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Can I import sim card from USA for personal use. Please share ur idea

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No one will stop you from importing sim card. But no permission required to use it in India.

However, satellite phones require permission.

Note: Due to lack of details in query, assumed it is mobile sim card.

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NEED USA real number for receive SMS only
Any suggestions please

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rikeezx wrote:

NEED USA real number for receive SMS only
Any suggestions please

There is a solution for your requirement using the Google Fi service.
But are you ready to pay $20 per month for that?

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bdatta1981 wrote:

There is a solution for your requirement using the Google Fi service.
But are you ready to pay $20 per month for that?

Fi service is costly I can share if any body using it need abot 10 SMS per month.
Fi service not available in my area.

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rikeezx wrote:

Fi service is costly I can share if any body using it need abot 10 SMS per month.
Fi service not available in my area.

Tell me, where do you want use this phone number?

I will get you free number for life.

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rikeezx wrote:

Fi service is costly I can share if any body using it need abot 10 SMS per month.
Fi service not available in my area.

I agree that it’s costly but you get a real US number and not a VOIP one that is not supported by most banks and financial institutions like Chase for sending SMS based OTPs.

Google Fi works by using the available mobile networks in the area e.g. Airtel, Vodafone, Jio, etc. Are none of these available in your area?

Where do you intend to use the real US number to get SMS?

You can get a Google Voice number too or any other virtual (VOIP) phone number providers like textnow.com, 2ndline.co, etc. for free and use it if the website where you are trying to use the number supports VOIP numbers.

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bdatta1981 wrote:

I agree that it’s costly but you get a real US number and not a VOIP one that is not supported by most banks and financial institutions like Chase for sending SMS based OTPs.

Google Fi works by using the available mobile networks in the area e.g. Airtel, Vodafone, Jio, etc. Are none of these available in your area?

Where do you intend to use the real US number to get SMS?

You can get a Google Voice number too or any other virtual (VOIP) phone number providers like textnow.com, 2ndline.co, etc. for free and use it if the website where you are trying to use the number supports VOIP numbers.

Google fi not accept my pin code when try to sign-up any trick , is any body using it in India

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rikeezx wrote:

Google fi not accept my pin code when try to sign-up any trick , is any body using it in India

It’s recommended to get Google Fi activated in USA and then get it through some friend to here and use it.

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rikeezx wrote:

Google fi not accept my pin code when try to sign-up any trick , is any body using it in India

I had used it in 2018 when I travelled to Europe and then on day of departure I used in India as well.

You will receive a US number for Fi service any country that you use the number in apart from the US will be considered as international roaming. The Fi sim will latch on to best available local network for service.

I create a new google account with US address to register for Fi and then used my brother’s US credit card for billing as I needed a US billing address too for it.

I didn’t avail a physical sim card though. As I had google pixel 2xl back then I activated Google Fi on my phone’s e-sim and used it for a 2 weeks, deactivated it on return and paid my bill then.

It’s a bit expensive but for the amount of data that I used it turned out to be the cheapest for my trip. I made calls worth around 20 minutes and used 20gb data in 2 week period. The bill came out to be around 80USD to 100USD if I am not wrong.

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