until end of this month only
Applicable for this year?
Some are applicable, some are not.
Hi bro, could you compare the tonewow plans? I found it quiet competitive.. with rm30 we get 750mins call to all networks and 8gb data (5gb hi-speed).. with rm50 we get unlimited calls and 89gb data (10gb hi-speed)! All the data can be used for hotspot.
nak tanya. i ada idea nak beli 4G LTE modem router yg boleh guna sim card. sim card yg terbaik? speed yg paling laju dan takde data quota…
Hi.. mbps is megabit not megabyte.
Megabyte is MBps.
Hi Bro do you know how many Mbps for TuneTalk’s high speed Internet?
The max speed depends on many factors: users density around your area, signal strength etc.
My personal experience is about 40-60 Mbps when its good. When its bad, its only about 5-8 Mbps.
I just changed to Maxis Hotlink Prepaid RM 45 Unlimited data at 6 Mbps, unlimited calls to local network, add another RM 5 for unlimited hotspot. I really think this is the best package at the moment. RM 50 for everything unlimited 🙂
Totally agreed, it is certainly best for most people at the moment…And 6Mbps is good enough for many gaming and HD Youtube…
Will update my post in the future.
As an active user of Hotlink RM35 package (prepaid) based in Ipoh, I’m truly frustrated with the line service recently. I can’t even send or receive simply a Wechat or WhatsApp message for the whole day while I’m outdoor. I was a Maxis user before MCO but since I cannot finish the data subscribed under MaxisOne 128 plan, I switched to Hotlink, thought the line would be fine as it’s under Maxis. Well, I found that I’m wrong – at least in Ipoh, it’s suck.
you can try out Celcom perhaps?
what will be the cheapest prepaid mobile internet? just need the internet access when the kids are outside the wifi coverage.
Hi Yen, depends on your data consumption, whether high or low?
If you wanna be carefree, just go for hotlink or celcom unlimited. You get unlimited calls too.
I have a complete comparison list of local mobile plan , click here to check it out.
You can sort by price, prepaid, postpaid, and data size
Many plans by various telcos have no support or limited support for wifi modem and hotspot/tethering. You should include that factor in your review. Thank you.
Noted on your point.
Actually, most of the telco’s plans mobile data can be fully used for hotspot/tethering. Except for plans with “unlimited” data will have limited/separated hotspot data limit.
once we know the apps that can bypass the ‘limited hotspot data limit’, we can get full use by extend it to our pc & family.. should we mention the apps..?
so we only need to choose the speedy, stable & widest coverage telco.. then 10 or 20 RM differ would not be an issue..
I bet RM10 – 20 difference make a lot of difference for the mass market. That’s the reason our telco carefully crafted their plan pricing to stand out from each other.
I do aware that there is method to bypass limit. But its out of my topic. There’s downside too and might not be working forever.
With TuneTalk Vibe 30 already discontinued and Ookyo dropping dead next month, this article is getting outdated real fast. Hope to see an updated article soon. If there is an upcoming review for prepaid plans in 2020, I hope telcos like Unifi mobile (BEBAS), OneXOX and Yoodo will be included into the comparison along with other major telcos.
I’m hoping that the updated review will be ready soon, so I know which plans will suit my data-heavy needs the best.
Hi Nathaniel Lee,
I have updated my post. Check it out and comments.
Both Unifi mobile Bebas and oneXoX are not worth it, I didnt include it in my comparison table because there’s simply too much information to cramp into one place… So, have to sacrifice some .
What would you say is the best Sim for data allowance? I was hoping to get at least 20gb for my P30 Pro as I will be in Malaysia for a month traveling.
Data is most important for me but I could also do with 100-300 mins talk time, txts are not that important to me.
I noticed the review is a year old now, has anything changed (Any better deals?)
Many thanks for your time and support.
Good day Hugh,
Tourist or traveller SIM is different. None of the packages above are applicable for tourist.
I will recommend:
1. Best Value – Digi 4G Plus Traveller Package – https://www.digi.com.my/shop/prepaid-plans/travel-sim-card
2. Good Value & Good Coverage – TuneTalk Traveller Power Pack – https://www.tunetalk.com/my/en/coolplan/traveller/get-sim
If you are going to be only in town area, go for Digi. If you’re going to visit city outskirt or rural area, it’s better to get TuneTalk power pack.
I WILL NEVER BUY DIGI AGAIN. Twice Digi SIM cards have suddenly failed with loads of credit locked inside. Went in to Digi Service Centre and they said they could do nothing because I could not produce my original old passport! They would not accept copy or my new passport. All details the same except PP number change. What! So I had to manually recover all my contacts, change my business card and website contact, call or visit my banks, business and personal contacts to give them my new SIM number. Of course Digi never refunded the credit in the failed cards. Bad technology, poor coverage, brain dead customer services, no credit refund. This company deserves to be struck off.
Ookyo is no more in months time..time to update your article
yea, i am aware too. time to work. thanks for notifying
Hi, what’s your thought on Umobile’s GX 30 plan ?
Hello Kai, I’m currently using iMobile postpaid.i would like to switch to tune talk yearly plan rm200/year. However, the number is currently registered under my sister’s name. I would like to switch the number as well. What is the best way to do?
For Yoodo calls, it is now RM12 for 2,000 minutes.
My streamyx line is terrible! Can you suggest for a prepaid stand alone for internet only?
I am still using the old style mobile phone (no android).
Thank you ~Lela
Ported to ookyo. RM 37. 80 (GST for RM 30,and RM 6 add on) with 8gb (promo) and unlimited calls.
First off, thanks for all your hardwork in helping us netizens summarize information for these mobile plans. Going through their individual websites (esp Digi) is a massive headache and sore to the eyes. Anyways, I’ve been a Maxis postpaid user for more than a decade now (currently on Maxis 128) and been thinking of changing to a prepaid as sometimes I’m paying the 128 even though I’m not in the country.
I’m getting 40GB with unlimited calls & SMS for RM 128++. Also tried converting to Yoodo cos of the strong data customisation but the app crashes on my phone despite all my efforts to use it (even reset phone to factory settings!). Can you recommend any prepaid plans that I can go for? Thanks heaps
Since you won’t be in the country. I assume you are not going to use much call time. Why not get the TuneTalk yearly plan RM200 for 360 days validity. It works out for around RM17 per month only. And you get 10GB data each month, so you may use utilize the data whenever you’re back to town and still keep your number alive.
Thanks a lot man for your help
got money enjoy la.. if not.. main point here is money..
Hi Kai, thanks for the article, it’s really helpful and informative. My monthly budget now is MYR 50 and I would like to switch to another telco, and I wonder if, TuneTalk #SureOne should be the one for me now? I consider me as a heavy data user, I do gaming and also call people. Can you help me with this, please? Much appreciated.
This #sureone package looks like a no-brainer great deal. I think its definitely worth to get it.
I kinda hate how the prepaid scenes turn out nowadays.
Both Ookyo and Tunetalk Vibe 30 which I highly endorse also made a U-turn on their service.
Vibe 30 no longer available and ookyo no longer has unlimited call & SMS. Time to scrap these two plans.
It makes me wonder whether they read this review and realize they offer too much value for users and retract them. ZZZzzzzz
Thanks for the informative reviews. Yoodo is not reliable as i could not access its data server despite still having 2GB balance. This is quite frequent and hence, opting me to search for an alternative. Also, Yoodo does not allow SMS to nos. 66300, etc.
Btw, i could not subscribe to OOKYO Prepaid 30 as it indicated not available in Malaysia. Please do advise on this. I am staying in Kuala Lumpur.
Sorry to hear your experience with Yoodo. Have you contacted their support?
Ookyo doesn’t support iPhone. Maybe the problem is because you’re using an iPhone? and Ookyo has its own set of shortcoming too.
Perhaps you should skip the MVNO and go to the usual trio which are Hotlink, Celcom-Xpax, or Digi.
You can use my summary table to evaluate yourself based on your needs and budget.
Or you need to give me more info in order for me to assist you. Your data, call time requirement and budget?
Hi Kai, do u happen to know that Ookyo has discontinued the unlimited calls and sms plan for RM8? I am using it now currently but wondering what is the next alternative for unlimited calls. https://www.soyacincau.com/2019/04/09/ookyo-no-longer-offers-unlimited-voice-calls-and-sms/
Yes, I am aware of it. Will try to follow up with ookyo see what are they going to offer next.
Hi, I am planning to buy Pre Paid card, My I know what is the best plan for kids of 10 years old.
You should get XOX as the validity is 28 months. Upon buying a xox number plus topup RM60 is RM70 where you can get 333 minutes validity following your prepaid card validity. If you want data topup RM50 and buy season pass 10 GB. Every month subscribe from season pass min 500Mb from season pass so your season pass will last 20 months provided you do not use more than 500Mb monthly. If you subscribe 1Gb monthly then your 10Gb can only last for 10 months. Every time you topup your validity extends RM1 equals 1 day ie above you topup RM110 thus your expiry will extend by 110 days from 28 months. Good for low user and people working overseas ythat only use their mobile when they return to malaysia.
Thank you Kai, definitively the best prepaid plan review in Malaysia at the moment
Thanks for the visit and nice comment.
Thanks for info. How bout next, you make the data + phone package. Which one is very ‘berbaloi’ for money. Really appreciate it. Thanks man
Alright, definitely will put that in my “to-write” list
I think the Tune Talk Vibe 30 is back ON…
It is still available to those old TuneTalk user with TuneTalk buddies prepaid plan. But no longer available for new prepaid users under “TuneTalk value prepaid”
Hi Kai. Does this mean there is no more Vibe plans for new user of TuneTalk?
yes, no more Vibe plan because Vibe is for those who use TuneTalk Buddies Prepaid
Now Tunetalk is only offering “Tune Talk Value Prepaid Pack”. Too bad for late comers.
That is a shame because I’m looking for a well rounded prepaid (with data, free calls to all networks, and reasonable rates) under RM30 and this was perfect.
I don’t think there’s any such service for all the telco now. Unless there’s something i missed out?
Alternatively there’s also Hotlink Flex but it’s RM40/month but comes with unlimited calls/sms and 5GB. It’s a postpaid plan but it’s not exactly cheap when compared to Vibe.
There’s also ONEXOX though it’s doesn’t seem to be in the list. Any particular reason for this?
Like me,a data hungry person, am using hotlink fast plan + yes konfem 4G plan.
Hotlink fast every week get 2GB data sat/sun. RM3 10GB or reward 2GB 1-7am to download big files. Speed 50-70Mbps at my location.
Yes konfem 4G plan unlimited data speed capped at 4Mbps RM30/month, for everyday use.
(Need band 38/40 lte compatible phone to use & manually set APN setting in simcard setting if the APN is empty)
So if I topped up my maxis every week RM5, I will probably have to pay RM50 per month.
Thanks for the suggestion.
It’s good that you found the best plan that works out for your need.
I have had a bad experience before with 4G-only internet plan (Unifi mobile)
Mainly due to I am moving all the time and 4G really isn’t available at all the places right now, internet constantly drop off.
With your combo set up, both plans should complement each other.
Interested to know whether you’re using two phones, or a dual 4G support phone, or one phone + one mobile hotspot?
You’re welcomed bro.
My condolence for your Unifi mobile experience. Unifi mobile to me is pretty expensive.
Better to have backup.
Well, I’m using lenovo zuk z2 plus, so I think it’s dual 4G support phone ? But I can only use one cellular data line at a time. Also, yes konfem 4G prepaid plan cannot be share by mobile hotspot,only your current phone can use the data, except if you have a device that can bypass that lah (using apps or custom rom).
So, if I want to download files more than 1GB and I want it fast, I switch to maxis, else, I switch to my yes 4G. In my experienced using yes konfem 4G, you can still watch youtube in hd (1080p) quality without buffering (4Mbps lol). I haven’t try playing online game yet.
Yes has volte but I never use it (no one calling me,gg), from other’s people saying, the call quality is pretty good.Ofcourse, you need phone that has that features lah.
thanks man.. i appreciate ur time and money to give us a good input. hope u succees in every way u do.
You’re welcome and thanks =)
More awesome content on the way in 2019, so don’t forget to check out my site in future.
Or you can follow me on my twitter for post updates.
If you subscribe to TuneTalk +Vibe 30 for RM28.30, you will not get the free 4GB high-speed internet.
I’m not sure whether it’s due to the price you pay is less than RM30, or the subscription of +Vibe plan is not considered as top up.
I supposed it is only “top-up” will grant you 15days 4GB high-speed internet.
It has nothing to do with the subscription of any TuneTalk plan.
You mentioned “users get as much as 16GB per month for RM28.30”.
Truly sorry for the confusion there.
Because I presume anyone would have to top up RM30 before renewal of the TuneTalk vibe+ subscription each month.
And my full paragraph read as below:
“Besides, monthly top up of RM30 grants users another 4GB high-speed internet which valid for 15 days. Basically, users get as much as 16GB per month for RM28.30 because 15 days validity for the extra data is a very long period compared to other competitors”
Kai, I signed vibe 30 because of your article. Despite being little confusion about the free 4gb data, I’m satisfied with the plan in overall!
Thanks man and keep it up! 😀
May I know When exactly you sign up?
After reading your comment as well as Sylvia’s, I decided to check in detail with TuneTalk customer care. And apparently, they have quietly made changes to their plan. Even worse, Tunetalk vibe+ plan no longer available for new users, only still available for old Tune talk buddies pack user. So disappointed!
I will update my post as soon as possible to see what is the best offer right now.
Ya, can’t get the free 4gb data
Thanks for the research! I’ve applied to switch to Tunetalk based on your recommendation. Can’t wait for my sim card!
You’re most welcome.
Do share us your experience with the TuneTalk package whether it suits your needs. And share with us any extra benefits or shortcomings that I may not aware.
i’m looking for best prepaid for hotspot. does any of the prepaid offer so call unlimited date for hotspot?
I afraid there’s no suitable prepaid plan for unlimited hotspot.
You may check out my postpaid plan review. In my opinion, Yoodo 100Gb package is good.
Gauge your daily/monthly data usage, sometimes you don’t really need the “unlimited” plan. If you need true unlimited speed and hotspot quota, there’s only one plan qualifies. Digi Infinite which costs RM150 per month.
Hi Kai, thank you for the insightful analysis.
Just a heads-up: XPax Youth (Prepaid) offers 50% extra data for eligible customers, so the price per GB is more favourable compared to regular XPax plans. For instance, the 15GB monthly plan is available for RM50, thus the price per GB is at RM3.33/GB.
Do you have any plans to include special offers like above into the comparison?
Also, why does your “prepaid plans under 60” comparison table include 3 plans above RM60?
1. XPax Youth is not included in the list simply because it is not accessible by all users but only anyone age 12-25.
It also makes the comparison more complex if I were to include a special plan.
Anyways, if you’re interested in Xpax Youth 50, you should subscribe to Yoodo RM53 package (20Gb data & 50 minutes call time) which I think is more value for money. Significantly more data and comes with call time to all networks.
2. Plans above RM60 are included to give readers an idea what will it cost if they wish to get a similar package at other Telco at a glance. Example: From the table, you immediately learn that hotlink red is actually RM12 more expensive than Digi SuperTerrer 58.
Stay tuned for more great reviews and tips to come in 2019.
This is really very useful for me. Especially the table.
Appreciate you work on that and share to us generously.
Thanks a lot Kai.
Anyway, can you help to fix the facebook link?
It is fixed now. The facebook link was okay.
but somehow I deleted my facebook page earlier, thinking that no one interested to join.
Just register the FB page again =)
I was actually looking at Tune Talk (“TT”) other plans after looked at the TT Online Plans +VIBE.
I found that there’s a TT 120 Gigabytes (“GB”) Yearly Plan priced at RM200 which gives user 10GB/Month for 12 months (“plan”).
Hence, I think you may want to add this plan in your article to provide another option for people ONLY needs data plan. As the plan does not offer free calls/sms.
So basically the user just need to pay approximately RM 16.67 per month for 10GB of data which is approximately RM1.67 of price per GB.
Meanwhile when you top up RM100 after you sign up, TT will give you 100 days validity + 8GB (for 15 days)
Another top up of RM100 on the 16th day will give you another 100 days validity + 8GB (for 15 days)
Basically you would have 16 GB free data on the first month before subscribe to the plan if you top up in that way.
So you may ask if the data plan are for one year, do we have to top up RM 365 in order to get one year validity or a smarter way which is purchase the one year validity for RM28.
Let me tell you, there’s no need to worry about this yet.
According to the terms and condition, you will get one year validity after subscribing the plan.
“120GB* Yearly Plan – 10GB* allocation per month (30 days) for 12 months from date and time of subscription at the cost of RM200 per year and comes with 1 year airtime validity from date of subscription. (*Limited Time Offer)”.
Source: https://www.tunetalk.com/my/en/coolplan/data/datatata-plan, “Terms and Conditions; 2(e)”
Hence at the moment, by paying only RM200. You can get 8GB (for 15 days) + 8GB (for 15 days) + 10GB (30 days) for 12 months.
A total of 136 GB for only RM 200 which gives approximately RM1.47 of price per Gigabytes and it can last for 390 days.
Last but not least, although this plan are extremely cheap.
Here are the cons, which you have to ensure the place you went and stay have extremely good coverage for Celcom services or at least acceptable before you decided to make this significant decision.
Also the plan are marked with asterisk which means Limited Time Offer. Grab it fast before TT discontinued the plan like they did on +VIBE 200
Be sure to correct me if you found something wrong about my strategy. Cheers =]
If the users only need data and very very little talk time then this is a great plan with “long validity”. In fact, I had planned to write an article on the best long validity prepaid plan for special usage like iPad, network connected security system, etc.
This post mainly focuses on the best prepaid plans for “most Malaysian users” which means plenty of data, adequate talk time and minimal SMS.(most common user consumption priority: data > call time > sms)
Stay tuned with me and techrakyat.com for updates. I will definitely cover this topic in the future.
Hi Kai & Kelvin , is the plan still valid if i sign by this month ? And 136GB will be valid for 12 month ? Thanks .
want to ask regarding ookyo plan, we already choose the 4 unlimited apps. for examples Telegram. Is it all the activities we do in the app is unlimited? (ie. video call, receiving pictures & videos.)
For case of whatsapp i am quite confident it works that way because i am using it. Not sure about telegram.
Quotes from the official site – https://ookyo.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002718391-Is-Unlimited-Internet-really-unlimited-What-apps-can-I-pick-
“Yes, it’s Unlimited Internet. Really.
As long as you have a valid Unlimited App, all activities inside the app is unlimited. Example:-
Facebook – scrolling timeline & profiles, browsing photos and watching video.
Whatsapp/WeChat – sending and receiving messages, files, voice calls and video calls”
thank you so much for your information. *thumbs up
You’re welcome =)
Useful information. Thank you for sharing
You’re welcome.=) Do check out my other posts too.
you are wrong on your yoodo statement
“However, there is one huge disadvantage of Yoodo. It does not allow data/call time/SMS add-on in middle of the month which can be risky when you over utilized your call time or mobile data. You do not have any means to top up additional call time or mobile data.”
you can add more in the middle of your plan using ‘booster’ ie buy more in the app
Hi Azam, thanks for pointing that out. I have corrected it
It is a genuine mistake of mine that not doing enough study and misrepresented it.
Awesome research and info bro. Brilliant! Keep it up.
Thanks bro. 1st comment ever on my site ! =)
Always wondering if there is anyone really reading my post.
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