Remember in when treasury minister purposed the Malaysia budget 2013, he said that it will give RM 200 rebate for youth to buy a smartphone. After long wait, finally Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC aka SKMM) had just announced couple days ago on how the rebate given and the restriction.
Age 21 – 30.
Price of the ‘smartphone’ must not more than RM 500. (i doubt how smart is it)
Must buy with telcos (Celcom, DiGi, Maxis etc) and subscribe their data package.
1) The above is as at 26 Dec 2012 and the models list will be updated from time to time in the Service Provider’s website;
2) The brand, model and quantity offered may differ amongst different Service Providers.
Last week I’ve spent almost whole day to analyze all the 24 months contracts offered by 3 telcos, and published a post ‘Best 24 Months Contracted iPhone 5 Plan – Celcom vs DiGi vs Maxis‘. I’d exhausted and I became quite lazy to analyze the non-contract iPhone 5, so I’ve decided to postpone until I feel comfortable to write. 🙂
I would say one of the main purpose of owning an iPhone 5 is to use data service. If an expensive smartphone like iPhone 5 has no data plan, that’s not only ridiculous, but also a waste, even you’re so rich. Therefore in my comparison chart of the prepaid and postpaid plans, I may not include those pricing are higher than contracted iPhone 5 packages.