Learn roam­ing ser­vice guide­lines, pil­grims told

New Straits Times - - NEWS / NATION -

PUTRAJAYA: The Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Mul­ti­me­dia Con­sumer Fo­rum of Malaysia (CFM) yesterday ad­vised Malaysian pil­grims to learn the guide­lines on us­ing in­ter­na­tional roam­ing ser­vices to avoid in­cur­ring high mo­bile phone bills.

It also rec­om­mended they use In­ter­net data cau­tiously while abroad and get more in­for­ma­tion about roam­ing prices and pack­ages of­fered by their ser­vice providers.

“CFM un­der­stands that haj pil­grims want to keep in touch with their fam­i­lies while they are in Makkah,” CFM said.

CFM chair­man Mo­hamad Yus­rizal Yu­soff said among mea­sures needed to be taken were not to use two SIM cards in one mo­bile phone if they were not fa­mil­iar with the phone set­tings.

He also said pil­grims should use in­ter­na­tional SIM cards sold in Malaysia, or they could buy a lo­cal SIM card upon ar­riv­ing in Saudi Ara­bia.

“Pil­grims can also de­ac­ti­vate the ‘au­to­matic con­nec­tion to a net­work’ op­tion and switch to ‘Air­plane’ mode, us­ing only WiFi con­nec­tion for apps like What­sApp Call or Video Call.”

CFM was es­tab­lished in Fe­bru­ary 2001 by the Malaysian Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Mul­ti­me­dia Com­mis­sion as a means for the in­dus­try and con­sumers to con­trib­ute to­wards im­prov­ing ser­vice and de­velop bet­ter and more con­struc­tive poli­cies.

Mo­hamad Yus­rizal Yu­soff

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