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Old 30th June 2014, 16:26   #76
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I use Vodafone's postpaid Fusion 1599/- plan. Gives me 10000 minutes of all types of calls be it incoming, outgoing both in base circle and national roaming(except ISD), 1000 SMS & 8 GB of 3G data. Best for people who travel regularly/a lot.

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I spend a lot of time on roaming (and atleast 40 mins calls everyday) so looking for suggestions for a postpaid plan. Circle shall be delhi

Mine is a corporate account connection, maybe that is why you may not be able to see this under generic plans. You could explore this at a Vodafone store.

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Guys,

Need some help.

Situation:
A US citizen coming to India on work for a week.
Will he be able to buy a local SIM here in India?

Checked with Airtel and had a good laugh at their answers; something in the lines of he can produce PAN card for ID proof etc.

I'm sure address proof, ID proof etc will be a challenge in this case.
So, what other options does he have? Is Matrix an option?

-Sanjay
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Is there a way to retain our mobile#, when we are out of country for more than a year? For this particular case telecom operator is 'Airtel' and the mobile# is on a prepaid plan.

Please advise.
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Is there a way to retain our mobile#, when we are out of country for more than a year? For this particular case telecom operator is 'Airtel' and the mobile# is on a prepaid plan.

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I have read somewhere that a SIM which doesn't see any activity for 90 days gets blocked. The best way is to do online top up of the minimum amount every couple of months.
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I have read somewhere that a SIM which doesn't see any activity for 90 days gets blocked. The best way is to do online top up of the minimum amount every couple of months.
I live abroad and i was told the same! i was advised to recharge with 50 in every month!
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I have read somewhere that a SIM which doesn't see any activity for 90 days gets blocked. The best way is to do online top up of the minimum amount every couple of months.
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I live abroad and i was told the same! i was advised to recharge with 50 in every month!
Wouldn't they look at usage of currency on the SIM? By monthly recharge for an year, you would be accumulating the currency on the SIM.

How do you recharge online? Could you please share the URL?
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Is there a way to retain our mobile#, when we are out of country for more than a year? For this particular case telecom operator is 'Airtel' and the mobile# is on a prepaid plan.

Please advise.
There is Number Locker facility available in Airtel wherein you can keep the number active as follows
  1. 6 Months - Recharge for Rs 150/-
  2. 12 Months - Recharge for Rs 300/-
  3. 24 Months - Recharge for Rs 600/-
http://www.airtel.in/forme/whats-new/locker

Please call Airtel CC as ask for the details.
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A US citizen coming to India on work for a week.

I'm sure address proof, ID proof etc will be a challenge in this case.
So, what other options does he have? Is Matrix an option?

-Sanjay
Even if you provide address and ID proof, activation will take a couple of days. So for a week's trip, it is useless. The best bet is to borrow a sim from someone here. If not, see if your current mobile provider has roaming facility in India.
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I'll be on a 3 week trip to Madras. Which provider SIM activates the quickest? Last time in 2013, BSNL was the quickest (activated within 2-3 hrs), went to GR Complex office to buy the SIM. Am landing on a Sunday and will pretty much be on road starting Monday evening or so.

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Airtel moves all its prepaid subscribers to ‘Per Second’ billing plan

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Bharti Airtel has announced that it will move all its prepaid mobile customers across India to the ‘per second’ billing plan. The initiative, which is part of the company’s new “Pay For What You Use” would ensure that customers pay only for the time they use the Airtel network, thus making it comparatively affordable for the customers. The billing would be effective from today.
Source: https://www.mobigyaan.com/airtel-mov...d-billing-plan
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Airtel moves all its prepaid subscribers to ‘Per Second’ billing plan
Has it been activated?

On second query, when do we see roaming charges being dropped? IIRC, SC had instructed all operators to stop charging for roaming after October '15. BSNL doesn't charge for incoming calls while roaming.

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I use Vodafone's postpaid Fusion 1599/- plan. Gives me 10000 minutes of all types of calls be it incoming, outgoing both in base circle and national roaming(except ISD), 1000 SMS & 8 GB of 3G data. Best for people who travel regularly/a lot.
The rates have really gone up!! I believe your this plan is with you for quite sometime.

I was casually checking Vodafone's plans [Bihar circle] when I noticed that the plan which I am currently availing [from Airtel] is atleast 2X more expensive. But then, I opted for that plan in 2011. And Vodafone is still on 2G here.

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Has it been activated?
For Mumbai circle it has been activated my father uses Airtel Prepaid & Vodafone Prepaid.

Airtel has started Per second billing plan whereas Vodafone still has per minute Plan.
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Airtel has increased its plan charges, i was on 349 new rate is 384. Was bound to happen not very unhappy as long as the services are good, right now 4G connectivity and signal drop issues remain.
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Airtel has increased its plan charges, i was on 349 new rate is 384. Was bound to happen not very unhappy as long as the services are good, right now 4G connectivity and signal drop issues remain.
Airtel is better off than Vodafone jaggu. I use a vodafone number and it's become a routine these days to keep checking the phone every now and then to ensure I haven't lost connectivity.
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I use Vodafone's postpaid Fusion 1599/- plan.
Moved since then to Airtel's Infinity 1999/- plan which is almost same as the Vodafone plan but with 7GB of 4G data. Earlier today asked the service provider to change my plan to Infinity 2999/- This is again same as the 1999/- but with 15GB of data

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The rates have really gone up!! I believe your this plan is with you for quite sometime.
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