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Old 10-12-2017, 09:56 PM   #6016
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i used to have a malaysia prepaid number, but found it too much of a hassle to keep it active, tried both Digi and Hotlink. it seems that no matter now u slice it, it's RM1 a day to keep it active and ended up topping up just to keep it alive and end up with almost RM100 in the account

this time round, trying out with an astronaut m1 prepaid line aka "tai4 kong1 xian4"
you should keep the line passive instead active unless you stay in malaysia for long term.

passive is good for you. it freezes the credit balance, and it is usually very long, i.e. 75-90 days on digi.
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Old 11-12-2017, 07:32 AM   #6017
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i used to have a malaysia prepaid number, but found it too much of a hassle to keep it active, tried both Digi and Hotlink. it seems that no matter now u slice it, it's RM1 a day to keep it active and ended up topping up just to keep it alive and end up with almost RM100 in the account

this time round, trying out with an astronaut m1 prepaid line aka "tai4 kong1 xian4"
An $18 top up on MCard can extend the validity by 6 months, but take a look at the data pack prices and decide for yourself if it's worth paying that much for the amount of data that you'll need each time you go over the causeway.
This is presuming you don't use the card while on home ground.

you should keep the line passive instead active unless you stay in malaysia for long term.

passive is good for you. it freezes the credit balance, and it is usually very long, i.e. 75-90 days on digi.
Yup, keeping the card passive is the way to go, reactivate it only when you're going over or when it's close to the end of the grace period.

Only thing is that you'll have to watch the grace period closely, otherwise your RM100 will be gone if the card is terminated.
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:18 AM   #6018
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Oh, so it's +60378... then. Lol
Thank you! Finally i can call out. Yeah!
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Old 11-12-2017, 10:26 AM   #6019
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Does anyone have a prepaid card that has a balance of at least RM5? Iíd like to use it so i can make a booking under uber/grab when i reach KL at 3am. Thanks!
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Old 11-12-2017, 10:39 AM   #6020
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terminate and lost all the value in the card was the correct guess...

i'm no longer doing postpaid plans... switched over to prepaid,

2GB + free incoming calls for SGD14 every 30days, free caller id, free data roaming to the 3 places i bounce around, SG-KL/JB-HK

plenty enough data for work emails and all the telegram/signal use.

An $18 top up on MCard can extend the validity by 6 months, but take a look at the data pack prices and decide for yourself if it's worth paying that much for the amount of data that you'll need each time you go over the causeway.
This is presuming you don't use the card while on home ground.


Yup, keeping the card passive is the way to go, reactivate it only when you're going over or when it's close to the end of the grace period.

Only thing is that you'll have to watch the grace period closely, otherwise your RM100 will be gone if the card is terminated.
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Old 12-12-2017, 11:13 AM   #6021
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Which one has the longest expiry date? Maxis vs U vs Digi?
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Onexox Bro. 28 months validity. Unused data/minute/credit can be carried forward, kept and used within sim expiry which is again, 28 months.

No need to keep line passive. Most telco eg Digital Umobile Maxis Celcom has grace active period from the date of expiry (eg 60days). Past that date, the sim is terminated & number is recycled to other user. Hence you won't be able to use it. Hence another card, again.
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Old 12-12-2017, 11:25 AM   #6022
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Onexox Bro. 28 months validity. Unused data/minute/credit can be carried forward, kept and used within sim expiry which is again, 28 months.

No need to keep line passive. Most telco eg Digital Umobile Maxis Celcom has grace active period from the date of expiry (eg 60days). Past that date, the sim is terminated & number is recycled to other user. Hence you won't be able to use it. Hence another card, again.
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Old 13-12-2017, 09:14 AM   #6023
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Which one has the longest expiry date? Maxis vs U vs Digi?
Expiry date depends on the situation you're referring to. If it's the validity of a new SIM pack, you can check the individual ones from their respective website. There are variants like 5 days, 7 days, and a month, from what I've seen before.

Another situation is how much you've topped up. Mostly it's RM1 for 1 day's validity, though with Digi Best, you can reactivate validity using your existing credit balance without having to spend more RM.

If you're referring to grace period (as opposed to "expiry date" which I guess you're actually referring to "validity period"), Maxis has 50 days, U Mobile I don't know the latest coz I stopped using it a long time back after experiencing too many connection but may be 50 or 60 days, Digi Best has 75 days and if it's still not changed then Digi Live 90 days.
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Old 13-12-2017, 09:27 AM   #6024
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Finally used my Tune Talk SIM card once again, after taking advantage of their promo RM10 1-year validity extension and RM1 for 300MB data plan. (Disabling of data pack auto-renewal was easily done with the app.)

Connection was good on the whole.

http://www.tunetalk.com/my/en
With my latest experience last weekend, plus what Tune Talk has offered these days, I've removed my OneXOX (yup, still no reply from them about the mysterious odd-figure MB that disappeared from my Season Pass) and kept it in my SIM card holder.

Tune Talk's promo RM10 for 1-year validity extension is so that I hope they'll extend it. When it comes to day-trips, the RM1 300MB is more than welcome. Digi Best has this too but it looks like a promo pack. But but... Digi Best has free basic internet which comes in very useful though.

Oh, I mentioned the Vibe+ from Tune Talk the other day... Actually good for long-term visitors too, though more for Malaysians residing there on the whole. I read that with these packages, subscribers don't even need to make sure their cards are valid, as a Vibe+ package automatically validates the card/account...

And with the above, I also recall the first time I got a Tune Talk card in Melaka. It's also the first time I could surf all the way out of Melaka town through those ulu roads into the NSHW all the way home, smoothly. It's a great experience that even Hotlink couldn't give me.

FYI, Tune Talk was easily available in Melaka, from dealers in Mahkota Parade and Dataran Pahlawan malls. I believe they're still there.
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Old 13-12-2017, 11:01 AM   #6025
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Tune Talk's promo RM10 for 1-year validity extension is so that I hope they'll extend it. When it comes to day-trips, the RM1 300MB is more than welcome. Digi Best has this too but it looks like a promo pack. But but... Digi Best has free basic internet which comes in very useful though.
every pack from malaysian telcos is a promo pack including tunetalk's rm1 300mb. they can modify or even pull their offerings anytime.

just don't be naive and prepay your data needs 1-2 years in advance.
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Old 14-12-2017, 11:55 AM   #6026
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There is a promo for U card at KSL tesco. U mobile prepaid Sim, RM3 (usual RM8.5), comes with 200MB + little voice call, valid for 7 days. Must be a Tesco club member to get at this price (RM3). Non-member can buy the card at usual price.
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Old 16-12-2017, 06:16 PM   #6027
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There is a promo for U card at KSL tesco. U mobile prepaid Sim, RM3 (usual RM8.5), comes with 200MB + little voice call, valid for 7 days. Must be a Tesco club member to get at this price (RM3). Non-member can buy the card at usual price.
Giant used to have promo for U Mobile too. RM3 for purchases over a certain amount, IIRC.

Problem is their network isn't really reliable...
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Old 17-12-2017, 06:05 PM   #6028
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I still don’t understand. What is the difference btw tune talk datatatata and +vibe for the 1 year plan? I just need one that is active all the time for GPS usage. So that I can know where my car is at all times.. cheapest way to do so? 200RM does not seem expensive if it is just about 17RM per month.
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Old 17-12-2017, 07:59 PM   #6029
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I still donít understand. What is the difference btw tune talk datatatata and +vibe for the 1 year plan? I just need one that is active all the time for GPS usage. So that I can know where my car is at all times.. cheapest way to do so? 200RM does not seem expensive if it is just about 17RM per month.
AFAIK, +VIBE is something they came up with not long ago.

Check their website for verification, but below is what I gathered from looking around previously:

- Can only be bought/subscribed with MY credit cards (as opposed to DataTata deducting from credit balance).
- Don't need to worry about card's validity. Say you subscribe to a yearly package, your line will automatically be active for that period.
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Old 18-12-2017, 12:14 PM   #6030
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I thought TRON is the best for long validity and low usage use?

If I not wrong, can topup even rm5 to renew another year.

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