From today onwards, Singapore telco M1‘s prepaid customers will be able to use their existing local data bundles in Malaysia and Indonesia as well. With partner networks Celcom in Malaysia and XL Axiata in Indonesia, this means that you no longer have to go through the hassle of switching SIM cards every time you travel to another country.
The bundles are available from S$5 for 1GB of data, usable for up to three days, to S$30 for 3GB, usable for up to 50 days. With these, M1 customers can enjoy roaming services at no additional charge by dialling #100#, and selecting Celcom’s network in Malaysia or XL Axiata’s network in Indonesia.
Chief Marketing Officer, Mr P Subramaniam says, “Many Singaporeans travel regularly to our neighbouring countries for work, to do some shopping, and enjoy other leisure activities, and we want to give them the convenience of using the same mobile line wherever they are.”
Another thing prepaid customers can look forward to is the introduction of Super Data, which is touted as Singapore’s best-value prepaid top up. The S$30 Super Data top-up will offer users a super-sized 2GB data bundle and S$100 worth of local calls and SMS messages, valid for 30 days. Apart from putting regular mobile plans to shame, this 2GB data will also be usable in Malaysia and Indonesia for free.
“Mobile data usage has grown alongside smartphone penetration within the prepaid segment, with average monthly prepaid data usage approaching 1GB. With the 2GB data bundle on M1’s Super Data plan, prepaid users will find it even more convenient and cost-effective to get the most of their smartphones,” Mr Subramaniam added.
So if you’re travelling to our neighbouring countries and hate getting a new SIM card for a short trip, M1 pretty much has you covered. Efficiency +10.