Indotel offers low-cost eSIMs for visitors to Indonesia. Plans start from US$5.50 (~Rp89,000) and give you 4G coverage from Telkomsel.

If you're planning a trip to Indonesia, one of the easiest ways to use your cellphone whilst you're there is with a Indotel eSIM.

You can get a Indotel eSIM from US$5.50 (approximately Rp89,000) at Airalo. This will allow you to use your cellphone in Indonesia for up to 7 days. The Indotel eSIM is available on a pre-paid basis for visitors to Indonesia and gives you an allowance of 4G mobile data to use whilst you're there.

In this article, we'll look at the Indotel service in Indonesia, including how you're able to get it and the best Indotel eSIM deals. We'll also look at the coverage available on a Indotel eSIM, and the other ways of using your mobile phone in Indonesia (e.g. through international roaming).

Plans From: US$5.50 (~Rp89,000) for 7 days
Best Deals:
Compatible Devices:
  • Apple iPhone 11 and newer
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 and newer
  • Google Pixel 3 and newer
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Coverage: 4G coverage (Telkomsel)
Voucher Code:
  • Save 10% on all Indotel eSIMs using KEN10 (new customers only)
  • Save 5% using the KEN5 voucher code (existing Airalo customers)

Indotel Plans

If you're looking for an affordable way to use your cellphone when travelling in Indonesia, you can get a Indotel eSIM from only US$5.50 (approximately Rp89,000) for 7 days usage.

To get a Indotel eSIM, you'll need to have an eSIM-compatible device such as the iPhone 11, Galaxy S20, Pixel 3 or later devices. You can then order your Indotel eSIM through the Airalo app with instant delivery direct to your phone. There's no need to queue at the airport or to register the Indotel eSIM with your ID, saving you lots of time.

The following table shows the eSIM plans that are currently available from Indotel in Indonesia:

valid for 7 days
valid for 15 days
valid for 30 days
valid for 30 days
valid for 30 days
valid for 30 days

As a special offer for July 2024, you can get a 10% discount on all Indotel eSIMs. Simply enter the KEN10 voucher code at checkout. This offer is only available if you're new to Airalo.

If you've already used an Airalo eSIM in the past, you can use the KEN5 voucher code to get a 5% discount on your plan.

See all Indotel eSIM deals →

Once you've ordered your Indotel eSIM, it will only activate when your cellphone actually connects to a supported network in Indonesia. This means the validity period will only begin when you actually land in Indonesia and turn your cellphone on.

Your Indotel eSIM works with the dual-SIM function on most modern smartphones. This means you can use your regular SIM card alongside the Indotel eSIM (e.g. to receive incoming phone calls and text messages on your normal phone number).

Alternatives to Indotel

The main disadvantage of Indotel is the fact you're getting a data-only service on the eSIM. You will not get a local phone number in Indonesia when you're using the Indotel eSIM in your phone.

If you'd like to call or text whilst you're travelling in Indonesia, you'll need to use your normal SIM card instead (on which international roaming fees may apply). Alternatively, you can side-step these charges by making your calls through WhatsApp or other similar apps.

If you're looking for a more fully featured SIM card with a local phone number in Indonesia (starting with +62), you could consider getting a regular prepaid SIM card upon arrival instead. This will involve some additional hassle (e.g. queuing up at the airport to get your SIM card, a registration process for the SIM card, etc) but it can be preferable and better suited for longer-term use in Indonesia.

Indotel Coverage

If you're using a Indotel eSIM, you'll have access to 4G mobile coverage in Indonesia. This is provided by the following partner networks:

Coverage ProviderNetwork TypeCoverage Area
Telkomsel4G LTEIndonesia

There's no international roaming available on a Indotel eSIM. Therefore, you won't be able to use it outside of Indonesia. If you're planning to visit multiple countries on your trip, you may need to get a separate eSIM for the other countries you visit.

Other Airalo eSIMs

Airalo's Indotel eSIM can only be used in Indonesia.

If you're planning to visit multiple countries on your trip, you could consider getting a Asialink eSIM. This eSIM plan will work in Indonesia, as well as a number of other countries.

Asialink eSIM

Airalo's Asialink eSIM will also work in Indonesia, giving you 4G & 5G coverage from Telkomsel. In addition, you'll be able to use it in 17 other countries. The Asialink plans start from US$5 for 1GB of data:

valid for 7 days
valid for 30 days
valid for 30 days
valid for 30 days
valid for 90 days
valid for 180 days

Other Country Specific eSIMs

You can also buy other country-specific eSIMs from Airalo, including the following:

For more information, read our Airalo review.

More Information

For more information about Indotel, please see the Airalo website.

Your Comments 4 so far

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  • Hi Ken
    Love this site!
    I’m off to South Africa in Feb 24 and I have a EE contract, they however do not cover that Country in their Data Roaming, what is the best way I can use my phone over there please?
    Get a sim when I land or do you know any other deals

  • I just arrived in the USA and Airalo is amazing – I bought the the sim on the airport wifi, and had it fully set up and on the network before I got to LAX baggage claim! So easy, no paperwork, didn’t need to find a shop/kiosk, queue, open up the phone or any of that nonsense. Also with dual sim capability I’m still able to use my British number for receiving sms/iMessage.

    It’s good coverage too, and it automatically swaps between AT&T or T-Mobile depending on the area. I’d highly recommend it and look forward to using it in other places in the future.

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