Looking for the Best Postpaid Plan to Suit Your Needs

Malaysia postpaid telco logo

Malaysia postpaid telco logo

The use of mobile phones is an essential part of most people’s lives; communicating with each other has greatly improved and many of us wonder how we ever managed to survive without one. This is also the reason there are variety of postpaid plans offered by different telco companies, to suit your different needs and budget.

While prepaid plans are aplenty and offer you the convenience of a no-contract service, the main downside is always having to be mindful of your remaining credits available on your phone. The worst thing that can happen, is the need to make an urgent call and realise you have zero credits left. A postpaid plan, however, removes that risk from ever happening, though you will most likely be locked to a particular provider for a few years.

For starters, determine the kind of mobile user you are

It is important to assess your mobile needs and then determine the services you need for your mobile phone, especially since smartphones are often bundled with postpaid plan offers. If you are a heavy data user and often browse the internet, stream videos and listen to music via your smartphone, you need to determine the best mobile internet plan Malaysia telcos offer. This will provide you with a certain amount of data allowance that you can use for your daily, weekly, or monthly mobile internet use.

If you use your phone for text messages and phone calls, that might mean you could look at a more basic plan with less mobile data allowances, but more free calls and free SMS’s per month.

Compare postpaid plans from different providers

Four of the biggest and most popular postpaid plans in Malaysia will provide you with the right services that suit your lifestyle. In this article, we have compared plans from Digi, U Mobile, Maxis and Celcom to help you determine the right plan for you.

Postpaid Plans at RM100 and below

Each of these telco companies offer affordable plans that are priced starting at RM100 and below.

Malaysia postpaid plans under RM100

Weekday + Weekend Data VS. Fixed Data

If you are fond of surfing the internet while on the go, having a sufficient data plan is a must. Will you simply go for a weekday + weekend data allowance or an all-day data plan?

With a weekday + weekend data allowance, you are given a fixed data allowance for the weekdays, which is separate from your data usage during the weekend. For instance, Celcom’s First Gold Plus plan offers a total of 40GB data allowance—20GB weekend internet data, with 20GB weekend data usage. This seems like plenty and many struggle to use 10GB of their data, especially if you feed off free wifi zones.

On the other hand, a fixed data plan allows the user to use their mobile internet with a fixed data allowance from the postpaid plan. The U Mobile Hero Postpaid gives their subscribers a 30GB of High Speed Internet that they can use all throughout the month, with no cap on your usage during the weekday or weekend.

Comparing additional features included

Another thing that you need to look at are the features included in the plan package. Digi, U Mobile, Maxis, and Celcom each have their own added features that come with their postpaid plans. You must be smart enough to pick the best ones that you can actually use on a regular basis.

For instance, Digi offers a 60-day free iFlix subscription, while Maxis provides a 3-month unlimited iFlix access. This is perfect for those who are fond of watching movies and series while on the go.

U Mobile’s added feature of unlimited Video-Onz and Music-Onz streaming is ideal for people who are fond of streaming music and videos from different platforms such as Spotify and YouTube. They also have an unlimited App-Onz that gives their user unlimited use of social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Celcom’s First Gold Plus have additional features that allows you an unlimited use of social apps like WhatsApp and WeChat. It also provides unlimited streaming of their Yonder music app included in their package that gives you an unlimited access to different songs without the disturbance of ads.

Celcom’s First Gold Plus seems to be the clear winner based on the internet allowance and free usage of social media apps. So if you are a heavy social media user this postpaid plan would be ideal.

Before getting a postpaid plan, you must carefully consider your priorities and needs. It will be easier to get a service that suits your needs if you already have an idea on what your priorities are when it comes to mobile phone usage.

For more ways to save money and a complete overview of comparisons from broadband to financial products, visit CompareHero.my today!

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Malaysia’s Best Wireless Broadband: Things You Need To Know

Malaysias Best Wireless Broadband: Things You Need to Know
Malaysias Best Wireless Broadband: Things You Need to Know
Malaysias Best Wireless Broadband: Things You Need to Know

With all the constant competition going on between Malaysia’s broadband providers, it’s hard to tell which one best suits your Internet needs.

Of course, with the multitude of options available for you from various broadband providers, it should be easy for you to get the best plan for yourself.

The question is, how do you identify the perfect wireless broadband plan to match your cyberspace lifestyle? Ask yourself these questions before you commit to a wireless broadband plan:

Does the bandwidth match your Internet usage?

Bandwidth is the maximum capacity of the Internet connection supported by your broadband provider. This is the factor that determines the total capacity of your file upload/download usage, therefore be wise when making your decision when it comes to bandwidth.

While it’s true that greater bandwidth gives you faster more file upload or downloads speed, you need to identify usage speed needs. Committing to a broadband plan with high bandwidth when you don’t really utilise its maximum capacity is wasteful, as you’re basically paying more for what you don’t need.

How large is the coverage area?

Bear in mind that not all areas in Malaysia have broadband coverage and you’ll want to have a wireless broadband plan that: a) has strong coverage at the areas that you frequent and b) has a large coverage area in Malaysia.

You’ll never know when you might need to travel around Malaysia and when you do, you don’t want to miss out on your Internet connection.

Is the price within your budget?

Paying more for a broadband plan that you do not need is not the smartest financial decision, and in light of the current economy, you’ll want to trim off all the excess expenditure wherever possible.

Opt for the plan that is affordable and suitable for your Internet usage. Here are some of the best wireless broadband plans available in the market, according to the most common Internet needs:

For The Light Users – U Mobile MB68 Prepaid

On a budget and don’t really need large Internet quota? Then you’ve found your perfect match. U Mobile MB68 Prepaid comes with 8GB data quota and is affordable, contract-free and device sharing-friendly. You can opt for 21Mbps MiFi modem for RM249 (RM263.94 with GST) that allows multiple devices to share the connection at once, or just choose the USB modem for a single device use for RM135 (RM143.10 with GST).

You can also choose the SIM card only plan if you already have your own modem, or prefer to use your phone or tablet. Don’t worry if you’ve finished your data quota before the end of the month, this plan allows you to top up the quota with its 1GB Booster Plan (valid for 3 days) at only RM10.

Price: RM68 (RM72.08 with GST)

Quota: 8GB (5GB all day, 3GB from 2am – 8am)

Contract: None

Maximum speed: 21Mbps

Fees and charges: One-time payment of RM249 (RM263.94 with GST) for 21Mbps MiFi modem or RM135 (RM143.10 with GST) for USB modem

U Mobile

For The Travelers – Celcom FIRST Basic 85 Internet

It only makes sense for you to get the wireless broadband plan with largest coverage area when you travel a lot within the country, and Celcom doesn’t disappoint on that account. Celcom FIRST Basic 85 Internet offers high-speed 4G LTE network and a large quota of 21GB.

This plan comes with free WiFi at all Celcom WiFi hotspots in Malaysia and a choice between the 4G LTE PortaWiFi 2.0 Modem or 3G PortaWiFi 2.0 Modem. Whichever modem you choose, the plan is priced at RM85 (RM90.10 with GST) and comes with a 12 months contract.

Both modems are capable of supporting 10 devices at once, and the highlight of this plan is that if you don’t utilise all of your data this month, it automatically carry forward up to 7GB of the unused data to the following month.

Price: RM85 (RM90.10 with GST)

Quota: 21GB (7GB all day, 14GB from 2am – 8am)

Contract: 12 months

Maximum speed: 75Mbps (with 4G LTE PortaWiFi 2.0 modem)

Fees and charges: One-time payment of RM233.20 (GST included) for 4G LTE PortaWiFi 2.0 and RM53 (GST included) for 3G PortaWiFi 2.0. There is an activation fee of RM53 for both options, and early contract termination fee of RM350 for 4G LTE PortaWiFi 2.0 and RM150 for 3G PortaWiFi 2.0.

Rebates & offers: RM22 rebate off monthly bill for 10 months with 4G LTE PortaWiFi 2.0 plan and RM5 rebate off monthly bill for 10 months with 3G PortaWiFi 2.0 plan.

Celcom

For The Avid Streamers – Maxis Wireless Broadband 48GB

This beast of a wireless broadband plan comes with a staggering 48GB data quota and high-speed 4G LTE network. Maxis Wireless Broadband 48GB plan offers a free modem, with the option of a LTE Mobile WiFi modem or a 21Mbps MiFi modem. You can opt for the SIM only plan if you have a modem of your own or prefer to connect it straight to your own smartphone of tablet.

Whatever your choice is, the plan is set at a flat rate of RM158 per month (RM167.48 with GST), which is a reasonable price considering all the benefits that you get out of it.

Price: RM158 (RM167.48 with GST)

Quota: 48GB (12GB from 8am – 2am, 36GB from 2am – 8am)

Contract: 12 months

Maximum speed: 150Mbps (with 4G LTE PortaWiFi 2.0 modem)

Fees and charges: There is an advance payment of RM254.40 if you opt for LTE Mobile WiFi modem. The early termination fee for all options is RM200.The activation fees are as follows:

  • RM106 for LTE Mobile WiFi modem
  • RM159 for 21Mbps MiFi modem
  • RM106 for SIM card only plan

Rebates & offers: The rebates are as follows:

  • RM20 rebate off monthly bill for 12 months with LTE Mobile WiFi modem plan
  • RM10 rebate off monthly bill for 5 months with 21Mbps MiFi modem plan
  • RM10 rebate off monthly bill for 12 months with SIM card only plan

Maxis

Optimise your wireless broadband plan and get the one that suits your usage and budget best! If you’re looking for the best wireless broadband deals, visit CompareHero.my and use the free comparison tool to find best broadband plans today.

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U Mobile Become First Malaysia Telco to Offer FREE Internet Roaming Across ASIA

U Mobile free internet roaming across Asia

U Mobile free internet roaming across Asia

U Mobile becomes the 1st Malaysia telco to offer FREE Internet roaming service across Asia for its postpaid customers. What is the catch, if any? Learn more about U Mobile free Internet roaming offer below.

Internet roaming allows you to stay online while travelling while still using the same SIM card in your phone. Travellers know Internet roaming is very, very expensive!

U Mobile’s free Internet roaming offer is now active for all U Mobile postpaid subscribers who are travelling to 7 places in ASIA: Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan.

Subscribers will enjoy FREE 50MB of mobile internet data quota every day. 50MB data per day should enough for light online usage – chat with family & friends using social messengers (WhatsApp, WeChat, Line, KakaoTalk, etc), check-in and upload some photos to Facebook, and check emails from your boss.

If you are too excited to share moments online and used up 50MB free data quota, you will be charged pay-as-you-use rates but with a maximum of RM30 per day.

No manual subscription or signup is required. U Mobile postpaid subscribers will be prompted with an SMS upon arrival at the mentioned destinations and can instantly enjoy free Internet roaming.

Make sure you manually select the U mobile roaming operator for the country to enjoy the free offer. Else, you will be charged for expensive pay-as-you-go rate.

Note down the following U mobile roaming partner for the country you will be visiting:

U Mobile roaming operators
U Mobile roaming operators

Visit U Mobile website for more information.

Nano SIM Card in Malaysia: Celcom, DiGi, Maxis, UMobile

SIM, Micro SIM, Nano SIM
SIM, Micro SIM, Nano SIM
SIM, Micro SIM, Nano SIM (Image credit: Andrew Lih – Flickr.com)

Apple iPhone 5 and iPad mini uses new Nano SIM card design. It is 30% smaller than existing Micro SIM card, so that free up extra space for other mobile components such as memory or larger battery in the small package.

In this article, you will learn about the Nano SIM card price and availability in Malaysia.

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