Celcom offers the Huawei P9 for free on FIRST Postpaid


If you’re looking for another option to get the Huawei P9/P9 Plus on contract, both are now available via Celcom FIRST postpaid plans. The Huawei P9 which retails at RM2,099 can be yours for free while the larger Huawei P9 Plus priced at RM2,599 can be yours from RM399.

Both devices are bundled on their higher FIRST Gold and FIRST Platinum postpaid plans with a 24-month contract. The Celcom postpaid plans were recently revised for new subscribers. For FIRST Gold plan at RM80/month, the plan still gives you 10GB of mobile data (5GB + 5GB Weekend) and unlimited calls but the unlimited SMS has been replaced with unlimited WhatsApp and WeChat usage. However, you would need to top up another RM18/month for extra 2GB of data to be entitled for the device bundling. The higher FIRST Platinum plan still retains 18GB (9GB + 9GB Weekend) data, unlimited calls and SMS for RM150/month.

The bundled pricing for the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus are as follows:

Huawei P9
FIRST Gold [RM98/month] – RM699 (RM400 Upfront)
FIRST Platinum [RM150/month] – RM0 (RM800 Upfront)

Huawei P9 Plus
FIRST Gold [RM98/month] – RM999 (RM400 Upfront)
FIRST Platinum [RM150/month] – RM399 (RM800 Upfront)

To recap on the specs, the Huawei P9 is a 5.2″ flagship smartphone with a full HD display and a Kirin 955 Octa-Core processor that’s mated to 3GB of RAM. It gets 32GB of on-board storage which is also expandable via microSD. The biggest highlight is the P9’s dual-camera set up that’s co-engineered by Leica. There’s also a fingerprint scanner at the back while the front sports a 8MP selfie shooter. Keeping the device running is a 3,000mAh battery which charges via USB Type-C. You can check out our review of the Huawei P9.

The Huawei P9 Plus is a slightly bigger device at 5.5″ and it also gets a Kirin 955 processor but with a larger 4GB of RAM. Storage is bigger at 64GB and it also gets an added pressure sensitive display and a dual speaker setup (Treble + Bass) for better audio playback. Being a larger device, the P9 Plus gets a higher 3,400mAh capacity battery along with a faster dual IC rapid charger which is missing on the standard P9.

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For more info, you can head over to Celcom’s Huawei P9 and P9 Plus pages.

Alexander Wong