48 SMART: Smartphone RM200 Rebate for Youth
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Friday, 28 December 2012

Smartphone RM200 Rebate for Youth

As part of Budget 2013 tabled in September 2012, the Youth Communication Package is a scheme coordinated by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and implemented by the celcos,  to encourage more youths especially those in rural areas to enjoy the nation’s broadband facilities.














Update on 3/1/2013: Restriction on smartphone price is lifted.

Youths who qualify for the RM 200 rebate will be able to purchase 'selected' 3G smartphones costing up to RM 500 from selected dealers and agents appointed by service providers. With the rebate, they are expected to pay no more than RM 300 to own a new 3G smartphone.

Eligibility:

  • Age 21 to 30.
  • Income below RM 3000.
  • Need to subscribe to data plan from celcos, if not yet a data plan subscriber.

The list of smartphones offered is as follows:

1) Alcatel 993D
2) Alcatel OneTouch Glory 2
3) Alcatel OneTouch Inspire 2
4) The Buzz Phone
5) HTC Wildfire
6) Huawei Ideos X3
7) LG Optimus L3
8) Ninetology Black Pearl II
9) Ninetology Palette
10) Nokia 2730
11) Nokia 7230
12) Nokia Asha 305
13) Nokia Asha 308
14) Nokia Asha 311
15) Nokia C2-03
16) Nokia Lumia 610
17) Samsung Galaxy Chat
18) Samsung Galaxy Mini
19) Samsung Galaxy Pocket
20) Samsung Galaxy Y
21) Sony Xperia Tipo
22) ZTE Acqua
23) ZTE V790

The models list will be updated from time to time in the Service Provider's website. The brand, model and quantity offered may differ amongst different Service Providers.

The application can be done online via National Broadband Initiative website, starting from 1 January 2013. The scheme is on a first-come-first served basis and will be for the first 1.5 million eligible youths who may claim their smartphones while stocks last.

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