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2 Jun 2018Best Sim Card for Travelling Around Indonesia
Kartu SIM Terbaik untuk Berwisata di Indonesia
Artikel ini hanya tersedia dalam bahasa Inggris.
There are Five telecom companies that provide mobile connectivity in Indonesia: Telkomsel, XL Axiata, Indosat Ooredoo, Tri, and Internux. When visiting major cities, all of them are mostly usable. Telkomsel is the biggest mobile provider in Indonesia, followed by XL Axiata and Indosat Ooredoo. The price of SIM Card is mostly the same everywhere, but local store tends to sell unique numbers at higher price (but you can bargain with the seller).
Where to Get The Sim Card?
Although there are local stores that also sell pre-paid SIM Card, it is suggested to purchase the SIM Card from the following:
Which Sim Card to Choose?
The credit injected to a pre-paid SIM card is like a deposit payment. Mobile provider will deduct the amount based on the usage. For internet, it is suggested to purchase internet package, otherwise it will drain your credit like vacuum cleaner.
Some pre-paid card options are:
Which App to Download
Do tourists have to register as well?
Yes, the Indonesian government obligad that every SIM Card must be registered. It was regulated through Ministry of Communication & Informatics no. 10/2010.
How to Register?
For tourist, the registration can only be done in the official store of the telco company by bringing passport / KITAS / KITAP.
Hope this helps.
Written by: adhi