Prepaid is getting even competitive in Malaysia as telcos are dishing out more data with free unlimited features. Just recently, U Mobile had introduced its latest prepaid offering that offers unlimited data for music, social, instant messaging plus extra data for video streaming.
If you’re looking for a different network, Hotlink has responded with their new RED prepaid plan. Instead of offering free 999GB data just for Facebook, the new plan comes with free non-stop internet for either social and chat apps.
Whether you’re on daily, weekly or monthly plan, you’ll get to enjoy the same non-stop internet benefits. You’ll need to choose between RED social or RED Chat which is somewhat similar to its sub-brand, ookyo. RED Social gives you unlimited internet on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and Pinterest, while RED Chat gives you unlimited access to WhatsApp, WeChat, LINE, QQ and IMO. To enable these unlimited passes, you’ll need to redeem it via the Hotlink RED App.
According to its FAQ, data is unlimited but there’s a FUP (Fair Use Policy) of 1TB, which is more than enough for most users. It also mentions that you can use the non-stop RED pass via hotspot to other devices, however, speeds will be capped at 5Mbps for tethered data.
The RED Prepaid data plans cost RM3/day with 2GB of quota and RM10/week for 1.5GB of data. For monthly data options, Hotlink offers 6GB of data at RM35/month or 8GB of data at RM45/month.
If you need to make lots of voice calls, you can get unlimited calls with its higher RM60 and RM70 monthly plans. The RM60/month plan comes with 8GB of data and you can get 10GB of data at RM70/month. There are no pay per use rates and if you finished your data, there’s free 500MB of basic internet that’s capped at 64kbps.
As an added bonus, Hotlink is also providing free 10GB of high-speed Facebook access as long as you remain active. Of course, this makes sense if you go for the RED Chat option.
A Hotlink RED sim pack costs RM10 and it comes preloaded with 300MB of 3G/4G data that’s valid for 2 days. Also included is RM5 of credit that’s valid for 5 days. Calls are charged at 15sen/30 sec while SMS costs 15 sen each to all networks. There’s also Activ10 where you can get lower rates of 6sen/30 sec for voice calls and 1 sen/SMS for your favourite contacts on the Maxis network.
For more info, visit Hotlink’s RED Prepaid page.