Now that Digi has introduced a new Smart Prepaid that offers free basic internet at 64kbps, how does it compare to the others who have a similar prepaid option – #Hotlink and Xpax Magic SIM? Check out our comparison tables right after the break.
As mentioned before in our #Hotlink vs Magic SIM comparison, there are more to each plan outside of these numbers. Hotlink, for example, is offering free Spotify Premium for those who subscribe to a mobile internet plan of 1GB and above. This promotion is part of Maxis’ #MusicNow promotion that is also available with its postpaid MaxisONE plan, and is valid only until 31 July 2015.
Other Hotlink promotions include Hotlink Reload Plus, “Monster Internet with Monster Bytes” from RM5 for 1GB of data (valid for 1 day only, till 15 June 2015), tie-ups with game companies, goodies for K-pop fans, and more.
As for Xpax, the telco is offering phone bundles with the new Magic SIM, allowing you to get selected smartphones for only RM99 with no contract at all. If you need a higher end phone, Xpax is also offering the ZTE Blade L3, Alcatel POP C9 and ZTE Blade S6 Lite with its prepaid bundles. This promotion was previously available with Xpax Internet of X plans but since Magic SIM has replaced all older Xpax plans, you will get a Magic SIM pack instead of IOX pack.
Digi wants to keep its subscribers active by offering extra RM3 credit every month for 3 months after activation. Its pay per use for calls is the most expensive among the three, but offers free unlimited calls and SMS (3000mins and 3000SMS FUP) for 3 of your favourite Digi contacts. Other benefits include extra 50% credit under Birthday Bonus, and free Digi Live Web passes.
Of course, you can’t do much with 64kbps internet, but the best thing about it is that you will never get charged for pay per use data usage anymore. Data usage is usually the number one killer for your credit and with PPU data eliminated, your credit will no longer be deducted without your knowledge. Plus, basic internet is sufficient for basic messaging on your favourite messaging apps, such as WhatsApp, WeChat, LINE, or Facebook Messenger.