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Malaysia Mobile Prepaid

It’s the time for us to compare all the telco prepaid plans in Malaysia after over a month of each operator plan details explanation.

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 0.22 15 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 0.22 15 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 – XOX > TuneTalk > Hotlink > 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 – XOX > TuneTalk > Hotlink > 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) – XOX

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

Tomorrow we will continue to see the cheapest postpaid plans from Malaysia telco.

Tune Talk Prepaid

Tune Talk

Tune Talk is a Tune Group Company, which also same with AirAsia.

TuneTalk is a MVNO of Celcom. They uses Celcom infrastructure and their frequency bands are GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

TuneTalk offer only 1 plan which is TuneTalk Prepaid.

Voice Calls to All Networks RM 0.22/min
Video Calls N/A
Charging Block 60 seconds
SMS to All Networks RM 0.05/SMS
MMS N/A
GPRS N/A
RM 0.10/10 KB

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


Bonuses of TuneTalk Prepaid

Free RM 100,000 Personal Accidental Insurance (by Etiqa)

Conditions: Maintain a minimum RM 30 monthly top up to keep it active.

Change Mobile Number Anytime

Just login to self care account and change the mobile number easily.

Free RM200 AirAsia e-Gift Voucher

Every 100th, 200th, 300th, 400th, 500th, 600th, 700th, 800th, 900th, and 1,000th top up of the day will received Free RM 200 AirAsia e-Gift Voucher.

10 Free 200 vouchers are giving out daily.


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 0.22/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. 😉

Malaysia Mobile Operators & MVNO

Currently Malaysia have 6 mobile providers. 4 Mobile Network Operators (MNO) and 3 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO). The 4 MNO are Celcom , DiGi, Maxis and U Mobile. While another 3 MVNO are Happy, TuneTalk and XOX. However, Happy is not really a licensed MVNO, it’s just another brand handled by a group peoples in DiGi. Beside that, U Mobile is not really 100% MNO, although they have the license of MNO, but their radio spectrum are few less, that’s why they have partner with Celcom to let their users enjoy the network coverage same as Celcom (Domestic Romaing).

What is MNO ?

MNO is a company that does have frequency allocation(s) and all the required infrastructure to run an independent mobile network. They have its own licensed frequency allocation of radio spectrum, and have all of the infrastructure required to provide mobile telephone service.

You can save huge money in long distance call, if you have voip phone system.

What is MVNO ?

MVNO is a company that doesn’t have all the facilities and licensed which MNO had. It’s equivalent to the “switchless resellers” of the traditional landline telephone market. Switchless resellers buy minutes wholesale from the large long distance companies and retail them to their customers.

Happy is a ‘virtual’ MVNO, which use the DiGi networks for their services. TuneTalk and U Mobile are buying minutes wholesales from Celcom and retail them to their customers. So, basically TuneTalk and U MObile users are using Celcom networks for their services (calling, sms, mms, data, etc)

That’s why you rarely see MVNO call and sms rate are cheaper than MNO. 😉

Prefix of MNO and MVNO are as follow:

Celcom 013/014-8/019

DiGi 014-3/014-6/016

Happy 014-3

Hotlink/Maxis 012/014-2/017

TuneTalk 010-51/010-54

U Mobile 018

XOX 010

Tomorrow we will show you the advantages and disadvantages of particular mobile operators.

* Actually MVNO in Malaysia also included REDtone and Merchantrade. However, REDtone only offer to Enterprise service (postpaid) and Merchantrade offer only prepaid IDD call.