Internet Access

Indonesia is getting wired, though speed varies from fast to painfully slow.

  • Wi-fi (pronounced 'wee-fee' in Indonesia) is commonly available in hotels except in rural areas. It is often free but watch out for hotels that may charge ridiculous rates by the hour or by data use.
  • Cafes and restaurants in tourist areas often have free wi-fi.
  • Data through your smartphone is often the fastest way to connect to the internet. 3G service is widespread.