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Malaysia: 9 Best Prepaid SIM Cards Buying Guide (2023)

Malaysia – known for the Petronas Twin Towers, jungles & the Batu Caves.

The year-round weather also makes it a popular travel destination for those wanting to escape the cold winter in their own country.

The issue with Malaysia, however, is that there is so much to do that you would need a lifetime to explore it all.

Several mountains can be explored, such as Mount Kinabalu.

Many exciting theme parks are scattered across the country as well, including LEGOLAND Malaysia and Sunway Lagoon.

And for those who want to stay away from all the crowdedness, you can even visit several islands, such as Sipadan Island.

Oh, and do not forget about East Malaysia, with the states Sabah and Sarawak and the Federal Territory of Labuan – all on Borneo (shared with Brunei and Indonesia).

Malaysia is an affordable travel destination, but it may be expensive for Southeast Asian standards.

To keep things even more inexpensive for yourself, get a Malaysian SIM card or eSIM to enjoy local rates.

International roaming can be expensive. Plus, SIM cards in Malaysia are not expensive at all.

So, how much do Malaysian SIM cards cost?

You can get a Malaysian SIM card for between 7 MYR (1.60 USD) to 50 MYR (11.30 USD) from Hotlink/Maxis, Digi, Celcom, U Mobile & Yes in their stores. The MVNOs and sub-brands (RedONE, speakOUT, Tune Talk & Yoodo) sell SIM cards for between 3 MYR (0.70 USD) to 10 MYR (2.25 USD – from resellers). SIM cards are also sold at various airports, including Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL).

Not to mention that most mobile network operators and a few mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) sell SIM cards targeted at tourists.

Such as speakOUT, with its 50 MYR SIM card with 100 GB for 7 days – the most generous (prepaid) data allowance in Malaysia.

With more than 15 mobile network operators and MVNOs, I selected Malaysia's ten best prepaid SIM cards (for tourists).

The other options are either whack or (almost) impossible to get for short-term travelers.

Oh, and those living in Malaysia do not have to click this page away – you will be learning a lot about all the options in the country too 😉.

In this guide, I will tell you everything you need to know about buying a SIM card in Malaysia. Let's do this.

Buying a SIM Card in Malaysia Guide (logos of Digi, Hotlink, Celcom, U Mobile, Yes, speakOUT, Yoodo, Tune Talk & redONE)

Original publication: 14th of December 2019. Last updated: 1st of February 2023.


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Can You Buy a SIM Card in Malaysia?

Anyone 12 years old or older living in or visiting Malaysia can buy a Malaysian SIM card from the mobile network operators (Hotlink (Maxis), Digi, Celcom (+ Yoodo), U Mobile & Yes) or MVNOs (redONE, speakOUT & Tune Talk) with some restrictions. Tourist SIM cards are usually only available to those 18 years or older.

The main restriction is that you can only have five active SIM cards in your name in Malaysia.

Besides that restriction, you are free to use Malaysian SIM cards.

You do have to comply with the SIM card registration regulations.

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Moreover, you need a phone that supports the frequencies used in the country (preferably all of them to have the most optimal experience while in Malaysia).

Furthermore, you need to have a SIM-lock-free device.

Where Can You Buy a SIM Card in Malaysia?

You can get a Malaysian SIM card in Hotlink/Maxis, Digi, Celcom (also for Yoodo), U Mobile, Yes & Altel stores. Resellers, like 7-Eleven, also sell SIM cards (especially for the MVNOs). They are also sold at various airports, including Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL – KLIA(2)) and Penang International Airport (PEN).

You can buy a Malaysian SIM card in the following airports:

  • Kota Kinabalu – Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
  • Kuala Lumpur – Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL)
  • Kuching – Kuching International Airport (KCH)
  • Langkawi – Langkawi International Airport (LGK)
  • Miri – Miri Airport (MYY)
  • Penang – Penang International Airport (PEN)
  • Sandakan – Sandakan Airport (SDK)

You can expect to pay the following for Malaysian SIM cards:

  • Hotlink by Maxis: 10 MYR, 25 MYR, 40 MYR & 50 MYR
  • Digi Malaysia: 8 MYR, 10 MYR & 15 MYR
  • Celcom (Axiata) Malaysia: 10 MYR
  • U Mobile Malaysia: 10 MYR
  • Yes Malaysia: 30 MYR
  • Antel Malaysia: 7 MYR – shutting down on the 31st of December 2022
  • redONE Malaysia: 10 MYR
  • speakOUT Malaysia: 10 MYR
  • Tune Talk: 5 MYR
  • Yoodo: 3 MYR

The following mobile operators also have SIM cards targetting tourists:

  • Hotlink by Maxis: N/A – not sold anymore, but SIM cards are sold at airports
  • Digi Malaysia: N/A – not sold anymore, but SIM cards are sold at airports
  • Celcom (Axiata) Malaysia: 30 MYR
  • U Mobile Malaysia: N/A – not sold anymore, but SIM cards are sold at airports
  • Yes Malaysia: N/A – SIM cards are not sold at airports
  • Antel Malaysia: N/A – SIM cards are not sold at airports – shutting down on the 31st of December 2022
  • redONE Malaysia: N/A – SIM cards are not sold at airports
  • speakOUT Malaysia: 50 MYR
  • Tune Talk: 25 MYR & 50 MYR
  • Yoodo: N/A – SIM cards are not sold at airports

For up-to-date MYR:your currency (let's say SGD) exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Can You Use Your Phone in Malaysia?

Malaysia uses GSM technology for mobile communications. CDMA phones will not work in Malaysia. If your phone has a SIM card slot, then it supports GSMA (99% of the phones do support GSM nowadays).

Traditional European frequencies are used in Malaysia, which are mostly used in ITU Regions 1 and 3 (Africa, Asia (including the Middle East), Europe & Oceania).

The Americas (North-, Central– & South America + the Caribbean – ITU Region 2) use American frequencies, which differ from the European ones.

ITU Regions Map
By Maximilian Dörrbecker (Chumwa) – Own work, using this file by Denelson83, CC BY-SA 2.5

If you bought your phone in Africa, Asia, Europe, or Oceania (ITU Regions 1 and 3), you should not experience any issues with using your phone in Malaysia.

If you purchased your phone in the Americas (ITU Region 2) and have a low/medium-end device (without Tri-Band or Quad-Band) support, then there is a possibility you cannot use your phone when in Thailand or can only use slower networks (3G or 2G).

If you have a medium/high-end device with Tri-Band or Quad-Band support, you can use your phone in Malaysia (to some extent) – also on 4G/LTE and 5G NR.

Mobile Operators, Networks & Frequencies in Malaysia

Malaysia has six mobile network operators, one sub-brand & three Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) easily accessible to travelers offering prepaid services easily accessible to travelers:

  • Hotlink by Maxis
  • Digi Malaysia
  • Celcom (Axiata) Malaysia
  • U Mobile Malaysia
  • Yes Malaysia (4G/LTE & 5G NR only)
  • Antel Malaysia – shutting down on the 31st of December 2022
  • redONE Malaysia (Celcom (Axiata) Malaysia MVNO)
  • speakOUT Malaysia (Digi Malaysia MVNO)
  • Tune Talk (Celcom (Axiata) Malaysia MVNO)
  • Yoodo (Celcom (Axiata) Malaysia sub-brand)

The following frequencies are used in Malaysia:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: N/A – shut down in March 2022 (Jendela Project)
  • 4G/LTE: 900 MHz (Band 8), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1), 2300 MHz (Band 40) & 2600 MHz (Band 7 & Band 38)
  • 5G NR: 700 MHz (n28) & 3500 MHz (n78)

You can learn more about frequencies in the video below.

To check whether your phone will work in Malaysia, check out this page by Kimovil or this one by Will My Phone Work (outdated, unfortunately, but extremely user-friendly – useful for phones launched in or before 2019. It does not check for 5G NR compatibility).

Again, make sure your phone is unlocked. Otherwise, you will not be able to use any SIM card except the one from your home operator (meaning you have to roam internationally or buy another unlocked phone that does support the frequencies listed above).

If you want to learn how international roaming works, this guide explains it in-depth. If you wonder why it is often so expensive to roam, this article explains the hidden reason they do not want you to know.

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VoLTE & VoWiFi in Malaysia

Both VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G) – also known as HD Voice) and VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi – also known as WiFi calling) are available in Malaysia. However, not all mobile operators offer both services.

This means that your phone does not have to downgrade to 2G or 3G when making a call in Malaysia (unlike mobile operators that do not support VoLTE).

The following mobile operators offer VoLTE and VoWiFi in Malaysia:

  • Hotlink by Maxis
  • Digi Malaysia
  • Celcom (Axiata) Malaysia
  • U Mobile Malaysia

The following mobile operators offer VoLTE only in Malaysia:

  • Yes Malaysia

The following mobile operators do not offer VoLTE or VoWiFi to prepaid customers in Malaysia:

  • Antel Malaysia – shutting down on the 31st of December 2022

VoWiFi is, as the name implies, calling on a WiFi connection as opposed to on a cellular network.

5G NR in Malaysia

Commercial 5G NR has been available in Malaysia since May 2022. It is available on the Yes network through Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB). The other mobile operators have shown interest in launching 5G NR with DNB, but it has been a long process so far.

Best SIM Card in Malaysia

If you want to buy the best SIM card in Malaysia, I recommend going with Digi or Celcom. Digi has the fastest speeds. Celcom has the best 4G/LTE coverage. Consider Celcom's MVNOs (speakOUT, redOne Malaysia Tune Talk & Yoodo) for great network performance at (slightly) lower prices.

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Best eSIM in Malaysia

Digi, U Mobile, speakOUT, Tune Talk & Yoodo offer eSIMs to prepaid customers.

Note that the Malaysian mobile operators require your identification (passport) for (future) eSIMs and physical SIM cards (will be discussed later).

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM for Malaysia without personal detail capturing, you can get the Malaysia (Sambungkan) eSIM from Airalo.

Malaysia Sambungkan eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

You have these four options:

  1. Malaysia/Sambungkan 1 GB eSIM for 7 daysvery popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  2. Malaysia/Sambungkan 3 GB eSIM for 30 daysvery popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  3. Malaysia/Sambungkan 5 GB eSIM for 30 daysmost popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  4. Malaysia/Sambungkan 10 GB eSIM for 30 days

The Airalo links above will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

For an in-depth analysis of the Airalo Sambungkan eSIMs (covering pros and cons as well), check out my Malaysia eSIMs Compared guide.

You can also get Malaysia eSIMs from Nomad.

Malaysia eSIMs Nomad

By the way, the 1 GB Nomad Malaysia eSIM for 7 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 5 GB for 7 days variant is very popular.

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off (even on top of current promotions)!

As of August 2022, Nomad decreased the prices of all its Malaysia plans (which may or may not have been done upon my request 😏).

For an in-depth analysis of the Nomad Malaysia eSIMs (covering pros and cons as well), check out my Malaysia eSIMs Compared guide.

Nomad Travel eSIM Reviews by Phone Travel Wiz

Finally, you can get Malaysia eSIMs from Holafly if you prefer unlimited data plans and do not mind paying a bit more for this advantage:

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Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

For an in-depth analysis of the Holafly Malaysia eSIMs (covering pros and cons as well), check out my Malaysia eSIMs Compared guide.

Holafly Travel eSIM Reviews by Phone Travel Wiz

With these eSIMs, you can skip Malaysia's SIM card registration scheme entirely and use it immediately upon arriving in Malaysia!

  • Find out about the best local eSIMs, local travel eSIMs & regional travel eSIMs for every country (lookup tool)
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TIP: check out my Best Malaysia eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Malaysia, including ones not mentioned above.

Airalo recently heavily improved its Asia eSIM, following the popular Eurolink eSIM for 39 European countries, with six variants: 1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days to be used in Malaysia and 13 other Asian countries:

Asialink Asia eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Just like in Europe, many readers tend to visit multiple Asian countries, so they would rather have a travel eSIM covering multiple countries than just one (like Malaysia).

The Asialink eSIM can be used in 14 countries in East Asia and Southeast Asia:

  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore 1
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

1 currently, newly bought Asialink eSIMs cannot be used in Singapore. Airalo is working on re-including Singapore in its Asialink offering

With the Asialink eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping the initial SIM card costs per country you visit.

TIP: Check out my eSIM lookup tool for an overview of local mobile operators offering eSIMs to prepaid customers and travel eSIMs I use and love (for eSIMs in Malaysia and eSIMs worldwide) and my Best Malaysia eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Malaysia.

Best International/Travel SIM Card for Malaysia

If you want to buy the best international/travel SIM card for Malaysia, I recommend going with SimCorner's 6 GB Malaysia Travel SIM card for 15 days. Consider SimCorner's Asia SIM cards to be used in Malaysia and 20+ countries, including neighboring Indonesia, Singapore & Thailand.

You have the following two Philippines Travel SIM cards:

  1. Malaysia SIM card with 6 GB for 8 days in 30 countries
  2. Malaysia SIM card with 6 GB for 15 days in 20+ countries (new: also available as an eSIM)
Malaysia Travel SIM Card SimCorner
© SimCorner

You have these two Asia SIM cards:

Asia Travel SIM Card (6 GB for 8 days) SimCorner
© SimCorner
Asia Travel SIM Card (6 GB for 15 days) SimCorner
© SimCorner

The SimCorner Asia SIM cards can be used in Malaysia and the following other countries:

  • Azerbaijan 2
  • Bahrain 1
  • Bangladesh
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Georgia
  • Guam 1
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Jordan 1
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kuwait 1
  • Kyrgyzstan 2
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia 1
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Nepal
  • Oman 1
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Qatar 1
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand 2, 3
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam

1 for the 8 day version only
2 for the 15 days version only
3 only 500 MB in Thailand – better get the SimCorner Thailand Travel SIM Cards instead

You can also get the SimCorner International Travel SIM card (new: also available as an eSIM) 6 GB of data valid for 15 days to be used in Malaysia and 100+ countries, including most of the ones mentioned above (Asia) and in the Americas, Europe & Oceania:

SimCorner International SIM Card Banner
© SimCorner
International Travel eSIM SimCorner
© SimCorner
  • Åland Islands
  • Albania
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Congo, the Republic of (Brazzaville)
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Myanmar
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • North Macedonia
  • Northern Cyprus
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tonga
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vatican City
  • Vietnam

Instead of spending between 0.34 USD to 384 USD for SIM cards in each country, get a SimCorner travel SIM card covering numerous countries for just one price!

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SIM Card Registration in Malaysia

SIM card registration with your passport information is mandatory in Malaysia. It will be done at the point of sale.

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Moreover, you can have up to five active prepaid SIM cards ACROSS all mobile operators in Malaysia.

This restriction applies to both Malaysian citizens and non-citizens (including migrant workers and tourists).

What happens when you try going over this limit? I do not know – be my guest and try it 😏.

Sales & Service Tax (SST) in Malaysia

Malaysia has a 6% Sales and Service Tax (SST), which replaced the former Goods and Service Tax (GST) in September 2018.

The SST was also applicable to mobile services, including top-ups and buying plans.

However, only six days later, the Malaysian government announced that prepaid services were exempt from the Service Tax.

This meant that a 10 MYR top-up would leave you 10 MYR and not 9.4(3) MYR.

But there is a catch – this exemption only applies to Malaysian citizens – not to non-citizens and tourists.

So as a traveler, a 10 MYR recharge will leave you with 9.4(3) MYR.

Malaysia Mobile Speeds, Mobile Internet Prices & Insights

Flag of Malaysia

Malaysia is one of the more popular travel destinations in Southeast Asia.

It is also relatively affordable, but not the cheapest in the region.

The same can be said about mobile data rates in Malaysia.

The average price for 1 GB of data in Malaysia is 2 MYR (0.45 USD), below the Asian average of 1.47 USD. The world average is 3.12 USD.

In fact, Malaysia is the third-cheapest country for mobile data in Southeast Asia, behind Thailand and Cambodia, but ahead of Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, Laos, Myanmar, Brunei & Timor-Leste – in that order.

Some data-featured prepaid plans can be generous in Malaysia, but that is not always the case.

While the prices for data-featured plans are low, will you also get slow speeds in Malaysia?

Kind of.

Malaysia's median mobile download speed is around 31 Mbps.

For reference, the global median is around 31 Mbps at the moment.

Malaysia has the third-slowest median download speeds compared to its (indirect) neighbors, faster than Indonesia (17.33 Mbps) and the Philippines (22.35 Mbps) but (way) slower than Brunei (79.50 Mbps), Singapore (69.04 Mbps), Vietnam (39.39 Mbps) & Thailand (35.16 Mbps).

Malaysia's mobile download speeds have increased by 55.5% year on year.

Okay, now it is time to know which mobile operator is the fastest in Malaysia.

That would be Digi, with a speed score of 33.19. Followed by Hotlink/Maxis (31.94), U Mobile (30.92), Celcom (28.14) & Unifi (13.27).

At the time of writing, Yes, not listed in the ranking above (about as fast as Unifi), is the only mobile operator that has launched 5G NR, so there is not much I can say about 5G NR in Malaysia.

Anyway, so what about coverage? Which mobile operator has the best coverage?

Honestly, the six mobile operators cover almost all of Malaysia, but Yes has the best availability.

When looking at 4G/LTE coverage experience, Celcom wins with a score of 9.2 (on a 10-point scale), ahead of Digi and Hotlink/Maxis (8.6), U Mobile (7.7), Unifi (7) & Yes (6.9).

Remember, there is no 3G in Malaysia anymore, as part of the Jendela Project (although the shut down was extended to March 2022 instead of the end of December 2021).

Digi Malaysia 3G Shut Down Jendela Plan
© Digi Malaysia

So if you are in a location where 4G/LTE (or 5G NR with Yes) is unavailable, you will jump back to 2G (not with Yes), which is extremely slow.

So what about the overall network performance by the Malaysian mobile operators?

Digi and Hotlink/Maxis are the winners of the Malaysia Mobile Experience Awards of September 2022.

For the fastest speeds, you want to go with Digi.

For extensive 4G/LTE coverage, Celcom is the pick.

If you want to try out 5G NR, Yes is the one to go for (for now).

But be careful: many Malaysian mobile operators will claim they offer unlimited data plans.

These plans are at reduced speeds (3 Mbps or 6 Mbps most of the time), or you get unlimited data with a high-speed data allowance.

Often, you have to dig through the Fair-Use Policy (FUP) or Terms of Conditions to find out why it takes ages to load web pages.

Fortunately, I did all that digging for you, and I will mention when you have a FUP to deal with or when you are constantly dealing with reduced speeds.

With low SIM card prices, extensive nationwide coverage, average mobile download speeds, and incredibly low mobile data rates, you should have a smooth network experience in Malaysia.

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Currency in Malaysia

20 Malaysian Ringgit Bank Note
© Central Bank of Malaysia/Bank Negara Malaysia

Malaysia uses the Malaysian Ringgit with the symbol MYR (which will be used throughout this guide).

However, prices are often listed as RM. For example, 25 MYR = RM25.

For reference, below are some exchange rates between MYR and USD (US Dollars):

  • 1 MYR = 0.25 USD
  • 10 MYR = 2.30 USD
  • 100 MYR = 22.60 USD
  • 1000 MYR = 225.95 USD

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Malaysian Prepaid SIM Cards

Below, I will guide you through Hotlink by Maxis, Digi Malaysia, Celcom (Axiata) Malaysia, U Mobile, Yes Malaysia, redONE Malaysia, speakOUT Malaysia, Tune Talk & Yoodo, and go through:

  • Background information
  • Mobile coverage
  • SIM card types, prices, and availability
  • Recharge/top-up information
  • Combo plans, data plans, and special packs (such as social media packs)

With that being said, let’s see what Malaysia has to offer to us.


Hotlink by Maxis Malaysia Logo
© Hotlink

Hotlink by Maxis Communications, just Maxis, is the largest mobile operator in Malaysia.

Although it is often overtaken by Digi Malaysia, depending on the quarter.

Hotlink is a secondary brand by Maxis.

While Hotlink initially was Maxis' prepaid brand, it later added postpaid plans to Hotlink.

Hotlink was also the first mobile operator to offer Free Basic Internet, which is data browsing @ 64 Kbps (excruciating slow… but free).

This also caused the elimination of Pay As You Go data overuse fees throughout Malaysia.

Hotlink uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: N/A – shut down in March 2022 (Jendela Project)
  • 4G/LTE: 900 MHz (Band 8), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 700 MHz (n28) & 3500 MHz (n78) – coming soon through DNB
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: Yes

This is what you will learn about Hotlink:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Hotlink SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Hotlink has extensive coverage throughout Malaysia.

Below are Hotlink's coverage maps produced by Speedtest – on the left, Peninsular (West) Malaysia; on the right, East Malaysia:

You can get a Hotlink SIM card for 10 MYR, 15 MYR, 40 MYR & 50 MYR in Hotlink or Maxis stores and from resellers, including grocery stores, kiosks & gas stations. Hotlink SIM cards are also sold at various airports, including Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) and Penang International Airport (PEN).

The following four Hotlink SIM cards are available:

PriceCreditDataLocal MinutesValidity
10 MYR5 MYRN/AN/A30 days
25 MYR2 MYR10 GBN/A365 days
40 MYRN/A“Unlimited”, 50 GB @ 3 MbpsUnlimited30 days
50 MYRN/A“Unlimited”, 50 GB @ 6 MbpsUnlimited30 days

I do have to warn you that 3 Mbps and 6 Mbps are slow download speeds.

6 Mbps is somewhat reasonable but still annoyingly slow… you may want to get the 25 MYR SIM card if you want unrestricted speeds.

Hotlink by Maxis Malaysia SIM Cards

Hotlink used to have a tourist SIM card, called Hotlink Tourist SIM, but it looks like it stopped selling them (just like many of its competitors for some reason).

Dial *100# to access the Hotlink (Easy) Menu.

Dial *139# to see your Hotlink phone number.

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Hotlink has no eSIMs for prepaid customers.

Note that the Malaysian mobile operators require your identification (passport) for (future) eSIMs and for physical SIM cards.

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM without personal detail capturing, you can go with the Malaysia (Sambungkan) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers & 10 GB/30 days).

Malaysia Sambungkan eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Airalo links above will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

Or get the Malaysia eSIMs from Nomad (from 1 GB/7 days to 50 GB/30 days).

Malaysia eSIMs Nomad

the 1 GB Nomad Malaysia eSIM for 7 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 5 GB for 7 days variant is very popular.

As of August 2022, Nomad decreased the prices of all its Malaysia plans (which may or may not have been done upon my request 😏).

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Malaysia eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

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Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

Airalo recently heavily improved its Asia eSIM, following the popular Eurolink eSIM for 39 European countries, with six variants: 1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days to be used in Malaysia and 13 other Asian countries:

Asialink Asia eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore 1
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

1 currently, newly bought Asialink eSIMs cannot be used in Singapore. Airalo is working on re-including Singapore in its Asialink offering

With the Asialink eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping initial SIM card and eSIM costs per country you visit.

TIP: check out my Best Malaysia eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Malaysia (including ones not mentioned above).

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Note that Hotlink offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings.

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Hotlink top-up vouchers are sold in Hotlink and Maxis stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Malaysia.

To top up your Hotlink SIM card, dial *111*VoucherCode# or call 122 and follow the instructions.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *111*123456#.

You can also tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

Dial *122# to check your Hotlink balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the Hotlink app (Android/iOS/Huawei AppGallery).

Hotlink by Maxis Malaysia App
© Hotlink

Hotlink has two data-featured prepaid plans: Unlimited Passes (combo) & Fast Passes (data).

All Hotlink plans can be activated by dialing *100#.

I will list all the prices in MYR (Malaysian Ringgit).

To convert MYR to your currency (let's say SGD – Singapore Dollar) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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The Unlimited Passes are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access for now) and minutes.

Dial *100# to activate Unlimited Passes:

PriceDataNighttime Data 1Local MinutesValidity
3 MYR“Unlimited”, 5 GB @ 3 MbpsN/AUnlimited24 hours
12 MYR“Unlimited”, 15 GB @ 3 MbpsN/AUnlimited7 days
35 MYR“Unlimited”, 50 GB @ 3 MbpsN/AUnlimited30 days
40 MYR“Unlimited”, 50 GB @ 3 MbpsUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
45 MYR“Unlimited”, 50 GB @ 6 MbpsN/AUnlimited30 days
50 MYR“Unlimited”, 50 GB @ 6 MbpsUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
60 MYR“Unlimited”, 50 GB @ 18 MbpsUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
85 MYR“Unlimited”, 50 GB @ 18 MbpsUnlimitedUnlimited30 days

1 for between 2:00 and 14:00 with uncapped speeds during these hours

I do have to warn you that 3 Mbps and 6 Mbps are slow download speeds.

6 Mbps is somewhat reasonable but still annoyingly slow… 18 Mbps is fine (although 25 Mbps is recommended for video streaming @ 4K – 18 Mbps is fast enough for 1080p and 1440p (2K)).

Hotlink by Maxis Malaysia Unlimited Plans

The Fast Passes are data bundles (without 5G NR access for now).

Dial *100# to activate Fast Passes:

PriceDataValidity
2 MYR1 GB30 days
4 MYR2 GB30 days
10 MYR5 GB30 days
15 MYR8 GB30 days
30 MYR20 GB30 days
Hotlink by Maxis Malaysia Fast Internet Passes
  • Name: Maxis 4G
  • APN: unet OR max4g
  • Username: leave empty OR maxis
  • Password: leave empty OR wap

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Digi Malaysia

Digi Malaysia Logo
© Digi Malaysia

Digi Malaysia, just Digi and not to be confused with Digi in Belize, is the second-largest mobile operator in Malaysia.

Although it often overtakes Maxis, making it the largest then.

Digi is part of the Telenor group, which is from Norway.

Telenor is also active in Asia (Pakistan – Telenor and Thailand – Dtac) and Europe (Denmark and Sweden as Telenor and as DNA in Finland).

Digi uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: Shut down in March 2022 (Jendela Project)
  • 4G/LTE: 900 MHz (Band 8), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 700 MHz (n28) & 3500 MHz (n78) – coming soon through DNB
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: Yes

This is what you will learn about Digi:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Digi SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Digi Malaysia

Digi has extensive coverage throughout Malaysia.

Below are Digi's coverage maps produced by Speedtest – on the left, Peninsular (West) Malaysia; on the right, East Malaysia:

SIM Card Price – Digi Malaysia

You can get a Digi SIM card for 8 MYR, 10 MYR & 15 MYR in Digi stores and from resellers, including grocery stores, kiosks & gas stations. Digi SIM cards are also sold at various airports, including Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) and Penang International Airport (PEN).

Digi Malaysia SIM Card
© Digi Malaysia

The following three Digi SIM cards are available:

PriceDataSocial Data 1Local MinutesValidity
8 MYRN/AN/AN/A60 days
10 MYR 25 GBUnlimited30 minutes30 days
15 MYR6 GBUnlimitedN/A30 days

1 for Facebook, Instagram, TikTok & Twitter
2 available from resellers only (not in Digi stores)

Digi Malaysia Stores
© Digi Malaysia

Digi used to have a tourist SIM card, called Digi Traveler SIM, but it looks like it stopped selling them (just like many of its competitors for some reason).

Dial *128# to access the Digi menu.

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It is possible to get a Digi eSIM for the same price as a regular SIM card.

Note that the Malaysian mobile operators require your identification (passport) for future eSIMs and for physical SIM cards.

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM without personal detail capturing, you can go with the Malaysia (Sambungkan) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers & 10 GB/30 days).

Malaysia Sambungkan eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Airalo links above will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

Or get the Malaysia eSIMs from Nomad (from 1 GB/7 days to 50 GB/30 days).

Malaysia eSIMs Nomad

The 1 GB Nomad Malaysia eSIM for 7 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 5 GB for 7 days variant is very popular.

As of August 2022, Nomad decreased the prices of all its Malaysia plans (which may or may not have been done upon my request 😏).

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Malaysia eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

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Airalo recently heavily improved its Asia eSIM, following the popular Eurolink eSIM for 39 European countries, with six variants: 1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days to be used in Malaysia and 13 other Asian countries:

Asialink Asia eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore 1
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

1 currently, newly bought Asialink eSIMs cannot be used in Singapore. Airalo is working on re-including Singapore in its Asialink offering

With the Asialink eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping initial SIM card and eSIM costs per country you visit.

TIP: check out my Best Malaysia eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Malaysia (including ones not mentioned above).

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Note that Digi offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings.

Oh, you can also use VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Digi Malaysia

Digi top-up vouchers are sold in Digi stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Malaysia.

The following (online) Digi top-ups are available:

Top-UpValidity
5 MYR5 days
10 MYR10 days
15 MYR15 days
30 MYR30 days
50 MYR50 days
100 MYR120 days
101 MYR – 999 MYR120 days

To top up your Digi SIM card, dial *123*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *123*123456#.

You can also tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

You can also recharge online with (international) debit and credit cards.

Dial *126# to check your Digi balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the MyDigi app (Android/iOS/Huawei AppGallery).

Digi Malaysia MyDigi Mobile App
© Digi Malaysia

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Digi Malaysia

Digi has three data-featured prepaid plans:

All Digi plans can be activated by dialing *128#.

I will list all the prices in MYR (Malaysian Ringgit).

To convert MYR to your currency (let's say SGD – Singapore Dollar) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Prepaid NEXT Plans – Digi Malaysia

The Prepaid NEXT Plans are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access for now) and minutes.

Dial *128# to activate Prepaid NEXT Plans:

PricePlanDataSocial Data 1, 2Local MinutesValidity
15 MYRNext 156 GBUnlimitedN/A30 days
20 MYRNext 2015 GBUnlimitedN/A30 days
30 MYRNext 3020 GBUnlimitedN/A30 days
35 MYRNext 3530 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
68 MYRRDY50 GBUnlimited 3Unlimited30 days

1 for Facebook, Instagram, TikTok & Twitter
2 only when auto-renewal is/stays enabled
3 +unlimited data for Arena of Valor, Call of Duty Mobile, Free Fire, League of Legends Wild Rift, Mobile Legends Bang Bang & PUBG Mobile

Digi Malaysia NEXT Plans
Prepaid Raja Kombo Plans – Digi Malaysia

The Prepaid Raja Kombo Plans are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access for now) and minutes.

Dial *128# to activate Prepaid Raja Kombo Plans:

PricePlanDataSocial Data 1Local MinutesInternational Minutes 3Validity
15 MYRRaja Kombo 150.5 GBUnlimited 2N/A30 minutes30 days
30 MYRRaja Kombo 306 GBUnlimitedN/A45 minutes30 days
35 MYRRaja Kombo 3512 GBUnlimited30 days60 minutes30 days
45 MYRRaja Kombo 4525 GBUnlimited30 days75 minutes30 days

1 for Facebook, IMO, Instagram, TikTok & YouTube
2 for YouTube only
3 to Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Myanmar/Burma, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand & Vietnam

Digi Malaysia Raja Kombo Plans
Prepaid 3-Months Bundles – Digi Malaysia

The Prepaid 3-Months Bundles are data bundles (without 5G NR access for now).

Dial *100# to activate Prepaid 3-Months Bundles:

PricePlanDataValidity
45 MYRNext 15 (3M)3.5 GB/30 days (10.5 GB)90 days
105 MYRNext 35 (3M)30 GB (90 days) + 5 GB/30 days (15 GB)90 days
Digi Malaysia 3-Months Bundles

APN/Internet Settings – Digi Malaysia

  • Name: Digi
  • APN: diginet

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Celcom (Axiata) Malaysia

Celcom Malaysia Logo
© Celcom Malaysia

Celcom Axiata Malaysia, just Celcom and not to be confused with Cellcom in Canada, Guinea, Israel, or the United States, is the third-largest mobile operator in Malaysia.

It was the first mobile operator to launch 3G in Malaysia.

Surprisingly, most Malaysian Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) use the Celcom network for some reason.

The Axiata Group is also active in Bangladesh (Robi), Cambodia (Smart), Indonesia (XL Axiata), Nepal (Ncell) & Sri Lanka (Dialog).

Celcom uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: N/A – shut down in March 2022 (Jendela Project)
  • 4G/LTE: 900 MHz (Band 8), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 700 MHz (n28) & 3500 MHz (n78) – coming soon through DNB
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: Yes

This is what you will learn about Celcom:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Celcom SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Celcom Malaysia

Celcom has the best 4G/LTE coverage in Malaysia.

It also won the Malaysia Best Mobile Coverage Speedtest Award of 2021 (Q3-Q4).

Below are Celcom's coverage maps produced by Speedtest – on the left, Peninsular (West) Malaysia; on the right, East Malaysia:

SIM Card Price – Celcom Malaysia

You can get a Celcom SIM card, called Xpax, for 10 MYR with 6 MYR credit, 1 GB Basic Internet (@ 64 Kbps) & 10 GB for Arena of Valor, Facebook, Free Fire, Instagram & PUBG Mobile for 3 days in Celcom stores and from resellers, including grocery stores, kiosks & gas stations. Celcom SIM cards are also sold at various airports, including Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) and Penang International Airport (PEN).

Celcom Malaysia SIM Card
© Celcom Malaysia

Short-term visitors and tourists can also get the Celcom Tourist SIM card.

For 30 MYY, you get 1 GB of data a day (10 GB), unlimited WeChat & WhatsApp data, 1 GB roaming data for Singapore & 1 GB roaming data for Thailand for 10 days.

Celcom Malaysia Tourist SIM Card
© Celcom Malaysia

Dial *118# to access the Celcom menu.

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Celcom has no eSIMs for prepaid customers.

Note that the Malaysian mobile operators require your identification (passport) for (future) eSIMs and for physical SIM cards.

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM without personal detail capturing, you can go with the Malaysia (Sambungkan) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers & 10 GB/30 days).

Malaysia Sambungkan eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Airalo links above will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

Or get the Malaysia eSIMs from Nomad (from 1 GB/7 days to 50 GB/30 days).

Malaysia eSIMs Nomad

The 1 GB Nomad Malaysia eSIM for 7 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 5 GB for 7 days variant is very popular.

As of August 2022, Nomad decreased the prices of all its Malaysia plans (which may or may not have been done upon my request 😏).

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Malaysia eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

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Airalo recently heavily improved its Asia eSIM, following the popular Eurolink eSIM for 39 European countries, with six variants: 1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days to be used in Malaysia and 13 other Asian countries:

Asialink Asia eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore 1
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

1 currently, newly bought Asialink eSIMs cannot be used in Singapore. Airalo is working on re-including Singapore in its Asialink offering

With the Asialink eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping initial SIM card and eSIM costs per country you visit.

TIP: check out my Best Malaysia eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Malaysia (including ones not mentioned above).

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Note that Celcom offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings.

Oh, you can also use VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Celcom Malaysia

Celcom top-up vouchers are sold in Celcom stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Malaysia.

The following (online) Celcom top-ups are available:

Top-UpValidity
5 MYR5 days
10 MYR10 days
30 MYR30 days
50 MYR50 days
100 MYR100 days

To top up your Celcom SIM card, call 1111, select option 1 & enter the VoucherCode.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would call 1111, select option 1 & enter 123456.

You can also tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

You can also recharge online with (international) debit and credit cards.

Dial *118# to check your Celcom balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the Celcom Life app (Android/iOS/Huawei AppGallery).

Celcom Malaysia Celcom Life App
© Celcom Malaysia

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Celcom Malaysia

Celcom has eight data-featured prepaid plans:

All Celcom plans can be activated by dialing *118#.

I will list all the prices in MYR (Malaysian Ringgit).

To convert MYR to your currency (let's say SGD – Singapore Dollar) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Weekly Passes – Celcom Malaysia

The Weekly Passes are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access for now) and minutes.

Dial *118*2# to activate Weekly Passes:

PriceDataLocal MinutesValidity
12 MYR“Unlimited”, 20 GB @ 3 MbpsUnlimited7 days
15 MYR“Unlimited”, 20 GB @ 6 MbpsUnlimited7 days

I do have to warn you that 3 Mbps and 6 Mbps are slow download speeds.

6 Mbps is somewhat reasonable but still annoyingly slow… but you can at least video stream videos @ 1080p.

Celcom Malaysia Weekly Passes
Monthly Passes – Celcom Malaysia

The Monthly Passes are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access for now) and minutes.

Dial *118*1# or *118*2# to activate Monthly Passes:

PriceDataLocal MinutesValidity
35 MYR30 GBUnlimited30 days
35 MYR“Unlimited”, 60 GB @ 3 MbpsUnlimited30 days
38 MYR“Unlimited”, 60 GB @ 3 Mbps + 5 GB (high speed)Unlimited30 days
43 MYR“Unlimited”, 60 GB @ 3 Mbps + 5 GB (high speed)Unlimited30 days
45 MYR40 GBUnlimited30 days
45 MYR“Unlimited”, 60 GB @ 6 MbpsUnlimited30 days
48 MYR“Unlimited”, 60 GB @ 6 Mbps + 10 GB (high speed)Unlimited30 days
50 MYR“Unlimited”, 60 GB @ 6 Mbps + 5 GB (high speed)Unlimited30 days
53 MYR“Unlimited”, 60 GB @ 6 Mbps + 10 GB (high speed)Unlimited30 days

I do have to warn you that 3 Mbps and 6 Mbps are slow download speeds.

6 Mbps is somewhat reasonable but still annoyingly slow… but you can at least video stream videos @ 1080p.

I know I would avoid the “unlimited” plans and go for the 35 MYR 30 GB or (better yet) 45 MYR 40 GB plans… but I am a speed cheetah 💨.

Celcom Malaysia Monthly Passes
Unlimited Hour Passes – Celcom Malaysia

The Unlimited Hour Passes are data bundles (without 5G NR access for now).

Dial *118*2# to activate Unlimited Hour Passes:

PriceDataValidity
1 MYRUnlimited2 hour
2 MYRUnlimited3 hours
3 MYR2 GB24 hours
5 MYR4 GB24 hours
Celcom Malaysia Unlimited Hour Passes
Late Night Internet Add-Ons – Celcom Malaysia

The Late Night Internet Add-Ons are data add-ons (without 5G NR access for now) for between 1:00 and 7:00. They cannot be purchased as standalone plans.

Dial *118# to activate Late Night Internet Add-Ons:

PriceDataValidity 1
2 MYR3 GB1 night
7 MYR10 GB7 nights
20 MYR15 GB30 nights

1 between 1:00 and 7:00

Celcom Malaysia Late Night Internet Add-Ons
Games Walla (Plus) Add-Ons – Celcom Malaysia

The Games Walla (Plus) add-ons are data add-ons (without 5G NR access for now) for Arena of Valor, Free Fire, Garena & PUBG Mobile. They cannot be purchased as standalone plans.

Dial *118# to activate Games Walla (Plus):

PricePlanDataGamesValidity
2 MYRGames Walla Daily3 GBArena of Valor, Free Fire & PUBG Mobile1 day
6 MYRPUBG: Daily Pass3 GBPUBG Mobile1 day
7 MYRGames Walla Weekly10 GBArena of Valor, Free Fire & PUBG Mobile7 days
8.80 MYRGarena: Daily Pass3 GBGarena1 day
18.50 MYRGarena: Weekly Pass5 GBGarena7 days
18.50 MYRPUBG: Weekly Pass5 GBPUBG Mobile7 days
20 MYRGames Walla Monthly15 GBArena of Valor, Free Fire & PUBG Mobile30 days
Celcom Malaysia Games Walla (Plus)
Social Walla (Plus) Add-Ons – Celcom Malaysia

The Social Walla (Plus) add-ons are data add-ons (without 5G NR access for now) for Facebook, IMO, Instagram, WeChat & WhatsApp. They cannot be purchased as standalone plans.

Dial *118# to activate Social Walla (Plus):

PricePlanDataAppsValidity
2 MYRFacebook Walla Daily3 GBFacebook, IMO, WeChat & WhatsApp1 day
2 MYRInstagram Walla Daily3 GBIMO, Instagram, WeChat & WhatsApp1 day
7 MYRFacebook Walla Weekly10 GBFacebook, IMO, WeChat & WhatsApp7 days
7 MYRInstagram Walla Weekly10 GBIMO, Instagram, WeChat & WhatsApp7 days
20 MYRFacebook Walla Monthly15 GBFacebook, IMO, WeChat & WhatsApp30 days
20 MYRInstagram Walla Monthly15 GBIMO, Instagram, WeChat & WhatsApp30 days
Video Walla (Plus) – Celcom Malaysia

The Video Walla (Plus) add-ons are data add-ons AstroGo, Dimsum, ErosNow, Netflix, Viu & YouTube. They cannot be purchased as standalone plans.

Dial *118# to activate Video Walla (Plus):

PriceData 1Validity
2 MYR3 GB1 day
7 MYR10 GB7 days
9 MYR9 GB30 days
20 MYR15 GB30 days
24 MYR27 GB90 days
88 MYR108 GB365 days

1 for AstroGo, Dimsum, ErosNow, Netflix, Viu & YouTube

Celcom Malaysia Video Walla (Plus) Add-Ons
Music Walla – Celcom Malaysia

The Music Walla add-on is an unlimited data add-on (without 5G NR access for now) for Astra Arena, Fly FM, Hot FM, Hungama, Joox, KKBOX, KOOL FM, One FM, Spotify & Syok for 30 days, costing 3 MYR. It cannot be purchased as standalone plans.

Dial *118# to activate Music Walla:

PriceData 1Validity
3 MYRUnlimited30 days

1 for Astra Arena, Fly FM, Hot FM, Hungama, Joox, KKBOX, KOOL FM, One FM, Spotify & Syok

Celcom Malaysia Music Walla Add-On

APN/Internet Settings – Celcom Malaysia

  • Name: celcom4g
  • APN: celcom4g

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U Mobile Malaysia

U Mobile Malaysia Logo
© U Mobile Malaysia

U Mobile Malaysia, just U Mobile, is one of the smaller mobile operators in Malaysia.

It was the first mobile operator to enable VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi) in the country.

U Mobile uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: N-A – national roaming with Maxis
  • 3G: N/A – shut down in March 2022 (Jendela Project)
  • 4G/LTE: 900 MHz (Band 8), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2600 MHz (Band 7)
  • 5G NR: 700 MHz (n28) & 3500 MHz (n78) – coming soon through DNB
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: Yes

This is what you will learn about U Mobile:

* Coverage
* How to Get a U Mobile SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – U Mobile Malaysia

U Mobile has extensive coverage throughout Malaysia.

Below are U Mobile's coverage maps produced by Speedtest – on the left, Peninsular (West) Malaysia; on the right, East Malaysia:

You can also check out U Mobile's official coverage map here.

SIM Card Price – U Mobile Malaysia

You can get a U Mobile SIM card, Prepaid 5G-Ready Plan, for 10 MYR with 6 MYR credit and 1 GB of data for 5 days in U Mobile stores and from resellers, including grocery stores, kiosks & gas stations. U Mobile SIM cards are not sold at airports, including Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) and Penang International Airport (PEN).

Be aware: U Mobile introduces a new SIM card (line) basically yearly (like most Malaysian mobile operators).

In 2021, it was called Unlimited FUNZ, which is slowly being discontinued (so if you read about this SIM card somewhere and are confused about me calling it Prepaid 5G-Ready Plan – this is why).

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It is possible to get a U Mobile eSIM after purchusing a SIM card and exchanging it for an eSIM (costs 10 MYR).

Note that the Malaysian mobile operators require your identification (passport) for future eSIMs and for physical SIM cards.

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM without personal detail capturing, you can go with the Malaysia (Sambungkan) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers & 10 GB/30 days).

Malaysia Sambungkan eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Airalo links above will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

Or get the Malaysia eSIMs from Nomad (from 1 GB/7 days to 50 GB/30 days).

Malaysia eSIMs Nomad

The 1 GB Nomad Malaysia eSIM for 7 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 5 GB for 7 days variant is very popular.

As of August 2022, Nomad decreased the prices of all its Malaysia plans (which may or may not have been done upon my request 😏).

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Malaysia eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

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Airalo recently heavily improved its Asia eSIM, following the popular Eurolink eSIM for 39 European countries, with six variants: 1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days to be used in Malaysia and 13 other Asian countries:

Asialink Asia eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore 1
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

1 currently, newly bought Asialink eSIMs cannot be used in Singapore. Airalo is working on re-including Singapore in its Asialink offering

With the Asialink eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping initial SIM card and eSIM costs per country you visit.

TIP: check out my Best Malaysia eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Malaysia (including ones not mentioned above).

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Note that U Mobile offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings.

Oh, you can also use VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – U Mobile Malaysia

U Mobile top-up vouchers are sold in U Mobile stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Malaysia.

The following (online) top-ups are available:

Top-UpValidity
10 MYR10 days
20 MYR20 days
30 MYR30 days
50 MYR50 days
100 MYR100 days
U Mobile Malaysia Top-Ups

To top up your U Mobile SIM card, dial *138*VoucherCode or text the VoucherCode to 22128.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *138*123456# or text 123456 to 22128.

You can also tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

You can also recharge online with (international) debit and credit cards.

Dial *118*8# to check your U Mobile balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the MyUMobile app (Android/iOS/Huawei AppGallery).

U Mobile Malaysia MyUMobile App
© U Mobile

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – U Mobile Malaysia

U Mobile has two data-featured prepaid plans: U Plans (combo) & Daily & Weekly Plans (data).

I will list all the prices in MYR (Malaysian Ringgit).

To convert MYR to your currency (let's say SGD – Singapore Dollar) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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U Plans – U Mobile Malaysia

The U Plans are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access for now) and minutes.

Dial *188*10# to activate U Plans:

PricePlanDataLocal MinutesValidity
25 MYRU25“Unlimited”, 30 GB @ 3 Mbps + 1 hour high speed data/day (30 hours)Unlimited30 days
35 MYRU35“Unlimited”, 100 GB @ 6 Mbps + 1 hour high speed data/day (30 hours)Unlimited30 days
U Mobile Malaysia U Plans
Daily & Weekly Plans – U Mobile Malaysia

The Daily & Weekly Plans are data bundles (without 5G NR access for now).

Text the Activation Code to 22128 to activate Daily & Weekly Plans:

PricePlanDataSocial Data 1, 2ValidityActivation Code
2 MYRMB2100 MBN/A1 dayOn MB2
5 MYRMB-Day1.5 GBUnlimited1 dayOn MBDay
9 MYRMB-Week1 GBUnlimited7 daysOn MBWeek
15 MYRMB15500 MBUnlimited15 daysOn MB15

1 for TonTon & YouTube between 2:00 and 10:00
2 for ERA FM, Hitz FM, KKBOX & MYFM (all day)

U Mobile Malaysia Daily & Weekly Plans

APN/Internet Settings – U Mobile Malaysia

  • Name: U Mobile
  • APN: my3g

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Yes Malaysia

Yes Malaysia Logo
© Yes Malaysia

Yes Malaysia, just Yes and formerly known as Yes 4G, is one of the mobile operators in Malaysia.

It was the first 4G/LTE-only mobile operator in Malaysia, building its network from the ground up.

Yes never had a national roaming agreement with the other mobile operator, meaning you needed a 4G/LTE compatible device to use Yes.

Moreover, only select devices supporting 4G/LTE on select non-traditional frequencies (for Malaysian and Asian standards).

Luckily, Yes managed to get some spectrum on normal frequencies, but I still suggest checking the supported devices list to avoid surprises.

In May 2022, Yes launched 5G NR (through Digital Nasional Berhad), making it Malaysia's first 5G NR-supported mobile operator.

Yes uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: N/A – never had it
  • 3G: N/A – never had it
  • 4G/LTE: 800 MHz (Band 20), 2300 MHz (Band 40) & 2600 MHz (Band 38)
  • 5G NR: 700 MHz (n28) & 3500 MHz (n78) – through Digital Nasional Berhad
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: No

This is what you will learn about Yes:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Yes SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Yes Malaysia

Yes has the best 4G/LTE availability in Malaysia.

This was also confirmed by Opensignal.

Below are Yes' coverage maps produced by Speedtest – on the left, Peninsular (West) Malaysia; on the right, East Malaysia:

You can also check out Yes' official coverage map here.

SIM Card Price – Yes Malaysia

You can get a Yes SIM card for 30 MYR with unlimited data (@ full speed on 5G NR and @ 7 Mbps on 4G/LTE), unlimited local minutes & unlimited on-net SMS for 30 days in Yes stores and from resellers, including grocery stores, kiosks & gas stations. Yes SIM cards are not sold at airports, including Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) and Penang International Airport (PEN).

Yes Malaysia SIM Card
© Yes Malaysia
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Yes has no eSIMs – not even for postpaid customers.

Note that the Malaysian mobile operators require your identification (passport) for (future) eSIMs and for physical SIM cards.

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM without personal detail capturing, you can go with the Malaysia (Sambungkan) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers & 10 GB/30 days).

Malaysia Sambungkan eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Airalo links above will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

Or get the Malaysia eSIMs from Nomad (from 1 GB/7 days to 50 GB/30 days).

Malaysia eSIMs Nomad

The 1 GB Nomad Malaysia eSIM for 7 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 5 GB for 7 days variant is very popular.

As of August 2022, Nomad decreased the prices of all its Malaysia plans (which may or may not have been done upon my request 😏).

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Malaysia eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

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Airalo recently heavily improved its Asia eSIM, following the popular Eurolink eSIM for 39 European countries, with six variants: 1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days to be used in Malaysia and 13 other Asian countries:

Asialink Asia eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore 1
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

1 currently, newly bought Asialink eSIMs cannot be used in Singapore. Airalo is working on re-including Singapore in its Asialink offering

With the Asialink eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping initial SIM card and eSIM costs per country you visit.

TIP: check out my Best Malaysia eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Malaysia (including ones not mentioned above).

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Note that Yes offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings but no VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Yes Malaysia

Yes top-up vouchers are sold in Yes stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Malaysia.

The following (online) Yes top-ups are available:

Top-UpValidity
5 MYR10 days
10 MYR20 days
20 MYR40 days
30 MYR60 days
Yes Malaysia Top-Ups

To top up your Yes SIM card, text REL YourPhoneNumber VoucherCode to 0183301111.

For example, if your phone number is 123456789 and your voucher code is 123456, you would text REL 123456789 123456 to 0183301111.

You can also tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

You can also recharge online with (international) debit and credit cards.

Text BAL to 0183301111 to check your Yes balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the MyYes app (Android/iOS).

Yes Malaysia MyYes App
© Yes Malaysia

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Yes Malaysia

Yes has only one data-featured prepaid plan: Yes Prepaid FT5G Unlimited.

It is a combo plan with unlimited data (@ full speed on 5G NR and @ 7 Mbps on 4G/LTE), unlimited local minutes & unlimited on-net SMS for 30 days, costing 30 MYR.

This plan is enabled by default when you purchase a Yes SIM card (which is why Yes SIM cards seem so expensive compared to the competition).

PriceDataLocal MinutesOn-Net SMSValidity
30 MYRUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited30 days

1 truly unlimited on 5G NR (no speed restrictions) & unlimited @ 7 Mbps on 4G/LTE

Yes Malaysia Yes Prepaid FT5G Unlimited Plan

APN/Internet Settings – Yes Malaysia

  • Name: Yes 4G
  • APN: yesnet

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redONE Malaysia

redONE Malaysia Logo
© redONE Malaysia

redONE is a Celcom Malaysia MVNO.

To learn about redONE’s frequencies, jump back to Celcom Malaysia’s frequencies.

This is what you will learn about redONE:

* Coverage
* How to Get a redONE SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – redONE Malaysia

redONE is a Celcom Malaysia MVNO, meaning redONE uses the Celcom Malaysia network.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with redONE, jump to the Celcom Malaysia Coverage section.

Note that you will not have 5G NR access with redONE.

SIM Card Price – redONE Malaysia

You can get a redONE SIM card, called BeyondLite, for 10 MYR or 180 MYR from redONE dealers.

The following two redONE SIM cards are available:

PriceSIM CardPriceCreditOn-Net MinutesValidity
10 MYRBeyondLite10 MYR5 MYR (30 days) for 6 months (30 MYR)Unlimited30 days
180 MYRBeyondLite Bonanza180 MYR40 MYR (30 days) for 6 months (240 MYR)Unlimited180 days
redONE Malaysia SIM Card
© redONE Malaysia

Be careful: redONE also sells a Travel Data SIM card – it can be used in seven East– and Southeast Asian countries (China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Singapore, Taiwan & Thailand) but not in Malaysia itself.

redOne Malaysia Travel Data SIM

So if the redONE SIM card costs 50 MYR or 100 MYR instead of 10 MYR or 180 MYR, you have the wrong SIM card 🤯.

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redONE has no eSIMs.

Note that the Malaysian mobile operators require your identification (passport) for (future) eSIMs and for physical SIM cards.

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM without personal detail capturing, you can go with the Malaysia (Sambungkan) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers & 10 GB/30 days).

Malaysia Sambungkan eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Airalo links above will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

Or get the Malaysia eSIMs from Nomad (from 1 GB/7 days to 50 GB/30 days).

Malaysia eSIMs Nomad

The 1 GB Nomad Malaysia eSIM for 7 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 5 GB for 7 days variant is very popular.

As of August 2022, Nomad decreased the prices of all its Malaysia plans (which may or may not have been done upon my request 😏).

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Malaysia eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

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Asialink Asia eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore 1
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

1 currently, newly bought Asialink eSIMs cannot be used in Singapore. Airalo is working on re-including Singapore in its Asialink offering

With the Asialink eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping initial SIM card and eSIM costs per country you visit.

TIP: check out my Best Malaysia eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Malaysia (including ones not mentioned above).

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Note that redONE offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings.

Oh, you can also use VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – redONE Malaysia

redONE top-up vouchers are sold by redONE dealers, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Malaysia.

The following (online) redONE top-ups are available:

Top-UpValidity
5 MYR7 days
10 MYR30 days
20 MYR30 days
30 MYR30 days
40 MYR30 days
50 MYR30 days
redONE Malaysia Top-Ups

To top up your redONE SIM card, dial *122*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *122*123456#.

You can also tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

You can also recharge online with (international) debit and credit cards.

Dial *123# to check your redONE balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the redONE 1App MY app (Android/iOS/Huawei AppGallery).

redONE Malaysia redONE 1App MY App
© redONE Malaysia

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – redONE Malaysia

redONE has five data-featured prepaid plans:

I will list all the prices in MYR (Malaysian Ringgit).

To convert MYR to your currency (let's say SGD – Singapore Dollar) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

redFAST30 Plan – redONE Malaysia

The redFAST30 plan is a combo bundle with 30 GB of data 1, 2 (without 5G NR access) and “unlimited”, 6000 local minutes for 30 days, costing 30 MYR.

redFAST30 can be activated on the redONE 1App MY app.

PriceDataLocal MinutesValidity
30 MYR30 GB 1, 2“Unlimited”, 6000 minutes30 days

1 +10 GB Basic Internet (@ 64 Kbps – super slow!)
2 video streaming @ 3 Mbps (slow – unless you use a VPN like NordVPN or Surfshark to circumvent this restriction)

redONE Malaysia redFAST30 Plan
Prepaid Internet Data Top-Ups – redONE Malaysia

The Prepaid Internet Data Top-Ups are data bundles (without 5G NR access).

Prepaid Internet Data Top-Ups can be activated on the redONE 1App MY app:

PriceDataValidity
3 MYR1 GB24 hours
10 MYR2 GB7 days
20 MYR5 GB30 days
30 MYR10 GB30 days
RedONE Malaysia Prepaid Internet Data Top-Ups
redMUSIC Add-On – redONE Malaysia

The redMUSIC Add-On is an unlimited data add-on (without 5G NR access) for Astro Arena, Fly FM, Hot FM, Hungama, Joox, KKBOX, Kool FM, One FM, Spotify & Syok, costing 5 MYR and it valid for 30 days.

redMUSIC can be activated on the redONE 1App MY app:

PriceData 1Validity
5 MYRUnlimited30 days

1 for Astro Arena, Fly FM, Hot FM, Hungama, Joox, KKBOX, Kool FM, One FM, Spotify & Syok

redSOCIAL Add-On – redONE Malaysia

The redMUSIC Add-On is a 10 GB data add-on (without 5G NR access) for Facebook, Instagram, WeChat & WhatsApp, costing 10 MYR and it valid for 30 days.

redSOCIAL can be activated on the redONE 1App MY app:

PriceData 1Validity
10 MYR10 GB30 days

1 for Facebook, Instagram, WeChat & WhatsApp

redONE Malaysia redSOCIAL
redVIDEO Add-On – redONE Malaysia

The redMUSIC Add-On is a 10 GB data add-on (without 5G NR access) for AstroGO, Eros NOW, iFlix, Netflix, Qiy, Viu, YouTube & YouTube Kids, costing 10 MYR and it valid for 30 days.

redVIDEO can be activated on the redONE 1App MY app:

PriceData 1Validity
10 MYR10 GB30 days

1 for AstroGO, Eros NOW, iFlix, Netflix, Qiy, Viu, YouTube & YouTube Kids

RedONE Malaysia redVIDEO Add-On

APN/Internet Settings – redONE Malaysia

  • Name: redONE
  • APN: redone

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speakOUT Malaysia

speakOUT Malaysia Logo
© speakOUT Malaysia

speakOUT Malaysia, just speakOUT and not to be confused with SpeakOut in Canada, is a Digi MVNO.

To learn about speakOUT’s frequencies, jump back to Digi Malaysia’s frequencies.

This is what you will learn about speakOUT:

* Coverage
* How to Get a speakOUT SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – speakOUT

speakOUT is a Digi Malaysia MVNO, meaning speakOUT uses the Digi Malaysia network.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with speakOUT, jump to the Digi Malaysia Coverage section.

Note that you will not have 5G NR access with speakOUT.

SIM Card Price – speakOUT

You can get a speakOUT SIM card for 10 MYR with 6 MYR credit from 7-Elevens and speakOUT dealers.

speakOUT Malaysia SIM Card
© speakOUT Malaysia

Short-term visitors and tourists can also get the speakOUT Tourist SIM card.

For 50 MYR, you get 5 MYR credit and 100 GB of data for 7 days (this one is mostly sold at 7-Eleven – most dealers will not have it in stock).

speakOUT Malaysia Tourist SIM Card
© speakOUT Malaysia
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speakOUT has no eSIMs.

Note that the Malaysian mobile operators require your identification (passport) for (future) eSIMs and for physical SIM cards.

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM without personal detail capturing, you can go with the Malaysia (Sambungkan) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers & 10 GB/30 days).

Malaysia Sambungkan eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Airalo links above will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

Or get the Malaysia eSIMs from Nomad (from 1 GB/7 days to 50 GB/30 days).

Malaysia eSIMs Nomad

The 1 GB Nomad Malaysia eSIM for 7 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 5 GB for 7 days variant is very popular.

As of August 2022, Nomad decreased the prices of all its Malaysia plans (which may or may not have been done upon my request 😏).

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Malaysia eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

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Airalo recently heavily improved its Asia eSIM, following the popular Eurolink eSIM for 39 European countries, with six variants: 1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days to be used in Malaysia and 13 other Asian countries:

Asialink Asia eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore 1
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

1 currently, newly bought Asialink eSIMs cannot be used in Singapore. Airalo is working on re-including Singapore in its Asialink offering

With the Asialink eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping initial SIM card and eSIM costs per country you visit.

TIP: check out my Best Malaysia eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Malaysia (including ones not mentioned above).

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Note that speakOUT offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings.

Oh, you can also use VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – speakOUT

speakOUT top-up vouchers are sold in 7-Elevens and by speakOUT dealers throughout Malaysia.

The following (online) speakOUT top-ups are available:

Top-UpValidity
3 MYR5 days
10 MYR10 days
30 MYR30 days
50 MYR50 days

To top up your speakOUT SIM card, dial *129# and select option 2.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *122*123456#.

You can also tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

Dial *129# and select option 1 to check your speakOUT balance.

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – speakOUT

speakOUT has three data-featured prepaid plans:

I will list all the prices in MYR (Malaysian Ringgit).

To convert MYR to your currency (let's say SGD – Singapore Dollar) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Mobile Internet Plans (ValueSurf) – speakOUT

The Mobile Internet Plans, also referred to as ValueSurf, are data bundles (without 5G NR access).

Dial *129# to activate Mobile Internet Plans:

PricePlanDataValidity
10 MYRValueSurf10500 MB14 days
20 MYRValueSurf201 GB30 days
28 MYRValueSurf281.5 GB30 days
38 MYRValueSurf382.5 GB30 days
48 MYRValueSurf483.5 GB30 days
speakOUT Malaysia Unlimited Mobile Internet Plans (ValueSurf)
Tourist Unlimited Mobile Internet Plans – speakOUT

The Tourist Unlimited Mobile Internet Plans are data bundles (without 5G NR access) exclusive to the speakOUT Tourist SIM card.

Dial *129# to activate Tourist Unlimited Mobile Internet Plans:

PricePlanDataValidity
30 MYRSuperSurf5 GB14 days
50 MYRUltraSurf10 GB14 days
speakOUT Malaysia Tourist Unlimited Mobile Internet Plans
Internet Boosters (Mark) – speakOUT

The Internet Boosters, also referred to as Mark, are data add-ons. They cannot be purchased as standalone plans.

Dial *129# to activate Internet Boosters:

PricePlanDataValidity
5 MYRMark1200 MB3 days
10 MYRMark2500 MB7 days
18 MYRMark31 GB15 days
25 MYRMark41 GB30 days
speakOUT Malaysia Internet Boosters

APN/Internet Settings – speakOUT

  • Name: speakOUT
  • APN: diginet

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Tune Talk

Tune Talk Malaysia Logo
© Tune Talk

Tune Talk is a Celcom Malaysia MVNO.

It is the mobile brand by Air Asia.

To learn about Tune Talk’s frequencies, jump back to Celcom Malaysia’s frequencies.

This is what you will learn about Tune Talk:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Tune Talk SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Tune Talk

Tune Talk is a Celcom Malaysia MVNO, meaning Tune Talk uses the Celcom Malaysia network.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with Tune Talk, jump to the Celcom Malaysia Coverage section.

Note that you will not have 5G NR access with Tune Talk.

SIM Card Price – Tune Talk

You can get a Tune Talk SIM card, called Jimat, for 7 MYR from Tune Talk dealers.

Tune Talk Malaysia Jimat SIM Card
© Tune Talk

Be aware: Tune Talk introduces a new SIM card (line) basically yearly (like most Malaysian mobile operators).

In 2021, it was called Tune Talk Value Prepaid (TTVP), which is slowly being discontinued (so if you read about this SIM card somewhere and are confused about me calling it Jimat – this is why).

Short-term visitors and tourists can also get the Tune Talk Traveler SIM card – Tune Talk's tourist offering.

The following two Tune Talk Traveler SIM cards are available:

PriceSIM CardCreditDataValidity
25 MYRLite Plan5 MYR5 GB 17 days
50 MYRPower Plan5 MYR10 GB 114 days

1 +10 GB Basic Internet @ 64 Kbps (super slow!)

Tune Talk Malaysia Tourist SIM Cards
© Tune Talk

The Tune Talk Traveler SIM card can be shipped worldwide for only 12 MYR (2.60 USD).

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It is possible to get a Tune Talk eSIM for the same price as a regular SIM card.

Note that the Malaysian mobile operators require your identification (passport) for future eSIMs and for physical SIM cards.

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM without personal detail capturing, you can go with the Malaysia (Sambungkan) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers & 10 GB/30 days).

Malaysia Sambungkan eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Airalo links above will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

Or get the Malaysia eSIMs from Nomad (from 1 GB/7 days to 50 GB/30 days).

Malaysia eSIMs Nomad

The 1 GB Nomad Malaysia eSIM for 7 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 5 GB for 7 days variant is very popular.

As of August 2022, Nomad decreased the prices of all its Malaysia plans (which may or may not have been done upon my request 😏).

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Malaysia eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

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Airalo recently heavily improved its Asia eSIM, following the popular Eurolink eSIM for 39 European countries, with six variants: 1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days to be used in Malaysia and 13 other Asian countries:

Asialink Asia eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore 1
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

1 currently, newly bought Asialink eSIMs cannot be used in Singapore. Airalo is working on re-including Singapore in its Asialink offering

With the Asialink eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping initial SIM card and eSIM costs per country you visit.

TIP: check out my Best Malaysia eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Malaysia (including ones not mentioned above).

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Note that Tune Talk offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings.

Oh, you can also use VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Tune Talk

Tune Talk top-up vouchers are sold by Tune Talk dealers, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Malaysia.

Tune Talk Malaysia Top-Up Terminals
© Tune Talk

The following (online) Tune Talk top-ups are available:

Top-UpValidity
5 MYR5 days
10 MYR10 days
15 MYR15 days
20 MYR20 days
30 MYR30 days
50 MYR50 days
100 MYR100 days
200 MYR200 days
Tune Talk Malaysia Top-Ups

To top up your Tune Talk SIM card, dial *122*VoucherCode#, or dial *122# and follow the instructions.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *122*123456#.

You can also tell the salesperson how much credit you want, your phone number, pay, and they will top up your SIM card with the POS system.

You can also recharge online with (international) debit and credit cards.

Dial *133# to check your Tune Talk balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the Tune Talk app (Android/iOS/Huawei AppGallery).

Tune Talk Malaysia App
© Tune Talk

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Tune Talk

Tune Talk has three data-featured prepaid plans:

I will list all the prices in MYR (Malaysian Ringgit).

To convert MYR to your currency (let's say SGD – Singapore Dollar) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Daily & Weekly Passes – Tune Talk

The Daily & Weekly Passes are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access) and minutes.

Use the Tune Talk app to activate Daily & Weekly Passes:

PricePlanDataOn-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesValidity
1 MYRHarian500 MBUnlimitedN/A1 day
7 MYRMingguan“Unlimited”, 15 GB 1UnlimitedShared with on-net call allowance7 days

1 10 GB @ 3 Mbps (slow!) + 5 GB @ 1 Mbps after exhausting the first 10 GB (super slow!)

Tune Talk Malaysia Daily & Weekly Passes (Harian & Mingguan)
Internet & Call Plans – Tune Talk

The Internet & Call Plans are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access) and minutes.

Use the Tune Talk app to activate Internet & Call Plans:

PricePlanDataOn-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesValidity
15 MYRHi-1510 GBUnlimitedN/A30 days
20 MYRCall 203 GB 1UnlimitedShared with on-net call allowance30 days
33 MYRFokus 33“Unlimited”, 50 GB @ 6 Mbps 2UnlimitedShared with on-net call allowance30 days
35 MYRHi-3535 GBUnlimitedShared with on-net call allowance30 days
40 MYRFokus 40“Unlimited”, 60 GB @ 12 Mbps 2UnlimitedShared with on-net call allowance30 days
55 MYRBesas 55“Unlimited”, 80 GB @ 18 MbpsUnlimitedShared with on-net call allowance30 days
99 MYRTahunan 992 GB 1UnlimitedN/A360 days
200 MYRTahunan 20020 GBUnlimitedN/A360 days

1 +unlimited data for Google Maps, WeChat & WhatsApp
2 speeds will be halved (3 Mbps or 6 Mbps) between 17:00 and 21:00

Tune Talk Malaysia Internet & Call Plans
Data Boosters – Tune Talk

The Data Boosters are data add-ons. They cannot be purchased as standalone plans.

Use the Tune Talk app to activate Data Boosters:

PriceDataValidity
3 MYR1.5 GBUntil plan expires 1
10 MYR10 GBUntil plan expires 2

1 for Hi-15, Call 20, Hi-35, Mingguan & Tahunan 99 plans only
2 for Hi-35 and Tahunan 200 plans only

Tune Talk Malaysia Data Boosters

APN/Internet Settings – Tune Talk

  • Name: Tune Talk
  • APN: tunetalk

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Yoodo

Yoodo Malaysia Logo

Yoodo is a Celcom Malaysia sub-brand.

It is the first, and only, “mobile operator” that allows you to fully customize your plan in Malaysia.

To learn about Yoodo’s frequencies, jump back to Celcom Malaysia’s frequencies.

This is what you will learn about Yoodo:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Yoodo SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Yoodo

Yoodo is a Celcom Malaysia sub-brand, meaning Yoodo uses the Celcom Malaysia network.

To find out what to expect in terms of coverage with Yoodo, jump to the Celcom Malaysia Coverage section.

Note that you will not have 5G NR access with Yoodo.

SIM Card Price – Yoodo

You can get a Yoodo SIM card for 3 MYR in Celcom stores (except for those at airports), BHPetrol gas stations & Patronas gas stations.

Yoodo Malaysia SIM Card
© Yoodo
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It is possible to get a Yoodo eSIM for the same price as a regular SIM card.

Note that the Malaysian mobile operators require your identification (passport) for future eSIMs and for physical SIM cards.

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM without personal detail capturing, you can go with the Malaysia (Sambungkan) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers & 10 GB/30 days).

Malaysia Sambungkan eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Airalo links above will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

Or get the Malaysia eSIMs from Nomad (from 1 GB/7 days to 50 GB/30 days).

Malaysia eSIMs Nomad

The 1 GB Nomad Malaysia eSIM for 7 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 5 GB for 7 days variant is very popular.

As of August 2022, Nomad decreased the prices of all its Malaysia plans (which may or may not have been done upon my request 😏).

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD/2.85 EUR/2.45 GBP/4.10 CAD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Malaysia eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

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Airalo recently heavily improved its Asia eSIM, following the popular Eurolink eSIM for 39 European countries, with six variants: 1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days to be used in Malaysia and 13 other Asian countries:

Asialink Asia eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore 1
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

1 currently, newly bought Asialink eSIMs cannot be used in Singapore. Airalo is working on re-including Singapore in its Asialink offering

With the Asialink eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping initial SIM card and eSIM costs per country you visit.

TIP: check out my Best Malaysia eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Malaysia (including ones not mentioned above).

  • Find out about the best local eSIMs, local travel eSIMs & regional travel eSIMs for every country (lookup tool)
Best Local & Travel eSIMs Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz

Note that Yoodo offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings.

Oh, you can also use VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Yoodo

You can top up your Yoodo SIM card on the Yoodo app (Android/iOS/Huawei AppGallery). Top-up vouchers are not sold.

Yoodo Malaysia App
© Yoodo

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Yoodo

Yoodo allows you to fully customize your plan.

Do you want 200 GB of data (for 98 MYR)? You can get it.

Or unlimited data at slower speeds (6 Mbps)? That is also an option.

Do you not care about data, which I doubt, and want to call only? You can get 4000 local minutes for only 12 MYR.

And you can also set up how many SMS you want.

Instead of me writing down all your customization options, you are better off checking it out on the Yoodo site or app (if you already have an active Yoodo SIM card).

Yoodo Malaysia Unlimited Plan Example

Especially when Yoodo has many add-ons you can purchase.

Yoodo Malaysia Add-Ons

However, Yoodo has made seven pre-configured plans for those who want some inspiration or cannot be bothered to set up a plan themselves – you can find them below.

I will list all the prices in MYR (Malaysian Ringgit).

To convert MYR to your currency (let's say SGD – Singapore Dollar) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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PricePlanDataSocial DataRoaming Data 5Local MinutesValidity
20 MYRAbam Jimat20 GBN/AN/AN/A30 days
26 MYRMakcik Bawang20 GB40 GB 1N/AN/A30 days
33 MYRGG20 GB40 GB 2N/A4000 minutes30 days
35 MYRUnlimited BajetUnlimited @ 3 Mbps20 GB 32 GB100 minutes30 days
43 MYRUnlimited AtasUnlimited @ 6 Mbps20 GB 32 GB100 minutes30 days
51 MYRKepochi40 GB40 GB 1N/A100 minutes30 days
67 MYRThe Boss30 GB100 GB 4N/A4000 minutes30 days

1 20 GB for Facebook & 20 GB for WhatsApp
2 20 GB for PUBG & 20 GB for ML:BB
3 20 GB for PUBG
4 20 GB for Facebook, 20 GB for Instagram, 20 GB for Netflix, 20 GB for PUBG & 20 GB for TikTok
5 to Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, China, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Macau, Malta, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, Vanuatu & Vietnam

Yoodo Malaysia Combo Plans

APN/Internet Settings – Yoodo

  • Name: Yoodo 4G
  • APN: yoodo

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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