Mobile Phone and Internet

The telecommunication network in India is the second-largest in the world with both fixed and mobile phone users. The call-tariffs in India are one of the lowest in the world, with tough competition among the mega telecom operators. Apart from the calls, India has good internet connectivity as well.

Country Code for India (+91)

Telecom Operators in India

  1. Reliance-Jio
  2. Airtel
  3. BSNL (National) and MTNL (only in Metro Cities)
  4. Vodafone

Type of Network Plans

Prepaid – Prepaid mobile plan is the one where you have to recharge your account (mobile number) before you use it. Different recharge plans are available in India and you can choose any one of them, as per your requirement. All prepaid plan comes with validity for a specific period.

Postpaid – Postpaid plans are the ones where you don’t have to pay anything in advance. You just have to choose a plan and then every month your telecom provider will bill you for a particular period during which you have used their services.

Foreign travellers, who are travelling to India, can purchase prepaid ready-to-call SIM cards from any of the below international airports. To get sim cards, one has to submit a copy of his/her passport and 2 passport size photographs to the service provider kiosk.

  • Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai
  • Chennai International Airport, Chennai
  • Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru
  • Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Amritsar
  • Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad
  • Dabolim Airport, Goa
  • Jaipur International Airport, Jaipur
  • Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport, Lucknow
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Varanasi

Mobile and Internet Connectivity in Uttarakhand

7-8 years ago, the mobile and internet connectivity in Uttarakhand was not so good. But, with the advancement in technology and growing mobile/computer-based needs of people residing in the hilly areas of Uttarakhand, the telecom companies improved their services and today most of the places in Uttarakhand are very well connected with good mobile networks and internet.

Almost all the telecom operators are providing good mobile and internet connectivity at all the major cities, towns and villages. However, when you are travelling to some interior place or travelling from one city or town to another, sometimes you may encounter network issues on the way but, otherwise, there is hardly any problem with the networks.

Tourists who want to purchase sim cards from Uttarakhand can purchase the same from the main big cities but it may take a few days for the number to activate. So, it is better to purchase the sim cards from international airports, as those sim cards don’t take much time in getting activated.