Love data and want it unlimited? There are dozens of unlimited prepaid options in Malaysia right now but which is the best option for you? Here’s our rundown of the best prepaid plans with unlimited data from Celcom (Xpax), Digi, Maxis (Hotlink), U Mobile, Tune Talk, Unifi Mobile, Yes 5G and Yoodo.
Beware of the FUP
Unlimited plans are getting popular these days as most consumers just want a plan with internet that can go on and on and on. However, there’s something called the FUP which stands for Fair Usage Policy. As we’ve said before, FUP is essentially an invisible ceiling that limits how much you can do at full speed. Once you’ve hit this limit, you can still use your unlimited plan but the speeds are reduced greatly. For this prepaid guide, we will be highlighting the FUP that’s stated in the plan’s respective terms and conditions, as well as FAQ.
Besides having the best value-for-money offering, coverage also plays an important role. The real-world experience for these plans depends on the coverage situation in your area. There’s no point in having the cheapest plan but if you can’t use the data at all.
Starting off is U Mobile U40 at RM40/month. Like before, this is an unlimited plan which has a speed cap of 6Mbps.
The plan also offers unlimited 5G data but only for the weekends. Also included is also unlimited calls to all networks and unlimited hotspot. This RM40 plan has an FUP of 100GB which is pretty generous compared to other telcos.
Next is Celcom’s Xpax Prepaid Unlimited 40 which also costs RM40/month.
It comes with Unlimited data capped at 3Mbps but you can get access to 5G with its 5G Booster, which is currently offered for free until the end of May.
Besides having unlimited calls, the plan also gets 3GB of hotspot data and 15GB of high-speed data. So you’re getting pretty much the best of both worlds.
Take note that the unlimited data offering has an FUP of 60GB a month.
Next is TuneTalk with its Pek Jimat Fokus 33. The plan costs RM38 on a monthly subscription or RM33/month if you commit to 12 months.
This unlimited plan has a speed cap of 3Mbps however it offers faster 6Mbps between 9am to 5pm. Tune Talk also offers unlimited calls to all networks and 4GB of hotspot quota. TuneTalk has recently increased the plan’s FUP from 50GB to 60GB a month.
Over at Team Yellow, Digi Next Unlimited 40 is also an interesting prepaid option that comes with 5G access. It comes with unlimited data capped at 6Mbps and you can also enjoy 5G with its 5G booster which is offered for free until the end of this month. Also included are 10GB of hotspot data (with auto renewal) and unlimited calls to all networks.
When it comes to FUP, Digi has a whopping 300GB a month. That’s the most on this list.
Another interesting option is Yoodo with its RM35 unlimited plan. It comes with a speed cap of 3Mbps, 6GB of hotspot data and 100 minutes of voice calls. Also included is 2GB of quota for roaming but you’ll need a roaming pass to tap into this quota.
Unlike other telcos, Yoodo does not specify its FUP and it looks like they have not implemented a hard cap, for now.
Over at Hotlink, their Unlimited 40 plan comes with extra perks. The RM40/month comes with unlimited data capped at 3Mbps but you can get unlimited hotspot and unlimited calls.
On top of that, Hotlink is offering uncapped speeds between 2am to 2pm, which is good if you need faster downloads in the morning. However, the monthly FUP is the least among the telcos listed here at only 50GB a month.
TM is also offering unlimited data on Unifi Mobile prepaid. The Unlimited RM35 plan comes with unlimited 4G data but it is speed capped at 5Mbps. However, you get to enjoy 5G with no speed cap.
The plan also gets unlimited calls to all networks and it has 5GB of hotspot quota. When it comes to FUP, it is limited to 60GB a month.
Last but not least is Yes FT5G prepaid plan at RM30/month. This I think is the best value-for-money plan to get if you want to enjoy 5G.
It gets unlimited data for 5G and 4G. However, for 4G, the speed is capped at 7Mbps but 5G remains full speed with no speed cap. The plan also gets unlimited calls and a hotspot quota of 12GB a month. So far there’s no mention of any FUP quota for this plan so you can pretty much download and stream as much as you want on your device for now.
So which plan should you get? If you’re within a 5G coverage area and you want the best value for money 5G plan, Yes FT5G still remains our top pick at RM30/month. If you enable autopay, it only cost you RM25/month which is unbeatable.
However, take note that the Yes’ 4G coverage isn’t as great as the big four telcos. That can be a problem indoors, especially when you’re trying to use your eWallet at shopping malls.
If you’re looking for the best all-rounder plan, Digi Next Unlimited 40 is the plan to go for. For RM40/month you get unlimited data at 6Mbps and you can also access 5G via the 5G booster. Also included is 10GB of hotspot which is pretty generous and you get a whopping 300GB of FUP which is definitely more than enough for probably 99% of people in Malaysia.
If you need more hotspot usage, we reckon U Mobile U40 is something you might want to consider. Besides having unlimited data capped at 6Mbps, you get unlimited hotspot and a generous FUP of 100GB.
What do you think of our list? Let us know in the comments below.
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