PRN: Telkomsel Launches Facebook by Fonetwish in Indonesia
Telkomsel Launches Facebook by Fonetwish in Indonesia
JAKARTA, Indonesia, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Telkomsel, Indonesia's largest telecom provider, with a reach ofÂ 106Â millionÂ subscribersÂ launchedÂ 'Facebook by Fonetwish' application for its customers. The service allows subscribers by just dialing *325# to log into their Facebook profiles, update status and view their friends' walls - all without an Internet connection. With a market base of 40 million people in Indonesia, the country is the second largest market for Facebook.
Singapore-based software applications developer U2opia Mobile developedÂ Fonetwish for mobile phones allows users to access Facebook on all kind of handsets without internet. Fonetwish has a reach of over 300 million people across the globe.
"We are enthused by response to Fonetwish by Facebook application. Indonesia has the highest adoption of the Facebook in the region and we expect a good response to this service", said Ririn Widaryani, Deputy VP Product Lifecycle Management Telkomsel.
USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) is a menu-based system that enables interfacing with content based services, making it available in Bahasa Indonesia. 'Over the next few months, Facebook by Fonetwish will add more functionality, based on what the local market is looking for," said Sumesh Menon, Founder and CEO of U2opia Mobile.
This innovative USSD-based Facebook access service, offered by Telkomsel, is another affordable and easy way for people to stay connected with friends and family through Facebook.
About Telkomsel (http://www.telkomsel.com)
Telkomsel has 44,000 Base Transceiver Stations (BTS), which makes them the largest network coverage in Indonesia, reaching over 97% of Indonesia's population. Â As the world's 7th largest cellular operator by number of subscribers, Telkomsel is the market leader in Indonesia's telecommunication industry and serves more than 106 million subscribers. As a pioneer in the development of Indonesia's mobile telecommunications industry to enter the latest era of mobile broadband services, Telkomsel provides cellular services through GSM Dual Band (900 & 1800), GPRS, Wi-Fi, EDGE, 3G, HSDPA and HSPA+ networks throughout Indonesia.
About U2opia Mobile Pte Limited:
U2opia Mobile, Singapore based company, is a mobile applications developer with a focus on social experience on mobile. U2opia Mobile utilises among other technologies, the core GSM protocol - USSD - to allow access to any phone, anywhere, anytime. Their flagship product Fonetwish reaches 300+ million users globally. The company, founded in 2010, has presence across India, South East Asia, Africa and the Middle East. U2opia recently received a round of funding from Matrix Partners India.