UPDATE: Prepaid services are officially exempted from SST beginning 6 September 2018. More details here.
Starting 1 September 2018, all telcos had introduced 6% SST on all services. This is done in accordance with the Sales & Services Tax Act 2018 and it covers all users including postpaid, prepaid and broadband. For postpaid, the 6% tax is applied on the total taxable amount while prepaid users will have to pay the 6% tax at the point of top up.
Obviously, this had caused a lot of dissatisfaction for prepaid users as most of them are getting less value when they reload. For example, a RM10 top up will only come with RM9.43 of credit after deducting the 6% tax.
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After offering new subscribers with up to 61GB of free data, Tune Talk is finally giving something for its existing customers. From now until Malaysia Day, Tune Talk subscribers can get 31GB data for free with a minimum top up of RM30.
UPDATE: We’ve updated this post to include SST details from Yes 4G, U Mobile and Tune Talk.
UPDATE 2: Lim Guan Eng says prepaid users should get RM10 credit with RM10 top up.
UPDATE 3: Yes has updated their SST FAQ. RM10 top ups are sold at RM10 and you’ll only get RM9.43 of credit.
UPDATE 4: Prepaid services are officially exempted from SST beginning 6 September 2018. More details here.
The Sales and Services Tax, or better known as the SST will take effect in Malaysia starting 1st September 2018. This replaces the current Goods and Services Tax which was zero-rated since June 2018.
So what happens to mobile prepaid services in Malaysia? We’ve checked with the local telcos and basically, you’ll get slightly less credit for all reloads or top ups effective 1st September 2018. In short, a RM10 top up will only give you RM9.43 of credit. To cushion the blow, most telcos are throwing a little bit of extra freebies for every new top up.
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In conjunction with our nation’s 61st Merdeka Celebration, Tune Talk is offering up to 61GB of free data for new subscribers. This is an upgrade of its current Top up RM30 get up to 30GB free promo and they are giving you more data for the first month.
For the month of June, Tune Talk is giving new subscribers up to 30GB of free data. All you’ll need to do is to make the jump and top up a minimum of RM30 to be eligible.
Remember that massive data breach where over 46 million Malaysian mobile phone numbers were leaked? Communications and Multimedia minister Gobind Singh Deo does, and he has revealed that he will be looking into that as well as several other incidents that have happened recently in this space. Read the rest of this entry »
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As Malaysia heads to the poll, TuneTalk is giving its users free 1GB of data to stay connected. The free data offer is valid for today only and you have to send an SMS to redeem it.
Before noon today, TuneTalk subscribers were facing issues with their data connectivity. The problem was resolved around 3.30PM this afternoon and TuneTalk has apologised for the downtime. To make up for the inconvenience caused, they are giving all subscribers free data tomorrow.
TuneTalk is packing more value with its new data booster plan where you can add 20GB of extra data at only RM20. That’s only RM1 per GB. With its current monthly data plans and top up bonuses, you can enjoy 36GB of data plus 1,000 minutes of calls for only RM68/month.
Need a backup phone just for phone calls and SMS? TuneTalk is giving away a basic 2G phone when you top up RM100 with their special bundle.