Learn more on how to perform cheap international phone calls from Indonesia.
Indonesia has a few different mobile phone network operators. Each of these have their own promotional rates for calling overseas (which don’t work for sending text messages).
To take advantage of these cheaper rates you need to dial a special code before your country code.
Telkomsel is most popular and has the widest coverage. Their pre-paid SIM cards are called “Simpati”, “Kartu As” and “Loop”.
Continue here to find out more about the Telkomsel counter at the Bali airport where you can buy a SIM card and internet data package.
Simpati is most popular followed by Kartu As and Loop. Simpati and Kartu As can be used for cheap overseas calls.
Telkomsel has a booth at the Bali airport, both at the international and domestic arrival terminal. Their latest standard size SIM cards now have a pop-out for Micro SIM.
To get cheaper rates for overseas calling, you need to dial either 01017 or 01019 (slightly different rates – see below) before your country code, e.g;
(01017) (country code) (phone number)
(01019) (country code) (phone number)
Lets say, if you want to call from your Simpati phone number to an Australian land or cell phone, you’d dial;
01017 61 # #### ####
01019 61 # #### ####
Indosat is another big player in Indonesia and also has a large coverage. Their pre-paid SIM cards are “Mentari”, “IM3” and “Matrix”. Mentari is most popular and all-round good.
As Telkomsel (above), Indosat also has a special code for cheaper overseas phone calls. This is 01016 which you need to dial before the country code, e.g;
(01016) (country code) (phone number)
Lets say, if you want to call from your Mentari phone number to an Australian land or cell phone, you’d dial;
01016 61 # #### ####
The current rates, when using the Telkomsel or Indosat special codes, are;
|RATE PER MINUTE|
|Australia||IDR 1,500||IDR 999||IDR 1,500|
|Canada||IDR 400||IDR 399||IDR 400|
|China||IDR 400||IDR 399||IDR 400|
|France||IDR 1,800||IDR 3,688||IDR 3,500|
|Germany||IDR 1,800||IDR 3,688||IDR 3,500|
|Hong Kong||IDR 400||IDR 399||IDR 400|
|India||IDR 660||IDR 699||IDR 650|
|Japan||IDR 1,500||IDR 996||IDR 1,500|
|Malaysia||IDR 660||IDR 696||IDR 650|
|Netherlands||IDR 2,400||IDR 3,688||IDR 3,500|
|Russia||IDR 1,800||IDR 3,688||IDR 3,500|
|Saudi Arabia||IDR 1,500||IDR 2,420||IDR 1,500|
|Singapore||IDR 400||IDR 399||IDR 400|
|South Korea||IDR 660||IDR 699||IDR 650|
|Taiwan||IDR 880||IDR 999||IDR 1,500|
|UAE||IDR 1,500||IDR 3,688||IDR 1,500|
|UK||IDR 1,800||IDR 3,688||IDR 3,500|
|USA||IDR 400||IDR 399||IDR 400|
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