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Old 10-09-2018, 04:50 PM   #6766
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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.



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.



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 11-09-2018, 09:21 PM   #6767
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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
Just FYI, SST waiver is only for Msian citizens. Non-Msian still need to deduct SST from the top-up amount.

Means it might be good, if you have a Msian friend, to register the prepaid card under his/her name instead.
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Old 13-09-2018, 02:17 PM   #6768
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Glad to know that. Thanks!
Top-up cards? I've not come across anyone selling above the actual value, for top-up...

Just remember to check the expiry date before you leave the shop.
Reload with Digi Kiosk inside KSL Digi shop (basement). just follow on-screen instruction...pretty easy.
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Old 13-09-2018, 02:56 PM   #6769
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Reload with Digi Kiosk inside KSL Digi shop (basement). just follow on-screen instruction...pretty easy.
Good info, another way to reload.

I sometimes do it at home using credit card on ePay, but lately just go into the Digi app using the same credit card. That is, if one wants to use credit card at home.
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Old 13-09-2018, 03:37 PM   #6770
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Good info, another way to reload.

I sometimes do it at home using credit card on ePay, but lately just go into the Digi app using the same credit card. That is, if one wants to use credit card at home.
Nice ! another option if balance is low and not much time to wait in line to buy reload.
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Old 14-09-2018, 09:52 AM   #6771
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sevral weeks ago i posted that i purchased the UMOBILE SIM card from TESCO for a promo rate of RM3, yesterday i tried to use it, it became expired !

Anyone knows what happened? did they auto activate the SIM card for us once we make the purchase ?
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Old 16-09-2018, 04:41 PM   #6772
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Checked on prepaid for Digi today at ksl.

Basic prepaid card is rm9.
Compulsory subscription to 5gb data at rm30. Thus total is 39.

Anyway to bypass the rm30
compulsory subscription ?
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Old 16-09-2018, 05:03 PM   #6773
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Checked on prepaid for Digi today at ksl.

Basic prepaid card is rm9.
Compulsory subscription to 5gb data at rm30. Thus total is 39.

Anyway to bypass the rm30
compulsory subscription ?
It's RM8 at Tesco, on extreme right counter (if facing the supermarket) where they display cigarettes.

For reload, you can use the kiosk inside Digi store.
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Old 16-09-2018, 05:57 PM   #6774
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It's RM8 at Tesco, on extreme right counter (if facing the supermarket) where they display cigarettes.

For reload, you can use the kiosk inside Digi store.
Hi, i bought digi live @RM8 at tesco KSL yesterday night. The guy has registered it for me and asked me to wait for 1 hour to use, then i went back to sg. But now when i tried to use it, it said i need to register it at nearest digi centre.

May I know whether this is normal? How long should i wait? Thanks.
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Old 16-09-2018, 06:27 PM   #6775
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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.



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.



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.
Can explain to me why sometimes when I re-load RM10 when my SIM is inactive ( within 75 days ), it will auto use up the RM10? I think it auto sub to some 7 days sub.. how come ah?
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Old 16-09-2018, 08:32 PM   #6776
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Can I ask , if Iím not in Malaysia, can I log in to my digi app and use the remaining balance to buy the one day validity to extend my expiry date?
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Old 16-09-2018, 09:06 PM   #6777
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Yes, been doing this as well.

Can I ask , if I’m not in Malaysia, can I log in to my digi app and use the remaining balance to buy the one day validity to extend my expiry date?
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Old 16-09-2018, 09:19 PM   #6778
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Hi, i bought digi live @RM8 at tesco KSL yesterday night. The guy has registered it for me and asked me to wait for 1 hour to use, then i went back to sg. But now when i tried to use it, it said i need to register it at nearest digi centre.

May I know whether this is normal? How long should i wait? Thanks.
I didn't get my digi from Tesco KSL. I just passed by and enquired about the price.

I figured you have to use Digi signal. Either try it at Woodlands or Kranji MRT as suggested by boonkang and habrosus.


Can also try Woodlands jetty (postal code 757446), or HDB block nearby (postal code 730215), or areas around there.

The last time I visit there -- Woodlands jetty -- I can get Maxis, Celcom & Digi signals on my phone.
According to that Community link I gave earlier, the line can only be activated using their local network...

If you really want to do it, can try somewhere near the causeway if you're not going over yet. I've tried places like the Kopitiam in Kranji MRT Station, but can't remember which networks, though.
Another option MRT Tuas Link near to 2nd link.
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Old 16-09-2018, 09:43 PM   #6779
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Digi prepaid mobile data plans have 2 types:
(a) Buy 1 time only -- no auto renewal.
(b) Subscription based -- auto renewal type.

(a) Digi prepaid 1 time only mobile data plans:
https://new.digi.com.my/prepaid-addo...rnet-Cili-Padi

(b) Digi prepaid subscription based (auto renewal type) mobile data plans:
https://new.digi.com.my/prepaid-addons#biGBonus
https://new.digi.com.my/prepaid-addons#Super-Tererrr
https://new.digi.com.my/prepaid-addons#Kaki-Social

Type (b) can have 7days or 30days auto renewal mobile data plans.

Can explain to me why sometimes when I re-load RM10 when my SIM is inactive ( within 75 days ), it will auto use up the RM10? I think it auto sub to some 7 days sub.. how come ah?
You may have accidentally subscribed to one of the type (b) auto renewal mobile data plans.

If you accidentially opt for any type (b) data plans -- money is automatically deducted from your Digi prepaid balance every 7days or 30days -- to buy the subscribed mobile data plan.

If there's insufficient balance in your Digi prepaid, the auto renewal will be suspended -- but NOT cancelled.

Once you top up your Digi prepaid & there's now sufficient balance -- money will be the automatically deducted to renew the subscribed mobile data plan.

Login to the Digi app to check whether you have subscribed to any of the type (b) mobile data plan -- and if yes, unsubscribe.

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Old 17-09-2018, 12:47 AM   #6780
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Yes, been doing this as well.
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