Updated on July 1st, 2011 ( 12,567 views )
I am sure you already come across any advertisement about Digi Prepaid Internet. Is this prepaid internet a broadband? Yes and no. Any internet package can be a broadband if it can supplied necessary speed. In this case Digi prepaid internet can be a broadband if you have good Digi coverage in your area. Somehow Digi Prepaid Internet is not under Digi 3G package. When Malaysian said Digi broadband, they always mean the 3G package and not the prepaid internet. For a normal internet user that lives in Digi coverage area, this prepaid package is good to be considered if you want access to internet and portability. At the fair policy, Digi states that you will likely receive download speed up to 384 kbps if you are within Turbo3G network. That is what they told us, but know what? Many users have shown that they get speed better than that. I am one of the user, sometimes my download speed can even reach 2 Mbps (250 KB/s).
Even though I am satisfied with the speed, user still need to take care of the daily 3GB monthly quota. Once you used 3 GB, your speed will be throttled to 128 kbps. That is what Digi state in the ads. Somehow it looks like the rule doesn’t follow so much. Or perhaps it works differently to every user. This is due to the fact that sometimes I still received good speed (around 700 kbps) although I already exceed the monthly usage. On certain occasion, I can verify that I received slow internet connection after exceeding limit. It seems that choosing Digi is like entering a lucky draw.
Since the usage limit for this Digi prepaid internet is the same as the RM60 broadband package, I conclude that the benefit of this package over broadband package is the ability to reload. That means you do not need to top up the prepaid internet if you don’t want to use it. For every RM10 reload, you can have internet connection for 5 days straight (RM2 per day automatically deduct). Let say that you are going to vacation but still need internet connection. Then that’s only the time you need to top up the prepaid SIM card. I think that is the best choice compared to subscribe a broadband billing package.