Jakarta, August 25th, 2020: Spotify, the world’s most popular audio streaming service, and Telkomsel, Indonesia’s leading digital telco company have today announced a partnership that will enable Telkomsel’s postpaid (KartuHalo) customers to avail themselves of a three month trial of Spotify Premium without needing a credit card. For the first time ever, new and existing postpaid Telkomsel customers can access this Spotify offering through their KartuHalo Telkomsel bill.
The trial offer allows eligible Telkomsel customers to try all the features that come with Spotify Premium for 3 months, including ad-free music listening, on-demand access to more than 50 million tracks and offline downloads, with no data charges.
Gautam Talwar, Spotify’s Managing Director of Southeast Asia says, “At Spotify, we believe all audio fans should have control of their listening experience and easy access to their favourite music wherever they are. Through this partnership with Indonesia’s biggest mobile operator, we can enable millions of Indonesians nationwide who don’t use credit cards to trial Spotify Premium for 3-months.”
Talwar also mentions, “Indonesia is an important market for Spotify and we continue to showcase the great talent of the country’s creators. We recently launched the Musik Indonesia hub, a one-stop-shop for the myriad genres of Indonesian music. And we’re giving Indonesian storytellers bigger platforms through podcasts, recently announcing exclusive partnerships with Rintik Sedu, PODKESMAS, Podcast Raditya Dika, DESTAnya Siapa? and more.”
Crispin Tristam, Head of Digital Lifestyle, Telkomsel comments, “Over 30 million Telkomsel customers enjoy digital music services. Therefore, as a leading digital telco company in Indonesia, this step in our ongoing partnership with Spotify makes perfect sense for us as an effort to consistently provide customer-centric products and services. We continue to focus on building easier access to entertainment options for our customers, whose lifestyles are increasingly and undeniably digital, and we’re excited to offer new benefits for Spotify users with even easier payment methods.”
Post-trial, customers can continue to subscribe to Spotify Premium at 53,459 IDR/month via their existing Telkomsel postpaid plan - paying in one convenient bill. Spotify and Telkomsel have also partnered since 2019 in MusicMAX packages which provide zero-rated data for Spotify use for Telkomsel postpaid and select prepaid customers, meaning they’re not charged for data while they listen on Spotify.
For full details of the deal, please visit https://www.telkomsel.com//spotify.