Important Announcement: Celcom encourages all Malaysians to stay at home and practice social distancing during the Movement Control Order.
Malaysians nationwide are now experiencing something unprecedented in our modern age: having to stay at home for extended periods of time.
Not all of us will be having the same experience—for some, it’s work as usual, for others, it’s a time to perhaps enjoy a few movies, pick up some new skills through e-learning, or reconnect with the friends and family we were always too “busy” to catch.
And others could even be forced to be separated from their families in different states or areas.
But for most of us who are used to being out of home at least 5 days a week, it can be a challenge. It’s a time of boredom, loss of freedom, and uncertainty, and that can be hard to manage, without loved ones by your side.
As a major telco in Malaysia, Celcom is also set to do their part, and they’ve come up with quite a few services to help their customers in these trying times.
For Celcom Postpaid customers, here’s what you can get:
- Free unlimited WhatsApp for chats, voice and video calls (From 8 AM to 6 PM) until April 14,
- Unlimited access to Microsoft Office 365 for free (From 8 AM to 6 PM) until April 14,
- Free unlimited calls and access to the Ministry of Health Hotline Branches, MCO and Crisis Preparedness Response Centre Hotline,
- 50% off Unlimited Internet Pass (Celcom MEGA Postpaid only),
- 50% off Family lines (Celcom MEGA Postpaid only).
For the Celcom MEGA Postpaid add-ons, you can head on to the Celcom Online Shop, so there’s no need to step out of the house. This means that if you’re far apart from your family, you can check in on how they’re doing without taking a hit on your data quota.
For Celcom Xpax Prepaid customers, you’re not left out. You’re also getting free unlimited WhatsApp usage, unlimited access to Microsoft Office 365 and free access to MOH, MCO and CPRC hotline.
Celcom is offering users a chance to double up their unlimited internet access hours through the Celcom Ultra Hour Pass. The regular RM2 option which gives 3 hours of uninterrupted, unlimited internet access is now extended to 6 hours.
The Ultra Hour Pass is only available through the Celcom Life App.
Prepaid users who link their Boost e-wallets to the Celcom Life App can also enjoy 10% cashback when you top up a minimum of RM10 or purchase internet passes using the app.
If you’re thinking of binging on some shows be it on YouTube, Netflix or AstroGo, Celcom has got you covered with their Video Walla options.
You can subscribe to Video Walla from as low as RM2 for 3GB of data dedicated purely for video.
This means that watching videos from Netflix won’t be taking quota away from your normal data plan. If you want to binge more, they have other options: RM7 for 10GB or RM20 for 15GB.
But, if videos are not your groove, then you could also opt-in for their Music Walla. With Music Walla, all you have to do is pay RM3 and you’ll have unlimited data for music streaming services such as Spotify, Syok, FlyFM and JOOX.
And if you’re a gamer at heart like me, there’s Celcom Games Walla. Do note that only 3 games are currently under the Games Walla list: Garena Free Fire, PUBG Mobile and AOV (Arena Of Valor). Their subscription package also starts at RM2 for 3GB of gaming data.
Even as we deal with the effects of social distancing for the next two weeks, many eyes will also be on organisations and businesses to see their response. However, it’s good to see that many are stepping up to inject a thread of positivity through the gloom.
And, with this, you don’t have to worry about everyone else hogging the internet connection and starting family fights because of lag. You can also catch up with family members or friends that are far and not worry about draining your data.
And for everyone reading, stay home, stay safe, and stay calm.
- Stay updated by following MOH’s website here.
- You can contact the CPRC (Crisis Preparedness Response Centre) hotlines on 03-88810200, 03-88810600 or 03-88810700.
- Movement Control Order (MCO) Hotline is 03-88882010
- Find out more about Celcom’s products and offerings here or download the Celcom Life app from Apple App Store or Google Play Store.