COMPARED: U Mobile UNLIMITED Power Prepaid vs Power Prepaid

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U Mobile has just refreshed its prepaid offering with its new UNLIMITED Power Prepaid Plan. The new prepaid features App Onz which gives you free unlimited data to access Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For existing U Mobile Power Prepaid users, you can also enjoy App Onz but only if you make a jump to this new plan.

Is it worth to make the switch? We compare both new and old “Power” prepaid plans for your easy reference.

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In the previous U Mobile Power Prepaid, you get 1GB of high-speed data plus 2GB of basic internet (throttled) every month as long as you top up a minimum of RM10. With the newer UNLIMITED Power plan, you get unlimited data for their supported social apps (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram) that’s usable all day. Unfortunately, you’ll lose out on the 1GB high-speed data and the free basic internet has been cut down to just 1GB/month.

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If you use these social apps a lot, the new UNLIMITED plan should provide better value. However, light users might find the free 1GB of high-speed data appealing as you are free to use it with any app on your phone. When the plan was introduced, it looks like a direct response to Xpax’s new #NoKelentong prepaid offering that comes with 10GB of Facebook data.

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For more data, both prepaid options offer the same UMI data add-on. The triple data quota promotion has been extended until 30 April 2017 but it’s only applicable for UMI 30 and UMI 50. For RM30/month, you get 7.5GB of high-speed data, 2.5GB of Video-Onz, unlimited Video-Onz and 30 minutes of voice calls to all networks.

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If you make lots of voice calls and SMS, the new UNLIMITED Power costs more at 12 sen/30 seconds and 12 sen per SMS. As a comparison, the current Power Prepaid plan charges just 7 sen/30 seconds and 8 sen per SMS.

Even the free monthly calls within U Mobile has been reduced from 450 minutes a month to just 300 minutes. Note that the free calls are split by the day, so you are getting just 10 minutes of free calls daily. Remember that you’ll need to top up a minimum of RM10 to be eligible for the monthly free data and calls. Since you are required to keep your account valid, you would need to top up at least RM30/month to enjoy the freebies for a full month.

Both starter packs cost the same at RM8.50 and they come with RM5 of credit that’s valid for 10 days. Upon activation, you’ll get 200MB of high-speed data and 100 minutes of calls within the U Mobile network.

To switch from Power Prepaid to the new UNLIMITED Power Prepaid, you can dial *118*6*2*3# or SMS “MIG Power” to 28118. It will cost RM3 to migrate to the new plan and your active validity will reset to 10 days. Your current credit balance will be carried over but you’ll lose all your freebies and excess validity. You can learn about the new UNLIMITED Power Prepaid over here.

What do you think of the new UNLIMITED Power Prepaid plan? Will you make the switch from the existing Power Prepaid? Let us know in the comments below.