For Maxis, Umobile and Digi users, you probably missed the whole Celcom outage fiasco that caused netizens to go berserk on social media. While we were all chilling, Celcom users experienced a sudden technical difficulty that led to interruptions surrounding making calls, sending texts and using the internet.
Since we’re all creatures hooked to our cellphones, this outage did not go unchecked. Celcom posted a tweet explaining the situation which has now garnered over 8k retweets and close to 2k replies. As a way to reenter their customers’ good graces, Celcom offered their users free internet from 6pm to midnight on October 4.
Customers in some areas nationwide may find their voice and data services experience affected due to a technical issue we are facing right now. Our technical team is working hard to resolve this issue and restore services as soon as possible.
— Celcom Axiata #StaySafe #StayConnected (@Celcom) October 4, 2020
In an unrelated campaign on October 7, in celebration of Hari Pantun, Celcom kickstarted a campaign where users can send in their most creative pantuns in order to stand a chance to win a JD Sports voucher worth RM100.
All netizens had to do was quote tweet the initial post, write a little rhyme and hashtag it with #CelcomBelanja. To ignite the excitement, Celcom included their own pantun which reads, “Pinggan tak retak, nasi tak dingin, Celcom belanja, semua teringin.”
Tunjukkan kreativiti anda sempena Hari Pantun. 2 kerat cukup. Lagi padu, lagi besar peluang menang baucar JD Sports nilai RM100! #randompoetryday
— Celcom Axiata #StaySafe #StayConnected (@Celcom) October 7, 2020
Since we’re all aware of Malaysians’ habit of being funny on social media, we’ve compiled a few pantuns that made us chuckle. Here they are in all of their glory…
— Arveent Srirangan Kathirtchelvan (@ASK_Liberasi) October 9, 2020
— YBPetra (@YBPetra) October 8, 2020
Hidup ini banyak berbelanja,
Keperluan sana sini mahal belaka,
U Mobile nak bagi U RM3juta,
Senang je nak menang semua! https://t.co/TqPVB2ImmR
— U Mobile (@umobile) October 9, 2020
— a h w a z (@ahwzmzdn) October 9, 2020
Pergi ke klinik nk cabut gigi,
Harap celcom x buat hal lagi.
— PO’ON (@amerul_asyraf) October 9, 2020
Just for gags, I will attempt to make my own pantun… just for you Celcom! Here it goes:
Makan tak kenyang,
mandi tak basah,
Hanya Celcom ku sayang,
yang lain boleh blah!
The contest is still on-going until 11:59pm tonight so send in your poems now!