Remember Sim Kad Rakyat 1Malaysia (SR1M) that we talked about a few months back? The official launch is today and it looks like they have got more to offer than before.
At only RM5.90, you can get a starter pack to enjoy the low rates offered by SR1M. There is RM5 credit inside each starter pack, along with 150MB of data. Calls are charged at RM0.08 per block of 30 seconds, while SMS are charged at RM0.08/SMS, and pay-per-use data at RM0.05/MB.
For heavy data users, SR1M also offers data bundles (with free voice calls and SMS too) from as low as RM17 a month, but with a slight twist. SR1M offers three monthly data plans – 1GB at RM17, 1.5GB at RM27 and 3GB at RM47. At those rates, it’s definitely one of the cheapest data plans available in Malaysia.
However, to enjoy 100% of the data offered, you will need to keep your line active and purchase the data plan every month. SR1M did not provide a breakdown for its data plans, but it should be similar to what Clixster Mobile is offering for its Awesome 17/27/47 data plans that also uses two-tiered data plans.
(Source: SR1M) The first subscription will offer less data, and subscription thereafter will offer more. However, you’ll need to keep your line active otherwise your eligibility will be reset should it be barred or suspended
3GB of data for RM47 is definitely a very attractive rate however, we’re quite confused by a Facebook post shared by SR1M earlier this year, which is similar to what Clixster is offering – RM17 for up to 700MB, RM27 for up to 1GB and RM47 for up to 1.7GB.
We’ve reached out to SR1M for clarification, and will update this post when they reply us.
SR1M is based on Clixster Mobile, an MVNO that rides on U Mobile’s network. It is targeted at middle-income earners, as well as school leavers, and is in-line with the government’s efforts to bring internet to all thanks to its low rates.