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4 Best Prepaid SIM Cards & eSIMs in Indonesia: Buying Guide

You can get an Indonesian SIM card for 5000 IDR (0.30 USD) from Telkomsel and IM3 Ooredoo (soon Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison), 10 000 IDR (0.65 USD) from XL Axiata & between 16 000 IDR (1 USD) to 100 000 IDR (6.65 USD – all include plans) from Smartfren in their stores. SIM cards are also sold at various airports, including (Jakarta) Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK).

Buying a SIM Card in Indonesia Guide (logos of Telkomsel, Smartfren, Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison & XL Axiata)

Original publication: 14th of December 2019. Last updated: 6th of July 2022.


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Can You Buy a SIM Card in Indonesia?

Anyone living in or visiting Indonesia can buy an Indonesian SIM card from the mobile network operators (Telkomsel, IM3 Ooredoo (soon Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison), XL Axiata & Smartfren) with some restrictions.

The main restriction is that you can only have three active SIM cards in your name in Indonesia.

Besides that restriction, you are free to use Indonesian SIM cards.

You do have to comply with the SIM card registration regulations.

  • Find out which countries have a SIM card registration regulations and what is required from you (lookup tool)
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Moreover, you need a phone that supports the frequencies used in the country (preferably all of them to have the most optimal experience while in Indonesia).

Furthermore, you need to have a SIM-lock-free device.

Where Can You Buy a SIM Card in Indonesia?

You can get an Indonesian SIM card in Telkomsel, IM3 Ooredoo (soon Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison), XL Axiata & Smartfren stores. They are also sold at various airports, including (Jakarta) Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK).

While you can get SIM cards from convenience stores, travelers need to register their SIM cards in the mobile operators' stores. Hence, you are better off going to the mobile operator store immediately.

You can buy an Indonesian SIM card in the following airports:

  • Denpasar (Bali) – Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS)
  • Jakarta – Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK)
  • Surabaya (East Java) – Juanda International Airport (SUB)
  • Yogyakarta – Adisutjipto/Adisucipto Airport (JOG)

You can expect to pay the following for Indonesian SIM cards:

  • Telkomsel: 5000 IDR
  • IM3 Ooredoo (soon Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison): 5000 IDR
  • XL Axiata: 10 000 IDR
  • Smartfren: 16 000 IDR, 30 000 IDR, 40 000 IDR, 60 000 IDR, 100 000 IDR (all with plans)

The following Indonesian mobile operators also have SIM cards targeting tourists:

  • Telkomsel: 109 000 IDR
  • IM3 Ooredoo (soon Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison): 75 000 IDR & 110 000 IDR
  • Smartfren: 100 000 IDR & 200 000 IDR

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Can You Use Your Phone in Indonesia?

Indonesia uses GSM technology for mobile communications. CDMA phones will not work in Indonesia. If your phone has a SIM card slot, then it supports GSMA (99% of the phones do support GSM nowadays).

Traditional European frequencies are used in Indonesia, which are mostly used in ITU Regions 1 and 3 (Africa, Asia (including the Middle East), Europe & Oceania).

The Americas (North-, Central– & South America + the Caribbean – ITU Region 2) use American frequencies, which differ from the European ones.

ITU Regions Map
By Maximilian Dörrbecker (Chumwa) – Own work, using this file by Denelson83, CC BY-SA 2.5

If you bought your phone in Africa, Asia, Europe, or Oceania (ITU regions 1 and 3), you should not experience any issues with using your phone in Indonesia.

If you purchased your phone in the Americas (ITU Region 2) and have a low/medium-end device (without Tri-Band or Quad-Band) support, then there is a possibility you cannot use your phone when in Indonesia or can only use slower networks (3G or 2G).

If you have a medium/high-end device with Tri-Band or Quad-Band support, you can use your phone in Indonesia (to some extent) – also on 4G/LTE and 5G NR.

Mobile Operators, Networks & Frequencies in Indonesia

Indonesia has four mobile operators offering prepaid services easily accessible for travelers:

  • Telkomsel
  • IM3 Ooredoo (soon Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison)
  • XL Axiata
  • Smartfren

The following frequencies are used in Indonesia:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 2100 MHz – not for XL Axiata & Smartfren. IM3 Ooredoo (soon Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison) is shutting down 3G as well
  • 4G/LTE: 850 MHz (Band 5), 900 MHz (Band 8), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2300 MHz (Band 40)
  • 5G NR: 1800 MHz (n3), 2100 MHz (n1), 2300 MHz (n40) & 3500 MHz (n78 – being rolled out)

You can learn more about frequencies in the video below.

To check whether your phone will work in Indonesia, check out this page by Will My Phone Work (may be outdated or inaccurate at times).

Again, make sure your phone is unlocked. Otherwise, you will not be able to use any SIM card except the one from your home operator (meaning you have to roam internationally or buy another unlocked phone that does support the frequencies listed above).

If you want to learn how international roaming works, this guide explains it in-depth. If you wonder why it is often so expensive to roam, this article explains the hidden reason they do not want you to know.

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VoLTE & VoWiFi in Indonesia

Both VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G) – also known as HD Voice) and VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi – also known as WiFi calling) are available in Indonesia. However, not all mobile operators offer both services.

This means that your phone does not have to downgrade to 2G or 3G when making a call in Indonesia (unlike mobile operators that do not support VoLTE).

The following mobile operators offer VoLTE and VoWiFi in Indonesia:

  • Telkomsel

The following mobile operators offer VoLTE only in Indonesia:

  • IM3 Ooredoo (soon Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison)
  • XL Axiata
  • Smartfren

VoWiFi is, as the name implies, calling on a WiFi connection as opposed to on a cellular network.

5G NR in Indonesia

Commercial 5G NR has been available in Hungary since June 2021. It is available on the Telkomsel, IM3 Ooredoo (soon Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison) & XL Axiata networks. Smartfren held 5G NR trials, but it has no commercial license yet. The three mobile operators offer 5G NR to prepaid customers.

Best SIM Card in Indonesia

If you want to buy the best SIM card in Indonesia, I recommend going with Telkomsel. It is the fastest and has the best nationwide coverage, but it is the most expensive (but still affordable to most travelers). Consider IM3 Ooredoo (soon Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison) if costs are an issue.

  • Find out about the best local SIM cards in every country (lookup tool)
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Best eSIM in Indonesia

Smartfren offers eSIMs to prepaid customers.

Telkomsel, IM3 Ooredoo (soon Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison) & XL Axiata have no eSIMs at all.

Note that the Indonesian mobile operators require your identification (passport) for eSIMs and physical SIM cards (will be discussed later).

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM for Indonesia without personal detail capturing, you can get the Indonesia (Indotel) eSIM from Airalo.

Indonesia Indotel eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

You have these four options:

  1. Indonesia/Indotel 1 GB eSIM for 7 days
  2. Indonesia/Indotel 3 GB eSIM for 30 days
  3. Indonesia/Indotel 5 GB eSIM for 30 days
  4. Indonesia/Indotel 10 GB eSIM for 30 days

For Airalo eSIMs, the links above and below will automatically get you the Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers available – a code is not necessary.

Airalo Travel eSIM Reviews by Phone Travel Wiz

You can also get Indonesia eSIMs from Nomad.

Indonesia eSIMs Nomad

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps), such as getting 3 USD off!

Nomad Travel eSIM Reviews by Phone Travel Wiz

Finally, you can get Indonesia eSIMs from Holafly if you prefer unlimited data plans and do not mind paying a bit more for this advantage:

Holafly Banner
© Holafly

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

Holafly Travel eSIM Reviews by Phone Travel Wiz

With these eSIMs, you can skip Indonesia's SIM card registration scheme entirely and use it immediately upon arriving in Indonesia!

  • Find out about the best local eSIMs, travel eSIMs & travel SIM cards for every country (lookup tool)
Best Local & Travel eSIMs Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz

If you plan on visiting other neighboring Asian nations, consider the Asia eSIM with 8 GB of data for 30 days in Indonesia and these other countries:

Remember to use code PHONETRAVELWIZ when getting this eSIM!

TIP: Check out my eSIM lookup tool for an overview of local mobile operators offering eSIMs to prepaid customers and travel eSIMs I use and love (for eSIMs in Indonesia and eSIMs worldwide).

Best International/Travel SIM Card for Indonesia

If you want to buy the best international/travel SIM card for Indonesia, I recommend going with SimCorner's Indonesia Travel SIM cards. Consider SimCorner's Asia SIM cards to be used in Indonesia and 20+ countries, including neighboring Brunei, Malaysia & Singapore.

Indonesia Travel SIM Card SimCorner
© SimCorner

You have the following two Indonesia Travel SIM cards:

  1. Indonesia SIM card with 6 GB for 8 days in 30 countries
  2. Indonesia SIM card with 6 GB for 15 days in 20+ countries
SimCorner Travel SIM Card Reviews by Phone Travel Wiz
Asia Travel SIM Card (6 GB for 8 days) SimCorner
© SimCorner
Asia Travel SIM Card (6 GB for 15 days) SimCorner
© SimCorner

The SimCorner Asia SIM cards can be used in Indonesia and the following other countries:

1 for the 8 day version only
2 for the 15 days version only
3 only 500 MB in Thailand – better get the SimCorner Thailand Travel SIM Cards instead

You can also get the SimCorner International Travel SIM card with 6 GB of data valid for 15 days to be used in Indonesia and 100+ countries, including most of the ones mentioned above (Asia) and in the Americas, Europe & Oceania:

SimCorner International SIM Card Banner
© SimCorner

Instead of spending between 5 USD to 45 USD for SIM cards in each Southeast Asian country, get a SimCorner travel SIM card covering numerous countries for just one price!

Use discount code PHONETRAVELWIZ for extra savings!

SIM Card Registation in Indonesia

SIM card registration with your passport information is mandatory in Indonesia. It will be done at the point of sale.

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Moreover, you can have up to three active prepaid SIM cards in Indonesia.

This restriction applies to both Indonesian citizens and non-citizens (including migrant workers and tourists).

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Currency in Indonesia

5000 Indonesian Rupiah Bank Note
© Bank Indonesia (BI)

Indonesia uses the Indonesian Rupiah with the symbol IDR (which will be used throughout this guide).

However, prices are often listed as Rp. For example, 25 IDR = Rp 25.

For reference, below are some exchange rates between IDR and USD (US Dollars):

  • 1000 IDR = 0.07 USD
  • 10 000 IDR = 0.65 USD
  • 100 000 IDR = 6.70 USD
  • 1 000 000 IDR = 66.60 USD
  • 10 000 000 IDR = 666.30 USD

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Indonesian Prepaid SIM Cards

Below, I will guide you through Telkomsel, IM3 Ooredoo (soon Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison), XL Axiata & Smartfren, and go through:

  • Background information
  • Mobile coverage
  • SIM card types, prices, and availability
  • Recharge/top-up information
  • Combo plans, data plans, and special packs (such as social media packs)

With that being said, let’s see what Indonesia has to offer to us.


Telkomsel (by Telekom Indonesia)

Telkomsel Indonesia Logo
© Telkomsel

Telkomsel by Telekom Indonesia is the largest mobile operator in Indonesia.

It is also the best mobile operator in the country.

While it is the most expensive option in Indonesia, it will still be affordable for most travelers.

Telkomsel uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 900 MHz (Band 8), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2300 MHz (Band 40)
  • 5G NR: 2300 MHz (n40)
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: Yes

This is what you will learn about Telkomsel:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Telkomsel SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Telkomsel

Telkomsel has the best coverage throughout Indonesia.

It also won the Indonesia Best Mobile Coverage Speedtest Award of 2021.

And Opensignal also agrees that Telkomsel has the best coverage.

Below is Telkomsel's coverage map:

SIM Card Price – Telkomsel

You can get a Telkomsel SIM card, called Telkomsel PraBayar, for 5000 IDR with 5000 IDR or for free with a plan in Telkom stores (called GraPARI). Telkomsel SIM cards are also sold at various airports, including Denpasar (Bali) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) and (Jakarta) Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK).

Telkomsel Indonesia SIM Card
© Telkomsel

Short-term visitors and tourists can also get the Telkomsel PraBayar Tourist SIM card – Telkomsel's tourist offering.

For 100 000 IDR, you get 25 GB of data (with 5G NR access), 25 local minutes 1, 2 & 25 international minutes 2 for 30 days.

PriceDataLocal Minutes 1International Minutes 1, 2Validity
100 000 IDR25 GB25 minutes25 minutes30 days

1 it can take up to two days before the local and international minutes have been added to your Telkomsel PraBayar Tourist SIM card
2 to G20 countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the European Union (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain & Sweden), India, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom & the United States

Telkomsel Indonesia PraBayar Tourist SIM Card
© Telkomsel

Be aware that the Telkomsel PraBayar Tourist SIM card has to be pre-ordered.

Moreover, it can only be picked up in the Bali & Mandalika Lombok areas.

Furthermore, the Telkomsel PraBayar Tourist plan cannot be extended.

But you can purchase a regular data-featured plan once the Telkomsel PraBayar Tourist bundle has expired.

  • Find out how much SIM cards cost in every country, including data-only SIM cards and tourist SIM cards, offered by each mobile operator + information about starter benefits (lookup tool)
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It is also possible to get a Telkomsel eSIM for the same price as a regular SIM card.

Note that the Indonesian mobile operators require your identification (passport) for eSIMs and physical SIM cards.

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM for Indonesia without personal detail capturing, you can go with the Indonesia (Indotel) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 days, 5 GB/30 days & 10 GB/30 days).

Indonesia Indotel eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

For Airalo eSIMs, the links above will automatically get you the Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers available – a code is not necessary.

Or get the Indonesia eSIMs from Nomad.

Indonesia eSIMs Nomad

Recently, Nomad has permanently reduced its price for the 1 GB variant.

Use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps) and get 3 USD off (even on top of current promotions)!

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Indonesia eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

Holafly Banner
© Holafly

Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

If you plan on visiting other neighboring Asian nations, consider the Asia eSIM with 8 GB of data for 30 days in Indonesia and these other countries:

Remember to use code PHONETRAVELWIZ when getting this eSIM!

  • Find out about the best local eSIMs, travel eSIMs & travel SIM cards for every country (lookup tool)
Best Local & Travel eSIMs Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz

Note that Telkomsel offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and if you have enabled it in the settings.

Oh, you can also use VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

Dial *808# to see your Telkomsel phone number.

Dial *999# to access the Telkomsel menu.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Telkomsel

Telkomsel top-up vouchers are sold in Telkom stores (called GraPARI), grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Indonesia.

You can top up your Telkomsel SIM card on the MyTelkomsel app (Android/iOS).

Telkomsel Indonesia MyTelkomsel App
© Telkomsel

Dial *101# to check your Telkomsel balance.

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Telkomsel

Telkomsel has eight data-featured plans:

All Telkomsel plans can be activated by dialing *363#.

I will list all the prices in IDR (Indonesian Rupiah).

To convert IDR to your currency (let's say SGD – Singapore Dollar) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Moreover, I selected the prices and plans of Jakarta Selatan (South).

The plan offering and prices differ (slightly) per region.

But I am confident that Jakarta has the highest prices.

So if you pay less for a plan, be happy 😜.

Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Combo Sakti (Magic) – Telkomsel

The Combo Sakti (Magic) are combo plans with data (with 5G NR access), minutes & SMS.

Dial *363# to activate Combo Sakti:

PriceDataSocial Data 1Local MinutesLocal SMSValidity
70 000 IDR15 GB10 GB75 minutes400 SMS30 days
90 000 IDR20 GB15 GB150 minutes400 SMS30 days
116 000 IDR28 GB20 GB150 minutes400 SMS30 days

1 for Facebook, GamesMax (Arena of Valor, Garena Free Fire, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Ragnarok X: Next Generation & ShellFire), Instagram, Line, MusicMax (Deezer, JOOX, LangitMusik, Resso, Smule, SoundCloud, Spotify, Starmaker & WeSing) TikTok, Whatsapp & Zoom

Telkomsel Indonesia Combo Sakti Plans
Ketengan Utama (Main) Packages – Telkomsel

The Ketengan Utama (Main) Packages are data plans (without 5G NR access).

Dial *363# to activate Ketengan Utama Packages:

PriceDataValidity
4000 IDR500 MB1 day
12 500 IDR500 MB3 days
13 200 IDR3 GB1 day
16 200 IDR1 GB3 days
17 000 IDR6 GB1 day
21 700 IDR500 MB7 days
27 200 IDR1 GB7 days
22 200 IDR2 GB3 days
27 200 IDR3 GB3 days
34 200 IDR2 GB7 days
37 200 IDR7 GB3 days
39 200 IDR3 GB7 days
47 200 IDR15 GB3 days
48 200 IDR5 GB7 days
55 000 IDR22 GB3 days
58 200 IDR15 GB7 days
77 200 IDR40 GB7 days
Telkomsel Indonesia Ketengan Utama Packages
Internet Vouchers – Telkomsel

The Internet Vouchers are data plans (without 5G NR access) to be activated through a top-up card.

Dial *133*VoucherCode# to activate Internet Vouchers:

PriceDataLocal Data 1Validity
5000 IDR1.5 GBN/A3 days
8000 IDR2.5 GBN/A5 days
15 000 IDR3.5 GBN/A7 days
28 000 IDR0.5 GB1.5 GB30 days
55 000 IDR2 GB6 GB30 days
68 000 IDR3 GB9 GB30 days

1 for within the same zone where the SIM card was purchased and registered (let's say you are in Jakarta Selatan (South), then the Local Data allowance will be used. If you travel to another zone, let's say Bali, then data from the Nationwide Data allowance is used

Telkomsel Indonesia Internet Voucher
Harian Sepuasnya (Unlimited Daily) Packages – Telkomsel

The Harian Sepuasnya (Unlimited Daily) Packages are data plans (without 5G NR access).

Dial *363# to activate Harian Sepuasnya Packages:

PricePlanDataValidity
6500 IDRHarian 12 GBUntil midnight
12 500 IDRHarian 26 GBUntil midnight
Telkomsel Indonesia Harian Sepuasnya Packages
InternetMAX Packages – Telkomsel

The InternetMAX Packages are data plans (with 5G NR access).

Dial *363# to activate InternetMAX Packages:

PricePlanDataLocal Data 1Social Data 2Validity
14 900 IDRInternetMAX Lite 3 GB0.5 GB2 GB0.5 GB 230 days
30 000 IDRInternetMAX 7 GB0.5 GB4.5 GB2 GB 330 days
42 000 IDRInternetMAX 11 GB1 GB7 GB3 GB 430 days
66 000 IDRInternetMAX 18 GB1.5 GB8.5 GB8 GB 430 days
83 000 IDRInternetMAX 35 GB2 GB23 GB10 GB 530 days
115 000 IDRInternetMAX 51 GB3 GB35 GB13 GB 530 days
138 000 IDRInternetMAX 70 GB5 GB50 GB15 GB 530 days

1 for within the same zone where the SIM card was purchased and registered (let's say you are in Jakarta Selatan (South), then the Local Data allowance will be used. If you travel to another zone, let's say Bali, then data from the Nationwide Data allowance is used
2 for YouTube
3 for GamesMax (Arena of Valor, Garena Free Fire, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Ragnarok X: Next Generation & ShellFire), Line, MusicMax (Deezer, JOOX, LangitMusik, Resso, Smule, SoundCloud, Spotify, Starmaker & WeSing), TikTok, WhatsApp & Zoom
4 for Facebook, GamesMax (Arena of Valor, Garena Free Fire, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Ragnarok X: Next Generation & ShellFire), Instagram, Line, MusicMax (Deezer, JOOX, LangitMusik, Resso, Smule, SoundCloud, Spotify, Starmaker & WeSing), TikTok, WhatsApp & Zoom
5 for Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, Facebook, GamesMax (Arena of Valor, Garena Free Fire, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Ragnarok X: Next Generation & ShellFire), Instagram, Line, Lionsgate Play, Mola TV, MusicMax (Deezer, JOOX, LangitMusik, Resso, Smule, SoundCloud, Spotify, Starmaker & WeSing), TikTok, Viu, Vidio, WhatsApp, YouTube & Zoom

Telkomsel Indonesia InternetMAX Packages
OMG! Nonton Packages – Telkomsel

The OMG! Nonton Packages are data plans (without 5G NR access).

Dial *363# to activate OMG! Nonton Packages:

PricePlanDataSocial DataValidity
50 000 IDROMG!Chat 6 GB3 GB3 GB 130 days
75 000 IDROMG! Sosmed 10 GB4 GB6 GB 230 days
100 000 IDROMG! Sosmed 17 GB7 GB10 GB 230 days
115 000 IDROMG! Nonton 23 GB11 GB12 GB 330 days
180 000 IDROMG! Nonton 40 GB20 GB20 GB 330 days
230 000 IDROMG! Nonton 75 GB40 GB35 GB 330 days

1 for GamesMax (Arena of Valor, Garena Free Fire, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Ragnarok X: Next Generation & ShellFire), Line, MusicMax (Deezer, JOOX, LangitMusik, Resso, Smule, SoundCloud, Spotify, Starmaker & WeSing) & WhatsApp
2 for Facebook, GamesMax (Arena of Valor, Garena Free Fire, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Ragnarok X: Next Generation & ShellFire), Instagram, Line, MusicMax (Deezer, JOOX, LangitMusik, Resso, Smule, SoundCloud, Spotify, Starmaker & WeSing) & WhatsApp
3 for Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, Facebook, GamesMax (Arena of Valor, Garena Free Fire, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Ragnarok X: Next Generation & ShellFire), Instagram, Line, Lionsgate Play, Mola TV, MusicMax (Deezer, JOOX, LangitMusik, Resso, Smule, SoundCloud, Spotify, Starmaker & WeSing), TikTok, Viu, Vidio, WhatsApp & YouTube

Telkomsel Indonesia OMG! Nonton Packages
Daily Ketengan Application Plans – Telkomsel

The Daily Ketengan Application plans are data bundles (with 5G NR access) for Facebook, Instagram, TikTok & Twitter & YouTube. They can be purchased as standalone plans.

Dial *363# to activate Daily Ketengan Application:

PricePlan/AppDataValidity
5000 IDRKetengan 1 Day Facebook1 GBUntil midnight
5000 IDRKetengan 1 Day Instagram1 GBUntil midnight
5000 IDRKetengan 1 Day YouTube1 GBUntil midnight
11 500 IDRKetengan 3 Days Facebook2 GB3 days
11 500 IDRKetengan 3 Days Instagram2 GB3 days
11 500 IDRKetengan 3 Days TikTok2 GB3 days
11 500 IDRKetengan 3 Days Twitter2 GB3 days
11 500 IDRKetengan 3 Days YouTube2 GB3 days
17 000 IDRKetengan 7 Days Facebook3 GB7 days
17 000 IDRKetengan 7 Days Instagram3 GB7 days
17 000 IDRKetengan 7 Days TikTok3 GB7 days
17 000 IDRKetengan 7 Days Twitter3 GB7 days
17 000 IDRKetengan 7 Days YouTube3 GB7 days
Telkomsel Indonesia Daily Ketengan Application
Ekstra Kuota – Telkomsel

The Ekstra Kuota are data add-ons. They cannot be purchased as standalone plans.

Dial *363# to activate Ekstra Kuota:

PriceDataValidity
15 000 IDR0.5 GBUntil plan expires
30 000 IDR2 GBUntil plan expires
40 000 IDR4 GBUntil plan expires
50 000 IDR7 GBUntil plan expires
Telkomsel Indonesia Ekstra Kuota Add-Ons

APN/Internet Settings – Telkomsel

  • Name: Telkomsel
  • APN: internet

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Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison (formerly IM3 Ooredoo & Tri (3) Indonesia)

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Smartfren

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Other Ways to Stay Connected When Traveling in Indonesia

I would highly encourage anyone visiting Indonesia to get themselves an Indonesian SIM card – you will be saving a lot of money when you do so.

However, for some, getting an Indonesian SIM card is not an option.

For example, your device may be SIM-locked, meaning that you cannot use any other SIM card other than the SIM card provided by your operator.

There are other ways to stay online while in Indonesia, but they may not be cheap.

International Roaming

International roaming is the most convenient way to stay connected when traveling in other countries because you do not have to buy a new SIM card, have to deal with SIM card registration regulations, nor have multiple phone numbers to deal with.

However, international roaming has proven to be expensive in many cases, especially compared to buying local SIM cards.

That is why many travelers are not fond of international roaming.

International roaming has its pros and cons.

However, it is important to know how it works. This in-depth guide explains it all.

Find out whether your mobile operator has attractive roaming rates for Indonesia here.

Using an International SIM Card or Travel SIM Card

International SIM cards are SIM cards made for the traveler in mind.

Using them is often cheaper than international roaming.

However, they are almost always more expensive than using a local SIM card.

There are many other advantages and disadvantages of getting international SIM cards, which you can learn about here.

Using a Mobile Hotspot (Pocket WIFI)

Mobile hotspots, or pocket WIFI, are small devices that connect to the local mobile operators of the country you are visiting.

Mobile hotspots are ideal for families or those traveling in a large group, as they allow you to connect multiple devices to one hotspot without the need of each traveler having to buy a SIM card.

You can either buy a mobile hotspot or rent one.

Using Free WIFI Networks

Using free WIFI connections is the cheapest way to stay connected because they are free.

The major downside of trying to use WIFI hotspots is that you will have to locate them, and they are not available on every corner in Indonesia.

Make sure to protect your internet traffic with a VPN so that hackers cannot steal your personal data.


The Preferred Way to Stay Connected When Traveling in Indonesia

Getting a SIM card from Telkomsel or IM3 Ooredoo (soon Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison) would do you well when considering an Indonesian SIM card.

Local Prepaid SIM Card in Other Asian Countries

Visiting other countries in Asia? Check out my SIM card buying guides for individual Asian countries:

Going to other places around the world? Then you should also check out my sim card buying guides for other destinations around the world.


Next Steps to Enhance Your Travel Experiences

Looking for the next steps to enhance your phone travel experiences? Here is what to do:

Support Phone Travel Wiz

It takes a lot of time to analyze, translate & review the SIM card options worldwide (especially to test them out).

Your support helps me keep producing impartial content by eliminating the need to recommend international SIM cards as the best local SIM card (but some of them CAN be useful).

Every Ko-Fi donation, one-time or monthly, helps me to spend more time creating local SIM card buying guides.

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Check Out My Resource Page

Looking for the best companies and gadgets to enhance your travel experience

Check out my travel resources page for the best companies to use when you travel!

Save money with international SIM cards, on plane tickets, bus rides, cruises & accommodation.

Besides that, I also list services and items I use to make my life easier – and I believe they will help you too!

Start Your Own Online Business – Make Money While Traveling

Do you want to learn how I started an online business that allows me to generate income while traveling?

In my starting an online business guide, I tell you which tools, services & products I have for this site and my YouTube channel.

If I can start a business about something I am passionate about (phone travel), then you can do it too!

Learn About Your Phone Travel Options

You can buy local prepaid SIM cardsinternational SIM cardsmobile hotspots, or roam internationally.

Each of these options has its pros and cons. Learn more about them, and find the best option for you.

Phone Travel Tips, Tricks & Hacks

I have written many articles with tips and hacks to save money on mobile costs while abroad. You surely want to check them out!

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Get updates related to the newest guides, videos & recommended products and services.

Moreover, I send you many tips and tricks on saving money while traveling every now and then.

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Did you know that I have a YouTube channel covering everything you need to know about traveling with your phone?

A lot of useful videos are uploaded multiple times a week, and you do not want to miss out on them!

Learn More About Who Adu Actually Is

Who is the guy behind Phone Travel Wiz? Well, find out on the Ernest Adu about page!