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PERMAI: Special SPM and STPM data plan extended for university and college students

The special SPM and STPM prepaid data plan is now extended to students who are studying in institutes of higher learning. This was revealed by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin during his announcement of the PERMAI special assistance package.

The special data package will be offered until the end of April 2021. To recap, 5 telcos namely Celcom, Digi, Maxis, U Mobile and Telekom Malaysia, are offering 15GB of data for RM20/month to eligible students.

Prior to this announcement, prepaid subscribers who are born between 2001 to 2004 are eligible to activate the plan. With the new update, we expect telcos to increase the age limit for the special plan to cover college and university students.

Free 1GB daily data offer extended until April 2021

In addition, the free 1GB daily data offer for productivity and learning use will be extended until 30th April 2021. The free data offer was supposed to end on 31st March 2021 when the Jaringan Prihatin program starts in March 2021. The government will provide subsidies worth RM180 under the Jaringan Prihatin program which can be used to offset the cost of new 4G phone or for monthly data subscription.

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