Best Mobile Phone Provider In Indonesia

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This article i bet will be very useful information for you especially for the first timer traveller who want to visit Indonesia. Just like rest of the people , many traveller can’t just separated with their phone so the need of finding best provider while they are travelling just inevitable.

Okay , so in this article i will sharing to you to choose which the best mobile phone provider to choose from my Indonesian view!

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1.TELKOMSEL

This is the biggest phone provider company in Indonesia , being the biggest Telkomsel currently has one of the widest network coverage in Indonesia , providing coverage in over 97% of Indonesia. This makes it the only operator in Indonesia that has coverage in all of the country’s provinces and regencies. There’re 2 brands in the market from this company it’s SIMPATI and KARTU AS , both of these has same feature and speed. All of these cards running in GSM frequency. In big and small cities this company offer 4G network while some remote areas only EDGE or 3G , and by my experience this is the best option for traveller!

Pros :

  • Widest network coverage around the country , very useful in some remote place and small islands
  • In some place has a strong 4G signal
  • Have many official branch office in almost every cities in Indonesia , especially in big and popular islands like Java , Sumatra , Kalimantan , Sulawesi , Bali , Lombok

Cons :

  • Internet plan considered expensive among the others
  • Too many plans to choose not simple

Tips :

  • Every brand like Simpati or Kartu As , usually they have two kinds of sim card , the one is ordinary sim card and the other is internet 4G package card , to make less hassle just buy the internet package card , the price should considered around Rp.50.000 – Rp.80.000 for 4 – 7GB mobile data quota for 30 days activation.

 

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2.INDOSAT OOREDOO

Indosat is also considered as one of the big three with Telkomsel and Xl Axiata in Indonesia mobile phone provider. This company brand is IM3 for internet package. With so many plan to choose and frequently change the packaging because the promotion , so i’ll make this review simple.

Pros :

  • Considered cheaper than Telkomsel internet plan
  • Support 4G network in some areas , especially in big cities and big island

Cons :

  • The internet connection feel little bit slower and unstable in some places
  • The network coverage not as wide as Telkomsel

Tips :

  • The price of this card should be around Rp.50.000 – Rp.70.000 for 7-12GB with 30 days activation.

 

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3.XL Axiata

Xl Axiata offers 4G connectivity around the country but not in some remote place , the XL has strong 4G coverage in cities area , overall XL almost have same coverage with Indosat but still below Telkomsel.

Pros :

  • Considered cheaper than Telkomsel internet plan
  • Support 4G network in some areas , especially in big cities and big island

Cons :

  • The internet connection feel little bit slower and unstable in some places
  • The network coverage not as wide as Telkomsel

Tips :

  • The price of this card should be around Rp.50.000 – Rp.70.000 for 7-12GB with 30 days activation.

 


 

Actually there’s still some provider like 3 Hutchinson ( cheaper than the rest , but the network coverage is more limited than those big three ) or Smartfren ( only running in 4G LTE network ).

So my tips is :

  • If you’re looking the best mobile provider for traveller i suggest with Telkomsel , especially if you’ll going to some remote places or island.
  • If you only stay in big cities like Jakarta , Bandung , Jogjakarta , Bali , etc you’ll have more option that cheaper than Telkomsel.

Actually i can’t write the exactly package or plan’s price for these cards since the companies always change their package frequently if not monthly , what i wrote above is based my personal experience , if you have other opinion or question just leave the comment below!

Be Lost Be Wanderer!

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