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Pay less, enjoy more with simPATI

April 23, 2012

Surf with Opera Mini now for IDR 0,5/kB

Jakarta, Indonesia - April 23, 2012

Gone are the days of painfully slow and expensive mobile internet access. With simPATI, you can pay less and enjoy more of the web by using Opera Mini, a mobile web browser which shrinks down pages by up to 90%. This means lower data charges, faster page-load times and webpages that look great on any mobile phone.

All simPATI subscribers are able to download, upload, use social networks, email, chat on WhatsApp and surf the web on Opera Mini for just IDR 0,5/kB. To enjoy this bill-shock prevention rate, simPATI subscribers simply have to register themselves by dialing *999*51# from their mobile phones. Subscribers that already registered on simPATI Puas2 can enjoy this new rate without registering again.

According to the head of the marketing communications group at Telkomsel, Lindayanti Harjono, "Internet access has now become one of Indonesian mobile users" basic needs. Telkomsel accommodates these needs by providing simPATI: a product for today's digital lifestyle that offers Opera Mini for faster mobile browsing and WhatsApp for connecting with your friends."

"We are proud to partner with Telkomsel, which shares our vision and strives to bring fast and affordable internet access to all mobile phone users across the country," said Daud Irsan Aditirto, Business Development Director at Opera Software Indonesia. "Opera is a long-term believer in the web as a universal right for people, no matter where they are, what device they use or what their budget is."

SimPATI customers can download Opera Mini from Opera Mini provides the best internet experience on any mobile device - whether smartphone, non-smartphone or tablet. Thanks to its unique compression technology, Opera Mini shrinks data traffic by up to 90 % and delivers webpages to phones or tablets much faster. At the same time, the compression technology helps mobile operators to optimize mobile networks, especially when they are experiencing significant mobile-internet user growth.

The Opera Mini/Telkomsel service combines Opera Mini's technology for data compression and great-looking webpages, with the largest and best network data services from Telkomsel.

About Telkomsel

Telkomsel has 44,000 BTS that reach approximately 97% of the population in Indonesia. As the leading telecommunication industry in Indonesia, Telkomsel is currently trusted to serve more than 110 million customers. In the effort to lead the cellular the cellular telecommunication industry entering the new mobile broadband, Telkomsel has been consistently implementing 3G technology, HSDPA, HSPA+, even the trial of LTE technology. Telkomsel is now developing a broadband network in 100 major cities in Indonesia. To help service the need of customers, Telkomsel has supported access to call center 24 hours and 430 service centers spread all over Indonesia.

About Opera

Opera enables more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to connect with the content and services that matter most to them. Opera also helps publishers monetize their content through advertising and advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses, capitalizing on a global consumer audience reach that exceeds 1 billion.

Opera is a trademark of Opera Software AS.