Indonesian telcos oppose govt plan for minimum SIM price

Tuesday 9 July 2013 | 09:55 CET | News
Indonesian telecommunication companies are resisting a government plan to impose a minimum price for new prepaid mobile-phone starter packs, fearing that it would reduce revenue, reports the Jakarta Globe. In June, the government proposed to impose a minimum SIM price of IDR 100,000 per card, in an attempt to control spam messages offering loans, goods and services, and the occasional scam. It said scammers take advantage of cheap starter packs, which can be sold for IDR 5,000 for new SIMs with phone credit bonuses, by buying them in bulk and discarding them after a short period of use.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Indosat
Countries: Indonesia
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