There are currently three different sizes of SIM card in use:. To find out exactly what type of SIM card is required by your smartphone, please select your handset through the following interactive tool:.
Choose from list Which handset do you have? Handset not shown? Select from the full list:. Which mobile network are you using? Alternatively, the following table shows the required SIM card size for some commonly-used handsets:.
For more information, please see our in-depth guide on the different sizes of SIM card. The following table shows a sample of some SIM-only deals currently available:. To do this, you should visit bt. It can take days for your replacement SIM card to arrive through the post. You're very welcome to explore our private website. To call, text or browse you need a SIM card that works with your mobile phone, smartphone or tablet.
Get yourself verified. After that you wait until your normal Sim network disconnects. Then put your given nano or micro Sim inside your smartphone or tablet.
And now you must wait for 2 hrs for the network to appear. You must wait another 4 hrs for that too to get activated. So total like 8 hrs. And then you can fully use 4G or 3g or 2g from your Sim card. I recommend you to go get Airtel 4G micro or nano Sim card. You will know that right from the immigration quee after you land in Indian airport.
Not more than that. After that you have to repeat the process all over again. Forgot to add the point that foreignors the required documents are your passport data page photocopy, 1 passport size photo, address proof in India friend or colleague or company or relative or anyone whom you know if not then the hotel address. Get a letter in hotel letter head typed by hotel management stating your name as on passport your passport number nationality and duration of stay In that hotel or in the country.
That should suffice. Remember before leaving your home country and coming India India uses 2 pin power point socket for electricity and voltage and power fluctuation and even electricity cut out happen few hrs a day not in hotels though. And network. Or even not to be surprised if no service at all for few other spots within your room or house or hotel itself. Ram, thanks for the downright thorough write up.
And Rachel, thanks for addressing the topic! This is one of the unknowns that are often an afterthought when checking out foreign lands…which usually turns out to be a total PITA. You guys have alleviated this worry for me on my upcoming trip. All largely helpful!! Thanks for the insight about the scam. Now I know why! And I do recall going back and forth to Vodaphone offices. Dear Rachel, I am traveling to India in Oct. I have a verizon iPhone 5. I am thinking of bringing it with me.
I will be using it mostly for internet and local phone calls to hotels in India. Do I simply buy a sim card with data on it? How much data do you think I will need? Thank you , Regards. Does your phone have one? If so, then yes you just buy a SIM to stick in it. Hello, am going India in September. We are spending 4 days in Mumbai before moving to Goa. Is it still the same policy where it takes a good days to get the sim and sometimes more? I need Internet access, text and voice service, what do you suggest and is there a plan for all three that works in the whole country without having to keep changing cards?
In fact even now when I got one while in the US none of my friends with Verizon iphones knew what one was. SMH :. I have just come across this post and your blog- really interesting as heading to India for a couple of months in a few weeks! I just wondered, I have come across a couple of companies where you can order a prepaid sim before hand- have you heard of this? Or is it better to wait and just buy when you land in the country?
I would imagine the prices would be a lot higher than the prices of local sim. Hi, I am going to India for a solo trip. Need a sim card with good network data speed should be good too. I am taking my iphone 6 with me will it work properly there??