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#1 Aleksandra

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 01:34 PM

General Information

It is easy to get a prepaid SIM card in India as a foreigner, you just have to make sure you have all the proper documents and they'll probably want photocopies of them too.

 

Documents you'll probably need:

  • Copies of your passport & your passport
  • Passport size photo (probably in color)
  • Copies of your visa & your visa
  • Local government-issued proof of address

 

The local address proof may or may not be required. Some stores will ask for it, some won't. If you find yourself with a store that insists on it, your only option is to get a local to buy a SIM card for you.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You should make sure you specify to whomever you buy the Sim from that you want "international roaming" activated on your device if you intend to leave the state that you purchase the Sim card in. Otherwise, as soon as you leave the Indian state you won't have phone service anymore. 

 

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Dolphin 3G BSNL

 
Startup Cost

49 INR, with 12 INR Talk value
 
Coverage
Big cities only, full 3G speed
 
Availability
Passport copy and photo required
 
Prepaid 3G Data Coupons
 
3G 50:
MRP (inclusive of Tax) Rs. - 50
Free Data Usage - 60MB
Talk value Rs. - 14/-
Validity for free data and free video calls - 30 days
Free Local Video Call (Own N/W) in Minutes. - 0
 
3G 99:
MRP (inclusive of Tax) Rs. - 99
Free Data Usage - 130MB
Talk value Rs. - 4/-
Validity for free data and free video calls - 30 days
Free Local Video Call (Own N/W) in Minutes. - 0
 
3G 250:
MRP (inclusive of Tax) Rs. - 250
Free Data Usage - 0.5GB
Talk value Rs. - 5/-
Validity for free data and free video calls - 30 days
Free Local Video Call (Own N/W) in Minutes. - 25 min
 
3G 450:
MRP (inclusive of Tax) Rs. - 450
Free Data Usage - 1GB
Talk value Rs. - 6/-
Validity for free data and free video calls - 30 days
Free Local Video Call (Own N/W) in Minutes. - 50 min
 
3G 650:
MRP (inclusive of Tax) Rs. - 650
Free Data Usage - 2GB
Talk value Rs. - 7/-
Validity for free data and free video calls - 30 days
Free Local Video Call (Own N/W) in Minutes. - 75 min
 
3G 850:
MRP (inclusive of Tax) Rs. - 850
Free Data Usage - 5GB
Talk value Rs. - 53/-
Validity for free data and free video calls - 30 days
Free Local Video Call (Own N/W) in Minutes. - 20 min
 
3G 1099:
MRP (inclusive of Tax) Rs. - 1099
Free Data Usage - 10GB
Talk value Rs. - 62/-
Validity for free data and free video calls - 30 days
Free Local Video Call (Own N/W) in Minutes. - 50 min
 
3G 1500:
MRP (inclusive of Tax) Rs. - 1500
Free Data Usage - 15GB
Talk value Rs. - 13/-
Validity for free data and free video calls - 30 days
Free Local Video Call (Own N/W) in Minutes. - 100 min
 
3G 1800:
MRP (inclusive of Tax) Rs. - 1800
Free Data Usage - Unlimited
Talk value Rs. - 11/-
Validity for free data and free video calls - 30 days
Free Local Video Call (Own N/W) in Minutes. - 50 min
 
http://mtnldelhi.in/...g-prepaid-plans
 

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Airtel
 
Startup cost
Airtel Sim Card Cost : Rs. 50-100 Rupees, about 1-2 USD, vendors may charge more
Lifetime validity requires a recharge of Rs. 49 which is 1 USD
 
Data feature packs
3G is easy to get. max at 7.2 mbps network, real world average of 3000kbps. Went to a Kiosk in Mumbai that sold SIM cards with 3G specifically included. I got 2000 MB for 450 Rs, but they had other plans up to 10 GB, I've just forgotten how much they are. You can easily choose when you buy the SIM. 12/2012
Activation takes 2 hours up to 2 days. 3G activation takes up to 4 hours after intial sim card activation.
 
Technical details
Airtel APN: airtelgprs.com
 
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Vodafone

 
Startup cost
Sim Card Cost : Rs. 50-100 Rupees, about 1-2 USD, various vendors may charge whatever they feel like 
 
Data feature packs
3G is fastest and most reliable in India based on conversations with locals and personal speed testing.
Plans of 2 GB are for 450 Rs, but they had larger and smaller plans up to 10 GB, I've just forgotten how much they are.
You can easily choose when you buy the SIM, and have the vendor buy the data pack for you.
  
Source: http://prepaidwithdata.wikia.com


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