New BBM Checkout Powers No-Fee Pulsa Airtime Top-Up and Other Payments


Now Indonesians can top up their mobile airtime and pay electricity bills from inside BBM!

Today, we’ve added this new service to the Discover menu. bbm-pulsa_plnIndonesians can purchase Pulsa airtime top-up credits, plus pay PLN electricity bills, BPJS (the public agency that administers the Indonesian social security programs) and selected finance bills through BBM.

Pulsa: prepaid mobile phone credit

Topping up airtime has never been easier. What’s more, there’s no administrative fee, you get exactly what you pay for.

Pulsa phone credit is a system of pre-paid credit for mobiles in Indonesia. You can buy pulsa for your own phone, or buy it for someone else’s phone.

To purchase in BBM:

  1. Go to the Discover menu and select the Pulsa/PLN icon.
  2. Tap Isi Pulsa (“reload phone credit”).
  3. Add your number, and choose the amount you want to buy.

There’s no need to create an account or log in. You simply pay with a credit card or bank transfer through the new BBM Checkout feature—also new today.

Under the hood: BBM Checkoutbbm-co-option-1

BBM Checkout is a payment system that makes buying things from your mobile super easy and convenient.

You can use a credit card, or set up a bank transfer. Either way, BBM securely stores your payment credentials and shipping information after your first purchase, keeping them at the ready for the next time you want to make a purchase or pay bills through BBM.

 Airtime today, more tomorrow

We’re transforming BBM from a tool enabling real-time chat between two people into a sophisticated mobile platform where brands and consumers interact.

In addition to the news and video services we’ve added to the BBM Discover menu, today brings airtime top-up, bill pay, and money transfer. Soon, we’ll launch our BBM Game Center. In the coming months, we’ll be adding even more content and services in Indonesia, and our other top BBM markets around the world.

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Matthew Talbot

I am the Senior Vice President - Emerging Solutions at BlackBerry. I have extensive International Management, Sales and Marketing background in Mobility and Cloud technologies, Financial Services, Telecommunications, and Content in both a “Start-Up” and Public company environment. This includes stints as a senior executive at SAP, Sybase, Mobile 365 and others.

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