by LYDIA NATHAN / pic by TMR FILE
CELCOM Axiata Bhd is offering an extra RM60 rebate for prepaid and postpaid customers in addition to the government’s Bantuan Prihatin Rakyat programme, which offers subsidies of RM300 for eligible households and RM180 for eligible individuals.
Supported by the telecommunications company’s widest network coverage, its Jaringan Prihatin programme also offers Malaysians savings and value with free devices, unlimited Internet access and extra rebates up to RM360.
Celcom CEO Mohamad Idham Nawawi said the group is proud to be a part of the initiative, aiming to bridge the digital divide and support Malaysians with digital accessibility and affordability.
“The importance of digital connectivity has been further accelerated by the pandemic, rapidly increasing data traffic in both urban and rural areas, as more Malaysians are adapting to digital technology for their livelihoods,” he said in a statement yesterday.
According to Mohamad Idham, since its launch last Wednesday, the programme has received an encouraging response from Malaysians while further strengthening Celcom’s commitment to ensure people’s digital needs are met with affordability and accessibility.
“Together with the government and the industry, Celcom’s Jaringan Prihatin offerings are also the perfect opportunity for bottom 40% community to switch their 3G devices to 4G smartphones, enabling them to enjoy a better digital experience on our widest network coverage,” he said.
He said Celcom Xpax’s most affordable monthly prepaid Internet plan at only RM20 per month will enable eligible household customers to enjoy a Free Nokia C2 4G smartphone with unlimited Internet access and unlimited calls.
“Eligible users will also enjoy a RM5 rebate, together with an additional RM60 worth of monthly rebates, for one year, as long as they remain active.”
“Furthermore, eligible Celcom postpaid and prepaid customers with Jaringan Prihatin monthly Internet passes or plans will also be able to enjoy free 2GB Internet for one hour daily via the Celcom Life app. This is redeemable daily for 12 months, from the day a user opts into the programme,” Mohamad Idham said.
All of Celcom’s prepaid and postpaid customers can check the eligibility through the Celcom Life app or on its website.