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RM200 rebate for smartphones worth not more than RM500!

Written on January 2, 2013 – 2:45 pm | by Saimatkong Tian Leong | 4,533 views

RM200 rebate for smartphones start from today! Only for phones below RM500??? Hmm… Maybe can buy Nokia 3310 or Nokia 3210? :)

RM200 rebate for smartphones worth not more than RM500 this year!

RM200 rebate for smartphones worth not more than RM500 this year!

Terms & Conditions for RM200 rebate for smartphones

1) You must be Malaysia Citizen within 21-30 years old
2) Monthly income less than RM3000
3) Your smartphone cannot be more than RM500
4) Only entitled for once rebate only
5) Must be subscribed to internet plan by Telco (Maxis, UMobile, YES YTL, Celcom, Digi & Tune Talk)

MCMC has also given a list of 23 smartphones that are eligible for the RM200 rebate under the Youth Communication Package.

They are:
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

How to get the RM200 rebate for smartphones?

1) Pre-register @ http://www.skmm.gov.my
2) Print registration slip
3) Verified it at authrised reseller
4) Choose and buy smartphone below RM500 and get the RM200 rebate!

PETALING JAYA: The Government’s plan in giving out RM200 rebate for smartphones worth not more than RM500 next year is to convert non-smartphone users to bridge the digital divide.

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) chairman Datuk Mohamed Sharil Mohamed Tarmizi said that the rebate is not targeted at those who want to buy expensive phones.

“We really want those with the old second generation mobile phones to migrate to a basic 3G smartphone.

“These are the people who generally want to buy a smartphone, but they cannot afford one,” he said.

He added that the rebate should also serve only those who aren’t earning much, referring to the criteria that the rebate is only applicable for those earning less than RM3,000.

“If you can buy a RM2,000 smartphone, you’re not the person we want to help. If you can afford this kind of phone, would you want a RM200 rebate?” he asked.

According to the Hand Phone Users Survey 2011 published by the MCMC, 89.6% handphone users polled earn less than RM3,000. At the same time, 87.3% handphone users surveyed are still using normal phones without smartphone capabilities.

The rebate is also only allowed for Malaysians between the ages of 21 and 30.

Sharil added that at last count, there are 20 smartphone models from seven manufacturers which cost not more than RM500 in retail price, with some of them being globally renowned brands.

When checked, Samsung also offers three smartphone models priced under RM500 including the popular Samsung Galaxy Y.

With the total allocation for the rebate placed at RM300mil, serving 1.5 million youths as announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak when tabling the 2013 budget, Sharil expected for the entire sum to be used.

He also said that there will be mechanisms put in place to ensure that people don’t abuse the system, and those interested in the rebate should pre-register themselves on their website first at www.skmm.gov.my.

Source : TheStar

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