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Celcom First WiFi service launched

Celcom Axiata has launched its own WiFi service. The service, called Celcom First WiFi offer users access to the Internet through its own WiFi hotspots in locations across Malaysia.

For the launch, Celcom First WiFi will be available at more than 400 locations, including key shopping malls, transportation hubs, business centres, offices and hotels throughout Malaysia. Celcom is expecting to increase the number of locations by the end of March next year.

For now, Celcom First WiFi will be available to all Celcom customers through SMS subscription, simply by sending ‘ON WIFI’ to 22188. Celcom customers on the Celcom First Data Advance and Celcom First Data Pro plans will enjoy the service for free, while daily usage rates start from as low as RM1 per day for U.O.X customers or RM2 for others. Weekly and monthly subscriptions are also available that represent more value, while non-Celcom users will also be able to enjoy the advantages of Celcom First WiFi later in the year.

Commenting on the launch, Afizulazha Abdullah, Chief Operations, Advanced Data of Celcom Axiata Berhad, said, “With the huge popularity of tablets and other nomadic data devices, Celcom is stepping up with this premier WiFi offering that will ensure our customers stay connected wherever and whenever they are. The new Celcom First WiFi service will underscore our ‘Data Ubiquity’ campaign, where our customers can enjoy all the advantages of our voice, data, multimedia and messaging services across our extensive network in Celcom Territory.”

“Whether for casual browsing, social networking or working on the go, we invite our customers to look out for the Celcom WiFi sign wherever they are or on their device’s list of available wireless networks. Choose Celcom the next time you need a faster and stable WiFi connection in your workplace, favourite café, or popular shopping mall,” added Afizulazha.

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