Data Roaming in Kuala Lumpur (KL) | Surf with Local Telco Sim Card (HotLink) | Travel Tips

Of all the Asean countries where I have travelled to out of Singapore, KL by far, is one of the better places which offers no-frills access to pre-paid data sim card.
The challenge to some frequent travellers like myself is to be stressed out by the thoughts of escalated telco bills when one is roaming in a foreign country. Though some Singapore Telcos do provide certain types of unlimited data access for a flat daily subscription rate, it is usually much cheaper to obtain a local data sim card for local data access.

In my last trip, I have tried HotLink which coincidentally is provided by Maxis.

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The Maxis counter is located right after the KL customs arrival booths. The sales personnel also offer free cutting of the regular sized sim cards to either the micro-sim or nano-sim version.

For a RM20 (initial card value RM5 + topup of RM15) will give you a starting access of (50mb+1Gb)

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Once the initial data bundle is consumed, there will be a notification sms to facilitate subsequent topup activations.

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For most smartphones (iPhones or Samsung Galaxy), there is no further setup required.
For broadband dongles, do use the following APN settings:

Profile Name : Maxis Prepaid
APN : bbnet
Access number : *99#
Username : maxis
Password : wap

Further activations (for additional topups) can be also done at hotlink.com.my/web/portal/broadband.

Subsequent topups can be done at various convenience stores located in town.

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