Yes, you can continue to use Whatsapp with an Indonesian SIM card.
WhatsApp gives you the option to continue using WhatsApp with your own number, even if you have an Indonesian SIM card in your phone. This way you remain easily (and cheaply) accessible to your family and friends.
You can have your SIM card replaced at a limited number of places in Indonesia. For example, you can have an Indonesian SIM card installed and registered at the airport after arrival. At the airport, your device can be unblocked for the Indonesian network. Your device must be SIMlock-free. It is difficult to find other places in Indonesia where they can help you to replace your SIM card. A few years ago this service was available in many places, but registration has become more and more difficult and the possibilities limited.
Therefore it is a good idea to start using an eSIM card. It is no longer necessary to use a plastic SIM card. Most phones are suitable for an eSIM card. You can easily download the eSIM card onto your device.
No more waiting in long lines, no risk of losing your own SIM card and no hassle with phones and covers that are damaged when opened. You can now download an eSIM card on your phone before departure. Upon arrival in Indonesia you can activate the e-Sim card (as with any other SIM card) and immediately use the mobile network.
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Nomad is a reliable provider that uses reliable Indonesian networks. You can choose the package that best suits your plans on the Nomad website. You can easily install the eSIM card via the app or a QR code.
Nomad’s motto is: No contract, no hidden fees, no unexpected roaming charges
The eSIM-card only offers an internet bundle. You cannot call via the eSIM card, but you can of course use the internet to make a call (for example Whatsapp).