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Cheapest Contract Free iPhone 5 Plan ?

Finally iPhone 5 launched in Malaysia last Friday, and Apple Online Store Malaysia also began to sell iPhone 5 (GSM Unlocked) without contract for those who prefer not to sign up either a 12 months or 24 months contract with Celcom, DiGi and Maxis.

Last week I’ve spent almost whole day to analyze all the 24 months contracts offered by 3 telcos, and published a post ‘Best 24 Months Contracted iPhone 5 Plan – Celcom vs DiGi vs Maxis‘. I’d exhausted and I became quite lazy to analyze the non-contract iPhone 5, so I’ve decided to postpone until I feel comfortable to write. 🙂

Apple iPhone 5 Non Contract

I would say one of the main purpose of owning an iPhone 5 is to use data service. If an expensive smartphone like iPhone 5 has no data plan, that’s not only ridiculous, but also a waste, even you’re so rich. Therefore in my comparison chart of the prepaid and postpaid plans, I may not include those pricing are higher than contracted iPhone 5 packages.

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Malaysia Mobile Prepaid – New Comparison Chart

After TuneTalk revised and reduced their call rate, we have make a new comparison chart over here for easy compare among all the prepaid plans.

If you haven’t checked it, the links below may help you to get some concepts about what we had discussed.

Celcom Prepaid , DiGi Prepaid , Hotlink Prepaid , U Mobile Prepaid , Happy Prepaid , Tune Talk Prepaid , XOX Prepaid

Some telco offers not only 1 prepaid plan, but we will only compare the cheapest plan with other telco. Beside that, we will also compare only rate of calling or sms to all networks instead of own telco networks, because of MNP, we might not know which telco the other end is using, so only flat rate to all networks will help us save a lot, unless you only call to same telco.

CelcomPrabayar Blue

HotlinkEXtra Plan

DiGi, U Mobile, Happy, TuneTalk and XOX offer only 1 prepaid plan.

Operators Celcom DiGi Hotlink U Mobile Happy TuneTalk XOX*
Voice Calls 
Same Networks
RM 0.45 RM 0.36 
RM 0.12 after
RM 1 daily total usage
1st min RM 0.33 
2nd min onwards RM 0.25
RM 0.30 RM 0.33 for 1st 3 min 
next 12 min Free
9am – 5pm RM 0.99/45min
RM 0.1615 seconds RM 0.08 
30 seconds RM 0.011
60 seconds RM 0.22
Voice Calls 
Other Networks
RM 0.45 RM 0.36 
RM 0.12 after
RM 1 daily total usage
1st min RM 0.35 
2nd min onwards RM 0.28
RM 0.35 RM 0.33 for 1st 3 min 
next 12 min Free
RM 0.1615 seconds RM 0.08 
30 seconds RM 0.11
60 seconds RM 0.22
Video Calls 
Same Networks
RM 0.45 RM 0.36 
RM 0.12 after
RM 1 daily total usage
1st min RM 0.33 
2nd min onwards RM 0.25
RM 0.30 N/A N/A 30 seconds RM 0.28 
60 seconds RM 0.56
Video Calls 
Other Networks
RM 0.45 N/A RM 0.98 RM 0.60 N/A N/A 30 seconds RM 0.45 
60 seconds RM 0.90
Charging Block 20 seconds 30 seconds 
60 seconds after
RM 1 daily total usage
60 seconds 30 seconds 20 seconds 60 seconds vary
SMS Same Networks RM 0.15 RM 0.10 
RM 0.01 after
RM 1 daily total usage
RM 0.07 RM 0.06 RM 0.05 RM 0.05 RM 0.06
SMS Other Networks RM 0.15 RM 0.10 RM 0.15 RM 0.10 RM 0.07 RM 0.05 RM 0.11
MMS Same Networks RM 0.35 RM 0.25 RM 0.25 RM 0.25 RM 1.00 N/A N/A
MMS Other Networks RM 0.35 RM 0.25 RM 0.50 RM 0.25 RM 1.00 N/A N/A
Favorite Numbers 20 Celcom 11 DiGi 
+ 4 Non-DiGi
10 Hotlink/Maxis N/A N/A N/A 15 Any Networks
Voice Calls Favorite 
Same Networks
RM 0.15 RM 0.15 
RM 0.12 after
RM 1 daily total usage
RM 0.15 N/A N/A N/A 15 seconds RM 0.08 
30 seconds RM 0.09
60 seconds RM 0.18
Voice Calls Favorite 
Other Networks
N/A RM 0.15 
RM 0.12 after
RM 1 daily total usage
N/A N/A N/A N/A 15 seconds RM 0.08 
30 seconds RM 0.09
60 seconds RM 0.18
Video Calls Favorite 
Same Networks
RM 0.15 RM 0.15 
RM 0.12 after
RM 1 daily total usage
RM 0.15 N/A N/A N/A 30 seconds RM 0.25 
60 seconds RM 0.50
Video Calls Favorite 
Other Networks
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 30 seconds RM 0.45 
60 seconds RM 0.90
Charging Block 30 seconds 30 seconds 
60 seconds after
RM 1 daily total usage
60 seconds N/A N/A N/A vary
SMS Favorite 
Same Networks
RM 0.01 RM 0.01 RM 0.01 N/A N/A N/A RM 0.01
SMS Favorite 
Other Networks
N/A RM 0.10 N/A N/A N/A N/A RM 0.06
MMS Favorite 
Same Networks
RM 0.15 RM 0.25 RM 0.25 N/A N/A N/A N/A
MMS Favorite 
Other Networks
N/A RM 0.25 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

* Note that XOX rate is based on Silver charging rate – Monthly total less than RM 50 reload. To enjoy XOX Gold rate, we would strongly recommend you go for postpaid of any telco, since it’s far cheaper you can get with RM 50.

** Note that all call rate are on per minute basis.


Voice Calls Same Networks:

 

For a Short Call (1 minute or less) – XOX

For a Long Call (4 minutes or more) – Happy

For calls between 1 and 4 minutes – TuneTalk >XOXHotlink > U Mobile > Happy > DiGi > Celcom

Daily Usage over RM 1, DiGi is the cheapest.

Voice Calls Other Networks:

For a Short Call (1 minute or less) – XOX

For a Long Call (4 minutes or more) – Happy

For calls between 1 and 4 minutes – TuneTalk >XOXHotlink > Happy > U Mobile > DiGi > Celcom

Daily Usage over RM 1, DiGi is the cheapest.

Video Calls to Same Network:

U Mobile

Video Calls to Other Networks:

Celcom

SMS to Same Network:

Happy and TuneTalk

SMS to Other Networks:

TuneTalk

Voice Calls to Favorite Numbers to Same Network:

DiGi

Voice Calls to Favorite Numbers to Other Network:

DiGi


Recommend:

 

For short call (do not require data services and MMS) – TuneTalk

For short call (require all services) – Hotlink

For long call – Happy

For frequent SMS –TuneTalk

Voice Call to Favorite Numbers – DiGi

For those who need the best coverage in Malaysia – Celcom

Tune Talk Prepaid – New Call Rates

Tune Talk

Tune Talk has revised and reduced their call rate from RM 0.22/min to RM 0.16/min. Their old call rates information is available on our previous post.

Today we will look at their new call rate and new features as well (if any).

However, since it began operated until now, they haven’t begin to offer any data service, that’s why TuneTalk subscribers still not able to send MMS, make video calls and using any data services like gprs, wap, edge and so on.

TuneTalk new revised call rate

Old Call RateNew Call Rate
Voice Calls to All NetworksRM 0.22/minRM 0.16/min
Video CallsN/AN/A
Charging Block60 seconds60 seconds
SMS to All NetworksRM 0.05/SMSRM 0.05/SMS
MMSN/AN/A
GPRSN/AN/A

Simply Voice Calls and SMS services, no MMS, GPRS or 3G services are provided.

Bonuses and the rest are same as current, you can visit our previous post regarding to TuneTalk here:

http://www.rmvalues.com/blog/2010/01/04/tune-talk-prepaid/


Review of TuneTalk Prepaid:

Low call and sms rates, however, please be informed that even you made a short call, even 2 seconds, but you still have to pay for 1 minute call rate — RM 0.16/min due to their 60 seconds charging block.

If you just simply need a prepaid plan to make a call and sms and don’t need data service, then TuneTalk suit your needs the most, because they do not provide any data service like MMS, GPRS, 3G etc.

You can enjoy same coverage as Celcom because TuneTalk is MVNO of Celcom. You stand a chance to win a RM 200 AirAsia e-Gift Voucher.

Recommend for those who like simple. 😉