Cell service in Bali Indonesia?

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I’m traveling to Bali Indonesia for two weeks and am wondering what protocol I should follow, so I don’t have any issues using my (Moto X pure) cellphone. I have always had issues in every Asian country when trying to make a call, or anything phone related. This is the first time I’m traveling there while having this RW phone and service. How shall I best proceed? Anyone have good experience switching to an alternative simcard, or some other good tips? (This is in case the hotel WiFi is subpar, or i need to maintain phone contact/internet searchability while outside the range of any free WiFi areas.) Please help


#2

There will be no cell service anywhere outside US. You will have the same service on wifi, as you do at home. Meaning, you can call/text the US/Canada, but not local numbers. There will be no usable emergency calling while there. (If you made an emergency call it would be routed over wifi to a US dispatch center based on your e911 address).

I recommend that upon departure you put your phone in airplane mode and then manually turn wifi back on. This will keep your phone from searching for a cell signal it will never find (and very rapidly draining your battery), but still allow you to use the only capabilities that will work there.

You can also obtain a local SIM card, and place it in your phone for use while abroad. There is some great information here: International Travel with a Republic Phone


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