Mobile connection for foreigner in India is not a big task, because PAN India Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited introduced unlimited special prepaid plans for Foreigner short term mobile connection who visited India with unlimited voice, data and free SMS, and these are the regular available tariffs as normal and premium guest plans under GSM mobile services available with overseas SIM distributors.
Generally, a foreigner should carry their International SIM card of their country for their mobile connectivity with Voice, Data and SMS in India which results with huge charges, but to avoid that, a foreigner is now having a chance to avail a new prepaid mobile connection with new SIM card from Government telecom company with complete mobile services (Voice / Data / SMS) for their period of stay in India.
After issuing the local mobile connection of BSNL, a foreigner can use the BSNL SIM card in their mobile with in India even with ISD services and unlimited free voice, data and SMS within India for a specified period with the new BSNL Prepaid Guest Plans (Normal and Premium) providing with full talktime on Top Up cards, so have a look at the detailed tariff
BSNL Foreigner Prepaid Plans and Tariff
|Particulars||BSNL Guest Plan Premium||BSNL Guest Plan Normal|
|MRP of BSNL Plan||Rs. 629||Rs. 489|
|Voice Charges||Unlimited Voice Calls to any Network in Home LSA and in National Roaming including Mumbai and Delhi|
|Data||Unlimited data with speed reduced to 40 Kbps after 2GB/day||Unlimited data with speed reduced to 40Kbps after 1GB/Day|
|SMS||Free 100 SMS/day||Free 50 SMS/day|
|Plan Validity /Above Free Usage Validity||30 days|
|Additional facility||Full Talk Value on Top Up Rs 500 as regular offer through any mode (Online Recharge, My BSNL App, Retailer Recharge)|
The new BSNL prepaid Guest plans for foreigner short term mobile connection with the above tariff is available on PAN India basis in all the circles with effect from 8th April 2019, from this date any foreigner may have BSNL prepaid mobile in their pockets with unlimited connectivity during the time of stay in India.
BSNL Guest Data Plan for Foreigner Short Term Mobile
|Particulars||Foreigner Guest Data Plan|
|MRP of the data plan||Rs. 389|
|Plan Validity||30 days|
|Freebies offered in Pack||Unlimited data with speed reduced to 40 kbps after 1GB/day + Free 100 SMS/day|
The above new data plan for Foreigner/Sort term mobile connection under GSM prepaid mobile services is available from 28th May 2019.
For both the above plans (Combo Plans & Data packs), all other terms and conditions are allowed as Per BSNL Corporate Per Minute Plan.
When a foreigner visits India he/she can approach the BSNL CSC / SIM distributor available in International Airports to get a short term prepaid mobile connection.
The valid documents like VISA and PASSPORT are mandatory to submit to BSNL for issuing and activation of Short Term Foreigner Prepaid Mobile Connection.