Free calls offered to mobile users amid Covid-19 crisis in Thailand

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NBTC announces after negotiations with the mobile services operators that they agreed to offer 100 minutes of calls for 45 days to the users for free.
NBTC announces after negotiations with the mobile services operators that they agreed to offer 100 minutes of calls for 45 days to the users for free.

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)