Update: You can now easily buy a data SIM card online before traveling. This can either be a traditional SIM or an eSIM that you can use in Bali. Learn more about getting a SIM card or eSIM in Bali on the Bikago Mobile website.
These are the current Telkomsel Simpati SIM cards that are sold at the Bali airport. Telkomsel has a counter at the international and domestic arrival terminal.
At the international arrival terminal is it just after you exit the arrival building through the glass sliding doors. It is nearby the money exchange and ATM and just before the taxi counter.
At the domestic arrival terminal it is somewhere opposite Starbucks and Burger King.
Internet data package
Here they sell two different SIM card packages.
- Pay Rp 150,000 for a SIM card that includes 4 GB worth of internet data and Rp 35,000 in call credit.
- Pay Rp 200,000 for a SIM card that includes 8 GB worth of internet data and Rp 60,000 in call credit.
The staff at the Telkomsel counter will help you install and setup the SIM card. Telkomsel SIM cards are cut to standard size (micro-SIM) but also have a push out mini-SIM.
If you need a nano-SIM then they will cut this to size for you.
These are the three SIM card sizes
If you are not in a rush then it might be worth getting yourself a SIM card after you leave the Bali airport where the price will be lower.
Continue here to learn more on how to make your call credit last longer by using a special dial code for cheap overseas calls using a Telkomsel (Simpati) SIM card.
Top-up phone credit and add data
The SIM cards sold at the Bali airport are geared towards tourists. These are packages that include internet data and overseas calling time. If you don’t want the 4gb or 8gb package then you can also buy a regular SIM card at a cellphone shop nearby your hotel and then just load credit and data as you need.
A regular SIM card will normally cost between Rp 20,000 to Rp 30,000. Some shops will charge silly prices though and it is up to you to either negotiate, find a different shop or just agree with the higher price for convenience sake.
After you bought the SIM card you can ask the shop to assist and add credit. Top-up credit can be from as low as Rp 5,000 to Rp 100,000.
After you bought the Telkomsel SIM card and have sufficient credit you can buy yourself an internet package with your credit. To do this you first need to dial *363#
You will then get an SMS with the following eight options to choose from;
- Flash 5GB Rp 150rb
- Flash LTE Konten Rp 150rb
- Flash Lainya
- Flash Gift
- Cek Status
- Berhenti Berlangganan
You will want to choose answer <3. Flash Lainnya>. You then get the following three options. Choose your preferred data package;
- Flash Harian (daily at Rp 5,000 for 50Mb)
- Flash Migguan (weekly at Rp 25,000 for 500Mb)
- Flash Bulanan (monthly ~ 4 options)
- Rp 55,000 for 1.6Gb
- Rp 150,000 for 5Gb
- Rp 225,000 for 8Gb
- Rp 400,000 for 12Gb
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