Cheap SIM cards and internet calling make it easy to call from Indonesia at reasonable prices.

Internet Calling

Most hotel wi-fi will allow at least some form of internet calling such as Skype to work. Mobile carriers often have an access code so you can make international calls over the internet for about US$0.03 per minute, or use a free app such as WhatsApp.

Mobile Phones

  • SIM cards for mobile phones cost only 5000Rp. They come with cheap rates for calling other countries, starting at US$0.20 per minute.
  • SIM cards are widely available and easily refilled with credit.
  • Watch out for vendors who sell SIM cards to visitors for 50,000Rp or more. If they don't come with at least 45,000Rp in credit you are being ripped off.
  • Reasonably fast 3G data networks are found across the nation.
  • Data plans average about 200,000Rp for 5GB of data.
  • Mobile numbers start with a four-digit prefix that begins with 08 and has a total of 10 to 12 digits.

Phone Codes

Directory assistance108
Indonesia country code62
International call prefix001
International operator102