It looks like there’s another new telco in town – Yoodo. Yoodo is the latest telco in Malaysia that provides fully customisable plans – say goodbye to all the unused data, call minutes, free SMS and additional services that you do not need at all but are adding to the cost of a traditional mobile plan.
Yoodo lets you pick the amount of data, calls and SMS you need each month, and only pay for that. Choose from 2GB of data for RM20 a month, all the way to 100GB of data for RM150 a month. You can then pick the number of call minutes and SMS you need each month starting from as low as RM5/month for 50 minutes, and RM3 a month for 50 SMS. There are also add-ons for those who require additional data for Facebook, YouTube or Instagram.
Yoodo’s plans are pretty straightforward, and what makes it even more attractive is that you are free to change your plan each month at no additional charge. For example, if you are going back to your hometown this Chinese New Year and will have limited access to free Wi-Fi, you can pick more data for this month, and change it back the following month. For those who will be travelling abroad for work or studies and will not use your Yoodoo line, keep it active with an extension add-on, which will give you a total of 360-days validity.
Do note that Yoodo’s plans will renew automatically each month, so if you would like to make changes, do it before the end of the cycle, or turn off auto renew from Yoodo app.
According to the company, Yoodo is a hybrid between a postpaid and prepaid service. It offers the flexibility of a prepaid plan, allowing you to pick a plan that suits your budget. You do not need to go through the hassle of reloading your number, just register a debit or credit card with Yoodo app, and make payments there. Yoodoo is an “independent digital mobile service” that is owned and operated by Celcom Axiata Berhad. According to Yoodo, they are “best described as a digital star-up funded by Celcom”.
Finally, unlike Ookyo from Maxis and tapp from Digi, Yoodo does not require VPN, which means that it is available on both Android and iOS devices. Interested? You can check out its rates by customising your own plan from Yoodo’s website, or order a free SIM now. If you wish to keep your existing mobile number, you can also port into Yoodo, just ensure that you are not tied to a contract with your current telco, and that you have settled all payments.