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India is the world's fastest growing Wireless market,with 752 Million mobile phone subscribers. It is also the second largest telecommunication network in the world in terms of number of wireless connections after China.

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[edit] Cellular Operators

[edit] Airtel

Bharti Airtel Limited (known as Airtel) is the largest Indian telecommunications company operating in 20 countries across South Asia, Africa and the Channel Islands.

APN settings

  • username: (blank)
  • password: (blank)
  • APN name: airtelgprs.com

[edit] Aircel

APN settings

  • username: (blank)
  • password: (blank)
  • APN name: aircelgprs.com

[edit] Vodafone

APN settings

  • username: (blank)
  • password: (blank)
  • APN name: portalnmms ( only for WAP )
  • APN name: www ( for full Internet )

[edit] MTNL

3G setting for mobile

Profile Name - MTNL3G

APN - mtnl.net

Username - mtnl

Password - mtnl123

Proxy - 10.10.10.10

Port - 9401

3G Settings for DATA CARD

Profile Name - MTNL3G

APN - mtnl.net

Username - mtnl

Password - mtnl123

Authentication (if option available in Data Card)-None

[edit] Reliance

APN settings

  • username: (blank)
  • password: (blank)
  • APN name: rcomwap (or) rcomnet (or) smartnet

[edit] BSNL

APN settings

  • username: (blank)
  • password: (blank)
  • APN name: bsnlnet

[edit] Idea Cellular

APN settings

  • username: (blank)
  • password: (blank)
  • APN name: internet (or) imis

[edit] Tata Docomo

APN settings

  • username: (blank)
  • password: (blank)
  • APN name: tata.docomo.internet (or) DOCOMOINTERNET (or) TATA.DOCOMO.INTERNETHVC (or) Tata3g

[edit] Virgin Mobile

Virgin Mobile India is an MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) that operates using Tata Docomo's GSM/CDMA network. (GSM & CDMA)

APN settings

  • username: (blank)
  • password: (blank)
  • APN name: m.vbytes.in (or) vinternet.in

[edit] Loop Mobile

Loop Mobile (Formerly BPL Mobile) is a provider of mobile phone service in India. It uses the latest EDGE (Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution) and NGIP (Next Generation Internet Protocol) technology.

APN settings

  • username: bplmobile
  • password: (blank)
  • APN name: bplgprs.com

[edit] Prepaid plans

It's not such an easy thing to get a prepaid SIM card in India for foreigner; to get one, you usually have to provide several documents:

  • PAN Card
  • Passport
  • Driving license with Pincode
  • Electricity or telephone bill showing residential address with Pincode along with a recent photograph.

[edit] Aircel

Aircel offers a Start-up kit which includes an Aircel Prepaid SIM card, customer engagement form and prepaid booklet. The kit costs 25 MPR (INR)/ 0.5$ with a Validity period of a lifetime and Tariff Validity for one year.

[edit] PocketInternet cards

Card Price Free Browsing upto Additional Free Benefits Validity (Days)
5 INR/ 0.1$ 50 MB N/A 1
14 INR/ 0.28$ 250 MB N/A 3
29 INR/ 0.58$ 750 MB 5 regional and 5 international songs. Lifetime BLYK membership. 7
98 INR/ 1.98$ 3 GB 30 regional and 10 international songs 30
251 INR/ 5$ 9 GB 150 local Aircel to Aircel Minutes (3GB/month) 90

[edit] How to activate

To activate any of these plans, just call 121 and follow the options.

[edit] How to get Pocket Internet settings

  • Just SMS PI to 121 (toll-free).
  • On sending the SMS, you will receive a confirmation SMS.

[edit] How to top up

You can recharge your Aircel mobile phone (online ).

[edit] Vodafone

[edit] How to get a Prepaid

Buy from a Vodafone Stores:

Step 1: Fill up a Prepaid Enrolment Form (either download it from the official site or get it at the nearest Vodafone Store or Vodafone Mini Store.)

Step 2: Get your documents ready. To have a Vodafone connection, you will need a self-attested photo and an ID proof with your signature. Get any one of these as ID proof.

Step 3: Once you have all your document ready, you need to submit them at the nearest Vodafone Store or Vodafone Mini Store.

Step 4: Choose your Tariff plan (see details)

Online everywhere

  • USB Stick - you can make the most of your Internet connection with Vodafone’s sleek plug & play Mobile Connect USB stick. It supports 3G speeds.(see details)
  • Mobile Connect - you are always connected with direct Internet access by means of your Vodafone mobile phone, you just plug your mobile phone into your PC or laptop and may start browsing. (see details)
  • EDGE Data Card - your laptop is now your mobile office, with real-time access to the information you require. The EDGE Data Card gives you the access to the Internet and your company server. (see details )

[edit] 3G Prepaid Tariff plans

Recharges Allowance (MB) Validity (Days) Charges on usage beyond allowance within validity
25 INR / 0.5$ 25 MB 1 10p (0.002$) / 10KB
102 INR / 2.06$ 204 MB 30 10p (0.002$) / 10KB
251 INR / 7.6$ 1 GB 30 10p (0.002$) / 10KB
451 INR / 13.2$ 2 GB 30 10p (0.002$) / 10KB
755 INR / 17.2$ 4 GB 60 10p (0.002$) / 10KB
1250 INR / 25.3$ 5 GB 60 10p (0.002$) / 10KB
2501 INR / 50.6$ 12 GB 30 10p (0.002$) / 10KB

[edit] How to activate

To activate or deactivate visit the nearest Vodafone Store or call 111

[edit] How to top up

Prepaid online recharge

You can recharge your Vodafone Prepaid mobile phone (online)

Vodafone M-Shop

  • Call 53333 (toll free)
  • Select '1' to recharge any Vodafone Prepaid connection
  • Press '1' to recharge your Vodafone mobile phone number.
  • Once done, enter the payment amount and select a payment option (credit card only)
  • Enter your credit card details
  • After the transaction has been completed, you will be informed about it over your phone. You will also receive an SMS confirming your payment.

eTopUp

All you need to do is walk down to any nearby store that displays the vodafone signage or to a Vodafone Store or Vodafone Mini Store and tell the dealer your vodafone number plus the amount you want to recharge (recaharge is available for any amount, starting from Rs10). Then your Vodafone mobile phone wil be recharged in a second and you will also receive an SMS confirmation.

Recharge cards

You may easily recharge your Vodafone mobile phone with recharge cards ranging from 10 INR (0.2$) to 2599 INR (53$)

How to do it:

  • Scrape the silver panel at the back of recharge card to show the 14-digit code
  • Call 140 (toll free) from your Vodafone mobile phone.
  • Key in the recharge code.
  • Press # to continue.
  • If you want to recharge on screen, type *140*< 13-digit recharge code ># and then press 'Ok'.

Direct Top-Up

All you have to do to recharge your mobile is send an SMS or walk into any partner bank’s ATM and get your Vodafone prepaid account recharged instantly. An account in one of these banks is required: Bank of Punjab, Centurion Bank, Citibank, Corporation Bank, Development Credit Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IDBI Bank, Axis Bank, SBI or any of its associate banks. (see details)

[edit] MTNL

[edit] Mumbai

[edit] GPRS Prepaid Plans

Pay Per Use tariff takes 1p (0.0002$)/ 10 KB

Name Free Data Price Validity Activation Process Post Free GPRS Usage Charges
GPRS Coupon 14 250 MB 14 INR 3 days SMS RCH 14 to 444 1p (0.0002$)/ 10 KB
GPRS Coupon 98 1 GB 98 INR 30 days SMS RCH 98 to 444 1p (0.0002$)/ 10 KB
[edit] 3G Data Packs
Name Price Talk Value Free Data Free Talk Value Validity
3G 22 22 INR / 0.45$ 0.25 INR / 0.005$ 250 MB 0 1 day
3G 99 99 INR / 2$ - 130 MB 12 INR / 0.24$ 30 days
3G 250 250 INR / 5.06$ - 500 MB 14 INR / 0.28$ 30 days
3G 450 450 INR / 9.12$ - 1 GB 16 INR / 0.32$ 30 days
3G 499 499 INR / 10.11$ 0.46 INR / 0.009$ 25 GB - 7 days
3G 750 750 INR / 15.2$ - 2 GB 18 INR / 0.36 30 days
3G 1199 1199 INR / 24.3 0.45 INR / 0.009$ 6 GB - 90 days
3G 1650 1650 INR / 33.43$ - Unlimited 96p / 0.02$ 30 days
3G 2500 2500 INR / 50.66$ - Unlimited 20 INR / 0.4$ 60 days
3G 4500 4500 INR / 91.19$ - Unlimited 98p / 0.02$ 180 days
[edit] How to activate

All MTNL Prepaid customers have preactivated 3G/GPRS. For any assisstance you should dial 1503 (toll free) from your mobile.

[edit] How to top up

GPRS Recharge Buy one of the recharge coupons and use one of the following options:

  • Dial *400# 16 digit PIN No.# from your prepaid mobile.

or

  • Dial 400 and follow the IVR instructions.

or

  • Dial 9869556677 from any number to recharge any MTNL prepaid mobile.

3G Data Packs can also be recharged through web recharge.

[edit] Delhi

[edit] 3G Data Packs
Name Price Free Data Usage Free Talk Value Validity
3G 50 50 INR / 1.01$ 60 MB 14 INR / 0.28$ 30 days
3G 99 99 INR / 2$ 130 MB 4 INR / 0.08$ 30 days
3G 250 250 INR / 5.06$ 0.5 GB 5 INR / 0.1$ 30 days
3G 450 450 INR / 9.12$ 1 GB 6 INR / 0.12$ 30 days
3G 650 650 INR / 13.17$ 2 GB 7 INR / 0.14$ 30 days
3G 850 850 INR / 17.22$ 5 GB 53 INR / 1.07$ 30 days
3G 1099 1099 INR / 22.27$ 10 GB 62 INR / 1.27$ 30 days
3G 1500 1500 INR / 30.4$ 15 GB 13 INR / 0.26$ 30 days
3G 1650 1650 INR / 33.43$ Unlimited 11 INR / 0.22$ 30 days
3G 20 20 INR / 0.4$ 250 MB 25p / 0.005$ 1 day
3G 449 449 INR / 9$ 50 GB 46p / 0.009$ 7 days
3G 849 849 INR / 17.2$ 100 GB 47p / 0.009$ 15 days
3G 1199 1199 INR / 24.3$ 5 GB 45 p / 0.009$ 180 days
[edit] How to top up

Buy one of the recharge coupons and use one of the following options:

  • Dial *400# 16 digit PIN No.# from your prepaid mobile.

or

  • Dial 400 and follow the IVR instructions.

or

  • Dial 9868199900 from any number to recharge any MTNL prepaid mobile.

[edit] Reliance

[edit] How to buy

You can get prepaid connection in the nearest Reliance Mobile store or buy it from independent sales agent or direct sales agent. (see details)

[edit] Prepaid Data Packs

Broadband on Mobile Phone / Phone-as-a-modem:

Buy a Reliance 3G Data Card (SIM-based device) from the nearest Reliance World or Reliance Mobile Store and than select the best tariff plan.

There are two cards:

  • 7.2 Mbps USB Data Card: 2,000 INR / 40.5$
  • 21.6 Mbps USB Data Card: 4,499 INR / 91$

Volume Based Plans:

Plan Price Free Quota Validity (Days) Validity in districts
3G Weekly Pack 65 INR / 1.32$ 195 MB (Triple Dhamaka Offer) 3 Delhi
3G Plans 300 MB 108 INR / 300 MB (Triple Dhamaka Offer) 30 All
3G Plans 750 MB 208 INR / 4.21$ 750 MB (Triple Dhamaka Offer) 30 All
3G Plans 1.5 GB 408 INR / 8.27$ 1.5 GB (Triple Dhamaka Offer) 30 All
3G Weekly Pack 96 INR / 1.95$ 125 MB 7 All
3G Plans 100 MB 97 INR / 1.97$ 1000 MB 30 All
3G Plans 250 MB 198 INR / 4$ 250 MB 30 All
3G Plans 500 MB 397 INR / 8$ 500 MB 30 All
3G Pack 1 GB 649 INR / 13.15$ 1 GB 30 All
3G Pack 2 GB 749 INR / 15.18$ 2 GB 30 All
3G Pack 3 GB 899 INR / 18.2$ 3 GB 30 All
3G Pack 5 GB 1,199 INR / 24.3$ 5 GB 30 All
3G Pack 10 GB 848 INR / 17.18$ 10 GB 30 Only West Bengal & Kolkatta
3G Pack 10 GB 1,499 INR / 30.4$ 10 GB 30 All
3G Pack 15 GB 1,799 INR / 36.5$ 15 GB 30 All
3G Pack 21 GB 2,100 INR / 42.6$ 21 GB 30 All

Daily / Monthly Plans:

Plan Price Free Quota Overage Charge Validity (Days) How to activate
3G Day Plan 20 INR / 0.4$ 75 MB 10p (0.002$) / 10KB Till midnight dial *565*020#
3G Week Plan 96 INR / 1.95$ 125 MB 10p (0.002$) / 10KB 7 dial *565*096#
3G 108 Plan 108 INR / 2.19$ 300 MB 10p (0.002$) / 10KB 30 dial *565*108#
3G 208 Plan 208 INR / 4.21$ 750 MB 10p (0.002$) / 10KB 30 dial *565*208#

Note: Triple Dhamaka Offer valid till 31st Oct 2011

Or Pay As You Go plan is available with no rental and Usage Charge 10p(0.002$)/ 10KB

To get data usage details on your prepaid Mobile SMS MBAL to 55333(toll free).

[edit] How to top up

You can recharge your Reliance mobile account online

[edit] Idea Cellular

[edit] GPRS Prepaid Plans:
Recharge Data Usage Bundled Service Validity (Days)
5 INR / 0.1$ Get 50 MB Free Data usage. Post free usage charges: 10paise(0.002$) / 10KB. Dial 53555 for activation. Offer is also available only on paper. Daily rental applies even on non-usage days 1
9 INR / 0.18$ Get 68 MB of free GPRS browsing daily. Post free usage charges : 5 INR(0.1$) / 1 MB. Daily rental applies even on non-usage days. 1
13 INR / 0.26$ Browse at 1paise (0.0002$) / 10KB. Daily rental applies even on non-usage days. 1
16 INR / 0.32$ Get 500MB of free GPRS browsing. Post free usage charges: 2ps(0.0004$)/10KB. 4
25 INR / 0.5$ Unlimited WAP and DATA Browsing. Daily rental applies even on non-usage days. 1
96 INR / 1.96$ Get 1 GB of free GPRS browsing. Post free usage charges : 10ps(0.002$)/10KB 30
148 INR / 3$ Get 2 GB of free GPRS browsing. Post free usage charges : 10ps(0.002$)/10KB 30
[edit] Netsetter - Prepaid Plans:
Recharge Talk time Charges Data Usage Bundled Service Validity (Days)
195 INR / 3.95$ 0 2 INR / MB Unlimited with 5 GB FUP *Rs.195 is applicable only for new customers on first recharge. 30
30 INR / 0.6$ 25.2 2 INR (0.04$) / MB 13 MB 0
50 INR / 1$ 43.33 2 INR (0.04$) / MB 22 MB 0
95 INR / 1.92$ 0 2 INR (0.04$) / MB 512 MB 30
100 INR / 2$ 88.66 2 INR (0.04$) / MB 44 MB 0
199 INR / 4$ 0 2 INR (0.04$) / MB 1 GB 30
399 INR / 8.1$ 0 NA Unlimited 30
550 INR / 11.14$ 0 NA Unlimited 45(Card validity is for Lifetime)
[edit] 3G Prepaid Plans:

Trial Packs:

Price Bundled Usage Additional benefit* Validity (In days) Charges after Free Usage
8 INR / 0.16$ 10 MB 10 MB 1 5ps (0.001$) /10KB
52 INR / 1.05$ 50 MB 50 MB 3 5ps (0.001$) /10KB

Usage Based:

Price Bundled Usage Additional benefit* Validity (In days) Charges after Free Usage
103 INR / 2.08$ 100 MB 100 MB 30 5ps (0.001$) /10KB
200 INR / 4.05$ 250 MB 250 MB 30 5ps (0.001$) /10KB
450 INR / 9.12$ 600 MB 600 MB 30 5ps (0.001$) /10KB
599 INR / 12.14$ 1024 MB 1024 MB 30 2ps(0.0004$)/10KB
750 INR / 15.2$ 2048 MB 2048 MB 30 2ps(0.0004$)/10KB
850 INR / 17.22$ 3072 MB 3072 MB 30 2ps(0.0004$)/10KB
1250 INR / 25.3$ 5120 MB 5120 MB 30 2ps(0.0004$)/10KB
2501 INR / 50.7$ 12 GB NA 90 2ps(0.0004$)/10KB
5000 INR / 101.3$ 30 GB NA 125 2ps(0.0004$)/10KB

Rate Cutter:

Price Rate Validity (In days)
58 INR / 1.18$ 1p (0.0002$)/ 10 KB 30

Note:Additional benefit applicable only upto 31st Dec 11. Validity includes date of recharge

[edit] How to activate

Here you can find some tips on activation process.

[edit] Tata Docomo

GPRS Prepaid Packs for districts of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra & Goa, Mumbai, Orissa, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, UP East and UP West.

Price Free Usage Details Validity Days Post Free GPRS Usage Charges
149 INR/ 3.02$ 8 GB 30 10p(0.002$)/10KB
95 INR/ 1.92$ 4 GB 30 10p(0.002$)/10KB
65 INR/ 1.32$ 2.5 GB 30 10p(0.002$)/10KB
48 INR/ 0.97$ 1 GB 21 10p(0.002$)/10KB
33 INR/ 0.67$ Night Pack with 1 GB between 11PM and 7AM 30 10p(0.002$)/10KB
15 INR/ 0.3$ 500 MB 3 10p(0.002$)/10KB
11 INR/ 0.22$ 150MB with INR500 free content 2 10p(0.002$)/10KB
5 INR/ 0.1$ 50 MB Till midnight on day of recharge 10p(0.002$)/10KB

*Note: GPRS Pack of INR48 (0.97$) gives a benefit of 2 GB if recharged via Paper Voucher.

GPRS Prepaid Packs for district of Haryana:

Price Free Usage Details Validity Days Post Free GPRS Usage Charges
149 INR/ 3.02$ 8 GB 30 10p(0.002$)/10KB
115 INR/ 2.33$ 4 GB 60 10p(0.002$)/10KB
95 INR/ 1.92$ 4 GB 30 10p(0.2$)/10KB
69 INR/ 1.4$ 2.5 GB 30 10p(0.002$)/10KB
33 INR/ 0.67$ Night Pack with 1 GB between 11PM and 7AM 30 10p(0.002$)/10KB
26 INR/ 0.53$ 1 GB 7 10p(0.002$)/10KB
15 INR/ 0.3$ 500 MB 3 10p(0.002$)/10KB
11 INR/ 0.22$ 150MB with INR500 free content 2 10p(0.002$)/10KB
5 INR/ 0.1$ 50 MB Till midnight on day of recharge 10p(0.002$)/10KB

GPRS Prepaid Packs for district of Karnataka:

Price Free Usage Details Validity Days Post Free GPRS Usage Charges
149 INR/ 3.02$ 8 GB 30 10p(0.002$)/10KB
95 INR/ 1.92$ 4 GB 30 10p(0.002$)/10KB
65 INR/ 1.32$ 2.5 GB 30 10p(0.002$)/10KB
48 INR/ 0.97$ 1 GB 21 10p(0.002$)/10KB
33 INR/ 0.67$ 750 MB 7 10p(0.002$)/10KB
15 INR/ 0.3$ 500 MB 3 10p(0.002$)/10KB
11 INR/ 0.22$ 150MB with INR500 free content 2 10p(0.002$)/10KB
5 INR/ 0.1$ 50 MB Till midnight on day of recharge 10p(0.002$)/10KB

GPRS Prepaid Packs for districts of Kolkata, RO W.Bengal:

Price Free Usage Details Validity Days Post Free GPRS Usage Charges
149 INR/ 3.02$ 8 GB 30 10p(0.002$)/10KB
95 INR/ 1.92$ 4 GB 30 10p(0.002$)/10KB
65 INR/ 1.32$ 2.5 GB 30 10p(0.2$)/10KB
15 INR/ 0.3$ 500 MB 3 10p(0.002$)/10KB
11 INR/ 0.22$ 150MB with INR500 free content 2 10p(0.002$)/10KB
5 INR/ 0.1$ 50 MB Till midnight on day of recharge 10p(0.002$)/10KB

GPRS Prepaid Packs for district of Punjab:

Price Free Usage Details Validity Days Post Free GPRS Usage Charges
99 INR/ 2$ 4 GB 60 10p(0.002$)/10KB
95 INR/ 1.92$ 4 GB 30 10p(0.002$)/10KB
33 INR/ 0.67$ Night Pack with 1 GB between 11PM and 7AM 30 10p(0.002$)/10KB
26 INR/ 0.53$ 1 GB 7 10p(0.002$)/10KB
15 INR/ 0.3$ 500 MB 3 10p(0.002$)/10KB
11 INR/ 0.22$ 150MB with INR500 free content 2 10p(0.002$)/10KB
5 INR/ 0.1$ 50 MB Till midnight on day of recharge 10p(0.002$)/10KB

3G Prepaid Data Packs are available for districts of Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra & Goa, Punjab, Rajasthan and UP West, but they may differ slightly depending on the district.

Price Data Benefit Validity (Days) Post Free Usage with Validity left
9 INR/ 0.18$ 10 MB 1 10p(0.002$)/10KB
11 INR/ 0.22$ 10 MB 1 10p(0.002$)/10KB
21 INR/ 0.43$ 25 MB 2 10p(0.002$)/10KB
39 INR/ 0.79$ 50 MB 3 10p(0.002$)/10KB
90 INR/ 1.82$ 100 MB 30 10p(0.002$)/10KB
201 INR/ 4.06$ 250 MB 30 10p(0.002$)/10KB
351 INR/ 7.1$ 500 MB 30 10p(0.002$)/10KB
601 INR/ 12.16$ 1 GB 30 10p(0.002$)/10KB
751 INR/ 15.2$ 2 GB 30 10p(0.002$)/10KB

[edit] How to top up

For all GPRS packs other than INR 5 ( 0.1$) buy special EVD recharge from retailer. For activation of pack send SMS GPRS to 121.

To get Internet settings send SMS INTERNET to 52270.

[edit] Loop Mobile

Loop Mobile does not offer any 3G services.

Here are some prepaid plans that include Internet traffic:

  • GOING FOR GREAT PLAN - II includes 2 GB per month for 3 months at the price of 72 INR(1.46$) or 58 INR(1.18$) depending on the chosen talktime.
7 days 500 MB 88 INR / 1.78$
30 days 2 GB 349 INR / 7.07$

[edit] How to top up

Recharge vouchers

Buy a prepaid recharge vouchers of any denomination at any Loop Mobile Stores. You may recharge:

  • Through IVR - Get your recharge PIN by scratching the recharge voucher and dial 50500 (toll free) and follow voice instructions.
  • On screen recharging - Get your recharge PIN by scratching the recharge voucher,

type *123*<14 digit PIN># and then press OK.

Etop

This option is available through retailers, you may pay the retailer the money for the amount of recharge you want and in return the retailer does recharge for you.

Auto Debit

All you need to do is just send an SMS or walk to the nearest partner Bank ATM, the required option here is to have an account in one of these banks: Citibank, ICICI Bank or IDBI Bank.

Online Recharge

You may recharge your Loop mobile phone online.

[edit] VoIP applications

[edit] GPS and other navigation applications

[edit] Restaurants, hotels and other recommendation applications

[edit] Social Networking applications

[edit] Special Travel applications

[edit] Wi Fi Networks

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