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22 November 2016

webe roaming service in Singapore

webe’s international roaming gives you unlimited data usage in 18 selected countries for RM39/day. Is it any good? Well, I went to Singapore to find out.

 

To be able to roam, you’ll need to place a deposit of RM300 which can be made through the webe self-service app. Once that’s done you will be able to connect to webe’s partner telcos in each country. In Singapore, that’s StarHub.

 

Once I crossed the causeway, my phone automatically switched from webe to StarHub and I received a welcome message. For those who don’t know, in order for you to use your data overseas, you will need to enable data roaming in your phone’s network settings.

 

Once webe detected that my data roaming has been enabled, they sent me another text message informing me that my RM39 daily Data Roam pass has been activated and I could access the internet. However, this is a daily pass so it expires on 11.59pm on the day that you activate it. So, you will be charged another RM39 if you leave data roaming enabled come midnight.

 

For those who are worried about roaming with the wrong telco, webe says that users are safeguarded against bill shock situations. If a user connects to a telco that’s not webe’s roaming partner, they will not be able to access the internet or have a data connection.
 

The speeds so far have been reasonable, but the connection is not seamless. You can watch YouTube videos in Full HD, but sometimes the connection will drop and you’ll have to wait for it to reconnect.

 

But I know you’re probably most curious about tethering and if you can do it while roaming. Well, the answer is “it depends”. Webe says that whether or not you can tether depends on their roaming partner in the selected country. In Singapore, for example, I can tether no problem but some countries might block it like webe does in Malaysia.

 

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