Prepaid SIM Card For Tourists In Malaysia 2017

malaysia prepaid traveller sim card plan

International Data Roaming

ALWAYS remember to switch your handphone to Airplane Mode, to avoid getting billed unnecessary.
If you have a handphone with Dual-Sim capability, REMEMBER to toggle your Internet settings to use the non auto roaming telco for data transfer.


Traveller SIM Cards In Malaysia

In Malaysia, there are a number of telcos offering Traveller’s SIM Card (a package that commonly includes voice and mobile Internet services). In this article, I will do a breakdown of the Top 4 major telco’s price plan and finally end with a recommendation of my own.

Tune Talk (Now Available At Changi Airport) ** Latest

Where to buy Malaysia SIM card in Singapore ? Arriving at Singapore Changi Airport en-route to Malaysia, and worried about the trouble to look for a prepaid sim card in Malaysia ? Now you can save the hassle and pre-order before your flight. Collection for online bookings or walk-in purchases can be done at all Changi Recommend outlets located throughout Changi Airport. Starter Pack at SGD12, comes with 1000MB data (valid for 7 days) and RM5 credit.

Changi Recommend Outlet

Changi Recommend Outlets

Changi Airport Terminal 1 Transit Area, Level 2 beside Omega, operating 24×7 (Transit Area)
Changi Airport Terminal 1 Arrival Hall, Level 1 beside Starbucks, operating 24×7 (Public Area)
Changi Airport Terminal 2 Arrival Hall, Level 1 Opposite belt 34, operating 24×7 (Public Area)
Changi Airport Terminal 2 Departure Hall, Changi Airport Singapore, operating 24×7 (Public Area)
Changi Airport Terminal 3 Arrival Hall, Level 1 beside McDonalds, operating 24×7 (Public Area)

Top Up Packages

Can be purchased at all petrol stations, 7-11 outlets and KK Mart in Malaysia

RM10 RM15 RM 20 RM 30 RM 20 RM 20
Period 10 Day 20 Days 20 Days 30 Days 50 Days 100 Days
Big Point 20 20 40 70 120 240
Data NIL NIL NIL 1GB 1.5GB 1.5GB
Free call & sms 10sms NIL 20sms 30Min 50Min RM 10
+ + +
10Min 20Min 50Min


Always a leader when it comes to introducing new price plans for consumers. Ultimately, its the end users who benefit from the constant review.

Digi Prepaid BEST

Starter Pack at RM8, with RM5 preload value (valid for 30 days)

Free 200MB 4G Internet

Free 500MB for social messaging (WhatsApp, WeChat, LINE, etc)

Digi Prepaid LIVE

Starter Pack at RM12, with RM8 preload value (valid for 7 days)

Free 300MB 4G Internet + 8GB of video & music streaming

Free 500MB for social messaging (WhatsApp, WeChat, LINE, etc)

digi prepaid traveller sim plan



Has the widest coverage for rural areas and places off the beaten path. In my opinion, they are second only to Maxis.

Starter pack at RM10 with RM6 preload value (valid for 7 days)

Voice call at RM0.24 per minute

Additional 500MB Internet data at RM5 (valid for 3 days)

Additional 1500MB Internet data at RM10 (valid for 7 days)

celcom prepaid traveller sim plan



Their packages are highly configurable and affordable, but probably lacking in the coverage areas. Still it’s worth considering if you are spending most of your time in the city.

FREE U Mobile Traveller SIM pack when you land at KLIA2

U Mobile POWER Prepaid

Starter pack at RM8.50, with RM5 preload value (valid for 10 days)

Voice call at RM0.06 (every 30 seconds)

SMS at RM0.08/sms

Free 200MB 4G Internet

u mobile prepaid traveller sim plan


Maxis Hotlink

Leader of the pack, with the widest coverage and fastest Internet speed in Malaysia but little to offer in terms of prepaid plans.

Starter pack at RM10, with RM5 preload value (valid for 5 days) and 300MB Internet (valid for 2 days)

Additional Internet data for 1000MB (RM3)

maxis hotlink traveller sim card plan


Compare the plans offered by the different Malaysia telco and decide for yourself

comparison table for prepaid card plan in malaysia

Conclusion – If I spent majority of my time in the city, then U Mobile is the choice for me – Flexibility at affordable costs.


Singapore M1 Subscriber Take Note !

If you are an existing Singapore M1 handphone plan subscriber, you can enroll for their Data Passport at an additional SGD10 per destination per month. With M1 Data Passport, you can utilize your local Singapore data bundle as you roam (along with any upsized data or Youth/Senior benefits). Do note that this Data Passport is only for roaming on Celcom network and not any other Malaysia telco networks.

m1 data passport in malaysia

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