There are plenty of prepaid plans with “unlimited” data in Malaysia right now but what if you’re looking for a plan that offers high-speed data with no speed cap? If you want a prepaid plan that lets you download and stream with no silly restrictions, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s our list of the best high-speed prepaid plans in Malaysia as of May 2023.
Why high-speed data instead of “UNLIMITED” plans?
Due to the popularity of Unlimited Plans, it looks like not many telcos are offering high-speed data plans on prepaid these days. U Mobile and Yes 5G no longer have them and we don’t see Celcom promoting any Xpax high-speed data options on their prepaid page.
While it is tempting to go for “unlimited”, most of these plans come with a speed cap such as 3Mbps or 6Mbps and are tied to something called the Fair Usage Policy (FUP). If you need to use a hotspot, these plans usually come with a fixed quota monthly limit and you don’t get full freedom to do whatever you want with your data.
With a high-speed plan, you typically have full control over the data that you subscribe to whether it is on your phone or for hotspot sharing. There are no artificial speed restrictions and you can download or stream as fast as the network in your area allows. As usual, take note that your actual real-world mobile internet performance depends on your telco’s coverage situation in your area.
Yoodo a mobile virtual network operator under Celcom remains one of our favourite telco options if you want cheap data. Besides being a plan that you can customisable at any time, it also offers one of the best costs per GB in the market.
If you’re a casual user, you can get 20GB for RM20 a month. If you need loads of data, you can even get 200GB of data for only RM98 per month. That’s less than 50 sen per GB. With high-speed plans, you can use the same quota for hotspot usage.
At the moment, you can even enjoy 5G on Yoodo by adding on the 5G Trial Pass which is currently offered for free.
If you need calls, you’ll have to add-on your voice minutes separately. Yoodo charges RM5 for 100 minutes or RM12 for 4000 minutes for voice calls.
If you’re a casual user, Digi Next 20 at RM20 a month offers 15GB of high-speed data. Digi is also providing an extra 1GB of hotspot data and you can also enjoy 5G with the 5G booster pass, which is offered for free until the end of this month.
Calls are not included and they cost 20 sen per minute. As an added bonus, Digi is offering unlimited social which covers TikTok, Instagram, Twitter and FB. However, take note that Unlimited Social has a speed cap of 3Mbps, which is more than good enough to consume social videos.
If 15GB is not enough, you can step up to Digi Next 35 which cost RM35/month. It comes with 30GB of data plus an extra 3GB of hotspot quota. You can also enjoy 5G with the 5G Booster and the plan comes with unlimited calls to all networks. Similar to Next 20, Digi also offers unlimited social on Next 35.
Over at Maxis, its Hotlink Pantas prepaid has some interesting offers as well. For lite users, there’s Hotlink Pantas RM25 which comes with 15GB of data and it comes with unlimited calls to all networks.
If you need more data, for an extra RM10 you can consider Hotlink Pantas RM35. It comes with 30GB of data and unlimited calls. For a limited time, Hotlink is throwing in extra 20GB Bonus data which you can redeem up to 5 times during the promo period.
For those who travel a lot between our neighbouring ASEAN countries, the new Hotlink Pantas RM45 option could be the plan for you. For RM45/month, you are getting 40GB of data which you can also use in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia. Also included are unlimited calls to all networks, and obviously when you’re in Malaysia.
Last but not least is Unifi Mobile. Besides the RM35 unlimited 5G plan, Unifi has a RM25 option which offers 30GB of data for both 4G and 5G, as well as hotspot usage. However, there are no unlimited calls and Unifi charges 20 sen per minute for voice calls.
So which plan should you get?
If you’re a casual and light user who doesn’t really make phone calls, Yoodo still offers the best value right now. Starting from RM20 for 20GB with access to 5G, this plan is still great value and you can get even cheaper data if you customise further to 100GB or 200GB. Another good perk is that Yoodo is so easy to sign up and you can activate it immediately via eSIM.
If you need about 30GB of data per month, Digi Next 35 and Hotlink Pantas RM35 are pretty much the best sweet spot options. For RM35 a month, both offer 30GB of high-speed data and unlimited calls. The only difference is that Digi offers unlimited social while Hotlink is currently offering 20GB bonus data which is also pretty enticing.
And another advantage that Digi has is 5G but you would probably need to pay extra once the free 5G booster offer is over.
For those who travel often to Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia, Hotlink Pantas RM45 is pretty much an unbeatable prepaid option. RM45 gets you 40GB of high-speed data that you can use in four countries and you can also get unlimited calls within Malaysia.