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Indonesia’s Bolt offers free Pokemon Go data

03 AUG 2016

Bolt Super 4G, which launched LTE service in the greater Jakarta area in early 2014, introduced a special offer that allows Pokémon Go users to play the game without consuming data on their internet plans, the Jakarta Globe reported.

A Bolt representative told the newspaper customers have downloaded the Pokémon Go app from its app store more than 27,000 times. With enthusiasts spending up to 12 hours a day playing the game, they can consume at least 100Mb per day.

The person said its customers can even play the game when they have zero data, as long as their Bolt plans are active.

The location/augmented reality app has been a global craze since its launch a month ago. It is now available in the US, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and a number of European countries, including the UK and Germany.‬ The app is being rolled out in other countries, but users can download it from unnofficial websites or via VPNs from Google Play or Apple’s App Store.

Hong Kong’s CSL announced last month it will offer customers free unlimited data to play the game, while T-Mobile US is extending its ‘T-Mobile Tuesday’ rewards programme to offer free, unlimited data for Pokemon Go for a full year.

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Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he...

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