Thursday, February 26, 2015

Best Mobile Prepaid Internet 2015, Malaysia

I have been looking for a prepaid internet solution for myself. I have to say there is no best plan for everyone, it all depends on your need.

Here, the summary I compiled based on few criteria:

1. Validity of the line should be maintained with less than RM1 per day.
2. Internet availability for a month with less than RM28
3. Reasonable amount of data quota for light messaging with WhatsApp/ WeChat/ Line, basic surfing on browser and Facebook. Video Streaming (eg. YouTube) and Pinterest (or other application with high usage of data) is NOT allowed. So the data quota I estimated here is not less than 400MB per month.
4. Call & SMS rate is not a concern, because I have another line for calling. But how many people still call and SMS somebody nowadays?

You must be wondering, who the hell are these operators? They are Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs), meaning they do not have their own physical communication tower but they are renting and riding on our main operator's network like Celcom, Maxis and Digi.

TuneTalk and FRiENDi came out as top of my choice. I am more to FRiENDi except I have lower confidence on U Mobile network. Both of them have the cheapest plan but I need to pay TuneTalk RM100 for a validity that is less than RM1 per day and at the same time their internet plan only costs me RM8 per month, so how do I spend the extra balance?

FRiENDi on the other hand, provide 30 days validity with minimum reload of RM3 and I can spend them fully on the data subscription.

Another operator worth mentioning is RedOne. It shouldn't be in this topic because it is actually a postpaid plan. However, it is so cheap that it could par with the prepaid plan, especially attractive on the free calls within RedOne.

There are limited telecommunication shop that sells the starter pack of the MVNOs here except for TuneTalk and UMobile which has became quite common nowadays. Dealers can be found from their respective websites. However, reload is conveniently provided at merchants below.

Remember these Logos people~ Welcome the NEW MVNOs to the market!!!

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