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sim card

i want to buy telkomsel sim card. should i buy it from airport or sanur.

if i want to buy from sanur where do i find this sim card

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1. Re: sim card

Hi Razia,

It is all now about official registration. Can only be done at Grapari Telkomsel offices.

There are no Grapari Telkomsel shops in Sanur.

You can still buy a pre-registered SIM at a local phone shop in Sanur but no guarantee how long it will work.

So "officially' your only options are to buy at the airport at inflated prices or go to the Grapari Telkomsel shop at the Mal Bali Galeria (or any Telkomsel shop in Denpasar).

People have sometimes experienced long waits at the Galeria Shop.

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2. Re: sim card

Hi NotaPigsty

I haven’t been to Bali since registration was required but will probably be returning later this year. Do you know the cost difference between doing this at the airport and in Galleria? As we’ll be staying in Sanur, factoring in the cost of a trip to Galleria, perhaps it might be the same?

Your thoughts would be appreciated.

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3. Re: sim card

@ travelKat88

Don't go to the Galleria store, go to the one farther up Sunset.

I reckon I was out within 20 min.

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4. Re: sim card

Airport sold it 3-4X more than the price. I didn’t buy sim card at DPS airport. They were selling 6GB 7 days for 400k rupiah while I got it for 75k in Ubud

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5. Re: sim card

I went to an official seller in Sanur opposite Hardy's a couple of weeks ago.

I purchased a 8 gb (or may have been 10 gb) for $15

It worked fine the whole two weeks I was there and had plenty of data left over when I left.

You just need to bring your passport which he scans (in front of you).

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6. Re: sim card

That's so expensive Pinki, about 4 x the actual price

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7. Re: sim card

Troy is correct. I get 14 GB of data every month from Telkomsel. Price is 81,000.

If you use WhatsApp (via data) the card does not need to be registered.

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8. Re: sim card

Buy it at the airport, i got a free pocket wifi with a refundable deposit from First Class Bali however, i only had pocket wifi with me for the entire trip for free and not the sim card as i used what's app calling mostly

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