It appears that all telecommunication companies are adjusting their pricing strategies in an effort to compete with SIMBA’s $10 for 100 GB data roaming plan.

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  • No Contract
  • FREE Caller ID

What is missing is the free voice roaming and the 2 GB is limited to and shared between the 4 countries – 2 GB per month. Furthermore, if you need more data, you will have to pay $6/GB to $16/GB depending on the country you are roaming.

On the other hand, SIMBA’s $10 for 100 GB plan offers 100 GB of local data, 1 GB of data roaming in 57 destinations, free caller ID, free roaming calls and no contractual obligations. Customers can opt to add an additional 1 GB for an extra $4, resulting in a total cost of $14 for 100 GB and 2 GB of data roaming.

SIMBA also has a SuperRoam (50GB) at S$20 which offers 130 GB local data, 10 GB in selected countries* and 50 GB for Malaysia.

* Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam

Previously, ZYM, VIVIFI, and CMLINK each had their unique $10 for 100 GB deals, featuring 2 GB of data roaming in Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia. It’s evident that this pricing segment is the primary battleground for telecommunications companies as they engage in a proxy war against SIMBA, a major mobile network operator (MNO).

Which one would you choose? Comment below.

By Harry