I am considering going for at least one month to Amed (to get more into free-diving). I need to be able to make Skype calls and other work-related tasks. I need a speed equivalent to one allowing me to watch YouTube videos. Ubud is way more connected in comparison, so I don't expect anything wonderful.

Wondering if anyone has done this before and if yes: what 3G provider they used, or what cafe/restaurant/hotel had a good/reliable enough WiFi connection?

Note that I went to Amed last year and the 3G connection on the two providers I used at the time was terrible.

P.S. I also posted this question on nomadforum.io/t/quality-of-wifis-3g-reception-in-amed-bali/7310

  • If you were there last year and the quality was terrible, why do you expect something to change this year?
    – JonathanReez
    Nov 12 '16 at 18:53
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    @JonathanReez coz it's southeast Asia, Bali more precisely, things change fast
    – Adrien Be
    Nov 12 '16 at 22:00
  • @AdrienBe which two providers did you use last year?
    – Mark Mayo
    Dec 8 '16 at 14:17
  • @MarkMayo Telkomsel for sure, the other one I'm not sure. I looked at the logos listed on prepaid-data-sim-card.wikia.com/wiki/Indonesia & I think the other one was "XL Axiata"... but I'm not sure.
    – Adrien Be
    Dec 8 '16 at 15:48

A friend who was in Amed (Bali, Indonesia) recently did a speed test.

Test configuration:

  • Device: iPhone
  • Speed test website: bandwidthplace.com
  • Date: December 2016
  • Network: 3G, Telkomsel (using Simpati prepaid plan)


  • Download: 10.75Mbps
  • Upload: 3.71Mbps
  • Ping: 80ms

Amed (Balid, Indonesia) speed test results




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