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Cochin airport - free wifi?

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Cochin airport - free wifi?

Hi

Does anyone know if there is free wifi at Cochin airport.

I've just tried to 'google' it & it seems that wifi was installed in late 2011 but on a 'commercial basis'. The article that I read then went on to say that to start with it would be free to use.

Any update on this information would be useful.

Thanks

Christine Bennett

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1. Re: Cochin airport - free wifi?

Hi Newmorton ,

To my knowledge its not free . Its chargeable .

Regards

Peter

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2. Re: Cochin airport - free wifi?

Thanks for your message.

I've now 'done' my flight from Cochin & can confirm that there is definitely no free wifi there. I didn't even see any sign of any paid for wifi.

Also, there isn't very much of anything else there. The only food available (that I could see) was a tiny snack bar where you could get veg puffs/sandwiches/coffee etc. There was also a little stall selling choc bars/drinks etc.

Not terribly impressed.

I had kept back a small amount of rupees for a meal - luckily it wasn't much. If you are leaving India from this airport & need to change your rupees then you need to do so at the various money change desks which are BEFORE you go through to the departure area.

The only positive thing I can say about the airport is that there were rows of very comfy armchairs (the old fashioned sort).

Christine Bennett

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3. Re: Cochin airport - free wifi?

Thanks Christine for the update on wifi and the advice

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4. Re: Cochin airport - free wifi?

Thank you for the input.

I will be landing in Cochin the coming Sunday.

Would you know how accessible is internet in Cochin and other parts of Kerala.

thanks

Kochi (Cochin...
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5. Re: Cochin airport - free wifi?

Hi,

Internet is available almost all parts of Kerala. But you will not find that many Wi Fi hot spots. Internet cafes( for paid Internet browsing ) are available in almost all parts.

Almost all good quality accommodations/restaurants offer free Wi Fi.

If you are using a cell phone you can use 3G or GPRS for Internet connectivity.

Cheers,

Sreejith PC

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6. Re: Cochin airport - free wifi?

Hi csoosai,

On arrival at the cochin airport itslef you can buy a 3G/2G sim card or USB data card for your laptop . You find the mobile company counter at the left side of International terminal arrival entrance or inside the domestic terminal . You will be provide a copy of passport + a passport size photo .(if not they have cameras they will take you photo ) . But i think if arrive late night or early morning some times counter will be closed .

Or there are some manys shops in and out of cochin city where you can buy sim cards

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Peter

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7. Re: Cochin airport - free wifi?

Hi

I am arriving end of november and want to buy a sim card for my tablet.

What is the best network for southern india, kerala, bangalore, tamil pradesh, chennaie mysore

Please advise

Gillian

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8. Re: Cochin airport - free wifi?

Also is the card usable with immediate internet access?

Are there any issues with tourist buying prepaid sim cards for tablets

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10. Re: Cochin airport - free wifi?

Airtel and Idea are good service providers in India.

You will need two passport pics and Copy of identification card for the same.

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