Obtenir un téléphone portable et une carte SIM en Inde

Have a SIM card in India

Having a SIM card in India, WiFi / internet connectivity, is generally easy to find here. But, one can not always be sure that WiFi will work when it comes to small hotels.

Buy a SIM card / mobile phone in India

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to have a SIM card in India – Having an Indian phone number is not essential during your stay, but it can be very useful in some situations. It is not difficult to get one and it will allow you to make phone calls, receive calls and have 3g; all for a very reasonable price. All you need is an unlocked phone and go to a phone company. For this, you will need to gather some documents.

To obtain an Indian SIM card, you need:

  • a photo in passport format.
  • a copy of the passport.
  • a copy of the visa .
  • the number of an Indian resident you know.

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to have a SIM card in India- Getting a SIM card is quite easy in India. You will find small shops everywhere that sell SIM cards and mobile phones. If you do not find them, the receptionist at your hotel can help you in your steps. Operator stands are also present in the country’s airports. (Vodafone, Airtel, Aircel, Idea..etc ..)

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How much does it cost?

  • a SIM card: often free / <₹ 300 / –
  • recharge credit: ₹ 500 / – (enough for a fortnight – unless you’re hooked on the phone!)
  • a simple mobile phone: ₹ 2000 / –

And if I already have an iPhone / smartphone …?

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If you already have an Iphone / smartphone, you can simply use the free wifi available easily in several cafes and hotels. We do not recommend using the international roaming option which is very expensive!

If it is already unlocked / unimlocked, you just have to insert your Indian SIM card in it to also use it for your communications.

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Many of our travelers have chosen not to buy Indian Sim card and have been able, thanks to their Smartphone, send and receive their emails thanks to the wifi available in hotels or cafes.

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If you already have a smartphone, buying a SIM card will only serve you to call, be called and use 3G.

Internet connectivity

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India is generally well equipped with wifi and 3g. In addition, you will find many cyber cafes everywhere.

Traveling with your Ipad or tablet may also be suitable to stay connected!

In short…

… having an Indian SIM card is useful but not essential. A smartphone with wireless Internet will be enough for you to stay connected with your family and friends.

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