Phone Connectivity in Spiti Valley

Updated : June 2016

 

If staying connected with the outer world is important for you while you are travelling to Spiti valley, following table will help you prepare better. I always carry a BSNL/MTNL Postpaid with me along with Airtel Postpaid.

 

In Spiti valley, only BSNL (both prepaid and postpaid) works in roaming.

 

Table below is based on my usage and experience and it keep changing frequently in terms of new areas added or no signals because of no power or any landslide breaking the cables.

 

So plan your connectivity needs in advance, complete or delay any urgent communication before or after the trip.Data speed is 2G right now, but work is progress of the 3G cabling.

 

  Pre/Post Paid Paid  
Locations Airtel BSNL Sat Phone Comments
Narkanda Y Y
Rampur Y Y
Jeori Y Y
Sarhan Y Y
Wangtoo Y Y
Tapri Y Y
Karcham N Y
Sangla N Y
Chitkul N Y Weak signals
Powari Y Y
Kalpa Y Y
Recong Peo Y Y
Pooh N Y
Spillow N Y
Khab N N
Nako N N
Chango N Y
Sumdo N Y
Giu N N
Tabo N Y
Dhankar N Y
Sagnam N Y
Mikkim N Y
Mud N N
Kaza N Y
Kibber N Y Very weak signals, only near big chorten
Langza N Y Very weak signals
Komic N N
Rangrik N Y
Hull N N
Losar N Y
Kunzum Pass N N
Chandraa Taal N N
Batal N N Y At chacha’s dhaba, paid phone
Gramphoo N Y I was getting weak Airtel signals
Gete N N
Lallung N N

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