DiGi subs enjoy extended WhatsApp messaging
By Digital News Asia November 14, 2012
- New plan from DiGi allows for continued communication even when quota expires
- The promotion is applicable for all existing and new DG Prepaid Smart Plan subscribers.
DIGI Telecommunications has launch a new promotion, which the company says offers an extended reload validity period and unlimited free data charges when using the WhatsApp Messenger to its subscribers effective Nov 5.
Ting Shiew Han, head of products for consumer & business at DiGi, claimed that with every six out of 10 phones sold in Malaysia are smartphones, DiGi is committed to deliver better value and more convenience to its customers by giving a longer validity period when they sign up for the package and when they reload.
“DiGi also understands that instant messaging is among the top-5 activities done on a mobile phone,” she said in a statement.
“We are leveraging on our strategic partnership with WhatsApp Inc to offer free connectivity to their mobile messaging service for customers who use DG Prepaid Smart Plan.
“With this plan, customers can still communicate via WhatsApp even if they have used up their quota for data, voice, SMS and MMS, as long as the validity period is not over – all these advantages available with zero commitment.”
The promotion is applicable for all existing and new DG Prepaid Smart Plan subscribers. A new DG Prepaid Smart Plan SIM pack worth RM25 is preloaded with over three times more data and validity period, compared to the old plan.
It now comes with 300MB with a 25-day validity period along with the usual freebies for voice, SMS and MMS. For every reload purchase that ranges between RM10 and RM100, the validity period and data have increased up to 100 days and 2GB respectively.
During the promotion period, all data usage via WhatsApp will not be deducted from the subscribers’ Internet data allocation.