Thursday, February 26, 2015

Best Mobile Prepaid Internet for Tourist to Malaysia 2015

Having trouble identify which mobile operator to use when you travel to Malaysia?

Here are the 4 recommended companies - Hotlink, Digi, XPAX & TuneTalk.
If you saw my post regarding the best prepaid internet in Malaysia (for locals), you will noticed what I recommended here has a big difference. Reason are the operators listed here are the most common one that you can find it anywhere - airport, bus station, major train station,  mini market, 7-eleven, shopping mall, hypermarket and etc. , giving a peace of mind to tourist. Just look out for the colour and sign for the operators.

For those who stay in Malaysia for less than 10 days, Hotlink and Digi will be better choices. Hotlink network is excellent in almost anywhere while Digi might not perform so well in rural area.

And for those stay more than 10 days, TuneTalk is more worthwhile as it has a cheaper rate and longer validity date.

You must take note on the data usage after finishing the quota. At the point of my writing, Hotlink and Digi provide unlimited data usage after your daily or weekly quota finished. Unlimited here means you will NOT get extra charges after your quota finished. Hotlink cut down the browsing speed which you barely can surf anything while Digi allowed you to surf at 3G speed using Opera Mini after data exhausted. However,  XPAX and TuneTalk will charge with Pay-As-You-Surf rate, which is very very high.

Remember the daily or weekly pass will always terminate/renew at 12am (on last day for weekly pass). So be cautious if you use it after 12am if it is not renewed.

I never find those Traveller Sim Package worth the price unless you just want to have peace of mind, put in the SIM card then start surfing, without worrying price or anything.

Just 3 Simple Steps to use a normal SIM card:
1. Buy a SIM card starter pack
2. Buy the reload voucher from the same shop and reload with the amount you going to use. (If you worry about extra charges by mistake, reload with small amount first (Reload voucher comes in RM3~RM30)
3. Subscribe to the internet pass by key in the code.

Some sample below:

Subscribe Hotlink Internet Pass:
then follow the on screen instruction... 

Subscribe Digi Internet Pass :

Click HERE for more internet passes codes for Digi

Recognized their Logos~

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