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Cell Phone rental for vacation

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Cell Phone rental for vacation

Hello

I will be traveling in India, starting in December,for 6 weeks, firt two with my car/driver then alone. Is it wise to rent a cell phone ?

did any TA did it and how does it work ?

Merci

Sylvain

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1. Re: Cell Phone rental for vacation

Renting a Cell Phone is illegal in India....

You may get a connection of your own......you need 2 passport size photos, Copy of your passport and a local address (may be your hotel)...

Mobile handsets are available from Rs. 1500 onwards.

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2. Re: Cell Phone rental for vacation

Just fill out the forms, submit a photo and get a SIM card. Top it up as required. Airtel has very good India wide coverage.

www.airtel.in

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4. Re: Cell Phone rental for vacation

If you use your phone sparingly, then using your French phone itself may be a better idea.

While under international roaming, incoming calls and outgoing local calls are pretty cheap [pl check with your mobile company for exact rates]

For outgoing international calls, use a pay phone.

I would think you are anyway not eligible to get a mobile phone because you would not be having a local address proof. Just a hotel address will not be enough.

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