What are the requirements to obtain a pre-paid micro-SIM in Jakarta, Indonesia (passport, cost, etc)?

What are the recommendations for where to obtain a micro-SIM (7-11, cellular company store)?


Fortunately, Indonesia is not India. Here's how to do it:

Walk outside your hotel, pick up a rock, throw it. It will land on a shopping mall, convenience store, corner shop, wartel or guy squatting on the pavement festooned with colorful signs for Indosat (IM3), Telkomsel (simPATI) or XL Axiata. Hand over around Rp 10,000 ($1), preferably while showing them your phone and its SIM card slot to make sure they give you the right size. Enjoy your shiny new microSIM!

  • You can also get a SIM at the airport (CGK) near the baggage claim.
    – Will
    Nov 16 '13 at 20:58
  • Any difference of coverage between operators?
    – Adrien Be
    May 26 '15 at 15:19
  • Telkomsel has the largest network (it's the national telco's mobile branch), Indosat comes in second, XL is a good third. Any of them will be fine unless you're going really off the beaten track, in which case Telkomsel will likely be your best bet. Aug 18 '15 at 11:08

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