Recently, the government through the Malaysia Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), has offered some goodies to youths who are buying smartphones by giving a RM200 rebate under the 1Pakej Komunikasi Belia or Youth Communication Package. The move was met with mixed reactions.
The MCMCthen revised its initial limited smartphone list to allow the rebate to apply to any smartphone from participating telco companies such as Celcom, Clixster, DiGi, Maxis, Tune Talk, U Mobile and YTL Communications.
Previously, the rebate was limited to RM500 smartphones from the participating telco companies. However, MCMC also said all parties involved in the scheme were subjected to fair price terms.
The phone models approved by MCMC before the changes were made to all smartphones are as below:
- Alcatel 993D
- Alcatel OneTouch Glory 2
- Alcatel OneTouch Inspire 2
- Blackberry Torch 9800
- The Buzz Phone
- HTC Wildfire
- HTC Wildfire S
- Huawei Ideos X3
- LG Optimus L3
- LG L3 E400
- LG L3 E405
- Motorola XT311
- Ninetology Black Pearl II
- Ninetology Palette
- Nokia Asha 311
- Nokia Lumia 610
- Samsung Galaxy Chat
- Samsung Galaxy Mini
- Samsung Galaxy Pocket
- Samsung Galaxy Y
- Samsung Galaxy Y Duos
- Sony Xperia Tipo Dual
- Sony Xperia Tipo Single
- ZTE Acqua
- ZTE V790.
- Malaysian youth aged between 21 and 30 years including students.
- Monthly income of RM3,000 and below.
- Only one smartphone for each qualified individual.
- Students who are studying full or part time which within the first 3 requirements
OK, who has a cheap smartphone to sell?
Source: NST, Malaysiakini
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