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Got to agree with you on this that Hotlink is one of the fastest Telco in Malaysia but a pity, it doesn't have something like Digi's Super Long Life RM1 validity extension.

Yes it doesn’t have this RM1 to extend the validity. But what hotlink has is this share-a-top-up promo whereby, you can extend the active day by 1 day and then restart the whole inactive days of 50 days.
 

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I've been wondering about the real-life situation of this: Can we still use the free 2GB weekend data for FAST, if there's no 4G connection? How's your experience like? :)


I guess they're so confident with their connection strength that they don't offer such cheaper options... Their (paid) data packages aren't cheap either.

The free weekend 1GB works on both 4G and 3G. It’s great! Sometimes I wonder why Singapore prepaid services can be as competitive as our Malaysia counterpart
 

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Thank you for your above post in sharing your experience.

Your above post shows that -- possibly -- some top up method(s) may not work on the very last day of Digi prepaid inactive/grace period (due to whatever system limitations that exists).



Yes, do update us on this point.

AFAIK (As far as I know),
-- the "Valid till 13 Oct" should be changed to "Expired on 13 Oct" -- when you check the Digi app on 14th Oct.

Because the Digi app itself has regular updates, it may not be surprising if certain wordings/phrase used --- could be different/changed from time to time.

Thank you.

Yes “expired on 13 October” confirmed.

Still unsure why wasn’t able to top up my digi live on 90th day using shopeeMY. Previously, it was “expired on 10 july” so my reload attempt on 8 October was 90th day. I didn’t count wrongly. Maybe because its the first reload since i ported the number over to digi live from tunetalk? There could be many reasons. But nevertheless i will try it out again 90 days later and update here again.

On a side note, ShopeeMY reload works perfectly fine on my other digi card. It isnt a MNP, digi all along.
 
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maxis hotlink has the best coverage...

charges all prepaid cards almost same....
 

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seems like rm8 digi prepaid wont be offered around citysquare, is it the case for hotlink red too? meaning the shops in citysquare have the rm10 option
 
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seems like rm8 digi prepaid wont be offered around citysquare, is it the case for hotlink red too? meaning the shops in citysquare have the rm10 option

Go to JBCC. Find the mynews convenient store. It’s like a 7-11 kinda store, and look at their choices of prepaid cards and choose the one you prefer. Once, I was there to buy tunetalk 2rn, and also happen to see Digi and hotlink. All at rrp.
 

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What's the minimum topup amount for Digi? Is there a way to topup RM1?

I am unable to get any Digi service coverage while in SG. How do I receive the TAC code to login to the MyDigi app?
 

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Does 7-11 sell hotlink topup? minimum topup?
 

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dam hotlink change their prepaid plan..... no more free 1GB on weekends. :(
might be looking for a new operator soon.

What's the minimum topup amount for Digi? Is there a way to topup RM1?

I am unable to get any Digi service coverage while in SG. How do I receive the TAC code to login to the MyDigi app?

Its send via SMS, u can receive it worldwide. incoming SMS is usually free. minimum top up is $5

Does 7-11 sell hotlink topup? minimum topup?

yes, all 7-11, sells it (unless the machine is down) just tell them $5 hotlink, they will print out a paper with the code. can buy a few at the time if u like. will last a few years. minimum is $5.

seems like rm8 digi prepaid wont be offered around citysquare, is it the case for hotlink red too? meaning the shops in citysquare have the rm10 option

No where can u get a good price for prepaid card in citysquare. :s13:

they tell u its.... $58, 8 for card, 50 is the value that goes inside.

if u going futher in like KSL, Tebruah then can find....

the other way is to go via jurong and reach Aeon BI, they sell cards at the RRP there.

Go to JBCC. Find the mynews convenient store. It’s like a 7-11 kinda store, and look at their choices of prepaid cards and choose the one you prefer. Once, I was there to buy tunetalk 2rn, and also happen to see Digi and hotlink. All at rrp.

good tip... i guess there might be controlled.... untill someone realise they can make extra money and short change his boss. but there all chop one lah. so avoid unless no choice.
 
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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.


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/105692913-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/105695966-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.

*Digi prepaid supports roaming -- so you can use USSD codes on your Digi prepaid while in Singapore.
*Using USSD codes DO NOT incur any cost for Digi prepaid.

In fact,
I've used USSD code *128# -- many times already on my Digi prepaid (during grace period) to buy RM1 SLL -- while in SG :) (see post #4699)

AFAIK (As far as I know),
-- unless specifically stated, usually using USSD codes do not incur any cost -- even when roaming :)

Personally,
* I've used USSD codes on my Digi prepaid -- in both SG & M'sia.
* I've also used USSD codes on my Starhub prepaid in SG & many other countries (M'sia, Thailand, HK, UK, Taiwan etc.)

Never yet encounter any cost incurred when using USSD codes.



I have Rm 9.70 left in my Digi SIM card (expired on 2 Oct 2018)

i need to use this Digi data in 4 days in NOVEMBER to book grab/ surf facebook, whatsapp (no videos)


My questions are :

1) I am going for a 4 day trip, do i have to extend this sim card every single day by : dialing USSD *128# using Digi prepaid SIM card ?

2) If i do a single reload of RM5, i get 5 days active period for the Digi prepaid? - Does this mean my expired 2.5GB Data (expiring on 31th OCT) can also be used when i reload RM5 in NOV?

3) My Digi 2.5GB data is expiring on 31th OCT, i want to use it in Nov for 4 days, what should i do?

4) can i only buy the Data Plan (from the app?) AFTER i extend my sim card ? does it allow me to choose how many days / how much data i want ?

Anyone can advise ? Thanks
 

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Does 7-11 sell hotlink topup? minimum topup?

For me, I prefer to go to shops and then buy their scratch ticket. Comes in 5,10 and other denomination. RM5 is 5RM. I usually buy from the Indian stall at the jb Sentral bus side, the one where you can find all the bus to different places. Convenient and I always buy RM20, 4 pieces of RM5 after alighting the bus from KSL:)
 

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I have Rm 9.70 left in my Digi SIM card (expired on 2 Oct 2018)

i need to use this Digi data in 4 days in NOVEMBER to book grab/ surf facebook, whatsapp (no videos)


My questions are :

1) I am going for a 4 day trip, do i have to extend this sim card every single day by : dialing USSD *128# using Digi prepaid SIM card ?

2) If i do a single reload of RM5, i get 5 days active period for the Digi prepaid? - Does this mean my expired 2.5GB Data (expiring on 31th OCT) can also be used when i reload RM5 in NOV?

3) My Digi 2.5GB data is expiring on 31th OCT, i want to use it in Nov for 4 days, what should i do?

4) can i only buy the Data Plan (from the app?) AFTER i extend my sim card ? does it allow me to choose how many days / how much data i want ?

Anyone can advise ? Thanks

you don't have to spend another sen.

purchase one-day validity for rm1 from *128#. it's good to cover you for TWO days i.e. the day of purchase and the day after. so, for 4 days, you just need to burn rm2 from your rm9.70.

then check *128*88# to see if the rm1 1-day unlimited plan is offered to you. if yes, then buy it. for 4 days, the cost is just rm4. REMEMBER to unsub it at the end of your trip by going to *116# or digi will CONTINUE to charge you rm1 per day.

if there is no offer, go to the app to purchase the rm1 300mb day pass.

so, total cost is rm6, all from your balance, not A SINGLE SEN from your pocket.
 

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hi, i will like to know that how do i know if there is a onexox special offer or promo and how to purchase it online thru the website. i new to msia prepaid card
 

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Sorry if this has been asked before but this thread is too long so not sure where to start reading that is still current.

My one and only plan is with Zero1 and they don't have data roaming yet.

I have an S9+ so I can use dual sim.

I need data roaming for use with Android Auto while driving which needs data for navigation and Google Assistant use but they don't consume a lot. I also use Spotify while driving but if the songs were downloaded or played before and thus cached it won't consume much data too. I also want data for WhatsApp and Facebook to remain contactable and other apps that may need data.

In short, I would wish I don't have to change my usage habit in SG to accommodate except not to consume unnecessary video especially HD video. I'm not sure a rough estimate of 500mb/day would be accurate.

What is the best option for me if I need data roaming in JB for a day trip but I don't go frequently? I've never used a prepaid card before so I guess I need:

1) Able to top up before I lose SG local data coverage and thus need to switch to roaming data for uninterrupted use of Android Auto. Otherwise, I'll lose my way. I know there are offline maps and I can run Google Maps offline too but I prefer live traffic updates and hands-free use with Google Assistant which needs data.

2) To know prepaid sim validity period and work around to fit infrequent usage.

3) Cost to achieve the above requirement?

4) Would SG prepaid or MY prepaid card be better?

TIA!
 

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Sorry if this has been asked before but this thread is too long so not sure where to start reading that is still current.

My one and only plan is with Zero1 and they don't have data roaming yet.

I have an S9+ so I can use dual sim.

I need data roaming for use with Android Auto while driving which needs data for navigation and Google Assistant use but they don't consume a lot. I also use Spotify while driving but if the songs were downloaded or played before and thus cached it won't consume much data too. I also want data for WhatsApp and Facebook to remain contactable and other apps that may need data.

In short, I would wish I don't have to change my usage habit in SG to accommodate except not to consume unnecessary video especially HD video. I'm not sure a rough estimate of 500mb/day would be accurate.

What is the best option for me if I need data roaming in JB for a day trip but I don't go frequently? I've never used a prepaid card before so I guess I need:

1) Able to top up before I lose SG local data coverage and thus need to switch to roaming data for uninterrupted use of Android Auto. Otherwise, I'll lose my way. I know there are offline maps and I can run Google Maps offline too but I prefer live traffic updates and hands-free use with Google Assistant which needs data.

2) To know prepaid sim validity period and work around to fit infrequent usage.

3) Cost to achieve the above requirement?

4) Would SG prepaid or MY prepaid card be better?

TIA!

See the following posts to use digi prepaid sim to suit your needs:

https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/105695966-post4701.html

https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/105438901-post4483.html

https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/105692913-post4699.html
 

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Sorry if this has been asked before but this thread is too long so not sure where to start reading that is still current.

In short, I would wish I don't have to change my usage habit in SG to accommodate except not to consume unnecessary video especially HD video. I'm not sure a rough estimate of 500mb/day would be accurate.

What is the best option for me if I need data roaming in JB for a day trip but I don't go frequently? I've never used a prepaid card before so I guess I need:

4) Would SG prepaid or MY prepaid card be better?

TIA!

Can consider Starhub Happy Roam Prepaid; take the $15 card which comes with $18 credit with a few options of data bundle (5 days 15GB local data or 1 month with 1.2GB local data)

Then buy Happy Roam data for $6/GB which is valid for 3 days. Since the $18 credit is valid for 180 days from activation, you are good for another 6 months for traveling elsewhere. Note can use same card when traveling to China, Australia, USA, HK, Thailand, etc etc....

Heard as long as you have a valid data plan, Starhub also provides free outgoing/incoming local Singapore calls on that prepaid account.
 

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Can consider Starhub Happy Roam Prepaid; take the $15 card which comes with $18 credit with a few options of data bundle (5 days 15GB local data or 1 month with 1.2GB local data)

Then buy Happy Roam data for $6/GB which is valid for 3 days. Since the $18 credit is valid for 180 days from activation, you are good for another 6 months for traveling elsewhere. Note can use same card when traveling to China, Australia, USA, HK, Thailand, etc etc....

Heard as long as you have a valid data plan, Starhub also provides free outgoing/incoming local Singapore calls on that prepaid account.

Downloader gorgor, you if you want a cheaper version can consider getting the World SIM Card YUNYOBO. You can buy on qoo10 or lazada. Basically the sim card has no expiry, but you just need to buy the package for it. Got over 77 countries with very reasonable rates. Malaysia is $3/1GB for a day.
 

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Downloader gorgor, you if you want a cheaper version can consider getting the World SIM Card YUNYOBO. You can buy on qoo10 or lazada. Basically the sim card has no expiry, but you just need to buy the package for it. Got over 77 countries with very reasonable rates. Malaysia is $3/1GB for a day.

RM $3/1GB ???
 
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