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Travel Worry-Free with these Data Roaming Plans

Scoring the best budget travel or backpacking trip requires you to have the support of the data roaming plans to keep you connected. Whether it’s Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram or thousands of other apps, you need to find out the best plan to keep engaged in the digital world.

UMobile U Data Roam

This data roaming plan provides unlimited data roaming services to 27 destinations starting from RM10. Depending on your travel locations, you will have the roaming option of either the U Data Roam 10 priced at RM10 per day, or the U Data Roam 36 which cost RM36 per day for internet usage.

For a clearer picture, here are the countries covered by roaming plans. For the full list of countries, click here.

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This roaming plan is available for UMobile prepaid and postpaid except P70, i90, i130, UD95 and UD135 plans. Under those plans, users can opt for Data Backpack roaming plan. With the Data Backpack users can enjoy roaming without any charges. Here are the 12 available destinations under coverage of UMobile:

  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • Cambodia
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Laos
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand

Data Backpack is automatically on the preferred active channel for all eligible U Mobile customers but you need to activate the international roaming first. Make sure you are connected to U Mobile’s preferred roaming operators to avoid the shock of expensive charges!

Maxis Data Roam Pass

All Maxis customers will be entitled to use its data roaming pass priced at RM38 per day and the coverage is available over 100 countries worldwide. There is a 500MB data usage limit for this pass and it expires at midnight of the local time.

A bonus feature of the Maxis Data Roam Pass is the free travel protection that is automatically initiated for users through the Maxis Travel Protection Plan once the roaming is activated. Check out coverage protection you can get with this roaming plan below.

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Digi

Roaming is available in 10 countries from as low as RM10. What makes Digi stand out from other telco companies is the option of either unlimited internet roaming (RM36) or unlimited social messaging (RM 10), depending on your needs. However, this roaming plan is only available for postpaid Digi customers.

Take note that you will be charged separately for connecting to the Internet at different countries on the same day using the plan. For instance, you are in China and you roamed with China Mobile. Then you travel to Hong Kong and roamed with China Mobile HK on the same day, you will be charged with a total amount of RM72 (RM36 x 2 countries) for the day.

Celcom Wonderoam

Celcom’s Wonderoam plan offers options of either a daily or a weekly roaming plan. The Wonderoam One-Day Internet is priced at RM38 and you can enjoy unlimited roaming data for 10 countries under this plan. As for Wonderoam One-Week plan, you will get unlimited calls and SMS along with 3GB internet priced RM138 for First Gold and First Platinum Celcom users. This plan is covered in these countries. The countries with unlimited data roaming plan (One-Day) and One-Week are:

  • Singapore
  • Cambodia
  • Hong Kong
  • Bangladesh
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Macau
  • Sri Lanka
  • Taiwan
  • Nepal (only Wonderoam One-Day Internet is applicable)

In terms of value, network preference, and areas under coverage, it appears that UMobile’s U Data Roam is currently the preferred provider with unlimited data roaming at RM10 and RM36 daily.

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