Malaysians will continue to receive free additional 1GB of Internet data daily until Dec 31,2020 as part of the short term economic recovery (Penjana) plan announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today.
Muhyiddin said the additional data can be utilised from 8am to 6pm every day for education, video conferencing and news purposes. Users will also get free unlimited access to Covid-19 websites and applications by the government.
Celcom, Digi, Maxis, U Mobile and Telekom Malaysia in a joint statement said the free additional 1GB dailly will be available from June 10 onwards. The initiative will replace the current 1GB daily allocation which was first offered from April 1, as that scheme is ending on June 9.
YTL Communications will also continue to offer its Learn From Home Initiative of free SIM cards with 40GB data to parents with children in government schools, as well as students and faculty of partner tertiary education institutions.
Qualified students in B40 families will also receive free mobile phones with 120GB of data. The company will also continue to provide free online education content created in collaboration with Teach for Malaysia and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
Both TM and Time announced that it will be supporting the mobile operators with additional fibre capacity.
All operators will also offer free and zero-rated access to Gerak Malaysia, MySejahtera and MyTrace apps as well as zero call rates to emergency numbers like the Ministry of Health's Crisis Preparedness Response Centre.
Users will also get free data access to major news sites in Malaysia.