Telkomsel partners with Skype to enhance communications services
October 28, 2011
Telkomsel is announcing a partnership with Skype, a leading provider of Internet communications software. This partnership will bring Skype software beyond computers to a range of mobile handsets starting with a series of Symbian, Android and Blackberry smartphones, so consumers can take their Skype conversations with them on the go.
Under this strategic partnership, the two companies have created a whole new communications experience for Indonesian users, offering them an innovative way to connect with friends and family around the world.
Skype will enhance Telkomsel’s data packages consumers by offering a new way to call around the globe, while also giving hundreds of millions of Skype users around the world the opportunity to communicate with friends, family and business colleagues in Indonesia using Telkomsel’s high quality, large network coverage.
“We are proud to bring the benefits of Skype to Telkomsel’s consumers. This partnership is a breakthrough in giving 105 million Telkomsel's customers unlimited, global communication options, while expanding their calling community to hundreds million of Skype users around the globe. This also confirms Telkomsel as a pioneer and as the best leading provider of mobile data services in Indonesia,” said Herfini Haryono, director of planning and development, Telkomsel.
At launch, Skype will be made available initially on a range of 24 Telkomsel smartphones including Samsung, Blackberry, Nokia and LG handsets, with plans to extend support to a broader base of phones (including J2ME-enabled ones) in future.
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