The telco price war is now moving towards prepaid. The latest response is from Digi which now offers free weekend data on Smart Prepaid. This is very similar to Hotlink’s Free Weekends for Life offer that was announced about two weeks ago.
The telco price war continues in the prepaid segment. Not wanting to be left out, Digi is also getting generous for its prepaid users by offering up to 50% more quota and unlimited off-peak usage between 1AM to 7AM.
Digi has just announced its Q1 2016 results and they currently have the most mobile subscribers at 12.34 million. That’s a 5.5% increase from Q1 2015 (11.69 million subscribers) with net additions 3 quarters in a row. As a comparison, Maxis currently has 12.31 million subscribers according to its recent Q1 2016 results.
Digi has just updated its Best Prepaid offering for a worry-free internet experience. Like its Smart Prepaid offering, they removed its pay per use (5sen per MB) rate, so you can stay connected without extra cost.
Competition is heating up in the prepaid space as telcos are dishing out more free internet than before. After announcing its RM75/month 7GB postpaid plan with unlimited calls, Digi is now revamping its prepaid offering with free high-speed internet when you top up.
You can get free internet when you reload as little as RM10, and enjoy up to 1.5GB free each month. Nope, this isn’t your free basic internet but non-throttled internet at full speeds.
Beginning 1st January 2016, all prepaid reloads in Malaysia will be sold without the extra 6% charge. This is in line with the directive to exempt prepaid reloads from GST. It doesn’t mean that prepaid is free from GST, as it will be charged upon usage, instead of being paid upfront.
Fortunately, the government will be offering GST rebates as announced during Budget 2016. To address concerns, MCMC has published the full details ahead of its implementation on new year’s day
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As 2015 comes to an end, Malaysian prepaid users will experience a change come 1st January 2016. Effective next year, all prepaid reloads will no longer include the 6% GST, so a RM10 top up will be sold at RM10. Should you hold out on your new reloads until the new year?
As the transition is taking place with new reload cards entering the shelves, a couple of telcos are dishing out special offers that will give you more than your money’s worth. Read on to find out what offers are available.
Need to download a huge file but your WiFi is down? Digi now has a promo for its prepaid customers where you can get 1GB of internet from as little as RM5/day. This is a promo daily internet pass with 24 hours validity from the time you subscribe.
Digi recently has jumped onto the free basic internet bandwagon with its new Smart Prepaid, putting an end to pay per use data charges. For those who prefer to make lots of phone calls including international IDD numbers, their Best Prepaid has been revamped with lower call rates. The new Best Prepaid starter pack cost RM8 and it comes with RM5 of preloaded credit.
While the telcos are still sorting out its GST kinks with their reloads, consumers can expect more value thanks to heated competition that’s happening recently. After Celcom introduced its Xpax #MagicSIM, Digi has responded with its new Smart Prepaid with its starter pack priced at RM10.
Like most new prepaid offerings, Smart prepaid gives you free basic internet that allows you to use Facebook Lite, Twitter and web browsing at a throttled 64kbps. You also get unlimited social messaging on WeChat, WhatsApp, Line and Kakaotalk which includes sending photos and videos, but this excludes voice calls over the internet. The always-on internet trend was started by #Hotlink and while it’s slow, it acts as a safety net so that you won’t lose your credit to expensive pay per use charges.