Are you an international visitor or traveler arriving in India on e-Visa? If yes, you will now enjoy a free pre-paid mobile SIM card. This service was launched in early 2017; and a savvy business traveler must take advantage of this exciting facility. The service first rolled out in IGI Airport Delhi, but visitors will enjoy this facility in 15 other airports in India. Using this service is easy; and the following is a breakdown of how you can use this free pre-paid mobile SIM card in India. First, you must be an international traveler to India to enjoy this service.
There are designated counters at the airports where you will be asked for copies of your passport; as well as your e-Visa document. Once the e-Visa number is confirmed, you will receive an SMS that will activate the service accordingly. You will be delighted to know that this free SIM card comes with free talk airtime of Rs.50 and about 50mb worth of data. Keep in mind that after activation, the card will be valid for 30 days. If your e-Visa expires first, then this card will also expire. If invalid, the facility will disconnect automatically. To this end, be sure about your e-Visa expiry so that you are not caught unaware.
After receiving the free SIM card from the airport counter, you will be required to sign a receipt. The documents signed will be a Welcome Kit and Free SIM. Activating this SIM card is not complicated at all. After inserting it in your mobile device, you will be required to send an SMS to a number provided, stating the expiry date of your e-Visa. Follow the provided format so that this process can be a success. It will not take more than an hour to get the feedback on activation. You will also receive details on your e-Visa number, expiry and even mobile number.
This free SIM card for international visitors arriving on e-Visa is supported by BSNL, which is the largest telephone service provider in India. To this end, any problem encountered can be directed to their online portal. There is also a BSNL App to download and this will make your overall experience even better. As a business traveler, you need to communicate effectively on the go. When traveling to India, this facility will definitely go a long way in providing that seamless connection. This free pre-paid incentive is worth taking full advantage of.