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mobile phone charges

by smowmen

hi just returned from a great two weeks in candolim , used my vodafone roaming package while there to keep in touch with home , quite pricey .if a buy a local vodafone sim card what are the charges like ?

cheers smowmen .

Re: mobile phone charges

by Donna_in_India

Definitely get a local sim card! Charges are a few rupees per minute for international calls and about one rupee per minute for local. Vodaphone has a prepaid international card that you can use with your sim card that is even cheaper to use.

Re: mobile phone charges

by Nishk87

Agree with Donna, getting an indian phone company sim card is much cheaper than using your current number. my parents usually use Airtel

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_phone_companies_of_India

Re: mobile phone charges

by blazzing

I believe good idea is to buy local sim card with cheap GPRS and try out service called Freeje - www.freeje.com .Honestly saying website is terrible, service is fine.

Re: mobile phone charges

by blazzing

I believe good idea is to buy local sim card with cheap GPRS and try out service called Freeje - www.freeje.com .Honestly saying website is terrible, service is fine.

Re: mobile phone charges

by blazzing

someone from moberators please delete current and previous post. Sorry for double posting.

Re: mobile phone charges

by mjmaniezzo

Can anyone comment on bringing an Iphone to India and getting a sim card?

Re: mobile phone charges

by blazzing

Hi,

In order to buy sim card in India you need: copy of your passport, visa and a passport photo.Passport photo can be done for 7-12 ruppes almost anywhere in India. All these id's are needed since of Terracts in 2008.

As for Operator Airtel is best option i believe, store can be found in Airport and around country easily.

If you want to avoid extra paper work, you can also buy travel sim card.

But yet still international phone calls gonna be expensive. iFreejer check app store. Suites your needs, saves your costs.

Re: mobile phone charges

by theclaw

Do sim cards to put into IPHONES come just with internation/local calls & texting
or can they be bought with a data pack so you can get online

Re: mobile phone charges

by theclaw

Do sim cards to put into IPHONES come just with internation/local calls & texting
or can they be bought with a data pack so you can get online

Travel Tips for Goa

Palolem Beach

by Pod

Palolem Beach is amazing. i went april 2006. fly into goa and jump in a taxi. about an hour and 20 mins away. talk about the price before you set off to save a few penny's and then hang on but it's so cheap. everything is cheap. beer was 25p a bottle. you'll have no probs getting a hut as theres hundreds. hope this helps as i'm still building my pages. loads to do still. i believe may is the start of their rainy season.
cheers, pod.

Children Walking Tall Charity.

by CEP1863

Children Walking Tall is a registered British charity set up to provide a shelter in which all children, no matter what their background, religion or circumstance can come for healthy food, a shower and change of clothes, a safe/dry place to rest and join in with creative and fun education and also time to do what children the world over should do, PLAY! We felt that the best way we could help would be by starting a charity to provide shelter and food for these children. Rob, Shermina and the numerous volunteers there are dedicated to giving the children something that many of them had not experienced before, a chance of a childhood.

What can you do?

Contact the charity before you travel, they can arrange extra baggage allowance. This applies to both scheduled and charter flights. Monarch Airlines gave me an extra 10kg of baggage allowance. Take out a variety of children's clothes. As well as clothing the children who visit Mango House on a daily basis, the volunteers do runs up to Mumbai and hand out clothing to the street children there too. I took out a variety of shorts, t-shirts, sweat shirts and footwear for distribution. Durable toys that the children can play with are also useful and welcomed by the children. On the day that I visited there was a huge clamour for some of the trucks, cars and other toys that had been donated by previous visitors. Contact Rob or Shermina at www.ChildrenWalkingTall.com and they will do the rest to arrange extra baggage. They will also tell you of any particular needs that they have at that moment.

Please Read

by ak47uk

The time that we were in Goa first in 95 then in 97 it was really cheap to stay in the budget hotels, but just because they are classed as this does not mean that you will be staying in a flea pit, as we found some of the so called budget hotels were excellent. As you know all too well times change and with many more people finding out about Goa the prices will rise, thats life. There were a few hotels and restaurants being built when we were there to catch up with the 21st century, but I found Goa at the time to be one of the least expensive place that we have ever had the pleasure to visit, for food, accommodation, transport and just about every-thing else that you could mention, but as I found with Thailand after going there in 1984 and then returning in 1990 the prices in Thailand had trippled, so my VT site on Goa is what we paid at the time and hopefuly things havn't changed that much, as like the people and the place there is never any rush only a wish to be happy and content like us all.

Treatments...

by BluBluBlu

Because of the local economy Goa is dead cheap for medical treatments. My own Dentist this year said that Goa is at least 75% cheaper than UK. So if you need dental treatment...glasses...or even a boob job...it'll be much cheaper than Western Europe. I've met loads of people...including two women who were 'too' proud of their boob jobs!;) So consider local treatment...but do get reccomendations first.

Travel from Bombay to Goa

by Escadora7

[Blast from the past - A letter from my folks detailing what is was like travelling from Bombay to Goa around 1950s/60s]

Travelling to Goa was a totally different scene - it took us 4 days to travel from Bombay to Goa. Travel was done in a 'First Class' coupë - which had an attached bathroom, hat stand, etc. and also a room for the attendants, they don't make those steam engines any more. By the end of the journey, we were covered in black soot - ofcourse, that's when the attached bathroom came in handy!

Changed trains at Pune - spent time in the 'First Class' restroom for the connecting train which arrived about 10 hours later for Miraj or Londa Stations.

Changed again at Miraj / Londa Stns after another endless wait for train to Goa.

A long wait at 'Castle Rock' Stn. which was the border of Maharashtra and Goa. Here the suitcases were checked by Customs (like u have at airports today) and after another long wait entered Goa territory and were welcomed by the Portuguese soldiers with their affable nature.

Papa (as all other travellers) would then go to the local tavernas and he would give us the finest Port wine made in Porto, Portugal and we clinked glasses and toasted 'salutë'!

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