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Old 01-09-2018, 10:18 AM   #6751
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On App version 1.3.15, assume you are on 1.3.16?

Walau like this I better not update
Seems to be working now.
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Old 01-09-2018, 02:04 PM   #6752
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Please refer to the link for more information - DiGi FAQs on the 6% Service Tax

1. How much do customers have to pay for a new Prepaid starter pack after 1 Sept 2018?
From 1 Sept 2018, Digi customers pay the published rate of RM8.00 that is printed on the SIM packs, which is inclusive of 6% Service Tax. At the same time, customers receive a revised preloaded credit of RM5.00.


2. Before 1 Sept 2018, I enjoyed 0% GST rebate upon reload. Will I get rebates if I reload after 1 Sept 2018?
When you activate your reload after 1 Sept 2018, the airtime value received will be after the 6% Service Tax has been deducted upon successful reload. Example, for a RM10 reload, you would receive RM9.43 airtime with RM0.57 deducted for Service Tax.
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Old 01-09-2018, 03:06 PM   #6753
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Please refer to the link for more information - DiGi FAQs on the 6% Service Tax

1. How much do customers have to pay for a new Prepaid starter pack after 1 Sept 2018?
From 1 Sept 2018, Digi customers pay the published rate of RM8.00 that is printed on the SIM packs, which is inclusive of 6% Service Tax. At the same time, customers receive a revised preloaded credit of RM5.00.


2. Before 1 Sept 2018, I enjoyed 0% GST rebate upon reload. Will I get rebates if I reload after 1 Sept 2018?
When you activate your reload after 1 Sept 2018, the airtime value received will be after the 6% Service Tax has been deducted upon successful reload. Example, for a RM10 reload, you would receive RM9.43 airtime with RM0.57 deducted for Service Tax.
AFAIK,

SST (Sales & Service Tax) is applicable to (all) M'sia telcos from 1st Sep 2018, not just Digi.

Some links that discuss SST on M'sia prepaid:
https://www.soyacincau.com/2018/08/3...ad-get-rm9-43/
https://forum.lowyat.net/topic/4648591/all

To cushion the effect of SST, some M'sia telcos are throwing in certain freebies when you reload/top up your M'sia prepaid.

E.g. Digi gives FREE 100MB data -- only valid for 24hrs -- when you reload RM10 to your Digi prepaid, but you need to dial *888*1# (after you reload) on your Digi prepaid to redeem.

For more info on the Digi FREE data given when you reload/top up your Digi prepaid, see HERE:
https://community.digi.com.my/t5/Pre...net/ta-p/47956

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Old 01-09-2018, 03:39 PM   #6754
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AFAIK,

SST (Sales & Service Tax) is applicable to (all) M'sia telcos from 1st Sep 2018, not just Digi.
I was just sharing what I came across while checking on something else; had no time to go into detail.

This SST is a nationwide thing, it's obvious will be applied to many other organizations. Just a matter of how they put it across.

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Old 03-09-2018, 06:53 AM   #6755
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Sorry, noob qns.

For Digi 75 days inactive period, is it from the credit balance valid till date? E.g. My credit balance is valid till 11 sep 2018. The inactive period will be 12 sep 2018 + 75 days?

So if i extend validity on 24 Nov for 1 day, my inactive period will be 25 nov 2018 + 75 days?

Also can i do the extend validity in SIN? I have just download the Digi app.

When extending validity, do i get any data? Or do i have to buy the rm$1 daily data plan?

Can i buy the rm$1 data plan during the inactive period? If yes, does it means my validity period will also be extended for another 75 days? Or i must extend the credit balance validity before i can buy the rm$1 data plan?

Last qns, i was given digi best. Which is better, digi best or live (i know digi live has 90 days inactive period)?

Tks.

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Old 03-09-2018, 11:10 AM   #6756
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Sorry, noob qns.

For Digi 75 days inactive period, is it from the credit balance valid till date? E.g. My credit balance is valid till 11 sep 2018. The inactive period will be 12 sep 2018 + 75 days?

So if i extend validity on 24 Nov for 1 day, my inactive period will be 25 nov 2018 + 75 days?
Yes, Digi Best prepaid has inactive/passive period of 75days...
If your Digi Best prepaid's validity is till 11th Sep 2018 -- that means your Digi Best prepaid is active till 11th Sep 2018.

After 11th Sep 2018, your Digi Best prepaid will become inactive/passive.

Inactive/passive period will be 11th Sep 2018 + 75days.
In this case -- inactive period will be from 12th Sep 2018 to 25th Nov 2018 (11th Sep 2018 + 75days ==> will be till 25th Nov 2018)

On 25th Nov 2018, if you extend/renew validity by buying RM1 SLL (Super Long Life), your Digi Best prepaid will be active again for 24hrs (1 day) -- till 26th Nov 2018.

After 26th Nov 2018, your Digi Best prepaid will become inactive/passive.

Inactive/passive period will be 26th Nov 2018 + 75days.

Is the above clear enough?

Also -- ANYTIME (during inactive/passive period) if you reload/top up -- your Digi prepaid will become active.
Each RM1 you reload gives you 1 day active for the Digi prepaid.

If you do a single reload of RM5, you get 5 days active period for your Digi prepaid.
If you do a single reload of RM10, you get 10 days active period for your Digi prepaid, etc.

Note: the active period you get on your Digi prepaid for reload -- does not stack.

Also can i do the extend validity in SIN? I have just download the Digi app.

When extending validity, do i get any data? Or do i have to buy the rm$1 daily data plan?

Can i buy the rm$1 data plan during the inactive period? If yes, does it means my validity period will also be extended for another 75 days? Or i must extend the credit balance validity before i can buy the rm$1 data plan?
Yes, you can extend/renew validity on the Digi prepaid by buying the RM1 SLL when in Singapore

You can buy the RM1 SLL either by:
(1) Using USSD code.
(2) Using the Digi app.

Refer to a post I wrote (some time ago in this thread) about paying RM1 to extend validity on Digi prepaid via USSD code HERE:
https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/1...-post4699.html

The service to deduct money from Digi prepaid card balance -- in order to PAY & BUY active/validity period is called SLL (Super Long Life).

Refer to a post I wrote (some time ago in this thread) about Digi prepaid SLL (Super Long Life) HERE:
https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/1...-post4701.html

Extend validity by buying RM1 SLL is just paying RM1 to buy 1 day active period for the Digi prepaid -- you're not buying any data.

AFAIK, (As far as I know),
From 2017 onwards, newly bought Digi prepaid SIM cards all comes with FREE basic Internet.

That means, if your Digi BEST prepaid comes with FREE basic Internet, you have FREE Internet access (at slow 64kbps speed up to 500MB/mth) -- without the need to buy any data plan.

If 64kbps is too slow for you, you can always buy any Digi prepaid data plan.
You'll have 4G/LTE full speed Internet after you buy (any) data plan on your Digi prepaid.

You can buy data plan for your Digi prepaid either via USSD code (*116#) or via the Digi app.

(Internet speed on the Digi prepaid will revert back to slow 64kbps once the prepaid data plan you bought expired or you used up the mobile data quota in the data plan.)

Note: You can only access Internet when your Digi Prepaid is active !!

Even if you buy data plan during inactive/passive period -- you cannot use the data plan (or use the FREE basic Internet) to access Internet on the Digi prepaid.

You can only access Internet on the Digi prepaid once it is active.

Which is better, digi best or live (i know digi live has 90 days inactive period)?
Both Digi BEST & Digi Live prepaid has respective pros & cons.
Which is "better" depends on your usage requirements.

(Since this post is getting long & tedious, I'll refrain from discussing the differences between Digi BEST & Digi Live prepaid here.)

It's best (pun intended) you go find out the differences between Digi Best & Digi Live prepaid -- and decide for yourself which one suits your usage better

Digi BEST prepaid no longer seems to be listed on the Digi prepaid Web site:
https://new.digi.com.my/prepaid

So not sure whether Digi BEST prepaid is still being sold or not.

Back to the issue of buying RM1 SLL on the Digi Best prepaid...

Personally, if I need to buy RM1 SLL -- my habit is to try & buy it on the inactive period 74th day -- instead of on 75th day.

Why?
If I'm busy & forget to buy RM1 SLL on inactive period 74th day -- I can still buy the RM1 SLL on (next day) 75th day.

If you're busy & forget to buy RM1 SLL on inactive period 75th day -- then you can no longer buy RM1 SLL on (next day) 76th day.

If no reload/top up done or no SLL purchased within 75 days inactive period -- on the 76th day the Digi Best prepaid card will be terminated.

Hope the above helps.
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Old 03-09-2018, 02:59 PM   #6757
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Hi boonkang, thank you so much!!!

Btw, i bought my digi best at yong peng 2 days ago. They did not ask if i want digi best or digi live.
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Old 03-09-2018, 03:18 PM   #6758
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Hi boonkang, thank you so much!!!

Btw, i bought my digi best at yong peng 2 days ago. They did not ask if i want digi best or digi live.
Ah, so it's the Yong Peng rest stop that I came across the Digi Best cards, after they "disappeared" from the Digi website.

Most of us with Digi Prepaid cards from the "old days" are mostly holding the Best version.
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Old 03-09-2018, 05:37 PM   #6759
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I think for weekend trip

Rm1 to extend and 1day 300mb
Seems to be the best deal. Digi
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Old 04-09-2018, 01:41 PM   #6760
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I think for weekend trip

Rm1 to extend and 1day 300mb
Seems to be the best deal. Digi
I using xox. Buy sim validity for one year at rm25. Oneday 1gb for rm3. Network okay for jb use as it is celcom network. Call service staff also quite fast get thru. Only issue is top up only via official online or 7-11.

https://xox.com.my/plans/onexox/

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Old 04-09-2018, 01:51 PM   #6761
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Just realized these couple of days that the OneXOX app has gone bonkers.

Despite it having been updated, I keep on getting the pop-up box to update the app. Cannot access, otherwise.

IF this app is gone for good, or bad... I know only their USSD codes are FOC while roaming. SMS, though to their 5-digit number/s are chargeable, I think RM2.50 each.

I hardly ever touched their USSD codes since I started using the app. Every now and then, got charged for "roaming SMS" that I've no clue nor record of. Their website's (selfcare) statement is hopeless with data that's non-existent when you need to see the (?) charges.

Is anyone here still actively using your OneXOX card with USSD codes? Care to share some of the more frequent ones you use?
I only on my xox sim in jb. Then type *150# to get to menu. To top up, buy data or transfer funds.
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Old 04-09-2018, 08:29 PM   #6762
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I using xox. Buy sim validity for one year at rm25. Oneday 1gb for rm3. Network okay for jb use as it is celcom network. Call service staff also quite fast get thru. Only issue is top up only via official online or 7-11.

https://xox.com.my/plans/onexox/
Can top up at popular book store also in case you want to know
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Old 04-09-2018, 10:14 PM   #6763
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Apparently top up cards have been excluded from SST. Malaysians being advised not to buy top up cards during this period. Top up 10 ringgit, will see 10 ringgit.
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Old 05-09-2018, 11:49 AM   #6764
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Prepaid top-ups tax-exempt, so telcos must give users full value
Wednesday, 5 Sep 2018

PETALING JAYA: The Finance Ministry has called on telecommunication companies to abide by its rule that all prepaid mobile phone reloads are exempted from the Sales and Service Tax (SST).

It said through this exemption, prepaid mobile phone customers should get their full value credit when topping up as it would no longer be taxed.

"All telecommunication companies have to take immediate action to comply with the tax-exemption notice," the Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday (Sept 5).

It said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng had already notified telecommunication companies supplying prepaid mobile phone services to Malaysians of the exemption, but it was issuing the notice to ensure the directive was complied with.


Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nati...DwiiTDwbYOu.99
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Old 07-09-2018, 10:55 AM   #6765
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Hi guys,

Can anyone recommend a suitable prepaid plan for me?
I go to KL mostly once every 1-2 months normally over weekends
Will be using it mainly for data when back in KL, occasional calling as well. But would prefer something with long validity so don't have to top up every month.

any suggestions guys? much appreciated!!

also, I am currently using a sub-line currently from my parents from maxis (which is why very expensive to maintain monthly fees- paying for nothing) - just wondering how to port out if were to change to a prepaid with another telco? Need any letter of authorization from my mother prior to getting the prepaid?
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