[UPDATE]Celcom free 1GB daily data offer remains until 30 April 2021

[ UPDATE 22/04/2021 11:20 ] Celcom has updated their website which now indicates that the free 1GB daily data offer is until 30th April 2021.

We’ve been informed by Celcom that the information that was available earlier on their website was a result of a glitch and they have since updated the information to ensure that there is no confusion on the matter.

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Celcom has announced that it is extending its free daily 1GB internet offer for an additional 3 months. This is part of the telco’s initiative to help Malaysians stay informed and connected during the movement control order.

According to the announcement on Celcom’s website, the free data offer will continue until 31st July 2021. To redeem the data, you’ll need to perform a one-time monthly redemption under the MyDeals section of the the Celcom Life App. The self-care app is available via the Apple App Store, Google Play Store and Huawei AppGallery.

As usual, the free data is meant for online learning and productivity use. According to the T&C, the data can’t be utilised for gaming, music, social and video streaming apps as listed above.

The Free 1GB data for productivity use was recently extended until 30th April 2021 under the PERMAI special assistance package. To help students get access to more data at a lower price, several telcos including Celcom have offered special student plans that offered 15GB of data for RM20/month.

Last month, the Prime Minister has also updated that the Jaringan Prihatin subsidy for the purchase of new phones has been increased from RM180 to RM300. The initiative is aimed at households with school-going children. There are no details about its redemption process and the subsidy is expected to start in May.

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