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Brunei

Basics Edit

There are 2 network operators in Brunei Darussalam:

  • DST Communications
  • Progresif Cellular Sdn Bhd (formerly b-mobile)

Coverage is better on DST. It has 2G on 900 MHz, 3G on 2100 MHz and started in 2014 with 4G/LTE on 1800 MHz. Progresif has a smaller 3G network only on 2100 MHz, but much lower rates than DST.

You can buy a prepaid SIM card in every store of the operator showing your passport. Every SIM card containes an annual license fee of B$ 25 payable to His Majesty’s Government included in the starter pack. You need to register the SIM on your name at the point of purchase. An unregistered SIM it will stop working after seven days

DST Communications Edit

Dst

DST is the market leader in Brunei on 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE. But this comes at a price. 4G/LTE is open for prepaid without surcharges.

Availablity Edit

SIM cards are available at their stores: branches locator. When you arrive at the internatl. airport, they have a handy store on the ground floor of the airport mall, open 10am-5pm, closing Friday noon for prayer.

Recharge cards called EasiLOAD are available at many more places at B$ 5, B$10, B$20, B$40, or B$100 giving 7-180 of validity and some extra bonus credit. To top up, type *103*<12-digit PIN>#. To show balance, type *102#.

Prepaid SIM: Easi Edit

Their prepaid lines are called Easi. Default data rate is B$0.05 per MB. Starter pack is B$ 30 with B$ 5 credit valid for 7 days.

To activate an Easi line, dial 159 from your Easi Mobile to listen to welcome prompts and select preferred language (whether Malay or English). After that, your account balance and validity date will be announced.

Data featured packages Edit

Data is charged by default at B$ 0.01 per 200 KB.

For buying data packages, you first have to register to their Mobile Broadband Self Help Portal online or in stores. There, you can pick one of these packages:

Volume Validity Price
200 MB 3 days B$ 3
400 MB 6 days B$ 5
1 GB 30 days B$ 10
3 GB 30 days B$ 20

The days are calculated on exact hours. They will send you a message when 80% and 100% of data are used up.

More info Edit

Progresif Cellular Sdn Bhd (formerly b-mobile) Edit

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Progresif made a relaunch with new logo in 2015. Formerly, it was called Progresif Cellular and was acquired in 2014 after b-mobile ran into financial troubles.

They promise to make everything better giving the fact, that b-mobile was the clear no.2 in Brunei with a limited 3G network on 2100 MHz with no fallback to 2G. It’s still not so recommended for travelling in Brunei. But if have coverage at your place, it has very good rates for data: 3G Coverage Map/

Availability Edit

Their starter packs are available at their outlets: stores list . They are called Progresif Prepaid: for B$ 10 you get B$ 0.05 on balance.

Top-up vouchers are available in B$5, B$10, B$15 and B$30. Their e-TopUp are available from $1 to $100 and can be bought at all Progresif Stores. For Progresif Prepaid all top-ups will have a 10% bonus included. For topping up, type *178*<12-digit-PIN># . For first time user, insert your SIM card to your phone and activate it by dialling 179. Your line will be active for 365 days.

Data rates Edit

Data is by default at B$ 0.05 per MB.

They offer packages called Broadband Prepaid, with "unlimited data".

  • B$ 4: 1 day of "unlimited" data
  • B$ 8: 3 days of "unlimited" data
  • B$ 20: 9 days of "unlimited" data
  • B$ 35: 18 days of "unlimited" data

More info Edit

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