If you’re looking to get internet all over India, it is possible with a 3G wireless stick. I discovered this while doing some research at an Internet Café in Bilaspur, India. There was a kid there named Ani. He knew not only who offered it, but how much it cost, and where I should go to get it.
Oh, and at 15, his English was nearly perfect. (Another topic for another time…)
In Bilaspur, the Tata Docomo Office is at the V.R. Plaza on Link Road (at a mall-type set-up).
It’s unlikely you’ll be in Bilaspur as a traveler, so just look for or ask for the Tata Docomo office nearest wherever you are if you want to buy a 3G Wireless Card in India.
Tata Docomo has two options for plans, with several options under each, pre-paid and post-paid.
If you are traveling in India and don’t have an address forTata Docomo to use, then your option is to go with the Pre-Paid option.
Under the post-paid option, you get 5GB of download at full-speed (up to 3Mbps/sec.) Once you have exceeded that, your speeds drop to 128k/sec. until you recharge again.
The cost for me was (again, pre-paid) 3,000 Rupees.
In order to get the wireless stick, I had to give them a copy of my passport, a copy of my driver’s license, and a separate passport-sized photo, which they stapled to the application.
If you’re looking for a wireless Internet option in India while here on a short-term Visa (or maybe even a longer one), and don’t plan on establishing an Internet connection into an apartment or house, this might be a good option for you. It has been a great option for us so far.
Now we just need to figure out how to share the connection so that we can both be on the Internet at the same time.
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