How to stay connected in Bali
Whether you come to Bali for pleasure or business. Staying connected to the Internet and being able to use all the excellent communication tools that accompany it is a basic necessity for many travelers. Keeping in touch with friends, booking a flight, villa, hotel, rental car, activity, visiting the restaurants around you, browsing maps, everything can be done online with your smartphone or laptop, and makes your Life is a Traveler in Bali much easier.
Although you can’t expect a super-fast Internet connection everywhere, the infrastructure, coverage, and service have vastly improved over the years. A 3G network is available in most areas if it is not too remote.
However, since April 2018, the regulations have changed and you must register with your passport if you want to buy a SIMCARD.
Local sim cards with an internet connection
Unless you are planning to move to Bali, getting a prepaid local SIM card will be your best option. SIM cards in Bali are very affordable. It is no longer necessary to pay a crazy amount of money for roaming. For US$ 20 you can be online for 30 days with a 4GB package. Local SIM cards can be used as long as you have an unlocked phone. The seller needs to take the details and the name of your passport and then usually register the new SIM card online for you. This will take time between 2 – 24 hours.