M1 prepaid users can use existing data bundles in Malaysia, Indonesia

M1 customers can now connect to partners Celcom in Malaysia and XL Axiata in Indonesia without having to worry about extra roaming fees.
M1 customers can now connect to partners Celcom in Malaysia and XL Axiata in Indonesia without having to worry about extra roaming fees.PHOTO: M1

SINGAPORE - M1 customers with a prepaid data plan can now use their existing data bundles in Malaysia and Indonesia.

Customers can connect to M1's partners Celcom in Malaysia and XL Axiata in Indonesia without having to worry about extra roaming fees. There are also no additional activation fees or subscription charges to this service.

"Many Singaporeans travel regularly to our neighbouring countries for work, to do some shopping and enjoy other leisure activities...we want to give them the convenience of using the same mobile line wherever they are," said Mr P. Subramaniam, M1 chief marketing officer.

The telco's prepaid data bundles are available from $5 for 1GB of data, usable for up to three days, to $30 for 3GB, usable for up to 50 days.

M1 pioneered this concept of allowing users to tap on their existing data bundles while overseas with its Data Passport service, launched in July. This lets its postpaid customers use their existing data bundles in six countries for a subscription of $10 a month.

In August, StarHub launched a similar service allowing users to tap on their existing prepaid data bundles while traveling in Malaysia. But StarHub prepaid users can connect to any mobile network there.