By Maryam Iman Binti Norhashimi
KUALA LUMPUR, 10 June 2020: In support of e-learning and productivity activities, telcos will be offering free 1 GB data daily, according to the recent announcement by the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
More details have been revealed by the big three telcos; Celcom, Digi and Maxis, that the 1 GB data from the new free data offer is only limited to selected education, productivity and information-related services. The free data is applicable only between 8 am to 6 pm daily for all active postpaid and prepaid customers.
However, the new initiative will be different from the initial free 1 GB data offer that was introduced during the first phase of the movement control order (MCO) as it does not support gaming, music, social and video. The list of applications, services and websites that are NOT included under the free 1 GB offer is mentioned below:
In terms of redemption, you will only need to redeem once a month for Celcom while Digi calls for daily redemptions. Apart from the big 3, U Mobile and TM Unifi Mobile will offer free daily 1 GB data too but there are no additional details found on the respective websites.
On the other hand, TM has recently announced its offer on free data daily between 8 a.m to 6 p.m for Unifi Mobile users until the 31 August without revealing any restriction for its usage.
With the restrictions, you will need to subscribe to your regular data plans to access all of your frequently used applications including YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, etc.
Additionally, telcos will offer unlimited free access to all important news sources such as Gerak Malaysia, MySejahtera and MyTrace apps along with other government websites. The important hotline and emergency numbers such as the Crisis Preparedness Response Centre (CPRC), MoH state branches and COVID-19 related hotlines will continue getting free calls offered by the major telcos. ***
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