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Old 19-11-2016, 08:27 AM   #4231
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digi @ yong peng

the seller was busy sandpapering trimmed sim cards for singapore customers on iphones



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Old 19-11-2016, 08:38 AM   #4232
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many malaysians on celcom postpaid have been slapped with rm38 charge for wonderoam when their phones connect foreign network even though data roaming was never switched on on their phones. even celcom users who live in jb are not spared. i hope you didnt lose as much as rm38

there are many more dirty tricks malaysian telcos employ to make your money disappear.

one of them is voicemail that is enabled by default by most, if not all telcos. if you use your malaysian number abroad, even briefly to check balance or receive sms, the telco will detect and remember your last location. after you switch off your phone and if you get an incoming call, be it spam or legitimate, it will go into voicemail and you will be charged airtime for incoming roaming call based on last detected country.

imagine a scenario like this. a malaysian on a tour to japan turn on his phone briefly to receive tac. upon his return home, he forgot to switch on his phone. his friends tried to call him frantically but got voicemail. the poor guy gets massive roaming charges for call rates to japan even he is back in malaysia

also, hotlink auto subscribes you to their caller ringtune which costs rm3 per month. so beware!

So the best option will be Buy, Use and Throw (keep until it expire).
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Old 19-11-2016, 10:05 AM   #4233
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To cut a long story short, I noticed a deduction on a card and was told it's for data roaming, though the option has never been put on in any of my phones. Their proof is that I was hooked on their roaming partner's network.

I recall that when I once set the network for a U Mobile card to Singtel/M1 instead of Starhub, I received a message saying that I'll not be able to use data roaming if I'm not on their partner's network.

Now I'm thinking of changing all my cards to networks other than their partners'. Do you think this is feasible?

Anyone knows?
I encountered this with hotlink.

Messaged them and amount was refunded after some dispute.
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Old 19-11-2016, 12:47 PM   #4234
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Hi all, any way to get a data sim card before going into Malaysia? I am going to Genting for a few days and I heard the only sim card available at Yong Peng is Digi? And that Digi reception not that good in Genting, is that true....
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Old 19-11-2016, 02:54 PM   #4235
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Hi all, any way to get a data sim card before going into Malaysia? I am going to Genting for a few days and I heard the only sim card available at Yong Peng is Digi? And that Digi reception not that good in Genting, is that true....
on the contrary, someone reported digi has good 4g coverage at genting.

yong peng is the most convenient place to get a sim card if your bus does stop there. if you need nano, the seller would trim and even sandpaper it for you for a perfect fit!

every new card gives you 1.3gb free data upon activation. 300mb from welcome gift, 1gb after you make the first app login.
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Old 20-11-2016, 12:20 AM   #4236
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.... i hope you didnt lose as much as rm38

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also, hotlink auto subscribes you to their caller ringtune which costs rm3 per month. so beware!
I lost RM50 to Celcom from that recent incident. I hate reading stupid excuses, so I decided not to bother going after them about it when they got back to me after I filed a case with their CSO. Consider it my bad luck with this telco. It's my 2nd case with them already, as my old XPAX24 had charges about me subscribing to stuff I never did, until I went to kopi with their Melaka office, twice.

I've encountered Hotlink CRT before, but that's on my tablet plan last year. Obviously stupid since this plan rightfully cannot call/SMS, what CRT would I need. They're nice and got back to me explaining how it happened (I forgot already), and made a refund.

It's for these funny charges we get, that made me want to keep the lines on while back in SG, coz I won't know if mysterious charges happen while the lines are off.
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Old 20-11-2016, 10:45 AM   #4237
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Hi all, any way to get a data sim card before going into Malaysia? I am going to Genting for a few days and I heard the only sim card available at Yong Peng is Digi? And that Digi reception not that good in Genting, is that true....
I've also been reading that DiGi has improved a lot on their 4G coverage too, and someone having good connection from it in Genting. Worth a try, I'd say, and by the way, the telco dealers there (I think there are still 2 around) are DiGi's.

Unless you need to surf from CIQ to Yong Peng (about an hour's coach ride), Yong Peng (that's the Happy Garden rest stop) is a good place to stop by. (Oh yes, I just spotted a DiGi dealer booth in Woodland's side of JB CIQ the other day, but not sure how the charges are like.)

If you really need a SIM card, OneXOX (riding on Celcom network) has a dealer here in our Travel Bazaar whom you can approach. Quite a number of us have got a card from him too.

But personally for Genting, I'd go for DiGi instead of Celcom.
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Old 20-11-2016, 10:49 AM   #4238
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So the best option will be Buy, Use and Throw (keep until it expire).
Or keep the credit balance really low; use SLL to reactivate the card instead of topping up.
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Old 20-11-2016, 02:54 PM   #4239
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I lost RM50 to Celcom from that recent incident. I hate reading stupid excuses, so I decided not to bother going after them about it when they got back to me after I filed a case with their CSO. Consider it my bad luck with this telco. It's my 2nd case with them already, as my old XPAX24 had charges about me subscribing to stuff I never did, until I went to kopi with their Melaka office, twice.

I've encountered Hotlink CRT before, but that's on my tablet plan last year. Obviously stupid since this plan rightfully cannot call/SMS, what CRT would I need. They're nice and got back to me explaining how it happened (I forgot already), and made a refund.

It's for these funny charges we get, that made me want to keep the lines on while back in SG, coz I won't know if mysterious charges happen while the lines are off.

I experienced auto deduction on my prepaid card in digi. I've applied SLL with them and they did this to me.
For me is not really that much. Roughly 1 to Rm 2.

I just bought xox which you mentioned from dealer here. So far so good. Better don't top up too much. Later value gone.
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Old 20-11-2016, 08:45 PM   #4240
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many malaysians on celcom postpaid have been slapped with rm38 charge for wonderoam when their phones connect foreign network even though data roaming was never switched on on their phones. even celcom users who live in jb are not spared. i hope you didnt lose as much as rm38

there are many more dirty tricks malaysian telcos employ to make your money disappear.

one of them is voicemail that is enabled by default by most, if not all telcos. if you use your malaysian number abroad, even briefly to check balance or receive sms, the telco will detect and remember your last location. after you switch off your phone and if you get an incoming call, be it spam or legitimate, it will go into voicemail and you will be charged airtime for incoming roaming call based on last detected country.

imagine a scenario like this. a malaysian on a tour to japan turn on his phone briefly to receive tac. upon his return home, he forgot to switch on his phone. his friends tried to call him frantically but got voicemail. the poor guy gets massive roaming charges for call rates to japan even he is back in malaysia

also, hotlink auto subscribes you to their caller ringtune which costs rm3 per month. so beware!
Very true for voicemail. Disable voicemail the moment you start using your prepaid sim. Weird overseas no. left voicemail and the next moment, your card balance all kenna makan
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Old 21-11-2016, 10:13 PM   #4241
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where can I buy prepaid card at city sq area ?
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Old 21-11-2016, 11:55 PM   #4242
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where can I buy prepaid card at city sq area ?
Get from the Indian shop near/opp 7-11 at Jb Sentral after you've passed customs. Digi Best @ RM10 only.
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Old 22-11-2016, 12:06 AM   #4243
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Anyone knows where to get e Hotlink topup cards/code @ Holiday Plaza/KSL.

Keen on those RM5 ones, as oni need RM3 for 1Gbyte per day for Hotlink
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Old 22-11-2016, 12:18 AM   #4244
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Anyone knows where to get e Hotlink topup cards/code @ Holiday Plaza/KSL.

Keen on those RM5 ones, as oni need RM3 for 1Gbyte per day for Hotlink
KSL same floor as Tesco Supermarket (LG) there's a Hotlink dealer shop. If they're out of RM5 reload voucher, top floor booth facing escalator nearest Taiwanese finger-food shop (fried chicken cutlet, etc) has e-reload (machine printout) vouchers.

Holiday Plaza basement of end nearest KSL, quite a few dealers, otherwise just walk further along. Have seen top-up cards being sold, but not sure if they've RM5 ones.
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Old 22-11-2016, 06:42 AM   #4245
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Anyone knows where to get e Hotlink topup cards/code @ Holiday Plaza/KSL.

Keen on those RM5 ones, as oni need RM3 for 1Gbyte per day for Hotlink
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