Unity Internet Package: Telecommunications companies can negotiate cheaper prices

Unity Internet Package: Telecommunications companies can negotiate cheaper prices

Unity Package just a baseline, up to telcos to offer cheaper services: Fahmi

Comms minister says he hopes firms will study consumer responses, provide better packages

The Fixed Internet Broadband Unity Package is offered with speeds up to 30Mbps along with unlimited data, costing only RM69 per month, with a 24-month subscription contract.

KUALA LUMPUR: The price of the Perpaduan Internet Package announced by the government is only a baseline for telecommunication companies in providing the service to their respective customers.

Minister of Communications and Digital said the ministry always welcomes telecommunication companies, to offer better internet services at lower prices as appropriate.

“This is a policy announcement, if the companies want to give a better offer it is up to them, but at the moment our baseline is RM69 per month for fixed broadband and RM5 per month for prepaid mobile internet.

“I hope telecommunications companies and broadband internet service providers will examine the people’s response and provide better packages,” he said after holding a meeting with residents of the Suria Pantai Residence here today.

Last Tuesday, the government announced the Fixed Broadband Unity Package at a lower price, to help the B40 group, veterans, the disabled and the elderly.

The service is provided with a speed of 30 Mbps along with unlimited data with a charge of only RM69 per month, as well as a subscription contract for 24 months.

Previously Fahmi announced the Mobile Internet Prepaid Unity Data Plan at twice the price of RM5 per month and three times faster, which was on the market from February.

Meanwhile, Fahmi, who is also a Member of Parliament for Lembah Pantai, said his party would also provide a database to facilitate telecommunications companies to make references and determine those who are eligible to enjoy the package facilities.

He said at the moment, the package, which is in line with the Malaysia Madani concept, is targeted to help the B40 group, but the telecommunications company can also provide the facility to the subordinate M40 group if there is a need.

“We are also extending this facility (unity package) to the elderly, disabled and veterans, so they will also be able to be helped and I hope telecommunication companies will listen to the voice of the people, customers and adapt their respective products to better help the people at this time,” he said.

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