Telecommunications operators Celcom Axiata Berhad (“Celcom”), Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (“Digi”), Maxis Berhad (“Maxis”), U Mobile Sdn Bhd (“U Mobile”), and Telekom Malaysia Berhad (“TM”) through unifi Mobile will continue to pledge free internet access to supplement user’s home-based learning and productivity needs until April 30.
The respective operators have begun the initiative since April 2020, providing all active Postpaid and Prepaid customers with 30GB Productivity Internet per month, one GB daily except for social media, gaming, video, and music streaming, over and above customers’ monthly data allocation from their existing plans. Customers are advised to refer to their respective operators for more information to enjoy the internet pass and service mentioned.
Additionally, the telcos will also be providing free WiFi connectivity for students from B40 families at selected People’s Housing Projects (PPR) communities and have extended operating hours of Pusat Internet Komuniti (PIK) during these challenging times.
A total of 130 PPR and 54 PIK nationwide will receive free connectivity that aims to facilitate Home-based Teaching and Learning (PdPR).
The joint industry initiative is part of the continuous relief efforts driven together with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia as well as the Permai Aid Package as recently announced by the Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
Alongside the free 30GB internet per month, the operators have also provided a special prepaid data pass for SPM and STPM students, as well as students in higher learning institutions. The prepaid data pass offers 15GB data per month for as low as RM20 per month eligible for students from January 6 2021 until the end of April 2021.
Telecommunication operators will also continue to offer free and unlimited access to a range of information related apps and services to keep Malaysian informed on the latest credible news on Covid-19. The list includes MySejahtera and MyTrace apps, and important health websites and hotlines such as the CPRC Hotline, Ministry of Health, World Health Organization websites and more.