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India Prepaid SIM Card

You thought it would be perfectly romantic to propose to your fiance in front of the Taj Mahal, a building founded upon the passions of love. But there you are, there's more than a few butterflies in your basket, and you're feeling sick to the bone.

It's times like these you need your Mom's simple advice: "Go get 'em boy!"

Thankfully, she's just a phone call away.

For those times when you just need to get in touch with someone in India or back home, prepaid SIM cards offer you the benefits of using your own phone at local rates. Simply replace your SIM card with a prepaid India SIM card and you will be set up to make all those important phone calls and send quick messages across the world, without paying excessively high roaming costs.

What our partner Telestial says

The prepaid SIM card for India with an international cell phone is the most convenient and economical solution for staying in touch while in India. All incoming calls while in Mumbai, formerly Bombay, are FREE regardless of where they originate. However once you are outside of Mumbai, incoming calls will be $0.11 USD per minute. India as a country has been divided into roughly 20 telecom circles (Mumbai is a circle) with four separate operators providing service in each circle. Calls within a circle are considered "local" calls. Your India SIM card and cell phone service is prepaid so there is no need for a contract.

The SIM Card for India includes:

  • 1100 INR ($25.00 USD) airtime included
  • A local cell phone number in India
  • Free incoming calls in Mumbai
  • Incoming calls $0.11 USD everywhere in India outside of Mumbai
  • SMS text messaging
  • No yearly contract, monthly charges or credit check

Please Note: Your India SIM Card will require a SIM-unlocked GSM 900/1800 compatible international cell phone. If you do not have your own international cell phone, Telestial has several compatible models available for your review and consideration.

Global SIM Cards

Both Telestial and ekit offer a range of region specific and global SIM cards. Starting at just US$ 9 (with credit included!), these cards represent good value for travellers interested in having only one SIM card and phone number to cover multiple countries, whilst keeping roaming charges in check.

India Calling Card

For those not interested in travelling with a mobile, calling cards are a great way to call home cheaply. Consider these benefits:

  • Save up to 70% on international calls
  • Make calls from over 150 countries worldwide
  • No sign-up or monthly fees
  • Toll-free access numbers
  • Pay in advance or pay later
  • And much more...

We've compared two popular calling cards to illustrate some benefits. Visit the International Calling Cards page for details. Or visit both providers directly to compare for yourself.

Quick India SIM Card Facts

  • Price: USD 59
  • Country Phone Code: +91
  • Network: GSM 900/1800

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