by HARIZAH KAMEL / pic by BERNAMA
THE Malaysian Family Youth Package and the Malaysian Family Device Package are now available starting today for a period of six months until April 15, 2022.
Communications and Multimedia Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa said the packages will be offered by six telecommunication companies — Celcom Axiata Bhd, DiGi.com Bhd, Maxis Bhd, U Mobile Sdn Bhd, Telekom Malaysia Bhd and YTL Communications Sdn Bhd.
“I hope that by handing over these packages to students or teenagers and the less fortunate, it will not only help them enjoy better connectivity but also make the best use of the packages to increase their productivity,” he said in a statement yesterday.
This initiative by the government is to help teenagers and students as well as those who are underprivileged to gain Internet access and have affordable smart devices.
Annuar said it is also a testament to the government’s commitment in ensuring every citizen has access to the Internet at an affordable price.
The Malaysian Family Youth Package is a special prepaid package for teenagers and students, including postgraduate students.
With only RM10 per month, they will get 20GB of data for three months. In addition, 1GB of data is also provided for free for daily productivity activities as well as unlimited basic Internet.
With this package, users can perform activities such as sending messages and surfing the Internet. For productivity data, online learning and work from home activities can be done without data constraints. As for 20GB of data, it can be used for activities such as downloading videos or online games.
Meanwhile, the Malaysian Family Device Package allows Malaysians to own or upgrade to mobile devices and Voice over Long-Term Evolution (VoLTE) for free. This VoLTE technology allows users to enjoy high quality calls on 4G networks.
The device can be owned with a subscription as low as RM40 per month through a contract for 12 to 24 months depending on the type of device and service subscribed. This package includes 1GB of free data for productivity activities.
On another note, the minister said he has finished chairing the National Digital Network Steering Committee (Jendela) and based on the Jendela’s third quarter report of 2021, it has achieved encouraging progress. Annuar said he welcomes the progress and is confident that it will achieve the set targets.