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.
For Digi, they are giving an extra 8% bonus on top of your actual airtime. So if you purchased a RM10 topup at RM10.60, you’ll be getting 80 sen bonus extra. The bonus airtime will be will be given to you within 72 hours and this is only applicable until 31st December 2015.
According to the FAQ, this is only applicable to the current reload cards that carry the prefix “10”. The newer reloads that are sold without GST (RM10 RRP=RM10 Airtime) or carries the prefix “11” will not be entitled to the 8% bonus. The free airtime will be valid only for 5 days.
For Xpax Prepaid by Celcom, they are doing something similar but they are giving only 6% extra. This is basically matching the same value ringgit to ringgit based the retail price. So a RM10.60 top up will grant you an extra RM0.60 airtime, giving a total value of RM10.60. Strangely, the Xpax offer is only valid until 30th December 2015. Like Digi, the extra airtime will be granted within 72 hours, but take note that this is only applicable for domestic use only (not for roaming).
TuneTalk probably has the most generous offer of all. With a RM100 top up, they are giving RM20 extra airtime plus 3GB of mobile data. To redeem this, you would need to perform a single RM100 reload using the official TuneTalk app that’s available for both Android and iOS. The 3GB data will last for 30 days and any excess usage will be charged at 5 sen/MB if there are no other internet plans active. The promo is valid until 31st of December 2015, so you better hurry.