QUOTE(abcn1n @ Jul 8 2019, 12:50 AM)
These are what I have studied/use more (ie Yoodo, Redone, Digi, Unifi, Yes). Celcom, Umobile, Tunetalk, XOX etc not right for me, so when I mentioned cheapest/more expensive, am only comparing Yoodo, Redone, Digi, Unifi
--For monthly, Yoodo is the best/cheapest
--There are plans such as XOX with long validity and supposedly good price (can't really understand the plan though) but beware that XOX sms can have problems. 1 forumer mentioned that XOX prides itself to be spam free until bank sms can be considered spam. Haha!
--Redone postpaid cheapest is $8/month + SST(usually about 50 cents) for 1 GB data. They don't have 2GB. The next cheapest is around $28+
--Unifi bebas is good if you can get it as there is no expiry date as long as you use a bit of it/top up a bit each time (limit to 1 sim card per customer). Not sure whether it still comes with free 10GB LTE data. The top up is a bit complicated due to division between 4g/3g etc, so you may want to see the website
Yes--am only family with konfem 4G which is $30/mth for unlimited data capped at 4MBps. They have other plans but I'm not familiar
In terms of price per call/sms, digi is the most expensive.
My Digi plan-- calls@26 cents and sms@20 cents
However, if you need to call/sms Singapore, Digi is the cheapest
Yoodo calls and sms are the cheapest, followed closely by Unifi. Redone calls/sms are more expensive (if to 'non-Redone 'prepaid/postpaid' users--a bit complicated here but still cheaper than Digi.
Suggest your sister get Unifi bebas and another telco sim card. It really depends on her data usage etc. Your sister's credit is really a lot, so I guess use it only when there are really good offers. Otherwise use other telco lines.
There's always a grace period for the telcos. So you don't need to renew it every month if don't need the data.
In my very simple explanation:
For Yoodo, it is suitable if you prefer to customise the plan according to own usage, and pay the amount of the customised usage.
Both XOX (especially XOX Black) and Unifi Mobile do have something in common, which is well known for having data, minutes and SMS that can never go expire. The biggest difference will be how they're being charged.
Unifi Mobile, let's say you pay RM15 for 2GB (4G only) + 2GB (4G+3G) plan
, you got the freedom to use as long as you want, and it won't expire. No monthly commitment. If not enough, you can subscribe more add-ons and stack it up (except unlimited data plans). Their unlimited data plans cannot tether hotspot. CORRECTION: All Unifi Mobile plans can tether hotspot now, but either has speed cap or another quota allocation for hotspot.
As long you make any calls, send SMS or surf Internet within 90 days window, your line will remain active. Or else, your account will be terminated on the 91th day. In simple words, just don't leave your number unused for more than 90 days, as if you keep the SIM card into your drawer and forget about it just because you got the freedom of not paying anything.
XOX, let's say XOX Black for instance, you pay the lowest RM10/month plan, and you get 1GB and 20 mins to all network
every month automatically. If not enough, you can subscribe to Season Pass and stack/pile your data, minutes and SMS that will never expire, as long you pay your monthly bills. You don't use it at all also never mind. XOX can use hotspot.
Choosing which plan suits you is one thing. Don't forget about network coverage too. Unifi Mobile's coverage, 4G network is mainly run by TM themselves, and TM's 4G coverage are basically quite rubbish as the network is many blind spot coverage and slower speeds, even they are improving fast in expanding coverage, so you could say that it can be worst or same as U Mobile's network now. (Please note that this is my personal opinion, and may not be applicable and apply to everyone). But you could also say that Unifi Mobile is better than U Mobile in a particular area in terms of speeds, so it really depends on location also. Just because a telco's overall network is bad, does not mean the telco won't perform well in a particular area. Since they are considered as new comer in mobile telco network, you can't compare much la, unlike the big 3 telco.
The 3G network will be on domestic roaming by Celcom. Although TM did previously announce that they'll have domestic roaming with Celcom 4G network as well, but not sure how is it being implemented now.
So in conclusion, do have an expectation that Unifi Mobile's coverage may not as wide and as good as you would expect. You might experience slow speeds and it often stays in 3G network.
As for XOX, it is an MVNO and they use Celcom network. So in terms of coverage, it is the same as you're using a Celcom network.
For Digi, they are more towards balanced, but not too hardcore low usage ones. Their focus is more on users that has average to high data usage ones. Not those very low usage, passive users that don't use much. Price varies from low to high monthly fees ones.
For U Mobile, they are more towards quantity than quality. They focus on users that want to pay less, but get unlimited stuff without bother much on network performance. But their plan offerings do have speed caps to certain services that even their T&C may not stated it. Best example will be Video-Onz, where all video streaming usage will throttle to 1.5Mbps, which is enough for 480p streaming. If you are a user that don't mind "meh" or slow speeds but willing to pay affordable price (as low as RM30/month) to get unlimited this data and that data, then you can consider U Mobile.
For Maxis and Celcom, they are more on quality than quantity, as they focus are on network performance and coverage, hence target on users that willing to pay higher monthly fees to get more usage allocations. You pay for what you get lo...
For Yes 4G, their LTE speeds are pretty much average. As for coverage, city areas is fine, but when you go rural areas or underground places, you might only get "Yes 4G" or "Emergency calls only". There's no 2G or 3G because Yes 4G mobile service only operates in LTE. You must make sure your phone can support Yes 4G's LTE network too, as well as VoLTE or else you can't make and receive phone calls. Same goes to Unifi Mobile and Yes 4G LTE, which runs on LTE Band 38 and 40 (2600MHz and 2300MHz TDD LTE), where newer phone models shall support these frequency bands, while Yes 4G also unofficially operates in Band 20 (800MHz) too. Do note that Yes 4G's VoLTE are not supported on all iPhone models, and only Android can support it for now. Meaning if you insist on using Yes 4G on an iPhone, you can only use mobile data but can't make/receive phone calls.This post has been edited by joshhd: Jul 8 2019, 07:00 PM