Blackberry Users Indonesia

The total Number of Blackberry Users in Indonesia

Blackberry has become increasingly popular especially in Indonesia

The number of blackberry users has more than doubled within the past year of 2009

Unlike other parts of the world where Blackberries are used in corporations / corporate use and mainly as BES – Blackberry Enterprise Solution for work,
Blackberries are commonly used by the young as well in Indonesia for play, for social groups especially with Facebook and Blackberry Messenger service. Most users in Indonesia are subscribed to BIS – Blackberry Internet Service.

The reason for the popularity of Blackberry can also be due to the fact that Indonesia operators are one of the first in the world to introduce prepaid services including daily and weekly rates as cheap as Rp5000 (by XL) per day which is around USD 0.55 per day

This made it easily affordable for the younger generation. Blackberry handhelds costs about Rp2.4juta / USD 250 for Blackberry Gemini which compared to the iPhone price tag of Rp8jt / USD850 made blackberry the smartphone choice for many youths.

Over 1 million Blackberry Users in Indonesia

The current numbers of Blackberry Internet Service BIS Subscribers in Indonesia are:

  • XL BIS subscribers of about 400.000
  • Telkomsel BIS subscribers of about 400.000
  • Indosat BIS subscribers of about 300.000
  • Axis BIS subscribers of about 20.000

And 3 Indonesia another operator in Indonesia will now join the 4 main operators to offer Blackberry Internet Services very soon as we have seen the official page in

With a total of more than 1.1 million users subscribers in Indonesia, it is a huge potential market for growth!

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