Solo, <11 December 2019> – Indosat Ooredoo, Indonesia’s leading digital telecommunications company, for 52 years contributes to Indonesia by continuously innovating to bring the best digital experience for customers. This time, Indosat Ooredoo through IM3 Ooredoo, presented Hape Online, the first KaiOS 4G Smart Feature Phone as a solution for novice internet users who are looking for a low-cost mobile phone with many advantages, so that digital equality occurs throughout Indonesia. This Hape Online – 4G Smart Feature Phone launched as a result of collaboration with Advan, KaiOS Technologies – the maker of KaiOS, the leading operating system for smart feature phones, and MediaTek, a global IC design company.
This launch is a major step towards Indonesia digital inclusion, bringing first-time mobile users in the fold of digital life. Available at Rp449.000, this Hape Online – 4G smart feature phone will be bundled with IM3 Freedom Combo package. Customers will get benefits of free internet quota 1GB/month and free call to IM3 Ooredoo customers, unlimited for 24 hours, just simply reload the credit for Rp10.000 but the customer’s credit will not be deducted. This benefit can be enjoyed for 12 months. Hape Online – 4G Smart Feature Phone with bundling package can be obtained in the area of Medan, Pekanbaru, Lampung, West Java, East Java, Palu, and Makassar start from 28 December 2019.
Chief Sales & Distribution Officer Indosat Ooredoo, Hendri Mulya Syam, said “We are always committed to become part of the advancement of the nation, especially in the digital technology aspect. This time we want to support digital equality across Indonesia by presenting Hape Online – 4G Smart Feature Phone powered by KaiOS which has a saving price with many advantages for customers. We hope this step will improve the quality of life of society so that it can accelerate the growth of Indonesia digital economy.”
“Advan Indonesia positively welcome to launch Hape Online – 4G Smart Feature Phone powered by KaiOS. This is our first step for Advan and Indosat Ooredoo to make a commitment to see greater opportunities for the people of Indonesia to access the 4G network with Mobile Online – Smart Features at an affordable price.” Aria Wahyudi said, GM Marketing Advan.
The IM3 Ooredoo and Advan bundled 4G smart feature phone will come equipped with KaiOS and a MediaTek chipset. KaiOS-powered devices provide access to apps such as WhatsApp, Google Assistant, Facebook, YouTube, and Google Maps, as well as a store for apps called the KaiStore, which provides access to over two hundred essential apps and counting, from global and local content providers. KaiOS is now the third-largest mobile operating system worldwide, running on over 110 million devices shipped across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas.
“We’re thrilled to be working alongside Indosat Ooredoo and Advan to launch the first KaiOS-powered smart feature phone in Indonesia.” said Sebastien Codeville, CEO of KaiOS Technologies. “Its access to devices such as this, that will unlock a world of possibilities for users who have been long-term impacted by the digital divide and ultimately improve their lives for the better.”
“We see Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia as an important market for our technology and are committed to working with telecommunication providers and device makers to bring our latest innovations to the consumers to enhance their user experience and connectivity. That is why we are excited to play a part by collaborating with Indosat Ooredoo and Advan, powering the new 4G smart feature phone with our MediaTek MT6731 chipset for better user experience.” said Cedric Chang, Deputy Director, Corporate Sales of Southeast Asia, MediaTek.
For more information about Hape Online – 4G Smart Feature Phone powered by KaiOS, you can see the website e im3ooredoo.com/hape-online
About Indosat Ooredoo
Indosat Ooredoo (IDX:ISAT), member of Ooredoo Group, is building Indonesia’s leading digital telco, enabling access and greater connectivity for everybody and every business. Indosat Ooredoo aspires to enrich the lives of Indonesians in the digital world.
The Company reported 58.8 million mobile customers as of Q3 2019 and operates 29.317 4G BTS covers more than 83.5% of population.
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Turina Farouk – SVP – Head of Corporate Communications
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Website : www.indosatooredoo.com
Ooredoo is an international communications company operating across the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. Serving consumers and businesses in 10 countries, Ooredoo delivers the leading data experience through a broad range of content and services via its advanced, data-centric mobile and fixed networks.
Ooredoo generated revenues of QAR 30 billion as of 31 December 2018. Its shares are listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.
About KaiOS Technologies
KaiOS Technologies powers an ecosystem of affordable digital products and services, and exists to empower people around the world through technology. Its flagship product, KaiOS, is the leading mobile operating system for smart feature phones with more than 100 million devices shipped in over 100 countries. Kai’s mission is to open up new possibilities for individuals, organizations, and societies by bringing mobile connectivity to the billions of people without internet in emerging markets, as well as providing those in established markets with an alternative to smartphones. KaiOS is based on HTML5 and other open web technologies. Devices running on the platform require limited memory, while still offering a rich user experience through access to apps like Google Assistant, YouTube, Facebook, Google Maps, and Twitter.