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Does any prepaid SIM work in Jammu & Kashmir for outside J&K State users?


Date: 18 Jan 2014   Posted By: Nityananda Hazarika     Group: Blogging and Websites    Category: Advertising   

Actually, I am planning to visit Jammu & Kashmir for a 10 day long programme. But I have heard that the pre-paid mobile services for outside J&K State users is not operational in Jammu & Kashmir. Is it? or is there any provider which offer prepaid service in the state for outsiders?

Are you planning to visit Jammu and Kashmir and worried about your phone SIM card? Read this thread to know whether any prepaid SIM will work in Jammu & Kashmir for outside J&K State users.


Author: Amit    04 May 2014      Member Level: Gold     Points : 4  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

You may have already completed your journey by now, but for the benefit of others who are looking for an answer to this question, allow me to respond.

Any Prepaid connection bought from anywhere in India will not work in J&K. (except local prepaid connection bought in J&K)

All Postpaid connections bought from anywhere in India will work in J&K.

J&K currently has the following telecom operators:

1. BSNL
2. Airtel
3. Aircel
4. Reliance

So, if you have a Vodafone connection for example, once in J&K, you phone will roam on one of the above service providers under an agreement by Vodafone and one of them.

I hope this was helpful.


Author: Hafeezur Rahman P    08 May 2014      Member Level: Gold     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

Yes, it is too late to reply on this. However, above member (Amit Mehta) has given prompt reply on this. It is something strange from Government of India and State Government of Kashmir on this issue due to various internal security issue, most probably.

However, it is little awkward for the common Indian who used to travel to Jammu and Kashmir with their prepaid SIM mobile and suffers from tower connectivity issue or no calls allowed. The one who stay for a holiday has to either arrange Post paid SIM in advance or stay with no signal for their pre-paid SIM and use a local land phone for outgoing and incoming calls.





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