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SIM Cards in Indonesia: The Best Prepaid Plans | 2024 Guide

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 (1.35 USD) to 68 000 IDR (4.35 USD) from XL Axiata & between 16 000 IDR (1.05 USD) to 100 000 IDR (6.40 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: 1st of February 2024.


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What is the 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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Indonesia has four mobile operators offering prepaid services easily accessible to travelers:

  • Telkomsel
  • Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison (formerly IM3 Ooredoo)
  • XL Axiata
  • Smartfren
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Anyone living in or visiting Indonesia can buy an Indonesian SIM card with some restrictions, and you do have to comply with Indonesia's SIM card registration regulations.

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 want 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 🤪.

Besides those restrictions, you are free to use Indonesian SIM cards.

Regarding the registration requirements, you must show your passport at the point of sale.

  • Find out which countries have SIM card registration regulations and what is required from you (lookup tool)
SIM Card Registration Worldwide Tool by Phone Travel Wiz

Where Can You Buy an Indonesian SIM Card (+Prices)?

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

  • Telkomsel: 7500 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

Be aware that SIM cards sold at airports can be more expensive than the prices mentioned earlier.

Use the Wise Currency Converter tool (free) for up-to-date IDR (Indonesian Rupiah) to your currency (let's say MYR – Malaysian Ringgit) exchange rates.

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

  • 1000 IDR = 0.65 USD
  • 10 000 IDR = 0.65 USD
  • 100 000 IDR = 6.40 USD
  • 1 000 000 IDR = 63.80 USD
  • 10 000 000 IDR = 637.85 USD

For any other currency, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

(Travel) eSIMs for Indonesia

The use of (travel) eSIMs has exploded in recent years.

Not only do more phones have eSIM capability (some US-sold iPhones are eSIM-only), but the number of providers adopting technology has proliferated as well.

This includes local mobile operators offering eSIM and platforms selling eSIMs (travel eSIMs).

If you want a local Indonesian eSIM, you can get one from Smartfren.

But remember that you have to comply with Indonesia's SIM card registration regulations, even when you get an Indonesian eSIM.

If you do not wish to deal with registration for whatever reason, like privacy, consider getting a travel eSIM for Indonesia.

Many eSIM providers have eSIMs for Indonesia only, eSIMs for multiple Asian destinations & even global eSIMs, which I discuss in my Indonesia eSIM buying guide.

Buying an eSIM for Indonesia Guide (logos of SimOptions, Nomad, Asialink, Discover+, Indotel, Holafly, Alosim & Airalo)

Here is a quick introduction to your Indonesia travel eSIM options:

  • Airalo: Indotel (Indonesia only), Asialink (14 countries in Asia) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + up to 200 worldwide minutes & 200 worldwide SMS)
  • Alosim: Indonesia
  • Holafly: Indonesia & Asia – all variants include unlimited data
  • Nomad: Indonesia, APAC (15 or 20 countries, depending on the variant), SEA-Oceania (eight countries) & Global (109 or 139 countries, depending on the variant)
  • SimOptions: Asia (32 countries)

And I know you love discounts, so use one of these codes when getting a travel eSIM:

  • Airalo: FEB15 for 15% off (if you have never bought an Airalo eSIM before). Otherwise, FEB10 for 10% off (for existing users) – only the first 3000 users can redeem either discount code)
  • Alosim: PTW for 5% off (as many times as you wish for as many eSIMs as you want)
  • Holafly: PHONETRAVELWIZ for 5% off (as many times as you wish for as many eSIMs as you want)
  • Nomad: ADU123 for 3 USD off (on your first-ever Nomad order only)

If you want to know about all the prices, data options & covered countries (for the regional and global eSIMs), check out my Indonesia eSIM buying guide.

Buying an eSIM for Indonesia Guide (logos of SimOptions, Nomad, Asialink, Discover+, Indotel, Holafly, Alosim & Airalo)

Indonesian Prepaid SIM Cards Explored

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)

Let's see what Indonesia can offer us in terms of SIM cards.


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 for 7500 IDR 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 150 000 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
150 000 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.

Dial *808# to see your Telkomsel phone number.

Dial *999# to access the Telkomsel menu.

  • 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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Telkomsel has no eSIMs – not even for postpaid customers.

You may want to get a travel eSIM for Indonesia, which can be cheaper than getting a SIM card from Telkomsel (in some cases).

Especially when getting an eSIM covering popular Asian destinations if you do not stay in just Indonesia or a global eSIM valid for up to a year if you want one eSIM to work practically worldwide.

My Indonesia eSIM buying guide analyzes various eSIM options of eSIM providers I have tested extensively worldwide.

Here is a quick introduction to them:

  • Airalo: Indotel (Indonesia only), Asialink (14 countries in Asia) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + call and text feature) – use code FEB15 (15% off – first-time users only) or FEB10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Indonesia – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Indonesia & Asia (11 countries) – these eSIMs have unlimited data – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: Indonesia, APAC (up to 20 countries), SEA-Oceania (eight countries) & Global (up to 139 countries) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

For more information, such as the prices and data allowances, check out my Indonesia eSIM buying guide.

Buying an eSIM for Indonesia Guide (logos of SimOptions, Nomad, Asialink, Discover+, Indotel, Holafly, Alosim & Airalo)

But let's continue with Telkomsel for now.

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).

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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 seven data-featured prepaid 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
15 000 IDR3.5 GB1 day
17 000 IDR6 GB1 day
18 000 IDR1.5 GB3 days
22 000 IDR500 MB7 days
24 000 IDR2.5 GB3 days
29 000 IDR3.5 GB3 days
39 000 IDR8 GB3 days
49 000 IDR17 GB3 days
50 000 IDR6 GB7 days
55 000 IDR22 GB3 days
62 000 IDR17 GB7 days
77 500 IDR40 GB7 days
Telkomsel Indonesia Ketengan Utama Packages Plan
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:

PricePlanNationwide DataLocal Data 1Validity
25 000 IDRInternetMAX Lite 3 GB0.5 GB2.5 GB30 days
32 000 IDRInternetMAX 6.5 GB2 GB4.5 GB30 days
46 000 IDRInternetMAX 12 GB4.5 GB7.5 GB30 days
74 000 IDRInternetMAX 23 GB8 GB15 GB30 days
88 000 IDRInternetMAX 33 GB10 GB23 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 InternetMAX Packages Plan
OMG! Nonton Packages – Telkomsel

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

Dial *363# to activate OMG! Nonton Packages:

PricePlanDataSocial DataValidity
49 500 IDROMG!Chat 6 GB3 GB3 GB 130 days
74 500 IDROMG! Sosmed 10 GB4 GB6 GB 230 days
99 000 IDROMG! Sosmed 17 GB7 GB10 GB 230 days
114 000 IDROMG! Nonton 23 GB11 GB12 GB 330 days
179 000 IDROMG! Nonton 40 GB20 GB20 GB 330 days
229 000 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 GB1 day
5000 IDRKetengan 1 Day Instagram1 GB1 day
5000 IDRKetengan 1 Day TikTok1 GB1 day
5000 IDRKetengan 1 Day Twitter1 GB1 day
5000 IDRKetengan 1 Day YouTube1 GB1 day
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
34 000 IDRKetangan Facebook 5.5 GB5.5 GB30 days
34 000 IDRKetangan Instagram 5.5 GB5.5 GB30 days
34 000 IDRKetangan TikTok 5.5 GB5.5 GB30 days
34 000 IDRKetangan Twitter 5.5 GB5.5 GB30 days
34 000 IDRKetangan WhatsApp 5.5 GB5.5 GB30 days
34 000 IDRKetangan YouTube 5.5 GB5.5 GB30 days
54 000 IDRKetangan Facebook 11 GB11 GB30 days
54 000 IDRKetangan Instagram 11 GB11 GB30 days
54 000 IDRKetangan TikTok 11 GB11 GB30 days
54 000 IDRKetangan Twitter 11 GB11 GB30 days
54 000 IDRKetangan WhatsApp 11 GB11 GB30 days
54 000 IDRKetangan YouTube 11 GB11 GB30 days
Telkomsel Indonesia Ketengan Utama Application Plans
Ekstra Kuota – Telkomsel

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

Dial *363# to activate Ekstra Kuota:

PriceDataSocial Data 1Validity
15 000 IDR0.5 GB2.5 GBUntil plan expires
30 000 IDR2 GB7.5 GB 2Until plan expires
40 000 IDR4 GB7.5 GB 2Until plan expires
50 000 IDR7 GB10.5 3Until plan expires

1 for GamesMAX, LINE, MusicMAX, TikTok & WhatsApp
2 +Facebook, Instagram & MAXstream
3 +YouTube

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 from 25 000 IDR to 75 000 IDR in IM3 Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison stores. IM3 Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison SIM cards are also sold at airports, such as Denpasar (Bali) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) and 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 GB20 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.

You should consider getting a travel eSIM for Indonesia because they can sometimes be cheaper than getting a SIM card from Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison.

Especially if you get an Asia-wide eSIM or a global eSIM.

I discuss various eSIM options of eSIM providers for Indonesia in my Indonesia eSIM buying guide, which are:

  • Airalo: Indotel (Indonesia only), Asialink (14 countries in Asia) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + minutes and SMS) – use code FEB15 (15% off – first-time users only) or FEB10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Indonesia – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Indonesia & Asia (11 countries) – unlimited data eSIMs – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: Indonesia, APAC (up to 20 countries), SEA-Oceania (eight countries) & Global (up to 139 countries) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

As I said, check out my Indonesia eSIM buying guide for more information, as I have to continue with Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison for now.

Buying an eSIM for Indonesia Guide (logos of SimOptions, Nomad, Asialink, Discover+, Indotel, Holafly, Alosim & Airalo)

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 six data-featured prepaid 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.

Stater Pack Freedom Internet Quota Plus – Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison (formerly IM3 Ooredoo & Tri (3) Indonesia)

The Stater Pack Freedom Internet Quota Plus are combo bundles with data (with 5G NR access) and minutes.

Dial *123# to activate Stater Pack Freedom Internet Quota Plus:

PriceDataOn-Net MinutesValidity
15 000 IDR3 GB“unlimited” (5000 minutes)30 days
37 000 IDR9 GB“unlimited” (5000 minutes)30 days
65 000 IDR20 GB“unlimited” (5000 minutes)30 days
Indosat Ooredo Hutchison Indonesia Stater Pack Freedom Internet Quota Plus
© Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison
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 Data On-Net Minutes 1Off-Net MinutesValidity
34 000 IDR4 GB2 GB“unlimited” (5000 minutes)5 minutes30 days
46 000 IDR7 GB3 GB“unlimited” (5000 minutes)10 minutes30 days
72 000 IDR15 GB5 GB“unlimited” (5000 minutes)15 minutes30 days
93 000 IDR23 GB7 GB“unlimited” (5000 minutes)20 minutes30 days

1 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.

Indosat Ooredo Hutchison Indonesia Freedom Combo Plans1
© Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison
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
34 000 IDR1 GB4.5 GB“unlimited” (5000 minutes)30 days
57 000 IDR2 GB8 GB“unlimited” (5000 minutes)30 days
80 000 IDR3 GB17 GB“unlimited” (5000 minutes)30 days
104 000 IDR7 GB28 GB“unlimited” (5000 minutes)30 days
115 000 IDR10 GB35 GB“unlimited” (5000 minutes)30 days
162 000 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.

Indosat Ooredo Hutchison Indonesia Freedom U Plans1
© Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison
Freedom Internet Harian Plans – Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison (formerly IM3 Ooredoo & Tri (3) Indonesia)

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

Dial *123# to activate Freedom Internet Harian:

PriceDataValidity
6000 IDR1 GB2 days
8500 IDR1.5 GB3 days
13 250 IDR2.5 GB5 days
18 000 IDR5 GB5 days
24 000 IDR7 GB7 days
30 000 IDR15 GB5 days

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

Indosat Ooredo Hutchison Indonesia Freedom Internet 1st 5 Hari Plans1
© Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison
Freedom Apps Plans – Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison (formerly IM3 Ooredoo & Tri (3) Indonesia)

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

Dial *123# to activate Freedom Apps:

PriceSocial DataAppsValidity
5000 IDR2 GBFacebook & Instagram1 Days
5000 IDR2 GBTikTok1 Days
5000 IDR2 GBYouTube1 Days
10 000 IDR3 GBFacebook & Instagram3 Days
10 000 IDR3 GBTikTok3 Days
10 000 IDR3 GBYouTube3 Days
10 000 IDR3 GBFacebook, Instagram, Joox, Netflix, Reso, Snapchat, Spotify, Tiktok, Viu & Youtube 7 Days
10 000 IDR3 GBAOV, CODM, Free Fire & PUBG 7 Days
10 000 IDR3 GBDuolinggo, Google Classroom, Google Meet, , Teams, Webex & Zoom7 Days
15 000 IDR5 GBFacebook & Instagram7 Days
15 000 IDR5 GBTikTok7 Days
15 000 IDR5 GBYouTube7 Days
20 000 IDR12 GBFacebook, Instagram, Joox, Netflix, Reso, Snapchat, Spotify, Tiktok, Viu & Youtube 30 Days
20 000 IDR12 GBAOV, CODM, Free Fire & PUBG 30 Days
24 800 IDR30 GBDuolinggo, Google Classroom, Google Meet, , Teams, Webex & Zoom30 Days
Indosat Ooredo Hutchison Indonesia Freedom Apps
© Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison
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-Ons1
© Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison

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
  • 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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XL Axiata has no eSIMs – not even for postpaid customers.

You can consider getting a travel eSIM for Indonesia, which can, in specific scenarios, be cheaper than getting a SIM card from XL Axiata.

Especially if you get an Asia eSIM (for when you visit at least two or more supported Asian countries) or a global eSIM (for frequent travelers visiting multiple continents).

In my Indonesia eSIM buying guide, I analyze various eSIM options of eSIM providers I have tested extensively worldwide.

But I will introduce them here quickly:

  • Airalo: Indotel (Indonesia only), Asialink (14 countries in Asia) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + up to 200 worldwide minutes & 200 worldwide SMS) – use code FEB15 (15% off – first-time users only) or FEB10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Indonesia – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Indonesia & Asia (11 countries) – include unlimited data – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: Indonesia, APAC (15 or 20 countries, depending on the variant), SEA-Oceania (eight countries) & Global (109 or 139 countries, depending on the variant) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

Once again, check out my Indonesia eSIM buying guide to learn more about these eSIM options.

Buying an eSIM for Indonesia Guide (logos of SimOptions, Nomad, Asialink, Discover+, Indotel, Holafly, Alosim & Airalo)

For now, I will continue with XL Axiata.

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 – 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 three data-featured prepaid 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.

Wise Currency Exchange Banner
© Wise

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

Paket Internet Xtra Combo Flex – XL Axiata

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

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

PricePlanDataLocal Data 1,2WhatsApp Data Local MinutesValidity
35 000 IDRXtra Combo Flex S+3 GB7 GBbonus chat5 minutes30 days
46 000 IDRXtra Combo Flex M5 GB10 GBbonus chat5 minutes30 days
50 000 IDRXtra Combo Flex M+6 GB12 GBbonus chat5 minutes30 days
70 000 IDRXtra Combo Flex L9 GB18 GBbonus chat5 minutes30 days
100 000 IDRXtra Combo Flex XL18 GB30 GBbonus chat5 minutes30 days
140 000 IDRXtra Combo Flex XXL30 GB30 GBbonus chat5 minutes30 days
168 000 IDRXtra Combo Flex XXXL60 GB120 GBbonus chat5 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 +Vidio Platinum

XL Axiata Indonesia Paket Internet Xtra Combo Flex Plan
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
71 500 IDR10 GB10 GBUnlimited20 minutes30 days
101 800 IDR20 GB20 GBUnlimited30 minutes30 days
141 000 IDR30 GB24 GBUnlimited 40 minutes30 days
192 000 IDR52 GB40 GBUnlimited 60 minutes30 days
252 500 IDR72 GB50 GBUnlimited 90 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
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 1Social Data 2Validity
9900 IDR1 GB (24 hours)4 GB0.5 GB7 days
14 900 IDR1.5 GB (24 hours)7 GB1 GB7 days
18 900 IDR2 GB (24 hours)10.5 GB2 GB7 days
24 000 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
2 for YouTube

XL Axiata Indonesia Paket Xtra Combo Mini

APN/Internet Settings – XL Axiata

  • Name: internet
  • APN: internet

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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.

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It is possible to get a Smartfren eSIM for the same price as a regular SIM card.

You may want to get a travel eSIM for Indonesia, which can be cheaper than getting a SIM card from Smartfren (in some cases).

Especially when getting an eSIM covering popular Asian destinations if you do not stay in just Indonesia or a global eSIM valid for up to a year if you want one eSIM to work practically worldwide.

My Indonesia eSIM buying guide analyzes various eSIM options of eSIM providers I have tested extensively worldwide.

Here is a quick introduction to them:

  • Airalo: Indotel (Indonesia only), Asialink (14 countries in Asia) & Discover+ (130 countries worldwide + call and text feature) – use code FEB15 (15% off – first-time users only) or FEB10 (10% off)
  • Alosim: Indonesia – use code PTW (5% off – no limits)
  • Holafly: Indonesia & Asia (11 countries) – these eSIMs have unlimited data – use code PHONETRAVELWIZ (5% off – no limits)
  • Nomad: Indonesia, APAC (up to 20 countries), SEA-Oceania (eight countries) & Global (up to 139 countries) – use code ADU123 (3 USD off – first-time users only)

For more information, such as the prices and data allowances, check out my Indonesia eSIM buying guide.

Buying an eSIM for Indonesia Guide (logos of SimOptions, Nomad, Asialink, Discover+, Indotel, Holafly, Alosim & Airalo)

But let's continue with Smartfren for now.

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 nine data-featured prepaid 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.

Quota Plans – Smartfren

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

Quota can be activated on the mySF app:

PriceDataLocal DataMidnight DataSocial DataOn-Net MinutesValidity
16 500 IDR3 GB N/AN/AUnlimitedN/A14 days
19 000 IDR2 GB 8 GB2 GBN/AN/A3 days
25 000 IDR3 GB 12 GB3 GBN/AN/A5 days
36 000 IDR5 GB 20 GB5 GBN/AN/A7 days
67 000 IDR12 GB 38 GB10 GBN/AN/A14 days
42 000 IDR6 GB10 GBN/A5 GBUnlimited 30 days
60 500 IDR12 GB18 GBN/A10 GBN/A30 days
90 500 IDR20 GB35 GBN/A10 GBN/A30 days
100 000 IDR25 GB75 GBN/AN/AN/A30 days
126 500 IDR32 GB53 GBN/A15 GBN/A30 days
151 000 IDR44 GB66 GBN/A15 GBN/A30 days
200 000 IDR60 GB140 GBN/AN/AN/A30 days
300 000 IDR80 GB220 GBN/AN/AN/A30 days
500 000 IDR150 GB350 GBN/AN/AN/A30 days
Smartfren Indonesia Quota 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
5500 IDRInternet Unlimited Malam 7 DaysUnlimited7 nights (1:00 – 5:00)
11 000 IDRInternet Unlimited Malam 28 daysUnlimited28 nights (1:00 – 5:00)
Smartfren Indonesia Unlimited Malam Plans1
Daily Unlimited Plans – Smartfren

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

Daily Unlimited can be activated on the mySF app:

PriceDataSocial Data 1, 2Validity
10 000 IDR1 GBUnlimited1 day
27 000 IDR1 GBUnlimited7 days
49 500 IDR1 GBUnlimited14 days
77 000 IDR700 MBUnlimited30 days
100 000 IDR2 GBUnlimited30 days
120 000 IDR3 GBUnlimited30 days
160 000 IDR4 GBUnlimited 30 days

1 for Blibli, Bukalapak, Dana, Discord, Grab, Lazada, Line, Linkaja, Ovo, Shopee, Tokopedia & WhatsApp
2 for 24 hours only

Smartfren Indonesia Daily Unlimited
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 2On-Net MinutesValidity
11 000 IDR2 GBN/AN/AUnlimited10 days
16 500 IDR3 GBN/AUnlimited Unlimited14 days
38 500 IDR6 GB4 GBUnlimitedN/A30 days
55 000 IDR12 GBN/AUnlimitedN/A30 days
77 000 IDR30 GBN/AUnlimitedN/A30 days
110 000 IDR45 GBN/AUnlimited N/A30 days
137 500 IDR60 GBN/AUnlimitedN/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
2 for Blibli, Bukalapak, Dana, Discord, Grab, Lazada, Line, Linkaja, Ovo, Shopee, Tokopedia & WhatsApp

Smartfren Indonesia Unlimited Nonstop Plans1
Unlimited Booster – Smartfren

The Unlimited Boosters are data add-ons (without 5G NR access). They cannot be purchased as standalone plans

Unlimited Boosters can be activated on the mySF app:

PriceDataValidity
2500 IDR500 MB1 day
5500 IDR500 MB/day (1.5 GB)3 days
11 000 IDR500 MB/day (2.5 GB)7 days
Smartfren Indonesia Unlimited Plans1
Video Data Plans – Smartfren

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

Video Data (plans) can be activated on the mySF app:

PricePlanStreaming DataAppsValidity
3500 IDRVIU 1 Day700 MB VIU Premium 1 day
3500 IDRYoutube Plan 1.1 GB1.1 GBYoutube1 day
5500 IDRVision+ 1 Day 300 MBVision+ Premium Sports 1 day
5500 IDRMovie Plan 1.5 GB1.5 GBFor Video Streaming Application1 day
5500 IDRVidio Plan 1.5 GB1.5 GBVidio7 days
5500 IDRNetflix Plan 1.5 GB1.5 GBNetflix7 days
5500 IDRYoutube Plan 1.5 GB1.5 GBYoutube7 days
9000 IDRYoutube Plan 3.5 GB3.5 GBYoutube3 days
10 000 IDRVIU 7 Hari 1GB1 GBVIU Premium 7 days
11 000 IDRVision+ 7 Days 500 MB/day Vision+ Premium Sports 7 days
11 000 IDRMovie Plan 3.5 GB3.5 GB For Video Streaming Application7 days
16 500 IDRYoutube Plan 8 GB8 GBYoutube7 days
22 000 IDRMovie Plan 7 GB7 GBFor Video Streaming Application30 days
25 500 IDRVision+ 30 Days 1 GB/dayVision+ Premium Sports 30 days
27 500 IDRVidio Platinum Mobile7 GB/dayVidio Platinum Mobile30 days
32 000 IDRVIU 28 DaysUnlimitedVIU Premium 28 days
63 000 IDRVidio Diamond EPL Mobile7 GB/dayVidio Diamond EPL Mobile30 days
Smartfren Indonesia Video Data Plans
Game Data Plans – Smartfren

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

Game Data (plans) can be activated on the mySF app:

PricePlanGame DataAppsValidity
16 500 IDRFREE FIRE​ 50 Diamond 7 Hari​7 GBFREE FIRE7 days
16 500 IDRMobile Legend 28 Diamond 7 Hari7 GBMobile Legend7 days
27 500 IDRFREE FIRE​ 70 Diamond 7 Hari​12 GBFREE FIRE7 days
27 500 IDRMobile Legend 59 Diamond 7 Hari12 GBMobile Legend7 days
38 500 IDRFREE FIRE​ 140 Diamond 7 Hari​20 GBFREE FIRE7 days
38 500 IDRMobile Legend 85 Diamond 7 Hari20 GBMobile Legend7 days
66 000 IDRMobile Legend 170 Diamond 7 Hari32 GBMobile Legend7 days
Smartfren Indonesia Game Data Plans
Education Plans – Smartfren

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

Education Data (plans) can be activated on the mySF app:

PriceDataAppsValidity
5500 IDR1.5 GBRuangguru & Rumah Belajar 7 days
27 500 IDR30 GBRuangguru & Rumah Belajar 30 days
Smartfren Indonesia Education Plans
Social Media Data Plans – Smartfren

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

Social Media Data (plans) can be activated on the mySF app:

PriceSocial DataAppsValidity
3500 IDR1.1 GBSnackVideo 1 day
3500 IDR1.1 GBTikTok1 day
3500 IDR1.1 GBFacebook, Instagram, LINE, Twitter & WhatsApp1 day
5500 IDR1.5 GBFacebook, Instagram & Twitter 7 days
5500 IDR1.5 GBLINE & WhatsApp 7 days
5500 IDR1.5 GBTikTok7 days
5500 IDRUnlimitedFacebook, Instagram, LINE, Twitter & WhatsApp1 day
9000 IDR3.5 GBSnackVideo 3 days
9000 IDR3.5 GBTikTok3 days
11 000 IDRUnlimitedFacebook, Instagram, LINE, Twitter & WhatsApp7 days
16 500 IDR8 GBSnackVideo 7 days
16 500 IDR8 GBTikTok7 days
27 500 IDRUnlimitedFacebook, Instagram, LINE, Twitter & WhatsApp30 days
Smartfren Indonesia Social Media Data Plans

APN/Internet Settings – Smartfren

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

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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.

Going to other places around the world? You should also check out my SIM card buying guides for other destinations worldwide.