Your phone may not work in India with any of the local Sim cards unless it is Unlocked. In most of the parts of the World mobile phones are locked to the Telecom Carriers. You will not be able to insert another sim or use it with another carrier. So if you are getting an iPhone from USA make sure its Unlocked. A lot of people are not aware of this fact. Hence they end up buying a new phone which is a complete waste of money. The new phone will not work in the native country. You may end up losing around USD 80-90 on this. Know more about Phone compatibility issueLet’s take example of iphone6 :The iphone 6 is available in 3 models in USA-A1549 (GSM)A1549 (CDMA)A1586A1549 is the most popular and is offered by most of the carriers. But if you are thinking of using these models in India then you will face a lot of problem connecting to the internet. These models do not support 4G LTE frequencies, therefore with these models you will not be able to take advantage of high speed internet. Though 3G is not that bad but for live streaming, booking tickets or hotel rooms and for sharing pictures 4G is the best. The Verizon version of iphone 6 also has CDMA and very few carriers in India support this. Keep in mind that you need an unlocked gsm phone that gets frequencies used in India2G capabilities GSM 900, GSM 18003G capabilities UMTS 900, UMTS 21004G capabilities LTE 850 (5), LTE 1800 (3), LTE 2300 (40)900, 1800These are not typically used in USA. So, foreign travellers generally end up buying a new phone. But, the phone you will purchase will not work at home when you return. Wikipedia has a great article on phone bands so you can learn what you need and you can also look up phone band frequencies elsewhere that apply to your particular phone. Taking a few minutes to do this before you go will save a bundle of money over trying to buy some international coverage from your home cell carrier. Not only that, but having data on your phone in India is a real help in not having to depend on wifi in India, which is spotty at best. Sometimes wifi does not work consistently even in 5 star hotels. How can you save money on buying the new phone?You can get Trabug. It is a smartphone specially designed for foreign travellers and also comes with a 4G sim card. The difference between getting a new phone and Trabug is that you can get Trabug on rental basis. Delivery and pickup of Trabug phone is free of cost plus you can avail unlimited data pack. Get rid of the low speed of wifi in your hotel and enjoy your stay in India. Know more…
Are you planning to travel to India?Before opting for an International Roaming Plan offered by T mobile, read this article. The information shared here will save you a lot of money and you can also travel across India without any hassle.International roaming plans prove to be very expensive and getting a local Sim Card after arriving in India can take a lot of time unlike UK, US where tourists can get pre-activated SIM cards off the shelf.You must be wondering what to do in such a situation. But don’t worry, there is a very elegant solution to this long standing problem. Get Trabug!Trabug is India’s First Travel Phone, specially designed for foreign travellers coming to India and it also comes with a 4G SIM card. You can avail this service on rental basis and save more than 70% on International roaming. Trabug delivers and picks up the Trabug Pack from anywhere in India and that too at no extra cost. So if you are landing in Delhi but leaving from Mumbai, you can still opt for Trabug. Here is a quick comparison between T mobile’s International Roaming plans for India and what Trabug offers: Table 1: T Mobile Postpaid International Roaming Rates T MobileData Charges$15 per MBText Message$0.50 per textTalking$3.59 per minute Table 2: T Mobile Postpaid International Roaming Rates and Trabug’s Flexi Plan T MobileTRABUG (Flexi Plan)Data charges 2000 MB$30000All in just $34.99 and a high-end Smartphone too.Text Message (50)$25Talking (125 minutes)$448.7 It is very clear from the above comparison that Trabug is more economical than T Mobile’s International Roaming Plan for Indiaand you can get Data (internet) across India, on the go, at cheaper rates.So go book Trabug for your next visit to India. Read more about what Trabug offers?
Neha Arora founder of Planetabled faced hardships in her childhood which motivated her to think out of the box and create something unique. After researching and thinking for two years she finally left her career at Adobe to start Planetabled. She loves to travel. She thinks people are not disabled, they are differently- abled.It is every child’s dream to go out for summer vacations with their parents. But have you ever thought about children who cannot travel because of their parents’ disability. Neha was one such child. Her father is visually impaired and mother, a wheelchair user. They both love to travel but it is not easy with their disability to travel. Also, there are so many places which become inaccessible because of lack of facilities.Planetabled has been appreciated everywhere and many people have also volunteered for the trips in terms of support during the trips and money too. It is a Delhi based startup and Neha has organised short trips to Agra and places in Delhi. She is planning on taking trips to Haridwar and Rishikesh soon. INSIGHT ON HOW THESE TRIPS ARE ORGANISEDAs we know there are more than a billion people in this world with different kinds disability. Disabled people also want to travel and explore new places but due to lack of accessible travel options they are unable to accomplish their desires and dreams. Planetabled understands this very well and organises tours and activities accordingly. Planetabled clubs people with different disabilities together in a group for a trip. There are 4 types of trips: Scheduled Group ToursAccompany them for a group trip with Strangers, but people like you, people who are passionate about travelling but have not been able to do so because of their disability. In this the destination is pre-decided and all you have to do is just register with them. Customised ToursIn this you can choose a place of your dreams. You also get an option of choosing whom you want to travel with. You can travel with family, friends, colleagues or even solo. They fill your trip with fun and adventure activities. Romantic ToursYou can Recreate the magic of love with their romantic tour package. Having company of your loved one is a different experience all together. Local City ToursOne day local city tours are organised for different cities. You can explore famous heritage sites, local markets, food etc.
Trabug was at GITB, Jaipur. GITB is actually a 3 days event and stands for Great Indian Travel Bazaar. Companies dealing with Travel inIt was a unique experience and we met some really interesting people from different countries like Bulgaria, Malaysia, Poland, Canada, Paris etc. Here are few glimpses from the event.
India’s first travel phone comes calling!Sunali Aggarwal, Co-Founder, Trabug, talks about a phone designed to facilitate easy communication for foreign travellers in India based on their travel duration and budgets. Trabug is India’s first travel phone that is designed to comply with Indian mobile networks all over the country. It helps one save over 70% of international roaming costs by enabling a local mobile connection with a compatible smartphone. A Trabug pack will be delivered to the guest at the hotel or place of stay upon arrival in India and upon departure, it will be picked up at no additional cost. “Trabug is a first-of-its-kind product in India that we have built and are getting great reviews from our customers,” begins its Co-Founder Sunali Aggarwal, while talking about how the phone has been designed to assist foreign travellers. “We have also added various important contacts like police, hospitals and embassies. You can tap on the device and get to create a hotspot and use internet on other devices. We also help travellers to exchange currency which is done via our Forex partners. Travellers can order currency via the phone and can be delivered to their doorstep.” “In a span of just three months, we have catered to over 100 tourists. This shows that our product is useful and relevant for tourists who prefer to travel on their own without a guide or an agency. We want foreigners to get services and products at fair rates. The platform in the future will also allow travellers to book event tickets, day tours and much more. Since we intend to curate content for them they would have an option from selecting only the best and most relevant options. We want to also focus on optimizing a traveller’s spend per day and obviously the end objective to attract and encourage more tourists to come to India.” Marketing Trabug markets itself via both online and offline channels. It intends to reach out to independent travellers and aims to serve more than 5000 tourists by the end of this year, besides hoping to raise funds to help it scale within India and to other countries. “We are primarily focusing on online marketing; we are active on Google, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We have tied up with privately owned hotels, BnB’s, guesthouses and travel agencies who are focusing on inbound travellers. We are partnering with embassies who host delegates of their respective countries. Medical tourism has been on a rise in India; so we are in talks with various agencies who coordinate on behalf of patients, with hospitals and also manage their stay and transport.” In the next three months, Trabug plans to add a lot more features to the phone and plans to launch in many other countries.
Justin Bieber heart-throb of many will be performing in India On May 10, 2017 as a part of his ‘Purpose Tour’. Mark the date guys as it expected to be India’s biggest musical event in history. Bieber will be accompanied by his troupe of 150 people including backup dancers and choreographers. According to some sources his author film producer mother, Patricia Mallette will also be joining him for his India Tour. The organisers of the show will reach out to Ambani’s or Khans of the bollywood industry for Bieber’s Grand Welcome party. The event will take place at Mumbai’s DY Patil Stadium. Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez will be showing (taking) him around Mumbai city. Gateway Of India, Iskcon Temple, Colaba Causeway and also on auto ride through the streets of Bandra apart from a tour of Film City are the things on his exploring Mumbai list. Apart from Mumbai he’ll be travelling to Jaipur and New Delhi also during his week long stay. The exact itinerary is still to be decided but meeting A-listed singers and actors is also on the list. We will update this post as soon as we get the final itinerary. The Grand opening for the show is expected by Alan Walker. There are rumors that former One Direction member Zyan Malik might drop by during the event. Many Bollywood celebs will also be performing on this mega event. Our own Ms. Funny Bones, Twinkle Khanna will indulge in a tell all session with Bieber’s mother Patricia Mallette. Sonakshi Sinha will be performing on Bieber’s gig. Concert Tickets: The tickets for the concert are available on bookmyshow.com. The tickets can you cost up to 76,000 rupees but that is the price for VVIP. Tickets start from 4,060 rupees and are further divided in 3 categories Diamond, Platinum, Gold and Silver. Places to Stay Nearby: There are various options to stay near the DY Patil Stadium. You can avail discounts on online booking at different sites like expedia.com, bookings.com etc. For best advice and reviews visit tripadvisor.com. What else can you plan?
India is a vast country with a number of tourist places. India is popular for its diversity in culture, history, people, food, adventure and much more. Every year the number of foreign travellers or tourists visiting India are increasing. The number of things you can do can be a little overwhelming. Here is the list of cities you can choose from, according to your interests. This list has be designed specially for first time travellers to India. Ideal trip to India should be for at-least 14 days. Depending upon the time of year you can choose to travel, you can pick one or more of these locations. 1. Goa - famous for thrilling activities and beachesGoa is considered as the party capital of India. It has around 50-51 beaches along its coastline. It’s nightlife is another popular reason why it is flooded with people around the world and Pubs like Tito’s and Montego Bay are among the favorites. You can indulge yourself in a number of adventure sports like kneeboarding, Kayaking, Wakeboarding, Scuba diving, wind surfing etc. Asia’s Largest Musical festival and biggest party for music lovers “SUNBURN” is also organised here every year. Best time to visit: Anytime is fine, but the peak tourist season is from October to January and for more discounts and to experience Goa at its best visit between June to September. Accommodation for 2: Approximately starts from $13 per day. ( Read more ) 2. Delhi - The capital of India.Delhi is the capital of India and also the First stop on The Golden Triangle Tour. People in Delhi are warm and welcoming. Delhi has something for everyone, for people with interest in history there is Red fort, Qutub Minar, Jantar Mantar, India Gate. etc. For people coming with their family Bahai temple, Nehru Planetarium, Lodi gardens, Garden of five senses and for the shopaholics Connaught place, Hauz Khas, Chandni Chowk, Sarojini etc.Delhi has an International airport and very good connectivity with all other cities of India.
You could be visiting India in a group for any purpose, be it a wedding, medical treatment, musical concert, business meeting or plain simple leisure with your family or friends.Whatever the purpose, everyone wants to stay connected and with each other and home, in a foreign country. Trabug understands your connectivity needs and offers solutions customised just for you.Trabug is a travel phone specially designed for foreign tourists coming to India. It also comes with a 4G connection and unlimited data.Trabug has special deals for people travelling together in a group. To know more contact: email@example.com WeddingsHosting or attending a wedding in India? Get in touch with Trabug. You can offer Trabug to your guests or get one for yourself. It will help you sync up with everyone at the wedding, catch a cab, get to the venue, co-ordinate with guests and keep everyone updated of your whereabouts. Trabug is extremely popular with destination weddings. Indian wedding end up becoming a week long event. If you are hosting a wedding in India give your guests Trabug so that they can stay connected with you all the time. You can keep them updated about the various ceremonies that happen during the wedding. Help them feel comfortable while exploring a new place and culture. Medical tourismMedical tourism has grown multiple folds in last few years in India. Due to Inflation in other countries people come to India for their treatment at much lower rates. Another reason for Medical treatment in India is the Quality of care provided at Indian hospitals.There are many multi specialty hospitals in India which aim to provide best treatment to patients. The most popular treatment sought in India by medical tourists are alternative medicine, bone marrow transplant, cardiac bypass, eye surgery and hip replacement.In 2016 citizens of Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Maldives, Republic of Korea and Nigeria availed the most medical visas for India.If you are accompanying your loved one or coming with a patient, get Trabug to keep your family back at home informed about the condition of the patient. Business Meetings, Conferences and ExhibitionsAre you coming for a business meeting or a conference in India ?You cannot completely depend on hotel wifi. They are either slow or not secure. Getting a local connection. Trabug solves this for you. You can pre order Trabug for your next visit to India. Wifi facility which is just few taps away. All this at very nominal charges.