So either you get roaming activated for 10 or 30 days on your Indian phone number like so (for post paid users):
Or you walk into a 7-Eleven and get prepaid SIM cards like one of these:
|This actually cost $53.85|
|Had activation instructions on it|
The box had multiple SIM Cards (from 2 different operators - T-mobile
One of those would definitely suit any handset you may have.
You have to pick one
|To sign up, you follow the instructions provided on paper attached to the SIM Card you chose|
- I choose T-mobile Nano SIM (Number 4 above) for my MOTO G5s plus.
- Worked without any issue.
- No ID Card or Passport was required to be submitted when purchasing or activating the SIM
- The sign up process involves you:
- visiting a website
- selecting the current option (Bring your own phone)
- punching in the SIM card number of the SIM you chose
- selecting if you need a new phone number or reuse an existing one (I am guessing its for the times when you want to resuse a number you had gotten assigned from the last time you used the same card) - I chose "Assign a new number" - it asked me for the PIN Code of the area I would spent most of my time in
- Finally - email address, DOB and password for setting up an account - you could sign in via facebook as well
- Then you just restart the phone and make a call to your friends phone to get your own phone number
If you notice, the Airtel 30 day scheme gives you 5GB which is a lot more than the 1.5GB that you get with Net10 - but with postpaid connection you always have a risk of overrunning your consumption and running into expensive bills. The talktime that airtel gives you (500 mins local) is more than what you can possibly use in 2 weeks to a month here.
Besides, if you are going to be using lyft or uber, its always better to hve a local number so that you can get in touch with drivers.