You’ll be happy to know that Kuala Lumpur offers some of the best value tourist SIM cards in the world
There’s nothing more annoying than when you’re in a new country without any mobile data. Perhaps you’re reading this on the excruciatingly slow airport WiFi wondering what you did in a past life to deserve this… well don’t worry, as this article is about to make it a lot easier.
How does 15GB of 4G high-speed data for only RM23 sound? ($5.50 | £4.50 )
I’ll explain exactly how to get this great deal and the money-saving hack I use to get great SIM deals even once you’ve landed in Kuala Lumpur.
The good news is that it’s now super simple to buy a SIM card before you even land in Kuala Lumpur and equally easy to buy one once you arrive at the airport.
In this article, I’ll show you just how easy both of these options are.
Save Big Time With Klook
If you’ve never heard of Klook before, its a website where you can buy amazing experiences around the world, but unknown to most, is that you can also pre-order one of Kuala Lumpur’s best tourist SIM cards.
Buying on Klook is easy and simple, it’s exactly what I did on my recent visit when I used it to see Kuala Lumpur Tower & Sky Box (totally recommended).
Not only do they have some of the best travel SIM deals available, but you can also pre-order and pick up from the airport terminal on your arrival.
Bonus Tip: You can hotspot all of your gadgets from one SIM card’s connection. So no need to buy more than one if you’re travelling with family or friends.
2019’s Best Kuala Lumpur Tourist SIM Deals
On my recent trip to Kuala Lumpur (July 2019), I used the Tune Talk SIM and would thoroughly recommend it as its the only SIM without any speed restrictions.
- Lite Plan: 15GB (No Speed Restriction)
- Price: 23MYR
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- Power Plan: 20GB (No Speed Restriction)
- Price: 45MYR
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- Includes calls: Yes (25 mins Both Plans)
- Pick up: KLIA2 Only
- 7 Days: 9GB ([email protected] 4G Speed + [email protected] 3G Speed)
- Price: 19MYR
- 15 Days: 25GB ([email protected] + [email protected] 3G Speed)
- Price: 39MYR
- Calls Included: Yes
- Pick up: KLIA or KLIA2
- 7 Days: 12GB ([email protected] 4G Speed + [email protected] 3G Speed)
- Price: 18MYR
- 30 Days: 15GB ([email protected] + [email protected] 3G Speed)
- Price: 35MYR
- Includes calls: Yes
- Pick up: KLIA2 Only
Top Tip: Watch out for packages that quote huge amounts of data but then restrict your speed to a snail’s pace after the first 2GB, so make sure you read them carefully!
Where To Buy A Tourist SIM Card At KLIA2?
The other option you have is to buy your SIM card at Kuala Lumpur airport when you land. This is also super simple though you won’t get the same great deal that you do online.
Once you get off the plane, before security you’ll find 3 or 4 different mobile phone providers. This is where you can buy your SIM card.
The benefit of doing it before you leave security is that they have much better deals than in arrivals. So it’s worth taking the time to read through their deals.
The price plans are in English plus the staff can answer any questions fluently.
If you do forget to buy before security you can still get a great deal and buy your SIM card on Klook. The voucher will arrive instantly and you’ll be able to use it right away.
I first went to Kuala Lumpur in 2016 and made this useful video about SIM cards in Kuala Lumpur airport. Although it was a few years ago it gives you an idea of what it’s like to buy before security.
Now you’ve got your SIM card, find out the best way to get from Kuala Lumpur airport to Kuala Lumpur city.
If you’ve got any Malaysia SIM card questions, ask away in the comments below : )