ZYM Mobile has recently launched an attractive data package, offering 100 GB for just $10, including 2 GB of Malaysia roaming. One of our readers shared their roaming experience with ZYM Mobile on the Malaysian network, and here’s what they had to say.
Upon crossing the causeway into Malaysia, the reader’s ZYM Mobile connected to Maxis 2G. After conducting a network scan, they discovered a list of available networks, including Maxis, Digi, Umobile, and Celcom, although some were inaccessible.
Opting for the Maxis network, the reader found themselves connected to the EDGE network, which operates at a slower speed than the decommissioned 3G network. Disappointment settled in as they attempted to navigate their way to Kuala Lumpur on North South Highway, only to experience frequent disconnections on the EDGE network.
In an attempt to improve their connection, the reader manually selected Celcom, Umobile, and Digi 4G networks. While they managed to establish a random connection initially, it eventually downgraded back to the EDGE network.
This experience has left the reader puzzled, questioning whether ZYM Mobile has properly provisioned their service to connect to 4G networks in Malaysia. As a result, they encourage other travelers heading north to give ZYM Mobile a try and share their own experiences.
If you’re planning a trip this weekend, consider testing ZYM Mobile’s services and providing us with your valuable feedback.
[update 26/5/23] Another reader crossed the causeway and he is able to connect to Digi 4G. When he tried to connect to Maxis, it failed to connect. After which, he tried connecting to Digi, Celcom, Maxis, Umobile 4G and it failed.
It is not known why this happens, perhaps it is location specific.