Welcome Three Operator..

Glad to hear that Hutchison Group will operate their mobile network in Jakarta soon. Branding with name “3” – Three (applies to other countries too: UK, Australia), I believe it will bring a new competition to existing ‘local’ GSM operator (XL, Indosat, Telkomsel). With international expertise and competitive pricing, it will grab a lot of subscribers.

In the news that I read, call among 3 – Three – users is Rp 150 (local and long-distance) . Cross-operator call is Rp 1000 (USD 0.11) for local and Rp 2000 for long-distance call. No pricing for 3G Data communication yet, but it must be very cheap to attract ‘internet-hunger’ customer like me.

Another incentive should be phone-bundling, which is a common practice for Hutchison in US and Europe. This means you can get a new phone for free for let’s say 1 or 2 year-contract.

One point is the service will be available only in Jakarta. For those of you outside the capital, be patient please 🙂

(update April 2) I’ve purchased a new 3 SIM card, its number prefix +62 899 XXXX, and the signal quality is very good in Lippo Karawaci and Kebon Jeruk, a good start for a new operator. But when I tried to open the website, it seems that it has not ready yet.


  1. Idetrorce

    very interesting, but I don’t agree with you

  2. Hi all great information here and good thread to comment on.

    I am an adict to training and really want to get to my best this year!

    Can I ask though – how did you get this picked up and into google news?

    Very impressive that this blog is syndicated through Google and is it something that is just up to Google or you actively created?

    Obviously this is a popular blog with great data so well done on your seo success..

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