MCO: Telcos offer free calls for 12 hours starting from 10pm tonight for Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Malaysians will have to celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri without home visits this year due to the current movement control order (MCO). To enable everyone to stay in touch with their loved ones, the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia has announced that ten telcos have agreed to provide free calls starting from tonight.

The free calls are applicable to all networks and it will be available from 10pm tonight, 12th May until 10am 13th May tomorrow morning. This will be offered to all subscribers of Celcom, Digi, Maxis, REDtone, Unifi, TIME, Tune Talk, U Mobile, Yoodo and YTL.

According to Celcom’s FAQ, all users can make unlimited local calls during the 12 hour duration. There’s no redemption or activation required to enjoy this free call promo. You can make unlimited calls to all networks and for domestic usage within Malaysia but it excludes video calls, calls to toll-free numbers of numbers with special charges. If you’re a prepaid customer, you can also enjoy this perk even if you have RM0 balance available.

The current MCO is imposed for a period of 27 days from Wednesday, 12th May until 7th June 2021. During this period, interdistrict and interstate travel is not allowed. Home visits are not allowed and you’re also not permitted to visit the cemetery.

In case you missed it, the Jaringan Prihatin Program is now available to all eligible Bantuan Prihatin Rakyat (BPR) recipients. The program allows qualified individuals to redeem either RM180 telco credit (RM15 x 12 months) or a new phone subsidy of up to RM300.

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