Ask yourself -> “Can I travel without my smartphone?”
As much as you may try to convince yourself that you’ll limit phone usage while traveling, we all know that’s easier said than done. You will most likely want to post how you finally arrived at your destination pic immediately to Instagram, or start a live video while eating the local cuisine….But… this thing only could happen if you have the ‘internet availability’. Because not all the places you visited can provide the free Wifi 🙂
Here is how the roaming works. There are two options :
- Option 1 : International Roaming with your service provider without changing your sim card
- Option 2 : International Roaming using mobile network overseas
BEFORE YOU TRAVEL…
Before traveling, check with your service providers about the following:
- Find out if your carrier has international roaming arrangements with the service providers in the country you are visiting and whether your mobile phone is working there.
: Mobile phone networks differ from country to country, and your phone may be incompatible with the networks in the country you are visiting.
: If your phone works for voice calls, some other functions – such as sending and receiving data or text messaging – might not work. So, check with your mobile service provider before you depart.
- If your mobile phone can work abroad?
You may check on your service provider’s roaming rates. If you are willing to pay the charges, verify first with your service provider that international roaming is activated before you travel.
- Track your voice and data usage abroad. Always check with your service provider on how to monitor your usage to avoid additional charges.
- Study first & understand the roaming charges from your service provider before traveling. Roaming rules and rates are complicated and vary from each service providers.
- Make an advance preparation to prevent disappointments ie. ‘lack of service or unexpectedly high charges on your next bill’.
- Deactivate your voicemail to avoid unexpected charges. You may refer here on how to deactivate the voicemail by reading this article -> http://www.consumerinfo.my/have-you-or-your-caller-been-charged-with-voicemail-service/
- Always make a comparison between Roaming charges offered by your service provider & International Roaming (local overseas sim card). Always Choose the Best!
Some mobile apps are still active even when you’re overseas, which may incur roaming charges. So, to ensure you don’t get a bill shock, go into your ‘Settings’ and disable those apps or roaming altogether.
Here is the list of Roaming Rates provided by Malaysia’s Service Provider.
*For more info, you may contact the service provider …
|TELCO||ROAMING RATE POSTPAID||ROAMING RATE PREPAID|
|For the roaming rates, kindly refer to ->|
|1-Day Internet Pass, 500MB, RM38
7-Day 3-in-1 Pass, 3GB, RM138
(T&C refer-> https://www.celcom.com.my/
|1-Day Social Roam Pass 1GB,RM101-Day Internet Pass, 500MB, RM38
(T&C refer-> https://www.celcom.com.my/personal/roaming/
|Unlimited Internet Roaming at RM36 or RM56/day by country
For the roaming rates, kindly refer to ->
|RM38/day (T&C refer-> https://www.maxis.com.my/en/personal/||1GB data from only RM10/day|
|RM28/day(T&C refer-> https://www.redone.com.my/roaming|
(T&C refer-> https://www.tunetalk.com/my/en/coolplan/global/roaming-data
| RM10 Unlimited Data Roaming or RM36/day
(T&C refer-> https://www.u.com.my/plans/roaming-idd/roaming-rates
(T&C refer-> https://unifi.com.my/mobile/postpaid/roaming.html
|RM10 or RM20/dayFor the roaming rates, kindly refer to ->|
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