Cell Phone Service for Travelers to India

For foreign nationals or citizens, it is essential to carry a cell phone with you when traveling to India. This lets you manage your time better and to stay in touch with your social and business associates in your home country and in India. In addition, services like directions, taxi, food, medical and police are easily accessible with your cell phone.

You can carry your current cell phone, which you use in your home country, to India.  In this specific case, you may want to enable International calling (by contact your service provider), however it is sure to be a little bit expensive to use it.

There is an affordable alternative that can save you as much as 90% of the usage cost. You can use your current phone by replacing its SIM card serviced by a local operator in India.  In this scenario, your phone must be triband GSM and frequency unlocked' (contact your service provider in your home country to find out). In case your phone does not confirm to this, you can easily buy a handset and use a local SIM card with it when in India.

There are numerous places to get a handset and a SIM card in any part of India.

As a matter of fact at all major International airports in India there is at least one operator that will offer you cellphone service. Major international airports in India include:

  1. Delhi - Indira Gandhi International Airport
  2. Mumbai - Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
  3. Hyderabad - Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
  4. Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru
  5. Chennai: Chennai International Airport

You will have to fill out a registration form, submit your picture and a copy of your passport and have a verifiable local address. It takes about 24 to 48 hours to activate your service after all requirements have been completed and approved.

For your convenience, Entry India has created a customized 'STAY CONNECTED' service that delivers a fully activated Cell Phone to you at the Delhi Airport or at the place of your stay. 

Send us an email at info@entryindia.com if you want to know more about it.