Prepaid mobile numbers, contrary to popular believe, is still a very big thing in Malaysia. It is not only a thing for youths too; working adults and the elderly also use them quite extensively. In fact, I am one of those users that uses a prepaid mobile number. Why? We’ll talk about that a little later maybe.
Which provider do I use? Hotlink of course. I do have a few more mobile numbers that I maintain but that’s also because of work. I have been a long time Hotlink user and the network has almost never failed me. There are a few niggles and sometimes frustrations but other providers are not free from those little problems and complaints either. But all users of Hotlink would be familiar with their Hotlink app which they might use plenty of to buy internet plans and reload.
There is a small feature in the app that plenty of Hotlink users do not look at that much though – the rewards section. There is a reason to that too; the rewards program is a little complex to understand and the rewards are just not compelling enough. So as Malaysians say; “how now?” Really at some point the rewards program is plenty useless because the rewards are limited to pretty much getting data and more talk time or air time.
Hotlink though just revamped the Hotlink Red app though. They revamped the rewards program and page especially. They simplified the points system for a start. You can even score and collect point just by logging into the app. Log in on a daily basis and you increase your rewards tier from Silver to Gold.
Each tier has their very own exclusive deals just for Hotlink Red app users. Of course the Gold tier members get more things. The thing is though the point system and tiers reset every month. That should not matter though because they offer different deals and rewards on a daily basis so you might want to log in every day anyway. On top of that you get a chance of walking away with either domestic or international (limited to South East Asia) flights in their Mystery Gifts that is given out on a daily basis.
The Hotlink Red app is available for free on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. The rewards program and scoring system is also entirely free. You can even earn points by logging in.