Five telcos offer special deals to B40 households and students


KUALA LUMPUR: Candidates sitting for SPM and STPM, and B40 households will soon get to enjoy attractive Internet packages from five telecommunication companies.

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) said the students would get to enjoy the offer by Celcom, Digi, Maxis, U Mobile and Telekom Malaysia (TM) in the first quarter of next year under the Special Data Packages until their examinations end in April.

“Under these Special Data Packages, the five telcos will offer from Jan 6 pre-paid data passes at RM20 for 15GB which can be used for a 30-day period, ” the commission said in a statement.

As for the Learning From Home (LFH) facility provided by YTL, MCMC said it had been extended until the two examinations were over.

“Besides this, Celcom, Digi, Maxis, TM and YTL will continue their free online classes – namely Tuisyen Rakyat progamme, Jom Tuisyen, e-Kelas, I-Learn Ace and LFH initiative respectively – and provide a free SIM card with 40GB data, content and free telephone for students from B40 families, ” MCMC said.

Students who are from B40 (lower income group) families can also apply to get mobile phones at no charge.

This initiative also covers free WiFi access provided at public spaces at 130 People’s Housing Projects throughout the country until the end of April 2021 which will be undertaken by Celcom, Digi, Maxis, U Mobile, TM and TIME.

The operating hours of Community Internet Centres will be 9am to 9pm from now so that SPM and STPM candidates and students from B40 households can conduct their learning and daily activities. — Bernama

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