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Whats a good Msia data sim card to recommend for someone who rarely goes Msia(but might go in Msia for the occasional road trip maybe once or twice a year or perhaps the random tip to JB) and wants a long expiry period?

The Hotlink Tablet SIM any good? Think it's RM45 topup for 365 days of 2gb of data? Initial cost is RM30 for 365 days of 1gb of data
 

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how is the digi best reception inside the woodlands checkpoint? I think most likely buy digi best since it is recommended by most here.

i will be going into JB for day trips likely every sunday, and want to have data connection to keep myself occupied at checkpoint. thanks
 

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I'm basically using OneXOX, Maxis Hotlink, and DiGi Best these days, no issue so far, even in/around City Square. Even used OneXOX whole day all the way to Batu Pahat and Muar on a recent trip, and all went well.

Whats a good Msia data sim card to recommend for someone who rarely goes Msia(but might go in Msia for the occasional road trip maybe once or twice a year or perhaps the random tip to JB) and wants a long expiry period?

The Hotlink Tablet SIM any good? Think it's RM45 topup for 365 days of 2gb of data? Initial cost is RM30 for 365 days of 1gb of data
Maxis has stopped offering the Hotlink Tablet (now changed to Hotlink Broadband for exisiting users) plan. Even when existing users pay RM45 to get the 2GB that valid for 365 days, the validity of the SIM card will still have to be maintained via reload, in order to have an active line to use the data.

I'd personally try OneXOX, unless you want to pay RM108 to keep a DiGi Best card active for 365 days and have the option to use the free basic internet @64kbps if/when you don't subscribe to any fast internet plan.

how is the digi best reception inside the woodlands checkpoint? I think most likely buy digi best since it is recommended by most here.

i will be going into JB for day trips likely every sunday, and want to have data connection to keep myself occupied at checkpoint. thanks
How long do you plan to stay at Woodlands Checkpoint? I thought locals don't take very long to clear immigration there? :s11:

If you mean JB CIQ, then I've used it to surf while in massive queues and it worked. I don't mean the free basic internet since I hardly have patience for that...
 

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Ya same for me, reception is good throughout my trips to Malaysia (Johor area so far, not just jb). I just jump ship from DiGi aftet so many years.

Anyway enjoy your Genting trip, win more ar.

Thank you.....
 

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I'm basically using OneXOX, Maxis Hotlink, and DiGi Best these days, no issue so far, even in/around City Square. Even used OneXOX whole day all the way to Batu Pahat and Muar on a recent trip, and all went well.


Maxis has stopped offering the Hotlink Tablet (now changed to Hotlink Broadband for exisiting users) plan. Even when existing users pay RM45 to get the 2GB that valid for 365 days, the validity of the SIM card will still have to be maintained via reload, in order to have an active line to use the data.

I'd personally try OneXOX, unless you want to pay RM108 to keep a DiGi Best card active for 365 days and have the option to use the free basic internet @64kbps if/when you don't subscribe to any fast internet plan.


How long do you plan to stay at Woodlands Checkpoint? I thought locals don't take very long to clear immigration there? :s11:

If you mean JB CIQ, then I've used it to surf while in massive queues and it worked. I don't mean the free basic internet since I hardly have patience for that...
ya i meant the JB CIQ...always get stuck there.
Is digi signal good there?
 

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ya i meant the JB CIQ...always get stuck there.
Is digi signal good there?

"Good" is subjective... I'd say "can surf", on Chrome and stuff.

Think otherwise they wouldn't have allowed a DiGi booth to sit in the building, don't you agree? =:p

Try it for yourself and see? :)
 

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my gf paid 15rm for digi best with 5 rm credit.
can someone share how to use it to buy the data pack etc?
my gf doesnt know how to activate it.

thanks
 

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my gf paid 15rm for digi best with 5 rm credit.
can someone share how to use it to buy the data pack etc?
my gf doesnt know how to activate it.

thanks

a new digi best costs rm8 with rm5 credit.

have you visited www.digi.com.my? login into your account and see what are the data packs offered.
 

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Whats a good Msia data sim card to recommend for someone who rarely goes Msia(but might go in Msia for the occasional road trip maybe once or twice a year or perhaps the random tip to JB) and wants a long expiry period?

The Hotlink Tablet SIM any good? Think it's RM45 topup for 365 days of 2gb of data? Initial cost is RM30 for 365 days of 1gb of data
I also made the mistake
I got 2 of the tablet sim last yr (1 for me, 1 for Mrs when we are in Msia, we go for short trips >2x/yr)

Top up and bought a 2GB for 1yr Plan last Dec... Just realised the SIM is now "dead"
Top up another last month.. Now I realise it is only till end May.. �

For me.. Looks like I might as well use Starhub Data Travel. (if I don't look for alternatives)
Assume 4x of S$15 for 1mth each quarter.. Still cheaper then Rm 365 per card

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I also made the mistake
I got 2 of the tablet sim last yr (1 for me, 1 for Mrs when we are in Msia, we go for short trips >2x/yr)

Top up and bought a 2GB for 1yr Plan last Dec... Just realised the SIM is now "dead"
Top up another last month.. Now I realise it is only till end May.. *********

For me.. Looks like I might as well use Starhub Data Travel. (if I don't look for alternatives)
Assume 4x of S$15 for 1mth each quarter.. Still cheaper then Rm 365 per card

Sent from LGE LG-H990 using GAGT

Paid RM365 for your Hotlink Tablet SIM? :eek::eek: Can elaborate ?


If you are not going to Malaysia sp often then I will suggest you buy either Maxis/DIGI; buy and throw away after each of your trip; each starter pack is come with some data (internet) + credit (for call).
 

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that time wennt citysquare to buy prepaid.. hotlink network down cannot buy,, digi is minimium $22 and celcom $35//.. in the end nv buy,, i read online hotlink is $10, digi 8.50 citysquare really chop carrot
 

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Paid RM365 for your Hotlink Tablet SIM? :eek::eek: Can elaborate ?


If you are not going to Malaysia sp often then I will suggest you buy either Maxis/DIGI; buy and throw away after each of your trip; each starter pack is come with some data (internet) + credit (for call).
No lah, I mean to keep the SIM active, u need to top up.
1RM = 1 day
So if I want to keep the SIM, I would have to top up RM365, then use the credit to buy data plan (Eg RM45 for 2GB, valid for 1yr)

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No lah, I mean to keep the SIM active, u need to top up.
1RM = 1 day
So if I want to keep the SIM, I would have to top up RM365, then use the credit to buy data plan (Eg RM45 for 2GB, valid for 1yr)

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You don't need to use rm365 to maintain 365 days. There should be an option to pay a small sum of money for 365 days expiry.
 

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No lah, I mean to keep the SIM active, u need to top up.
1RM = 1 day
So if I want to keep the SIM, I would have to top up RM365, then use the credit to buy data plan (Eg RM45 for 2GB, valid for 1yr)

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I see I see.

If you are looking for long validity then there is other cheaper option like ONeXOX.

Roughly RM60 for a new SIM (SIM + immediate top up); you will get 3GB data plus some credit balance for voice call and the validity of the card is up to 28 months.

Btw I am not related to OneXOX, google OneXOX if you need more detail. :)
 

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You don't need to use rm365 to maintain 365 days. There should be an option to pay a small sum of money for 365 days expiry.

Validity365 was there for a period but they've since removed it.

Got to do the reload method to use the RM45 2GB now.

But you're right, don't need to use RM365 unless one wants to use the data all year round.
 

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Validity365 was there for a period but they've since removed it.

Got to do the reload method to use the RM45 2GB now.

But you're right, don't need to use RM365 unless one wants to use the data all year round.

The most abandon the card after one year and get a new one. =:p
 
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