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Indonesia: 4 Best Prepaid SIM Cards Buying Guide (2023)

Indonesia – known for its many active volcanoes, for being the largest archipelago in the world & its many paradises.

The country is also popular with Digital Nomads, who love to flock and live in Bali (Denpasar) because it is just too beautiful.

Perhaps I should live there for a while too 😏.

Being part of Southeast Asia, Indonesia is one of the cheaper travel destinations out there.

And also within the region.

While there are many things you can do in the country, such as soaking up all the sun at the beach to exploring mosques, there is certainly one thing you will do…

Sharing your experience online 🤳🏿.

What you should not do, in many cases, is roam internationally in Indonesia.

International roaming can be expensive, which is why I advocate for local prepaid SIM cards or eSIMs.

Those are often inexpensive and allow you to enjoy local rates.

And oh boy, the rates are low in Indonesia – even though things may feel expensive when you walk around with 100 000 IDR bank notes..

So, how much do SIM cards cost in Indonesia?

You can get an Indonesian SIM card for 5000 IDR (0.30 USD) from Telkomsel and IM3 Ooredoo (soon Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison), between 21 000 IDR (0.65 USD) to 68 000 IDR (4.50 USD) from XL Axiata & between 16 000 IDR (1 USD) to 100 000 IDR (6.65 USD) from Smartfren in their stores. SIM cards are also sold at various airports, including (Jakarta) Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK).

Those prices are not too bad, right?

Just wait until how much data-featured plans cost.

You will not find plans priced this well in the European Union that easily – that is for sure!

In this guide, I will go over everything you need to know about buying a SIM card in Indonesia. Let's go.

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

Original publication: 14th of December 2019. Last updated: 28th of October 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.

At least… that is when you use the self-registration service.

But travelers cannot use self-registration because you need a local ID for it.

Anyone, including tourists, who wants to register a fourth SIM card can do so by visiting the store of the mobile operator of choice.

So yeah, if you are someone like me who wants to test all easily accessible SIM cards for travelers, you can 🤪.

Anyway…

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

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

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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, 15 000 IDR, 37 000 IDR & 65 000 IDR
  • XL Axiata: 21 000 IDR, 46 000 IDR & 68 000 IDR
  • Smartfren: 16 000 IDR, 30 000 IDR, 40 000 IDR, 60 000 IDR, 100 000 IDR

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
  • XL Axiata: N/A – but SIM cards are sold at airports
  • Smartfren: 100 000 IDR & 200 000 IDR

For up-to-date IDR:your currency (let's say USD) exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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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 Indonesia 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.

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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 (future) 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 daysvery popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  3. Indonesia/Indotel 5 GB eSIM for 30 daysvery popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  4. Indonesia/Indotel 10 GB eSIM for 30 daysmost popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers

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

For an in-depth analysis of the Indonesia Indotel eSIMs (covering pros and cons as well), check out my Indonesia eSIMs Compared guide.

You can also get Indonesia eSIMs from Nomad.

Indonesia eSIMs Nomad

By the way, the 5 GB Indonesia Nomad eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 1 GB for 7 days variant is very popular.

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

For an in-depth analysis of the Nomad Indonesia eSIMs (covering pros and cons as well), check out my Indonesia eSIMs Compared guide.

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:

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

For an in-depth analysis of the Holafly Indonesia eSIMs (covering pros and cons as well), check out my Indonesia eSIMs Compared guide.

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, local travel eSIMs & regional travel eSIMs for every country (lookup tool)
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TIP: check out my Best Indonesia eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Indonesia, including ones not mentioned above.

Airalo recently heavily improved its Asia eSIM (which used to offer a meager 4 GB of high-speed data before allowing for unlimited data at snail speeds), following the popular Eurolink eSIM for 39 European countries with six variants: 1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days .

Asialink Asia eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Airalo recently heavily improved its Asia eSIM, which used to offer a meager 4 GB of high-speed data before allowing for unlimited data at snail speeds, following the popular Eurolink eSIM for 39 European countries.

The Eurolink eSIM is the most popular eSIM for Phone Travel readers, and I have no doubt that the Asialink eSIM will be popular too.

Just like in Europe, many readers tend to visit multiple Asian countries, so they would rather have a travel eSIM covering multiple countries than just one (like Thailand).

The Asialink eSIM can be used in 13 14 countries in East Asia and Southeast Asia:

  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore (new)
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

With the Asialink eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping the initial SIM card costs per country you visit.

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.

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 (new: also available as an eSIM)
Indonesia Travel SIM Card SimCorner
© SimCorner

You have these two Asia SIM cards:

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:

  • Azerbaijan 2
  • Bahrain 1
  • Bangladesh
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Georgia
  • Guam 1
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Jordan 1
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kuwait 1
  • Kyrgyzstan 2
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia 1
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Nepal
  • Oman 1
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Qatar 1
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand 2, 3
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam

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 (new: also available as an eSIM) 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
International Travel eSIM SimCorner
© SimCorner
  • Åland Islands
  • Albania
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Congo, the Republic of (Brazzaville)
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Myanmar
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • North Macedonia
  • Northern Cyprus
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tonga
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vatican City
  • Vietnam

Instead of spending between 0.34 USD to 384 USD for SIM cards in each country, get a SimCorner travel SIM card (or eSIM) covering numerous countries for just one price!

Use discount code PHONETRAVELWIZ for extra savings!

SIM Card Registration 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).

At least… that is when you use the self-registration service.

But travelers cannot use self-registration because you need a local ID for it.

Anyone, including tourists, who wants to register a fourth SIM card can do so by visiting the store of the mobile operator of choice.

So yeah, if you are someone like me who wants to test all easily accessible SIM cards for travelers, you can 🤪.

Internet Censorship in Indonesia

There is internet censorship in Indonesia. The government censors various things, such as LGBTQ content, pornography, political criticism & escort services.

However, unlike other countries in the region, internet censorship is not as strong in Indonesia… but it is still present.

That is why I recommend using a VPN to browse the web in peace.

I use both NordVPN and Surfshark (not at the same time – do not do that… you will not have a pleasant browsing experience 🗿).

NordVPN has the most servers of any VPN service out there, which I love.

Surfshark is insanely cheap for the price it charges while offering stellar service.

Depending on where I am, I will either use NordVPN or Surfshark.

Both VPNs services have servers in Indonesia (Jakarta).

As you probably known, Indonesia is a spread out country.

For example, Denpasar (Bali) to Jakarta is about 960 kilometers, which will affect latency and internet speeds.

But at least you will be able to access blocked sites like Reddit, which has been banned since 2014 or something, or Netflix.

With these links, you can get amazing discounts for NordVPN and Surfshark (they change frequently, but you can always get up to 81% off).

Stay safe, secure & private in Qatar!

(oh, by the way – VPNs are not illegal in Qatar, but the authorities may not like it. But what are they going to do? You will be private anyway 😉 just do not do anything silly like insulting government officials).

Indonesia Mobile Speeds, Mobile Internet Prices & Insights

Flag of Indonesia

Indonesia is one of the more popular travel destinations in Southeast Asia.

Mostly because it is one of the cheaper places to be in the region.

The same can also be said about mobile data rates in Indonesia – they are low.

The average price for 1 GB of data in Indonesia is 6916.67 IDR (0.45 USD), below the Asian average of 1.47 USD. The world average is 3.12 USD.

In fact, Indonesia is the fourth-cheapest country for mobile data in Southeast Asia, behind Thailand, Cambodia & Malaysia, but ahead of the Philippines & Vietnam, Singapore, Laos, Myanmar, Brunei & Timor-Leste – in that order.

Data-featured prepaid plans can be generous in Indonesia, even the expensive plans.

While the prices for data-featured plans are low, will you also get slow speeds in Indonesia?

Yes, lmao.

Indonesia's median mobile download speed is around 17 Mbps.

For reference, the global median is around 31 Mbps at the moment.

Indonesia has one of the slowest median download speeds compared to its (indirect) neighbors like Australia (83.59 Mbps), Singapore (69.04 Mbps), Vietnam (39.39 Mbps), Thailand (35.16 Mbps), Malaysia (30.50 Mbps), the Philippines (22.35 Mbps) & even Papua New Guinea (21.93 Mbps).

Indonesia's mobile download speeds have increased by 12.1% year on year.

Okay, now it is time to know which mobile operator is the fastest in Indonesia.

That would be Telkomsel, with a median download speed of 28.33 Mbps. Followed by XL Axiata (26.69 Mbps), IM3 Ooredoo (soon Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison – 24.02 Mbps) & Smarfren (18.39 Mbps).

The fastest download speeds can be found in Makassar (South Sulawesi), with a mean mobile download speed of 25.30 Mbps.

Jakarta, Bekasi (West Java), Tangerang (Banten) & Depok (West Java) are in the top five cities with the fastest mean mobile download speeds in Indonesia.

Sad news for digital nomads going to Bali (like Denpasar) – no city in Bali is in the top 10 cities for fastest mean download speeds 😭.

Anyway, so what about coverage? Which Indonesian mobile operator has the best coverage?

Telkomsel has the best coverage – it even won the Indonesia Speedtest Best Mobile Coverage Award of Q1-Q2 2022.

While all mobile operators have a general availability between 94% to 98.5% according to Opensignal (which includes 2G and 3G reception), Telkomsel has the best 4G/LTE coverage experience (8.7 on a 10-point scale), followed by XL Axiata (6.4), Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison (6.3) & Smartfren (5.1).

Indonesia Opensignal 4G Experience 2022
Indonesia Opensignal 4G Availability 2022

So what about the overall network performance by the Indonesian mobile operators?

Telkomsel is the winner of the Indonesia Mobile Experience Awards of July 2022.

So you basically cannot go wrong with Telkomsel.

With low SIM card prices, extensive nationwide coverage, slow mobile download speeds, and incredibly low mobile data rates, you should have a good network experience in Indonesia.

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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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Their fees are MUCH lower than banks and credit card companies charge you (and Wise is transparent about their fees, unlike banks).

I have saved literal THOUSANDS of Australian Dollars and Euros, my main currencies, when using Wise abroad when traveling compared to my debit and credit cards.

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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 – will be shut down for 4G/LTE & 5G NR refarming throughout 2022
  • 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 in Indonesia.

It also won the Indonesia Best Mobile Coverage Speedtest Award of 2021 and 2022 (new).

And Opensignal also agrees that Telkomsel has the best coverage.

Below is Telkomsel's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

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.

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Telkomsel has no eSIMs – not even for postpaid customers.

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM, you can go with the Indonesia (Indotel) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers & 10 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers).

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

The 5 GB Indonesia Nomad eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 1 GB for 7 days variant is very popular.

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).

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

Airalo recently heavily improved its Asia eSIM, following the popular Eurolink eSIM for 39 European countries, with six variants: 1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days to be used in Indonesia and 13 other Asian countries:

Asialink Asia eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore (new)
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

With the Asialink eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping initial SIM card and eSIM costs per country you visit.

TIP: check out my Best Indonesia eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Indonesia (including ones not mentioned above).

  • Find out about the best local eSIMs, local travel eSIMs & regional travel eSIMs for every country (lookup tool)
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Note that Telkomsel offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and 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/Huawei AppGallery).

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

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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

Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison Indonesia Logo
© Indoset Ooredoo Hutchison

(IM3) Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison, formerly IM3 Ooredoo and Tri (3) Indonesia, is the second-largest mobile operator in Indonesia.

If we go far back in time, this mobile operator used to be three mobile operators: Indosat, Ooredoo Indonesia & Tri Indonesia.

Indosat and Ooredoo Indonesia (then Qtel) became IM3 Ooredoo. In 2022, the mobile operator became Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison.

The Hutchison part refers to Tri Indonesia.

For now, IM3 Ooredoo and Tri Indonesia will keep felling their products on the current brand names.

Tri Indonesia will be a product under Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison.

As a result, I will not cover Tri Indonesia in this section and will solely focus on (IM3) Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison.

Plus, Tri was the mobile operator with the slowest speeds and worst 4G/LTE coverage experience. Let's say it was not loved by Indonesians, ha.

If we look at data before the merger, IM3 Ooredoo is the second-fastest mobile operator in Indonesia.

Additionally, it has a good network (behind Telkomsel but ahead of its competitors).

IM3 Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz – will be shut down for 4G/LTE & 5G NR refarming throughout 2022
  • 4G/LTE: 900 MHz (Band 8), 1800 MHz (Band 3) & 2100 MHz (Band 1)
  • 5G NR: 1800 MHz (n3)
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: No

This is what you will learn about IM3 Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison:

* Coverage
* How to Get an IM3 Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

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

IM3 Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison has extensive throughout Indonesia.

Below is IM3 Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison (formerly IM3 Ooredoo & Tri (3) Indonesia)

You can get an IM3 Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison SIM card, called Freedom Internet, for 15 000 IDR, 37 000 IDR, or 67 000 IDR in IM3 Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison stores (called Galeri Indosat). IM3 Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison SIM cards are also sold at various airports, including Denpasar (Bali) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) and (Jakarta) Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK).

IM3 Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison Indonesia SIM Cards
© Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison

Short-term visitors and tourists can also get the IM3 Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison Travel On Starter Pack – IM3 Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison's tourist offering.

The following two Travel On Starter Packs:

PriceSIM CardDataNighttime data 1Validity
75 000 IDRTravel On 5 GB5 GBN/A14 days
110 000 IDRTravel On 20 GB15 GB5 GB30 days

1 between 1:00 and 6:00

The Travel On Starter Packs are mostly sold at airports.

However, IM3 Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison claims they are “only sold by partners and local partners or in Direct Sales Force Booth in Event Venue, Airport & Port”.

Very descriptive, is it not? 🤪

IM3 Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison Indonesia Travel On Starter Pack
© Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison

The Travel On Starter Packs cannot be extended.

But you can purchase an Extra Booster (add-on) once the IM3 Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison bundles have expired (but not any other plan).

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IM3 Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison has no eSIMs – not even for postpaid customers.

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM, you can go with the Indonesia (Indotel) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers & 10 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers).

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

The 5 GB Indonesia Nomad eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 1 GB for 7 days variant is very popular.

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).

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

Airalo recently heavily improved its Asia eSIM, following the popular Eurolink eSIM for 39 European countries, with six variants: 1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days to be used in Indonesia and 13 other Asian countries:

Asialink Asia eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore (new)
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

With the Asialink eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping initial SIM card and eSIM costs per country you visit.

TIP: check out my Best Indonesia eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Indonesia (including ones not mentioned above).

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Note that IM3 Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings but no VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison (formerly IM3 Ooredoo & Tri (3) Indonesia)

IM3 Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison top-up vouchers are sold in IM3 Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison stores (called Galeri Indosat), grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Indonesia.

The following (online) IM3 Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison are available:

Top-UpValidity
5 000 IDR7 days
10 000 IDR15 days
15 000 IDR20 days
25 000 IDR30 days
40 000 IDR30 days
50 000 IDR45 days
60 000 IDR60 days
70 000 IDR60 days
80 000 IDR60 days
90 000 IDR60 days
100 000 IDR75 days
125 000 IDR75 days
175 000 IDR90 days
IM3 Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison Indonesia Top-Ups

To top up your IM3 Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison SIM card, dial *556*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *556*123456#.

You can also recharge online with (international) debit and credit cards.

Dial *123# to check your IM3 Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the myIM3 app (Android/iOS/Huawei AppGallery).

IM3 Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison Indonesia myIM3 App
© Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison (formerly IM3 Ooredoo & Tri (3) Indonesia)

IM3 Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison has seven data-featured plans:

All IM3 Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison plans can be activated by dialing *123#.

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

Freedom U! Plans – Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison (formerly IM3 Ooredoo & Tri (3) Indonesia)

The Freedom U! plans are combo bundles with data (with 5G NR access) and minutes.

Dial *123# to activate Freedom U!:

PriceDataSocial Data 1On-Net Minutes 2Validity
5250 IDR500 MB1 GBN/A2 days
16 000 IDR1 GB2 GBN/A6 days
31 000 IDR1 GB4.5 GB“unlimited” (5000 minutes)30 days
51 000 IDR2 GB8 GB“unlimited” (5000 minutes)30 days
71 000 IDR3 GB17 GB“unlimited” (5000 minutes)30 days
91 000 IDR7 GB28 GB“unlimited” (5000 minutes)30 days
100 000 IDR10 GB35 GB“unlimited” (5000 minutes)30 days
150 000 IDR90 GBShared with data allowance 3“unlimited” (5000 minutes) 430 days

1 for Bukalapak, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Gojak, Google Classroom, Google Meet, Grab, Instagram, Joox, Lime, Microsoft Teams, Netflix, Shopee, Skype, Snapchat, Spotify, TikTok, Tokopedia, Traveloka, Twitter, Webex, WhatsApp, YouTube & Zoom
2 also to Tri phone numbers
3 you can still use the social apps after exhausting your data allowance
4 +100 local minutes & 100 local SMS

Freedom! U auto-renew. Auto-renewal can be disabled on the myIM3 app.

IM3 Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison Indonesia Freedom U! Plans
Freedom Internet 30 Hari Plans – Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison (formerly IM3 Ooredoo & Tri (3) Indonesia)

The Freedom Internet 30 Hari plans are combo bundles with data (with 5G NR access) and minutes.

Dial *123# to activate Freedom Internet 30 Hari:

PriceDataOn-Net Minutes 1Validity
15 000 IDR2 GB“unlimited” (5000 minutes)30 days
25 000 IDR4 GB“unlimited” (5000 minutes)30 days
35 000 IDR6.5 GB“unlimited” (5000 minutes)30 days
45 000 IDR10 GB“unlimited” (5000 minutes)30 days
50 000 IDR12 GB“unlimited” (5000 minutes)30 days
60 000 IDR18 GB“unlimited” (5000 minutes)30 days
80 000 IDR28 GB“unlimited” (5000 minutes)30 days
100 000 IDR44 GB“unlimited” (5000 minutes)30 days

1 also to Tri phone numbers

Freedom Internet 30 Hari auto-renew. Auto-renewal can be disabled on the myIM3 app.

IM3 Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison Indonesia Freedom Internet 30 Hari Plans
Freedom Combo Packages – Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison (formerly IM3 Ooredoo & Tri (3) Indonesia)

The Freedom Combo Packages are combo bundles with data (with 5G NR access) and minutes.

Dial *123# to activate Freedom Combo Packages:

PriceDataNighttime DataOn-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesValidity
27 500 IDR3 GB1 GB“unlimited” (5000 minutes)5 minutes30 days
31 000 IDR4 GB2 GB“unlimited” (5000 minutes)5 minutes30 days
42 000 IDR7 GB3 GB“unlimited” (5000 minutes)10 minutes30 days
55 000 IDR12 GB4 GB“unlimited” (5000 minutes)15 minutes30 days
64 000 IDR15 GB5 GB“unlimited” (5000 minutes)15 minutes30 days
86 000 IDR23 GB7 GB“unlimited” (5000 minutes)20 minutes30 days
108 000 IDR30 GB10 GB“unlimited” (5000 minutes)30 minutes30 days
164 000 IDR45 GB15 GB“unlimited” (5000 minutes)30 minutes30 days
218 000 IDR45 GB15 GB“unlimited” (5000 minutes)30 minutes90 days

1 for between 1:00 and 6:00
2 also to Tri phone numbers

Unused data will roll over (max. 5 GB) for up to 6 months when you renew your plan before it expires.

Freedom Combo Packages auto-renew. Auto-renewal can be disabled on the myIM3 app.

IM3 Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison Indonesia Freedom Combo Packages
Yellow Plans – Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison (formerly IM3 Ooredoo & Tri (3) Indonesia)

The Yellow Plans are data bundles (with 5G NR access).

Dial *123# to activate Yellow Plans:

PriceDataValidity
3250 IDR700 MB1 day
4250 IDR1 GB1 day
5500 IDR2 GB2 days
11 000 IDR1 GB7 days

Yellow Plans auto-renew. Auto-renewal can be disabled on the myIM3 app.

IM3 Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison Indonesia Yellow Plans
Freedom Internet 1st 5 Hari Plans – Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison (formerly IM3 Ooredoo & Tri (3) Indonesia)

The Freedom Internet 1st 5 Hari plans are data bundles (with 5G NR access).

Dial *123# to activate Freedom Internet 1st 5 Hari:

PriceDataValidity
7500 IDR2 GB1 day
9500 IDR1.5 GB4 days
11 000 IDR2.5 GB5 days
14 500 IDR5 GB3 days
16 000 IDR4 GB5 days
20 500 IDR7 GB5 days

Freedom Internet 1st 5 Hari auto-renew. Auto-renewal can be disabled on the myIM3 app.

IM3 Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison Indonesia Freedom Internet 1st 5 Hari Plans
Freedom Kuota Harian Plans – Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison (formerly IM3 Ooredoo & Tri (3) Indonesia)

The Freedom Kuota Harian plans are data bundles (with 5G NR access).

Dial *123# to activate Freedom Kuota Harian:

PriceDataValidity
27 500 IDR1 GB/day (7 GB)7 days
50 500 IDR1 GB/day (14 GB)14 days
88 500 IDR1 GB/day (28 GB028 days

Freedom Kuota Harian auto-renew. Auto-renewal can be disabled on the myIM3 app.

IM3 Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison Indonesia Freedom Kuota Harian Plans
Extra Booster – Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison (formerly IM3 Ooredoo & Tri (3) Indonesia)

The Extra Booster are data add-ons. They cannot be purchased as standalone plans.

It is also the only plan those with the IM3 Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison Travel On Starter Pack can add when exhausting their data allowance

Dial *123# to activate Extra Booster:

PriceDataNighttime Data 1Validity
10 000 IDR1 GB4 GBUntil plan expires
25 000 IDR3 GB7 GBUntil plan expires
40 000 IDR5 GB10 GBUntil plan expires

1 for between 1:00 and 6:00

IM3 Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison Indonesia Extra Booster Add-Ons

APN/Internet Settings – Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison (formerly IM3 Ooredoo & Tri (3) Indonesia)

  • Name: Internet
  • APN: indosatgprs

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XL Axiata

XL Axiata Indonesia Logo
© XL Axiata

XL Axiata is the third-largest mobile operator in Indonesia.

In 2013, XL Axiata purchased Axis, which is still around.

And Axis offers cheaper plans (although the difference is minimal if you are used to much more expensive data plans).

Unless you get an Axis SIM card from a travel agency, like the ones on Klook, it can be challenging to register an Axis SIM card as a tourist.

Whereas every XL Axiata store can and will register their SIM cards regardless of whether you have a local ID (KTP) or an international passport.

As a result, this guide will not cover Axis, but I wanted to let you know of its existence.

But do know that XL Axiata prioritized its own customers over Axis customers when there is network congestion.

So you actually get what you are paying for.

But its SIM card is so cool!

Axis Indonesia SIM Card
© Axis

Anyway…

The Axiata group, from Malaysia (as Celcom), is active in Cambodia (as Smart), Indonesia (as XL Axiata), Nepal (as Ncell) & Sri Lanka (as Dialog).

XL Axiata uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: N/A – shut down for 4G/LTE refarming
  • 4G/LTE: 900 MHz (Band 8) & 1800 MHz (Band 3)
  • 5G NR: 1800 MHz (n3) & 2100 MHz (n1)
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: No

This is what you will learn about XL Axiata:

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

Coverage – XL Axiata

XL Axiata has great throughout Indonesia.

Below is XL Axiata's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – XL Axiata

You can get an XL Axiata SIM card for 21 000 IDR, 46 000 IDR & 68 000 IDR in XL Axiata stores. However, SIM cards are also sold for “free” if purchased with a plan. XL Axiata SIM cards are also sold at various airports, including Denpasar (Bali) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) and (Jakarta) Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK).

Below is an overview of three of the many XL Axiata starter packs available:

PriceDataSocial DataValidity
21 000 IDR3 GBUnlimited 130 days
46 000 IDR11 GBUnlimited 230 days
68 000 IDR21 GBUnlimited 330 days

1 for Gojek, Line & WhatsApp
2 for Facebook, Gojek, Instagram, Line & WhatsApp
3 for Facebook, Gojek, Instagram, Line, WhatsApp & YouTube

XL Axiata Indonesia SIM Cards
© XL Axiata
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XL Axiata has no eSIMs – not even for postpaid customers.

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM, you can go with the Indonesia (Indotel) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers & 10 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers).

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

The 5 GB Indonesia Nomad eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 1 GB for 7 days variant is very popular.

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).

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

Airalo recently heavily improved its Asia eSIM, following the popular Eurolink eSIM for 39 European countries, with six variants: 1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days to be used in Indonesia and 13 other Asian countries:

Asialink Asia eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore (new)
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

With the Asialink eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping initial SIM card and eSIM costs per country you visit.

TIP: check out my Best Indonesia eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Indonesia (including ones not mentioned above).

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Note that XL Axiata offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings but no VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – XL Axiata

XL Axiata top-up vouchers are sold in XL Axiata stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Indonesia.

To top up your XL Axiata SIM card, dial *123*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *123*123456#.

You can also recharge online with (international) debit and credit cards.

Dial *123# or *123*7*1# to check your XL Axiata balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the myXL app (Android/iOS/Huawei AppGallery).

XL Axiata Indonesia myXL App
© XL Axiata

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – XL Axiata

XL Axiata has eight data-featured plans:

All XL Axiata plans can be activated by dialing *123#.

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

Reguler Paket Xtra Combo Plus – XL Axiata

The Reguler Paket Xtra Combo Plus are combo bundles with data (with 5G NR access) and minutes.

Reguler Paket Xtra Combo Plus can be activated by dialing *123#:

PriceDataLocal Data 1Social Data 2Local MinutesValidity
59 900 IDR10 GB19 GBUnlimited20 minutes30 days
89 000 IDR20 GB34 GBUnlimited30 minutes30 days
129 000 IDR30 GB52 GBUnlimited 340 minutes30 days
179 000 IDR52 GB65 GBUnlimited 360 minutes30 days
239 000 IDR72 GB90 GBUnlimited 390 minutes30 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 WhatsApp
3 +Vidio Platinum

XL Axiata Indonesia Reguler Paket Xtra Combo Plus
VIP Paket Xtra Combo Plus – XL Axiata

The VIP Paket Xtra Combo Plus are combo bundles with data (with 5G NR access) and minutes.

Because this is the VIP version of Paket Xtra Combo Plus, your speeds will not be throttled when there is network congestion (unlike the regular version, which is always 10 000 IDR cheaper for each variant).

VIP Paket Xtra Combo Plus can be activated by dialing *123#:

PriceDataLocal Data 1Social Data 2Local MinutesValidity
69 800 IDR10 GB19 GBUnlimited20 minutes30 days
99 800 IDR20 GB34 GBUnlimited30 minutes30 days
139 000 IDR30 GB52 GBUnlimited 340 minutes30 days
189 000 IDR52 GB65 GBUnlimited 360 minutes30 days
249 000 IDR72 GB90 GBUnlimited 390 minutes30 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 Google Classroom, Google Hangouts, Google Maps, Google Meet, Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Teams, WhatsApp & Zoom

XL Axiata Indonesia VIP Paket Xtra Combo Plus
Daily & Weekly Hotrod Baru Harian Plans – XL Axiata

The Daily & Weekly Hotrod Baru Harian plans are data bundles (with 5G NR access).

Daily & Weekly Hotrod Baru Harian can be activated by dialing *123#:

PriceDataValidity
5700 IDR500 MB7 days
6500 IDR1 GB1 day
11 000 IDR1 GB7 days
11 000 IDR1.5 GB3 days
18 000 IDR3 GB5 days
21 000 IDR2 GB7 days
28 000 IDR3 GB7 days
XL Axiata Indonesia Hotrod Baru Harian & Minnguan Plans
Paket Xtra Combo Mini – XL Axiata

The Paket Xtra Combo Mini are data bundles (with 5G NR access).

Paket Xtra Combo Mini can be activated by dialing *123#:

PriceDataLocal Data 1YouTube DataValidity
9100 IDR1 GB (24 hours)4 GB500 MB7 days
13 000 IDR1.5 GB (24 hours)7 GB1 GB7 days
16 500 IDR2 GB (24 hours)10.5 GB2 GB7 days
21 000 IDR3 GB (24 hours)14.5 GB3 GB7 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

XL Axiata Indonesia Xtra Combo Mini Plan
Xtra ON Plan – XL Axiata

The Xtra ON plan is a data bundle with 2 GB of data and 2 GB of local data 1 for 15 000 IDR, valid for 30 days.

It can be activated by dialing *123#.

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

XL Axiata Indonesia Xtra ON Plan
Xtra Combo Plans – XL Axiata

The Xtra Combo plans are data bundles (with 5G NR access).

Xtra Combo (plans) can be activated by dialing *123#:

PriceDataYouTube Data 1Local MinutesValidity
59 000 IDR5 GB5 GB20 minutes30 days
89 000 IDR10 GB10 GB30 minutes30 days
129 000 IDR15 GB15 GB40 minutes30 days
179 000 IDR20 GB20 GB60 minutes30 days
239 000 IDR35 GB35 GB90 minutes30 days
XL Axiata Indonesia XTRA Combo Plans
Xtra Combo VIP Plans – XL Axiata

The Xtra Combo VIP plans are data bundles (with 5G NR access).

Because this is the VIP version of Xtra Combo, your speeds will not be throttled when there is network congestion (unlike the regular version, which is always 10 000 IDR cheaper for each variant).

Xtra Combo VIP (plans) can be activated by dialing *123#:

PriceDataYouTube Data 1Local MinutesValidity
69 000 IDR5 GB5 GB20 minutes30 days
99 000 IDR10 GB10 GB30 minutes30 days
139 000 IDR15 GB15 GB40 minutes30 days
189 000 IDR20 GB20 GB60 minutes30 days
249 000 IDR35 GB35 GB90 minutes30 days
XL Axiata Indonesia XTRA Combo VIP Plans
Xtra Kuota Add-Ons – XL Axiata

The Xtra Kuota add-ons are data add-ons (with 5G NR access) for social media apps. They cannot be purchased as standalone plans.

Xtra Kuota add-ons can be activated by dialing *123#:

PricePlanSocial DataApp(s)Validity
1200 IDRGames 1 Hari1 GBAOV, Free Fire, Mobile Legends & PUBG1 day
1200 IDRKuota Malam 1 Hari1 GBMalam1 day
1200 IDRNavigasi 1 Hari1 GBWaze1 day
1200 IDRSosial Media (Tinder) 1 Hari1 GBTinder1 day
1200 IDRStreaming Musik 1 Hari1 GBJOOX1 day
2000 IDRStreaming Video 1 Hari1 GBiFlix, Klik Film, Netflix, Vidio & Viu1 day
2200 IDRSosial Media 1 Hari1 GBFacebook, Instagram, TikTok & YouTube1 day
2500 IDRGames 3 Hari2 GBAOV, Free Fire, Mobile Legends & PUBG3 days
2500 IDRNavigasi 3 Hari2 GBWaze3 days
2500 IDRSosial Media (Tinder) 3 Hari2 GBTinder3 days
2500 IDRStreaming Musik 3 Hari2 GBJOOX3 days
4500 IDRNavigasi 7 Hari3 GBWaze7 days
4500 IDRSosial Media (Tinder) 7 Hari3 GBTinder7 days
5500 IDRSosial Media 3 Hari2 GBFacebook, Instagram, TikTok & YouTube3 days
5500 IDRStreaming Video 3 Hari2 GBiFlix, Klik Film, Netflix, Vidio & Viu3 days
9000 IDRSosial Media 7 Hari3 GBFacebook, Instagram, TikTok & YouTube7 days
9000 IDRStreaming Video 7 Hari3 GBiFlix, Klik Film, Netflix, Vidio & Viu7 days
XL Axiata Indonesia Paket Xtra Kuota

APN/Internet Settings – XL Axiata

  • Name: internet
  • APN: internet

Note: leave anything not mentioned above untouched.

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Smartfren

Smartfren Indonesia Logo
© Smartfren

Smartfren is the smallest mobile operator in Indonesia.

Currently, Smartfren is the cheapest mobile operator, but the difference is marginal if you are used to much higher rates for data plans (like in Canada).

It used to be a CDMA mobile operator. However, it has transitioned to a GSM 4G/LTE network.

Smartfren has no 2G or 3G network, meaning it is a 4G/LTE-only mobile operator.

While you will get much faster speeds on 4G/LTE than 3G or, even worse, 2G, the lack of 2G and 3G networks results in Smartfren having the worst coverage because it has no fallback networks.

So you need to have a phone that supports Smartfren's frequencies (850 MHz (Band 5) & 2300 MHz (Band 40)) and VoLTE if you wish to use Smartfren.

Smartfren uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: N/A – never had it
  • 3G: N/A – never had it
  • 4G/LTE: 850 MHz (Band 5) & 2300 MHz (Band 40)
  • 5G NR: N/A – held trials but has no 5G NR license yet
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: No

This is what you will learn about Smartfren:

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

Coverage – Smartfren

Smartfren has the worst throughout Indonesia.

But that is because it is a 4G/LTE mobile operator with no fallback to 2G or 3G.

However, you will have reception in every major city in Indonesia.

Below is Smartfren's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – Smartfren

You can get a Smartfren SIM card, with many starter options, for 16 000 IDR to 100 000 IDR in Smartfren stores. Smartfren SIM cards are also sold at various airports, including Denpasar (Bali) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) and (Jakarta) Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK).

Smartfren Indonesia SIM Cards
© Smartfren

Short-term visitors and tourists can also get the Smartfren Tourist Starter Pack (SP Tourist) – Smartfren's tourist offering.

For 100 000 IDR, you can get 15 GB of data; 15 GB nighttime data (between 1:00 and 5:00); unlimited data for BlackBerry Messenger, Line & WhatsApp; unlimited on-net minutes; 15 off-net minutes; 10 international minutes & 500 local SMS (SP Tourist 100K) for 14 days.

The Smartfren Tourist Starter Pack (SP Tourist) cannot be extended.

  • 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 possible to get a Smartfren 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, you can go with the Indonesia (Indotel) eSIMs from Airalo (1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers & 10 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers).

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

The 5 GB Indonesia Nomad eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 1 GB for 7 days variant is very popular.

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).

Phone Travel Wiz x Holafly Banner
© Holafly

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

Airalo recently heavily improved its Asia eSIM, following the popular Eurolink eSIM for 39 European countries, with six variants: 1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days to be used in Indonesia and 13 other Asian countries:

Asialink Asia eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore (new)
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

With the Asialink eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping initial SIM card and eSIM costs per country you visit.

TIP: check out my Best Indonesia eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Indonesia (including ones not mentioned above).

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Note that Smartfren offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings but no VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Smartfren

Smartfren top-up vouchers are sold in Smartfren stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Indonesia.

The following (online) Smartfren are available:

Top-UpValidity
50 000 IDR7 days
10 000 IDR15 days
20 000 IDR30 days
25 000 IDR30 days
50 000 IDR60 days
60 000 IDR75 days
100 000 IDR120 days
150 000 IDR150 days
200 000 IDR150 days
300 000 IDR180 days
500 000 IDR240 days
1 000 000 IDR360 days

To top up your Smartfren SIM card, dial *999*VoucherCode#, text the VoucherCode to 999, or call 999 and follow the instructions.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *999*123456# or text 123456 to 999.

You can also recharge online with (international) debit and credit cards.

Dial *123# to check your Smartfren balance.

You can also top up and check your balance on the mySF app (Android/iOS).

Smartfren Indonesia mySF App
© Smartfren

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Smartfren

Smartfren has 13 data-featured plans:

All Smartfren plans can be activated on the mySF app.

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

Super Kuota Volume Based Plans – Smartfren

The Super Kuota Volume Based plans are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access) and minutes.

Super Kuota Volume Based can be activated on the mySF app:

PriceDataNighttime Data 1Social Data 2On-Net MinutesValidity
5000 IDR500 MB1.5 GB500 MBUnlimited3 days
10 000 IDR1.25 GB1.75 GB1 GBUnlimited7 days
15 000 IDR2 GB5 GB2 GBUnlimited30 days
20 000 IDR2 GB3 GB1 GBUnlimited30 days
100 000 IDR20 GB40 GBN/AUnlimited30 days
150 000 IDR30 GB60 GBN/AUnlimited30 days
200 000 IDR40 GB80 GBN/AUnlimited30 days
300 000 IDR45 GB45 GB10 GBUnlimited90 days
500 000 IDR90 GB90 GB20 GBUnlimited180 days
1 000 000 IDR200 GB200 GB20 GBUnlimited360 days

1 for between 1:00 & 5:00
2 for Line & WhatsApp

Smartfren Indonesia Super Kuota Volume Based Plans
1ON+ Plans – Smartfren

The 1ON+ plans are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access) and minutes.

1ON+ can be activated on the mySF app:

PriceData 1On-Net MinutesValidity
15 000 IDR500 MB/month (3 GB)Unlimited (6 months)365 days
35 000 IDR1.5 GB/month (9 GB)Unlimited (6 months)365 days
55 000 IDR3 GB/month (18 GB)Unlimited (6 months)365 days

1 while I know 500 MB, 1.5 GB & 3 GB multiplied by 12 would be 5 GB, 18 GB & 36 GB, you only get data for the first six months. Afterward, you need to purchase an Internet Voucher if you need more data

Smartfren Indonesia 1ON+ Plans
Gokil Combo DANA Plans – Smartfren

The Gokil Combo DANA plans are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access) and minutes.

Gokil Combo DANA can be activated on the mySF app:

PriceDataNighttime DataOn-Net MinutesValidity
30 000 IDR5 GB50 GBUnlimited30 days
60 000 IDR15 GB75 GBUnlimited30 days
90 000 IDR27 GB100 GBUnlimited30 days
Smartfren Indonesia Gokil Combo DANA Plans
Voucher Unlimited Plans – Smartfren

The Voucher Unlimited plans are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access) and minutes.

Voucher Unlimited can be activated on the mySF app:

PriceDataOn-Net MinutesValidity
41 000 IDR“Unlimited”, 1 GB/day (14 GB)Unlimited14 days
50 000 IDR“Unlimited”, 500 MB/day (7 GB)Unlimited28 days
60 000 IDR700 MBUnlimited28 days
61 500 IDR“Unlimited”, 500 MB/day (14 GB)Unlimited28 days
82 000 IDR1 GB/day (28 days)Unlimited28 days
Smartfren Indonesia Voucher Unlimited Plans
SmartPlan – Smartfren

The SmartPlan are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access) and minutes.

SmartPlan can be activated on the mySF app:

PriceDataOn-Net MinutesOff-Net MinutesLocal SMSValidity
50 000 IDR1 GBUnlimited10 minutes100 SMS30 days
60 000 IDR2 GBUnlimited10 minutes100 SMS30 days
75 000 IDR3 GBUnlimited10 minutes100 SMS30 days
100 000 IDR4 GBUnlimited20 minutes200 SMS30 days
150 000 IDR7 GBUnlimited30 minutes300 SMS30 days
200 000 IDR12 GBUnlimited30 minutes300 SMS30 days
Smartfren Indonesia SmartPlan
Unlimited Plans – Smartfren

The Unlimited plans are data bundles (without 5G NR access).

Unlimited (plans) can be activated on the mySF app:

PriceDataValidity
2000 IDR500 MB1 day
5000 IDR500 MB/day (1.5 GB)3 days
10 000 IDR500 MB/day (2.5 GB)7 days
Smartfren Indonesia Unlimited Plans
Unlimited Malam Plans – Smartfren

The Unlimited Malam plans are data bundles (without 5G NR access) for between 1:00 and 5:00.

Unlimited Malam can be activated on the mySF app:

PricePlanDataValidity
5000 IDRInternet Unlimited Malam 7 DaysUnlimited7 nights (1:00 – 5:00)
10 000 IDRInternet Unlimited Malam 28 daysUnlimited28 nights (1:00 – 5:00)
Smartfren Indonesia Unlimited Malam Plans
Voucher Data Plans – Smartfren

The Voucher Data plans are data bundles (without 5G NR access).

Voucher Data can be activated on the mySF app:

PriceDataNighttime Data 1Social Data 2Validity
5200 IDR500 MB1.5 GB500 MB3 days
10 300 IDR1.25 GB1.75 GB1 GB7 days
15 400 IDR2 GB5 GB2 GB30 days
23 100 IDR4 GB10 GB4 GB30 days
30 800 IDR5 GB5 GBN/A30 days
41 000 IDR8 GB8 GBN/A30 days
61 500 IDR15 GB15 GBN/A30 days
102 500 IDR30 GB30 GBN/A30 days

1 for between 1:00 & 5:00
2 for BlackBerry Messenger, Line & WhatsApp

Smartfren Indonesia Voucher Data Plans
Voucher 1ON+ Plans – Smartfren

The Voucher 1ON+ plans are data bundles (without 5G NR access).

Voucher 1ON+ can be activated on the mySF app:

PriceDataSocial Data 1On-Net MinutesValidity
7700 IDR1 GB1 GBUnlimited (6 months)7 days
10 300 IDR1.5 GB1 GBUnlimited (6 months)7 days

1 for Blibli, Bukalapak, Dana, Discord, Grab, Lazada, Line, Linkaja, Ovo, Shopee, Tokopedia & WhatsApp

Smartfren Indonesia Voucher 1ON+ Plans
Unlimited Harian Plans – Smartfren

The Unlimited Harian plans are data bundles (without 5G NR access).

Unlimited Harian can be activated on the mySF app:

PriceDataSocial Data 1Validity
9000 IDR1 GBUnlimited1 day
22 500 IDR1 GBUnlimited7 days
40 000 IDR1 GBUnlimited14 days
50 000 IDR500 MBUnlimited28 days
60 000 IDR700 MBUnlimited28 days
80 000 IDR2 GBUnlimited28 days
100 000 IDR3 GBUnlimited28 days

1 for Blibli, Bukalapak, Dana, Discord, Grab, Lazada, Line, Linkaja, Ovo, Shopee, Tokopedia & WhatsApp

Unlimited Nonstop Plans – Smartfren

The Unlimited Nonstop plans are data bundles (without 5G NR access).

Unlimited Nonstop (plans) can be activated on the mySF app:

PriceDataLocal Data 1Social Data 2Validity
10 000 IDR2 GBN/AUnlimited (6 months)10 days
15 000 IDR3 GB3 GBUnlimited (6 months)14 days
30 000 IDR6 GB4 GBUnlimited (6 months)30 days
45 000 IDR12 GB8 GBUnlimited (6 months)30 days
70 000 IDR30 GBN/AUnlimited (6 months)30 days
102 500 IDR45 GBN/AUnlimited (6 months)30 days
128 200 IDR60 GBN/AUnlimited (6 months)30 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 Blibli, Bukalapak, Dana, Discord, Grab, Lazada, Line, Linkaja, Ovo, Shopee, Tokopedia & WhatsApp

Smartfren Indonesia Unlimited Nonstop Plans
Voucher Unlimited Nonstop Plans – Smartfren

The Voucher Unlimited Nonstop plans are data bundles (without 5G NR access).

Voucher Unlimited Nonstop can be activated on the mySF app:

PriceDataLocal Data 1Validity
10 300 IDR2 GBN/A10 days
15 400 IDR3 GB3 GB14 days
30 800 IDR6 GB4 GB30 days
46 200 IDR12 GBN/A30 days
71 800 IDR30 GBN/A30 days
102 500 IDR45 GBN/A30 days
128 200 IDR60 GBN/A30 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

Smartfren Indonesia Voucher Unlimited Nonstop Plans
PowerUP Plans – Smartfren

The PowerUP plans are data bundles (without 5G NR access).

PowerUP (plans) can be activated on the mySF app:

PriceDataNighttime DataValidity
100 000 IDR20 GB40 GB30 days
150 000 IDR30 GB60 GB30 days
200 000 IDR40 GB80 GB30 days
Smartfren Indonesia PowerUP Plans

APN/Internet Settings – Smartfren

  • Name: Smartfren4G
  • APN: smartfren4g
  • Username: smartfren
  • Password: smartfren

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