BANGKOK– Mobile operators agree to give 100 minutes of free calls to users, starting on May1 to relieve their customers’ financial burden and support the government’s social distancing and stay-at-home measures.
The Digital Economy and Society, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) and five telecom operators – AWN Advanced Wireless Network Company Limited, DTAC, True Move, TOT and CAT Telecom told a press briefing on the newly-issued measure to relieve burden on mobile uses during the Covid-19 crisis.
NBTC secretary-general, Thakorn Tanthasit said after negotiations in three meetings, they agree to offer 100 minutes of calls for 45 days to mobile users.
Each eligible individual can receive a relief package from each telecom operator.
It is estimated that users of 50 million numbers will register for the free service. The registration can be submitted by pressing * 170 * followed by id card number (13 digits) #call from May 1-15. (TNA)