India - DEL paid wi-fi
Oct 27, 11, 5:27 pm
According to this page (http://www.newdelhiairport.in/wi-fi-at-t3.aspx), there is free wi-fi at DEL; however, apparently it only lasts for 20 min. Also, various reports suggest that receiving the necessary SMS may or may not work if you don't have an Indian mobile phone number.
So my question is about paid access to this network. Aircel's web page (http://www.aircel.com/AircelWar/appmanager/aircel/delhi?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=P18001595871295431172733) says that its wi-fi costs Rs 15/hour, Rs 25/day. Speed severely capped, but it's cheap. Can I pay without being an Aircel subscriber? Credit card? Buy access codes at convenience stores? if the latter, are there stores selling the codes, domestic airside?
Oct 28, 11, 4:34 am
you don't have to be an airtel or aircel customer....there is a way international numbers work as well....i remember reading about it recently in one of the forums here....
Oct 28, 11, 5:30 am
This blog has a number to send the SMS to instaed of the published number: http://infobytes.in/how-to-access-free-wifi-internet-connection-in-new-bangalore-international-airport/
Oct 28, 11, 9:31 am
This blog has a number to send the SMS to instaed of the published number: http://infobytes.in/how-to-access-free-wifi-internet-connection-in-new-bangalore-international-airport/Your link is about BLR, not DEL.
At DEL, you don't send an SMS; you enter your number on the landing page after connecting via wi-fi, and then they send you the SMS. This is according to the airport web page, see the first link in my original post.
you don't have to be an airtel or aircel customer....there is a way international numbers work as well....i remember reading about it recently in one of the forums here....I would be grateful for any specifics. I have done a fair amount of searching.
Oct 28, 11, 10:40 am
I would be grateful for any specifics. I have done a fair amount of searching.
i'll try to find the info....worse case scenario you can just ask someone in the lounge to help you out....a friend of mine earlier this month asked one of the waiters in the lounge & he was happy to enter his number....
Nov 9, 11, 11:14 am
If you are leaving India, you can
Buy a prepaid data card for about Rs 1400 upwards that you can use where ever you find that provider's signal.
If you have an Indian SIM you can tether your laptop to the your mobile phone.
I have a dongle that supports GSM (quadband, EDGE and 3G (HSDPA) ). I insert my SIM into the USB dongle and use that to access internet.
You don't have to have a data service. You can use any credit you have on your SIM. I suppose, even if you have a SIM for another country, as long as they have a roaming provider in India, and you know their APN, you can still use it.