Mobile Contracts in India

You can choose between taking out a mobile contract or buying a prepaid card. Usually, tariffs for contracts are better and there are special options available, such as free-minutes bundles. Some providers also offer reduced rates to international destinations. On the other hand, contracts usually stipulate a minimum length of 12 to 24 months.

To get a mobile phone contract you usually need to go to one of your provider's shops and fill out an application. You have to provide proof of identity (passport with visa, Indian driving license) and proof of address (residence permit, utility bill).

Most providers require security payments, but that should usually not cost more than five US dollars. Your SIM card will be activated after your application has been processed. Usually, it takes about 24 to complete the entire process.