Shimla

Mobile phones

mobile phones
Vodafone
SDA Complex

Gsm

mobile phones
 

It is very easy to get a Prepaid mobile, which is very cheap to get, and calls are cheap too. One needs to give a Photo ID proof and a photograph for prepaid as well as postpaid connection as per the Govt. regulations.

mobile phones
CellOne

Gsm 900, 1800 and 1900 mhz.tri-band

mobile phones
Airtel

Gsm 900, 1800 and 1900 mhz.tri-band

mobile phones
Reliance Telecom

Gsm 900, 1800 and 1900 mhz.tri-band

mobile phones
Reliance India Mobile

Cdma

mobile phones
Tata Indicom

Cdma

mobile phones
Idea

Gsm 900, 1800 and 1900 mhz.tri-band

mobile phones
 

As long as you are in Shimla, the signal strength is pretty good. But as you move towards Kufri and Narkanda, the signal strength deteriorates significantly. In last 3-4 years, these services overall have become much better.

tourist information

There are two main official tourist information centres in Shimla, as well as a small office at the train station that isn't always open. The victory point office is less busy and helpful. It's also near where some government busses leave from.

Near Victory Tunnel, Shimla- Phone: +91-177-2654589

Bye pass road, Shimla, Phone: +91-177-2832498.

internet

Internet cafes are plentiful in The Mall, most of them are concentrated near the lifts. However, it is best to avoid these Windows 98, dial-up connection, poor security and check your mail at the hotels instead. Nearly all hotels have internet access, and it is not terribly expensive either. Expect to pay Rs 50 per hour in a hotel, and Rs 10 outside. The Oberoi Cecil has WiFi in the lounge area with vouchers available at reception. Budget travellers sometimes get a frosty reception here and will be told that internet access is for guests only.

contact

The area dialling code for Shimla is 0177. From overseas, dial +91 177 XXX-XXXX. There are plently of STD/ISD booths. The amount is calculated on a digital meter, and is paid after the call. A short STD call will cost you around Rs 10.