Indotel offers low-cost eSIMs for visitors to Indonesia. Plans start from US$5.50 (~Rp82,000) 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 Rp82,000) 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 (~Rp82,000) 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 5% on all Indotel eSIMs using KEN5 voucher code

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 Rp82,000) 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 June 2023, you can get a 5% discount on all Indotel eSIMs when you enter the KEN5 voucher code at checkout.

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 or Discover Global eSIM. These eSIM plans 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 coverage from Telkomsel. In addition, you'll be able to use it in 12 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

Discover Global eSIM

Airalo's Discover Global eSIM will also work in Indonesia, giving you 4G coverage from Excelcom(XL). In addition, you'll be able to use it in 84 other countries. The Discover Global plans start from US$9 for 1GB of data:

Discover GlobalNoneNone1GBUS$9.00
valid for 7 days
Discover GlobalNoneNone3GBUS$24.00
valid for 15 days
Discover GlobalNoneNone5GBUS$35.00
valid for 30 days
Discover GlobalNoneNone10GBUS$59.00
valid for 60 days
Discover GlobalNoneNone20GBUS$89.00
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.

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