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Sunday, September 22, 2019
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Using Mobile Phone & Internet In Johor Bahru (JB)

Mobile phone and internet has become so much a part of us today, that it is almost impossible for us to leave home without one. This is especially if you are venturing into Johor Bahru (JB), where you need navigate to the various destinations, communicate with your friends and also reading reviews of where to get good food.

You need to be aware of how to use your mobile phone and internet in Johor Bahru, to avoid paying expensive roaming charges from the phone company. This guide is to help you understand what are your options of using mobile phone and internet in Johor Bahru, so you need not worry about high roaming charges. Do provide your feedback for us to improve so that other readers can benefit from this community sharing. Thank you and have a great time in Johor Bahru.


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Mobile Phone & Internet Options For Johor Bahru (JB)

If you are thinking whether is it absolutely necessary to have internet access to enjoy Johor Bahru, the simple answer is no. There are many restaurants and shopping malls that provide free wifi, so you can tap on these free services. If you are not using your mobile phone or internet in Johor Bahru, just remember to turn off your mobile data and auto roaming options on your mobile phone to prevent any unnecessary roaming charges.

For those who need to have mobile phone and internet access in Johor Bahru, below is a list of both Malaysia and Singapore SIM card options for your consideration. We will be covering on prepaid SIM card only, and not post paid SIM card, as post paid type will usually have monthly recurring charges. So it will be useful if your phone has a dual SIM card slot. If not, you may need to remove your existing SIM card to accommodate the prepaid SIM card, or you may consider bringing an extra phone. Do note that when buying prepaid SIM card both in Singapore and Malaysia, the SIM card must be registered with the shop you make purchase using your passport or NRIC.

How To Make Phone Call In Johor Bahru (JB)?

If you need to make phone call to a Malaysia phone number, sometimes the call just cannot get through. This may be because you are not dialing the correct phone format, or forget to add in the country code, if you are using a Singapore phone to call. For calling a Malaysia phone number, you can refer to the below tips. We will be using the below Malaysia phone number 07-1234567 as example.

  • If you are using a Malaysia SIM card, then you dial the direct number. For this case, you dial 07-1234567.
  • If you are calling from a Singapore SIM card, then you need to add country code in front. For this case, you should call +6-07-1234567.

Starhub Happy Prepaid SIM Card

Starhub provides Happy Prepaid SIM card with the following benefits.

  • Data Roam at Singapore data rates when used in Malaysia.
  • Easily top up, check data usage and more with Happy Prepaid App.
  • Enjoy your unused data back in Singapore.
Starhub Happy Roam Prepaid SIM Card

Starhub Data Plan

Starhub Happy Roam Prepaid Data Plan

Where To Buy?

You can buy Starhub Happy prepaid SIM card at all Starhub Shops, Starhub’s Exclusive Partner Outlets and Authorized Retailers, as well as 7-Eleven and Cheers convenience stores and Singpost island wide.

How To Use?

After you purchase the Starhub Happy prepaid SIM card, insert into the SIM card slot of your phone. Then download the Starhub Happy Prepaid App, and follow the instruction below to get started.

Download the Starhub Happy Prepaid App to get started
How to use Starhub Happy Prepaid App

For Starhub post paid roaming plan, please refer to the company web site here.

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M1 Prepaid SIM Card (M Card)

M1 provides M Card Prepaid SIM card with the following benefits.

  • Control your roaming budget on prepaid roaming.
  • No registration or subscription charges
M1 M Cad for roaming in Johor Bahru

M1 Data Plan

M1 M Card Data Plan

Where To Buy?

You can buy M1 prepaid SIM card at all M1 Shops, M1 Customer Service Centres, M1’s Exclusive Distributors, as well as 7-Eleven and Cheers convenience stores island wide and Fairprice Xpress.

How To Use?

Check out the M1 guide here for instruction on how to use the data roaming from M1.

For M1 post paid roaming plan, please refer to the company web site here.

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Digi Prepaid SIM Card (Malaysia)

Digi is always innovative in bringing new prepaid solutions to customers. The latest Digi Prepaid BEST and Digi Prepaid LIVE has what most consumers need. For both prepaid solutions, buying a SIM card will cost you RM38 with basic preload value. You can top up the card with various internet packages depending on your needs.

Dig Prepaid BEST

  • SIM card cost RM38.
  • RM8 starter pack preloaded with RM5 & 300MB 4G internet for 30 days.
  • Free 200MB 4G internet
  • Top up SIM card after expiry date to extend validity for 1 day. RM1 for 200M internet usage.

Dig Prepaid LIVE

  • SIM card cost RM38.
  • RM12 starter pack preloaded with RM8 & 300MB internet for 7 days.
  • Free 300MB 4G Internet + 8GB of video & music streaming
  • Top up SIM card after expiry date to extend validity for 1 day. RM1 for 200M internet usage.

Where To Buy?

You can buy Digi prepaid SIM card at all Digi authorized dealers, which are located in most shopping malls and retail shops. You need to register with your passport when buying a SIM card in Malaysia.

How To Use?

For new SIM card, you can usually get the retail staff to help you to activate when you make the purchase. The procedure is easy, just key in the phone number with the code provided.

For top up of prepaid value, you need to purchase a RM10 coupon. At the back of the coupon, you need to scratch the section to reveal the 16 digit number reload code. Dial *123*, follow by the 16 digit reload code, follow by #. The RM10 value will be top up with a SMS confirmation.

After top up, you can choose to select the internet package by dialing *116*1#, or *128#. Select the options from the menu. Many choices are available, such as RM1 per day for 200 MB internet, to 1GB data if you need more.

Buy a RM10 coupon for Digi prepaid top up

 

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Maxis Hotlink Prepaid SIM Card (Malaysia)

Maxis hotlink prepaid has the following features.

Maxis Hotlink

  • RM10 starter pack preloaded with RM5 (valid for 5 days).
  • 300 MB internet (valid for 2 days).
Maxis Hotlink prepaid card

Where To Buy?

You can buy Maxis prepaid SIM card at all Digi authorized dealers, which are located in most shopping malls and retail shops. You need to register with your passport when buying a SIM card in Malaysia.

How To Use?

For reload of SIM card, go to Maxis retail store to purchase reload card.

 

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U Mobile Prepaid SIM Card (Malaysia)

U Mobile prepaid has the following features.

Maxis Hotlink

  • RM8.50 starter pack preloaded with RM5 (valid for 10 days).
  • 200 MB 4G internet usage.
U Mobile prepaid SIM card

Where To Buy?

You can buy U Mobile prepaid SIM card at all Digi authorized dealers, which are located in most shopping malls and retail shops. You need to register with your passport when buying a SIM card in Malaysia.

How To Use?

For reload of SIM card, go to U Mobile retail store to purchase reload card.

 

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