SIM card in Hauz Khas?

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Originally Posted by mchp92 View Post Is that the luggage area before clearing last security / customs point? So it is before entering into public area?
Yes. Same as every airport I have flow into ..Customs /last check is after collecting luggage.

Currency exchange is also before this point by the way and if you exit you will not be let back in

The last time I took a SIM from DEL airport was in 2012 .

Would suggest that you carry the following

1. Couple of photographs
2. photocopy of your passport
3. Address /hotel details of where u are planning to stay.

Again this is from over 6 years ago and things might have changed.
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Originally Posted by ukdoctor View Post From memory The airtel booth was after luggage collection but before exiting the airport ( and they will not let you in after you have come out ) . Not sure of things have changed over the last year..
Correct ! After you exit the Customs to your left, opposite Costa Coffee ? is the Airtel Kiosk. If you turn to the right after Customs, for few paces, is the Vodafone.

If you want to expedite your getting the SIM, carry passport size photos, they however do have a P&S camera which they use to take your photo.

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Thank you
Is there any fundamental difference between voda and airtel? I am looking for data plan mostly, perhaps a call or two
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Is there any fundamental difference between voda and airtel?
Cell towers.
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Which is the better one if i am only staying in Delhi?
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Originally Posted by mchp92 View Post Which is the better one if i am only staying in Delhi?
Airtel seemed to work well in Delhi and in NCR. Have never used vodaphone but recharging might be easier with airtel ( more airtel shops )
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Just to update you.
Airtel is still opposite Costa Coffee just before you exit the building. Its a 5min job to get a sim card as a foreigner. Since im only staying for two weeks, i got some 1 month plan. 1299rupees. Unlimited local calls, 20min international, and 1.2GB data per day.
Seems like good deal (for me anyway)
Now waitint for sim card to be activated. Should be later today sometime
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Originally Posted by mchp92 View Post i got some 1 month plan. 1299rupees.
That's a ripoff by current standards. Pre-Jio days, it would have been a steal.
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1299 for max 30x1.2GB=36GB of data? To what i see in my country this is dirt cheap. Thats of course not counting in differenxes in price levels / purchasing power
A couple of years ago i (silly me) ran up a 2000€ phone bill for three weeks in India (yes - bloody well forgot to switch roaming off). Compared to that, inr1299 (=approx €17) is a complete joke.
If this would be high to indian standards for a recurring fee i could bot tell
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Originally Posted by mchp92 View Post Compared to that, inr1299 (=approx €17) is a complete joke.
See post #9
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Originally Posted by mchp92 View Post 1299rupees. Unlimited local calls, 20min international, and 1.2GB data per day.
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20 min international should be noted. 1299 rupees is still too high btw.
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Originally Posted by rshalder View Post 20 min international should be noted. 1299 rupees is still too high btw.
Yes it is. Remember, it is not 1299 for the plan. It's a package of services.
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Originally Posted by mchp92 View Post Since im only staying for two weeks, i got some 1 month plan. 1299rupees.
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Originally Posted by nycank View Post Yes it is. Remember, it is not 1299 for the plan. It's a package of services.
Meant for foreigners.

Indians will move to the next shop (a jio store)
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No, why are people recommending Jio! I don't understand why people like it so much. I'd still stick to Vodafone even if it's more expensive than Jio. Dunno, just seems kinda shady to me. As an aside if you're in India for like less than a month, why even get a local SIM? Get an international SIM - they have flat rates over multiple destinations. That's what I did in Europe.
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Originally Posted by samantharose3 View Post As an aside if you're in India for like less than a month, why even get a local SIM? Get an international SIM - they have flat rates over multiple destinations. That's what I did in Europe.
International SIM are expensive.

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