iPhonAsia comment: Telkomsel is a state-owned company, with 35 percent of its stake owned by Singapore giant SingTel.
December 4th, 2008
EXCERPT: We once covered this information before, but seems the story had been long forgotten since there is no official confirmation about it. An insight from reliable source reveals that the long awaited iPhone 3G will really be available in Indonesia by the end of January or early February 2009. If that condition were really happened, Indonesia will be the third (or fourth if True Move trully able to bring iPhone 3G to Thailand first) in South East Asia region after Singapore and Philippines.
The operator that is rumored to bring the phone is the largest GSM operator in the country,Telkomsel. Telkomsel currently has more than 60 million subscribers that is really potential for Apple’s iPhone penetration. According to the source again, the monthly plan is being negotiable , but it will become the first phone in Indonesia to be offered in monthly plan, like in Western countries.
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