Telcos extend use of free 1GB internet data to 24 hours

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The nation’s major telecommunication companies—Celcom, Digi, Maxis, U Mobile, and Telekom Malaysia (through unifi Mobile) are extending access to the daily free 1GB “Productivity Internet” offer to 24 hours. Previously, the access to the daily free data was limited to between 8AM and 6PM. The extended hours will be effective from July 2020 until 31 December 2020.

The daily free 1GB internet for all Malaysians is a joint industry initiative as part of the Government’s short term Penjana Economic Recovery Plan.

All active postpaid and prepaid customers from participating telcos are able to enjoy the daily 1GB of free internet for learning and productivity tools as well as for most browsing needs. It is however not available for social media, video streaming, gaming, and music streaming.

The daily free 1GB internet data is over and above customers’ monthly data allocation from their existing plans. This means that customers can redeem up to 30GB data per month for free.

Depending on the telco, customers may need to redeem the free data on a daily basis, manually.

In addition to the daily free 1GB internet, telcos continue to offer free and unlimited access to a range of COVID-related information apps and services. This includes the Government’s MySejahtera and MyTrace apps, and important health websites and hotlines such as the CPRC Hotline, Ministry of Health, and World Health Organisation websites, and more.

The Government first announced the daily free 1GB internet at the start of the Movement Control Order (MCO) and subsequently extended the offer until 31 December 2020 as part of the Penjana Economic Recovery Plan.

Header photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

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