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Telkomsel offers mobile data roaming across the Asia Pacific

Veronica C. Silva | April 28, 2011
Indonesian operator taps Bridge Alliance network to meet customer needs.

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, 28 APRIL 2011 - Subscribers on Telkomsel's network can now enjoy unlimited data roaming across the Asia Pacific region under a post-paid subscription plan.

Telkomsel said the service, dubbed Bridge DataRoam Unlimited, is available through the Bridge Alliance network of which Telkomsel is a member. Telkomsel subscribers will be connected to the networks of Bridge Alliance members for a flat rate -- US$10 for one day roaming and US$27 for three days - as they roam across the region.

The Indonesian telco provider said the service is being made available to its subscribers who have adapted to the new mobile lifestyle - always connected.

"Our customers can now continue to stay connected when overseas as they would at home, minus the high data roaming cost," said Sarwoto Atmosutarno, president director, Telkomsel.

Currently, the Bridge DataRoam Unlimited is available for subscription with the following member operators of the Bridge Alliance -- AIS (Thailand), CSL (Hong Kong), Globe Telecom (Philippines), Maxis (Malaysia), SK Telecom (Korea), SingTel Mobile (Singapore) and Telkomsel (Indonesia).

Eventually, other Bridge Alliance member operators will also be offering Bridge DataRoam Unlimited. These other operators include Airtel (India), CTM (Macau), SingTel Optus (Australia), and Taiwan Mobile (Taiwan).

Bridge Alliance brings together some of the Asia Pacific region's leading mobile telecommunications operators. 

"The introduction of Bridge DataRoam Unlimited by Telkomsel in Indonesia is a testament to Bridge Alliance's commitment to deliver clear value and benefits to our customers," said Annie Gan, chief executive officer, Bridge Alliance. "Customers of our member operators can look forward to a hassle-free and seamless roaming experience, without the worries of bill shock."


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