Coming straight out of Jakarta this morning, RIM and Telkomsel, Indonesia’s largest carrier announced a new prepaid BIS option for the world’s largest archipelagic state. The solution allows customers to activate BlackBerry Internet Service easily via SMS, with service automatically disabled if there is insufficient credit in the account.
The prepaid BlackBerry Internet Service from Telkomsel is available via an unlimited package with a tariff of Rp/ 180,000 per month. For more information, go to: www.telkomsel.com
“In line with Telkomsel’s strategy to provide users with quality and timely services, we are proud to partner with RIM to deliver BlackBerry Internet Service with a prepaid option to our customers,” said Hendri Mulya Sjam, Vice President Marketing and Corporate Relationship Management, Telkomsel. “By leveraging our relationship with RIM and our industry experience in the Indonesian market, we can now offer an alternative to enable more business professionals to easily increase efficiency with wireless access to email, phone, organizer and browser functions, as well as other mobile applications, on BlackBerry smartphones.”
“We have enjoyed a very productive relationship with Telkomsel, and we look forward to expanding our presence in the market with this new prepaid service,” said Norm Lo, Vice President, Asia Pacific at Research In Motion. “The BlackBerry solution is a proven, best-in-class mobility tool that is popular around the world, and we are pleased to be working with Telkomsel to bring the many benefits of the BlackBerry solution to an even wider audience in Indonesia.”
BlackBerry Internet Service is designed for smaller businesses and individuals. It allows customers to access up to 10 supported corporate and personal email accounts (including popular ISP email accounts such as, Yahoo!® Mail and Google™ Mail) from a single device.
The prepaid BlackBerry Internet Service from Telkomsel is available via an unlimited package with a tariff of Rp/ 180,000 per month. For more information, please visit www.telkomsel.com or call 116 for simPATI and Kartu As.