When it comes to unlimited prepaid plans, you probably think about hidden data quota that’s tied to a fair use policy (FUP). Yes is currently offering unlimited 5G data on its FT5G prepaid for RM30/month as part of its free user trial with Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB). If you’re wondering if there’s a hidden FUP, Yes has issued a notice to clarify about its unlimited 5G data offering.
In the MyYes app, they have pushed a notice to acknowledge reports of 5G streaming speeds being capped for some of its users. Yes emphasised that all Yes FT5G subscribers should experience unlimited and uncapped data speeds on 5G subject to availability. It added that based on their investigation, they have identified an issue with some users and have resolved it.
From our current experience with Yes 5G prepaid, we have not encountered any speed caps so far. It should be noted that the RM30 FT5G prepaid plan currently offers unlimited 5G data with no speed caps only within DNB’s 5G coverage areas. If you’re outside the 5G coverage, the plan offers unlimited 4G data capped at 7Mbps and also 9GB of hotspot data at full speeds.
The unlimited 5G data offer is currently available until 31st March 2022. After that, you would probably need to pay extra to enjoy the same unlimited 5G perk.
In the past few days, we have already utilised over 200GB of data on the 5G network with almost half of it being used for speedtest. On average, a single speedtest consumes over 1GB of data when the device is connected to 5G. At the moment, we are still able to stream YouTube videos at 4K with no buffering or reduced quality.
In case you’re wondering, you are able to share the unlimited 5G data with other devices via hotspot. To get the full potential, it is advisable to share the hotspot using the 5GHz WiFi frequency.
If you’re thinking of trying out Yes 5G, you can check out our first impressions of the service in Kuala Lumpur. Have you tried Yes 5G? Let us know your experience so far in the comments below.
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