As part of Yoodo’s 5G rollout, the company has sent us a free SIM card to try out the service. At the time of writing, the company is undergoing FREE 5G trials for its customers.
In case you didn’t know, Yoodo is a pre-paid service that allows you to customise your plan based on your needs. You can activate your SIM card and purchase your plans via the company’s app, no top up codes needed.
How To Activate Free 5G Trial
To activate your free 5G trial, all you had to do is to purchase a minimum of 10GB high speed data on the Yoodo app, then select the 5G Trial Pass. Once you have completed the payment, you can access the 5G network after receiving the confirmation SMS.
Of course, to get 5G you would need to have a 5G-enabled smartphone, and be within the coverage area.
Yoodo 5G User Experience
Yoodo touts that users can expect up to 10X faster speed and reduced latency, though I am not sure how this measured.
It is unfortunate that my house does not have 5G coverage, however I could access the network by crossing the road. I ran two internet speed tests, one on 4G+, and one with 5G enabled.
Initial results are pretty good considering the median mobile internet speed is around 43Mbps in Malaysia. Not only is the speed impressive, overall latency (ping) has reduced significantly when compared to using 4G+ network.
Yoodo 5G Network Coverage
Fun fact, Yoodo runs on Celcom’s network nationwide, which includes the company’s 4G and 5G networks. As of now, Malaysia’s 5G network coverage is still in its infancy, so do expect spotty coverage. 5G network coverage concentrates around major urban centers, such as Klang Valley, Ipoh, Georgetown and Johor Bahru.
So far, my overall experience with Yoodo’s 5G network is satisfactory. While the speeds are pleasant, the country is still experiencing issues with 5G adoption by telcos.
If you want to give 5G speeds a try, this is probably the cheapest way to experience it, as you only need to pay RM18 for a 30 day high speed internet pass with a 10GB quota. Of course, that does not include call and SMS.
For more information, please visit www.yoodo.com.my/5g.