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With the introduction of eSIM India, staying connected in the country just got a lot easier.

So whether you’re here in India for just a few days, weeks, or months – there’s an eSIM for India data pack suited just for you.

In this post, we’ll explain more about eSIMs, why they benefit tourists and travellers in India, and how to purchase an eSIM for India.

What is an eSIM?

An eSIM, or embedded SIM, is a digital SIM card already encrypted within a device. It works like a physical SIM card, allowing users to join multiple cellular networks and access data, calls, and message servicing apps. 

Unlike a material SIM card (which we’re confident will be phased out over the coming years), an eSIM doesn’t require switching out or inserting a new SIM card. Instead, the eSIM is downloaded digitally and activated on your device. We explain eSIM in more depth in this post.

There are simple steps to follow when downloading an eSIM to your device, we’ll cover that below. 

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eSIM in India is super easy to download, and top up if you need more data.

eSIM for India Travel: Is it better than buying a local SIM?

When visiting India, tourists often face the issue of purchasing a local SIM card to stay connected to cellular networks. 

However, this process can be time-consuming, as it requires finding a reliable, honest seller, purchasing the SIM card, often having to provide your passport to register the SIM, and activating the SIM card. 

Then, you may have to try navigating the SIM card in the Hindi language, which is a difficult task for many.

With eSIM India, you don’t need to do the above steps. 

Instead, you can buy and activate an India eSIM on your device without visiting a physical store or navigating the language barrier.

Furthermore, Airalo eSIMs for India can be topped up anytime you run low on data.

India eSIM Data Packs Available for Visitors and Travellers

Airalo currently offers 4 x Data Packs for travel in India

The India eSIM has a reliable connection all over this diverse country.

Therefore, knowing that you will have fast and reliable internet throughout your stay in India provides peace of mind.

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eSIM India – Choose your Data plan

Whether you’re travelling in India independently or have chosen to explore India with G Adventures on a small group tour, stay in the loop with an eSIM for India.

How to Buy eSIM India

The process for how to buy an eSIM is easy. eSIM in India for iPhone and other phone brands should be compatible, but you must check that your device supports eSIM before you buy an eSIM.

Important: Please check this list to see if your device supports eSIM before you buy Indian eSIM online.

Then, you can purchase an eSIM through the Airalo website directly from your phone or device. 

Download the Airalo app, and purchase a data package from the 4 x Data Packs currently available for India eSIM. View all four of them here.

Follow the steps to activate the eSIM for India just before you arrive (remember that the data pack starts from the activation date). 

A Few Tips: 

  • Before you arrive in India, switch from your current mobile provider to the India eSIM provider. Don’t worry; there is a step-by-step guide on how to do it during installation.
  • Most importantly, once your eSIM card is activated, turn off data for all apps you don’t use, including those that can use a lot of data. Apps such as Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, and Netflix will consume your data fast, so only access that once you reach your hotel and access the complimentary wifi. 
  • And, if you want the freedom to instantly send those videos home to friends and family of you enjoying the beauty of the Taj Mahal or tasting delicious food on this street food tour of Old Delhi, the best eSIM for India works like a charm. 

And, if you decide to extend your stay in India, you can buy another eSIM card India on the Airalo app within minutes. I told you it’s convenient!

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Global eSIM to Travel in India & Beyond

Now that you’ve got your eSIM India card (of the digital kind) all sorted, perhaps you need to consider Global eSIM too.

One of the things I love most about Airalo eSIMs for International Travel is that they offer Regional eSIMs and Global eSIMs too. 

So, if you plan to travel to many countries at once (say, around Asia, and then to Europe, for example), your best bet is to purchase a Global eSIM

A Global eSIM (which covers 84 countries) is all you need to stay connected as you travel around. 

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Global eSIMs are great value. Check out the 5 x Data Plans on offer!

Seriously, it’s excellent value and no hassle!

Check out the range of Airalo GLOBAL eSIMs available here and start your world adventures! There are 5 x data plans, starting from just $9 for 1GB, and the most significant Global eSIM is 20GB for $89

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