RM200 rebate for youth smartphone buyers, begins January 1st
By Loh Ving Sung GooglePlus
Back in September, the 2013 Budget saw the announcement of a RM200 rebate for youths to buy 3G-enabled smartphones. Called the Pakej Komunikasi Belia (Youth Communication Package), it will begin 1 January 2013 until the end of December 2013 or until the RM300 million allocation has been spent.
However, don’t expect to pick up an iPhone.
The package is for Malaysians aged 21 to 30 years old with monthly income of RM3000 or below. However, youths are only able to choose an approved smartphone by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and the device will not cost more than RM500. Only one youth is eligible for one phone.
Youths will also have to either be an existing subscriber or get a new broadband plan with any of the participating telcos - Maxis, Celcom, Digi, U Mobile, YTL Communications and Tune Talk to enjoy the rebate.
The MCMC said that the list of approved smartphones and dealers will be made available on the telcos’ website starting from 1 January 2013.
The Youth Communication Package is parked under the National Broadband Initiative
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