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Frequently Asked Questions

Jaringan Prihatin

  • The Jaringan Prihatin program is an initiative by the Government of Malaysia whereby approximately RM2 billion is allocated for Malaysians who are eligible for Bantuan Prihatin Rakyat (“BPR”), in the form of subsidised telco packages in collaboration with the telecommunication Service Providers.

  • If you are an eligible recipient of the program, you will be entitled to credit subsidy, bill subsidy or device subsidy that is jointly subsidized by the Government & your respective Service Provider. 

    There are two types of subsidies given by the Government;
    Subsidy 1: Monthly data plan subsidy; and
    Subsidy 2: Device package subsidy

    Total subsidy allocation for eligible recipients are as follows.

    Category 1 - married and singles without children Category 2- married and singles with children
    Subsidy 1: RM15 per month for 12 months (RM180) or
    Subsidy 2: RM180 device package subsidy
    Subsidy 1: RM15 per month for 12 months (RM180) or
    Subsidy 2: RM300 device package subsidy
  • You are eligible for Jaringan Prihatin if you have qualified for BPR. You may get more information and check your eligibility for the Jaringan Prihatin program on your Hotlink app, Hotlink Postpaid app, Maxis App or visit https://bpr.hasil.gov.my/. In order to check eligibility, please follow these steps:

    Via Hotlink app, Hotlink Postpaid app or Maxis App
    Step 1: In your app, click on “Shop” tab
    Step 2: Click on “Jaringan Prihatin Program” banner
    Step 3: Click on “CHECK ELIGIBILITY”

    Via BPR website
    Step 1: Using your internet browser, go to https://bpr.hasil.gov.my/
    Step 2: Click “log masuk” on the top right of the webpage
    Step 3: Enter your IC number and click “semak”

  • If you are eligible, please complete your registration between 5 May 2021 and 31 July 2021 with Maxis/Hotlink.

  • The Jaringan Prihatin program is a 12-month program starting from the time you register. The last date for registration is 31 July 2021.

  • No, you will not be able to register once you have missed the deadline of 31 July 2021, even if you are eligible for the BPR program.

  • In order to appeal your eligibility, please do so at: https://bpr.hasil.gov.my or 1800-88-2747. For any other matters related to your Maxis/Hotlink, you may contact us directly.

  • Each eligible MyKad is allowed to opt in for the Jaringan Prihatin program once only during the registration period from 3 May 2021 to 31 July 2021. However, you are allowed to switch your registration to another service provider during the course of the program.

  • All Malaysian citizens that are eligible for Bantuan Prihatin Rakyat (“BPR”) will be eligible to participate in the Jaringan Prihatin program. The primary applicant of BPR of each household is eligible to participate in this program.

  • Yes, as long as you are eligible for BPR, you are considered eligible for Jaringan Prihatin. If you are single with no children, you are entitled to the subsidy allocation where you are able to receive RM15 over 12 months for a monthly data plan, or RM180 for a device package subsidy.

  • Yes, as long as you are eligible for BPR, you are considered eligible for Jaringan Prihatin. If you are single with children under the age of 18, you are entitled to the subsidy allocation of RM15 per month over 12 months for a monthly data plan, or RM300 for a device package subsidy.

  • Yes, as long as you are eligible for BPR, you are considered eligible for Jaringan Prihatin. If you are married with no children, you are entitled to the subsidy allocation of RM15 over 12 months for a monthly data plan, or RM180 for a device package subsidy.

  • Yes, as long as you are eligible for BPR, you are considered eligible for Jaringan Prihatin. If you are married with children under the age of 18, you are entitled to the subsidy allocation of RM15 per month over 12 months for a monthly data plan, or RM300 for a device package subsidy.

  • No, you are only eligible to receive the RM300 device package subsidy if your children are below 18 years old.

  • If you are a Malaysian citizen that is eligible for BPR and are married to a foreign national, you are eligible for Jaringan Prihatin. If you have children under the age of 18, you are entitled to the RM300 subsidy allocation, whereby you are able to receive RM15 per month over 12 months for a monthly data plan, or RM300 for a device package subsidy.

  • In order to know if your registration to be part of BPR is successful, please follow these steps:
    Step 1: Using your internet browser, go to https://bpr.hasil.gov.my/
    Step 2: Click “log masuk” on the top right of the webpage
    Step 3: Enter your IC number and click “semak”

  • No, the Jaringan Prihatin program is only available to Malaysian citizens whom are eligible for BPR.

  • If you are shown to be not eligible for the Jaringan Prihatin program, you may appeal via: https://bpr.hasil.gov.my or 1800-88-2747.

  • Every eligible individual is allowed one (1) claim per National Registration Identification Card (“NRIC”). If you have two (2) mobile numbers, you are free to choose one (1) mobile number in which you wish to enjoy the subsidy.

  • The Jaringan Prihatin subsidy will be disbursed to the eligible subscribers through the approved subsidised telco package which the eligible subscribers have opted into, via their chosen Service Provider.

  • Yes, a Jaringan Prihatin subsidy recipient is allowed to claim the Jaringan Prihatin subsidy from up to four (4) different Service Providers over the 12-month program period. Eligible subscribers can be only registered with one (1) Service Provider at any one time.

  • No, each eligible customer is allowed one (1) claim per NRIC under the Jaringan Prihatin program.

  • No. The Jaringan Prihatin subsidy is tied to the individual subscriber’s NRIC and therefore cannot be transferred to a third party.

  • No, you will not be able to withdraw the subsidy as cash.

Jaringan Prihatin Program Offers with Maxis/Hotlink

  • For every eligible NRIC, you are only allowed to claim one (1) of the following for one mobile number.

    Offers Category 1:
    Single and married; without children
    Category 2: 
    Single and married; with children
    1 Hotlink Prepaid Credit Subsidy

    RM180 (RM15 x 12 months) + free 2GB 1 hour everyday
    2 Hotlink Postpaid Bill Subsidy

    RM180 (RM15 x 12 months) + free 2GB 1 hour everyday
    3 Maxis Postpaid Bill Subsidy
    *exclude standalone Maxis Fibre Broadband
    RM180 (RM15 x 12 months) + free 2GB 1 hour everyday
    4 Hotlink Postpaid Mobile Device Subsidy RM180 off device price + free 2GB 1 hour everyday RM300 off device price + free 2GB 1 hour everyday

    To register for Offer 1, 2, 3 (Hotlink Prepaid Credit Subsidy or Hotlink & Maxis Postpaid Bill Subsidy):
    Log in to your Hotlink app, Hotlink Postpaid app or Maxis app > Shop Tab > Jaringan Prihatin or dial *555#.

    To register for Offer 4 (Hotlink Postpaid Mobile Device Subsidy):
    Walk-in to any Maxis Centre OR Maxis Exclusive Partners (MEPs)

  • No, every subscriber is only entitled to one (1) Jaringan Prihatin Subsidy.

Hotlink Prepaid

  • Method 1: Via Hotlink App

    Step 1: Registration
    Log in to Hotlink app > Shop tab > Jaringan Prihatin. Enter your NRIC to register. After which, you will receive a confirmation SMS
    Step 2: Claim RM15
    Go back to Shop tab > click on Jaringan Prihatin again. You will be able to purchase any pass from the list to utilize your RM15 subsidy.

    Method 2: Via Easy Menu

    Step 1: Registration
    Dial *555# using the mobile number you wish to register for the subsidy. Enter your NRIC to register. After which, you will receive a confirmation SMS.
    Step 2: Claim RM15
    Dial *100*55#. You will be able to purchase any pass from the list to utilize your RM15 subsidy.
  • The RM15 subsidy can only be used to purchase 30-day internet passes. The 30-day internet passes do NOT include HotlinkMU passes.

  • Yes, RM15 subsidy will expire at the end of every calendar month.

  • You may start claiming straight away after you have successfully registered for the Jaringan Prihatin Program. Do note that all unclaimed subsidy will expire at the end of the calendar month.

  • No, all unclaimed subsidies will expire at the end of the calendar month.

  • No, your account needs to be active to claim the RM15 subsidy.

  • You may check your Jaringan Prihatin subsidy by tapping on your ‘Balance’ on your Hotlink app. Do note that Jaringan Prihatin subsidy expires at the end of every calendar month.

  • Yes. You may do it later but remember to use it before it expires at the end of the calendar month. You just need to top up and purchase the 30-day internet pass before the end of the calendar month. To purchase, go to Hotlink app > Shop Tab > Jaringan Prihatin.

  • All you would need to do is, repurchase the 30-day internet pass before the end of the calendar month. To purchase, go to Hotlink app > Shop Tab > Jaringan Prihatin.

  • You will be able to claim up to 12 subsidies if the Jaringan Prihatin Program is on-going. The Jaringan Prihatin Program ends on 31st July 2022.

    Example:

      May 2021
    June 2021 July 2021 Aug 2021 Sep 2021 Oct 2021 Nov 2021 Dec 2021 Jan 2022 Feb 2022 Mar 2022 Apr 2022 May 2022 Jun 2022 Jul 2022
    Customer 1 1 2   3   4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11   12
    Customer 2 1 2 3           4 5 6       7
    Customer 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 NA NA NA
  • No, the RM15 subsidy does not come with validity.

Hotlink Postpaid, Hotlink Postpaid + Fibre, Maxis Postpaid, Maxis Home 4G WiFi and MaxisONE GoWiFi

  • Method 1: Via Hotlink Postpaid app or My Maxis App

    Step 1: Registration
    Log in to Hotlink Postpaid app or My Maxis App > Shop tab > Jaringan Prihatin. Enter your NRIC to register. After which, you will receive a confirmation SMS
    Step 2: Claim RM15
    Go back to Shop tab and click on Jaringan Prihatin again. You have to perform a one-time claim of RM15 subsidy x 12months, subsequent subsidies (2nd to 12th month) will be credited into your bill automatically.

    Method 2: Via Easy Menu

    Step 1: Registration
    Log in to Hotlink app > Shop tab > Jaringan Prihatin. Enter your NRIC to register. After which, you will receive a confirmation SMS
    Step 2: Claim RM15
    Go back to Shop tab > click on Jaringan Prihatin again. You will be able to purchase any pass from the list to utilize your RM15 subsidy.
  • You will receive a confirmation SMS once the Jaringan Prihatin subsidy every month once it has been credited into your account.

  • You will be receiving the RM15 Jaringan Prihatin subsidy for 12 months.

  • No, you will not be given the RM15 Jaringan Prihatin subsidy when you are suspended/barred.

  • Share lines are registered under the same NRIC as its principal line. Once the share line registers for Jaringan Prihatin Program, the other lines under the same NRIC will not be able to register and claim for the subsidy.

Device Offer (with Hotlink Postpaid)

  • You have to subscribe to Hotlink Postpaid 60 plan to take up this offer. You may walk in to any Maxis stores to register and claim.

  • Yes, both new and existing subscribers can enjoy this offer.

  • For eligible subscribers with children (<18 years old), you are entitled to RM300 device subsidy; while eligible subscribers without children, you are entitled to RM180 device subsidy. This is based on the Bantuan Prihatin Rakyat eligibility through the data provided by LHDN.

    To check your eligibility, please follow these steps:

    Via Hotlink app, Hotlink Postpaid app or Maxis App
    Step 1: In your app, click on “Shop” tab
    Step 2: Click on “Jaringan Prihatin Program” banner
    Step 3: Click on “CHECK ELIGIBILITY”

  • No, you are only allowed to select from phones ranged for RM300 device subsidy.

  • No, each eligible citizen is only allowed to take up one (1) Jaringan Prihatin subsidy offer per NRIC.

  • Walk into any Maxis stores to sign up today.

  • No, each eligible citizen is only allowed to take up one (1) Jaringan Prihatin subsidy offer per NRIC.

  • Yes, you will be contracted for 12 months or 24 months depending on the offer you selected.

  • No, you are not allowed to suspend or change as your subsidy would have been fully granted upon purchase of your device.

FREE 2GB 1hour Data Pass

  • Prepaid Subscribers: You must be registered to Jaringan Prihatin Program and have a qualified active 30-day internet pass to be eligible to claim the FREE 2GB/1 hour data pass.

    Postpaid Subscribers: You must be registered to Jaringan Prihatin Program and have claimed the RM15 monthly subsidy to be eligible to claim the FREE 2GB/1 hour data pass.

  •   App UMB
    Hotlink Prepaid Hotlink app > Shop tab > Jaringan Prihatin Dial *868# > Jaringan Prihatin 2GB 1hr
    **Not applicable for Hotlink Video & Tourist Plan
    Hotlink Postpaid Hotlink Postpaid app > Shop tab > Jaringan Prihatin Dial *100*6# > Jaringan Prihatin 2GB 1hr
    Maxis Postpaid Maxis app > Shop tab > Jaringan Prihatin Dial *100*6# > Jaringan Prihatin 2GB 1hr
    **Not applicable for Home 4G WiFi 138
  • You may claim it once (1) a day.

  • Yes, you may claim the free data anytime of the day. FREE 2GB/1 hour data pass will be active for 1 hour from the time of claim.

  • No, all unused data will expire after 1 hour from the time of claim.

  • Yes, you have to claim it every day.

  • No, there are no restrictions to the usage.

  • No, you need have an active mobile line to claim the free data pass.

  • No, it is only for subscribers who are registered with Maxis/Hotlink under the Jaringan Prihatin Program.

Suspension, Reactivation and Transferring of Jaringan Prihatin subsidy

  • Yes, just dial *555# to reactivate the Jaringan Prihatin subsidy with us. Just ensure your previous service provider has suspended your subsidy.

  • You will first need to suspend your existing Jaringan Prihatin subsidy on your first mobile number, then reactivate it on the new mobile number.

     

    To suspend the Jaringan Prihatin subsidy

     

    From Maxis/Hotlink mobile line:

    Dial *511# from the mobile number you would like to suspend the Jaringan Prihatin Program.

    From another service:

    Please refer to your previous service provider for suspension (or termination) process.

    To reactivate the Jaringan Prihatin subsidy on a Maxis/Hotlink mobile line:

    Dial *555# from the mobile number that you would like to reactivate the Jaringan Prihatin subsidy

  • Your subsidy claim will not be interrupted. Ie. If you have not claim for the month, you will be able to claim in the same month after successful reactivation.

    Scenario A:
    I suspended my Jaringan Prihatin subsidy in June 2021 (before receiving the Jaringan Prihatin subsidy for June 2021), will I still be entitled for it if I reactivate in June 2021?
    Yes, you will still be entitled to claim in the same calendar month.

    Scenario B:
    I suspended my Jaringan Prihatin subsidy in June 2021 (before receiving the Jaringan Prihatin subsidy for June 2021) and reactivated in November 2021. What happens to the Jaringan Prihatin subsidy from June to November (6 months unclaimed)?
    You will be able to start claiming your subsidy in November 2021. The final month to claim your subsidy is July 2022.

  • You are allowed to switch 3 times after first registration as long as it is registered under the same NRIC. However, only 1 switch is allowed every 30 days.

  • Please ensure that the Jaringan Prihatin subsidy on your previous mobile line has been successfully suspended/terminated before reactivation.

  • Do note that you are not allowed to suspend if you have opted for device subsidy as it would have been fully granted upon purchase of your device.

Update or Check NRIC Registered with Maxis/ Hotlink

  • To check whether your NRIC is correctly registered to your mobile number, send CHECK to 21555; e.g. type CHECK 500909140009 and send to 21555.

    You will be notified on whether the NRIC you entered matches your registered NRIC.

  • You may walk-in personally to any Maxis Centre with your NRIC to update your registered personal details. Please visit personally with your valid NRIC.

  • You may walk-in to any Maxis Centre to transfer ownership of your mobile number. Both the current and new owner of the mobile number have to be present to perform the transfer of ownership.

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