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TSsoonwai
post Dec 13 2015, 04:18 PM, updated 2y ago


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Prepaid - Long Validity - Free/Cheap Data GUIDE
Good for Kids, Parents, In-Laws, Backup

I've been doing some research regarding the cheapest way to get extended validity and at least a slow speed data plan. All with minimal cost. It's an ongoing process so still a lot of ???. In my case it's for my kid who won't be making many calls nor accessing the internet except on wifi but would love to have Whatsapp active constantly. In other words, my criteria is (1) extended validity followed by (2a) slow data plan or a (2b) cheap fast data plan. I'd also like to avoid Data PAYU entirely.

Here's what I have so far. Any additions, suggestions or corrections welcome.

Who is this Guide for? People looking for:
1) Long validity and a free slow speed data plan for minimal expense. Reload and forget once a year.
2) Long validity and a cheap long validity data plan so you don't have to reload every month.
3) Long validity only with no data plan. Good for backup phones. Avoid Data PAYU for this or turn off mobile data.
4) Long validity data only plan. Good for tablets. Coming Soon.

Notes:
- Voice/SMS Rates are off-net.
- Voice calls are listed for 1 min calls. Actual charging blocks varies.
- Plans and rates change constantly so always double check.
- Only plans with voice are listed. Might add data only plans later.

Digi New Best v1 Prepaid (I went with this)
Validity 365 days - Super Long Life 38/yr (*128*1*7# Min RM43 credit to see option. )
Internet IDD Club - One-time RM10 reg fee - 64kbps free internet (Quota: 1GB/mth *138#) or
Internet: RM240/yr (Monthly plan 500MB for RM20 x 12)
Rates: 20/min 6/sms
Data PAYU: 5/MB (RM3 daily cap)
Friends & Family: Favourite Contacts 10 DiGi + 10 non-DiGi (10/min 2/sms)
Port-In Charges: None when performed at Digi Centre
Example: Load RM50 - SLL RM38 - IDDC RM10 = RM2 Credit (1 yr validity & 12GB/year 64kbps internet)
Notes:
Music Freedom RM0 for data-free music streaming (Spotify, Apple Music, etc...)
IDDIC Subscription of RM10 currently not being deducted
Eligible for Jan 2016 free data upon reload promotion

BuzzMe
Validity 365 days RM38/yr
Internet: RM5/200MB, RM25/1GB, RM60/3GB (Follows credit validity) (Also see Smarter Plan for voice+sms+data)
Rates: 18/min 10/sms
Data PAYU: 5/MB (RM? daily cap ???)
Friends & Family: 10 My BFF @ 12/min 5/sms
Port-In Charges: ???
Offers: ???
Notes: Smarter 33 - RM33 - 30mins, 30SMS, 1.5GB
Smarter 88 - RM88 - 120mins, 120SMS, 4GB
Example: Load RM50 - V365 RM38 - 200mb Data RM5 = RM7 Credit (1 yr validity & 200mb/year)
Load RM70 - V365 RM38 - 1GB Data RM25 = RM7 Credit (1 yr validity & 1GB/year)

TuneTalk
Validity 365 days RM28/yr (http://www.tunetalk.com/my/PlanRates/oneyearvalidity)
Internet: RM104/yr (Weekly plan 100MB for RM2)
Rates: 16/min 5/sms
Data PAYU: ???/kb
Friends & Family: ???
Port-In Charges: ???
Offers: ???
Example: Load RM140 - V365 RM28 - Weekly Data RM104 = RM8 Credit (1 yr validity & 5.2GB/year)
(Weekly data does not stack so will have to purchase every week)

Altel Real
Validity 365 days RM28/yr (Must reload RM30 in first 6 mths of service or validity is cancelled after 6 months)
Internet: RM100/yr (90 days 1GB for RM 25 x 4)
Rates: 16/min 5/sms
Data PAYU: 5/MB
Friends & Family: 8 @ 8/min 2/sms
Port-In Charges: ???
Offers: Validity 365 days for first single reload of RM50++ within 30 days of activation
Example: Load RM130 - V365#1 RM28 - Quarterly Data RM100 + Reload V365#2 RM30 = RM32 Credit (1 yr validity & 4GB/year)
Some forum members have experienced that the credit validity follows the data validity or whichever is longer, if that's true then we don't need to purchase V365:
Example: Load RM110 - Quarterly Data RM100 = RM10 Credit (1 yr validity & 4GB/year)

Hotlink Fast
Validity 365 days RM33/yr
Internet: ???
Rates: ???
Data PAYU: ???/kb
Friends & Family: ???
Port-In Charges: ???
Offers: ???

Hotlink v3
Validity 365 days RM33/yr
Internet: ???
Rates: ???
Data PAYU: ???/kb (RM10 daily cap ???)
Friends & Family: ???
Port-In Charges: ???
Offers: ???

XOX Prepaid Plus
Validity 365 days RM25 http://www.xox.com.my/plans/prepaid-plus/
Internet: ???
Rates: 5/first 10 sec - 15/min 10/sms
Data PAYU: ???/kb
Friends & Family: ???
Port-In Charges: ???
Offers: Port-in promo for 28mths validity

Friendi
Validity reset to 60 days with every call, sms, reload & data use.
Internet: ???
Rates: 18/min 8/sms
Data PAYU: ???/kb
Friends & Family: ???
Port-In Charges: ???
Offers: Switch to Friendi & get RM30 free airtime (Must reload 10 within 7 days)
Notes: Charges data in 1MB blocks for first 1MB and 3MB blocks thereafter.

Tron
Validity 365 days with a min reload RM10
Internet: ???
Rates: 20/min 10/sms
Data PAYU: ???/kb
Friends & Family: ???
Port-In Charges: ???
Offers: ???

Digi Smart Prepaid
No extended validity option.
Internet: Free Basic Internet
Rates: 30/min 8/sms
Data PAYU: NA
Friends & Family: Smart Buddyz: Unlimited calls/sms to 3
Port-In Charges: ???

UMobile
No extended validity option.
Internet: ???
Rates: ???
Data PAYU: ???/kb
Friends & Family: ???
Port-In Charges: ???
Offers: ???

#Hotlink
No extended validity option.
Internet: ???
Rates: ???
Data PAYU: ???/kb
Friends & Family: ???
Port-In Charges: ???
Offers: ???

This post has been edited by soonwai: Feb 10 2016, 11:41 PM
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post Dec 13 2015, 04:51 PM

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you can explore on buzzme as well as per introduced by UN1T3D https://forum.lowyat.net/topic/3795710


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post Dec 13 2015, 05:03 PM


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QUOTE(wcypierre @ Dec 13 2015, 04:51 PM)
you can explore on buzzme as well as per introduced by UN1T3D https://forum.lowyat.net/topic/3795710
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Thanks, first time I hear about Buzzme.
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post Dec 16 2015, 12:52 PM

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ONEXOX
28 months Validity

Internet:
RM7 250MB 1 day
RM10 250MB 7 days
RM18 500MB 30 days
1.5GB = RM 28 30 days
3GB = RM 48 30 days
4GB = RM 58 30 days

Rates: 5/first 10 sec
Akaun Dedikasi (DA)
SMS ke sama rangkaian : 5 sen
SMS ke lain rangkaian : 10 sen
Panggilan 1 - 10 saat (semua rangkaian) : 5 sen
Panggilan 1 - 30 saat (sama rangkaian) : 7 sen
Panggilan 1 - 60 saat (sama rangkaian) : 15 sen
Panggilan 1 - 30 saat (lain rangkaian) : 9 sen
Panggilan 1 - 60 saat (lain rangkaian) : 18 sen

Akaun Utama (MA)
SMS ke sama rangkaian : 10 sen
SMS ke lain rangkaian : 15 sen
Panggilan 1 - 10 saat (semua rangkaian) : 5 sen
Panggilan 1 - 30 saat (semua rangkaian) : 12 sen
Panggilan 1 - 60 saat (semua rangkaian) : 24 sen

Data PAYU: no PAYU

Friends & Family: 10 numbers to all telco, 6 cents per 30 seconds (12 cents per minutes)

Port-In Charges: RM10 for the new simcard

Offers: 6% user get user rewards, 6% GST refundable into user's credit, Port-in promo for 28mths validity / new no topup RM50 in single topup to get the 28mths validity
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I was looking at this a while back too.
The previous Hotlink and XPAX have validity but not the current #Hotlink and Magic SIM. Digi still have it the last time I checked.

My best bet now is with Tune Talk as I am not familiar with the other MVNO as mentioned and there are more too.

The doubts I have with the rest of the MVNO is how long will they be around. And will you be able to MNP out before/when they go bust.

I would love to see how this discussion goes. Should be interesting.


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post Dec 16 2015, 06:33 PM


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QUOTE(adiwarna @ Dec 16 2015, 12:52 PM)
ONEXOX
28 months Validity
Do you know what happens after the 28 months? I couldn't find any info on their website for extended validity.

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I'm considering either onexox, altel or tunetalk which one is the best?
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QUOTE(extercy @ Dec 16 2015, 04:11 PM)
The doubts I have with the rest of the MVNO is how long will they be around. And will you be able to MNP out before/when they go bust.
Yeah, I'm a bit worried about that too. What happens if it shuts down? Can we still MNP to another telco?

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QUOTE(soonwai @ Dec 16 2015, 06:50 PM)
Yeah, I'm a bit worried about that too. What happens if it shuts down? Can we still MNP to another telco?
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Yes you can still MNP to other Telco. They will inform a month before termination of their service
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QUOTE(techmania @ Dec 16 2015, 06:45 PM)
I'm considering either onexox, altel or tunetalk which one is the best?
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Depends on what you're looking for. For me currently, I'm looking at either Buzzme or Digi. What I want is the cheapest upkeep cost, long validity and always-on Whatsapp (ie: any data even low speed is OK).
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post Dec 16 2015, 07:01 PM

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QUOTE(soonwai)
Do you know what happens after the 28 months? I couldn't find any info on their website for extended validity.
The statements below is based on the assumption that the intended user is a passive user (one who requires a line for receiving calls with minimum out calls/sms/data).

XOX offers the same 28 months validity plus the option for 1 year extended validity @ RM25 (no further topup required).

OneXOX does not have 1year extended validity option. The only way to extend after the 28 months is by reloading (and also user-get-user can work too but what if all your referrals are also passive user? ). Another way is to mnp out to another and back in the next day ..... smile.gif

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QUOTE(soonwai @ Dec 16 2015, 06:33 PM)
Do you know what happens after the 28 months? I couldn't find any info on their website for extended validity.

It is impossible to reach the 28 months validity/ expired bcos the validity will be extended with every topup.
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QUOTE(adiwarna @ Dec 16 2015, 08:41 PM)
It is impossible to reach the 28 months validity/ expired bcos the validity will be extended with every topup.
On the contrary, it is very much possible to have the 28 moths validity expires by way of :

1. Parking a number and forget about it for the next 28 months
2. Passive users who requires a number just for receving call and sms ( mnp to get rm5 preloaded credit and 28 months validity = cheap!)

Doesn't oneXOX promotes maximum savings? The two above is already substantial savings for some ..... smile.gif

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QUOTE(zher4883 @ Dec 16 2015, 06:54 PM)
Yes you can still MNP to other Telco. They will inform a month before termination of their service
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That's good to hear. Not so worried now.
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QUOTE(UN1T3D @ Dec 16 2015, 07:01 PM)
QUOTE(soonwai)
Do you know what happens after the 28 months? I couldn't find any info on their website for extended validity.
The statements below is based on the assumption that the intended user is a passive user (one who requires a line for receiving calls with minimum out calls/sms/data).

XOX offers the same 28 months validity plus the option for 1 year extended validity @ RM25 (no further topup required).

OneXOX does not have 1year extended validity option. The only way to extend after the 28 months is by reloading (and also user-get-user can work too but what if all your referrals are also passive user? ). Another way is to mnp out to another and back in the next day ..... smile.gif
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Thanks UN1T3D, you've been very helpful with my questions. Not just here but other threads as well. thumbup.gif
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Tron
Validity 365 days with a min reload RM10
Internet: Daily RM1 30MB,Weekly RM5 150MB,Monthly RM10 200MB Unlimited
*Note - unlimited @ 32kbps after quota
**TnC - unlimited means confined to the amount of data subscribed i.e. 30MB, 150MB, 200MB
Rates: 20/min 10/sms
Data PAYU: 10sen/MB
***Note - Normally one session of PAYU has 3 connection, thus it is more like 30sen/MB. DIGI standard.
Friends & Family:
1st 10 seconds FREE (On net only)
On-Net (12 lines) 10 cents / Minute
Off-Net (3 lines) 16 cents / Minute
Port-In Charges: Top-up RM30 Free admin fee only, otherwise RM10 admin fee and RM9 for a new Tron SIM card.
Offers: Seasonable promotion (Topup RM100, free RM25, free 150min on-net). Every few months the promotion changes, but fundamentally they are the same.

http://www.tron.com.my/tron-lite-sim/rates/
http://www.tron.com.my/tron-lite-sim/whats-new/


The plan may not be better than some mentioned here. But it offers flexibility. Daily, weekly, monthly plan on top of 365 validity, plus free calls and first 10seconds free if Friends and Family. The plan is superb if you need two of them, one needs monthly plan, the second totally just for receiving calls and making those 10 second calls to the first number. Pay RM100, get RM125 can use one year internet at RM10 monthly (200MB 3G speed +200MB @32kbps). Hope the information helps. As mentioned, there is no one plan better than all the rest in all aspects.

Extra:
Can talk time transfer with just 50sen total costs.
Can totally disable PAYU by writing to TRON to fully disable Internet but then cannot subscribe to any plans and thus no internet in case of emergency.

This post has been edited by password8431: Dec 20 2015, 03:58 PM
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http://www.xiddig.net/
xiddig is tron clone rclxs0.gif everything is same.
the different is unlike tron, xiddig have online reseller to buy sim card and reload.

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Good thread. Thanks for sharing tongue.gif
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QUOTE(fat16 @ Dec 19 2015, 05:58 PM)
http://www.xiddig.net/
xiddig is tron clone  rclxs0.gif everything is same.
the different is unlike tron, xiddig have online reseller to buy sim card and reload.
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Indeed, even after the recent changes to rates, they are exactly the same. Probably the only difference I can see from the web sites are the Top Up Promotions, and the Reload channels (7 Eleven)
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post Dec 19 2015, 08:16 PM

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Very useful info for beginners

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