Telkomsel partners with Tranglo to offer international airtime topup service

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 1, 2010 – Telkomsel, the leading operator of cellular telecommunications services in Indonesia, has partnered up with Tranglo to provide an international top up service to its pre-paid subscribers. “We are delighted to partner with Telkomsel to offer this service to all Telkomsel prepaid subscribers especially those who have loved ones working abroad,” says HY Sia, CEO of Tranglo. “This is a significant milestone as we are Telkomsel’s first non-telco international channel partner.”

With this partnership in place, Telkomsel’s customers are now able to receive airtime top up from their loved ones who are working overseas. All this is transacted via SMS, making it a quick and simple process. The transfer will be done through Tranglo’s secure gloTransfer platform. Both sender and recipient will get a confirmation of successful transaction via SMS. “Communication is so important especially for those who have loved ones working abroad,” says Gideon Edie Purnomo, Vice President of Channel Management of Telkomsel. “With this partnership in place, we can now further facilitate such communication by allowing top ups to be made from overseas. This will also reduce the financial burden of the recipients,” he adds.

About Tranglo

Tranglo™ is a leading international mobile financial transactions hub operator that enables cross-border airtime exchange, money transfer and bill payment via its award-winning innovative solutions gloTransfer™ and gloRemit™. For more info on Tranglo, please visit www.tranglo.com

About Telkomsel

Telkomsel is owned by two major companies Telkom 65% and SingTel 35%. Serving more than 95 million customers, Telkomsel is the market leader of cellular telecommunications industry in Indonesia. In the effort to lead the industry entering the new mobile broadband service era, Telkomsel has been consistently implementing 3G, HSDPA, and HSPA+ technology, and the trial of LTE technology. Today Telkomsel is serving full access mobile broadband network for 25 cities in Indonesia.

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