What is the Youth Communication Package (PKB)?
Note : Application for the Pakej Komunikasi Belia 2013 has reached its maximum limit of 1.5 million, and thus has been closed . For further information, head on to their website, right here!
Updated 9th October 2013 : The registration for the Pakej Komunikasi Belia (PKB) is officially back in action starting from the 7th October 2013. However, those who are interested to grab the RM200 rebate this time around will have to register through selected network provider outlets and not via online.
Previously, the PKB was closed due to maximum application limit, but upon further inspection, the folks at PKB have discovered that most of those whose applications have been approved did not utilise the RM200 rebate on time! So if you did not get the chance to use your rebate or was unaware of the Pakej Komunikasi Belia (PKB) before, here’s your chance!
Pakej Komunikasi Belia (PKB) or the Youth Communication Package is a scheme under the Malaysian National Broadband Initiative that grants youth aged 21 to 30 with income below RM3,000 to get RM200 rebate off selected 3G smartphones from telco nominated registered dealers in 2013. This initiative, coordinated by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), was announced by the Prime Minister as part of Budget 2013 tabled in September this year to encourage more youths especially those in rural areas to enjoy the nation’s broadband facilities.
Note : The package will be offered to 1.5 million eligible youths only on a first come, first served basis.
For Applicants :
- Malaysians aged 21 – 30 years
- Monthly income lower than RM3,000
- Eligible for both new and old ‘jalur lebar’ (but we guess they mean ’3G mobile internet’ rather than broadband) subscribers
- Smartphone rebate will be given only once to eligible participants
I Have Successfully Registered! What’s Next?
Youv’e registered? Yay! Here comes the exciting part of the deal : Getting the smartphone! There is a one month duration for you to get your new swanky smartphone, exceeding the one month period means you have to complete the registration process all over again.