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Old 13-11-2017, 05:29 PM   #5926
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Just sharing! I went to city square a few times non of the shops want to entertain me for prepaid card. Always tell me system down cant register. So i went to enquire a few kiosks outside cs and all quote me rm20. I have never managed to find the rm10 cards that this forum keep mentioning. Either information is wrong or i go incorrect kisoks.
Welcome to Malaysia.... Truely Asia.

Anyway the starter pack is $15 for hotlink. I got it directly from the maxis store. Don't think they will cheat.... Right? LoL.

City square shops always sell stuff more experensive, especially SIM cards cause they know only tourist will buy it there.

So far no regrets getting my hotlink card. Just makes everything more convenient
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Old 14-11-2017, 06:21 PM   #5927
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Just sharing! I went to city square a few times non of the shops want to entertain me for prepaid card. Always tell me system down cant register. So i went to enquire a few kiosks outside cs and all quote me rm20. I have never managed to find the rm10 cards that this forum keep mentioning. Either information is wrong or i go incorrect kisoks.
System Down? Must be the Hotlink (Maxis) Store. Their registration system down for almost 2 years liao..
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Old 15-11-2017, 11:31 AM   #5928
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Can I use the sim while in Singapore?
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Old 15-11-2017, 11:17 PM   #5929
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which sim can pay to extend the expiry date?
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Old 15-11-2017, 11:55 PM   #5930
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No idea about Sentosa.

I was in Genting.

Outdoor, indoor, hotel lobby, hotel room (First World and Resort Hotel) = 4G 95% of the time with damn good LTE speed.

Inside the casinos = Switching between 4G and H+ all the time depending on which spots you are inside the casinos.

During my journey along NS Highway between Singapore and Genting, 4G all the time, all the way!

In summary, CELCOM based XOX card is simply awesome!

Buying from that TS is convenience! He got my xox card registered and mailed it out to me in just 1.5 hours after confirming the deal. I received my xox card on that 3rd business day.

You can pick it up personally from him at Woodland area too!

Hi! I am interested in getting the SIM card for use in Genting. Who do I contact, please?
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Old 16-11-2017, 07:01 AM   #5931
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Can I use the sim while in Singapore?
Most of them, yes. Tron, no.

which sim can pay to extend the expiry date?
DiGi Best, Tune Talk, OneXOX, Tron, and a couple of the older ones if you can somehow get your hands on them.

Hi! I am interested in getting the SIM card for use in Genting. Who do I contact, please?
Go to the Travel Bazaar here to contact the OneXOX dealer.
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Old 16-11-2017, 12:25 PM   #5932
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hi guys, some qns for hotlink prepaid:

1) if i'm gg for a weekend trip (sat to mon), & top up an additional RM5 on top of whatever amt comes with the normal prepaid sim, the card will be valid for 1 mth, am i right? i understand it becomes inactive after 5 days, but the card wont expire yet right?

2) if i visit m'sia again one mth later, do i still have to top up before using the card? (assuming the card inside still got $ leftover from prev trip)

3) for those RM3/day bundle, is it everytime i enter i'll have to purchase the bundle? if not they'll deduct the $ inside the card on a pay per use basis? <-- understand that this would suck all the $ inside dry if you dont purchase the bundle, as this was my prev experience with m'sia prepaid lol

thanks in advance for all help & advice!!
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Old 17-11-2017, 01:44 AM   #5933
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hi guys, some qns for hotlink prepaid:

1) if i'm gg for a weekend trip (sat to mon), & top up an additional RM5 on top of whatever amt comes with the normal prepaid sim, the card will be valid for 1 mth, am i right? i understand it becomes inactive after 5 days, but the card wont expire yet right?

2) if i visit m'sia again one mth later, do i still have to top up before using the card? (assuming the card inside still got $ leftover from prev trip)

3) for those RM3/day bundle, is it everytime i enter i'll have to purchase the bundle? if not they'll deduct the $ inside the card on a pay per use basis? <-- understand that this would suck all the $ inside dry if you dont purchase the bundle, as this was my prev experience with m'sia prepaid lol

thanks in advance for all help & advice!!
1. Card will be inactive and will only be terminate 50 days after inactive date. You can track the exact expiration date via USSD or the Hotlink Red App.

2. Yes. You will need to top-up to keep your card active. Your card have to be active for you to utilise the value inside or to activate the Free Basic Internet Plan (it is very slow).

3. Afaik, Hotlink no longer offers Pay Per Use. You can surf using the Free Basic Internet Plan but at a very slow speed - so you don't have to worry about it eating your value if you forgotten to buy data plan. Your card have to be active to be connected to the internet.
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Old 17-11-2017, 08:36 AM   #5934
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Good read:

New Prepaid Registration Guidelines starting 2018 - CFM (Communications and Multimedia Consumer Forum of Malaysia)
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Old 17-11-2017, 10:25 AM   #5935
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hi guys, some qns for hotlink prepaid:

1) if i'm gg for a weekend trip (sat to mon), & top up an additional RM5 on top of whatever amt comes with the normal prepaid sim, the card will be valid for 1 mth, am i right? i understand it becomes inactive after 5 days, but the card wont expire yet right?

2) if i visit m'sia again one mth later, do i still have to top up before using the card? (assuming the card inside still got $ leftover from prev trip)

3) for those RM3/day bundle, is it everytime i enter i'll have to purchase the bundle? if not they'll deduct the $ inside the card on a pay per use basis? <-- understand that this would suck all the $ inside dry if you dont purchase the bundle, as this was my prev experience with m'sia prepaid lol

thanks in advance for all help & advice!!
Use Onexox. got bank system where you can keep your data & activate them months after you come back to MY again. data is as low as rm30/5.5gb + (free 5gb for 1st month) & you can choose to draw data from the bank eg 1gb/30days or 2gb/30days.
the remaining data you can keep and use them for another time visiting MY.
How? With 28months validity of course.

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Old 17-11-2017, 01:14 PM   #5936
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1. Card will be inactive and will only be terminate 50 days after inactive date. You can track the exact expiration date via USSD or the Hotlink Red App.

2. Yes. You will need to top-up to keep your card active. Your card have to be active for you to utilise the value inside or to activate the Free Basic Internet Plan (it is very slow).

3. Afaik, Hotlink no longer offers Pay Per Use. You can surf using the Free Basic Internet Plan but at a very slow speed - so you don't have to worry about it eating your value if you forgotten to buy data plan. Your card have to be active to be connected to the internet.
thanks for the detailed info a bit stupid to have to activate by topping up everytime i go in though, even if my card alr got credits inside lol

Use Onexox. got bank system where you can keep your data & activate them months after you come back to MY again. data is as low as rm30/5.5gb + (free 5gb for 1st month) & you can choose to draw data from the bank eg 1gb/30days or 2gb/30days.
the remaining data you can keep and use them for another time visiting MY.
How? With 28months validity of course.

carousell me. find me at travel bazaar @ syedafiff.
noted bro, will purchase from you the next time. unfortunately i was in a rush & alr purchased the hotlink one, when i found out abt onexox, alr too late anyway i visit jb quite frequently, at least 4-5 times a year, so getting a long term prepaid sim would be good for me too
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Old 17-11-2017, 04:46 PM   #5937
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thanks for the detailed info a bit stupid to have to activate by topping up everytime i go in though, even if my card alr got credits inside lol
Below is just FYI for your benefit in case you're not aware...

TLDR (too long don't read, just ignore), OK?

As far as I know (AFAIK),
ALL Malaysia prepaid gives FREE incoming calls by default.

(Typically) When you top up RM5, your Malaysia prepaid card becomes active for 5 days.

You can use mobile data or make outgoing calls & send SMS or receive incoming calls & incoming SMS -- during the active period.

If you don't top up after 5 days, your Malaysia prepaid card is NOT terminated, but becomes inactive (also called passive/grace period) -- inactive means you can't use mobile data or make outgoing calls or send out SMS.

The duration of inactive/passive/grace period varies between different Malaysia telcos' prepaid.

(Your M'sia prepaid will only be truly terminated if you don't do any top up before the inactive/passive/grace period ends.)

When in Malaysia...
DURING the inactive/passive period, your Malaysia prepaid card can still receive incoming calls & receive SMS.

In other words, even during the inactive/passive period of your Malaysia prepaid card, people can still send SMS to you or call you & you can talk for as many hours as you want -- without costing you a single cent.

HOW I WISH all Singapore prepaid gives FREE incoming calls by default.

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Some Malaysia prepaid (e.g. Digi prepaid), gives FREE Internet access by default -- as long as your M'sia prepaid is active -- although the default FREE Internet access is at very slow speed.

So that means as long as my M'sia prepaid is active -- I'm able to send/receive Whatsapp text msgs or check weather forecast -- without having to pay & buy ANY mobile data plan at all.

Of course I can still choose to buy mobile data plan on my M'sia prepaid to get faster speed Internet access (3G or 4G/LTE) -- if I feel that the default FREE Internet access is too slow for certain usage/purpose.

How I WISH Singapore prepaid gives FREE Internet access by default.

In Singapore prepaid:
(1) If you don't buy any mobile data plan OR
(2) Your current prepaid mobile data plan expires & you forget to buy another mobile data plan...

Once got no mobile data plan, all Singapore prepaid Internet access WILL BE INSTANTLY CHARGED at pay-per-use (PPU/PAYU) rates.

TYPICALLY, if no mobile data plan, Singapore prepaid can charge SGD$0.07 per 10KB !!

10KB cost SGD$0.07
1024KB cost SGD$7.168 (YES, 1024KB = 1MB mobile data cost MORE THAN SGD$7 !!)
500MB cost SGD$3584
1GB cost SGD$7340.032 (YES, 1024MB = 1GB mobile data cost MORE THAN SGD$7340 !!)

SO MANY people in Singapore top up $10/$20/$50 to their Singapore prepaid & their prepaid balance is WIPED OUT to ZERO (SGD$0.00) almost immediately due to PPU/PAYU mobile data cost, because they forgot to buy mobile data plan & their phones have apps running in the background constantly using up some mobile data.

The above issue will NEVER occur on Malaysia prepaid with FREE default Internet access.

BTW, did I said before? How I WISH Singapore prepaid gives FREE Internet access by default.

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In Malaysia, you can port from postpaid to prepaid OR vice versa (prepaid to postpaid) without restrictions.

In Singapore, you can only port from prepaid to postpaid but telcos here DON'T provide service to port from postpaid to prepaid.

In other words, once you port your Singapore mobile number from prepaid to postapid, it's ONE WAY ONLY, you'll not be able to port back your mobile number from postpaid to prepaid.

How I WISH in Singapore you can port postpaid to prepaid or vice versa without any restrictions.

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For the latest version of Digi BEST prepaid, each time you spend RM1 on IDD calls, you get FREE 1GB of mobile data valid for the rest of the day.

Everytime I visit Malaysia for day trips (or for a few hours)...

Without having to do any top up...

I only need to deduct RM1 -- from my Digi prepaid balance -- to get my Digi prepaid active for 1day, then I spent another RM1 on IDD to get the FREE 1GB mobile data to use for the rest of the day trip.

TOTAL I spend only RM2 to be able to use 1GB mobile data during the day trip to Malaysia -- without doing any top up -- as long as I have at least RM2 balance in my M'sia Digi prepaid.

RM2 is SGD$0.66.

How I WISH Singapore prepaid gives 1GB of mobile data at cost of only SGD$0.66 (at any day that I need).

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I can go on & on giving more & more points but I think you get the idea.

Having now know the above, which one is more stupid, Malaysia prepaid or Singapore prepaid ??
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Old 18-11-2017, 03:30 AM   #5938
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+VIBE from Tune Talk (MVNO on Celcom)

Frequent and/or high mobile usage prepaid users might want to check out Tune Talk's +VIBE packages.

http://www.tunetalk.com/my/en/coolplan/data/vibe

I still remember the first time I got hold of my first Tune Talk prepaid card from Melaka. Also the first time I managed to surf all the way home from the heart of Melaka right through the ulu roads and into the highway, without interruption.

What's more, their customer service (tried via phone call and also email) is very responsive too.
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Old 18-11-2017, 08:24 AM   #5939
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Frequent and/or high mobile usage prepaid users might want to check out Tune Talk's +VIBE packages.

http://www.tunetalk.com/my/en/coolplan/data/vibe

I still remember the first time I got hold of my first Tune Talk prepaid card from Melaka. Also the first time I managed to surf all the way home from the heart of Melaka right through the ulu roads and into the highway, without interruption.

What's more, their customer service (tried via phone call and also email) is very responsive too.

Thanks for the sharing

+VIBE15 and +VIBE200 looks good for those who go Malaysia frequently.

Just wondering do we still need to buy 1 year validity if plan to get +VIBE200.
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Old 18-11-2017, 08:35 AM   #5940
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Thanks for the sharing

+VIBE15 and +VIBE200 looks good for those who go Malaysia frequently.

Just wondering do we still need to buy 1 year validity if plan to get +VIBE200.

Think I found the answer.

According to their T & C, the given airtime will only valid for 30 days from the date of purchase while DATA package will be 1 year, which mean we can save $10(for 1 year extension) if we plan to get +VIBE200.
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