TELKOM Distributes ‘SOBAT’ Wireless Card Public Phone

Jakarta, June 28, 2009 – To realize social responsibility of PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk (Telkom) and to maintain providing telecommunications facility for the public, Telkom has added public phone facilities with ’TUK SOBAT’ (=Friendship Card Public Phone) which is a terminal of public phone using access of fixed wireless CDMA 2000 1x Telkom Flexi and using special chip card as an access tool and able to refill.
 
Through ’TUK SOBAT’, the community can make communication either local, SLJJ or cellular phone. Now its installation locations spread like at Plasa Telkom, schools, public stations, hospitals, drug stores, malls, supermarkets, traditional markets, hotels, residentials and other strategic locations.
 
According to Vice President Public and Marketing Communication Telkom, Eddy Kurnia, ’TUK SOBAT’ is positioned as public utilityTerminal of ’TUK SOBAT’ has been installed at   2,452 units of the planned 3,127 units in semester I 2009., to fulfill the community need so as to make communication easily.
 
Now all over Indonesia, Telkom has managed around 39,927 coin public phone  (Wireline) and 2,452 card public phone (Wireless) or a total around 42,379 public phone. The number is the same as around 0.42 percents of the number of fixed line reaching 8.7 millions of SST.
 
Related to the existence of coin public phone, Eddy Kurniasaid, the facility would be sustained, although now the frequency of usage by the community has far decreased. “’TUK SOBAT’ will complete coin public phone service in which the community has had its benefit,” explained Eddy Kurnia.
 
Eddy Kurnia admitted, the ratio was still under the government requirement about the obligation to operate fixed line service to provide public phone facilities. ”In principle, Telkom has tried to fulfill the obligation considering the public phone provision is a part of Telkom social responsibility to provide telecommunications access easily and cheaply,” he confirmed.
 
According to Eddy Kurnia, Telkom was very serious in managing public phone service, aside from large market potential, also needed by the community. ”Not all people having telephone, while they need easy, quick and cheap communication facilities,” said Eddy Kurnia.
 
’Sobat’ card can be bought at Plasa Telkom and location around ’TUK SOBAT’. Starter pack of ’TUK SOBAT’ is Rp 15,000,- with the voucher at a value of Rp.10,000,-, with a 90-day active period and a 30-day grace period.
 
Same as its name, ’TUK SOBAT’ has offered friendship tariff, that is, not differentiating Zoning and Time Band, it is just simple and easily remembered according to the motto of ’TUK SOBAT’, Jauh Dekat tetap Bersahabat” (=always be close friend).
 
Voucher Tariff of ’TUK SOBAT’
 
TYPE OF CALL
DESTINATION
TARIFF 
CHARGING
LOCAL
Flexi
Rp.   100   per minute
60 seconds
PSTN Telkom
Rp.   150   per minute
60 seconds
FWA/PSTN OLO
Rp.   200   per minute
60 seconds
Cellular
Rp.   500   per minute
60 seconds
SLJJ
Flexi
Rp.   600   per minute
30 seconds
PSTN Telkom
Rp.   900   per minute
30 seconds
FWA/PSTN OLO
Rp.1.200   per minute
30 seconds
Cellular
Rp.1.500   per minute
30 seconds
 
 
To refill, buy voucher Flexi Trendy (not electronic) available in the market with denomination starting from Rp.5,000, voucher able to buy at Plasa Telkom or nearest voucher counters. How to refill vouvher is the same as that of Flexi which instruction available at each Flexi voucher card.
  
For further information, please contact:
 
Eddy Kurnia
Vice President Public and Marketing Communication
PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk
Tel.      62-22-4527455. Fax.  62-22-4521411
Email  : eddy_k@telkom.co.id
Website : www.telkom.co.id