How to Get a New Mobile Sim Card in Delhi

It is very easy to get a new sim card in Delhi, there are basically three ways for a tourist to but a new mobile sim card in Delhi. First one is you can simply buy this at New Delhi airport. Secondly you can order this at your door step and third is most smartest way , you can reach out any mobile store available around your hotels. Before making any purchase ask for plans, check for validity and internet data balance.

There are many operators available in Delhi like Airtel, Vodafone Idea, Reliance JIO. As per my personal experience Airtel is best to go with, Airtel provides a seamless network across the country. Also recently in a mobile network survey Airtel takes the first spot among analysis of several use cases like high definition (HD) video calling , 1080p video streaming , web browsing , download thorough put and latency.

How to purchase a Airtel Sim Online?

During this pandemic situation Airtel is offering doorstep delivery of sim cards, with in Delhi, where you can avail this service in just two simple steps. Login to website , Navigate to new prepaid sim card webpage, Select from the available package and enter the details to schedule a doorstep KYC. Once you submit this form , Airtel customer support will help you with delivery day and time of appointment.

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Select the package and schedule a door step delivery, same way you can also opt for other service providers as well like Reliance JIO and Vodafone Idea is also providing door step delivery of new sim card. After submitting the form a customer support agent will connect with you to verify details and to confirm the time and day for the appointment.

At the time of visit of Airtel delivery partner be ready with following documents.

  1. Proof of Identification
  2. Proof of Address

Once the Airtel receives the complete set of documents , your new prepaid connection will be activated with in 4 hours .

Buying a sim card at Delhi Airport – You will find an Airtel store in Delhi international airport, located in terminal 3 between exit 4 and 5, opposite to international arrivals and next to costa coffee. Here they will ask you for a copy of passport and visa, they themselves take a photocopy of your documents. Before you approach this store , you can check the available plan online by simply connecting with Free Wifi available at Delhi airport

See how can you connect your phone with Free Wifi!

  1. Switch on Wifi and select GMR Free Wifi on your device
  2. Enter your mobile number and input OTP received
  3. Using the OTP set your 4 digit numeric pin to access high speed internet for 2 hours.
  4. If your unable to receive OTP, you can directly approach Wifi team available at information kiosk in case you have non working international number.

After getting connected with internet, you can simply log on to and check out various plans with validity . Before leaving any shop or store in India do check your change amount you receive, some times they trick tourist by giving you smaller denomination notes and in hurry you don’t count the money.