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Hello,

I would be visiting India in December, 2017, to renew my visa. As I had admin processing last time I applied for a visa, it would most likely go for admin processing again. So, I may need to stay in India for about 2 months. My parents in India, use a USB dongle for internet access (of course their requirement and usage is very limited). However, I will probably need to work on my research which means remote desktop connection from India, sometime go for Skype calls with my advisor, etc. I am not sure how good the USB dongle's are, I have never used one. Could you suggest what are the options to get high speed reliable internet connection in India for a short time? I stress on short time as I do not want to sign any yearly contract or something.

Also, I found out that many applications for internet connections require Aadhar card which I don't have. I do have passport, however, it would probably be with the American Consulate if it goes for admin processing. I will make copies of it, but I am not sure if it would work without the original.

Any ideas or help would be appreciated.

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Sandipan

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Hi sandipan_b2002

The easiest way is to go for Local Internet. A lot of companies are offering high-speed internet for around Rs400-500(If you pay a little more, you will get more data). Though most of them provide 3,6 and 12 months offers, it is not mandatory. You can pay monthly and then get it terminated after two months. The only main expense might be buying a router.

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Tell us about your location: Pune, Hyd, Nagpur, Bhilai, etc.?

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I got a SIM card, put it into one of dad's old phones and turned it into a wifi hotspot. Worked pretty well for a month Very Happy

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